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Hope, Transformation, Bewilderment and Love. Friday's Inspiration 23, to Tanmoy Acharya Ji. Happy Easter!

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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.

Wisdom from the Master

"Spirituality is not merely tolerance. It is not even acceptance. It is the feeling of universal oneness. In our spiritual life, we look upon the Divine not only in terms of our own God, but in terms of everybody else's God." - Sri Chinmoy

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Hyacinth of Hope, vastness, infinity

Hyacinth of Hope, vastness, infinity

Hope, Transformation, Bewilderment and Love

I remember the darkness …eons of an abysmal abyss,

Piercing my wounds like thorns; creating a veil of sorrows.

Now a rose, I have survived the strong winds and angry

Earth, taken roots strong enough to survive any tornado.


A light crosses my shadow and I see a phoenix soaring in

The firmament, burning a path in the perennial galaxy so

Intense, that my soul becomes transfixed.

Transformed, I gaze at the luminosity of heaven --

The nebulae, Orion, the shooting stars … the moon

Looks so beautiful! This is where Sage Vasishta’s wife

Resides. This incandescent star of bewildering beauty!


Now at nights, many brides and grooms, pay homage to her

Towering holiness, in order to have a progressive marriage.

I once said to my mother: “mommy, mommy! “What

Is that there in the sky?” “The moon!” She smiled.


“The moon? I want to go to the sky and play with it!”

“You don’t have to go to the sky, my darling, one day

The moon itself, will come to you.” She smiled again.


So now I soar on the seeds of my mother’s vision,

Leaving my mortal coil behind, not too dissimilar from

A suspended pool. Only I’m a soul-bird, not a fish, and

The hope-seeds of the eternal grant me feathers, so I can fly.


Now I have no need for counting sand; the effulgent dazzle

Of souls beneath me, is too powerful and hold my gaze, like

The Temple of the sun. I reach out to Jannah, as the nightingale’s

Sing, my Heart shedding the tears of ceaseless Love.


1st April, 2021. By Manatita, The Lantern Carrier

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Wisdom from the Master

"A true religion only sympathises with other religions. It wants to experience its oneness-ecstasy with all religions, founded upon its own soulful cry. It wants to become inseparably one with all religions by virtue of its tolerance, patience, kindness and forgiveness..." - Sri Chinmoy

Note: A lot of the times I take quotes, from a much larger body of Sri Chinmoy's work. I cannot put too much here.

Wisdom from the Master

"There is no fundamental difference between one religion and another, because each religion embodies the ultimate Truth. Each religion is right, absolutely right, because each religion conveys the message of Truth in its own way." - Sri Chinmoy

Jesus, The Christ

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The Christ

The Christ ... Jesus, the Christ, was the son of God, just like Sri Krishna, Buddha and some more. The formless Absolute, in order to project Itself into creation to serve It's children, takes on a form, usually known as a Divine Incarnation --the direct descent of God in human form.

They come whenever righteousness declines and a new era is about to begin. They serve the Absolute, in bringing about this great change, by offering themselves to mankind. Sri Chinmoy calls this Manifestation. Unless the Spiritual Master manifests God in and through creation, his role is not complete. They do so through Love.

Preparing for Easter

© 2021 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2021:

No. Just coincidental. I mention it as I take great care to mention the artists when I use their prompts. This is a highly mystical poem and written for a specific purpose. I will recite it tomorrow night in a feature on Zoom. Thank you and much Love.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 04, 2021:

Always beautiful poetry! You've used Brenda's prompt Hope and also brought an Easter message to us all.

Happy Easter!

Ann

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2021:

Yes, I'm preparing a Hub for tomorrow. Do you know I write to lots of my friends? I do not see your email, so if it's ok then send it to me. Enjoy your time there. You must be over the moon!

Yes, Peggy lets me know how amazing some of these places are, especially the Grand Canyon. Wow!

Felicitations to your youngest son. May they both be blessed from Heaven. What a great time!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 03, 2021:

First, I love the Sri Chinmoy initial quote. Your poetry was so beautiful, and it is also so fitting for the Easter weekend. This was another fitting tribute and so enjoyable to read.

I am in the mountains in GA to watch my youngest son get married today. You see the splendor of God everywhere with the mountains, flowering trees and we saw 3 deer this morning. What a wonderful day, then tomorrow we celebrate our risen savior. Blessings, Mantita.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2021:

Yes, I agree. I wrote a piece for Dora called Atonement. I summed up the resurrection and Grace there in an infinitisimal way. Happy Easter to you also ... and your loved one.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2021:

Great compliment, my Didi ji.

Asamkhya Dhanyavadd!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2021:

Thanks Bro. Higher blessings!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2021:

Yes, Peggy.

Thank you for the kind thoughts. Amen!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 02, 2021:

Manatita44,

This is an absolute great write.

I also thought this was for the word prompt, "Hope."

But then I read your responses to Misbah.

It is a lovely poem and story.

I know we all have different religions across the universe and it nice to read that basically they are the same...at least in truth.

I wish you, your family, and friends a very special Easter.

To me, Easter does mean alot inside my heart. Not so much all the trimmings that go with it.

Just the value of it's meaning.

Take care.

Vanita Thakkar on April 02, 2021:

Beautifully profound and profoundly beautiful. Loved it. Jay Siyaa Raama !!

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 02, 2021:

Happy Easter! Enjoyable and inspirational. Jamie

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2021:

Your poetry and the inspirational words are perfect reading right before Easter. Wishing you beautiful days ahead. I hope your family is doing well after the passing of your sister.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

Audrey, thank you! Thank you!

Light and Love indeed! Happy Easter!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

WoW! Amara!

You sure you don't want to be my PR person? Ha-ha. Higher blessings and much gratitude.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 02, 2021:

To partake of your inspiring poetry is to be lifted up in light and love. You give so much. You are so much. My teacher, my friend, and my brother. Thank you for transforming me with your beautiful symphony of words. I feel loved.

Amara on April 02, 2021:

Manatita what a lofty piece of writing.. Its an amazing artwork.. what a wonderful artist you are.. Your words are like pearls on canvas..

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

I collaborate with artists, rather like you and Cam. This piece was done 4 days ago and initially called Hope.

Diliana wrote first. it was very metaphysical. To respond well, I re-read her work to get the gist of what she was saying. She mentioned Hope at the end. She could see it, touch it. It was just there!

So I added my section initially based on Hope. Once I began to look outside the body, I made it very ethereal, by the use of very powerful images. I added a stanza on April 1st.

Thank you so much.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

Wow! Thank you Bro!

To be so receptive, Requires a good Heart. A most wonderful and succinct contribution from you! Thank you for honouring my page. Om Shanti!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

Yes Bill.

I remember, as I have done so many pieces about you. You chose some awesome lines!

Thank you so much and 3 cheers for Beverley.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 02, 2021:

It was a coincidence that you have “Hope” in the title, so I also thought this may have been a response to Brenda’s prompt. You replied to Misbah that it was not, so it was a very thoughtful dedication to Tanmoy anyway. Thank you for sharing your poem and the wisdom of Sri Chinmoy.

Tanmoy Acharya 100 on April 02, 2021:

All I can say is that you have the heart and soul of a true poet. One of the most beautiful pieces of poetry I've ever read.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 02, 2021:

I remember the darkness …eons of an abysmal abyss,

Piercing my wounds like thorns; creating a veil of sorrows.

Now a rose, I have survived the strong winds and angry

Earth, taken roots strong enough to survive any tornado.

You could be writing about me, my friend. Beautiful tribute and timeless message for all as we stumble through our lives.

Blessings always!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 02, 2021:

I always admire your kind nature. God Bless you always.

I did poetry on Brenda’s prompt today.

Happy Easter in advance!”May your heart be full of new hopes and life be full of happiness …. Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter in advance

Peace and Blessings dear brother

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

Didi ji.

I admire your sweet simplicity. Perhaps your Heart is open, like mines. Makes us vulnerable. Allah understands though and protects us accordingly. Salaam!

Devika, God bless you! A great compliment and appreciated!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 02, 2021:

Oh, okay !! You mentioned “Hope” in the title so, I thought maybe the prompt. Silly me !!

This is a beautiful and lovely dedication to Tanmoy as I mentioned before as well.

Peace and Blessings to both of you

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 02, 2021:

manatita44 You write what makes us happy, gives us hope and a great way to feel positive in this life. Thank you

manatita44 (author) from london on April 02, 2021:

Brenda's prompt?

I saw her lovely article this morning, I wrote my article yesterday. In any case- out of respect - I tend to mention people's names, if I use their prompt.

You surprise me! This is a very different kind of poetry.

In the 'mommie' bit, I have taken liberties. It comes from a conversation in Guruji's play on the life of Christ. It's called The Son.

I did one of Brenda's prompt three weeks ago. I think it was 'Spring.' They are all easy to do, if or when I feel like it. But I don't use prompts, unless Bill or someone else does something and I want to contribute. Words come to me too easily. Yet I have been thinking Easter, like she obviously does. Love you, my sweet.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 02, 2021:

Manatita, this is a beautiful response to Brenda's prompt and a wonderful dedication to Tanmoy

I enjoyed each and every word

most beautiful lines,

"Now at nights, many brides and grooms, pay homage to her

Towering holiness, in order to have a progressive marriage.

I once said to my mother: “mommy, mommy! “What

Is that there in the sky?” “The moon!” She smiled."

Peace and Blessings to both of you

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