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An Esoteric Analysis of Manatita’s Poem “I Am so Glad, My Love” - Part 3

Updated on March 7, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.


Enlightened is not the one who finds the Light, but one who, after finding it, chooses to share it.

— Sean Dragon

A Prayer from Love to the Man

In the first and second part of this analysis (link to part 1, link to part 2), we dealt with the first stanza of the magnificent poem of Manatita “I Am so Glad, My Love.”

And we saw that this is a beautiful and powerful prayer that can change the life of anyone who decides to adopt it and to meditate on it every day! It has all the power and magic it needs to clear the rust that we have left to cover our Soul, by living our every moment in Ignorance.

But the next stanza is a real masterpiece because it is a prayer from Love to the man; it is a confession of the Father-God to His lost child which He now finds again!

Let's enjoy it:

“My sweet child, O my crushed angel,

Into the depths of the abyss I came

And shared your distress.

For I need the joy of a Lover’s longing,

To rush through your pores...”

God calls him "my sweet child," because that's what he is to Him. His only child. This is the greatness of Divine Love. We are all His children, but everyone is unique and loved equally. This is the miracle of Love. It is divided and yet multiplied, shared and becomes more!

This Father, we have abandoned, and we live our lives away from Him, in the chaos of fear that crushes our souls. We were Angels next to Him, and we decided to leave Paradise, fooled by the words of our ego, and this fall from above, to the "exile" we have created in our modern world and the confusion we have brought to our lives, has crushed us. That's why He calls us "O my crushed angel." And this phrase gives solace to all the pain within our souls.

In a soul that never ceases calling Him in all the difficult moments, secretly from the ego that imprisoned it "in the depths of the abyss," in the darkness. This call, Love is following and comes close to us to share our sorrow and mitigate our pain. But remember this; His Love cannot take all the sadness if we do not ask for it.

His Love cannot free us entirely if we do not deny the pain. Because Love created us free to decide how we want to live, free to make our choices. So it comes to remind us of what the real joy and happiness are, and so to be able to choose again.

“… The joy of a Lover’s longing...”, the happiness we feel when we offer; when we embrace others selflessly without worrying about self, when this "rush through your pores" then all darkness fades. Fear, selfishness, confusion, sorrow will be erased by the Light, now shining in a reborn Spirit and illuminating the Abyss!


Love Is Leaving Marks Everywhere for Us

“My sweet child, o my crushed angel, come,

For I have a thousand stories to tell you.

I want you to smile; to transmit

The beauty of the Heart,

To the dark night of the Soul.”

God will tell us thousands of stories from our past, to remind us who we were and who we can be again. Stories from our life in Paradise and the magical worlds of Love, where we lived with the angels, along with the gods, the elves, and all the mythical creatures.

Because what else are the myths that we say to each other to remember beauty, purity, and light? These are the stories that Love reminds us of. Love that comes to the abyss to tell us that this is not our real world. Our homeland is elsewhere, where there is the pure magic of the Light, where it is our home and our Father is waiting for us.

This is what Love does every day, leaving marks everywhere for us, and sending Angels to live in the abyss among us, to tell us these stories. This is what all these Saints, who walked and still are walking on Earth, are. That's what poets are when they are writing poems like this.

And these memories bring us hope. Our dreams remind us of the real world, and within us, we know that there is Truth and it awaits us.

So whatever this world tells us, no matter how hard it is trying to convince us that this is and nothing else, that we are slaves of decay and passions, and that we must survive without caring for the others, does not succeed. Because there is this sweet Voice in the abyss, singing to us the stories of our country.

There are these enlightened people who share with their words, but more with their lives that they have come from this place. And we understand that they were not obliged to do so, to leave Paradise and come into the Abyss for us.

They did not do this from obligation, but out of a sense of pure love. Then that makes us smile, and this smile is the Light that fires up again in our Hearts, where Love returns to live again. And this Light is transmitted everywhere around us. When we accept the Love in our Heart again, our smile will be like a beacon for our brothers, and then others will follow, they will wonder why we are smiling and search for answers.

Love will return to their Hearts too, and the beacons will become many, and “the dark night of the Soul” will be lost.



“Here, open up thyself, let me stab you

With the arrow of the New Jerusalem,

Flooding your core with My resplendence;

Emanating fireflies;

Dancing in the moonlit beauty of twinkling stars.”

The next verse is a bit oddly harsh or even violent someone could say. It does not seem to fit the style of the rest of the poem that has so far created such beautiful images of the action of Love.

“Here, open up thyself, let me stab you

With the arrow of the New Jerusalem...

The reader can see this as a punishment, the stabbing with the arrow, the cutting of the flesh. Someone may think that finally Love also punishes and everything was misleading! But it is not so.

Is the surgeon's scalpel a punishment? Is it not necessary to pierce us to get out what is getting us sick? If he does not, then we risk the death that it can claim us. This is the symbolism of this verse. Please notice that God is asking for permission, "... let me stab you ...” does not act anyway. So if we accept to be stabbed, then it will actually be a healing from the inside out and not the other way round, because we have decided to free the Light of our Spirit to illuminate our world.

We will no longer accept the false life, and we will break the fetters that have restricted us all this time. We knew inside for quite some time that this had to be done, but we did not have the strength to conquer our fears. That is why He comes to do it for us, but with our own will. And he does it “...With the arrow of the New Jerusalem...”

New Jerusalem! Zion! This wonderful symbolism. It symbolizes the higher realms of the Spirit consciously experiencing unity with God. It comes after liberation from the bonds of Babylon, which symbolizes our enslavement in the material world, in our passions and selfishness.

This verse thus signifies this release. God asks us to allow him to free us from this enslavement, to pierce us to be emptied of the lie, and thus to be able to be filled with the Truth. Lie and Truth cannot exist at the same time inner us. Unless we are emptied of everything that keeps us away from God, He cannot fill us with His majesty and His miracles.


Do not also forget that the arrow is used to indicate direction, "the arrow of New Jerusalem" shows us the direction we must follow in order to find this state of the Higher Self, New Jerusalem! How many powerful symbols in just a few words!

The Dance of Light

If we let Him deliver us from our darkness and fill us with His Majesty, then the Light will fill our Spirit, and our Soul and our Love for His World will be released. It will be freed in the form of rays of light that will travel to find our loved ones and fill them with light, too, to tell them the story of freedom, and so they will also follow. This light symbolized by the fireflies that will emerge and dance in the moonlight and in the light of all the other souls that have been released and like stars are twinkling. This will be a wonderful dance of free Souls, at the magical pace of Love.

I’m so Glad, My Love, so Glad...

This is the Truth that I see in this wonderful poem. I thank my brother, Manatita, for this Truth and all that reminds me, and in my turn, I will sing:

“I’m so glad, my Love, so glad...”

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world.

I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.

— Sri Chinmoy

© 2018 Ioannis Arvanitis


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      Ioannis Arvanitis 3 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      Always gentle and humble, my brother Manatita! As a Noble Man should be. But we, all respectful Hubers and readers, thank you for your Heart and Soul, for reminding us that we are Oneness.

      Hari Om!!!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 4 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      Yes, my Brother Liam. I was astonished when I read the poem and captured this image! That is why I love Manatita's poems!

      Deartháir Grá Naofa!

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      manatita44 4 days ago from london

      More thanks to all our Hubber friends here. Gratitude ... much!!

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      Liam D OConnor 4 days ago from Cork

      My sacred Brother,

      The image of the God's arrow that pierces us from the inside out and releases our inner light to fill and cure our world is incredibly magical! The Love that frees, that redeems our soul. I have no words. I thank Manatita and you for this.

      Grá mór

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 6 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      "I am glad to be on a spiritual journey with you and Manatita as brothers in the love of God, and all those who travel with us."

      My brother Tim, those words are the most inestimable "reward" for this work!

      My heartfelt thanks

      God Bless you and your wife.


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      Tim Truzy 7 days ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you, Sean, for such a wonderful examination of a true poet and brilliant spiritual soul in Manatita.

      Such powerful words you present here:

      "If we let Him deliver us from our darkness and fill us with His Majesty, then the Light will fill our Spirit, and our Soul and our Love for His World will be released."

      Truly, just like darkness attracts darkness, light begets light. This is a spiritual truth we know.

      I am glad to be on a spiritual journey with you and Manatita as brothers in the love of God, and all those who travel with us.


      Much respect,


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      Ioannis Arvanitis 10 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      I agree with you my brother, we are all God's candles, and we are flaming His Divine Love, and yes I consider myself an eternal beginner with a Zen mind. I am so glad to hear it from you too!

      I also know that you are humble enough to admit yourself a Master, as the most of real Masters do. But my beloved friend the point is that with the Love and the Light of your Heart, through your poems and writings, you are lighting our steps on the Path. You are the Lantern Carrier! Thus for me, you are one of my spiritual Masters.

      Hari Om my Brother in Love

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      We are all God's candles, my brother ... all son's of God. Moreover, if you are like me - and I think you are - then we are eternal beginners with zen mind, beginner's mind.

      Spiritual Master? Ramakrishna was so mad with ecstasy that he rolled in the earth daily until all his skin peeled off. Some say that he was crazy, but he said that he was happy to be crazy for God.

      One day I will get there, as it is my Father's wish, but I have some way to travel. Lol. Thank you so much!!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 11 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Brother, my precious friend, my spiritual Master, I thank you.

      I thank you for this opportunity you gave to us to see the grace of Love through your poem, through your noble Soul.

      I offer my thanks to all the receptive souls that have graced your work, my brother, through my effort.

      Om Shanti!

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      The aphorisms n the videos are very powerful and the music seems to fit well. Gratitude ... So much Gratitude to you bro. Let me offer my thanks to all the receptive souls that have graced your work. Om Shanti!!

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      So much Light here Bro. You have done a remarkable job in bringing God's Love to the fore ... in showing us that the Father ... our Father, is always merciful. God continue to bless you now and always ....

      Joy to your family and those you love ... Joy to all!!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 11 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear brother, Liam.

      You know how much I love you and how glad I am when I make you proud.

      I wholeheartedly agree with you about the poem and the poet. His work is a blessing to us who we are seeking Love!

      This analysis is a small tribute to his work and a great thank to him.

      I'll do my best to make you all happy for the help you have given me.

      Grá mór.

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      Liam D OConnor 11 days ago from Cork

      Wow! Again and again! I am happy to see that you can surprise even me who know you well! This work of yours is AMAZING!

      First thing first. This poem is divine! Thank you so much for giving me the chance to read it. I think this poem it could be a lifetime study! My respect to the poet. His Soul is in high levels, near to God.

      About you now. I am PROUD! You are my brother and I am proud and I know you have just started...

      Deartháir grá mór.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 11 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      Many thanks to you, my beloved Sister Nikki.

      Your presence is invaluable to me.

      Give a big hug to your kids from me.


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      Ioannis Arvanitis 11 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      "I enjoyed it all with much inner joy in my heart."

      These words my dear Brother, Venkatachari, are my best reward because they mean that I managed to become a clear channel of the divine messages of this poem.

      I strongly disagree, though, with the next sentence "I could never have been able to do this kind of review of any of Manatita's poems."

      Your review is full of Light, Love, and Respect. Even your answers are full of Light. This review has been a great help to me, so I think you've done your part to this analysis too.

      I am grateful to know you, my brother.

      Hari Om


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      Nikki Khan 12 days ago from London

      A great work of love and light to get Divine magic.Great effort and you played it very well as a response to Manatita’s poem.

      Many Blessings Sean brother.

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      Venkatachari M 12 days ago from Hyderabad, India

      A great review overall. Sean, you have done an appreciable job by bringing forth the essence of this poem by Manatita through such an elaborate and in-depth analysis of the real message conveyed by the poet.

      It's a very beautiful presentation done with nice images and inspiring quotes by you.

      I enjoyed it all with much inner joy in my heart. I could never have been able to do this kind of review of any of Manatita's poems. Even though I can feel and experience the bliss, I do not find words for any of my feelings and the in-depth joy.