The word happiness (shiawase) is also written with the Chinese character for the “coming together of intentions”. In order to become happy by connecting with the intentions of the Mind of Great Compassion of God, Buddha and our ancestors, shouldn’t we offer the intentions or our gratitude? It is the coming together of intentions of our gratitude. It is the coming together of intentions. That is why the prayer “thank you very much” is the gather pay to our happiness.
The mind of “thank you very much” is a pure mind. There is no hatred, anger or compliant. It is a perfectly clear mind. It is a mind that makes our soul shine. It is truly the path that connecta us with the Eternal Buddha’s Mind of Great Compassion.