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No Easy Path. Wednesday's Inspiration 19, to Chrish Canosa (Treshty)

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

The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You


Wisdom from the Master

There's always hope for any man,

Who can prayerfully cry in the morning,

And soulfully smile in the evening." - Sri Chinmoy


No Easy Path

I’m where I am, not because I avoided

The hammer and anvil of the Alchemist,

But because I was forged in their cauldron;

Shaped by Mother Gaia’s centrifugal mercy.

The Seer summons the melody of nightingales,

Stands on a pedestal with the crystal moon.

Yet they who stand before us, in the Light,

Encountered a millennium of dark shadows.

I, a conscious wayfarer of the Dao, fell on swords;

Ran into myriad toils along the way, weaving and

Molding me for eons, until I became malleable enough,

To become receptive to the rays of the Invisible.

It is not uncommon for a child to stumble,

Before it finally learns the art of walking. I can

Only measure Light, by the darkness I once knew.


I have roamed among meadows and plains, across

Rugged paths, where every leaf and flower, can

Testify of the agony of my longing, for this ‘honeyed’ Silence.

Fear not, my sweet angel, for victory will ultimately

Dawn, in this deep-blue realm of supernal Light. One

Day the storm will be over, and like the gardener, you

Will grow seeds that glow, more than a thousand beautiful roses.

There’s no easy Path to walk in life. The

Employee enjoys his vacation, feeling satisfied

With his toil at work. So too the soul, in its frantic

Search for meaning, unites with the Beyond, only

After extinguishing a bitter-sweet tale, called ‘suffering’.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier


Wisdom from the Master

"True, suffering has reality in it.
Who denies it?
But the transcendence of suffering
Also has reality in it.
Who can disbelieve it?" - Sri Chinmoy

"True greatness
To rise above
All sufferings." - Sri Chinmoy


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