Sri Chinmoy’s New Year’s Message for 1983



The year 1983
Will be the year of the seeker’s glory:
Glory within, glory without,
Glory illumining, glory abiding —
A oneness-glory
Between the self-giving seeker
And his life-transforming God.

— Sri Chinmoy


Sri Chinmoy during the New Year’s Meditation


The New Year’s Meditation for the public was held on December 12, 1982, at Washington Irving High School in Manhattan. At the end of the programme, Sri Chinmoy delivered his message for the New Year.



Sri Chinmoy chooses to begin his 57th volume of Ten Thousand Flower-Flames with seven poems (no. 5601-7) that relate to the year 1983 and the theme of meditation.

The year of meditation

This entire year, 1983,
Has a very special significance.
This is the year of meditation.
I most sincerely urge you
To meditate, meditate, meditate!
Alone or with others,
At home or anywhere,
Whenever you are free
Meditate, meditate, meditate!

The golden opportunity

As God’s choice Hour does not arrive
Every hour, every day, every week,
Every month or even every year,
Who knows, a year of this kind
May not appear again for a long time.
If you want to become God’s choice instrument,
Then avail yourself of the golden opportunity
That this year of meditation offers.

Meditate, meditate, meditate!

Meditate, meditate, meditate!
Pay more attention to your meditation.
Spend more time in meditation.
Meditate soulfully, prayerfully and devotedly.

If you do not meditate

If you do not meditate,
Then your heart will remain insecure
And your mind will remain impure.
With an impure mind
And an insecure heart
You will not be able to please
Your Beloved Supreme.

Purity and security

Security, which is confidence,
You badly need.
Purity, which is inner assurance,
You badly need.
Both purity and security can and will come
Only from your meditation.

Your Master’s inner guidance

Whether you are meditating
In your Master’s physical presence
Or somewhere else is unimportant.
No matter where you are,
If you think of your Master
And meditate soulfully,
You are bound to get his inner guidance.
And this inner guidance,
Which is his inner oneness with you,
Will last forever and forever.

Be regular, punctual and sincere

In your early morning meditation
Be regular, be punctual and be sincere.
If you do not meditate regularly and punctually,
The Supreme will forgive you,
Your Master will forgive you,
But you will never be able
To forgive yourself, never!
If you deceive yourself in your meditation,
There will eventually come a time
When you will spontaneously become
Absolutely sincere.
Then it is you who will not be able
To forgive yourself.

Published in Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 57