Praise And Thanksgiving 3
friend. Thank You, Supreme Power, for teaching us how to
experience the self as consciousness or spirit pervading and
transcending the body, mind, intellect, and ego.
Thank You for teaching us our universal history, and our ancient
spirituality of praising and thanking You in all we think, feel, will,
say and do. This process purifies our Pineal Gland, cleans our
consciousness and helps us to follow You in Righteousness. Thus
we return to our original condition of Pure Awareness.
of You, the more the consciousness is contaminated and we suffer.
Conversely, The more we see the self as spirit, as our successful
ancestors did, and praise and thank You, and You alone, the more
the consciousness is cleansed and we recover from the sin-sick
suffering of ego identification with its desire for profit, adoration,
distinction, name, and fame.
You. By this service our consciousness returns to its most
intelligent, quiet, and serene state. The first of the illusions we
snap out of is the mistaken belief that the self is a material body.
Gradually, we awaken to the reality that we are the eternal spirit
that pervades and transcends, the material body, mind, intellect,
realize that our biggest mistake lies in considering the body as the
self. In our right mind, we love the self as eternal spirit. The more
we awaken, we love You as the Supreme Spirit that pervades and
transcends all bodies, minds, intellects, and egos throughout the
cosmic manifestation. In our insanity we want material sense
gratification. In our sane mind, we want You and You alone.
all. Seeing that it is You in various forms of the "Other," we serve
You exclusively, and gradually return to You, here, now, our
original position of Divine Awareness.
Rules of grammar, ego identification, degrees, money, fame,
intellectual prowess, mental and physical strength, are great,
especially in the material world. However, history, our
observation, and our personal experience bears witness: Only a
mind fixed in You, through Your prayer, study, sacrifice, service,
right association, and meditation, will save us at the time of
old-age, disease, and/or death.
how You are the foundation of victory, excellent health, the Source
of good nutrition, the fire of digestion, the energy of
circulation, and the strength of immunity from disease.
Offering to You, praising You, submitting to You, are all service to
You. As a result of service to You, we evermore serve all sentient
beings with selfless devotion.
Existence, are the Source of time, Space, Sound, and Silence.
Surrendering everything to You gradually merges individual
consciousness with universal consciousness, universal
consciousness with cosmic consciousness, and cosmic
consciousness with Divine Consciousness, You. Thus, it is that we
come back home to our Eternal, Infinite, "Self".
purified of body, mind, intellect, and ego. Consequently, our
consciousness is attaining the original quiescence of Self, and we
are remaining increasingly in the calmness of Self, everywhere in
all sorts of situations.
all being. Thank You for showing us how to worship You with
loving, devotional service. In serving and loving You as such, we
serve and love all, and we attain true emancipation: freedom from
Maya, Your illusory energy.