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The Grandeur of Love Rises Above All

Updated on February 22, 2017
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Man in Taqiyah


He Said: “No!” He Said: “Yes!”

He was robed in Kurta; taqiyah;

Beads hanging around his neck.

They said: “Are you a Muslim?”

He said: “No. But the intensity of my Salat,

Reaches the domain of Allah’s Jannah.”

They said: “Are you a Buddhist, then?”

He said: “No. But the sweet chants echoing in my Soul,

Dances to the rhythm of beads,

On the soul-stirring fingers of the Buddha.”

He said: “Jesus wept!”

They said: “Ah! So you are a Christian?”

He said: “No. But I admire His psychic tears,

For the Love of all mankind.”

They said: “We know!” You … are an atheist!”

He said: “Why not another spark of Love,

For there are myriad butterflies,

Glowing in the beauty of my Heart.”

They asked enquiringly: “Are you at all religious?”

He said: “Yes! For is not Religion at the core of life?




When the campaign’s over,

We vote or abstain from Politics.

But it invades our kitchen;

Tussles with the very air we breathe.

So too, the grandeur of Love,

Illuminates the very pages of ALL sacred texts,

Permeating our Hearts and minds.

Like the new-born, it shines with the Light of Beauty,

Into the core of the ever-effulgent Consciousness.

Finally, the Seeress said:

“I know! You’re a dreamer of dreams!”

He looked at her in silence and smiled sweetly,

Transmitting a loving energy, deep within his Soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©21st December, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

The Absolute

"The Absolute came from Delight, lives in Delight and at the end of It's journey's close, returns to Delight. It projects all that we are and see or do not see. There is nothing outside of this birthless and deathless Entity; this perennial Ground in which we live and have our being. All is beautiful and good; necessary ... all that we do not know through lack of wisdom, is only for a matter of a moment. The Beloved is faultless and His plans are ever-transcending and never fails."-Manatita

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      18 months ago from london

      Yes, yes, my Sweet Shauna. I've always known that you know this. Gratitude ... Have a great day!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      18 months ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, there is a wonderful message here. No matter what we believe, how or if we worship, we are all spiritual beings and should be respected for our souls.

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      19 months ago from london

      Hello, Alicia. Good to see you and great to be back. Loving thoughts.

      Well thank you, Dee, for such a sweet comment; your words of wisdom. Stay blessed.

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      Linda Crampton 

      19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful description of the love that can be found in many religions and spiritualities. Thank you for sharing your poems and thoughts, Manatita.

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      Dora Weithers 

      19 months ago from The Caribbean

      What a beautiful story, illustrating that our labels do not do justice to people who are not limited by membership in a group. “Why not another spark of Love, For there are myriad butterflies, Glowing in the beauty of my Heart.” Happy to have you back.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from london

      Yes,, my Friend. "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Charming boy! Thank you so much!


      You're so kind to me. God bless your noble Heart.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      There are many religions. We all serve a living God. God is love. Many people have God given talents, yours my friend is poetry. This is beautiful!

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      Eric Dierker 

      19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful. For some reason it reminded me of my young son. He is not yet an "is". His love is not based on that is or this is. It is still pure and a child of all Mahayana and Christ.


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from london

      Hi, my good Friend. Glad that you're here. Thank you so much for your kind and loving comment.

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      Venkatachari M 

      19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Awesome description of the core of life, the "Love" which has no barriers, no religion nor identity. I am happy that you made your presence here with beautiful message. Thanks a lot, my Bro.

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      19 months ago from london

      Well, well, my Brother. I'm so touched! What can I say! You and me, bro - dare I say - are like elder brothers in a family. We try to serve our siblings ... the children of our Father God. So many ways!

      I must have told you more than four years ago that we are servants. You serve in one way and I another. Perhaps your fruits are mangoes and mines oranges. Who knows? Interior service is a form of self-offering that expands the Heart and is filled with Love ... that deathless quality that we both love so much! Peace!

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      Bill Holland 

      19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Every so often, one walks among us, leading a life of love. Those of us who recognize him, and hear his message, are better for it. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to always have my eyes and heart open.


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