The first bhajan (devotional song) that Amma sang after giving her New Year’s Message was Khuśiyōm Kī Bahār, a beautiful, heartfelt song. Later I looked up the meaning and discovered that the translation is as moving as the tune.
Khuśiyōm Kī Bahār
May all beings be happy and without sorrows.
May all see only the good that is in everything.
May the spring of joy burst forth.
May the world be filled with peace.
O Lord, may we become selfless and free of desires
and thus may we progress steadily towards You.
Let all people in the world be content.
Let them see the divine spark in all others
and let the light of love shine in their hearts.
May all live in harmony.
Let us pray and hope together.
We will chant constantly the divine mantra
that is a prayer for the entire world to be happy.
Source: Bhajanamritam 5:98-99, Mata Amritanandamayi Center