95. When I offer gratitudeWhen I offer gratitude to God
And God alone
I secretly expect
A greater favour from God.
When I offer gratitude to man
Man immediately claims
The most legitimate favour from me.
O God, with my gratitude
I hopefully try to fool you.
O man, with my gratitude
I unavoidably bind my helpless self.
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Light, part 2, Agni Press, 1974