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Arise! O Beautiful Soul, Fly! Monday's Inspiration 49


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

Wisdom from the Master

" God is everywhere, but if we do not see Him or feel Him inside our Hearts, then we will not be able to see Him anywhere. First we have to see Him within us and talk to Him inside our Hearts. Then only, will we be able to see God and speak to God." - Sri Chinmoy


A Synopsis of Sonnet Number 1. Free Verse, Although the First Stanza Deliberately Rhymes

This poem is esoterical and devotional. It expresses the silent Joy of the Lover .. the God-soul or devotee who is steeped in the agony of sweet Silence. He calls on the Eternal Mother, yet there are no words. In this deep state of profundity, his tongue is mute and there is only an abundance of ceaseless but speechless Delight.

The devotee feels intoxicated, but even in this state, he knows that God is so much more ... unspoken ... that he is just a poor imitation of Its Light... this Silent Music; this ceaseless Flute.

Ma, Ma … My Silent Music; My Ceaseless Flute

Ma, Ma … my silent Music; my ceaseless Flute;

My Emptiness in fullness; awakening and night.

My lips are silent; my tongue mute.

O endless Shadow; O sweetest Light!

With what should I describe Thy birthless might?

In this drunken banquet of blissfulness, I dine,

Yet it is strange, for I have not tasted wine.

Who am I to speak of You, O Mother?

Alas! I am but a poor imitation;

You are the Weaver of silent conversation.

O Lantern, remain in thy frenzied state of longing,

I will caress your tongue with My sweet, sweet loving.

Embrace the ecstatic agony of thy Heart's Delight,

With the unspoken timelessness, of my supernal Height.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st December, 2018.

Awakening The Inner Light


Synopsis of the Second Poem

As the mythical Alladin's cave is full of endless treasure, so too the heavenly realm is full of Peace. This Sonnet (free verse), calls upon the soul to die from the magnetic pull of the transitory world, to rise, like an eagle, to the abode of Bliss.

Forgetting the brilliance and grandeur of its eternal Home, indeed not knowing, like the deer, that it carries its own musk, it is lost in a fog of sleep and is now being persuaded to rise ... to free itself from the thorns - the impediments - that makes it bleed.

The Greek Trojan horse; the Helen with lips sealed with sacred juice, are mythical and at the same time poetical embellishments ... images to evoke this ' flowing river, from which you’ll never thirst.'

The Phoenix


Arise! O Beautiful Soul, Fly!

O luster'd Light, O song-bird of infinity, die!

Die to the mundane ... this transient shadow.

You have forgotten the splendour of rainbows;

Hid your fragrances in thorns, believing

Them to be roses, even while they pierce your Heart.

Awake, my sweet, O beautiful Light! fly!

Arise! Cute eagle of infinitude, soar!

Cleanse thy wings of the ephemeral.

There’s a trojan horse awaiting, a Helen,

Lips sealed with the sacred juice …a

Chalice, from which you’ll never tire;

A flowing river, from which you’ll never thirst.

Come! Love is awaiting our arrival,

Open the Aladdin’s gates, of endless Bliss.

-Manatita, 29th November, 2018.

Wisdom from the Master

" I completely forgot that God is old.

I could have learnt so much from Him.

I completely forgot that God is young.

I should have invited Him,

To come into my Heart-garden and play with me." - Sri Chinmoy

Calling on His name or living the fruits of His experience

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on April 05, 2020:

Thank you Peggy.

Appreciate your king thoughts.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 04, 2020:

More enjoyable words to read from you and Sri Chinmoy on this weekend evening. Thanks! Stay safe and keep doing what you are doing to inspire and help others.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 05, 2018:


A succinct and powerful way of putting it, Bro. Thank you so much!!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on December 05, 2018:

When you pray or meditate forget yourself! Only God exists! Die into the shadows of separation and arise like a Phoenix into the Light of Oneness!

Thank you, my Brother, for offering one more step to my Heart!



manatita44 (author) from london on December 05, 2018:

Yes, my Sweet.

The mother loves us and so, out of Her infinite compassion, she can be whatever we want Her to be. Within reason, of course. Thank you so much!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 05, 2018:

Your poems do have a supernatural pull, inviting the reader into the atmosphere of the Divine. The Sri Chinmoy quotes only add to the appeal. Especially love the one about God being old . . . and young.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 04, 2018:

Thanks Bro.

Nimmitta Matram. I'm but a humble instrument of His. Om Shanti!

My Sweet, sweet Li-Jen, you're back? Thank you so much!!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 04, 2018:

It is always soothing to read your poems and the wise words of the Master open up new vistas every time. Thank you.

Li-Jen Hew on December 04, 2018:

Hey Manatita. Looks like the first poem already demonstrates that the devotee is able to show tribute although he is "speechless". When you put exclamation marks in the second poem, it is as if an eagle is flying every time there is an exclamation mark.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 03, 2018:

Thank you Linda. Appreciated. have a great day!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 03, 2018:

You always use thought-provoking phrases in your poetry, which I love. The poems are interesting as well as lovely.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 03, 2018:

Indeed, Jason. Persevere. I welcome you here and thank you for your perceptive piece. Salaam!

Some surprise, Patricia.

Tell me it's not the one we all know and love to hear about. So sorry! Please accept my condolences. We both know that our Lord is always merciful, but I won't say that this makes things any easier.

I wish you more of God's fortitude and deep stillness and the courage to carry on your selfless work. By the Master's Grace, I send you and family much healing. Stay in touch. Peace.

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on December 03, 2018:

I really enjoy the time when I just sit and close my eyes, feeling every breath I take and with total surrender to God. I could feel His warm embrace. It is indeed a speechless delight.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 03, 2018:

O beautiful soul, fly, contain the words I would sing to a sweet young man who left the planet too soon on Friday. Your way with words is mesmetizing.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 03, 2018:

Ah, my sweet, sweet Linda L,

Of course you're right. Indeed in keeping with all devout souls and scriptures. Like I said in another poem, words are inadequate translations. The great Ramdas used to say that She, the Divine Mother, allows us this freedom, until we come to the point where we realise that all is hers ... our muteness, our joys and sorrows, our speechlessness ... O Lord, my Lord, Your Blessings, I beseech! Drown me in Your ocean of birthless Joy.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 03, 2018:

There are no words I can offer to my Creator that adequately convey the pure joy that I feel for what He has given to me. The width and depth and breadth of His love is incomprehensible. "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10). Thank you for this Monday treasure.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 03, 2018:


What a testimony! I truly appreciate your output. Truth be told, sometimes I'm wary even of motivators, life-coaches, inspirators ... they do have a story and they do serve. True, many of us need them, but they rarely tell you about the inner you and the fact that you have to find the answer within. We take the short cut, when we pay lots of money and listen to a lecture for 2 - 3hrs.

We get more in the silence of the morn or late at night as the hustle and bustle of life has died down and mother nature helps us.

Where can God go? isn't She omnipresent? She sits or dwells within and waits for us to be receptive to Her voice. Receptivity, that is the key and for that we need selflessness, soulfulness, gratitude, Love ...prayer and reflection, silence...

So good to hear from you, my sweet. Continue ... continue ...

Ah Verlie,

I am hoping to visit you soon. I believe you have a review worth seeing. Bear with me.

Thank you so much for my longing and singing. Appreciated.


Always a joy to see you. Do what you can. Appreciated.

Thanks Bill,

on this very mild Monday. All's good and seeing you here is great too. Peace Bro.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on December 03, 2018:

In the early mornings I'll wake up and just lay in bed staring into space for hours I'm not speaking one word out of my mouth but speaking in my heart and listening to my thoughts as I allow them to flow. Sometimes I write the words down but mostly I just listen so I won't get distracted. The wisdom that I receive from those thoughts are richer than any treasure on this earth. And, this is how I know I am communication with the Creator...

Sometimes I will be struggling with something or, upset about something and I will be bothered for days. Then things will flow through my thoughts and almost as if someone turned the light on in a dark room I would say "Oh!"

I have a tendency to over think things and I began to see how the Creator communicated with me by going to the root of my problem and shedding light which made it simple and plain; while I would be at the surface not understanding what was wrong with me. It was the beginning of me recognizing "perfect understanding and imperfect understanding" The wisdom of God, is unlimited and inexhaustible.

I would listen to preachers and televangelist and eventually I would become bored because I felt as if I soaked up all they had to offer but with God, I will never be filled. He is everywhere in your heart and in your soul and he loves to share His wisdom with us. He speaks it everywhere even from the mouths of babes. Seek and ye shall find.

Beautiful poetry as always... Blessings.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 03, 2018:

Manitita your verses sing an ecstatic song with such longing for the light.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 03, 2018:

The infinitude that is God. Yes, we often forget to invite Him especially in our busy lives where we need him most to remind us that there is more.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 03, 2018:

Life is for living, and loving, my friend. Let's do both today, shall we?

Love and peace always

manatita44 (author) from london on December 03, 2018:


Yes. Rest is a great healer and for most, Monday is a virgin dawn ... a new beginning.

The other thing is that Consciousness, like the weather, is always changing. Perhaps I caught you in a great state. Today I have also combined with prose to explain my poetry. Some like this. Thank you so much!

Rinita Sen on December 03, 2018:

Somehow I feel your Monday's inspirations are the best. Maybe because it's Monday.. haha. Beautiful poetry as always, "die to the mundane" is my favorite phrase here.

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