Gratitude (Kritagyata) – Chapter – 12

Sri Shuka Paramarshi continues saying, ” Child, any path or sadhana or anustana undertaken has to be done with devotion and faith – Bhakti  and Shraddha as this will lead the created being to become grateful and thankful to the Supreme Self. The impulse or feeling to be grateful and thankful every second should be spontaneous and natural emanating from within the created being. This will help the created being to accept and submit to the will of the universe and thereby the Supreme Self. A created being must understand and realize the importance and need to be grateful and offer thanks to the Supreme Self every second as only then Peace or Shanti will descend.

This knowledge and realization about the need and importance of gratitude is Self-manifested i.e it is the esoteric knowledge revealed by the self-luminous akshara or alphabet. This self-luminous akshara or alphabet is the Self. It is the Supreme Self. One can realize the Self through the Self. One can understand the Self through the Self. One can experience the Self through the Self. One will be absorbed into the Self by the Self.

Did you understand? The importance of the science of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet is expansive and it is one’s greatest friend to lead him or it to become completely immersed and absorbed into the Supreme Self. The reason is that its inherent nature is Aksharam or Supreme Self. Everything is in this self-luminous akshara or alphabet and this self-luminous akshara or alphabet is in everything and yet nothing is in this self-luminous akshara or alphabet and this self-luminous akshara or alphabet is in nothing. It remains elusive as it is the Supreme Self.”

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