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God Is Gracious~ Inspired by Manatita

Misbah enjoys writing poetry and loves to convey the messages of Love through her poems.



The piece is written to express my heartfelt gratitude to Manatita, a wonderful fellow author, my brother, and my teacher. He's always been a source of inspiration for me.

As Sri Chinmoy said, 'Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.

Sometimes, we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Manatita's poetry every time did wonder for me. His beautiful poetry kept reminding me that no, it didn't end yet. Keep on trying. You can walk! Don't get tiered you have that courage.

Thank you for always being an inspiration to me. “Thank you for your kind support“ is a very small phrase, but it is all I can say. Much gratitude!!!


You Chose to Live in Our Hearts

In our hearts, You have chosen to Live,

The heart is the land where You filled Love,

Your Love is here, You're not angry, Teaching us Grace.

Walking on Your path and worshiping in prayers

Your Love is the reason I am able to live,

New on this planet, there is Peace and safety.

Grace is right here, waiting to be discovered.

Your Spirit and, Your Love is the foundation of our Life.

Everything that perplexes us, vanished.

We are now free, no longer in distress.

Because salvation and mercy are Lord's Praise,

and chanting brings Glory.

All around the world, truth is growing,

we can now travel in the Path of Peace.


Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up! Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal.

— ~Sri Chinmoy

Surrender is The Only Cure

Something is hidden in the deepest layers of my heart, perplexes me greatly.

Gathered for years, but not approached for days at a time.

When you pick it up, it hurts, but there is no cure when you leave it.

Is it possible to find solace in the tears streaming down my cheeks?

And what comes after an endless dark tunnel? Is it light?

My deepest feelings have been influenced, So, I have changed my way of life.

Kind words said by many, weeping heart, wounds remain unhealed.

While own mind is failing, be strong for the one who is in need.

Confusion screams for immediate attention,

while life already expects so much at once.

Is there new courage and strength as I pass through this dark night,

where the stars and moon are hiding behind the clouds?

May I seek refuge under His wings? In that shadow, there is comfort, as life is strenuous.

Or May I weep like a child who seeks comfort on his mother's lap.

There come times, I don't understand what He has written in my life?

My own power nor my strength, hasn't worked up ever well.

So, the safest way to reach the unknown land,

Is walking in Light, Holding His Hand.

Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: I shall try again and again, and I am bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but I have to defy the obstacles.

— Sri Chinmoy

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

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