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Songs for My Beloved. Sunday's Inspiration 22. To My Father-Friends and Writer-Friends on Hubpages.

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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


"When I was like you, at your stage, unrealized, I thought and felt that my personal effort, was 99% and God's Grace was 1%. No more than that. But my art of stupidity died, the moment Self-realisation took birth in me. I then, to my amazement, saw, felt and realized, that the grace of my merciful Lord, was 99%, and my feeble personal effort, was 1%..." - Sri Chinmoy




Sri Chinmoy in Contemplation

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Wisdom From The Master

"...here my story does not come to an end, my children. Finally I realized, that this 1% of mine also, was my Supreme Father's unconditional concern for me. My children, you feel that God-realisation, is a struggling race, it is not true. God- realisation, is always a descending Grace." - Sri Chinmoy

My deepest Gratitude to Li-Jen Hew, for her invaluable contribution to this video

A Song For my Beloved, Part Two

As the stars twinkle sweetly,
And the moon shines adoringly,
As the snow falls majestically,
And the wind rustles softly.
So too, I am immaculately woven from Thee.

As our paths did cross; Love shone from afar,
As Your Grace from within, did quicken my Soul.
As the morning rose, sings your enthralling sonata,
My lips have gone mute as raptures unfold.

Sweet tenderness, elegance, gentleness … care,
With what heavenly Gods can I you compare?
You’re loving, compassionate, selfless and strong,
With concern and empathy whenever I’m wrong.

My heart sings Your glories, all where, all where;
My mind, so delighted, goes without fear.
I feel in my core, that all’s loving and right,
And the time has arrived, to implore ‘the good fight’.

So pranams on my knees, with the best I can be,
My Beloved Supreme, I am all gratitude … to Thee.

-Manatita 22nd January, 2011.

Jesus, the Christ in Communion with the Father

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Father's Day songs, by Sri Chinmoy

"Father's Day, Father's Day, Father's Day!

Begins my conscious cosmic play.

I shall not fail Your Compassion-Love.

I shall become Your fondest dove." - Sri Chinmoy


"O Saviour dear, You are so near.

O Lover kind, bind my Heart, bind.

O Father pure, I am all yours, sure." - Sri Chinmoy


"Father, O Father,

What do You do here in my Heart?"

"I dream my cosmic dream." - Sri Chinmoy

Poem from Sri Chinmoy

"Father's Day is great
Because
At least once a year
Each father tells his children
That he really wants to equal the
Heavenly Father in Compassion and Concern." - Sri Chinmoy

The Bewilderment of an Effulgent Light

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The Ceaseless Sugar of Thy Lips

My God-tears drip, with endless longing,

A blinding Light in my uncomely darkness.

The wheels of Grace keep spinning; the

Genius of yin and yang prevails.

With each dip on the scales of Your pendulum,

You address my struggles, by taking the adversary out.


Coral embraces the womb of the sea,

Singing the songs of harmony. Serenity abides

On the bed of its chamber, spreading the Bliss

Of the Nazarene --of infinity’s Delight.


How can a dog not follow its Master?

Banqueting in the Heart of my Yearning,

You have quelled my demerits with endless loving;

I dine on sleepless sweetness, on the ceaseless sugar of Thy lips.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. June 21st, 2020

A Look at the Poetry of Sri Chinmoy

Father's Day

© 2020 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on June 24, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy.

I'm sure he is now in a peaceful place. God continue to bless him in heaven. Gratitude.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 24, 2020:

I enjoyed seeing the video of you reading the poem that I was also reading below the video. Hearing it spoken in your voice made it even more special. Wishing a belated Happy Father's Day to all the selfless and sacrificing ones out there. My memories of mine will always be cherished.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 23, 2020:

So sweet, Devika.

Missed you. Don't work too hard! Find time to chill and go for a decent stroll. Thank you so much!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 23, 2020:

My busy schedules has kept me away from Hubpages. It is grateful to have we do and to be well in health. Sometimes everything we experience makes us feel down or on the upside. Your hub makes me feel positive and alive.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 22, 2020:

Ah, Ruby.

Thanks a lot! I'm glad that you guys had a great time. Your kind sentiment is appreciated ... much!

Shauna,

You're very sweet. I have known for some time that audio and videos would help my attempts at service here and elsewhere. Alas! I don't have this skill and need to rely on others. I feel I can even make money that way, as others are either awaiting my book, or an audio with music. Alas!

Thank you so much! My Father's Day was magical!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 22, 2020:

Manatita, thank you for posting the video of your recitation. Your soothing voice brought the poem to life. Inflections of the author always help the listener to understand and feel the intended meaning of the written word.

I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 22, 2020:

Father's Day was great in our home. Two of Ray's children came to celebrate and bring gifts. Your poetry is lovely.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 22, 2020:

Mary, Lol. You are a funny one but very honest. Guruji has a piece somewhere that says twice God laughs. He laughs when the doctor thinks that he is curing the patient and ... the second half I'm not sure about, but is probably when we think that we are the doers.

But your problem is common to many, mostly all. I stumble there too, sometimes. Scriptures clearly tells us that we are temples or instruments of God. It cannot be otherwise. Ego is necessary but a great source of separation and trouble.

Yes, Linda, I spoke of reverential awe. We say in Christianity that we fear God and it is actually written in some areas, but only in the sense of reverential awe. Awesomeness is good but it is not as good as reverential awe and Love is infinitely superior to reverential awe.

When we feel that we are the Ocean in the drop as well as the drop in the Ocean, everything makes sense. Before that, we see God as separate and are unconsciously afraid due to limitations, imperfections, weaknesses or bondage. (Ignorance)

Yet the mother is so happy to clean the mess that the child makes in nappies. Love is a tiny bit like that, for a loving and compassionate God, do not see our impediments in the same way that we see them. Hari Om!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 22, 2020:

Manatita, thank you again for the reminder that it is not our effort that brings about grace into our lives. I tend to give credit to myself most times.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 22, 2020:

Manatita, the "fearfully and wonderfully made" is from the old English King James version of the Bible. It has nothing to do with being frightened. A better translation would be "awesome."

manatita44 (author) from london on June 22, 2020:

Thanks Linda C,

Yes, I did. Much appreciations.

Hi Manju,

Yes, I understand. Thank you so much!

Umesh, appreciations. Thanks for the Godly wishes. I trust you had a great Father's Day yesterday. Om Shanti!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 22, 2020:

Simply fascinating. Excellent piece of work. Stay blessed.

Manju lata from Ambala City on June 21, 2020:

Sir,

So nice and impressive performance! It leads close to realities and stages of life.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 21, 2020:

It's lovely to hear and see you read your poem, Manatita. I hope you had an enjoyable Father's Day.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 21, 2020:

What you are saying about that 1% is crucial to me that it is not misunderstood. For all Spiritual Masters, including Sri Chinmoy and Ramakrishna, say that God is 100% the Doer. He is the sole agent and underlines every thing we do.

I was worried about separating Guruji's statement, but the Hubpages god's can sometimes think it's too long. The second half of the statement is beneath Sri Chinmoy's photo.

Thank you for the Father's Day compliment. I wish your husband the same.

Why don't you say that you are 'lovingly and wonderfully made?' Reverential fear is useful, but we need to jump to Love sooner or later. God is a God of Love and interestingly, you need not look further than the Christian scriptures. I grew up studying it and have studied it for years! Of course, do what feels best for you. Glory be!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 21, 2020:

Manatita, I wish you a very blessed Father's Day. "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Yes, our Heavenly Father created us in His own image, and each day I pray that I grow a bit closer to His perfection. Our 1 percent is His gift to us; it turns us closer to Him to seek His guidance.

I miss my Daddy so very much. He was taken from me almost 39 years ago. I wrote about him on Facebook; have you seen it?

Peace and love to you.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 21, 2020:

Li-Jen,

All my gratitude to you for your hard work on this video. It is very beautiful! Thank you for your other observations. I did send the video and poem to New York for Father's Day. We celebrate Father's Day for Sri Chinmoy. Thank You, thank you ... much!!

My Brother Ioannis,

So great to see you here! Happy, Happy Father's Day. Love to Fotini and the children. My condolences, but as you know, the Supreme is the sole Agent. Guruji is saying this in the first two paragraphs. You are much better for your experiences, I'm sure. jai Ram! Jai jesus Christ! Glory be! Gratitude ... much!

Lorna, my condolences here also. My message is the same as to Ioannis. That poem is very special to me and is a slight change of my most popular poem here. It is dedicated to God and Guru. So happy you liked my style. Peace.

Pamela, Thank you!

We all seem to be in the same boat. Both my father and mother passed some time ago. They both reached 70 though. Mom was 77 and dad probably 74. So happy that you liked the poem. Much Love.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 21, 2020:

Happy Father's Day, Manatita. This article is perfect for this occasion. As always, I loved your poems and like Lorna, "A Song for m Beloved" touched by heart. Thank you for sharing such a lovely article for this day. God bless you, Manatita.

I have thought a great deal about my father today, although he passed away many years ago.

Lorna Lamon on June 21, 2020:

Happy Father's Day Manatita and I particularly enjoyed listening to your reading of "A Song for my Beloved - Part 2". Hearing the words gives them a special meaning. Equally enjoyable were the poems of Sri Chinmoy, in particular "The Absolute" - simply beautiful.

I lost my own father, so this day holds happy and poignant memories for me. I will always miss his presence.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on June 21, 2020:

A hub of Grace! The best gift for the day, my dear brother! Isn't a fantastic thing that we have so many "fathers" in our lives?! Until we understand that we have never left the One Father. Being a father of four amazing sons and "something like a father" for many of my students is an ultimate blessing! I am grateful for this. I am thankful to my father which I lost him so many years ago, for all the lessons. I am also much obliged to you, my brother, for the Light you have been for my Soul. Much Love...

Happy Father's Day, every day, to my fellow fathers!

Sean

Li-Jen Hew on June 21, 2020:

Hi Manatita, Happy Father's Day once again. Your second poem is also another great addition. You skillfully managed to create that ceaseless effect by the sound of words, especially the first stanza, where you used words with the 'l' sound. Thank you for sharing this article and also including the video.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 21, 2020:

Eric,

Chuckle. Happy Father's Day. Sent you a card too. So glad you liked the reading. Highly appreciated! Yes, I owe Guruji big time, as they say. Much Love to you and yours.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 21, 2020:

Your reading is a special treat today. I am going to give my Father a special gift of extra loving today. And I will pray on my father though he is gone he is in me.

Sri Chimnoy is such a gift to us, I give thanks for him. Not just him, but how he helped make you the you that you are

manatita44 (author) from london on June 21, 2020:

Bill,

You got lucky indeed. We call it Grace. I figure you had lots of it. Happy Father's Day!!

Chitra,

Thank you so much! Higher blessings and Happy Father's Day!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 21, 2020:

I lost mine fifty years ago. I've spent the last fifty years trying to be as good a man as my father. I got lucky, my friend.

Blessings to you always!

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on June 21, 2020:

Amazing Poem and nice song

Happy father's day