A small selection of poems and songs about the new year by Sri Chinmoy.

Happy New Year, happy New Year!
I shall be my God-hope-joy.
I shall be my God-promise fulfiller.
No fear, no fear!

— Sri Chinmoy

[Jump here to a list of special links, including those with recordings of Sri Chinmoy reciting New Year’s messages].

These links are also repeated at bottom of this page.

Selected poems (see songs below, with MP3s)

My spiritual children, your new year has to be the year of faith and not of doubt.
Your new year has to be the year of joy and not of despair.
Your new year has to be the year of achievement and fulfilment and not of failure and disgrace.
Your new year has to be the year of immortalising life and not of darkening death.


— Sri Chinmoy, Arise! Awake! Thoughts Of A Yogi, (December 31) Frederick Fell, Inc., 1972

My Lord,
On New Year’s Day
You are watching
The blooming New Year
With such Compassion, Concern,
Sweetness and Fondness.
May each and every human being
Place at Your Feet
A garland of gratitude,
Gratitude and gratitude,
My Lord, my Lord,
My Lord Supreme!


Sri Chinmoy, My Early Morning Heart-Climbing Prayers (#23), Agni Press, 2006

Open the gates of a new life.
You will be happy.
Close the gates of your old life.
You will be happy.
Offer your service-light to God in man.
You will be happy.
Offer your satisfaction-promise to man in God.
You will be happy.


— Sri Chinmoy, Transcendence-Perfection (#475), Agni Press, 1975

In the new hour ahead
My heart shall cry for God.

In the new day ahead
My life shall smile with God.

In the new year ahead
I shall finally satisfy God.


— Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 25 (#2429), Agni Press, 1982

If you want to proclaim God’s Victory,
Then this is the real time —
This is the only time.


— Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 40 (#39,570) Agni Press, 2004
(Also as a song in Enthusiasm Songbook, Part 7)

When the New Year dawns,
we have to make ourselves
conscious of the fact
that we now have to transcend ourselves.
We have to go beyond our present capacity
and present achievement.
When we have that kind
of firm determination,
God showers His choicest Blessings upon us.


— Excerpt from Sri Chinmoy, Flame-Waves, Part 8, Agni Press, 1976

The New Year has commenced
It momentous journey today.
From today on, during the entire year,
I shall not offer my volcano-ambition
To the world.
I shall offer the world
Only my moonlit heart’s flaming aspiration.


— Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 59 (#5838), Agni Press, 1983

A new year is a new life.
A new life is a new second.
A new second is a new opportunity.
A new opportunity is a new blessing
From the Infinite Supreme.


— Sri Chinmoy, Arise! Awake! Thoughts of a Yogi (December 30), Frederick Fell, Inc., 1972

Naba Barasher Pratam Pradoshe Janate
Note: this song, , was composed by Sri Chinmoy on 30 September 1973, in his mother language, Bengali.

Naba barasher pratham pradoshe janate sadar sambhasan
Bishwa chetana srashtar pane nayan karichhe unmochan
Dure bahudure chhila jei nidhi kabhu jare nahi dekhi
Sei priyatam antare mor atai nikate eki
Antare gele nimesher tare bujhibe sarbo jib
Tumi chinmoy tumi akkhoy tumi anadi Shib


In the twilight hour of the New Year,
To offer a cordial invitation to the Lord Supreme,
The consciousness of the universe is opening its vast eye.
I see a wonder-stream flowing through my body
And my Beloved Supreme, residing in it, stands before me.
No matter who is endowed with this experience,
He will discover himself as consciousness immutable
And birthless and deathless Lord Shiva.


— Words, Music and Translation by Sri Chinmoy, The Garden of Love-Light, Part 3

Each time you enter a new year,
Be determined not to bring
Your old self with you.


Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 92 (#9121), Agni Press, 1983

Songs (selected from Enthusiasm Songbooks by Sri Chinmoy)

**Please note: MP3s are for learning purposes ONLY. Please do not use for any purposes other than for personal, educational reasons.**


The above 4 songs as a set, sung 1x each:



For over four decades Sri Chinmoy offered “New Year Messages” — often at a special year-end functions held for the public. The following page has the message for every one of those years — and, in some cases, information about where the function was held.

You can hear recordings of Sri Chinmoy reading out some of these messages here:

These following pages also have very inspiring collections of writings:

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