- Beyond The Mind - In The Heart of my Secret Lover. To Ruby fr. Southern IL.

Light

Source

This poem is written as a meditation. Play the video while you read. You may return a.m or at nights to visualise or meditate.

I see in You, an everlasting Love,

Deeply engraved in the memory of my Soul.

I once asked many questions,

Never once knowing,

That You are the answer that I sought.

Now that I have found You,

I know the pain of the mountain Hermits,

Calling out Thy name.

Invitation

Source

Gradually forgetting my sense of time,

I live only in the moment,

Experiencing Your inner brilliance,

In the Mansion of the Soul.


Gone is the darkness;

A once troubled heart now overflows,

And the base of Your Chalice, soaked in Ambrosia,

Dances with ethereal delight.

Awakening

Source

Beloved, I am in love with a most beautiful Damsel,

Riding across the heavens.

Her beauty has captivated my mind;

Her golden crest now fills a conquered heart.


The stars, moon, sun and constellations,

All conspire and come to my aid.

Now that this Damsel is trapped within my spirit’s core.

You are – most assuredly - this charmed adorable One.

Source

Light

Source

Whatever I can perceive is Your doing;

As such I owe You my all,

O delightful Lover of my aspirations.

I had forgotten the rhapsodies,

The tongue of Your ecstatic Lovers could not speak.


All the thrills of a jubilant heart,

Enrapt me in Silence.

You have now made me Your very own;

As such entire galaxies, swallow me in joyful bliss.


I was once vulnerable with emotions,

With ups and downs like any man.

Now that I have realised my mistakes,

No one else deserves my tears and laughter.


You gave me another chance, O Beloved;

Flooded my heart with a trillion roses.

As such I permeate Your world with joy,

And dine with innumerable fragrances-delight.

-Manatita 25th May, 2014. Copyrighted.

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

A lovely, optimistic, soaring, peaceful poem! Ann


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, My sister Ann.

God bless you, and yours, this week-end.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Aha the eloquence of this beautifully penned piece. I am deeply moved and honored to be the recipient. The invitation to feel the light and to meditate brought forth a calmness and a lovely feeling of serenity. Thank you for a treasured gift this beautiful Sunday evening. Many Blessings to you my friend.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Your spirit has always touched me, my Friend.

It was only a matter of time and God's hour. I now write a different style of poetry for my friends. They speak of a lofty, sublime and deepest Love. Your feedback was important to me. So happy that you are pleased!


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

You describe a sweet, fulfilling love replete with joy and light. The recipient is privileged!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Dee - What do you think of a name for me? Bard of ...; Sweet whisperings? etc ...

Thank you for you sweet sentiments as usual. I really appreciate this. Which is your favourite? Enjoy a peaceful BH today.


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midget38 2 years ago from Singapore

You have done Romeo proud, my friend!! Sharing!!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Sweet Midget.

I really appreciate this.

Here's a thought. Have you ever heard of Tansen? he may be hard to find. You would find Mirabai, however, as well as Rumi, Gibran, Tagore and Kabir.

Shakespeare is still one of my earthly favourites. But he was very bound to the Earth and mundane thoughts. Those I just mentioned were sublime, profound, ethereal, esoteric and all God-lovers. They may be worth reading.

I still love ya. Shalom!


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Thank you for sharing with us another wonderful, beautiful poem, Manatita!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, my Friend. God bless you this day.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Your ecstasy is ethereal and truly is sublime, dear Manatita. It's ever uplifting to read your beautiful sentiments and perceptions! Thank you for sharing again!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Much gratitude, my Friend.

Appreciations for your continuously kind sentiments


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This was wonderful. A vision of meditation and music. Enjoyed. God bless.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Gypsy - Really nice of you to say so and to recognise the piece for what it is. Your last poem is one of my favourites. Quite touching. Peace.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Indeed, most awe-inspiring. Excellent work.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

It's really nice to have such kind sentiments from Lovers of the Way. Can you think of a name for me? Bard of solace ...;

Sweet Whisperings ...

Much peace and good night. Off to bed!


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

I had to revisit! This passionate declaration of love and inspiration is truly awesome and deeply affecting. Your work is magnificent, my friend! Votes clicked!


manatita44 2 years ago

I am truly honoured that a Bard of poetry will re-visit my work. I am deeply grateful. Last night I went to recite at Poetry café in London. They were thrilled and amazed! Some wanted to know if it's my work.

I had the sweetest thing said to me by a girl a couple of weeks ago. She had brought her own poem to read, but when she heard my own, she felt that hers was not good enough.

Of course I would have loved to hear her poem. But it told me something about my own. Last night there was a chinese gentleman who accompanied me with the Erhu, a very beautiful instrument.

Good to hear from you this Sunday. I maybe short of a 100 Hubs by only one or two, and so I was thinking of you and others, for my 100th Hub. Have a great week-end, my loving Friend.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

I'm so pleased for you that your excellent work is again recognized, and in a 'live' setting! I'm not at all surprised! I can only imagine how lovely your poetry is accompanied by the Erhu (which I've never heard or heard of before). Would be great if you could record it. Is the chinese musician a friend who would lend it to your recitation again?

By the way, I'm scheduled to attend a special program/workshop about poetry and its relationship with light and art, at the Dallas Museum of Art later this month. I might even recite something, if it comes to that. If you'd be interested, there's a link about the program: http://www.dma.org/programs/event/dma-partners-art...

Am also going to the DMA earlier the same day for an exhibit titled "Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World”, which will be a good prelude to the workshop, I should think.

http://uncrated.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/how-many-...

My online long-time Muslim friend, suggests passages from his holy book where I might ‘bone up on’ knowledge to amaze them at that exhibit, though that book is not among my haunts, I must admit.

I’m not much of a ‘performer’ though I respond to challenge rather unselfconsciously, so who knows? haha

My friend is a DMA registered member and invites me as her guest to the exhibits. We’ve seen some truly wonderful ones over the years, some which are in the US on very limited basis and DMA has been one of 2 or the only one selected for some of their visits. Ft. Worth, our nearby sister city, has notable art and history museums, as well. I realize that internationally (even nationally) Texas is not noted for its culture, but that is only because its ‘unculture’ is so vocal and loud that it drowns out the considerable real culture here.. haha

Oh - my advice is to not go for the 'numbers' landmarks, but instead just write as you feel inspired. The numbers have no choice but to tag along, which is not always the case in reverse priority order! ;-)


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Too late about the numbers, I was very close and wanted to put some effort in number 100. Which I did. You have already read this, I believe. 98 and 99 is not new, but most of my poems are, including 100. I wanted this as an offering of Love to you guys.

I will check out your link when I can give it more time.

The Erhu is a Chinese instrument. Li Cheong was our featured guest that night and I merely asked him to accompany me when my turn came and he did. A very nice man, but then it was a Sufi evening. All nice people.

I have spoken on Meditation for many years. I have also spoken in Africa in schools on Peace and Harmony. Still, you need not fear. Vivekananda was nervous at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, but when he did speak, he brought the house down.

I am happy for you and feel that you will do well. It is better to read Rumi, Gibran, Hafiz or Mirabai. The first three are internationally know and Rumi especially in Islam together with Shams Tabriz.

By the way, one of my dedications have a video called Celestial Love which I sometimes use with my morning Sadhana (spiritual practice). Music vibrating in a particular way, can be magic for the Soul. Much Peace.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

No problem. Just my usual suggestions to go with the heart and one's own inner directives, more than following external prompts and/or manipulations. These days we get so many of those everywhere we turn, so that we sometimes must remind ourselves from whence our real power and animation rises - - from within. I enjoyed your #100! You never offer substandard work.

Also - no worry about checking the links. It can be distracting to get suggestions to go hear or read other stuff when one has a focus where one is and/or a schedule for getting things done.

It would be lovely if you recorded yourself narrating some of your poetry to share.

This is good food for thought, Manatita. It gives a wider perspective. I appreciate your suggestions greatly. I really am seldom at a loss for words to express my responses to incoming impressions or to express my own thoughts. I admit that I'm not too gullible and that I think for myself about whatever I see, read or hear, though I'm deeply affected by meaningful spiritual transmissions, - processing them for 'fit' and sense for myself. I usually ferret out the better to prefer, in fact. I see you do, too.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

In some ways, you and I am similar Souls, Nellieanna.

It is good to have met you.

I have read over 50 poems to my Friends at my Meditation Centre. Either for birthdays, or for someone who may feel a need at a particular time. They all like my reading. You will appreciate that my written English is cool. Still, while it is my mother and only tongue, I was born in the Caribbean and as such I read with an inner rhythm all my own. This kind of cadence stays with me when I'm writing also, and I can feel it when a poem comes to me.

Pardon my sharing: Very briefly, I practice Bhakti or devotional Yoga, and I have prayed and meditated daily for nearly 32 years. I have my own shrine. My joy comes from love of God and in service to humanity. Whatever this inner vessel receives from Above is shared from a gentle inner nudging from on High, and this instrument responds accordingly.

Your idea is wonderful! I will talk to my friend at the Sri Chinmoy Centre and see what can be done.

Suyo Affectisimo,

Manatita


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

I am very aware of cadence. One seldom hears it mentioned. I wrote a poem about it years ago:

There is a cadence

Of the heart

Where space

Is but

A single beat in time.

And time

Is but

A stride shared in space.

The length and depth

Of each

Are trivial.

But that they ARE,

That they exist,

~ Profound!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

12-19-72

Thank you for telling more about your sources. Over my lifetime, I've found an inner rhythm of my own in many areas of my being. I attribute all to the power that is in charge of it all and feel myself included. I can't see conflict existing among those of true faith, whatever their formal or informal variety. Conflict arises from quite the opposite force having little or nothing to do with real faith or truth. There is so much truth which we (people) don't know. But truth doesn't depend on our knowledge - - or does it?


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

No, Truth doesn't.

Indeed the God-man begins with desire for Freedom, for LOVE, until LOVE takes him to the point where he can only love for LOVE'S sake without motives.

The secret of the Highest Truth, is that ultimately, God is the only Doer. We are all instruments in His Divine play. (Lila)

Your poem is full of meaning as well as being very pertinent to life. Have a lovely day today.

Manatita


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Wow! What else shall I say? You have smuggled all the heavenly words. I am left with none. he he. Delight to soul as usual! Very nice pictures of deities. God bless your humble heart.


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

He he. I told you that you were and are sent. Guru wanted to add to my special people here, to appreciate His Light flowing in and through me. Nimitta matram! Nimitta matram Bhava, Savvyasachin. (I am a mere instrument of His)


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada

I am curious to know - do you speak Hindi and Sanskrit? :)


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

No. Sri Chinmoy wrote 25, 00o songs of which 8,000 are in English and the rest Bengali. I know many of the Bengali songs, over 2000 thousand, I'm sure. Sri Chinmoy also wrote many plays. The Son, is a play about the life of Christ, and in this one, he tells His disciples that he is a mere instrument.

I have been meditating for a long time and am a student of vedic literature, so naturally I pick up many Sanscrit and Hindi words. Equally, as a born Christian, I am familiar with the teachings of many Christian Saints, perhaps more than the priests, if you ask me.

Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, and the best translaters are mystical. They may or may not be scholars. Hari Om!


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada

I have decided to study spirituality in depth and not just confine myself with a specific religion. I shall read about Christianity as well. As Jesus had said, "Man, Know Thy Self." Thank you, for enlightening me further.

I was reading your book last night. I haven’t finished reading it, because I like to make notes of what fascinates me.

So you also belonged to the legal field – law enforcing branch! Cheers. I will write an e-mail to you later for further correspondence. Hari Om Tat Sat!

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