Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.
Aphorisms and lofty poetry, have from time immemorial, been a constant solace to us as humans and a joy to the heart and soul. The Psalms of David; the beatitudes of Christ ... the light of Rumi and the Seeress Mirabai, are lofty and sublime examples. They serve as Light to illumine, enlighten the understanding, to inspire and motivate … to reach the Heart.
Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy
“You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does.”
“Just as a rose has many petals, all of which add to the beauty and fragrance of the rose, so too the world shall become one world-family. Together we shall live in harmony in a spirit of self-giving for the good of all.”
“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” - Sri Chinmoy
This Love. An 8-syllable Sonnet
This thrill of mines, a peerless prize,
I feel within, below … above.
Eloquence; soothing, is Its voice,
Lyrical notes of sweetness-Love.
Beauty, charm and heavenly traits;
Mellifluous notes; ceaseless Grace.
Lustred rays; ethereal gates,
Ascend my Heart; my soul embrace.
Riding the crest of virgin dawns,
Beloved’s music; golden flute.
Angelic moons and kindred suns,
Affection-charms and loving, cute.
Charisma, elegant and bright,
Pinnacle-gift of God’s Delight!
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd, December, 2020
Give me a Selfless and Stronger Heart
Did you think you’d make it this far;
Transcend the dark clouds of anxiety,
Latching unto your thoughts like liquid glue?
Did you think you’d survive the grey veil of
Loneliness, tugging at your beautiful heart with disdain?
At last, you’ve seen the dawn, but not by chance.
The Master Weaver spins a tapestry of Light
And darkness, according to earth’s necessity.
The nightingales begin to sing again;
The symphony of starlings enchants our hearts.
Did you think you’d make it this far? When
Family Christmas was but a wonderful dream,
As the French closed their ports at Dover?
We stared the abyss of a variant stream,
And ascended the scales of a Tier!
Any sunset which seems to die, merely summons the
Night –a precursor to dawn or daybreak. Hope alive,
Becomes musical aspirations, for another sunrise. The flag of
Tomorrow lies in Time, on the lute of each sacred moment;
Stars twinkle; so the soul walks in solitude with the moon.
The next time the swan glides its elegant path,
Make sure you dance with the inner Alchemist,
Praising and worshiping the name of Love. A burning
Fire left alone, creates an intensity destroying life. Greed,
Grasping and complacency, creates seismic shifts in Gaia’s melody.
O Light, remove the predator-shadow in my heart.
The homeless builds boxes to survive the chill, while
In my dwelling warmth abounds. Some survive on hand-
Outs and chocolate bars, even as I gaze at shooting stars! O Love,
No need for a lighter burden, give me a selfless and stronger heart.
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd December, 2020
Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy
“Hope is sweet. Hope is illumining. Hope is fulfilling. Hope can be everlasting. Therefore, do not give up hope, Even in the sunset of your life.
“Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: I shall try again and again, and I am bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but I have to defy the obstacles.”
“Remain cheerful, for nothing destructive can pierce through the solid wall of cheerfulness.” - Sri Chinmoy
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