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A Droplet in This Ocean of the Unknown


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


I’m a 'droplet', in this Ocean of the Unknown.

A tiny puppet, striving to find my way Home.

Rising and falling with turbulent waves;

Designed by the Puppeteer, who pulls the strings.

I can of my own self do nothing.

‘Tis the breath of His Breath,

Which strengthens me.

Swinging with streams of 'raging currents',

I’m at the mercy of 'winds;' always hoping

To evade the 'tornadoes' kiss of death.

Sweet Grace, my Grace! Descend! Descend!

Let me feel Thy radiant flame at every moment.

Navigate the journey on this fragile Path,

Illumining the 'shadows' of the Heart.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd June, 2018

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


Wisdom from the Seer Rumi

"You are not a drop in the ocean,

You are the entire ocean in a drop." -Rumi.

The drop in the ocean

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2018:

A beautiful and wise contribution, my friend Rajan. Thank you so much!!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 27, 2018:

We are but a speck, nay, not even a speck in this endless universe ocean and yet have the ability to rise and be One with Him, with His Grace. In a way, the Ocean in a drop. A mesmerizing poem, my friend.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 26, 2018:

Thank you Dee.

Rising and falling indeed. The current is not always smooth. Lol. Thank you so much!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 26, 2018:

I like the imagery of the striving, rising, falling droplet in the ocean needing guidance to navigate the way home. As always, applicable lessons with deep meaning.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 26, 2018:

Ah, Rinita.

You noticed? I knew that you are awesome! Glory to Brahman, the Beloved Absolute One ... the Sanatan Dharma, the Eternal. Sukriya.

Rinita Sen on June 26, 2018:

Your poetry is so inspiring, manatita. I specially liked the way you placed some words in single quotes. That totally changes the rhymthm of the poem, in a more enlightening way. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 25, 2018:

Yes Eric,

A drop ... and the Ocean. Salaam!

Yes Bill,

Me too. We all need it, my Friend. Peace!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 25, 2018:

Really good stuff. A drop?

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 25, 2018:

Exactly! For an introvert like me, it can be overwhelming, at times, to realize I need people...I need the ocean....

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:

Thanks Linda L. Good to know. Perhaps he got it elsewhere. Whatever ... its a great piece.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:

Yes, Shan Marie,

A common theme. I have a few like that. Glad you like it and thank you so much!

Shannon Henry from Texas on June 24, 2018:

Love the imagery in this piece. Reminds me a little of a Garth Brooks song called "The River" and of a poem I once wrote comparing life to a river, rather a person to the water in a river

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 24, 2018:

It is not original to me. I heard it years ago (I think it was televangelist Robert Schuller).

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:

Wow! Linda L.

I had not heard anything even similar. A brilliant piece! Can you reassure me that I do not need to keep look ing over my shoulder? That was an innovative comment from you. Thank you so much!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 24, 2018:

Beautiful harmony of thoughts, words, and images. Any man can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:

You see, my Brother,

Once again you have caught the spirit of the Hub. Thank you so much!!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on June 24, 2018:

Very nice presentation of the idea of Ocean in a Drop in contrast to your Sonnet of Droplet in the Ocean. We, ignorant people, are droplets whereas the Seers are oceans themselves. You are also a Seer to me. I learn many nice things from you.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:

Indeed Peggy, Indeed. To be more practical: Indian drops, white drops, jewish drops, religious drops, evil drops ... drops in their most supreme diversity.

All a part in this divine game of the Oneness of the Supreme. Glory be!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 24, 2018:

You always teach us lessons with your good works in writing and composing these posts. We are all part and parcel of the Universe. Each drop in that vast ocean counts!

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:


We are both and one at the same time. Another Paradox.

Thank you so much!!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on June 24, 2018:

"You are not a drop in the ocean,

You are the entire ocean in a drop." -Rumi.

What more can we say? Master Rumi has said all in only one phrase!

You wrote a sublime poem my Brother, and then you put this quote, and everyone has to reread your poem because the mind and the heart stuck in this last phrase! But this phrase will always steal the show. I know you did it on purpose. You have hidden one more lesson in this. I love your work! Thank you for this lesson.



manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2018:

Yes. Accorging to the Sages, the real Mary is infintely more powerful than the greatest bomb. But I mean you are LOVE of course... the only Ocean. Peace.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 24, 2018:

I like the new twist...the Ocean in the drop. It is nice to think of one's self as that. You always bring me bcak to the core. Thank you.

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