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Seeds of Contemplation: The Inner Christmas Tree. Tuesday's Inspiration 13, to All My Friends

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


The Inner Christmas Tree

In retrospect, my whole life has been

About beauty, Love, Light ... harmony.

It's been about struggles too, for which good

Parent will not admonish the naughty child?

Infinitely more loving is the One within!

Amidst it all, the night knows of the glistening

Candescent moon and winter inevitably dissipate, so

I can enjoy the beauty and fragrances of Spring-flowers.

Dawn brings me song-bearers, so my Heart can

Be a Citadel of Love, as my soul sings with the Arias

Of Mother Nature. Aye, it is a most wonderful

World, and Satchmo was indeed blessed ... visionary.

You're an ocean of excellence too --an effulgent

Light that mirrors - in the Spirit -- everything I've

Just written. I'm not special, and indeed my strength

Lies in knowing that you have your own inner Christmas

Tree of Gratitude –that epitome of lustre, goodness --and above

All, that sweet supernal Silence. Let us give thanks and Praise!

Season's Greetings! – Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 17th December, 2020


O Light, my Light, my Illumining Light, Come!

O Light, my Light, my Illumining Light!

Magi’s travel to Bethlehem of Judea. A star

Of the East, is cascading its fragrance,

Heralding the advent, of the one called Christ.

The gentle breeze, resonates the choral of the heart

In all directions; my soul is a delicate harp, praising

Your glories in David psalms. Mere Prabhu, (My Lord),

Angels sing of three Kings, whispering Your rhapsody of Love.

The minstrels dance from heaven, while Your

Spirit embraces the cosmos, singing: “Peace on Earth,

Goodwill to all mankind!” We celebrate with a festival

Of Lights, family gathering and delectable meals.

Santa descends from the chimney carrying gifts;

Our Spirits soar on the wings of heavenly Love

And the maturing seeds of prayer. Mary's sacred

Child is born, in the stable of a manger.

O Light, my illumining Light! Come!

- Lantern Carrier. 22nd December, 2020


Love: The Music of Consummation

O Love! Open the portals of my Heart’s Temple!

The dawn of awakening is beckoning me;

The Light of the Beyond, dances in my gaze.

The red thread of Liberation, walks upon my soul;

I now dine, in Your fire of transformation-flames.

No more the penury of darkness, as the blue moon

Envelops a song-bird, inebriated with its grandeur.

In this meadow of incandescent beauty, the notes of morn’s

Nightingales are ceaselessly composing symphonies;

The lush scent of lavenders, whispers Dior J’adore.

O Love, the rose encircles me with its golden raiment’s;

All my useless demons have long since dissipated.

The Breath of the inner music, now stabs me with its

Melodies; my core is consumed with a million thrills!

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 17th December, 2020


The Master Speaks

"An angel can take the form of a deity, and a deity can take the form of an angel, if they wish to have certain angelic qualities .... angels take the form of ordinary deities who have compassion, affection and concern." - Sri Chinmoy

"All angels cannot have the same beauty, but all have wings. Angels are always dynamic! They are constantly moving, where as fairies can be very lethargic. Fairies are no match for angels in this respect." - Sri Chinmoy

Manatita reads The Inner Christmas Tree

Wisdom from the Master

Hope is at once both simple and profound.
It is hope that binds Heaven and earth.

Hope is the bridge between Heaven and earth.
It is hope that makes us feel, at the beginning of

Our spiritual journey, that we are of God and that we are for God.”- Sri Chinmoy

This 2020 Christmas

Wisdom from the Masters

” Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory.
“ - Sri Chinmoy

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.

I go to prepare a place for you. …I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” – Christ. John 14: 1-3. KJV.

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." - John 14: 27. KJV

The Good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep


© 2020 manatita44

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