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The Play of Consciousness. Sunday's Inspiration, 12

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

Wisdom from the Masters

“Adversity makes you dynamic.
Adversity endows you
With faith in yourself.” -Sri Chinmoy


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi

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Life's Divine Lila (Cosmic Dance)


I washed her with much dignity:

Face, neck, breasts, trunk and limbs … her intimacy.

I put on her attire: dress …socks; combed her hair.

It was just part of the normal routine.


Sometimes I was chaperoned,

Sometimes I just got on with it, on busy days.

In a world where one – for varying reasons – became unable,

It was a duty of professional care; I suspect it still is.


I’m only a fragment, of the Light of the Beyond. I wear

My ego delicately, playing a necessary game.

But like vulnerable children on the mother’s lap,

I’m caught in a dance, beyond my power to control.


When I left Grenada, I had no idea of nursing;

Yet I have offered my Heart selflessly,

Become a wiser instrument in this mystical,

Magical labyrinth of Love, called life!

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Each moment is different, another challenging birth,

To ultimately show the light, even after the ugliest night.

The Divine Weaver dances with me, in a game of chess pieces.

I play interchangeably as rooks, bishops, castles, Kings and Queens;

The unseen moulding of this inner alchemy, is always in progress.


Amidst all this, Love – like the tide – tosses me to and fro,

Splashing my fragile ego against the rocks,

Only to re-create a synergy of surrender,

in this supernal void of Sound, in Silence.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th September, 2019

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Love is The Only Doer

Nothing really happened, when I fell down from Paradise,

I just fell.

Nothing really happened, when I danced with my shadows,

I just danced.

Nothing really happened, when I strayed from Her Majesty,

Weeping upon the myriad afflictions of my own doing,

I just wept.


You gave me a sweet smile, a long rope and limited freedom.

You said: “Go, my child. Enjoy this mirage of experiences.”

I gave a sacred bow and left, bewildered by Your Mercy.

Now in my delusory state of darkness,

I have forgotten the Light from which I came.

My Beloved, You are the action and reaction tambien.

Lantern has discovered the secret, that Love is the only Doer.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 11th December, 2019.

Wisdom from the Master

"When setting out on a journey,

Do not seek advice, from those who have never left home." -Rumi


Struggle is a necessary part of life. We are in isolation from Love, trying to re-discover our true nature, the Self. Motivated by desires, we feel incomplete and Love's inner drive keeps us seeking … a slow walk or march on an evolutionary journey to the Absolute Source.

We are subjected to the laws of duality, of hot and cold, of light and shadow, pleasure and pain. We can only transcend joy and sorrow when we merge with the eternal, in the plenitude of Love Divine.

Meanwhile, we travel along a road, like solitary wayfarers, stumbling and falling … rising and falling … rising, learning the necessary lessons, to find our way Home.

Someone asked me recently, what my name means. Spiritual Masters, including The Christ, have from time immemorial, given names to their disciples. The name reflects the soul's potential, the direction which it wants to take, which is most dominant in its nature.

So one may be musical, for example, be guided by faith or have a devotional bent. It is all due to the souls need to manifest in a particular way, which is necessary in its evolutionary cycle.

Manatita is a Sanskrit word coming from 'manas' (Mind) and 'tita', (Beyond). It means 'Beyond the Mind', in the Heart of our Lord Beloved Supreme'. In meta-physical teachings, the psychic Heart is far superior to the mind. Being of a devoted persona, I long for the things of the Heart: We and ours, unification and spontaneity, innocence and beauty, Love and Light, harmony and oneness...

Guruji gave me the name in 1989.

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