“Well, our every day is a New Year. Nava-navayauvana. Our Krsna consciousness is so nice, the more you advance, you see new year, new year. That’s all. Nothing is old. People are seeing that they are simply chanting the old slogan, Hare Krsna. But we are feeling new pleasure in every moment. Take any other chanting, you cannot chant more than few hours. But the Hare Krsna mantra we can chant perpetually. So, unless there is new enlightenment, how we can do that?”
(Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, Los Angeles, January 3, 1974)
Although nothing is new in this material world, even though we begin the year with a feeling that it is, raising our consciousness to sincerely being Krishna consciousness can make this year unique and meaningful. In the dance of life, where the rhythm of routine may seem unaltered, it is the elevation of our consciousness to the Lotus feet of Radha and Krishna that imparts an unparalleled freshness to the journey ahead. Beyond the superficial veneer of fleeting moments, lies the eternal reality of spiritual awakening, beckoning us to rise above the mundane and embrace the transcendental.
As we tread the path of devotion, every step becomes a sacred pilgrimage, and every heartbeat resonates with the divine melody. The true novelty of the new year lies not in the external trappings of change, but in the internal transformation that occurs when we immerse ourselves in the boundless ocean of Krishna consciousness.
Let this year be more than a mere passage of time; let it be a pilgrimage of the soul, an odyssey towards the divine. By upgrading our consciousness to resonate with the sacred vibrations of Krishna, every moment becomes an offering, every action a hymn, and every encounter a divine communion.
From all of us at Mayapur.com, we send our warm wishes to you and the family with a prayer for a blissful year in the service of the divine couple Sri Sri Radha Madhava.
We are grateful for all your wonderful support and contributions over the past year, and we are looking forward to serving you all to the best of your ability this year. Happy Krishna Conscious New Year!