We surrender to Thee
this evening all that is artificial and false, all that pretends
and imitates. Let it disappear with the year that is at an end.
May only what is perfectly true, sincere, straight and pure subsist
in the year that is beginning.
O Lord! Grant that this
year may be the year of Thy Victory. We aspire for a perfect faithfulness
which would make us worthy of it.
Glory to Thee, O Lord,
who triumphest over every obstacle!
Grant that nothing in
us may be an impediment to Thy work.
Lord, grant that everything
in us may be ready for Thy Realisation. On the threshold of the
new year we bow down to Thee, O Lord, Supreme Realiser.
Will be the year of
O Lord, all those who
take t in the divine work implore Thee that by a supreme purification
they may be liberated from the domination of the ego.
A year of silence and
expectation… Let us find, O Lord, our entire support in Thy Grace
The world is fighting
for its spiritual life menaced by the rush of hostile and undivine
Lord, we aspire to be
Thy valiant warriors so that Thy glory may manifest upon the earth.
Glory to Thee, O Lord,
conqueror of every foe! Give us the power to endure and share in
The hour has come when
a choice has to be made, radical and definitive.
Lord, give us the strength
to reject falsehood and emerge in Thy truth, pure and worthy of
O Lord, the world implores
Thee to prevent it from falling back always into the same stupidities.
Grant that the mistakes
recognised may never be renewed.
Grant lastly that its
actions may be the exact and sincere expression of its proclaimed
The earth will enjoy
a lasting and living peace only when men understand that they must
be truthful even in their international dealings.
O Lord, it is for this
perfect truthfulness that we aspire.
Lord, it is Thy Peace
we would have and not a vain semblance of peace, Thy Freedom and
not a semblance of freedom, Thy Unity and not a semblance of unity.
For it is only Thy Peace, Thy Freedom and Thy Unity that can triumph
over the blind violence and the hypocrisy and falsehood that still
reign upon earth.
Grant that those who
so valiantly struggled and suffered for Thy Victory, may see the
true and genuine results of that victory realised in the world.
At the very moment when
everything seems to go from bad to worse, it is then that we must
make a supreme act of faith and know that the Grace will never fail
Forward, for ever forward!
At the end of the tunnel
is the light…
At the end of the fight
is the victory!
Lord, on the eve of
the new year I asked Thee what I must say. Thou hast made me see
two extreme possibilities and given me the command to keep silent.
Don't speak. Act.
Don't announce. Realise.
Lord, we are upon earth
to accomplish Thy work of transformation. It is our sole will, our
sole preoccupation. Grant that it may be also our sole occupation
and that all our actions may help us towards this single goal.
O Lord, Thou hast decided
to test the quality of our faith and to pass our sincerity on Thy
touchstone. Grant that we come out greater and purer from the ordeal.
Lord, Thou hast told
us: Do not give way, hold tight. It is when everything seems lost
that all is saved.
My Lord, here is Thy
advice to all, for this year: ``Never boast about anything, let
your acts speak for you.''
No human will can finally
prevail against the Divine's Will. Let us put ourselves deliberately
and exclusively on the side of the Divine, and the Victory is ultimately
The greatest victories
are the least noisy.
The manifestation of
a new world is not proclaimed by beat of drum.
A Power greater than
that of Evil can alone win the victory.
It is not a crucified
but a glorified body that will save the world.
O Nature, Material Mother,
thou hast said that thou wilt collaborate and there can be no limit
to the splendour of this collaboration.
At the very bottom of
the inconscience most hard and rigid and narrow and stifling I struck
upon an almighty spring that cast me up forthwith into a formless
limitless Vast vibrating with the seeds of a new world.
To know is good,
to live is better,
to be, that is perfect.
This wonderful world
of delight waiting at our gates for our call, to come down upon
We thirst for perfection.
Not this human perfection which is a perfection of the ego and bars
the way to the divine perfection.
But that one perfection
which has the power to manifest upon earth the Eternal Truth.
Let us prepare for the
Hour of God.
Salute to the advent
Let us serve the Truth.
Men, countries, continents!
The choice is imperative:
Truth or the abyss.
young, never stop striving towards perfection.
No words - acts.
The world is preparing
for a big change.
Will you help?
Blessed are those who
take a leap towards the Future.
Let us all try to be
worthy of Sri Aurobindo's centenary.