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Only Love. Friday's Inspiration 10, to My Esteemed and Culinary Friend, Linda Lum

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

Prayer says, "I am helpless, I am impure, I am weak. I need You, 0 Lord Supreme, to strengthen me, to purify me, to illumine me, to perfect me, to immortalise me. I need You, 0 Lord Supreme." – Sri Chinmoy

Love alone is real


Expressing Gratitude

I am grateful. I am grateful to my Lord Beloved Supreme, because He has chosen me to become an instrument of His Will and Consciousness – me, a tiny ant, striving to make a difference … to inspire the message of Love, in His cosmic play.

I am grateful. I am grateful to my Lord Beloved Supreme, because He has given me the capacity, out of His infinite bounty, to become an instrument through thoughts, words and deeds, so that I can serve my brothers and sisters – His creation.

I am grateful to God for my Spiritual Mentor – the Seer-visionary, who taught me all I know … who encouraged and inspired me to Love … to serve God’s children in this world in which I live.

Finally, I am grateful to my parents, my children, my friends, my fellow writers and authors on Hub pages and beyond. I am grateful to life … to Mother Earth, for all that she has given and taught me, in this field of righteousness.



The Golden Dawn

My Heart’s beauty; braids of gold;

Empress of the sun … I see Her,

Singing with celestials in Paradise;

Dancing with the heavenly shooting stars.

Lying on the red thread of my memories, She

Unwraps a tapestry of tomorrows,

Weaving the cute flare of moonlight,

To unveil my promising dreams.

A snow-white orchid, She breathes fragrances

Into my breath; polishing my outer mirror with smiles.

Her sweetest Love, has dispelled my mists

Of shadows … showing only an illustrious Light.

A sacred Flower, floating on the ocean of enchantment, my Beloved

Laughs with joy and sorrow; caressing my gaze at the golden dawn.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 11th June, 2020


The 'switch' of Love

A snow-white lilly, there’s no room for cobwebs on my gaze;

I have tamed the beasts of anger, greed, ego and insecurity.

Flipping on my home-switch, I see only a lustrous Light,

Borne straight from the meadow of ceaseless Love.

Tomorrow is another day and today well spent,

Prepares and shapes my journey. I rise at dawn,

Hear the lark sings and aspires to its eloquence and vivacity.

The charm of daffodils and seasonal spring, fills my Heart with

Wonder; I take in another soothing breath, joyful to be alive.

Sea water rushes towards me, bringing a rhythmic melody ... a

Reflective piece of music, of all that is good and noble ... full

Of peace and Light. I bow in sweet reverence, offer myself to the

Glories of creation, praying all kindred Spirits, may breathe this Love.

Tears drip, as I feel all ‘mushy’ inside – a leaf floating on the

Ocean of Your enchantment. You enter my Heart, like a flame

At night; laugh as we talk about Joy and sorrow. I was searching

For Love in the darkness, but roused by the rays of illustrious dawn.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 11th June, 2020


Quotes from Sri Chinmoy

“Prayer is purity. It purifies the mind, which is always subject to doubt, fear, worry and anxiety, and is always assailed by wrong thoughts and wrong movements. When we pray, purification takes place in our minds, and purity increases our God-receptivity.”

“…each time we pray, our inner receptacle becomes large, larger, largest. Then purity, beauty, light and delight can enter into that receptacle and sport together in the inmost recesses of our heart.” – Sri Chinmoy


Quotes from Sri Chinmoy

Meditation says, "Lord Supreme, out of Your infinite bounty, You have chosen me to be Your instrument to manifest You here on earth in Your own way. You could have chosen somebody else to play the role, but You have granted me the golden opportunity. To You I offer my constant gratitude, my gratitude-heart."- Sri Chinmoy.

"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you.…" John 15: 12 - 15 (Holy Bible)

Love Alone

© 2020 manatita44

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