The New Year!

January 6, 2013

As the clock ticked in the midnight,
Fireworks flashed through the sky.

Explosions heard everywhere,
Not to wake up but to put people into intoxicants.

Drums fell on deaf ears
For the lame to dance on the darkest hour.

The end relished, the beginning perished
Without a sense of ownership.

The lonely New Year Sun rose quietly
Only empty streets to watch its glory and beauty.

A deadly silence spoke in volumes
Of the time that we are in now.

A ray of hope pierced through the earth
Looked for the values deep hidden.

The majestic Eagle kept wondering
If man would ever learn new ways of celebration

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  1. Jayashree Patnaik

    This is a great wake up message. It is indeed an irony that the new year is started with inactivity and lethargy. This trend will hopefully change as awareness and spirituality spread across the world.

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  2. Nithya

    No words to express.. . Few things can oly b felt rather to say.. Kadavul ipdi ela dha irupar na, na ungala kadavul a pakaren.. Luvvvvv uuuuuuuuu loads my dear guruji. Ungaloda darisanan enku kidaikadha nu romba aluga thonudhu. Nd i ve cried sumtyms.. Its immense pleasure of being yr devotee:) stay wit me. N off course u ll. U ve to:)Coz u blessed me so wen i wished u to b wit me.:)

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  4. Ganesh kumar

    JAI GURUDEV

    I am fortunate to be with you and Grateful for guiding me.
    The poem invoked a thought.

    Is it going to be a dawn of new life cycle!

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  5. sohini chakrabarti

    Thank you so much Guruji for sharing yourself so intimately with all of us…my pranam at your lotus feet….lots of love to You & Your creation!…Jaigurudev…Sohini

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  6. swathi swaroopa rao

    Jai Guru Dev,thank u so much for such a beautiful poem,which is so simple to understand n lots of meaning…Hope this year awakens al our people to know their true human values which they have left behind…Love,peace n joy is our essence of life…Hope all of us realize this for our better nation n become a true human being….Love u a lot guruji….We R all blessed to have u in our lives….Jai Guru Dev…. <3… πŸ™‚

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  7. Tejinder

    Respected Gurudev,

    May Your Message Illuminate The Minds of Humanity !!

    Thankyou for ‘ REFLECTION’ on stark realty.

    Regards,

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  8. DR.VANDANA SHAH

    MERE PRIY,
    KABHI BHI HUM NE TO MAHESUS NAHI KIYA AKELAPAN,
    TU HI TO HAI HAMESHA MERE PAS PAS.
    ITANA GAHERA HAI TERE SATH MERA APNAPAN,
    AB TO PURI DUNIYA LAGATI HAI MERE AAS PAS.
    IS NEW YEAR MAI,
    HUM BHI SABHI RUKAVAT KO TODKAR TERE PAS AANA CHAHATE HAI,
    PARAMPREM KE PREM KA MADHUR JAM PINA CHAHATE HAI.

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  9. Sunny Sewal

    I can say this post as Divine post Really heart touching Poem πŸ™‚ every words have own Depth πŸ™‚ Love you Guruji

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  10. Punam jaiswal

    Jgd .we r so fortunate to welcome t new sun in such awaken & blissful state .just by the gift of Sri sri

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  11. Malini Mulki

    Pranaam Guruji, Wow ! Gurudev makes time for everything ….
    This poem reminds me of Gurudev’s earlier master-piece…Main hoon Manzil mai hoon safar bhi — main hi musafhir hoon…

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  12. Anand Krishnan

    Awesome Guruji !! You are showing us a complete new perspective… With GOD in my life.. my LIFE can just be beautiful and a learning every moment…

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  13. Gayathri

    Dear Gurudev, I like the poem and just realised that its so true(as always!) !!
    I have decided to change my celebration style for the new years to come. Will welcome the New Year Sun with my cheerful smile and prayers :-).
    Jai Gurudev.

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  14. rashi datt

    My Guru is the best, You are my GOD my everything,
    My Bhajan for you Gurudev- Guru ke binaa gyaan nahin, Guru kirpaa aparampaar,
    Guru shakti Guru bhakti, Guru shradhaa Guru dayaa….

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  15. Dipika Das Mahapatra (@krdm93)

    Dearest GURUJI, YOUR NEW YEAR POEM was so beautiful and soul touching . Each word carried such depth and concern. However much i get put down by life’s hurdles i don’t forget that I am very blessed and lucky to have YOU in my life. And now to be so close to YOU in the Ashram relishing moment to moment and feeling grateful for everything. May i be useful to YOU in all the great work YOU are taking up for a STRESS FREE & VIOLENCE FREE SOCIETY. May I be able to contribute selflessly towards a wonderful loving society.

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  16. Snehal Prabhu

    Guruji Koti Koti pranam,Guruji”If man would ever learn new ways of celebration”these words are so touching. Bless us Guruji so that we all collectively strive to make the world a better place to live. Jai Gurudev

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  17. sarika

    Gurudev your words are always so beautiful, profound, simple& the most natural.Every time I am wonder stuck by the perfection of your words…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Namita Malik

    Each word has depth like an ocean…….so blessed to be with you in this time πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Gratitude Guruji….love you all ways and always…JaiGuruDev!!

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  19. gauri

    compassion to action in the last 2 lines The majestic Eagle kept wondering
    If man would ever learn new ways of celebration- really touched me but left me with a feeling of spreading this ‘new’ way of celebration to many more. thank you Guruji

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  20. Deepika

    When you said our day begins at the break of the dawn, I realized the fallacies/immaturity of wishing someone (for birthday) at the stroke of midnight…
    How we get carried away by western culture even in the micro aspects of our lifestyle…
    What a beautiful poem, Gurudev…

    Tasmaye Sri Gurave Namaha….

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  21. MANIKANDAN

    woooww. Guruji. Great lines.. Esply the finishing lines.. When YOU are there everything will change. I am very proud to be a Part of YOU. Jaigurudev

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  22. sudha

    simply superb..definately a blessfull n gracefull beginning foir all of us:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ lots of love to my guruji:-)

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  23. Sanjay Garg

    The rays of hope of the New Year’s sun searching for mankind…who continues to lament “there is no hope left”

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  24. tanmoy sabud

    Jai gurudev
    we are blessed to have guru like you in our life.

    With respect and tons of love

    tanmoy sabud from Nigeria

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