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The Sacred Fire of Love. Friday's Inspiration 6, a Soulful Offering to Rosina S Khan

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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.

Love's fire within the soul

Light is the beauty of the Heart, projecting from the Absolute, manifesting in and through the vessel of the soul called human ... through even the non-sentient and sentient beings.

Light is synonymous with Love and Love is Light. When the Light is dim, the fire of Love is nothing but a purge ... a dynamic pull of the Heart to fly upwards ... forwards, into infinity's blue sky.

Man is by nature a lover, only he has forgotten whom to Love and so the adversity of life pushes him unto himself, in quest of meaning ... a higher life; an urgent need to fulfill his potential ... to find his true Source.

We come from Love, live in Love and at the end of our journey's close, we will return to Love. This urge awakens us to the deeper magnificence and excellence of the Light within, residing in the profundity of our own Being.

Humans are quintessentially Spirit, made in its image, and we are consciously or unconsciously, re-discovering our way Home. The One Absolute runs through everything in heaven and earth, in the Higher and lower world and both form and formless, flow from the Light of Paradise.

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Wisdom from the Master

“The world is strewn with difficulties. In a sense, it is full of thorns. But if you put on shoes you can walk on the thorns. What are these shoes made of? They are made of God’s Grace.” -Sri Chinmoy

“Depression is the most effective smile of a wrong force. Once we allow it to enter, depression tries to crush the strength and joy of our life-force.” – Sri Chinmoy

“No suffering, no salvation,” so says the teacher Adversity to his student, man.

No soul’s delight, no salvation,” so says the teacher Prosperity to his student, man.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Illness often has very little to do with the Divine Will. It is rather the acceptance of imperfection’s invasion.” -Sri Chinmoy

“Despair is an unworthy and shameless guest of our inner life. We must resist it with the current of will that energizes our soul.” – Sri Chinmoy

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The Sacred Fire of Love

On the transformative lap, of an unseen adversary,

The fog of darkness throws my being into chaos.

My once haunting flute, now evokes the reed that bore it;

I use its longing to kindle flames, in the sacred fire of Love.


I walk amidst the ancient parchments of the Saviours,

Still trapped in the agony of despair.

But Orion transforms my shadows,

Opening the portals of her candescent Light.


Gone are the demons of the night, replaced by the glow

Of sunrise-delight. I dance on the rays of moonlight,

Its sacred power, scattering the cobwebs of my dilemma.

My Heart’s pangs are dispelled, by this envoy of the Light.


The sun opens the gates to the Nazarene’s treasure,

Displaying its supernal grandeur, in the sweetness of my soul.


-Manatita, the Lantern Carrier 3rd April, 2020

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Wisdom from the Master

"Prayer begins when human capacity ends." - Sri Chinmoy


“May my morning begin

With the breath of kindness

And sweetness.” – Sri Chinmoy


“Encouragement radiates Love

Concern and the feeling of oneness.” – Sri Chinmoy


“Fear dies

Courage survives

Love flies.”

~ Sri Chinmoy

© 2020 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on April 06, 2020:

Thanks Dee.

This one comes partly from Sri Chinmoy's writings:

"Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self." - Sri Chinmoy

Note Guruji says 'discover', not 'forgotten.' We are already God and the soul knows this. We simply have to re-discover our birthright.. Much Love.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 06, 2020:

Quite a revelation: "Man is by nature a lover, only he has forgotten whom to Love and so the adversity of life pushes him unto himself . . ." Thank God for the eternal light of His love to empower us. So much inspiration in your poem and quotes.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 05, 2020:

Manju,

It is a joy to read your comments. You are a true seeker. Thank you.

Nithya,

Indeed, my Friend, indeed!! The Heart must open, like the flower to the dawn... like a lover's to the rose.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 05, 2020:

A beautiful poem, positive and reassuring. Great quotes by Sri. Chinmoy. I believe life is a journey filled with love to those who welcome it into their lives. A lovely offering to Rosina S.Khan.

Manju lata from Ambala City on April 05, 2020:

What a nice article! Every word is full of light in the darkness and it seems as if divine light of God shows a path how to live in adverse circumstances.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 05, 2020:

Thank you Bro.

What a lovely sentiment! Om Shanti!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 04, 2020:

Manatita, your creativity is boundless. It meditates in the whole surroundings.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2020:

Appreciated. Yes, that one comes from Sri Chinmoy and the shoe is Grace. That second part of the quote is everything! Grace is all in all.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 04, 2020:

Manatita44,

Your words show hope in this adversity.

I love this part of quote..But if you put on shoes you can walk on the thorns.

Your writing brings us all a new outlook.

Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2020:

Thank you so much Bill.

We all need to stay happy ... to have hope ... to spread good vibrations at this time. Peace.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 04, 2020:

Your poetry, and poetry like it, is so important during these dark times. May your words always shine a light upon us, my friend. Peace and love always!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2020:

Thanks Devika.

You too. Do look after your family and stay safe.

P.S I wanted to send you one of our videos of our Peace Run in schools. This one takes place in Croatia. Send me your email: ceeccil@hotmail.com

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 04, 2020:

Hi manatita44 your work is amazing! A poem for a sweet person and quotes are most thoughtful and effective from Sri Chinmoy. As you wish and want others to feel is with a positive mind. Hope you are well

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2020:

Yes Peggy

You are Spirit and God's, that is why God-men Love you so much

They see easily, that you are made in His image. Gratitude.

Rosina Ji

Much gratitude. Thank you for your support. Sukriya.

Tiyasha,

Im doing well, God's grace

Thank you for your kind sentiment.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on April 03, 2020:

Aaah the silver lining. Such a positive poem reflecting the strength of light cutting through darkness. I love it.

Hope you are doing well. Stay safe.

Rosina S Khan on April 03, 2020:

Now, this is a pleasant surprise. As always I appreciate this hub as well. Well-crafted poems, beautiful quotes, and images and not to speak of Sri Chinmoy's highly spirited and extraordinary quotes. Thank you, Manatita for such a wonderful contribution and dedication as well.

Rosina S Khan on April 03, 2020:

Now, this is a pleasant surprise. As always I appreciate this hub as well. Well-crafted poems, beautiful quotes, and images and not to speak of Sri Chinmoy's highly spirited and extraordinary quotes. Thank you, Manatita for such a wonderful contribution and dedication as well.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2020:

I liked this thought of yours the best: "Humans are quintessentially Spirit, made in its image, and we are consciously or unconsciously, re-discovering our way Home. Another good inspirational piece from you.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2020:

Yes Lorna.

The poem is designed this way more so to show the Light in darkness.

My whole life tries to. express Sri Chinmoy's teachings. He's a visionary- Seer and I am an unworthy instrument. My gratitude.

Yes Ruby.

Spiritual Masters are God's Advocates and speak only from the authority of inner experience. I myself, has been blessed with a tiny bit of this experience. Much Love.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 03, 2020:

I like that we were born in love. Sri Chinmony's quotes are to be treasured. He was truly gifted.

Lorna Lamon on April 03, 2020:

Such a beautiful quote "May my morning begin with the breath of kindness and sweetness". Such a pure thought. A beautiful poem which speaks to me of darkness as well as light. The light of love perhaps. I enjoyed this reflective piece Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2020:

Indeed, Pamela, indeed!

Let us continue to walk in the sacred fire of Love. Peace.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 03, 2020:

This is another very beautiful poem and I love the quotes of Sri Chinmoy. Your opening paragraphs are lovely as well. Walking in love is the best way to live and maybe we find our way through the years, then we can look back at all the good memories.