Life is a gift. But we are so unaware of it that we never thank existence, we don’t feel any gratitude. So much is given yet we remain complaining. We go on asking for more and more. And the misery of the mind is that the more you give, the more it asks for. It becomes more demanding, more stubborn, more arrogant, more violent, more aggressive – and that is not the way to be blissful. That is the way to hell.

The way to bliss is through gratitude, thankfulness. Feel thankful for existence. It has given so much. Don’t ask for more, and more shall be given to you. Ask, and it shall never be given to you. It is given only to those who are grateful. In gratefulness, they become receivers. In gratefulness, they become worthy. Ask, and you are bound to miss. Never ask anything from existence. Just go on thanking it for all that it has already done, and you will be surprised that you have found the key. You can have the whole of existence without asking for anything.