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Mothers: A Most Prestigious Gift of God's Love. Sunday's Inspiration 4


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

“How sweet is the breath of mother’s Love;

How illumining is the sacrifice of her Heart’s psychic-tears.” –Manatita


I will say it now, while my tears are still wet but sweet and I can hear the cries of the soul of mother’s Love. A mother’s Love is matchless, enduring, and full of ‘sweet-weeping’ sacrifice, fortitude and an indomitable will for duty and concern.

This is equally so for single mothers and perhaps, just perhaps, they sometimes have a lot more to endure. The pain of separation from their loved ones; the agony of isolation, loneliness and insecurity, the travails of not knowing where the next meal is going to come from, or who will put the bread on the table. Believe me, some have seen it all!

Some mothers make uncomfortable sacrifices … they feel the pain, the guilt, the shame, even while being unflinching in the cause of duty and devotion, to the upkeep and upbringing of their near and loved ones.

I have written much on the innate qualities of mothers: Their joy, delight, sweetness and charm … their indomitable will and soulfulness, as well as their pain, their labours … their fears.


Mothers are so much like the wonders of God’s nature! The sun shines on the rich and poor alike, offering its nourishment to all; the opalescent moon dances in the heavens with twinkling stars, ensuring we feel its charm and elegance, to elevate our Spirit. The tree, when it is laden, bends over, like a majestic canopy of humility, offering its fruits to all.

So too, the mother offers … silently, bearing the bruises of our iniquities without malice or complaints, a dauntless and diligent soldier, in the cause of service, selflessness, soulfulness and concern.

Sweet mother divine, all praise … all glory to the Potter who carved and molded you, into a magnificently lustrous and beautiful vase, offering your delightful aroma, to the glory of God in adversity, as well as Delight. Victory to the plenitude of thy Love Divine.

Her name is Jewel and she was my Dearest Jewel of a mum.

Her name is Jewel and she was my Dearest Jewel of a mum.

An eleven syllable Sonnet

They toil and suffer, our lives to make better,

Like the sun and the moon, they always worship.

Pay homage to filth, or joys and endeavour,

When our lives are improper, their love runs deep.

Their sweet sacrifice offers, its fragrance-rose,

The wafts of their selflessness, comes from God's Light.

A heart filled with beauty, its service exposed,

The joy of their dear ones, their only delight.

Hear you, O my children, when mothers express,

Their heart's soulful tears--your many afflictions.

Their sorrowful soul, struggles hard to redress,

The toil that you bear; your many distractions.

Their devotion's will; rainbow-heart-tears-concern,

They offer their children, what's second to none.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 12th May 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

"The Mother Divine is the Divine in its feminine aspect. Very often we say that it is easier to please our mother than our father in the physical world. This truth is also applicable in the spiritual world. True, the Mother and the Father do everything in consultation with each other. But it is easier for an aspirant to please the Mother Divine or an aspect of the Mother Divine than to please Purusha, the masculine aspect of the Lord Supreme." -Sri Chinmoy

The Poetry of Sri Chinmoy

O Mother of Compassion,
I am Your sweet infant child,
Like Jesus looking far into the skies
From the lap of Mary.
You love me infinitely more
Than anybody else.
Friends and neighbours wonder
At your loving preference.
I call You Mother,
You call me darling.
I give You a sweet little smile
And kiss Your Feet again and again.

Excerpt from ‘Supreme, Teach me how to surrender’ by Sri Chinmoy, 1975

Mothers Love

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on May 22, 2018:

Thank you,

Chitrangada. It is indeed a very difficult task. I tried ...I tried.

You have obviously given your valuable time to this Hub and I feel humbled. Thank you so much!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 22, 2018:

Beautiful sentiments expressed in your wonderful poem, about the mothers. I am sorry, I am reading it late.

Your mother looks, full of affection. That’s the greatest quality of mothers everywhere.

I thought, that it’s difficult to define the God like qualities of a mother, but you did it in an impressive way. Loved your poem, pictures and the video.

Thanks for sharing!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 14, 2018:

Thank you, Dee.

That was a beautiful and understanding contribution from one with a life of experience with children and grandchildren. Much gratitude for the insight shown here. Peace.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 14, 2018:

Your sonnet, and the entire presentation, is a beautiful reflection on mothers. Thanks for highlighting their unselfish sacrifices which are empowered only by their love.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Yes, Cam.

I read over this piece. I'm saying a few pages in those words and a few more in the others combined. Of course I know that you appreciate beauty ... art in what ever form.

Again I see your comment as another victory for women ... for the Divine. God bless your wisdom-Heart and your life of service to others. Praise be! Happy Mother's Day!!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

My Brother Tim,

The respect I feel for you is mutual and yes, I'm happy to wait.

That is a very beautiful piece that you have written. A tear-maker. What a wonderful soul!

Your receptivity to my work is exceptional! Blessings... constant blessings from the one to your mom, your family ... your all. Happy Mother's Day!!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Gratitude, my brother Elijah, for this very significant piece for mothers. Your kind sentiment is noted and Happy Mothers Day!!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Not only a great sentiment Michael, but a victory for mothers love. It,s Monday morning for me but Im very happy to read your inspirational piece and wish you a Happy Mother,s Day. Praise be!

Michael Milec on May 13, 2018:

Excellent tribute to all mothers, manatita44.

Mothers are more than other human beings, the most equal to the heart of God - the creator. His spiritual presence is manifested by physical care and love that only a mother can give to a new person something no pen is able to describe, no one else can understand.

Is there any other authority to give birth to a body that only God has begun by the power of creation?!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on May 13, 2018:

My memory filled with images of my mother, cooking, washing clothes, and still holding a part-time job while making sure her ten children completed their homework and behaved.

When I read, this poem and the insightful quotes about the feminine portion of divinity, I remember my Mom would always say God protects you like a mother and carries you when you can't go forward like a good Father would.

Dear Brother, you say it beautifully"

"Their sweet sacrifice offers, its fragrance-rose,

The wafts of their selflessness, comes from God's Light."

That's every mother, and you hit upon their souls with precision and tenderness in verse.

PS: My research and prayers are nearly answered for the work of love I wish to offer. My guiding angel is leading me toward the words to honor you. Your patience and kindness are much appreciated.

Much respect and love,


Your brother,


Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on May 13, 2018:

The third stanza of your sonnet reminds me of my mother, who, at age 86, still dotes over every joy and hardship I endure. God bless them all on this day.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on May 13, 2018:

A magnificent description of what a mother is be they young or old mothers still have that and more.

Thanks for the presentation.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

And you too, Peggy. You have a sweet face and Happy Mothering Sunday.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 13, 2018:

Your "Jewel of a mum" had a sweet face. To all the wonderful mothers out there...Happy Mother's Day.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Very sweet of the young one and most appropriate. Have a great day!!

Hi Linda.

Yes. Indeed a jewel. A Jewel of sacrificial and Love-Delight. Have a great Mothering Sunday.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 13, 2018:

A loving mother is indeed a jewel. Thank you for sharing this tribute to their wonderful qualities, Manatita.

Nikki Khan from London on May 13, 2018:

Wsalam Manatita ji!

Ha ha, of course, I love ATM cards, and I’ve got all his cards ;)

My daughter has bought me flowers and card,, so compelling, isn’t it.

Bless you brother!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Yes Bro.

Sometimes God hides some things from us. We just don't know why. But I'm convinced that ultimately it's for the best. Happy Mother's Day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 13, 2018:

I recently found out who my biological mother was. She led a tragic life for sure, but she gave birth to me,and in an unselfish act of love, gave me away to be adopted by the greatest parents in the world...so yes, Happy Mothers Day to all the loving mothers in the world.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Well we contribute , albeit in a diffetent way;

So the Lord in His mercy,

Gave us Father's Day. Cool eh?

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 13, 2018:

I believe that the word "Mother" is the most beautiful word because encludes more Love than any other human word. You made a sublime tribute to all our mothers, so thank you so much, my brother!

I wish we all were able to give love as a mother does!


manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Thank you Venkatachari M.

So good to see you this day. God bless your loving Heart on this Mothering Sunday.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on May 13, 2018:

A very nice tribute to Mothers.

A Mother is the most wonderful and awesome creation of God on earth. She is the messenger of God so as to feel and experience the Love of God through her.

Li-Jen Hew on May 13, 2018:

Lol. Nice combination. Happy shopping! X)...a treat for writing this poem.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:


I'll buy my dress today. Red for sacrifice; blue for God's Love. Lol.

Li-Jen Hew on May 13, 2018:

Haha. No, Manatita. I'm not a mum but I know a mum sacrifices a lot. Happy Mothering Sunday! :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

This is a beautiful sentiment, Li-Jen. You're a mom? Happy Mothering Sunday!

Li-Jen Hew on May 13, 2018:

Hey Manatita. Just what mothers need to hear. Your poem and article, just like a speech to all mothers in the world. Like a good distraction and relief. Thank you for the share. :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2018:

Assalama Alaikum, my Dear NikkiJi.

This is your day. Enjoy, my friend. You said that you like the ATM, right? Maybe he could go hard on the flowers today. Lol.

Nikki Khan from London on May 13, 2018:

This is a wonderful tribute to all mothers and to your mother ‘Jewel’, I loved her picture.

Mother’s love is truly infinite and there can’t be any substitute to her.

Her love is similar to God’s love too as a mother loves her children and wants them to love her in return, no more expectations.

Happy Mother’s Day Manatita ji!

Many Blessings to you and your family!

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