Better Than a Million Sticks of Sugarcane Juice. Monday's Inspiration 29

Updated on March 17, 2018
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Quotes from Sri Chinmoy

"The divine warriors have only one thing to tell us.

Accept Light and reject night." -Sri Chinmoy.

"All negative things first attack the mind." - Sri Chinmoy

"God gives us Light

And he uses this Light

In and through us for others." - Sri Chinmoy

Jasmines | Source

Better Than a Million Jars of Sugarcane Juice

Here I stand, lost in the aroma of Your silhouette.

Thy lips are like a scented garden,

From which I sense the redolence of flowers,

Blooming and blossoming like the breath of Spring.

I reflect briefly on the bud of jasmines.

The harsh winter is no more,

And the bees are diligent

In their melliferous terrain.

Today, like the bee, I’m busy also,

Enmeshed in the ocean of Thy sweetness.

One quite different from that of pollen,

And filled with the sugar of Paradise.

Aye, my Beloved, I have sampled a thousand jars of honey.

Yet the nectar that I am ravishing today,

Is better than a million sticks of sugarcane juice,

And I swoon and dance in the heart of Love.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 18th February, 2018.


Sealing my Heart With Lips of Love. A Free Verse Sonnet

An array of colours;

A sacred flame from the palm of God's own Light,

Tugged at the fire of my Heart.

Releasing an unfolding canopy of clouds,

They filled by Soul with an ocean of longing,

The bliss of which remains anew.

Down in the valley of weeping nights,

I ascend on the dawn of awakening Delight.

The morning rays herald another glorious morn,

And now my tears are born from copious bliss.

O Hari, You descended into the eye of my abyss,

Carrying a radiant flow of lanterns.

Erasing the veil from this life of darkness;

Sealing my Heart with lips of Love.

_ Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 18th February, 2018.


Wisdom-quotes from the Master

"Things that have to be rejected, we reject; things that have to be transformed, we transform; things that have to be transcended, we transcend. In order to transcend, two things are necessary. Personal effort and God's Grace." - Sri Chinmoy

"Compromise is a very poor solution." - Sri Chinmoy.

"The beauty of life lies in dreaming the impossible dreams. " - Sri Chinmoy

The call to Love

Where does this Love lie?

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Questions & Answers

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Ah, Thank you Bill.

      I wrote one today which reminded me so much of you. Lol. Thanks for your wonderful contribution.

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      Bill Holland 

      22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I tucked this away for safe-keeping and then almost lost it and forgot it. Glad I went back over my Inbox this morning because this truly was SWEET!

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      23 months ago from london

      You eyes are not shut.

      The ways of the world creates struggle. We do get caught sometimes ... even the best of us.

      Thank you for your loving contribution.

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      DREAM ON 

      23 months ago

      You give beautiful light to every subject you touch. To read your words takes me on my own private journey. When I open my eyes I see something different. My eyes were never shut I just thought they were. Because wherever I look a see a little more shine. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and love.

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      23 months ago from london

      Thank you, Gypsy

      Nice Nikki.

      We can always be better. But our Lord is merciful. Gratitude.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      23 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Just wonderful, enjoyed.

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      Nikki Khan 

      23 months ago from London

      Pleasure is all mine Manatita ji.

      Mein theek hoon And Hopefully app bhi theek ho gye.

      Namasty jee :)

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      23 months ago from london

      Thank you, Alicia. Appreciated.

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      Linda Crampton 

      23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      "I ascend on the dawn of awakening Delight". What a lovely line and thought!

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      23 months ago from london


      Thank you so much. Guruji was so fond of calling himself an eternal student and I say the same. I like to have beginner's mind. Still, your sublime comment is noted and respected very much. Much Gratitude ... much!!!

      Note: I have recently received a review of one of my poems by a friend here, it is so ... so beautiful!!! Praise be!

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      Eric Dierker 

      23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      As you know I am an old student of so much yet in only one year a young student of Sri Chinmoy. You do him well my friend. Not that pride is always right, but I am proud to know you and yourt writings.,

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      23 months ago from london

      Yes, Dee.

      I actually could have done it, for impact. I went for redolence (The jasmines), Light (the candle flame) and sugar (The melliferous bee) plus the flower. I added extra Love through the poetry of Hafiz and wisdom through Guruji's writings.

      I try to make Monday's extra special. Yes, this theme of Light into darkness runs throughout my work. Just that I change the words. Cobwebs, abyss, ignorance, night, shadows ... here my weeping is born out of copious bliss.

      Note, this has been a real experience for me. In the depth of Silence, tears always means Joy... sharing... blissful sorrow.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Dora Weithers 

      23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, after reading the title of the first poem, I looked for the picture of sugar cane or sugar cane juice, but I get it. No need to show an inferior source when you're experiencing something better.

      In the second poem, I love the contrary motion of "weeping nights" and "dawn of awakening Delight." Always something to love about your poetry.

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      23 months ago from london


      L.O.L. Cool!! I like that. Gratitude.


      I'm happy to hear. I so want to do this! Too many things and words are flooding my Consciousness. God's willing, I will soon. Thank you so much!!


      All very cool and mines especially. Guruji's are very deep, but you seem to understand them. You are very perceptive. Thank you so much, my Dear friend. Peace.

      Nikki Ji,

      ki haal hai? tik hai?

      Thank you so much, my Dear. Your comments are really 'cool.' Dhanyavaad. Om Shanti!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      23 months ago from Shelton

      better than a million sticks of sugarcane juices... your verse is as sweet as the title... awesome my friend...

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      23 months ago

      Oh, yes, "God gives us Light"...

      after we become partakers of it He says "You are the light of the world"... then as His/our light shine before men, they see our moral excellence and our praiseworthy, noble and good deeds...

      PS answer to your recent question dear Sir: I am writing , will start publishing after a green light be given me...


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      Nadine May 

      23 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Loved reading your creativity with words and the quotes.

      "All negative things first attack the mind." - Sri Chinmoy

      "Compromise is a very poor solution." - Sri Chinmoy.

      "The beauty of life lies in dreaming the impossible dreams. " - Sri Chinmoy

      Million Jars of Sugarcane Juice

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      Nikki Khan 

      23 months ago from London

      An awesome piece of poetry starting from spring and natural beauty and then ending on love and dreams of impossible things.

      Dreams are very important as they urge you to fulfill them and there you get success eventually.

      Loved the poetry and piece of advice of Sri Chinmoy.

      Keep it up my friend,, God Bless you.


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