Being grateful is the biggest virtue in the world. When you become grateful, your mind is in tranquility. The mind then holds unto nothing but unto the feeling of abundance. Being grateful is the best way to reshape the whole inner existence.
Being grateful means appreciating everything that you have and everything around you. A person who complains and condemns is the most unhappy person in the world because it gives rise to negative emotions and the person knowingly or unknowingly is cultivating negative emotions inside them. Being grateful is the most positive energy that you can ever find in this whole universe. The word called LOVE is so powerful because the word itself is the ultimate height of "Gratitude". When you can take gratitude to an extreme it transforms into LOVE.
"Love knows no bounds and no barriers". A person who loves something to an extreme is seldom worried about the desire of the whole gratitude and love. For instance, Jesus while he was crucified by the Romans and when he was in his great "passion" and seeing the Romans crucify him, while the nail striked in his hands and legs, while the pain transferred into blood, he out of love uttered the lines "Forgive them father, for they know what they do". LUKE 23:34. Jesus was so much in love with the existence that he found time in asking forgiveness for the people who gave him pain and crucified him. For me, this is the only reason that Christianity was embraced by people. I am a hardcore Hindu yet I am so grateful that Jesus while departing showed what "LOVE and GRATITUDE" is to the whole world.
I am from a lineage of Shaivs i.e I am Shaiv panthi or I am the follower of Shaivism. I am from the Kaula lineage and Kaulas are Veeras or warriors. The ultimate lord is Lord Shiva for the Kaulas. If we were to talk about the ultimate warrior god Lord Shiva, it might sound amazing that Lord Shiva is the most compassionate lord. He is the most altruistic lord in this whole universe. Shiva itself means welfare. Such loving god he is that he drank "Halahala" poison and in return gave Amrita or Ambrosia to the gods to drink. Taking everything upon oneself is the greatest virtue that we can learn from lord Shiva. Lord Shiva teaches us to willingly take poison as in negativity and then give the Amrita i.e positivity to others.
The utility of "gratitude" is of paramount importance in sadhana and spritualism. Gratitude is something we need to cultivate inside us. Being grateful to the guru, to the guru mandala, lineage, Mahahimalaya connects you to the them. Your consciousness somehow becomes one with the consciousness of them and transformation starts to happen. To empty the mind of all negativities, worries, delusion, skepticism love and gratitude are the most important virtues. Furthermore, Love is also called "Bhakti" in Hinduism. Being in love is half spiritualism because the other half is all about oneness. When oneness takes place, Love is reached.
I have been initiated into the Kaula lineage by His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaj who is the epitome of love and compassion. He is such worship worthy because he came to the world from Himalaya for his missing Bhairava and Bhairavis. He came down to guide his Bhairavs and Bhairavis to the ultimate path of spiritualism.
I would like to be grateful to His Holiness and Guru mandala for all spiritual knowledge that i received.