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I Was Burnt to Cinders and Became Filled

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

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I Was Burnt To Cinders And Became Filled


It was a most painful call.

It was a most painful response;

It was a most painful time in the wilderness.

Alone in a scorching desert,

I almost burnt in the ash of my own despair.

Disobedience enveloped my Heart;

I cried most intensely from within the soul.

Sweet Grace! Love soaked me in its rhapsody,

Amidst the pinnacle of Its flames.

I was burnt to cinders;

Filled again, with the crescendo of a dazzling Light.

Gripped by the unfolding intensity of Its sweetness,

I lay dazed in rapture,

Ascending on the lap of the Beloved One.


-Manatita, The Lantern carrier. 10th March 2018

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Quote from Sri Chinmoy

" Allow failure to teach you a supreme lesson:

Each sunset is the beginning

Of a very, very bright and powerful sunrise." - Sri Chinmoy

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My Troubled State


My first line of defence was to blame others.

O mirror! Do you not see my troubled state?

Love knocks on the door of conscience

But empathy is lacking.

The dark seeds of fear burn my restless mind,

My cemented walls are hardened;

I suffocate in a web of sorrow and self-inflicted pain.

O Light! O Love! If You be true,

Then permeate this lonely emptiness I feel.

Let the life-giving rays of the sun

Peep through my window;

Offering solace to my forlorn Heart.

I know not whence I came, nor where I’m going.

As such, I need Your Ocean of Peace, to make me whole again.


-The Lantern Carrier, 11th March, 2018

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Quote from Sri Chinmoy

"The problem with fault-finding,

Is that he who finds fault with others,

is in no way a happy person,

Even after he has successfully accomplished his task." -Sri Chinmoy,

A meditation exercise

Meditation and stress reduction

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