Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.
" ... And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect ." unity. -Colossians 3: 14 (NIV)
"If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing." - 1 Corinthians, 13: 2
Last week I walked past Hammersmith Broadway Station, London, UK, on my way home. I saw some people canvassing and carrying a placard which said: “Love is our human right.” This made me deeply reflective.
Perhaps they were sincere, but to see Love as a commodity to fight for, rather than an inherent flow of our very substance/Consciousness … our very pulse of Being, was not empowering to me. How does this statement remind me of the fact that I am made in the very image of God?
So I reflected on the fact that Love had been reduced to the level of morals and etiquette, not as our birth-right; our very Source of Existence. That some had, perhaps, failed to see themselves as the candle of the Divine… in Essence, God.
Where then is my true worth? How can I love myself if I am stumbling – like in Plato’s republic – bound with chains in a dark tunnel?
“God is Love.” Said the Apostle, and “He that dwelleth in Love, dwelleth in God and God in him.” 1 John, 4: 16 – 21. The great Apostle Paul reminds us, so clearly here:
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” 1 Corinthians, 6: 19 (KJV)
Seen from a sublime and profound point of view, then yes, Love is in morals. At best – since we must use words - we can say that there is an inherent longing in man, consciously or unconsciously, pushing him towards inner fulfilment … to happiness. That this same urge manifests in the drunkard, the miser, the family man or lover as well as the rich and famous.
We see this in the trees, the flower-garden and in all sentient and non-sentient beings. There is always that yearning … this quest as of one on a journey, longing or looking for something. Without this we cannot move forward, as we will be at the level of the brute. A living ‘dead’ perhaps.
So in that sense, it was Love pushing those people to seek solutions for their problems. I can only hope that they knew this, but my purpose here is to seek and reach those who are seeking a deeper and more aspiring life. God bless them all!! Let us pray that we all find this Love soon. Hari OM!!
Love: The Secret Supreme
She moves purposefully across the ether;
Replenishing the seeds of my existence.
She’s like the quintessence of a kiss
That I have wanted all my life,
Tasting which, my breath
Will never lose its fragrance.
Above the horizon, the vast sky cradles my bosom;
Caressing the Heart with a pageantry of colours;
She gazes at me, and Her lustre paints
An immaculate candle in my core,
Dowsing me in the fire of its sweetness.
Aye, my Beloved One, I’m forever Yours --
A unique longing to express itself,
As an effulgent stream of Love.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 28th January, 2018.
The Sea 0f Nurnen
El Mar (The Sea)
What lies beyond this jagged edge? I wonder.
Were I to possess the capacity to trespass
Her flooded gates, would I tumble over?
Her cool algae waters, roll beneath my feet,
As I gaze inwards, engrossed within the music of her soul.
Sea gulls glide within the waves,
As I feel the majesty of this temptress,
Rising and falling like a maiden’s chest;
Her tides swinging, like a Libran Pendulum.
Amidst Her tempestuous voice and sonorous sleep,
There’s a deep stillness on her ocean’s bed,
Caressing my Heart with soothing beats: Dum … dum…
I ascend to Jerusalem, as she replenishes my Spirit;
Healing my soul, with the symphony of the Unknown.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 28th January, 2018.
~ Awakening The Inner Light.
NOTE: This poem was inspired by Chris's Hub about the sea.
Quote from Sri Chinmoy
"Love is the only wealth that man absolutely needs,
Love is the only wealth that God precisely is." - Sri Chinmoy.
Rabindranath Tagore's Unending Love
Quotes from Sri Chinmoy
“True inner joy is self-created. It does not rely on any outer circumstances. A river is flowing in and through you, carrying the message of joy. This divine joy is the sole purpose of life.” –Sri Chinmoy.
“ A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task.” – Sri Chinmoy.
“Judge not, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” – Sri Chinmoy.
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