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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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
Is
To rise above
All sufferings." - Sri Chinmoy


Suffering

© 2021 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Sure. I sent you a card. Ramadan Mubarak!

My Guru ji came from a little village called Shakpura in East Bengal. Nothing much was said. Just a juicy conversation with disciples. It centred on intellect and dialect, I think Bengali's give their 'a's' an 'uh' type sound, so Bhalo manda nahi jani, becomes, Bhulo munda nahi jani, even 'juni.' Something like that. salaam!

All that was said in a conversation I have almost forgotten is the the South Indians, I believe, like precision, correctness, while the Bengalis loved sweetness. especially the Seers, I suppose. They consquently approach God in a simpler and much more devoted way. I add that bit myself.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 12, 2021:

Interesting! Would love to hear what was said about the Bengalis, though there are some regional differences even though we all speak Bangla. I am specially curious to know about the right and wrong part! :) Perhaps we will discuss this some other day through emails... :)

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Yes, you must certainly have. Guru ji used to speak of the intellect of some Indian places and the sweetness of the Bengali's. They he would say: "Who is right? Only God knows." Smile

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Asamkhya Dhanyavaad! Sukhran, mi Habibi. Salaam!

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 12, 2021:

Good to know about your huge collection of poems and the book you already have in amazon. That's amazing! Good luck with the upcoming ones. Bless you, dear Manatita!

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 12, 2021:

Haha....well I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh....Misbah is from Spain but she is orginally from Pakistan. We are both Muslims, and because of that we use a lot of common arabic words....some of those have been incorporated in Urdu as well and Urdu and Hindi sound similar in many ways though totally different languages. I understand Hindi, Urdu English and Bangla of course that being my native language, can speak and write only in English and Bangla. As for Arabic, I am acquainted with some words, again since they are incorporated in our daily lifestyle, but I am not a fluent speaker nor do I understand it well. I believe it is the same for Misbah, with her extra advantage and control in Spanish. As for my native language Bangla, it has a strong history and the international mother language day observed on 21st February is based on it and that's another story. Will go into that some other day. I hope I could clarify your confusion lol.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Thank you, my sparrow.

Health? I don't know now. My stomach is heavy and occasionally sore. I have some others issues. I will see a dermatologist on Thursday and I await a CT abdomen. Thanks for your trust. Some things you can tell me here: ceeccil@hotmail.com. Safer for a woman.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Sukhran, Habibi.

I actually need some ideas or brain-storming and I will write to about four of you soon. Nothing heavy.

You are in Bangladesh? You and Misbah always confuse me. One day you're in England, another in Pakistan another in India. Never mind, I'm not asking.

Yes, I have 1400 poems and enough for 5 books. I also have a book nearly finished called Maxims For Our Children. My first major book, my Magnum Opus, is MY Guru Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings. I can still see it on Amazon, although at crazy prices. Much Love.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on April 11, 2021:

Ek jadoon (Ejaz khan jadoon) is my husband's name and moondot is his nickname. When I thought about wtiting articles; I didn't have my own account. I used his ID and it worked for me. Well, my name is Tayyaba Ejaz Khan. And what about your health?

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 11, 2021:

A book! Wow! That would be wonderful! All the best for it!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

A pleasure. Yes, it's hard to do that kind of stuff and be here so often. I wish to write books but it needs focus, so I'll have to leave here for a vacation too. Love your new look! Salaam!

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 11, 2021:

You remembered! Haha. Done with the thesis defense. Cleared that part ALHAMDULILLAH! But the part left is much harder and I might need to go into hibernation from all online activities soon. Thank you for asking, dear Manatita! That was so nice of you!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 10, 2021:

Thank you so much Linda C.

Ha-ha. Your natural bent is for the intellect, perhaps, and yes, some spiritual giants were very educated: shankaracharya, the Buddha, etc. Yet some poetry are best understood by the psychic Heart. Read it a few times when it's quiet, like morning or evening, or while walking in the woods or forests in a meditative consciousness. This comes from the great God-soul Rumi and so it's very powerful.

Guru ji used to say, that when you read or ponder on the words of God-souls, they feel it and inwardly help you. Much Love this weekend.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 09, 2021:

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” I’m going to be thinking about that interesting statement for a long time! Thank you for creating another kind tribute to a writer, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 08, 2021:

Thank you so much, my Did ji. Appreciations!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 08, 2021:

Thanks a lot for this, I'll check it out as soon as I can.... Blessings

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 08, 2021:

A wonderful tribute to Chrish, through your beautifully crafted poem. She is young, enthusiastic and a promising writer.

Your title is well thought of—I liked it. As they say, Difficult paths lead to beautiful destinations.

Thank you for sharing another wonderful piece of writing.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 08, 2021:

You're so sweet. Here's a manual for spiritual living. Ask for what you need help with: http://feelingbuddhaful.com/40-rules-of-love-by-sh...

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 08, 2021:

Good evening Sir, it is a huge help. Thank you isn't enough. I'll be a good person, and will always try my best. Thank you so much again!!!!!!! I'm sending lots of love and wish you and your family a good health.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 08, 2021:

Salaam!

What's your name, EK? Missed you too. Lovely to see you again. Much Love. Jazak Allahu Khairan

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on April 08, 2021:

Salam,

After a short break, I am here again and reading your poem. It's great Manatita. You wrote very well. And Treshty deserves your words. I have missed my HB family very much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 08, 2021:

We can't call it an enemy. In the East, God is a triune: Creation, Destruction and Preservation. We use the word Transformation in these modern times, as God does not destroy but transform. Justice is an aspect of Its Mercy. A bit like Covid-19 or the Mahabharata.

In other words, every now and then, Mother Nature organizes a 'clean up' and we become better for it. We advance in an evolutionary sense. Life is movement.

To go back to Love. I was slapped and beaten many times in childhood, as I did the wrong things. But this slap or scolding, very much like a Spiritual Master does today, is actually an act of Love meant to help us. Guru ji used to say that the price is never right. Before you get to God, you think that you are suffering too much, but when you arrive to that Bliss, you think you don't deserve it. So great it is!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 08, 2021:

This is wonderful! Pain, and love and everything else experienced gives us lessons of life. Do you think love is the enemy as well in our lives?

manatita44 (author) from london on April 08, 2021:

Yes, Guru ji says the soul is not satisfied without the experience. I hope you are not one of those who say that Christ died for you, so now you are saved. We all have to do the work of beauty. But I think you know that. Much Love.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 07, 2021:

Manatita44,

A wonderful write. I'm sure Chrish is excited and bubbly.

I love her enthusiasm.

I do believe we struggle along the way on our journey.

It is part of it. Maybe so we appreciate the road a bit more.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2021:

Sweet reply. The coming home is so beautiful!! yet God does not allow us to see this until we're ready.

Thanks Mary!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 07, 2021:

Yes, it wasn't an easy path for me outlooking back now, that journey is the path I needed to walk. My restless soul has come home.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2021:

Yes, it's the way the Cosmic game works. The Seers call it a Divine Lila. The Absolute is enjoying Itself, in a divine way. First we are separated, then given life, as a portion of the infinite, striving, through various challenges, to find our way back.

Great to see you! Thank you so much? How's the thesis coming on?

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 07, 2021:

A beautiful poem indeed! Yes we have all moulded to our present forms after going through various hurdles in life. There is no easy way. Then again what if we didn't need to pass through these hurdles? Would that make us less of who we are? Not sure.... But surely we wouldn't have been who we are at present...be that better or worse.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2021:

So Sweet, Pamela. So sweet. Another mighty fine sentiment!! Gratitude!

Thank you, Bharat. Welcome here! Om Shanti!

Chrish,

If my words can be of help, then awesome. Yes, Christ is a living Master! An ascended Master, but all Divine Incarnations have a free access to all the major seven ethereal realms, between paradise and earth. Keep praying and be guided by his wisdom. Each child is a child of Christ, not ours, and each has its own struggles. Love your loving Heart. Peace.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 07, 2021:

Wow! I'm so very grateful for this Sir. I also call Jesus " Master ". My heart is in so much joy!!! Me and my friend are in a tough time right now, where I was dealing my own difficulties on a little boat my dear best friend were there too sick and cold yet keeps on running from me, implying he isn't good for me as if his like a poison to me. I told him my Master said you're one of my mission, the boat and I will remain there, 'till you accept my hand. Worries were lurking every corner of my subconscious. I keep asking Master what to do with the situation. I thank you for this so much! I consider this as one of my questions answer (Pardon my comment is too long) lots of love and blessings to you Sir!!! Thank you again.

BHARAT BHUSHAN KUMAR from SITAMARHI on April 07, 2021:

Great article.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 07, 2021:

This beautifully written poetry is full of wisdom. I think suffering is part of life, but we do move on when we are ready. It is hard sometimes, but what choice do we have? I really like the way you write about life.

This is a very nice tirbute to Chrish. God bless you.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2021:

Indeed, Ann, indeed!

Recognition and acceptance leads to peace. Thank you so much!!

Bill,

You are an awesome poet, I keep saying. I'll steal this piece if you don't mind. 'truths spill from this page like water over the falls.' Chuckle. Thank you so much!

Misbah,

What a beautiful soul you are! Yes, I pray for you too. Stay blessed!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 07, 2021:

Haha-- you know, I was waiting for Wednesday Inspiration to appear on my feed, I already knew, you may get late posting it but you will do. I was worried about your health too.

May God bless you always

Peace

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 07, 2021:

The wisdom and truths spill from this page like water over the falls, continual, powerful, never-ending. So beautifully written! Blessings to you both.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 07, 2021:

Beautiful poem about the path of life, experience, pain and wonder. That's what life's all about, as long as we recognise its worth and its source.

Ann

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2021:

Hi Dee.

You're early today. Things are on the ascendancy, like the Resurrection. Ha-ha. Thank you so much!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 07, 2021:

"The wound is the place where the light enters you" and "There’s no easy path to walk in life." So much wisdom here. You pull the wool from our eyes and make us see more clearly how to apply the truths you share. Thank you.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 07, 2021:

Quick as usual. You do everything in a hurry? Haha. You have a rare gift! You're a Karma Yogini. Gratitude ...gratitude ...gratitude. Let us give thanks and praise. Alhamdullilah!

Yes, Peggy.

I wanted to say that sacrifice applies to so many things in life. In giving birth, at work, with gardening and so forth. Life itself is struggle ... sacrifice. You understand, so I didn't need to say it. Much Love.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2021:

It is so true that with love comes pain. With darkness comes light. Your title, "No Easy Path," says it all. We planted some new shrubs and flowers yesterday. Our bodies are now sore with some aches and pains, but it will be worth the effort.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 07, 2021:

Wow Bro, A wonderful dedication to a very beautiful person, Chrish

Beautiful poetry saying it all. Awesome words of your Master, a living legend he is. True greatness Is To rise above

All sufferings." - so true and deep

What can be more beautiful than these words coming from you,

"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’." It describes it all.

Thanks for sharing

Blessings to both of you

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