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Modes of Identity. Monday's Inspiration, 73, to Mr Happy


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

"He who sincerely desires

To see others happy

is indeed

A man of peace." - Sri Chinmoy

"My life is only half full

When I receive.

My heart is completely full

Only when I give." - Sri Chinmoy


Awake to the Joy of an Illumining Dawn

You are my silent Meteor, illuminating

The heavens with dazzling Light. You are the

Shadow I long to see, even in my darkness; only

A true Lover, comprehends this ‘thrill’ I feel for You.

I’m a desperate moth, flying into the arms of burning

Flames, how can I quench the agony of this yearning?

So many eons of struggle, re-awakening the lustre of

Your beauty; now I worry about losing You, yet again.

“Come! Sweet Shyama! Tarry a little longer.”

My Beloved came, kissing my soul sweetly,

As Her calligraphy of garlands, flooded my Heart

With flames of fire, relieving me of ungainly mists.

My speech dissolved, silencing the intellect. I awoke to the

Joy of an illumining dawn, filling my core with speechless Love.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th November, 2020



What I am

She says that she knows me, and perhaps

She’s right. I’m but a merry song-bird of the

Dawn, whispering to souls, of the glories of

Creation. I am but a strand on the Breath of

Music, saying to the Universe, “I Love you!”

I am but the symphony of song-bearers,

Huddled together, transmitting their lute-like

Melodies in every Heart; I’m but a twinkling

Star, shimmering in the Andromeda Galaxy,

Revealing the bewildering grandeur of the Unknown.

O Love, I am the voice of sweet symphonies, manifesting their

Myriad beauty, in the golden tabernacle of Thy sacred tavern.

I’m the echo of celestial nymphs, pounding the drums of

Heaven, casting out shadows, from each beating pulse.

I am a spark of the Festival of Lights, shining in each soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier

Diwali Diyas (Lamps). Happy Diwali, my Hubber Friends


Wisdom from the Master

"Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible.

Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind's tearing tension." - Sri Chinmoy

"By hating that person, you have lost something very sweet in yourself." - Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy Speaks

Crisis of Identity

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on November 19, 2020:

Well Pamela, so sweet of you to say so. You are a dear fan of mines. - Lantern Carrier

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 19, 2020:

I read A Pageantry of Colors and can't comment, but I want you to know how much I enjoyed it. Using the colors the way you did made beautiful visions. I also love this quote: "If you want peace-abundance,

Never disobey your conscience." - Sri Chinmoy

Manatita, your poetry is always beautiful.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 19, 2020:

Thank you.

Spiritual Masters express the mood or longing of the soul. Thank you so much!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 19, 2020:

manatita44 Your quotes are perfect to a reader's eye. I always enjoy reading quotes it makes me wonder of life itself.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 17, 2020:

Thank you.

I suppose some come late. Not sure how it works. Gratitude ... much!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 17, 2020:

I finally found this in the feed, so can comment on this piece of lovely writing. Mr. Happy is honored by your beautiful words of wisdom.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 17, 2020:

Indeed, Mary. We are!

I'm amazed that somehow you can comment on my Hub. Can you explain how, so I can do it. I go to feeds but most time I can't, if the Hub is already 'niched.' Gratitude.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 17, 2020:

I am always transported to the transcendent when I read your articles. We are indeed just a strand in the grandeur and majesty of the Universe.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 16, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela. Appreciated very much. Glad you like my Guruji's quotes. Peace.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 16, 2020:

I really like Sri Chinmoy's quote you wrote at the start of your article. The poetry was splendid, as always. The images your poetry insprie are so beautiful. I truly enjoy reading this article.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 16, 2020:

Haha. Chuckle. Bill, as you know, we are all a pageantry of colours ... of different shades, marching to our own Jerico by different pathways. Yet you are all good men. Pax Vorbiscum!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 16, 2020:

Mr. Happy and I started out with a major disagreement. We have grown into friends. I learned a valuable lesson as our little drama played out online. Bravo to Mr. Happy and bravo to you, Manatita!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 16, 2020:

I'm going to wish you Happy Diwali again, if only for 'good over evil' which we all want to see.

Thank you so much. Did you know ... oh, I mentioned it recently, that Bengal or India, has produced some of the greatest God-souls that ever lived. Interestingly, my Guruji says that 'goodness' is better than 'greatness.', but you know what I mean.

Lots of love to you and tell me, when is your book coming out? Don't live in my lethargic boat. Haha. At least I did manage my Magnum Opus, my legacy. Om Shanti!!

Rosina S Khan on November 16, 2020:

I am moved and touched by your poetry pieces as you create varying imagery of emotions. And the wisdom from the master never fails to impress me. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 16, 2020:

Lol. Eric,

You probably don't. Chuckle. You're a mix bag of everything! haha, so perhaps that's an identity in itself. Thanks a lot, Bro Stay well!


I can't seem to catch your writing open. I'll visit again, post this comment. Thank you so much! Thought of you yesterday and almost rang! Bad boy, me. Too tired, perhaps. Stay blessed. - Manatita

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 16, 2020:

Ah, I savor this as i start my day. Thank you for setting a fine melody for my day. I will have to think on my identity. I must admit I have not.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 16, 2020:

The light in your poetry turns on a light in my brain, and suddenly life gets brighter. Thanks for carrying that healing lantern.

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