New Year’s Resolution by Lakshmanesvara Dasa

Dear Devotees, friends, and well wishers.

I believe that the by gone year was pretty inspiring to be more introspective to our lives and practices to all of us reflecting our personal room for improvements in many folds. Every day we are trying to grow as better devotees, sincere servants, conscious human beings, and loving persons; we promise ourselves everyday to be better than ever. Srila Prabhupada describes this journey of excellence as “War against Maya”. It is definitely challenging but not impossible. The strength we draw to continue that ‘War’ when we stand together. That is one of the most important objectives of Srila Prabhupada and Sriman Mahaprabhu, to bring us together in Krishna Consciousness. Maya weakens us through five ways as follows:

When we are critical of others.

When we complain about others but refuse to take responsibility.

When we Compare persons with others.

When we compete with others for material gain.

When we fail to develop heart to heart communication in trust and contend.

2016 is bringing us another opportunity to start anew. So let us take vows to act different ways this year to make difference trough 10 emotional deposits in our inter and interpersonal relationships as follows:

1.Seek first to Understand.

2.Keep promises you make.

3.Be honest.

4.Be kind and Courteous.

5.Think Win-Win or No Deal.

6.Clarify Expectation.


8.Give and receive Feedback.

9.Learn to Forgive.

10.Be non-judgmental.

I wish you a very prosperous year. May Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada always bestow Their unconditional mercy upon you. Hare Krishna.

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