Ode to Gratitude, By Manatita
A Dedication to My Beloved Spiritual Teacher, Sri Chinmoy
My Beloved Gratitude, You came to me
As the Light faded, and the translucent stars,
Shone down on Mother Earth,
Heralding their supreme splendour.
It was then that You kissed me with Your majesty;
Hugged my Soul with the Breath of Love.
Like the rose, my Heart dazzled in its magnificence,
And I felt Your peerless moment,
In the grandeur of my Soul.
Sweet Lover of perennial Light,
I was so drunk that night!
33-years ago today, the sweet fire
Of Your celestial wine, saturated my Essence;
Bathed my Spirit with its Bliss-Delight.
Come! My Beloved, today my entire Being
Is flooded with Thy name,
A river of ecstatic Joy runs in and through me,
As I offer a trillion Salutations, at Thy sacred Feet.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 1st October, 2015.
For my 33-rd Spiritual Anniversary, October 1st, 1982-2015
On Love and Gratitude.
Gratitude is the Life-breath of the Supreme, and the precursor of all virtues. It is the fragrance and sacrifice of the One, and floods our Being with Delight. God is the only Gratitude.
"The most beautiful thing on Earth, is man's Gratitude to the Supreme, to the divinity in humanity, to God.This is the Beauty unparalleled, and it will remain so throughout Eternity." - Sri Chinmoy.
"My Love of God, has no need of Heaven's Bliss, for my Love of God itself, is the highest Bliss."
"Love conquers all that is unlike God. It is indeed supreme over all ... He who Loves never grows old. God is a shining example." All quotes by Sri Chinmoy. Copyrighted.
What is your take on Gratitude?See results without voting
An inspirational song on gratitude
© 2015 manatita44
More by this Author
I have created the Sonnet-Ode, a poem of 14 lines, in praise and adoration of someone or something special and inspirational. In this case, the Mother Divine.
A Poem expressing the relationship between the lover and the Beloved as well as bringing out the devotional aspect of the seeker aspiring for God.
A poem expressing the beauty and magic of the awakening dawn