There is an ancient Sanskrit verse that goes:
सन्तोषः परमो लाभः सत्सङ्गः परमा गतिः ।
विचारः परमं ज्ञानं शमो हि परमं सुखम् ॥
Contentment is the highest gain,
Good company the highest course,
Consideration the highest wisdom, and
Peace the highest form of happiness.
Thus, for the new year 2011, I wish everybody contentment, good company, the wisdom to be considerate, and peace. These are surely ideals that will take many years (or rather many lifetimes) to master, but I pray that we all move a little closer towards that ideal this new year.
Happy New Year!!
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