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Grace (Kripa), Sunday's Inspiration 36, to the Esteemed God-seeker, Vanita Thakkar

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

On Grace: Wisdom from the Holy Mother

"Even water, which has a natural tendency to flow downwards,

Is drawn up to the sky by the sun's rays.

In the same way, God's Grace lifts up the mind, which has a

Tendency, to run after sense objects." - Sri Ma Sarada Devi

Sri Sarada Devi (Wife and Consort of Sri Ramakrishna, The Great God-man of India


Grace (Kripa)

I gaze at the Master, eyes fixed on the

Transcendental Self. Slowly our stream of

Consciousness merge, as my physical cage

Becomes quiet, peaceful; serene, like the ocean’s bed.

The mind is calm, vacant … tranquil, my breath

Quickens, as I drift into another realm, the force

Of Grace taking control, as I, a soul immortal, soars, like

A dauntless falcon, upon an expanse of magnificent vastness.

I’m in a Temple Courtyard, the mortal coil still

Sitting in the lotus asana, amidst slabs of holy relics,

As the wine of rhapsody takes hold, and I, a mariner,

For once does not steer, as Grace navigates my sweet Surrender.

The blue moon caresses me with its lustre; my

Heart unfurls its sails as the Light enters, me blending

With the universal beauty that never perishes. “O Grace, my

Grace!” I say in Silence. My vocals have gone still; my stillness vocal.

Everywhere is intoxicating beauty! My eyes shed copious tears,

The joy of the soul, a stream of energy almost too powerful

To control. It runs through my frame, and I sense a shifting

Of the breath, enabling me to bear this harmonious Peace.

Slowly, my body returns to conscious awareness,

Too soon for me, but Grace knows I’m not yet malleable

Enough, in the hands of the Master Weaver, and so I

Wait to be further alchemized at another moment.

O Grace, my illumining Grace, You that dance in my soul; bathes

Me in trance and inebriates my core with symphonies, Come!

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 16th July, 2021.


Wisdom of the Master

"The Supreme is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He has various kinds of power, but His greatest adamantine power is His grace. The moment the Supreme uses His grace for an individual, He offers His very Life-Breath to the seeker, for the Supreme and His grace cannot be separated." - Sri Chinmoy



Wisdom from the Master

"The divine grace is constantly descending upon us. Those who are sincerely aspiring are conscious of this divine grace, but those who are not aspiring are keeping their heart's door permanently closed." - Sri Chinmoy

Wisdom from the Master

"Before realization, we think that our personal effort, our aspiration alone is responsible for our spiritual progress. At that time there is no such thing as grace for us. But after realization, we come to see that there is no such thing as aspiration. Our progress is all due to divine grace." - Sri Chinmoy

Significant Aphorisms of the Illumined Seer, Sri Ramakrishna

Wisdom from the Master

"A true believer of God feels that his very existence on earth, his inner and outer achievements and fulfillments are entirely due to God's grace. Also, he is truly fortunate to see that his so-called personal efforts too, are an act of God's grace. At every moment he feels that without God's grace, he is nothing and with God's grace, he is everything." - Sri Chinmoy

God's Grace

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