Certainly, gratitude is something I felt very strongly. It never ceases to amaze me, how someone with the volition, regardless of monetary wealth, may go to one of these centers, and learn how to overcome universal misery, for their own benefit, and also for the benefit of others. I feel absolutely blessed! Even now, my eyes moisten with tears of joy just thinking about this treasure I have been given.
After Noble Silence ended, people trickled out of the hall. I stayed for a while absorbing the immensity of what I had accomplished personally. Once again, gratitude was pronounced among the feelings going through me (as it remains still).