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The Grandeur of Love Rises Above All


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

He Said: “No!” He Said: “Yes!”

He was dressed in Kurta; taqiyah;

Beads hanging around his neck.

They said: “Are you a Muslim?”

He said: “No. But the intensity of my Salat,

Reaches the domain of Allah’s Jannah.”

They said: “Are you a Buddhist, then?”

He said: “No. But the sweet chants echoing in my Soul,

Dances to the rhythm of beads,

On the soul-stirring fingers of the Buddha.”

He said: “Jesus wept!”

They said: “Ah! So you are a Christian?”

He said: “No. But I admire His psychic tears;

His compassion for all mankind.”

They said: “We know!” You … are an atheist!”

He said: “Why not another spark of Love,

For there are myriad butterflies,

Glowing in the beauty of my Heart.”

A scholar asked enquiringly: “Are you at all religious?”

He said: “Yes! For is not Religion at the core of life?

Man in Taqiyah


When the campaign’s over,

We vote or abstain from Politics.

But it invades our kitchen;

Tussles with the very air we breathe.

So too, the grandeur of Love,

Illuminates the very pages of ALL sacred texts,

Permeating our Hearts and minds.

Like the new-born, it shines with the Light of Beauty,

Into the core of the ever-effulgent Consciousness.

Finally, the Seeress said:

“I know! You’re a servant of the servant of Love.”

He looked at her in silence and smiled sweetly,

Transmitting a loving energy, deep within his Soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Celestial Buddha


The Absolute

"The Absolute came from Delight, lives in Delight and at the end of It's journey's close, returns to Delight. It projects all that we are and see or do not see. There is nothing outside of this birthless and deathless Entity; this perennial Ground in which we live and have our being. All is beautiful and good; necessary ... all that we do not know through lack of wisdom, is only for a matter of a moment. The Beloved is faultless and His plans are ever-transcending and never fails."-Manatita


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manatita44 (author) from london on March 21, 2017:

Yes, yes, my Sweet Shauna. I've always known that you know this. Gratitude ... Have a great day!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 21, 2017:

Manatita, there is a wonderful message here. No matter what we believe, how or if we worship, we are all spiritual beings and should be respected for our souls.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 23, 2017:

Hello, Alicia. Good to see you and great to be back. Loving thoughts.

Well thank you, Dee, for such a sweet comment; your words of wisdom. Stay blessed.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 22, 2017:

This is a beautiful description of the love that can be found in many religions and spiritualities. Thank you for sharing your poems and thoughts, Manatita.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 22, 2017:

What a beautiful story, illustrating that our labels do not do justice to people who are not limited by membership in a group. “Why not another spark of Love, For there are myriad butterflies, Glowing in the beauty of my Heart.” Happy to have you back.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 22, 2017:

Yes,, my Friend. "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Charming boy! Thank you so much!


You're so kind to me. God bless your noble Heart.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 22, 2017:

There are many religions. We all serve a living God. God is love. Many people have God given talents, yours my friend is poetry. This is beautiful!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 22, 2017:

Wonderful. For some reason it reminded me of my young son. He is not yet an "is". His love is not based on that is or this is. It is still pure and a child of all Mahayana and Christ.


manatita44 (author) from london on February 22, 2017:

Hi, my good Friend. Glad that you're here. Thank you so much for your kind and loving comment.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on February 22, 2017:

Awesome description of the core of life, the "Love" which has no barriers, no religion nor identity. I am happy that you made your presence here with beautiful message. Thanks a lot, my Bro.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 22, 2017:

Well, well, my Brother. I'm so touched! What can I say! You and me, bro - dare I say - are like elder brothers in a family. We try to serve our siblings ... the children of our Father God. So many ways!

I must have told you more than four years ago that we are servants. You serve in one way and I another. Perhaps your fruits are mangoes and mines oranges. Who knows? Interior service is a form of self-offering that expands the Heart and is filled with Love ... that deathless quality that we both love so much! Peace!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 22, 2017:

Every so often, one walks among us, leading a life of love. Those of us who recognize him, and hear his message, are better for it. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to always have my eyes and heart open.

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