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You, My Shyama. Tuesday's Inspiration 21, to the Esteemed Chitrangada Sharan. Happy Guru Purnima (Poornima)!

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

"Our basic philosophy is love, devotion and surrender. We love God not in a human way but in a divine way. In human love there is constant demand. If I give you something, then I expect you to give me something; it is always give and take." - Sri Chinmoy

Sri Krishna and Radha


On Śyāmā, (Shyama)

Śyāmā, (Shyama), is a Sanskrit word with many meanings. It can apply to plants, animals and even rivers! King Kṛtavarman had a wife, Śyāmā, who was ‘like night to the sun … like the Śrī of the family incarnate; like wifely fidelity embodied; like the chief divinity of beauty, grace, and charm personified.’ (Source: internet).

It is said that ‘The Queen walked slowly, like a marālī, (Female swan). as if her mind were occupied with meditation on her husband.” Of course, this unwavering attention, steadfastness or devotion to an ideal, in this case Brahman (Allah, God), is very present in my poetry.

Shyama also refers to particular goddesses, one being Kalika (Mother Kali), protecting her devotees against evil forces. As I use the word, it refers to the God-man, The Divine Incarnation, or let’s just say, the personification of the Absolute Itself … the Supreme Being. I play on the feminine aspect of the Divine a little, for the purpose of embellishments. Happy Guru Poonima, Chitrangada Ji

Sri Krishna and Radha


Guru Purnima (Poornima)

Loosely speaking, all sacred festivals are festivals of Light. Light is synonymous with Love; with the beauty and grandeur of Brahman (The Absolute, Sat, Chit, Ananda).

Guru Purnima is a major traditional Indian festival, mostly, but not exclusively celebrated by Hindu's, in praise or adulation of the illumined souls (Satguru's). They, beginning with Shiva - some would say - have walked the earth, like Christ or Krishna, offering up themselves in unconditional Love, to serve and elevate mankind; to bring Light to the world.

Kalika (Mother Kali)


You, my Shyama

You are beautiful, more beautiful; most

Beautiful. Your smile is like the synergy of

Dawn and sunrise; magnificent, with a glow

That defies superlatives. Your long glistening

Hair, reminds me of a Mayan Empress … majestic,

Like pure white snow; yet You’re so much more!

Zephyrs cascade flowers, as I adorn Thy

Sacred feet with frankincense. Gathering

The scattered fragments of my Love, I’ve

Turned them into vessels of a thrill I once

Felt, deep and vast, like the ocean’s bed.

Some fight over the value of glittering gold,

Others prefer to wait at nights, seeking the

Illustrious shine of moonlight. Yet You’re always with

Me; I just need to savour, the sweet wine of Thy lips.

All else is meaningless to me; not seeing Thy cute

Gaze, only fills me with agony. My pain mimics

Unrequited love –troublesome; full of wails and

Emptiness. I sing on starry nights as Orion glows, my

Soul soars on shafts of Light, cradling the flute of minstrels.

The gardener tills the soil, knowing that without

Rain, crops will not be harvested. You’re my sun and

Diamond rain, O Lover; I know, like an unripe mango, that

When I become mature, You’ll show Thy face. Only

When mother’s ready, will I drink bosomed milk. Only with

You inside my Heart, will I see the majesty, of shooting stars.

Come, my Sweet Shyama, pour into my soul,

The sweet bewilderment of Thy golden Silence.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 19th, July, 2021.


Wisdom from the Master

"Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration. Whatever you do, do with love and concern. Whomever you see, see with purity's beauty And responsibility's glory." - Sri Chinmoy

"Spirituality is not an escape from the world of reality. Spirituality tells us what the true reality is and how we can discover it here on earth. Spirituality is not the denial of life, but the purest acceptance of is to be realised soulfully. Life is to be transformed totally. Life is to be lived eternally. Spirituality is not the song of ignorance. - Sri Chinmoy

"Spirituality is the acceptance of life, for the transformation of life and the manifestation of God's Truth here on earth, at God's choice hour and in God's own way." - Sri Chinmoy

Spend 3 mins with this soul-stirring meditation when you can.

Relating to God.

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