Question: How can one bring forth gratitude through oneself?Sri Chinmoy: It is through the constant inner cry. We know why we cry outwardly — when we desperately need name, fame, outer capacity, prosperity and so forth. But when we cry inwardly, we have to feel that we are crying only to please God, to fulfil God in His own way. The outer cry is for our own fulfilment in our own way. The inner cry is for God-fulfilment in God’s own way. If there is an inner cry, a constant inner cry, that means we are trying to please God, satisfy God, fulfil God in God’s own way. If we can cry inwardly, in silence, then our gratitude increases, because inside the inner cry is the abode of gratitude, and inside the abode of gratitude is God.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 2, 27 February 1976, Vishma Press, 1976