|Writings - New Year's Messages - 2006|
Close the eyes first. … [Meditation. As we emerged out of meditation, Swamiji had us sing Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum many times.] I wish you a very, very, very Happy New Year, 2006. [Applause.] Thanks.
Time is God. From the very beginning, he has become the Time God and has brought himself the sky and sun, day and night, and has made the weeks, months, and years. He has been continuing eternally as the Time God. And this year, it is 2006—God’s Year.
My message is to you, the messengers, and, through you, to all those who will meet you, hear you, read your writings, and listen to your words. Time-space is one, and that Oneness is the same sense in terms of knowledge. Only a human being, after he has developed as a child, becomes the recipient of the very unfoldment of this sense of Oneness. He keeps that Oneness at heart and becomes clear in his vision that Oneness alone is the Reality, the Truth, the Love, the Light, the sense of forever Oneness. He knows and practises the knowledge that “I am Pure, Free, Forever,” which is unlike the knowledge of his birthright, that “I am the body, senses, mind, intellect, ego, and soul.” It is for practical purposes that he knows that “I am a mind, I have a body, I have a name, and I have the knowledge of the things, forms, and worldly qualities.”
But the message is: Please, keep the clear vision and pure heart, or pure knowledge, that Truth alone is, Love alone is, Light alone is, and Pure Awareness is the only universal Existence, Consciousness and Bliss—Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum, Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum. Thus, love all. Be united with the space of compassion, kindness, togetherness, and sympathy. And live the life of the highest, exalted Awareness, being tuned in to your own self-effulgent Being, the Self-effulgence, the Light Pure and Free. Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum. Here, the message is over. [Laughter and applause.] …
[After this message, Swamiji continued to give satsang, and songs were sung. We then moved outside to Chidaakash View for a New Year’s day lunch, when the clouds suddenly opened, revealing a beautiful winter sun. Many speeches were given, and satsang continued on for five hours. Here are a few of the points that Swamiji also gave in honour of the new year.]
We should celebrate the first day of the year always, for at least the whole year. People hope that when they wish you a happy new year, it is for the whole year. But every single day, you have to say it; not only say it, you have to make the person happy. …
It is 2006, and you have come to know that it is the year of Pure Consciousness. If you say, “I am Pure, Free, Forever,” then that attention is Pure, Free, Forever, that science is Pure, Free, Forever—not the scientist, and not the object on which he experiments. … It is the year that has come out of Oneness in time. You have expressed your happiness. Happiness is the name of Oneness. Happiness is that which never can be born, so it is never increased, nor does it grow older. Happiness never decreases, nor does it get destroyed. So our manifestation is of Happiness. Just as we give the example of a mirror and its light or surface, of a bulb and its light, and of the sun and its light—which are not separate in any way, although we use two words—in the same way we say, “Oneness and Happiness,” or “Purity and Happiness.” Only on the level of his physical entity as a born being, a human being is not made capable to know that he is born of Happiness, that he is born of Oneness, that he is born of Love. He always thinks that he is born of his mother and father, that he is born as a body and not the Light, not the Love, not the Knowledge. So he divides. When this divisive state gets eradicated or eliminated, then it is maximum Happiness. That means that beyond that, there is no such thing that there could be more happiness. …
Guru Updaysh [Teachings] is Guru. It cannot be changed. Millions of years have passed, but whatever I have said, it will never change. So that which is Unchanging is being expressed through the medium of changes. We love the changes also, because without changes, the Unchanging cannot be known. If your mind were not changing, you would not be able to know that Unchanging exists. In order to reach that Unchanging exists and That Thou Art, we do satsang, and satsang is the constant talk of the Source, the Self, the Sat. Wherever you are, talk about Me, about Sat. … The highest service is just to listen to Guru. That is service. Service to Guru is listening to those words which he says: You, Me, are the same—Pure, Free, Forever. Why does Guru say this? Because you have a sense of mind that says, “I am not pure, I am bound, I am to die.” That is why again and again he says that even if you are born as a human being, you are the Source. And the Source is throughout. …
Where is that Space where time and space is not? Only when you close your eyes. This is it. Here, time is not, space is not. It is Pure, Free, Forever. So the practise is: I am Pure, Free, Forever. The result will be that impure body will not be held in the mind; bound body will not be held in the mind; death-ridden body will not be held in the mind. That will be the result, which means that the mind of a human being will not be the mind. The mind will then be transformed, or it will be lit or dissolved in the Space. That Space is called Shyam Space. That is God Space. That is Love Space. That is the Space of Oneness. …
My blessings to everyone, and again and again a Happy New Year to you. The Supreme Reality has brought this time to be like this. He himself has brought all of us to be like this. He himself has given us the knowingness to experience this, to experience the joy of participation and sharing with each other, of expressing ourselves, and actually thanking the same Self, which is the Centre, which is You. …
January 1, 2006
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