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Beyond The Night: Thursday's Homily for the Devout, 25


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

"You are not the body. You are not the senses. You are not the mind. These are all limited. You are the soul, which is unlimited. Your soul is infinitely powerful. Your soul defies all time and space." - Sri Chinmoy



We are the Masters of our fate, the microcosm and the macrocosm, a prototype of perennial grandeur. We are all lights on the lap of supernal Love. If we see Seers in the mirrors of our Hearts, the whole world will be beautiful.

If we see drunkards and lost causes, then this beautiful field of Gaia, will be filled with hopeless inebriates and the penury of emptiness. You and I affect the world, by the vibrations that we offer to the world. Let us send out loving energy, for where our goodness lies, there will our Hearts be also.

The first poem depicts our despair, even while reminding us of the ‘arena of Love’ inside our Hearts, asking us to ‘awake.’


Beyond the Night

On the path of loneliness and fear,

Every moment is a ‘night’ within. My

Desires mimic the call of Sirens, alluring

Me to distraught waves, of my inner turbulence.

I am a doubt-billionaire, afraid of walking the

Tightrope of Ibadah, (worship), yet unconsciously

Searching, for the sacred flames of Freedom.

What is day and what is night, what is

Salat, (Prayer); what’s respite? Each ‘now’

Is my cloud of shadows –the screams I hear

Inside; the adversity candles of Light that calls

Me, even as I blame others for my inner struggles.

Alas! I have forgotten the supreme secret –

The arena of Love inside my Heart, entreating

Me to let go of my impediments. “O night,” She

States affirmatively. “I am your effulgent moon.”

“The evening stars will shine as sunset fades,

The rose repose in faith, knowing that its bud

Will blossom with the light of day. Beacons

Lie on a resplendent Nebula, waiting to

Gleamer on the runway of your emptiness."

"O night, my slumbering night, don’t sleep. Awake!”

– Manatita. 18th August, 2021


Love In a River of Tears. A Regular Sonnet

To Thee, great One, in my self-made prisons,

Steeped in toxins of my shadowy fears.

The summer rays, light of all my seasons,

Is now my ails, my malady of tears.

O nameless Love; Spirit of creation,

The dancing Empress, following my paths.

I lie on Your rose-buds, shielded by thorns,

Weaving, adorning a Temple of sorts.

You’ve placed a bouquet of satin above,

The breath of Your wafts still leads at the helm,

You walk the red silk of perennial Love;

Carry melodies from another realm.

You are my King and my sweet goddess too;

The light of horizons and rainbow hue.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 11th March, 2017

Beyond the night

Wisdom from the Master

"Has your soul a special mission? Yes. Your mission is in the inmost recesses of your heart, and you have to find and fulfil it there. Forgetfulness makes you feel that you are finite, weak and helpless. This is not true. You are not the body." - Sri Chinmoy

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Very happy for you Mary. Stay with it! Beautiful!!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 20, 2021:

As usual, you feed my spirit. Inside of us is pure love, and I try to be in it during the day. So far, it has made me happier.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 20, 2021:

Wa iyakk mi habibti

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 20, 2021:

Ha Ha! That was a really funny story, bro. Lol! People sometimes perceive things in ways that are diametrically opposed to what is said. I am still a fan of yours. Smile!

Blessings to you!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 20, 2021:

Thank you my dear Vidya ji.

So glad that you relate to the Sonnets, as well as Sri Chinmoy's quotes. Hope you have a pleasant evening. Much Love.

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 20, 2021:

Beautiful poetry Manatita. I agree, we are neither the body not the mind and our spirits us free. Yet sometimes we lock ourselves in a prison of anxiety and fear. I could relate to the sonnet, happens to me all the time. Meditation helps at such times. The quotes of Sri Chinmoy are truly inspiring. Have a great day, thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 20, 2021:

Thank you, Chitrangada Ji.

Then you're doing great!! The smile is already there, like the moon's lustre and the sweet twinkle of perennial rays, shooting through the heavens. Sukriya!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 20, 2021:

This was a beautiful read, Manatita! Makes me feel peaceful.

Thanks for sharing!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 19, 2021:

Thank you Vanita Ji. Hope it goes well.

Vanita Thakkar on August 19, 2021:

Good beginning to my day. Thanks.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 19, 2021:

Ha-ha. Spirituality! Some nearly 40 years of it! The esoteric poet gives all credit to Allah! This is the Source. Thank you so much! Sukhran, my friend.

Amara from Pakistan on August 19, 2021:

I dont know how you always come up with something new and even more beautiful. This makes you unique. Ma sha Allah.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 19, 2021:

Well Peggy, you've got some great vibrations, no? and your ripple effects are noteworthy! Thank you so much!! Peace.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 19, 2021:

Our souls do defy time and space and are only in our corporal bodies for a short time, relatively speaking. I liked your message and also the ideas of ripples causing more and more ripples written by Bill. We do emit vibrations. Hopefully, more of them are about love and peace. We can all use more of that!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 19, 2021:

Aww Pamela

What a masterful tribute from you! So glad you could relate! Thank you so much!!

Bill, thank you! Thank you! A most beautiful sentiment from you, Bro. Sweett!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 19, 2021:

Your opening paragraph is so important to digest. We all affect the world, in small ways, in large ways, our ripples causing ripples causing ripples, and at the time we leave this plane, we look back and see a tidal wave with our name on it. Beautiful thoughts to contemplate this morning, my friend.

I hope this finds you well, with your life filled with blessings.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 19, 2021:

I always love your message. When I was reading the fist poem and you spoke of the double-millionaire, I thought of the verse in the Bible that says it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle.

In the second poem you wrote about self-made prisons, and it is easy to do exactly that in our lives. I don't live that way anymore though, but I do relate.

Your messages are always so elegant with your wording. The poetry is beautiful. You a beacon in this Hubpage community, Manatita. I appreciate you so much.


manatita44 (author) from london on August 19, 2021:

Your 'fan' word, has triggered a story: I told a girl she was a fan two months ago, and she gave me what I perceived to be an insulting response. She did say that she was a friend but not a fan. Somehow, she didn't like the word.

I apologised and then we spoke about publishing my book, which is what I wanted to talk about as I actually liked the girl. She invited me to an interview on Zoom. We discussed and then I received a letter.

It was accepting, but still filled with the same tones of disdain about being called a fan and my Spirit said no. So I apologised in a very succinct way and said I had abandoned the project. I just did not feel right, working with this person.

Back to you. of course you're my fan and I love you for it. You're infinitely more than a fan and a beacon of hope to many. Stay blessed, mi Habibi. Thank you so much! Jazak Allahu Khairan.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 19, 2021:

As usual, a great message of love and light. I will never be able to express my gratitude enough for your kind contribution to our lovely community.

You are indeed a diamond and a lantern carrier who tirelessly spreads the light on the way for the benefit of others. That is really so kind of you, dear brother.

so true that "If we see drunkards and lost causes, then this beautiful field of Gaia, will be filled with hopeless inebriates and the penury of emptiness."

I loved these lines very much

"O nameless Love; Spirit of creation,

The dancing Empress, following my paths.

I lie on Your rose-buds, shielded by thorns,

Weaving, adorning a Temple of sorts."

You always choose your words very carefully and that's what I always admire. You know I am a great fan of yours, no?

I also enjoyed the quotes and the videos. Thanks a lot for sharing. Stay safe, smiling and healthy.

Blessings and Peace!

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