SRI AMMABHAGAVAN's 2011 NEW YEAR MESSAGE
Accelerating change has led to uncertainty in every sphere of life. At the individual level there is insecurity with regards to relationships, work and health and on a global level there is anxiety about the fluctuating market economy, precarious ecology and conflict. It is this experience of humanity as a whole that is affecting the individual all the time. Just as the pressure of the entire ocean is exerted on every droplet so does the entire universe impacts every individual.
The assertion of separateness has destroyed our capacity to work together. It is becoming more and more essential, if we are to survive, that there be a spirit of cooperation with the universe. And one possibly cannot cooperate with another, unless one in himself/herself is harmonious, not broken up or in conflict. As long as the mind dominates all our actions, there can be no cooperation.
Awakening is the flowering of the heart from which the cause of a problem and the arising of suffering is seen. Personal suffering is a thing of the past. All feelings arise and cease without any resistance. Emotional hurts are hard to sustain. One is at home even amidst strangers; the world is home. One feels a greater sense of connection to all people and all things.
This is attainable only when one establishes a powerful connection with the Divine. It is only then man's responsibility undergoes a radical change. Awakening is a journey to be made not a destination to be reached. Awakening is a process where you wake up from the dream to reality. Life this way is so ordinary that it is extraordinary. One feels that, that is how one has always been.
This New Year would see more and more people ascending into the Divine and the Divine descending into people.