Existence cares for everybody. Without existence loving us, we cannot exist even for a single moment. It goes on pouring life into us. We are immensely esteemed by existence, although we go on taking it for granted – that’s where our stupidity lies. If we take it for granted there is no gratitude. We think we deserve it. We think it is our right; in fact, we think we are not getting as much as we deserve, hence there is a constant undercurrent of complaint. This is the state of the irreligious man.

The religious man feels gratitude, immense gratitude. Just for sheer being he is grateful. And once you start feeling gratefulness there are a thousand and one things to feel grateful for. And the more you feel grateful, the more gifts go on arriving.