The Agony of the Soul. A Soulful Offering to Mark Tulin

Updated on June 8, 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.

The Poetry of the Master

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A free verse Sonnet

"My Heart is burning from emptiness;

Your absence is torturing my soul.

O piercing Ray! Rent asunder this veil of darkness,

Infuse my Spirit, with the arrow of Thy Light.


The agony of Lovers is an enemy of separation;

It longs for the kisses of Thy sweet Flame.

Come! Come! O Breath of the unfathomable!

Let me not drown in this intensity, calling out Thy name.


O Love! What's wrong with me?

Turbulent is the ocean of my Peace.

Lost in this drifting canoe of isolation,

My soul-searching anxiety is unbearable indeed!"


"Patience! My sweet Lantern, for I am preparing

A supernal banquet, to welcome you Home."


Manatita, 7th June 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Poetry of the Master

"There are things more important in life,

Than demands and expectations.

Try a Heart of Gratitude,

And a life of surrender." -Sri Chinmoy.

Quote From Sri Chinmoy

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Longing for Love

How crucial is this?

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      • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        So sorry, Elijah.

        I don't see my answer to your great contribution. You are right, the 'new birth' is necessary. When the esoteric uses the word 'longing', he is generally talking from the standpoint of the 'new birth.' The other one we call desire, craving ... etc. Thank you so much!!

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Ah Bro.

        I missed you! But I felt that perhaps you were dealing with stuff. So I didn't want to interrupt. Thank you so much for coming! Gratitude... much!

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        Mark Tulin 

        15 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        Just noticed my name in your title. Thanks for the offering. Much needed.

      • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Indeed, Peggy indeed! Yet a difficult task. Thank you so much!

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        Peggy Woods 

        15 months ago from Houston, Texas

        Such wise words filled with hope and promise if we live our lives correctly.

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        ...Love, Eric. Which is synonymous with Light or God the Absolute self- transcending Spirit or Consciousness.

        Thanks Dee.

        They come naturally to me. Although sometimes I improve on them with re-reads. Thank you for your appreciation of Guru's work.

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        Eric Dierker 

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

        This caused me to wonder what life would be like without....

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        15 months ago from Washington DC

        True, Manatita, but what is called Born Again integrates the spirit within ourselves with the flesh that is doing the longing. Once the new birth is completed one only longs to fulfill their destiny.

        Aloha

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        Dora Weithers 

        15 months ago from The Caribbean

        I like all the metaphors, but especially "ocean of my peace." Brilliant! Your last quote by Sri Chinmoy is also on point!

      • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Well, my Bro.

        I can always rely on you for a beautiful insight and understanding of my work. Thank you so much!

        Indeed, Ioannis, Indeed.

        You are so right! Appreciations!

        I

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        Venkatachari M 

        15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

        The poem is beautifully woven exhibiting the disturbed heart of the seeker longing for Love, Light, and Eternal Peace from God. The ending lines are nice asserting some hope in the mind regarding the unconditional Love of God.

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        15 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        A fantastic way to mention how the knowledge of Oneness became hope for return!

        Thank you brother, for letting Him express His Love through your poems!

        Gratitude!

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Good morning, my beautiful one. How are you? Yes, the agony and the ecstasy... aye! Thank you so much!

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        Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

        15 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

        It's a beautiful yet painful poem :) The hope of being united with Him makes us move on with life as He does the mending in our hearts :)

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Thank you, Alicia.

        Nice observations indeed! Thank you so much!

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        Linda Crampton 

        15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        "Turbulent is the ocean of my Peace" is a very descriptive and evocative line. The first part of the title of this article matches the poem perfectly. You certainly have described the agony of the soul.

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Yes Linda .

        That is true. One day you and I ... others. We will all yearn for for this glory ... this sweet, immaculate Light. May it come whenever, according to His Will and Consciousness

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        Linda Lum 

        15 months ago from Washington State, USA

        The yearning of the soul to find eternal love and peace in the Heavenly home.

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Rinita,

        You have an eye for beauty ... sublimity ... loftiness and depth. Glory be! It is the Supreme creating in and through me. Thank you so much!

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Bill,

        I believe it was Linda who said recently that you are a lucky man. She should know. Heaven continue to bless you both and your dear ones also.

        Yes Frank.

        I love the longing. Sugar is sweet but you miss it when it is scarce. Ha ha. Thanks a lot!

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Yes, Elijah.

        You are right. Loneliness is a very human word. However, at a much higher level the soul feels the agony of separation and burns with an intensity to feel God constantly.

        The soul feels this until this isolation is cemented in fullness. This is what I speak of. Thank you so much!

        Mary,

        I don't know how you do it. You have a full life! I envy you. Yet you write so well.

        I'm happy that Guruji's words can be of service. Much Love.

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        manatita44 

        15 months ago from london

        Thanks Shaloo. Appreciated. We have over 1000 Sri Chimoy books on line that are free to read: srichinmoylibrary.com.

        I visited you recently. Are you still writing?

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        15 months ago from Washington DC

        Manatita,

        It is well written but appears to focus on something outside of us.

        My experience is our loneliness is cause by our being imbalanced because of seeking a physical being or entity to fulfill what we have allowed to lay dormant within ourselves. From the Christian perspective it require the metamorphosis the Bible's Christ termed "born again." Once our morphing is completed loneness dissipates filled with the ever presence of our dormant half.

        Peace.

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        Mary Norton 

        15 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you Manatita. What a beautiful poem. The words are so encouraging. Just what I need today when inundated with demands. Yes, I'll try to have a heart of gratitude and a life of surrender.

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        Bill Holland 

        15 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I no longer long for love. I am no longer a victim of separation. Love guides me and love travels with me wherever I go. Blessings and love to you always!

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        Rinita Sen 

        15 months ago

        A heart wrenching ode! Sorrow that moves on with a different kind of hope.

        These lines are fascinating:

        Turbulent is the ocean of my Peace.

        Lost in this drifting canoe of isolation,

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        Frank Atanacio 

        15 months ago from Shelton

        I can feel and sense the longing in your words Manatita.. powerful plea.. almost in an urgent and emotional manner...powerful pull...Love it

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        Shaloo Walia 

        15 months ago from India

        Beautiful poem. And lovely quotes by Sri Chinmoy. I am intrigued to read some of his writings.

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