The only way a relationship between you and God can be established is if you become grateful and build up a standard of gratitude. Only then will fulfillment come in life. Only then can you be happy in life. Because in God we trust and in God we dwell. ~8/30/91
Appreciation is an art and a lifestyle and a source of happiness and fulfillment. It’s called gratitude—an attitude of gratitude. ~6/27/84
When you see something rotten, just bow and thank God in gratitude that you are not the one. And when you see something very precious and good, then bow, thank God that you have seen something very good, and you can aspire to be it. ~6/21/87
The attitude of gratitude is yoga. Ingratitude is “unyoga,” like “uncola.” Where gratitude is, there is yoga. Where there is ingratitude, yoga is gone. That mind which does not live in gratitude is just like a junkyard. There are great cars there, but they don’t work; they are useless, because they are junk. What are you without gratitude?
The purpose is to be in gratitude forever. Live with applied consciousness, prosperity will break through the walls, flood you with it. You do prayer when you are in difficulty. Pray when you are not in difficulty! That is the attitude of gratitude. ~8/30/91
It is not that it is religious, or it is not religious, it is called attitude of gratitude, it is called thanking God for giving you elbows and knees, giving you ribs and the glandular system, giving you head and skull and brain.
The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful—great and full—that you are alive, and you enjoy it.
A person who develops an attitude of gratitude is absolutely divine. ~6/27/84