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
"The power of light will definitely illumine the darkness. Darkness tries to devour light, but light never devours. Light only illumines the darkness. You see at night how dark it is. Then, the day dawns, and the darkness disappears…” – Sri Chinmoy
"Behind all shadows of adversity
There is prosperity.
Wait and see!
Will clasp you behind all shadows
– Sri Chinmoy
Brenda’s prompt, No 22, is ‘Shadow.’ I have touched on the inner demons (Shadows) we have and tried to show that through Grace, we will inevitably triumph. I have also, as usual, added aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy and a video to inspire hope, pointing towards beauty ... to Love.
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Triumph Over Shadows, Cantata 1
Inevitably, for reasons known or unknown,
I will need to quell the din and confusion of the
Heart. My first step are trials. I’m at the Olympics,
Battling against huddles with an uncomfortable stride.
My gait is poor, limbs far from nimble, as I try
To lift those heavy scars, carrying myself over
Huddles, right now impossible to surmount.
I stumble, graze myself, as the wounds of pent-up
Emotions haunt me, amidst the false urge and sweet
Encouragement of demons, secretly howling for my blood.
Lost in the darkness, I pick myself up, but fall again,
Into the fiery night of Hades, while fellow spiders, still
Steeped in ignorance, shout: “Go on, go on!” I spin in a web
Of labyrinths I cannot control, become lost in shadows,
As my huddle of emotions crashes, time and time again.
The next step is hope. I’m in a cave, locked in chains
By my desires. I see only darkness, that is, until my
Deliverer comes –an adept at jumping huddles.
He removes my fetters, whispering, “Come! Come!”
Yet so long have I been in this maze of blackness,
My eyes are not familiar with the Light and my bail
Of turmoil, still runs into the path of barriers.
The next step is deliverance. Grace enters and
Somehow, with the greatest of efforts, I see a streak
Of Light and follows the Master Huddler, hands
Interlocked, as we face those daunting blocks, one last time.
A gun goes off, I feel an invisible force carrying
me as I gain momentum, leap over my obstacles
And wins the race. My ghouls fall silent, but I hear
The Seers of Paradise, beating the drums of Victory,
Minstrels dancing and singing in my soul.
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd July, 2021
Triumph Over Shadows, Cantata 2
Sitting alone in this void of Silence, I feel
A Love so strong, commanding even the
Birds in the trees to sing. Everywhere is beauty,
And the joy of my inner Citadel is immeasurable.
Beauty speaks to me of the meadows, even as
The sunflowers dance; my eyes weep copious
Tears, laughing with the fragrance of the breeze.
My sweet Queen, You’re the flares of a
Thousand stars; even the silvery hues of a
Hundred moons, can never outshine Your lustre.
My heart was burdened by the din of loneliness and shadows;
The insanity of worldliness blinded my sight; I could not avoid
Stumbling in the darkness, searching endlessly, for Thy golden Light;
My soul finally glows like fire, sitting on the edge of blissful flames.
30th May, 2021
Scented candles, instruments of the Light
Wisdom from the Master
"We came from Delight. We grow in Delight. And at the end of our journey we enter into the effulgence of Delight, we retire into Delight." - Sri Chinmoy
"If we live in the heart, then the heart gives us the message of identification. If we identify ourselves with Light, immediately we become Light. Inside the heart is the soul. So, if we can live even for a minute each day in our inner existence, then we can see Light in abundant measure..." - Sri Chinmoy
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