Sai Ram Friends,
I apologize sincerely for this delay in wishing you a very happy new year 2013.
Sometimes for most of our lapses,we can only give some excuses,and it
is happening in all the spheres of life,including our
relationships,our professions,our day to day lives.I am also doing the
same.And this is our lives,always avoiding our social,moral,spiritual
responsibilities and giving one or the other excuse.We simply live for
ourselves and we have forgotten to do even small things for the
others,even when they don’t require much of out time,money and
For 2013 I want to share following words-
I bid farewell to what goes,
I greet what comes;
for what comes cannot be denied,
and what goes cannot be detained.”
I also wish that we all grow spiritually in this new year.
They say there are five obstacles to Spiritual Growth-
1.Ignorance of the true nature of Reality.
2.Clinging to the transitory.
3 A version to the unreal.
4.Identification with a constructed self.
5.Fear of death.
Let all these five obstacles be removed in your lives in 2013.
There is a beautiful passage in Upajjattha Sutta—
‘The five remembrance——
“I am of the nature to grow old,
I cannot escape old age.
I am of the nature to have ill health.
I cannot escape ill health,
I am of the nature to die,
I cannot escape dying,
All that is dear to me and everyone I love,
Are of the nature of change,
There is no way to escape
being separated from them.
I cannot keep anything
I came here empty handed,
and I go empty handed.
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my action
MY ACTIONS ARE THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND.”
So friends,Wish you a veru happy,prosperous and fulfilling year 2013.
With warm regards,
Ever yours in Baba’s grace