O Illumining Light, Come! Saturday's Inspiration 10. A Soulful Offering to Dana Tate.

Updated on September 1, 2018
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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.

Wisdom from the Master

" ...Light is an unconditional gift from the transcendental Supreme ...when I say Light, I am speaking about illumination. This illumination will first take place in the realm of the God-manifesting soul. Next it will take place in the aspiring heart, then in the searching mind, then in the dynamic vital and, finally, in the wakeful body..." - Sri Chinmoy



Endlessly Singing a Song Called Love

They come and they go –

The intimacy of Spring; the dance of twinkling stars.

The autumnal rain beats upon my window;

I yearn for the kiss of the indigo moon.

When the child smiles, its snow-clad gaze,

Sweetens the intensity of the Heart’s joy.

Magnolias heighten the beauty of daybreak,

As the all-nurturing sun, heralds the fullness of dawn.

Yet I see only You, my Sweetheart, only You.

They come and they go … Yours is the thrill that doesn’t.

In my Light and in my darkness,

In the allure of the evening sun,

Lantern knows that You are the Breath of Breaths,

Singing Your Love-Songs endlessly in my soul.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st September, 2018.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

O Illuming Light, Come!

O illumining Light, resolve my Heart’s aching,

For this burning kiss of Love.

Day and night, I wander,

Lost in the twilight sleep of separation.

Long have I traversed this mental jungle.

My pangs are numerous; my pulse turbulent.

Steeped in a maze of numerous desires,

I long for the birth of the liberating dawn.

On the isolated strands of life, I travel,

Despair and loneliness my life-long friends.

My soul cries for the coming of my sunrise –

Thy sweet intimacy of fiery Love.

O illumining Light, Come! Wrap me in Thy golden lustre,

So that I can see my way Home.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 1st September, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


Wisdom from the Master

" ...Light embraces humanity with all its imperfections and tries to illumine human ignorance so the human life can be elevated into the divine life..." -Sri Chinmoy

The all-illumining Light

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      17 months ago from london

      Thanks Dana.

      You have commented before. I thought that I had done another for you, but I can't seem to find it. Never mind. Thank you for coming. Peace.

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      Dana Tate 

      17 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I could read this over and over again. Thank you.

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      18 months ago from london

      You are very sweet and also receptive. I knew that you would understand. If you do not have, then you cannot give. Sometimes I am seemingly hard, but my Heart is offering.

      I was thinking only today of the difference between the God-lover and the flatterer. The God-lover will always try to lift you up. God's blessings to you, my dear Dana.

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      Dana Tate 

      18 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      A word from the wise. Thank you for that.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      19 months ago

      Thanks Manatita for the wish. :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from london

      You will pass alright. Hard worker. Best wishes.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      19 months ago

      Haha.. Hi Manatita

      Miss you too. I like that you speak casually. Was busy preparing for my exam actually. I had to head home to study after work. Waiting for results. Good to see you again. :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from london

      Hi stranger.

      Miss you. Is all well. Get enough sleep.Thanks. Cheers.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      19 months ago

      Hey Manatita...the poem portrays the need for Light in an interesting way...the pangs and the longing for dawn. Like a sweet tune too. It's like morning and morning is like a breathe of fresh air..hehe. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      19 months ago from london

      Not to worry dear. It's an honour for me that you have come. It's been only a few days.

      Here's a thought. Kind people get taken advantage of. This can be exhausting. Watch your energy.

      As always, all my love to you Dana.

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      Dana Tate 

      19 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Manatita, forgive me for taking so long to read and respond. I have been so busy and just got on to answerer questions on my hubs first and then the Lord, led me to this extraordinary tribute, for He knows I would have never forgiven myself if I had missed it. I wish I could express how much this means to me words alone could never express it. Rest assured I will be reading this over and over again. You are such a beautiful, wise soul, and I am sure a blessing for all who has encountered you. Again words will not express the way my heart feels so I won't even try, I'll just say...blessings.

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      19 months ago from london

      Bill (chuckle)

      You are fast becoming a wise philosopher. Ha ha. Thanks a lot!

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      Bill Holland 

      19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A very lovely tribute to Dana! I have always thought the magnolia was a perfect metaphor for our human life....beautiful in full bloom, but age shows rapidly and then it is gone.

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      19 months ago from london

      Yes, bro. That is quintessentially the whole thing. Beautiful, ain't it? Lol

      Thank you so much!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      19 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! How I wish to become capable one day to sing:

      " I see only You, my Sweetheart, only You."

      Thank you for the Light, Brother!


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      19 months ago from london

      Rinita you are so kind. God bless your loving Heart. I'm sure that Dana is more than deserving of this honour and will be very pleased. Hari Om Tat Sat!

      Linda C,

      Lol. We esoterics use the moon a lot, or should I say that Light is meaningful to us. "Kissing the Light of the moon in peerless Bliss." Just one of my many past endings associated with the moon. Thank you so much!!

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      Rinita Sen 

      19 months ago

      This was illuminating :), and a delightful tribute to Dana. Her work is so pure, just like the eternity you described in your first poem.

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      Linda Crampton 

      19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Though I enjoy all of your poems, there is often one line that I especially like. This time it's the thought of a kiss from the indigo moon. What a lovely idea.

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      19 months ago from london

      Yes Linda L.

      That is the gist of the first poem. Thank you so much!!


      I thank you so much! I trust that all is well with you both.

      My poetry comes from my inner Pilot Supreme and the key is prayer abd meditation.

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      Mary Norton 

      19 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      The birth of the liberating dawn...just love this. I wish I can express such tribute but often, I am at a loss for words to express what I feel. You just have the right words.

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      Linda Lum 

      19 months ago from Washington State, USA

      The seasons come and go, but lover never departs. Love is eternal.

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      19 months ago from london

      Thanks bro. Glad it reminded you of biblical scriptures. Peace.

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      Eric Dierker 

      19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I favorite light story is about lighting a lamp/candle and putting it under a basket.... or so.

      I like this, I think, no sharing = no caring.


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