His Grace in all. Monday's Inspiration 50

Updated on December 11, 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 Sri Chinmoy

"The Supreme is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He has various kinds of power, but His greatest adamantine power is His grace. The moment the Supreme uses His grace for an individual, He offers His very Life-Breath to the seeker, for the Supreme and His grace cannot be separated." -Sri Chinmoy

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Ode to Womanhood

Go forth in confidence, dear one.

Let thy sacred tears be like the earth,

Drawing from the ceaseless rays of Paradise,

Bending with humility and harvesting for all.


Be not afraid! To the whale, water is breath;

The ocean’s vastness is dire.

So too, let your blood be steeped,

In the diligent candle of the Heart’s fire.


Cypresses and lilies, adorn your elegance;

The robin brings forth your eloquence in song.

Perching in the orchard’s mulberry trees,

Starlings chant praises to thy endless concern.


Come! Love is weaving a rose to adorn thy sacrifice,

The rays of the sun will dry thine eyes.

Carrying the Light of dauntless courage,

Let us march bravely, to the craters of the moon.


Impossibility is a word unknown here;

Today an effulgent fire, caresses your cheeks.

Its sweet gaze pours forth a serenity on thy face,

Replenishing your Spirit with endless beauty.


Arise! Go forth with valour, dear one.

Let your soulfulness be like the earth,

Drawing from the ceaseless rays of Paradise,

Bending with humility and harvesting for all.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th December, 2018.

~Awakening the inner Light~


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Sweet Grace, my Grace

I met the Light upon my Path,

Untangling the mystery of separation.

She carved a manuscript with words,

Unravelling the cords of my shadows.


O Grace, my Grace!

Since then You’ve stabbed my Heart,

With unending banquets of His thrills.

Each new morn is awash with Love,

Even in the adversity of my sorrows.


O Light, unyielding Light. Arise!

Let us continue … down into the sunflower dales;

Ascend to the sacredness of the crescent moon.

Let the glow of thy breath kiss my soul,

Awakening a pageantry of grandeur.

With minstrels and skylarks deep within,

Singing and dancing the rhapsody of Love.


O Grace, Sweet Grace,

Unprepared and unworthy I was,

Yet You sent me a Messenger of unparalleled height,

My song-bird -eagle to soar with Delight.

Burn all my ignorance with the fire of Love,

Within, without, below … above.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 9th December, 2018.

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Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

"Before realization we think that our personal effort, our aspiration alone is responsible for our spiritual progress. At that time there is no such thing as grace for us. But after realization, we come to see that there is no such thing as aspiration. Our progress is all due to divine grace." - Sri Chinmoy

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      • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Mark, Dana, Chitrangada and others.

        I thank you profusely for acknowledging my accolade and its merits. God bless you and family.

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Evening Brother.

        How are you and your Christmas preparations? I have so much to do? But sometimes I take rest as I get too tired. Good to see you always, my brother. Actually, I thought that you had already visited.

        God's willing, tomorrow night I will be an invited guest to do a few poems and again on Saturday all day at an Ashram. Sunday is our Centre Circus (Christmas). It's a big event!

        My Gratitude is always there, by friend. Love to Fotini and the children.

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        "Burn all my ignorance with the fire of Love,

        Within, without, below … above."

        So grateful to you and those who have lightened your Divine Flame, my brother, because you ceaselessly feed my prayers and meditations.

        Shine on, you spiritual diamond!

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Yes, my brother. I may have a great day and nothing happens. Then i have a lousy day and is totally unprepared for His visit. Who knows the ways of the Lord? Thank you so much. Stay well.

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        Eric Dierker 

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

        Came back and I felt this phrase -- O Grace, Sweet Grace,

        Unprepared and unworthy I was,

        Yet You sent me a Messenger of unparalleled height,

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Thank you, my Sweet.

        The body is exhausted. Will visit you guys post rest. My love to you and family. Peace.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        9 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Beautiful ode to womanhood, wonderfully expressed.

        Congratulations for the accolade. You truly deserve it.

        Thank You for sharing!

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Yes, yes, Brother.

        You are so right! We have a beautiful word called receptivity. When the mind is to active, Grace finds it difficult to flow. Peace.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Divine Grace is there for everyone all the time. It is we who fall short of understanding it.

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Yes, Vellur, you understand.

        Grace is God's Will and God's mercy, which exists in all. Love to you and family this Christmas time.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        9 months ago from Dubai

        Beautifully expressed, the divine will of God is in everything we do.

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Mary,

        Yes. Ramakrishna said all we need to do is to open our window or unfurl our sails. Appreciated.

        Doris,

        So good to see you, Lol. Negative Grace? (Sweet chuckle) You're in a great space. I take pride in my Mercedes, you know.

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        Mary Norton 

        9 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Mother Teresa herself acknowledges that it is by the grace of God that she went into her mission and eventually became a saint. The beauty of it is that God's Grace is always there offered to us.

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        Doris James MizBejabbers 

        9 months ago from Beautiful South

        Lovely poetry, Manatita. Just hope that robin perched in the mulberry tree doesn't fly over your white sedan. That definitely isn't grace they leave.

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Thank you Linda. Yes, how special, eh? Awesome! Thank you, my Sweet.

        So sorry, Dana. I can't see it. Much Love.

        Manatita

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        Dana Tate 

        9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

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        Dana Tate 

        9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

        I saw it in my news feed where I always go to check out what's new.

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        Linda Lum 

        9 months ago from Washington State, USA

        "Unprepared and unworthy I was." That is the beauty of it. Grace is undeserved love. We are not worthy of it, we cannot earn it. It is given as the purest of love.

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Thank you, Eric, Jason, Dana and Mark.

        What is this Accolade thing? I have no idea! They did send me a note today and so I am grateful. One should always be grateful. I have been here 9 years. I started with prose as I am a creative writer. My message has always been a spiritual one: to serve, inspire, motivate, awaken … reach the Heart. dana where did you see it?

        Our Beloved likes us to share His Light even in small quantities and the voice within is always nudging. Isn't this beautiful? Guys/girl, thank you so much!! A thousand Embraces to you all.

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Ah, Tamara, my Sweet. Thank you, thank you. So glad … so happy that you are safe. Love to the children. Hari Om!

        Dee,

        I feel tremendous Love for women and their sacrifices. Mother's are indispensable in many ways, but again, I think of women period!

        Yes, Sweet Grace. What would we do without Messiahs? Guruji used to say that when the Saviour comes, he speeds up the process of the world and as to his disciples, he or she knocks of many incarnations in just one lifetime. The Master, whoever He/She is, is God's Advocate and can transmit Grace very easily, if it is the Will of the Supreme. A sweet and charming contribution. Thank you so much!!

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Fine Elijah. It was not meant to. I can only give you my understanding. From reading Sri Ramakrishna, The Christ, Sri Krishna, Papa Ramdas and a few more souls who were recognised as being one with God, I have come to see it as everything.

        That is to say, it is in the evil as well as the good and a disguised form of Compassion, nay, Compassion itself. Grace carries you on its shoulders when you are even too exhausted to be aware.

        The God-men say that we have to make the effort, but when we are very close to God, we then understand that Grace was in the effort all the time and that everything is His Grace or His compassion.

        I am a disciple of Sri Chinmoy and have been for 36 years. I have sat in prayer day after day relentlessly and in meditation for up to seven hours sometimes. I go on frequent retreats, yet I feel that I am like most people, really.

        The difference, which is quite significant for the disciple, is that he/she sits at the feet of an Illumined Master, one capable of transmitting Grace, seeing and feeding the soul. I have experienced this mango and tasted it and I now know by experience.

        Sri Chinmoy has many, many books which speaks of Grace and I gave you some titbits of a question and answer session: https://www.srichinmoy.org/resources/questions_ans...

        Sometimes, I go back to telling people what I used to say, that prayer and meditation is the answer to all life's questions. It really is not in books and words. Sit in silence for 30 mins morning and evening every day for just three months. Talk to God with earnestness in your Heart. Serve humans, practice gratitude, sing some devotional songs … watch and pray ceaselessly and you will get results.

        The Divine forces will come to you and teach you mystically, all you need to know. For all who wish to swim, it is necessary to get into the water. If you are ill, then it is foolish to receive a medicine which can heal you. Much Peace

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        9 months ago from Washington DC

        Manatita,

        How do you define "grace"?

        I've determined grace grants us the right to explore "butter" and "honey" to choose between good and evil.

        In my living it I've discovered that "butter" or human produced environment and "honey" or the means of maintaining the self-reproducing environment are has always existed except for the short transition from one type of human/woman civilization to the alternant one. In each civilization we are required to remain until such time we eliminate the duality of them from our consciousnesses and see no longer focus on the parts but on the whole or "zero" of earth and existence. Thus, grace is "the right to explore for eliminating recognizing the opposites and seeing it as a whole".

        The poetry was well written but it doesn't reflect the meaning of grace.

        Peace

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        Tamara Yancosky 

        9 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

        ...and, such gorgeous instrumentals in this hypnotically stunning video!

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        Tamara Yancosky 

        9 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

        An exquisitely delicate and lovely poem, Manatita ♥️♥️♥️

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        Dora Weithers 

        9 months ago from The Caribbean

        Your poetic tributes to womanhood and to grace are noble and enriching. Placing them in the same article makes an empowering read for me. Well done, and thank you.

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        Dana Tate 

        9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

        This took my breath away. The beauty of grace, where would we be without it. Congrats on the popular accolade! I can't think of anyone more deserving.

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        Jason M Quinapondan 

        9 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

        You deserve it! :)

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Well that was mighty kind of you Mark. Much appreciations.

        Ah Eric,

        Appreciated, my friend.

        Jason, very kind of you! Truly appreciated.

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        Mark Tulin 

        9 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        A beautiful testimony of love and connection. Eloquent as always, Manatita.

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        Eric Dierker 

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

        A very good one to reflect on. Thank you.

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        Jason M Quinapondan 

        9 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

        There is hope in this poetry (sweet grace, my grace) particularly in this line: each new mornis awash with love even in the adveraity of my sorrow. Also the poem ode to womanhood reminds me of the immaculate conception. You are a great poet and a believer! Keep it up manatita. :)

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        manatita44 

        9 months ago from london

        Thank You, Rinita.

        You are the first one here as usual. Yes. I pulled that one from the ether. Thank you.

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        Rinita Sen 

        9 months ago

        I like the concept - to the whale water is breath. You bring forth so much motivation with your eloquent writing.

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