Ode to The Divine Mother

Mirabai was a devotee of the high, higher, highest order. Among the saints of India, she is absolutely unparalleled. She composed many, many bhajans, which are prayerful songs to God.- Sri Chinmoy.
Mirabai was a devotee of the high, higher, highest order. Among the saints of India, she is absolutely unparalleled. She composed many, many bhajans, which are prayerful songs to God.- Sri Chinmoy. | Source
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Looking Upwards to Heaven

Maternal One, Thou art an ever new,

Eternal child of selfless suffering.

Thy body bears the cross of Earth --

A trillion years injustice to Thy womb.

Your bloodstained heart doth bleed with glee,

So happy with Thy sacrifice for me.

O Sustainer of infinite joy,

You uphold all the good a Mother can possess.

Thy overflowing fountain of sweet love,

Pours its bliss-laden nectar to the core,

Intoxicating me from pore to pore,

With thrills of peace sublime and deep.

Oh Mother! You bear Thy burden well!

Carrying this heavy weight of mine,

Thy shoulders red, but no deserved tear You ever shed.

Who can equal Your forgiveness?

Your sheltering arms,doth from the Father

Take away the whip, and,

Cradling Your world to sleep,

Bear silently the sorrows of ingratitude. - Manatita 23/02/04.

Sri Chinmoy's mother and Father
Sri Chinmoy's mother and Father | Source

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

manatita -- A beautiful and moving poem celebrating the dedication and sacrifice of maternal love. I especially like the two final lines. Very nice.

Cradling Your world to sleep,

Bear silently the sorrows of ingratitude.


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

I am glad it touched you. In my Teacher's philosophy, Gratitude is the life-breath of the Supreme. In one of His plays, he says:

"Gratitude has not yet been born on Earth, and

I do not know if it will ever take birth on earth soil."

Do not worry, though. My teacher was so positive ... an eternal optimist.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi manatita44, and what a lovely ode this is.

Voted beautiful

John

PS. Thanks for sharing Theresa and enjoy your weekend


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Thanks John. She is special to me and was very special to my Teacher. I have utilised her as an example of selflessness.


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

As usual, your exceptional grouping of words get my attention as in "selfless suffering" and "bleed with glee." Your admiration for Mother Mary shines through vividly. Voted Up and Beautiful.


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Hey Dora,

I thought that you had already read all my poems (smile).

Mothers of God-men are naturally very pure, but they also have a major influence on many even today, so many thousands of years later.

I feel that this is a most sublime pic. Thanks for your sweet comment


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

Lovely poem. I like your statement in your comment "Mothers of God-men are naturally very pure, ...." Yes, I believe they are chosen, or make soul contracts to host the birth.


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manatita44 4 years ago from london Author

Thanks for visiting Miz.

Yes, so right. Sri Chinmoy spoke of his Mother like that, and of course Mary herself was very special. The scriptures do not tell us of their sadhana (spiritual practices), but they work hard. Nothing is free, really. Glad you stopped by.


Deb Welch 3 years ago

Beautiful tribute to the Queen of Heaven. I almost saw her heart beating in the picture.


manatita44 3 years ago

Thank you. 'Queen of Heaven.' Quite cute.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Such a beautiful prayer!


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manatita44 3 years ago from london Author

Yes. One of those that touch me much.

You are my spiritual sister, Audrey. Much peace.


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sunilkunnoth2012 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Fine expression, touching and meaningful. Fantastic work. Thank you for sharing such a nice topic. All the best.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thanks again.

Look forward to seeing you again. Loving thoughts.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

When mothers experience ingratitude from their children, the pain runs deep. I don't think children realize just how much of our lives are put on hold to bring them into the world, educate, love and guide them to be the best they can be. And then they'll do something amazing like give you a hug for no reason other than the moment moved them to do so, or bring you flowers 'just because' and all the pain is wiped away.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Yes. In a way partly why I feel the need to share. This was also in my mom and when my wife went to America, I realised how much she used to do in looking after the home plus ...

Women in general have a lot to do, and cope with a lot and I recognise this fairly well.

Thank you for taking up the challenge and visiting the Hub. Much peace.


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MarleneB 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

A very beautiful telling of the endurance and embrace that can only come from the spiritual heart of a loving and faithful mother.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Marlene.

God bless your heart of discernment and beauty. Peace,


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daydreamer13 2 years ago

I clicked awesome. That is exactly what I thought when I read this! Well done!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

So happy for your excellent contribution, Daydreamer. An awesome poem, yes. Thank you so much!


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prettydarkhorse 23 months ago from US

Nice ode.


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manatita44 23 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Pretty Dark Horse.


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ladyguitarpicker 15 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

This was a great poem as I adore Mary and all she has done. Mothers are suppose to be loving. Thanks, Stella


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Quite true, Ladyguitarpicker.

A blessed One, Mary. Welcome here and thank you for your wonderful contribution.


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Lady_E 15 months ago from London, UK

A mother never complains. She is loving, selfless and puts everyone one first. Hard job but they always find some inner reserve of strength.

Perfect Ode. Thanks.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Gratitude ...you say this so well! Pranams ..., Lady_E.


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swalia 14 months ago

beautiful poem which touches the heart. And I loved the photograph you shared of Mirabai with her Kanha. I am a big devotee of Kanha and Mirabai's devotion is indeed a big inspiration for us devotees!


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Welcome, Swalia.

I believe that I visited you recently. In Sri Chinmoy's philosophy, among women Saints of India, she was unparalelled. She wrote so many songs, many of which are immortal in India and elsewhere today. Her Love of Sri Krishna was ...well ..unique!

My Pranams to you for visiting this lofty and worthy Poem. Gratitude ... much.


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada

What a lovely tribute to Mirabai! Relished it. I am baffled to find your love towards Indian mythology. Hats off!


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Hi Again, Surabhi.

I feel that we are friends now. Sure I love Indian mythology, but my love for Devotion to God far transcends this, and Mirabai was unparalleled among women Devotees of the Lord. Thank you so much for your keen observation and contributions here and elsewhere. Om Shanti!


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Reynold Jay 13 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Love this beautiful prayer!!!! We need more.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Reynold,

I truly appreciate your sentiment. Yes, I have many more ..read A Song For my Beloved....

Thank you for visiting my Hub and a warm welccme to you, Bro.


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Nadine May 2 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lovely poem


manatita44 2 months ago

Thank you so much, Nadine. Appreciated.

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