Jnana Yoga 18
Praise and Thanksgiving
Thank You Aum. Thank Bha. Thank You Gye Nyame.
Thank You Aum. Thank Bha. Thank You Gayathri.
Our origin is You, no nation, creed, color, or
race binds us in their illusions. We are spirit,
temporarily trapped in the illusion, Maya.
In that illusion, many of us seem to believe the
self is material and will return to dust.
As we awaken, we see that the self is
never born and never dies. It is You,
Pure Intelligence, within and above
consciousness, awareness, and
You are the eternal witness, changeless
observer of birth, growth, old-age,
disease, and death throughout the
Our entrapment in Maya began prior to,
during, and after the time of conception.
It is the consequence of our own doing, our
own Karma. We are responsible for our
condition. This condition is a product of our
Always thinking of You purifies the
consciousness in which thoughts
concentrate, germinate, and agitate,
according to the impurity or purity of
Our origin is You, no nation, creed, color,
or race binds us in their illusions. We are
practicing with patience, determined to
awaken out of Maya and return to
We are spirit, temporarily caught up in the
illusion, Maya. In that illusion, we are
having thoughts that the self is material
and will return to dust.
We are eternal spirit, in quality one with You.
The One, Eternal, Supreme Spirit, the Absolute
Awareness, which gives life, light, and power to
all, is You. There is no concoction that is not
within You and that does not contain You.
Gradually, as we associate with You, and our
consciousness is purified, freed from thoughts,
and quieted again, we are empowered to
meditate on You as Divine Intelligence.
When we are enlighten with the knowledge
whereby ignorance of Self is destroyed, we
are reestablished in our Real Self. This is
the Eternal, Omnipresent Peace which is
the Supreme Intelligence within and beyond
all genders, designations and classifications.
Your reign of Tranquility originates, pervades,
and transcends the Earth and all the Heavens.
The Earth and all the Heavens are within You.
Nonetheless, Your completeness can never be
totally contained by them.
This Eternal, Omnipresent, Completeness is
You. It is the home we never really left, like
the wave that never really left the ocean. You
are the Omnipresence we cannot, and do not
want to leave. Everything, including Maya is
within Your Eternal Omnipresence.
The True Self cannot leave Your Omnipresence.
It is pervades, yet is beyond the field of action
and inaction, dishonor and honor, cause and
effect, life and death, immanence and
According to Our Word, the ultimate goal of
life, as spirit, is reunion with You, the Eternal,
Divine Intelligence. This experience is a
reawakening, a return to the Source of all
consciousness and awareness.
We think of You as the One Enduring
Spiritual Principle, the All Attractive Love.
Within and beyond all genders, non-genders
and species of life, You are the One
Fundamental Quintessence, the One that is
within and beyond gross and subtle, past
and future. You are the Eternal Now.
For Our Word, the material world is, always
has been, and always will be a place of
ignorance where the suffering cycles of
oppressive and exploitative birth, disease,
old - age and death are constantly taking
Our Word is presented as an offering to
You. In this way, we associate with You.
By Your association, our consciousness
awareness, and intelligence are purified.
Gradually, we awaken, rising back into
our Eternal Spiritual World.