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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

A Stronger Heart

Mine Is The Wisdom-Light

That Tells Me To Ask

Not For A Lighter Burden,

But For A Stronger Heart.- Sri Chinmoy

A Soul Facing Life's Challenges


A Soul Facing Life's Challenge's

I am a soul who has been facing life’s challenges for eons! I go through life grasping, clinging … seemingly paying homage to the One, but all the time clinging to shadows.

This is no slur on me, for the Absolute Itself has made this a part of the struggle and as such, like the deer looking for musk, which is within its own body, I search endlessly, seeking to command the very thing I need.

Meanwhile, life pushes me, in search of an unfathomable tomorrow. I rise and fall, face success and failure; victory and defeat, until I finally recognize that they are all imposters … that my only goal, is progress.

Finally, I realize that Love is not a bird with feathers, only a winged effulgent Light, which can only evade me as long as I try to grab … embraces me the moment I let go and surrender to Her Will.



Namaste! The Light in me, pays homage

To the Light in you. When my little ‘i’, merges

Into the Emptiness of sleepless Self, we’ll both

Blend together in harmony, for we are One.

Namaste! Some say you’re only a sweet

Sentiment. How come my scars bleed at nights;

The agony of my soul weeps across a million

Journeys, calling out thy name?

Namaste! The sweet moon whispers your resonance

At nights, my mind’s in turmoil; my Heart pounds;

Dawn brings your fragrances from the meadows, where

We once sat in twilight reverie, laughing with the heavens.

I still feel the warmth of your ceaseless merriment,

Waltzing and painting a canopy of stars; calligraphing

Our names on indigo colours; wooing me with cute

Ballads; telling me of how much you love me!

I am the Love that I have been seeking


Namaste! We once explored tapestries together –a

Kaleidoscope of colours quintessentially discerning, blending

Together like rainbows and horizons. Singing love-songs

In unison, we danced gracefully; made salutations to the sun.

Now my Spirit’s heavy and the pain chokes like smoke; I lie

On the lap of morn tormented --a red thread of past memories,

With the breeze an only listening companion to my woes.

Namaste! I try to deal with lamentations of longing, to

Carve out a destiny of shimmering lights; yet even the sacred

Dew-drops feel my sorrow, as the sunrise dissipates with daybreak.

Namaste! I stroke your lips, with the tenderness of delicate fingers,

The crimson sun kissing your smile, your cheeks blending into our

Memories like liquid glue. Way into the grove of the garden of Love,

The purple lavenders extoll your glory; the jasmines blush in discreet silence.

Hydrangeas radiate the secrets of thy flame; the rose

Becomes bashful, adoring your incandescent beauty. Alas!

I can only ponder what was, as the robin sings sad songs and

The tears of another diamond raindrop, falls gently upon the breeze.

Namaste! The Light in me, pays homage

To the Light in you. When my little ‘i’ merges

Into the Emptiness of sleepless Self, we’ll both

Blend together in harmony, for we … are One.

Yet I have always sought to savour you, like a good vintage, Grasping

Even as you remain elusive, your golden sparkle, bewildering my gaze.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 2nd December, 2020

Wisdom from the Master

"That which has to be rejected, we reject.

That which has to be transformed, we transform.

That which has to be transcended, we transcend.

In order to transcend, two things are necessary,

Personal effort and God's Grace." - Sri Chinmoy


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