Sri Chinmoy’s New Year’s Message for 1989


From time immemorial
Humanity’s heart has been treasuring
     Himalayan hope-dreams.

And now, before long,
Divinity’s Soul will descend
With satisfaction-realities on earth
And blessingfully quench
     The ceaseless peace-thirst,
And compassionately appease
     The breathless oneness-hunger
          Of the world-family.

Arise! Awake!
Smile soulfully
     At tomorrow’s fulfilment-flooded

— Sri Chinmoy



Sri Chinmoy offered this New Year’s Message at a Peace Concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York on 8 December 1988.