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Ode to The Divine Mother

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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.

Mirabai was a devotee of the high, higher, highest order. Among the saints of India, she is absolutely unparalleled. She composed many, many bhajans, which are prayerful songs to God.- Sri Chinmoy.

Mirabai was a devotee of the high, higher, highest order. Among the saints of India, she is absolutely unparalleled. She composed many, many bhajans, which are prayerful songs to God.- Sri Chinmoy.

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Looking Upwards to Heaven

Maternal One, Thou art an ever new,

Eternal child of selfless suffering.

Thy body bears the cross of Earth --

A trillion years injustice to Thy womb.

Your bloodstained heart doth bleed with glee,

So happy with Thy sacrifice for me.


O Sustainer of infinite joy,

You uphold all the good a Mother can possess.

Thy overflowing fountain of sweet love,

Pours its bliss-laden nectar to the core,

Intoxicating me from pore to pore,

With thrills of peace sublime and deep.


Oh Mother! You bear Thy burden well!

Carrying this heavy weight of mine,

Thy shoulders red, but no deserved tear You ever shed.

Who can equal Your forgiveness?

Your sheltering arms,doth from the Father

Take away the whip, and,

Cradling Your world to sleep,

Bears silently the sorrows of ingratitude. - Manatita 23/02/04.

Sri Chinmoy's mother and Father

Sri Chinmoy's mother and Father

The Divine Mother

Divine Mother

© 2012 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on September 01, 2021:

Thank you' Brenda.

So glad you found this old hub. Great one for mothers

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 01, 2021:

Manatita44

Good thoughts.

God is like a mother. Tender & caring, si i don't know.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 01, 2021:

An old poem. Someone found and commented and then I submitted to for letterpiIe. I should do that more often

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on September 01, 2021:

Bro, what an excellent piece of writing. Loved it very much. Especially these words touched my heart

"Your bloodstained heart doth bleed with glee,

So happy with Thy sacrifice for me"

Feeling so good after reading it.

Take care and Stay well and happy.

Blessings and Peace

Maya Ellenson from Hobe Sound, Florida on September 01, 2021:

Namaste, Manatita44! I love my name and its Sanskrit Vedic roots and semantics. Thank you!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 01, 2021:

Thank you, thank you, Maya.

One of my older pieces. Your name is a very significant part of God's play ... one that makes this very beautiful dance works. Glory to the Light in you, my Dear Maya. God speed!

Maya Ellenson from Hobe Sound, Florida on September 01, 2021:

Deep, beautiful, and uplifting poetry!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 16, 2020:

Thanks Peggy.

I have been looking at feeds myself. They don't always work. Linda's was made a niche site so quickly! A matter of hours! Yet I could not find it.

Thank you for your kindness. If I may be bold as to mention. Wholesome thoughts is a way to go at this challenging period for all of us, and to me you're doing the right thing. I read another article today which was very inspiring and refreshing. Victory to the soul!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 16, 2020:

For the life of me, I could not find your latest article in the feed with the title "Modes of Identity..." so will comment here on it.

I loved this line: "Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible.

Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind's tearing tension." - Sri Chinmoy

Your words were inspirational as well in your dedication to Mr. Happy. Enjoy the rest of your day and this week.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 15, 2020:

Fin.

So true. Thank you so much! Peace!

Fin from Barstow on November 15, 2020:

a nice tribute...we often forget the divinity of the earth and it is sacred

manatita44 (author) from london on April 20, 2020:

Thank You, my Bhaia Ji, Chatra Ram.

I come from Grenada, West Indies, just outside the top of South America. I live in the UK and have done so for 46 years.

I am a Disciple of Sri Chinmoy, who was born in East Bengal, near Chittagong. After 38 years as a Disciple, I'm familiar with the Yoga, mysticism and books of the East: Vedas, Gita, Upanishads and so forth. Thank you so much!!

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 20, 2020:

Dear Writer, you seem to have a connection with India.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2020:

Excellent!! You have a taste for inner beauty ... the esoteric. Awesome!

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 18, 2020:

Read it again manatita44 Sharing it

manatita44 (author) from london on March 13, 2020:

Hi Deborah,

You feel a Love for Her? Awesome! Gratitude.

Deborah Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on March 13, 2020:

Lovely poem,

Thank you for taking the time to honor the Divine Mother

Namaste

manatita44 (author) from london on March 07, 2020:

Diane,

You have an English name but a Heart filled with the ideal of ancient Indian womanhood: a Sita, Damayanti or Savitri, perhaps. Gratitude … much!

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 07, 2020:

I love it and I love your writings about ancient sacred holy teachings.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 15, 2019:

Thank You. Where is your home country? I dedicated a Hub to you, by the way. Yes, I have many poems about women's fortitude and sacrifice

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 15, 2019:

I like the idea of your poem. This is an amazing thought of the Divine Mother. As a mother I know one who has children never complains of anything weak instead shows strength and positive to avoid pain.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 27, 2019:

zThank you, Endy.

You show much vision in your comments. God bless you, my friend.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 02, 2019:

Thank you so much, my Brother. A truly noble sentiment. Much Peace.

Manatita

Ajodo Endurance Uneojo from Lokoja, Nigeria. on October 01, 2019:

"Thy body bears the cross of Earth --

A trillion years injustice to Thy womb."

These lines bear powerful truth. Very deep. Very deep. You explained the mission of Christ, the role of Mary and the redemption of mankind through the Womb of Mary in those words.

Great poem, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 02, 2018:

Yes. Love and prayers are the keys and longing brings the keys to us.

A very special season and 2018 to you and yours, my Brother. Higher blessings.

DREAM ON on January 02, 2018:

Reading your poems brings peace and love in many forms. I am blessed to enjoy the affection that we can not only see and feel but that plants the seed for so much more to follow. Thank you for taking the time to share all the good in the world. I hope your Christmas was beautiful and a big Happy New Year coming your way. Love and prayers give us hope and dreams of a world of unlimited Joy.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 07, 2017:

Thanks Lisa,

You're so cute. carry on!!

Lisa Chronister from Florida on June 06, 2017:

Beautiful! I love the information on Mirabai on the picture you shared. Very touching poem!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 14, 2017:

Thanks Demas.

Excellent read. The practice of having a female Consort known as a Shakti in India, is still relevant today as it was then. Of course God is omnipotent and an omnipotent God can take any form, something quite separate from the Consort or Shakti herself. Loving thoughts.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 14, 2017:

Dare I say that you got it right? The teaching of the Seers and indeed our Lord, is that God is always first and indeed second and last. I was 'too scared' to say this before. Ha ha. Chuckle.

Of course, Mary the mother of God, still inspires all those whose faith is intense in today's world.

Thank you for coming. Have a blessed weekend.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 14, 2017:

Quite beautiful. For some reason I was compelled to think of the virgin Mary more than my own mom.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 13, 2017:

This is the LDS understanding of a Heavenly Mother:

http://www.ldsliving.com/11-Powerful-Truths-About-...

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2017:

Thank you so much, Robert. Appreciated.

Fiddleman on May 13, 2017:

Nice work and a great tribute to motherhood.

manatita44 on September 30, 2016:

Thank you so much, Nadine. Appreciated.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on September 30, 2016:

Lovely poem

manatita44 (author) from london on October 19, 2015:

Reynold,

I truly appreciate your sentiment. Yes, I have many more ..read A Song For my Beloved....

Thank you for visiting my Hub and a warm welccme to you, Bro.

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on October 19, 2015:

Love this beautiful prayer!!!! We need more.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 04, 2015:

Hi Again, Surabhi.

I feel that we are friends now. Sure I love Indian mythology, but my love for Devotion to God far transcends this, and Mirabai was unparalleled among women Devotees of the Lord. Thank you so much for your keen observation and contributions here and elsewhere. Om Shanti!

Surabhi Kaura on October 04, 2015:

What a lovely tribute to Mirabai! Relished it. I am baffled to find your love towards Indian mythology. Hats off!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 12, 2015:

Welcome, Swalia.

I believe that I visited you recently. In Sri Chinmoy's philosophy, among women Saints of India, she was unparalelled. She wrote so many songs, many of which are immortal in India and elsewhere today. Her Love of Sri Krishna was ...well ..unique!

My Pranams to you for visiting this lofty and worthy Poem. Gratitude ... much.

Shaloo Walia from India on September 12, 2015:

beautiful poem which touches the heart. And I loved the photograph you shared of Mirabai with her Kanha. I am a big devotee of Kanha and Mirabai's devotion is indeed a big inspiration for us devotees!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 28, 2015:

Gratitude ...you say this so well! Pranams ..., Lady_E.

Elena from London, UK on August 27, 2015:

A mother never complains. She is loving, selfless and puts everyone one first. Hard job but they always find some inner reserve of strength.

Perfect Ode. Thanks.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 24, 2015:

Quite true, Ladyguitarpicker.

A blessed One, Mary. Welcome here and thank you for your wonderful contribution.

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on August 24, 2015:

This was a great poem as I adore Mary and all she has done. Mothers are suppose to be loving. Thanks, Stella

manatita44 (author) from london on December 20, 2014:

Thank you, Pretty Dark Horse.

prettydarkhorse from US on December 20, 2014:

Nice ode.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 13, 2014:

So happy for your excellent contribution, Daydreamer. An awesome poem, yes. Thank you so much!

daydreamer13 on September 13, 2014:

I clicked awesome. That is exactly what I thought when I read this! Well done!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 11, 2014:

Thank you so much, Marlene.

God bless your heart of discernment and beauty. Peace,

Marlene Bertrand from USA on September 11, 2014:

A very beautiful telling of the endurance and embrace that can only come from the spiritual heart of a loving and faithful mother.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 04, 2014:

Yes. In a way partly why I feel the need to share. This was also in my mom and when my wife went to America, I realised how much she used to do in looking after the home plus ...

Women in general have a lot to do, and cope with a lot and I recognise this fairly well.

Thank you for taking up the challenge and visiting the Hub. Much peace.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 04, 2014:

When mothers experience ingratitude from their children, the pain runs deep. I don't think children realize just how much of our lives are put on hold to bring them into the world, educate, love and guide them to be the best they can be. And then they'll do something amazing like give you a hug for no reason other than the moment moved them to do so, or bring you flowers 'just because' and all the pain is wiped away.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 22, 2013:

Thanks again.

Look forward to seeing you again. Loving thoughts.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on December 21, 2013:

Fine expression, touching and meaningful. Fantastic work. Thank you for sharing such a nice topic. All the best.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 28, 2013:

Yes. One of those that touch me much.

You are my spiritual sister, Audrey. Much peace.

Audrey Howitt from California on June 28, 2013:

Such a beautiful prayer!

manatita44 on February 18, 2013:

Thank you. 'Queen of Heaven.' Quite cute.

Deb Welch on February 18, 2013:

Beautiful tribute to the Queen of Heaven. I almost saw her heart beating in the picture.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 04, 2012:

Thanks for visiting Miz.

Yes, so right. Sri Chinmoy spoke of his Mother like that, and of course Mary herself was very special. The scriptures do not tell us of their sadhana (spiritual practices), but they work hard. Nothing is free, really. Glad you stopped by.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on September 04, 2012:

Lovely poem. I like your statement in your comment "Mothers of God-men are naturally very pure, ...." Yes, I believe they are chosen, or make soul contracts to host the birth.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 07, 2012:

Hey Dora,

I thought that you had already read all my poems (smile).

Mothers of God-men are naturally very pure, but they also have a major influence on many even today, so many thousands of years later.

I feel that this is a most sublime pic. Thanks for your sweet comment

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 06, 2012:

As usual, your exceptional grouping of words get my attention as in "selfless suffering" and "bleed with glee." Your admiration for Mother Mary shines through vividly. Voted Up and Beautiful.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2012:

Thanks John. She is special to me and was very special to my Teacher. I have utilised her as an example of selflessness.

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on July 27, 2012:

Hi manatita44, and what a lovely ode this is.

Voted beautiful

John

PS. Thanks for sharing Theresa and enjoy your weekend

manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2012:

I am glad it touched you. In my Teacher's philosophy, Gratitude is the life-breath of the Supreme. In one of His plays, he says:

"Gratitude has not yet been born on Earth, and

I do not know if it will ever take birth on earth soil."

Do not worry, though. My teacher was so positive ... an eternal optimist.

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2012:

manatita -- A beautiful and moving poem celebrating the dedication and sacrifice of maternal love. I especially like the two final lines. Very nice.

Cradling Your world to sleep,

Bear silently the sorrows of ingratitude.

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