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I Wasn't Going to Write Today: Moving Forward With Love, by Manatita

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy

"There is only one perfect road

And that road is ahead of you,

Always ahead of you."

"Do not stop dreaming!

One day your world-peace-dream

Will inundate the entre world." - Sri Chinmoy


I wasn't going to write today. I still don't know where I'm going other than the fact that the Inner Pilot, is asking me to write.

Life has been challenging for many and as such me, too. Why me? I feel great! I'm able to pay the bills, I have shelter and food and everything I need right now to sustain life. Yet God is Consciousness (Spirit) I rather love those words! Chuck in Omnipresence and you will begin to see that we are all in this together.

Nothing is divided - try as we may - or separate. Each man's death diminishes me and when a President is impeached in America, it vibrates around the world. Such is the nature of Oneness ... consciousness, Spirit ... life-energy. Call it what you will.

How did we get where we are? We are all sparks of Love --strands on the sitar of the music of life - sent here by an Absolute Impersonal, for the purposes of growth, renewal, delight and self-transcendence.

Harmony, not division. They were all spiritual travellers too


We are all dimly-lit candles and lanterns, striving to find our way, like Perseus, in this maze or labyrinth of darkness. Nevertheless, as in Plato's 'allegory of the cave', night is of an ephemeral nature and Love, like a Boddisatva, stands at the tunnel's mouth and beckons us, to come forward to our eternal Home.

Yet for seemingly ordained reasons, we walk with a befuddled mind or immature heart, eating thorns, like the Camel, even though our mouths bleed. Change has always been an inner thing ... transformation is grown and nurtured as a kernel of hope, within the inner psyche of humans ... not outside.

Manuals, parchments, scriptures, books and documents are part and parcel of the plan and do help us, yes, but ultimately, all change, comes from within. A leader is merely a catalyst to expose one's own weaknesses, otherwise Cesar or the Pharises, with their power and outer opulence, would have had an effect on the Christ.

We are all brothers and sisters in the Spirit: black, white, East and West; we all live and die together. The universal laws of 'Cause and Effect' will balance themselves out - like a Libran Pendulum - whenever we stray too far from our Maker. There's choice, all right and 'limited freedom' as the Ordainer loves us, but the Divine Mother remains the Doer and never relinquishes Her hold.

That is why the Christ and others - including my Mentor - say that they have no will of their own. They follow, like we do unconsciously, the will of the One who directs this beautiful world. Only they are giant waves, even as we remain bubbles ... with potential.

So yes, fear and insecurity holds us in a vice, designed by a master wrestler; uncertainty and loneliness tear at our hearts like daggers, and it is almost impossible to see this world of nature's grandeur.

Let us rise, like Maya Angelou and pick ourselves up. Together we can aspire and hold hands in harmony to move mountains. For we are all one in the Spirit of Light --the invisible bond of Something Higher - willing and encouraging us to be nobler, magnificent and benevolent, exemplifying in acts of virtuous deeds, to find our way Home.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 14th January (A spontaneous piece)


Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy

"Victory means temporary peace.

But peace is eternity's victory."

"Peace reveals the absolute excellence of human life."

"If you can create harmony

In your own life

This harmony will enter into the vast world." - Sri Chinmoy

See how Rumi and Hafiz combine with loftiness in their Love for us


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