New Year Message for 2021

By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

Dear Brothers and Sisters in God,

I send all of you my warmest wishes for a Happy New Year. It is my deepest prayer that the new year, 2021, is one that takes us out of darkness into the Light.

The year 2020 that we have just passed through has been a difficult and challenging time with this historic global pandemic affecting people all over the world. I offer my deep gratitude to all of you for your noble service to humanity. You have made great sacrifices whether as frontline essential workers or by quarantining at home so as to save countless lives by not spreading the virus to others. As difficult as it has been, God’s blessings and love are smiling upon each of you for your love and service to all of God’s children around the world. 

My heart goes out to each of you and your families during this difficult time, whether you are dealing with illness, financial struggles, or the loss of a loved one. Many ask how we can best deal with life’s struggles. The good news is that we are not alone. When we look within, we would discover that God is always with us, guiding and protecting us. God loves each of us tremendously. We can experience God for ourselves through meditation.

By sitting in silence and focusing our attention within, we come in contact with the divine Light and Sound of God. Through absorption into this current, we witness spiritual vistas of beauty, Light, inner Music, and godly love, and attain union of our soul with God.

 No matter how dark life is outside, through meditation we can tap into the inner Light that fills us with lasting peace and happiness.

For this reason, I have chosen the slogan for the new year to be:

Bask in the inner sun in 2021.

Within each of us shines an inner sun. This sun is the Light of God glowing in every soul. When we meditate, we experience the inner sun radiating eternally. While the outer sun sends waves of light to our outer eyes, the inner sun brings wave of the Light of God to illumine our inner eyes. The godly Light touches our heart and soul, filling it with divine love, peace, and joy. By basking in God’s Light, our soul dances in ecstasy. Through meditation we can bathe in the inner sun anytime we wish. 

When the darkness of life overwhelms us, meditation on the inner Light fills us with happiness and peace. We gain renewed strength to face life’s challenges. We also discover that the same sun within us shines in all other human beings. When we recognize our unity, outer differences melt away and we want to serve others as one family of God. Then, we not only enjoy the inner sun but radiate that sunlight wherever we go. We become an instrument of Light to illuminate the darkness. As each of our individual Lights shine brighter, we form one large Light to brighten the entire world.

I pray that 2021 fills each of you with Light, spiritual love, peace, and lasting happiness.

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