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The Light of America Salutes us. Sunday's Inspiration 26


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

Some Founding Fathers of America


Extracts From Sri Chinmoy's Writings

“O green-blue Sacred Fire,

O Sun Freedom-Light,

O Heaven’s gold Delight,

America, O my child of speed,

My Supreme Promise-Seed.” –Sri Chinmoy.

The Sacred Fire, Act 2, Scene 4, (1975), Agni Pres

Love you, America


Blessed Is the Breath That Love Embraces,

Blessed is the breath that Love embraces,

In this sacred fire of cosmic freedom.

To watch the grandeur of butterflies, flapping

Their wings, with a quintessence of charm.

Blessed is the breath that Love embraces,

Saluting the mystery of awakening dawn.

Heralding the glimmer of another sunrise,

She arrests my river of copious tears.

Awake, awake! O Light of my Heart, the sad

Songs of division, has now been vanquished.

Awaken the rays of my inner beauty, and

Bathe my core with your flood of Delight.

Blessed is the breath that Love embraces,

This pain –my affliction, has now been healed.

I ascend on the wings of my soul’s Citadel,

The moon kissing my cheeks with its lustre.

The sun’s radiance salutes me; glimmering its rays

Of Hope; amidst a celestial candescence embracing

My Being, with a vast arena of ceaseless Love.

- Lantern Carrier. 17th January, 2021


Extracts From Sri Chinmoy's Writings

“The American Declaration of Independence had the pioneer vision of faith, dignity and humanity’s basic needs: equal rights, justice and freedom. Clarity, luminosity and vastness, these the Declaration of Independence embodies. It is not a mere declaration. It is something infinitely more. It is the freedom-cry of humanity’s aspiration-day from the frustration-night of ignorance” The Bicentennial Flames at The United nations, (1976), Agni Press.


On America

America is a dynamic country and has achieved in a few years, what it would take some countries life-times to do. It believes in speed ... in making mistakes and by so doing, allowing itself to arise from the ground once more and push forward stronger.

America also has stamina, for the seeds of the Founding Fathers, adventurers and visionary poets ... of Emerson, Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington, have already been planted into it. Add Kennedy and the celebrated poets and you get clarity, vision, enthusiasm and high ideals.

Each country has a soul and the soul of America wants to fly to the infinite vast; to embrace the tape of oneness ... togetherness. May the seeds sown in the soul-soil of America, continue to sprout and multiply, even while envisioning the Beyond.

My thoughts are a brief expression of much larger ideas shared by Sri Chinmoy, the visionary, as sourced below:

Source: A Glimpse Into Sri Chinmoy’s Vision of America, Part 2. Tuesday's Inspiration 10, to a Most Soulful Marlene Bertrand. - LetterPile - Writing and Literature.

A Glimpse Into Sri Chinmoy's Vision of America, Part 1. Monday's Inspiration 70 - LetterPile - Writing and Literature

Extracts from the Writings of Sri Chinmoy

O Dignity-Majesty-Divinity-reality-flooded Soul of American Liberty! These are the good, better, best qualities of the real America, the America which is to raise the consciousness of the world, and why I came here. This is the America I envisioned in India. “Beautiful” – the real Beauty of the Absolute Supreme, universal Beauty of the Supreme, America the country embodies. http://us.srichinmoycentre.org) (Last visited 5th April, 2010.)

The Necessity of Hope

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on January 19, 2021:

Indeed, Mary. Otherwise God is not in charge, but we all know that Love is all in all. Stay safe and blessed! Thank you so much!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 19, 2021:

I agree with you that whatever is happening in the United States, it is part of its journey of awakening and it will come out with a much higher consciousness.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 18, 2021:

Thanks Devika. Appreciated. Much Love. - Lantern

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 18, 2021:

Hope is a way of life and peace is too. I hope for the best and pray all is well for everyone.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Hi, my Sweet. Healing has already start for many!

God is asking us to transform our nature. I was telling a friend about Yoga Philosophy, recently ... the fact that it is we who have to change and that as we begin to share the Light, so too, humanity will change with us. This was a bit much for her to comprehend, I suspected.

So I told the story of my aunt and family in England and my sister in Texas. My aunt is in hospital (Twice in the last 5 days). Her partner of 40 years died about 7 days ago. Her son is in hospital with Covid-19, one daughter is sick and her husband is also in hospital. A few more are Covid positive. My sister is sick with stage 4 cancer.

I care, but inside I feel normal. The thing that I'm saying is that real strength comes from God, from within. We can weaken ourselves and others by being too much into the emotion, but we can help with more inner clarity and this comes from inner wisdom.

It has always been that way. We offer Light, to the extent of the Light that we ourselves have. That is by far the best way to take humanity with us.

Remember my poem about behaviors. There I say that we look at the Commander-in-Chief, but not at the 70 million who are responding to sad sentiments. We grow or sink as a people and that has applied though-out the centuries and anywhere in the world. It is a human problem, not one of leaders. But yes, good leaders help.

Sorry I chose this way to deal with your great comment. I never know which way I'm going to go. Occasionally I like the stick but I still Love you.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on January 17, 2021:

Manatita, thank you for the loving words of and for my country. There is much division as you know. I don't know how we can move forward as long as there is so much anger. I still believe, however, that a loving God is looking down on us. Perhaps He sheds a tear or two over the events of the past 4+ years. May this be the start of healing.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Thank you. Another cliche says: 'take the rough with the smooth.' Rumi says that both Light and shadow are the dance of Love. Ignorance is a fierce fighter like Hercules or Alexander, the great. One was conquered by a woman and the other ... I'm not sure. In the same way, Love, is the ultimate force. Do not grieve, my charming angel. You'll rise again. Peace.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 17, 2021:

Your poetry is a beautiful tribute to America. I do hope love prevails as I believe it is a divided country right now. Thank you for this tribute, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Thank you Peggy. Let us hope. Appreciated!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 17, 2021:

Let us pray that our country can live up to the words and aspirations of our forefathers. We still have a way to go, but it is worth the effort to achieve it. Thanks for this tribute to our country.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Thank you, my Dear.

Higher blessings

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on January 17, 2021:

Well written

Stay blessed

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Swweettt! Rosina, nice to hear. Bless you! Peace.


Thank you ... thank you, Brenda. We pray in our international Centres and I wish the President elect well. Much Love.


Thank you, Bill. Always a Joy to see you. I'll recite two poems for America tonight and I sent two to the President-Elect. Not saying he will read them though. Lol. Interestingly, he is know to us and very loved by many. Peace.

Rosina S Khan on January 17, 2021:

Thank you, Manatita, for this tribute to America. I too love America. My thoughts are constantly about her and that is the place I want to go again.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 17, 2021:

Good writing here today.

I sure hope America heals.

You are right, this country does everything with speed unless it is waiting for a drug or treatment to be approved.

For that, many travel to other countries while America stumbles.

I am with you for this heartfelt hope.

Take care.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 17, 2021:

Let us hope America moves closer to its promise sooner rather than later. A lovely tribute to this young country of ours. Lovely indeed!

Blessings always!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Hello, Bro.

I was thinking about you. Blessing indeed! Much Love.

- Manatita

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 17, 2021:

Thank you my friend. It is a blessing to have the hope for mankind to love more fully each other. I shall pray that I may never forget.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Chuckle. Love you Dee. Any more on relationships today? Lol.

Your heart-felt sentiment in joining me, to salute the Spirit of America is noted. Thank you so much!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 17, 2021:

I join you and Sri Chinmoy in your salute to America. We still have faith in the miracle of healing. "May the seeds sown in the soul-soil of America, continue to sprout and multiply,"

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