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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year MMXI

For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"


New Year Musings 2011

The lord has graciously let us enter the new day in year 2011 blessing us with a new day in this new year with all the joy and happiness it brings to us all.Another day has dawned that will bring, no doubt, its equal share of joys n sorrows like before, since both exists side by side and neither can exist alone in a vacuum. We can only experience deeper joys if our sorrows were profound enough to leave us wiser and compassionate human beings with lot more understanding and love to sail across the river of life.

Every moment of our life calls for celebration as Lord calls out to us to rejoice in everything but often we are too busy to pay attention to the hesitant and tremulous voice of the moment, which silently passes away from the periphery of our vision, lost for eternities altogether, only to be recalled in the moments of quiet contemplation, only if the time permits or the time stands still for any reason. Only then can we have a glimpse of the quiet splendor reposing in that fleeting moment.

It brings its own gifts of blessings or curses, as it might seem at that particular moment of time but in the long run everything, in fact every single bit has its rightful place in the scheme of things, as it weaves very distinctive and unique beautiful patterns/motifs in our lives, whose luminous radiance permeates to the very core of our beings. Most of the time we are unaware of the brilliant light radiating around us, as we tend to disbelieve the role of divine intervention and guidance in our lives.

But in the divine scheme of things nothing is irrelevant, meaningless or worthless. Only our short sightedness or myopic vision leads us to believe in such crass and crude classifications, which we apply very frequently in every sphere of our lives, choosing to disregard our inner voice or conscience which exhort us to tear away the veils of illusions, to reach at the doorway of the ultimate shrine of truth where everything is just perfect and beautiful. At that moment, when we discover the ultimate truth, dichotomy or the polarity of the reality tend to disappear as remembrance of the fact emerges from the deep and dim vortices of our unconscious that everything is a part of a whole. The communion in silence or quiet contemplation paves ways for epiphanies, which in turn leads to insights or revelations, which were next to impossible in the shrill and strident cacophony of our day-to-day lives.

This calls for moment of remembrance and thanksgiving and celebration for those countless moments, which may have gladdened your heart, or those dark grim and sorrowful moments that you might want to wish away. But those darkest hours brought out the most beautiful inner light of your being to the forefront for everyone to see, in which your inner strength and calm resolve and quiet determination shone like a star, giving courage and hope to countless others.

May the golden light of the glorious dawn shower, divine blessings, bring serenity, joy and equanimity in every one's lives. May the golden light of blessings surround you for years to come.


I wish to share these prayer with everyone.

A New Year's Prayer

Dear Lord, please give me
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come.
Amen.

Unknown


New Year Prayer

God grant us this year a wider view,
So we see others' faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,
Neither the adult ... nor the young.

Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget
The irritations that caused us to fret.

Freely forgiving for some offense
And finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand
And trying in all ways to understand;

That all of us whoever we are ...
Are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small ... the good and bad,
The young and old ... the sad and glad

Are asking today; Is life worth living?
The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind
And Kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.

By giving love, we can start this year
To lift the clouds of hate and fear.

Helen Steiner Rice

My new year wish for every one

Let the rainbows lend their hues
to your each & every dreams
illuminate them like stars
to shine amidst the darkest nights.
May joyous songs reverbrate in
your lonely chaotic hearts
May joy, peace & hope be
thy guardian angels
showering blessings
guiding thy steps
in the journey
meandering through the lifetime.

Have a joyous and blessed new year 2011.

19 comments:

Bhushan said...

Very nice expressions of an enlightened heart. Happy New Year to you and everyone around you.

डॉ. नूतन - नीति said...

beautiful post and lovely prayers.. Thanks for the prayers ..May God bless us all Happiness and Good Health.... Happy New year Dorothy

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Bhushan said...

You were right Dorothy. A link-'The Indian Encyclopedia'- confirms what you said. I have added this link on Kori/Koli article.

ज्ञानचंद मर्मज्ञ said...

Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.

very nice prayer.
-gyanchand marmagya

Bhushan said...

डोरोथी जी, मेघनेट पर टिप्पणी के लिए धन्यवाद. आपने कोल ट्राइब के बारे में एक जानकारी दी थी. उसे मैंने कोली और कोरी से संबंधित पोस्ट में जोड़ा था. आज वह सबसे अधिक पढ़ा गया आलेख है. उसका लिंक यह है- http://meghnet.blogspot.com/2011/01/kolikori-of-india-we-call-them.html आप बहुत दिनों के बाद लौटीं आपको पुनः धन्यवाद.

RAJEEV KUMAR KULSHRESTHA said...

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atulkushwaha said...

Dear Dorothy to create a poignant and touching dhanyabaad .. .. Welcome to Bollywood talkies

JAGDISH BALI said...

May U have a nice 2011.

वृक्षारोपण : एक कदम प्रकृति की ओर said...

बहुत अच्छा लिखा......................


मैं वृक्ष हूँ। वही वृक्ष, जो मार्ग की शोभा बढ़ाता है, पथिकों को गर्मी से राहत देता है तथा सभी प्राणियों के लिये प्राणवायु का संचार करता है। वर्तमान में हमारे समक्ष अस्तित्व का संकट उपस्थित है। हमारी अनेक प्रजातियाँ लुप्त हो चुकी हैं तथा अनेक लुप्त होने के कगार पर हैं। दैनंदिन हमारी संख्या घटती जा रही है। हम मानवता के अभिन्न मित्र हैं। मात्र मानव ही नहीं अपितु समस्त पर्यावरण प्रत्यक्षतः अथवा परोक्षतः मुझसे सम्बद्ध है। चूंकि आप मानव हैं, इस धरा पर अवस्थित सबसे बुद्धिमान् प्राणी हैं, अतः आपसे विनम्र निवेदन है कि हमारी रक्षा के लिये, हमारी प्रजातियों के संवर्द्धन, पुष्पन, पल्लवन एवं संरक्षण के लिये एक कदम बढ़ायें। वृक्षारोपण करें। प्रत्येक मांगलिक अवसर यथा जन्मदिन, विवाह, सन्तानप्राप्ति आदि पर एक वृक्ष अवश्य रोपें तथा उसकी देखभाल करें। एक-एक पग से मार्ग बनता है, एक-एक वृक्ष से वन, एक-एक बिन्दु से सागर, अतः आपका एक कदम हमारे संरक्षण के लिये अति महत्त्वपूर्ण है।

Dr Varsha Singh said...

Very nice & beautiful prayers.

ZEAL said...

Happy Holi dear Dorothy.

VIJUY RONJAN said...

Dear Lord, please give me
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come

wow... a great poetical wish ...very gud writing straight from the heart..

gud one.

सारा सच said...

good

Bhushan said...

चार महीने से आपके आलेख पढ़ने को नहीं मिले. आपकी परीक्षाएँ तो नहीं चल रहीं? :))

lettersofdesire said...

Firs time I visited your blog, its nice, Prayer is one of the best way to Commune with Him(Our Master). Hope to some more good writtings from you.

Bhushan said...

डोरोथी, हम आपके ब्लॉग जगत में लौटने की प्रतीक्षा में हैं.

Bhushan said...

मेघनेट पर आपने कोल जनजाति के बारे में एक संकेत दिया था जिसके बारे में जानकारी एकत्र करके मेंने उसमें शामिल किया था. वह आलेख मेघनेट का सबसे अधिक पढ़ा गया आलेख है. इसे भारतीय जनजातियों से संबंधित एक संगठन ने अपनी वेबसाइट पर स्थान दिया है. आभार स्वरूप उसका लिंक आपको भेज रहा हूँ.
http://www.indiantribalheritage.org/?s=meghnet

NEELKAMAL VAISHNAW said...

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