NEW YEAR MESSAGE
Calendar makers calculate the years and declare that this day is New Years Day. But lapse of time is to be calculated in proportion to the work accomplished, rather than the revolution of our earth around the sun. For each individual, there is a New Year Day, a day that marks the completion of his revolution round the sun, that is to say, the awakened effulgent intelligence, capable of conferring on him discrimination and detachment. Enquire into the will of God, discover the commands of God, guess what will please Him most and, regulate your life accordingly. Do not harden your heart through greed and hate. Soften it with love. Cleanse it through pure habits of love and thinking. Use it as the shrine, wherein you install your God. Be happy that you have within you the source of power, wisdom, and joy.
Divine Discourse: 14 January 1970