Jnana Yoga 4
Praise And Thanksgiving
Thank You Aum. Thank You Bha. Thank You Gye Nyame.
Thank You Aum. Thank You Bha. Thank You Gayathri.
You, The Supreme Divinity within all, are
the Source of the Peace and Tranquility
that we, in our ignorance, were seeking
outside of own Being.
Supreme Intelligence is at hand, in this
present moment. We think of It as
You, in and beyond consciousness,
awareness, and ordinary intelligence.
By the spiritual practice of always thinking
of You, our consciousness, awareness, and
ordinary intelligence are purified. As this
happens, we awaken from ignorance,
become more enlightened, and return to
conscious union with You.
You are beyond glamorous, and glorious.
Mere words can only make a feeble attempt
to point out Your Super Excellent qualities.
The trillions of cells that make up the
individual human body and all other bodies
are infused and surpassed by You. You are
more subtle than the subtlest, bigger than the
biggest, and beyond, at the same time. Of the
great, You are definitely the Greatest.
This spiritual practice of praising and
thanking You gets us out of Your illusory
energy and keeps us on the straight, loving
path, the right path, to return and remain
with You. Thank You for teaching us how to
love ourselves by loving You, the Source of
our Self, first.
Thank You for showing us that our
character can be cleansed, we can stay
in our spiritual light, and we can rise to
our ever higher, better, and Divine
potential by always thinking of You.
We are purified by always thinking of
You. As we come back to our fulfilled
life, we realize the fact that what is known
by some as hell is Your illusory energy
Maya. Moreover, we see what we must
continue to do, or discontinue doing, to stay
out of Maya and continue coming back
home to You.
Your serenity is infinite, your righteousness
has no end nor discrimination. Your Love is
boundless and all embracing. Completely
generous One, thank You for Your Most
You are beyond void and fullness, subject
and object, space and time. Thank You
for revealing to us this ancient, well-worn,
pathless path of devotional service back
Armed with this knowledge and experience
of self and Supreme Self, we take control of
our consciousness, awareness, and intelligence
as we separate from Maya. Gradually, we enter
Your Eternal, Spiritual Kingdom which
permeates the core of all being.
Although Your Eternal Spiritual
Kingdom is within our consciousness,
awareness, and intelligence as Divine
Intelligence, we must continue purifying
our existence via Your association to
experience this fact.
Day by day, we are remembering You and
reawakening into spiritual union with our
original, compassionate, intelligent, and
tranquil state of being. Most importantly,
we are coming back to our original state of
Divine Intelligence. Thank You for Your
Enlightening Association and Righteous
We think of You as the Source of all
goodness and majesty. May we, conscious
of Your Omnipresence, be evermore clean,
and quiet with an humble attitude, ready to
show respect to You within others. Living
in this way, it is highly probable that we
will be intelligent enough to always accept
Your Divine Guidance.
Thank You for revealing to us a way back
to You by this spiritual practice of seeing the
Self as intelligence pervading consciousness,
awareness, and ordinary intelligence.
You are within and beyond the Stillness as
the Most Intelligent Witness. We think of You
of You as this Eternal, Omnipresent, Omniscient
Witness, within and beyond the "Sound" of
Silence and all else.
These humble efforts to praise You,
and You alone, help us in our spiritual
practice of always thinking of You. This
is a major component in our spiritual
Thank You for revealing to us our ancient
spiritual system. It teaches us how to
bring forth Super Excellent qualities from
deep within our Greatest Intelligence by
concentrating and meditating on You.