Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Beautiful start to the New Year

Swami made my day yesterday by showing me yet again His powerful presence in my life and brought a smile to my lips.

We subscribe to the Bal Vikas magazine and it usually reaches us by post during the 1st week of every month. But surprisingly, it reached us yesterday afternoon. :) I felt so blessed that Swami chose to come home on the New Year Day. It's we people who make a fuss about New Year, etc. For Swami, every moment is new and He says that only when we start changing old habits and develop new ones, does the year truly become new. Still, for our joy, He does things that make us happy.

There was a beautiful picture of Swami in the inside cover of the magazine. He has a charming smile on it. Also, a few of the messages that I read in the magazine were so apt and I thanked Swami for the same. These are real gems.

One was this -- "Be convinced that there is a God, guiding and guarding us. Remember Him with gratitude. Pray to Him to render you pure. Love all; serve all. Join good company. Visit temples and holy men."

Another was -- "Bear all and do nothing. Hear all and say nothing. Give all and take nothing. Serve all and be nothing."

I was very touched by this one, which I have read many times earlier too --

"God draws you to Him to re-form and re-shape you. God is a kind of smith who repairs broken, leaky and damaged 'human-ware'. He is adept at fixing broken hearts, fragile minds and warped intellects, feeble resolutions and fading faith. Come to Him with hands that salute in prayer, hands that are eager to serve. Then, He fills them with loads of Grace."

I also loved this one -- "It is is always preferable to approach God for the fulfillment of your wants, rather than cringe before others, who themselves are but tools in the hands of God. In his own silent way, God will transform the mind and turn it towards spiritual practices and successful spiritual pilgrimage.

He cannot allow His children to lose their way and suffer in the jungle. When you approach God and seek His help and guidance, you have taken the first step to save yourself. You are then led to accept His will as your own. Thus, you achieve peace."

A couple of stories that I read were also wonderful. Thank you Swami for your reassuring presence on New Year Day. :)



  1. He has myriad mysterious ways to reach out to us indeed :) thank you for sharing sis!

  2. Each of these dictums from Swami serve as timely reminders and sustenance. thank you for sharing through your post. keep writing! Sairam.

  3. Beautiful. Swami never losses an opportunity to teach us and let us know that He is guiding and guarding us. What a fantastic Lord we have! Good to put all this down; this inspires you and others.