Most of our prayers are connected to the maintenance of our patterns. We pray to God to maintain things or situations that we are used to. Instead of acceptance and thus the dissolution of patterns, we intensely pray for the maintenance of it. This is probably because we feel insecure when our patterns are disturbed, despite them being tedious and binding. Here, we are making our own traps and cages. Hence, the only prayer that helps us liberate ourselves from our very existence is the prayer of Gratitude. Prayer of gratitude is acceptance as well. Acceptance liberates us. Just pray THANK YOU with your whole heart.
Prayers for Patterns
I offer to you what is mine, my Lord.
When I searched for what is legitimately mine, I found nothing. The air that I breathe to stay alive belongs to air. I am just borrowing it. The water in my body belongs to the water. I had borrowed it for some time. The fire in my body belongs to fire. The space I use and this body belong to the earth. My mind, intellect and ego belong to ether. And all these are born out of you.
Finally, I realize that it is you who is making it all stay together and function as a unit. Hence, there is only YOU and YOURS anyway. What can I give you my Lord? I can only offer to you this illusion of separation from you, my Lord. It is indeed you. There is no me. Thank you for making me aware of this. Thank you. That is all I can offer to you. Even that is from you!
Realization, the real prayer
Gratitude strengthens conscience. Ingratitude weakens it. Ingratitude fathers regrets and guilt too.
On Importance of Gratitude
Humanity should only be measured through our attitude towards life, how we live, the gratitude that we express every moment, inherent spontaneous expressions of compassion, kindness, love and genuine care for all beings of the world. Humanity is a lifestyle based on compassion and non-violence. All that humans need is humanity.
On essential humanity
Life is precious. Life within life is more precious. Destiny provided life. Attitude of Gratitude provides grace. Brightness in life is connected to selflessness.
On living right
The secret of serving without attachment is to expect that those who you serve may become totally thankless in the future. But help anyway. Your purity of intention, as well as zero expectations, will keep the act of service extremely pure and unconditional. This is in the case of human beings. All other beings will always remain thankful. More expectations, more disappointments. No expectations, no disappointments. Do not expect Gratitude and you will be free.
On Selfless Service
Those with many houses usually do not have much value for living spaces. But those who own limited space, will have much value for every inch of their available space. This is human nature. Abundance breeds indifference. Hence, Gratitude and attitude of sharing whatever we have in abundance must be cultivated to gain value for our own life and what we have been blessed with.
On Values of Life