Shri Bhagwan:"The universe is so structured that ifsomebody has helped you in some way andyou express gratitude, that means the heart isfunctioning. If the heart is functioning, youwill naturally express gratitude. If there is nogratitude, it means something is wrong withthe heart. So first thing is if there is nogratitude, you must see what is wrong withyour heart.So, when gratitude comes, the heart sends outa signal which is received by the person whohas helped you. And when that person hasreceived that signal, what happens is muchmore blessings come to you from that person.Suppose let us say you want somebody to blessyou, let's say your mother, father, orgrandfather. You may go and tell, I am goingto the exam and please bless me and they willbless.But suppose you fall at their feet. There aresome nadis [energy channels] in the feet. Asyou fall, you press the feet. And these nadisare connected into their heart. And from theirheart, the blessing comes out. That's what iscalled pada pranam.Similarly when you express gratitude, it goesstraight into the heart of the person who hashelped you and you will get much moreblessings from that person. That is theadvantage you have. From a functional level,you know that the heart is okay, which meansit is also healthy. If the heart is expressinggratitude, as an organ it is healthy. Otherwise,something is wrong with the heart.The other thing is you immensely gain frommore blessings. The more and more blessingsyou gain from people, it is entered into yourbank account. Just like you have your bankaccount, there is good karma account and badkarma account. And this is noted into the goodkarma account.Tomorrow when there is a problem and youpray, what I will do is I will take from thegood karma account and solve your problem.If let us say, there is no good karma, then Itake it from your father's account, yourmother's account or some other account. Ifnobody has got, then I take it from the cosmicaccount.So it has to be taken from some account.Otherwise we cannot do a miracle, we cannotreally help you.So by expressing gratitude, your own accountis getting big. So it will help me to help you inthe future."