Last year I thought I'd said about all there was for to me say about "Who should I thank on Thanksgiving?"
Existence. You can't get down to a deeper level of thankfulness than that.
I am. Oh yes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If I wasn't, there'd be no thanking. Or anything else.
Well, there's always something more to say. Just not a whole lot. About thankfulness. Right now.
Yesterday I was given some notes that described recent talks given by the current guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Gurinder Singh.
Glancing through them I was struck by a question and answer about thanking.
Someone got up and thanked the organizers who made it possible for the meeting to be held. The guru reportedly said:
You will be doing them a disservice by thanking them.
I thought, "how sad." Religions end up with so many ridiculous rules and restrictions.
In an effort to crush the ego and become a selfless servant (of God, the guru, whoever), disciples are being asked to give up normal human niceties.
"Thank you." What's wrong with saying that?
Beats me, as I said last month in "RSSB's strange fear of praise."
We shouldn't be shy about expressing our thankfulness.
To other people. To existence. To anyone or anything else.
Tomorrow, like every day, is a time for Thanksgiving.