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Praise and Thanksgiving  12


 Our spiritual development/rejoining with ourselves, is protected,


survives, and thrives by praising and thanking You, even as our


body breathes in and out. You are our most righteous Inner and 


External Teacher, Leader, Guide, and Most Dear Friend, The


Ever-Well Wisher of all.


You are beyond all concepts of female, male, black, white, wrong


right, and all other dualities. You are our identity, achievements,


history, culture, and Greatest Expansion of consciousness. Thank


You for helping us to always remember to constantly praise, thank


You, and to meditate on You, the Witness of  the "Sound" of 


Silence, the Master Teacher within and beyond, the body, mind,


intellect, and ego.

Pervading and Transcending the Sound of Silence and the Stillness

within which it exists, You are the Innermost Self of all. By

always remembering You, we gradually experience the true nature

of the Self, and how to achieve It. We do this through constant

praise, thanksgiving, and meditation on You as You.

 

Most importantly, by constantly praising and thanking You, we are

cultivating our consciousness from brute, to human, and from

human to Divine again. Consequently, we begin to comprehend

Your indivisible, undifferentiated, Supreme Absolute Nature which

is within and beyond our present manifestation of consciousness. 

You are the Source of our ancestors, and You are the honor that we

pay to them. What a sacred privilege to be consciously honoring

You by engaging in the spiritual practice of Praise and

Thanksgiving. It gives us an increasing realization of Your Eternal

Omnipresence. When we honor You, we honor all ancestors.



You are the Source of the ancestors, and the Source of the

creativity, power, and intelligence they have exhibited throughout

the universe. Thank You for helping us experience the presence of

our ancestors in this moment through the spiritual practice of

Praise and Thanksgiving .
You are within and beyond the Silence. Silence and the illusion of

time, and the stillness of space are all within You. Verily,

pervading and transcending all, You are the eternal witness of

Silence, and beyond the stillness of space and the illusion of time.

This knowledge of You, which we are now receiving by the grace

of our good Karma and Your causeless mercy, is backed-up by the

Scriptures, Prophets, Incarnations, the Wise of all ages,

nationalities, classes, creeds, colors and our experience. By

thanking of You and praising You, we gradually realize the self as

spirit and You as Supreme Spirit. Consequently, our life is always

enhanced, renewed, and advanced.
When we increase our praising and thanking You our awareness is

evermore purified. Gradually we realize what we were

and what we need to do to resuscitate ourselves and regain our

original spirituality.
Through the spiritual practice of thanking and praising You our

consciousness is purified and returned to its natural quiet state. As

this happens, and we can see, serve, experience, and follow

You everywhere without leaving here.
The more we see and serve, praise and thank You as we encounter

the changes of life, the greater is our purity of consciousness, our

self-defining ability and our equal-mindedness toward all sentient

beings. We see the universe holistically. Everything is equal

within You who are pervading and transcending all. 
You are the Eternal, Unmixed, Presence, within and beyond

everything. Praising and thanking You is helping us to be totally,

consciously, in the present moment, performing our duties more

efficiently with ever greater love and affection for You. 

Truly, You are the Indivisible One within everything. Everything

is within You, the Supreme Awareness within and beyond

everything, including emptiness.

The more we see and serve You everywhere and in "Each Other"

the greater is the spiritualization of our consciousness. We are

living in consciousness of spirit, Pure Energy as the Self. We are

living in consciousness of You as Supreme Spirit, Most Subtle,

Most Powerful Energy, the Supreme Self.