New Year Message

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

My work is to rouse the awareness of the essential divinity of man. I have appeared in this age to indicate the way unto men. The way is: simplify your life, purify your heart. Slay egoism and pride, cultivate cosmic love, practise self-discipline. Serve all. Love all. Hear, reflect, meditate. Enquire and know yourself. Live in the Eternal.

There is only one language, the language of the heart. There is only one law, the law of cause and effect. There is only one religion, the religion of love. There is only one sun, one moon, one sky, one Brahman, one Supreme Spirit and one consciousness. Feel the oneness everywhere. Realize the satchidananda atman, the common thread of consciousness that links all names and forms. All diversities, all differences, all qualities, which are mental creations, will totally vanish.

Bask in the sunshine of divine love. Anoint yourself with the oil of selfless service. Wear the raiment of purity. Eat the bread of the name of the Lord. Drink the divine ambrosia of meditation on God. Perfume yourself with the scent of charity and abundant giving. Dive into the divine source and draw inexhaustible strength. This divine source is full of bliss, peace and joy. It is perfect harmony and pure delight. Thrice blessed are you all. Be ever happy. Move on merrily. May God bless you all!