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Entering the New Year 2016

New Year Message by HH Radhanath Maharaj

Discovering-Practical-Spirituality-Photo-of-Man-Thinking-Against-a-Marvelous-Sunset“A new year is a land mark in our lives and a time for reflection on where we have been, where we are and where we want to go. It’s also time to ponder on our failures  and mistakes in our spiritual lives. In the path of Bhakti every occasion and everything is for the purpose of transformation. If the previous year bought sufferings in our lives we can take solace in the fact that all sufferings and punishments in this world are for our healthy rectification. Today we need to meditate on what I really want in life.”

determination“It’s very important for us, practicing spiritualists, to take regular inventory of our lives. To transform our consciousness and connect to the Lord of our hearts we need guidance and shelter. On this day let’s resolve to go, with determination, to where we really want to go in life.”

radhanath swami1“To achieve meaning filled success in our lives, we need strength beyond ourselves and association of sincere souls. We also need to resolve to take shelter of the holy names of God and soberly remember that today we are one year closer to death. At the same time we need to meditate on our purpose in life and that will guarantee an eternal life, beyond the temporary existence of this world.”