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I Wish to be a Lover, With You as my Rose. Sunday's Inspiration 19, a Lofty Offering to Rajan Jolly


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

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death...

He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now." - Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Unfolding the rosebud


I Wish to be a Lover, With You as my Rose. A free-style Sonnet.

I once sealed my memory, to the wounds

Of afflictions and desires. Now you have

Kindled a flame of fire in my soul,

So I could shine like the morning star.

When my world seemed lost;

My capacity to soar was stultified.

You came like a breeze above the clouds,

Dispelling my ‘mistiness of shadows.’

There was a cold chill; an endless darkness in Your

Absence; now my Heart awakes, to the glories of shooting stars.

Even as the fish, enjoys the breath of the ocean, make

Me Your udder, to savour the milk of heaven’s sweetness.

Let my Heart’s lotus open, like the flower to the dawn,

For I wish to be a Lover, with You as my rose.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 5th April, 2020

Shree (Sri) Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Great Visionary-Seer and Founder of Sikhism


Wisdom from the Master

"If there is one God, then there is only His way to attain Him, not another. One must follow that way and reject the other. Worship not him who is born only to die, but Him who is eternal and is contained in the whole universe." - Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

"He who has no faith in himself,

Can never have faith in God." -Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Wisdom from the Master


God comes in the Heart of a Pure Lover

My poem recited by my poet-friend, Errol Mc Glashan, voted Best Spoken Word Artist 2019 at the Poetry Awards, London

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2020:

Creative, eh? ha ha. Trust you to notice it. Brothers in Love, Bro. We are brothers in Love.

Take whatever you want, just let Love permeate the taking. But 'give' is a better word. Gratitude

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 09, 2020:

Thank you for your responsive comment. Perhaps by taking one single thing in the "earths arena" that is more than I need, is breaking the chain of love - at least my chain.

"Dispelling my ‘mistiness of shadows." Is a "brilliant" notion, as in the brilliance of love shining through.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2020:

Thank you, my Didiji. Appreciate your kind sentiment.

Stay well. Om Shanti!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 09, 2020:

Beautiful thoughts in your poem, and a heartfelt tribute to Rajan Ji.

Your wisdom quotes, pictures and videos are wonderful.

Appreciate both of you, for your work. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2020:

Thank you, my spiritual Brother, for gracing my Hub, especially so this time. I truly appreciate your heart-felt offering.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 06, 2020:

Truly humbled, my friend! Like an echo, love rebounds in magnified measure. You see what you are. Much love and peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

Chuckle Dee.

You make me proud of my work. Stay safe. Gratitude.


Your Heart is wide open. Like me, taming the mind is a harder task.

Thank you for your constant kindness and sincere support. Glory Be!

Yes, Peggy.

Great choice. Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God. Your sense of opulence in the outer world is laudable; your sense of opulence in the inner world is commendable.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 06, 2020:

Always a fulfilling journey from "endless darkness . . . to the glories of shooting stars." Always inspirational images. Thanks for your exceptional work.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 06, 2020:

The quotes were very compelling. Your poetry is love in action and beautifully penned. Your true gift is amazing! Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 06, 2020:

Rajan should like this dedication to him. He is continually informing us about foods that are healthful and tasty. I am not familiar with all of the ingredients, but it is fun to learn about them.

I voted yes in your poll. Enjoy the balance of your day today!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:


So sweet of you to say so. Thank you so much!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 06, 2020:

"Wisdom of the master" states exactly what I believe and it was beautifully written. I also loved your poem. I think you are the lover of people. God bless you, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

Very, very good question. You're on fire, Bro.

Spiritual Masters of the Highest order, have no will of their own. If Christ saved Lazarus, then it means he -- Lazarus -- was meant to be saved. If he, Christ, died on the cross, then he was meant to die.

God-men follow the Will of the Father in Heaven. Ramakrishna, the great Indian God-man, sometimes spoke of his mother Kali, or the 'thing' inside Him. Guruji speaks of the Supreme or the Inner Pilot.

It is God who acts in and through them, for they have no will of their own. Is sacrifice the ultimate love, you ask. Why don't we reverse it? Love, is the ultimate sacrifice, but it need not mean death.

Seers say that if we were occultic, we could see the spiritual master bleeding inside. They are literally giving an unparalelled amount, while in the body, yet Earth remains ungrateful.

In Sri Chinmoy's teachings, there are three stages:

1. Realisation -- knowing God

2. Revelation -- revealing God.

3. Manifestation -- serving or manifesting God in this earth arena. (The Bodhisattva stage or Messiah stage, if you like. Manifestation is the hardest. Purely because Earth is and continues to be ungrateful. Look what it did to Christ. Peace Bro.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 06, 2020:

Is sacrifice the ultimate love. The giving.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

Chuckle. So sweet, Bill. So sweet!

I hear that you are doing well. Excellent!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 06, 2020:

Truth and Manatita....they go together like a horse and carriage. :)

My Monday can now begin. I have had my sampling of lovely thanks to your words.

Blessings always!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

I like Rajan, Devika.

I have been acquainted with him for some time and he is a devout and decent human being. Open to Love ... a quality we all need. Om Shanti!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 06, 2020:

Rajan Jolly has many useful hubs and your words makes me see this kind person for who he really is. A way to spread the word of kindness to a thoughtful being.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

Thanks Uncle Errol

Uncle Errol on April 06, 2020:

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

Very sweet of You, Rinita.

Thank you so much!

Thank You, Margaret.

I look at your work. I do not usually comment too much on politics - which I know you don't do - and astrology related things, but rest assured that I do admire you and I'm grateful. Gratitude.



You understand. The rose is a symbol of sacrifice.

"How sweet is the breath of the flower,

How illumining, is the sacrifice of the fragrance. - Sri Chinmoy

Much Gratitude.

Lorna Lamon on April 06, 2020:

The rose is such a beautiful expression of love and this lovely devotional sonnet speaks of this mystical love. As always your poems inspire and are a joy to read Manatita.

Margaret Pan from Athens on April 06, 2020:

Another one of your great works Manatita. Loved reading this!

Rinita Sen on April 06, 2020:

Thank you for continuing to spread love and joy.

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