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Love is the Guiding Light. Sunday's Inspiration 9 to Carb Diva

Updated on May 19, 2019
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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.


On Love and God

"For behold, I'm with you always, even unto the end of time." Aramaic Bible

"My physical birth is not the end of my life.

I am an eternal journey." - Sri Chinmoy

Love is always with us, both seen and unseen; finite and infinite; with form as well as formless and in noisiness and silence. She is in the trees and mulberry plants; in the valley and mountains and hides in the fragrant breath of flowers.

It is Love which adorns us in our nakedness, prune our ignorance to enable the Light. She hides, like a shadow, watching our backs and even carries us, in the depths of despair. Why?

The earth is the Lord's and it's fullness there of and they that dwell therein it and he who does not Love, does not know God, for God is Love. (Scriptures paraphrased)

"There is only one thing that is, was and ever shall be

And that is Love. the Love that creates,

The Love that nourishes and the Love

That sustains God's universe." - Sri Chinmoy.

We have so many lovers on Hub Pages! We love our animals and pets, our family and kin, our kindred spirits … our desires and troubles. Amidst all this, the Creator or Absolute hides, playing His own divine game, running in and through all … transcending Its own Self, in the Spirit of Oneness. There is nothing outside the Divine and all is good. Praise be!"

This Heart is Wide Awake

This Heart is wide awake!

I seem to be sleeping, with eyes closed.

Yet I possess an awareness,

Infinitely vaster than Heaven.

Aren’t the jasmine and its redolence inseparable?

Why isn’t the embryo, the seed of the child;

The sky’s lion-thunder, a precursor of Light?

O Lantern, do not grieve when daybreak diminishes.

For after the sunset, I will give you another sunrise.

Aren’t my days and nights all friends of each other?

Yearn! Deeper than a crying child for its mother’s milk.

Even if there are a thousand winters,

I will cascade a million pathways, into

This moon of mines, to take you Home.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier 19th May, 2019


To Bathe in This Void of Supernal Bliss

Sometimes, I'm nothing but a vale of tears …

A simple flute, echoing the music of this great Love.

At such times, my Heart - as if by an unknown power –

Becomes vast and endless, and as I said,

I'm nothing but a vale … a river of copious tears.

But my Beloved leaves and I continue seeking.

This great Joy … this vast Peace, must be

Equally in the seeking as much as the experience.

This land is so profound … so filled with mystery,

Who can tell? I know not where I am,

Nor whither I go, but for the blind hope…

The faith that sustains my dreams.

I am alive in You, O Empress.

Bind me to You strands of music, my regal One,

Your sweet chords, playing a symphony,

For my solace within the soul …

Let me rest, in the emptiness of

Your ever-transcending resonance,

To bathe in this void of supernal Bliss.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 18th May 2019

Bob Marley's One Love

This Love

This Love is in my smile and prompts me to serve in wars and philanthropic acts of kindness. She is in my ego to achieve and in my humility to bow, like the tree, offering Her fruits to mankind. She admires the heavens … the perennial galaxies, but is in fact all these entities. O Lantern, where is my Beloved not? Take my feet and cast it in the direction where She's not found. Or is She a He or neutral? Not this .. not that... only the unfathomable breath of Sat, Chit ...Ananda (Existence, Consciousness, Bliss) Hari Om!

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"Love and devotion are one as the earth and sky are one. Neither exists without the other. May you be blessed with the joy from such a Love." Patricia Walter from Quotes

"Enlightenment or God-realisation … Self-Discovery, is our natural state. We are the image of Spirit and we are Spirit. We are unique and a projection of the Absolute, not separate, but serving as instruments, for the manifestation of Its Light. Our Source is the mystical inside us: The Heart, and we are Its vessels. - Manatita

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london

    Yes, indeed, Peggy. A great friend and a great writer. Such a beautiful style! It really is not easy to do menus and recipes and keep the interest going like this. A bit like Bill's. Thank you so much!!

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    Peggy Woods 

    18 months ago from Houston, Texas

    It is lovely that you are honoring so many of our good HubPages writers with your poetry and words of wisdom. Linda is one such writer, and I can see from the comments that she genuinely appreciated your post about love.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london

    Ha ha. Giving me a license to tease you is a dangerous thing. Again, Guruji used to say that we should never tease women. Finally, again according to Guruji, you are right as we would not last a single day without forgiveness. Darn! As Eric would probably say. How can a God be so loving. He is!!!

    So sweet of you to come and enrich these pages. You are well loved and we are a great bunch. I feel sorry now. You see, the Buddha says that sinners need us most, but we have no sinners here. Shall I go someplace else? Ha ha. (Sorry, that must be another tease) I have a short memory. Ha ha.

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    18 months ago from london

    One book. It is my Magnum Opus on Spirituality covering all that one should need to know about Spiritual living. Around Chapter six, you will find the Chapter on Self-Transcendence. if you are just interested in this Chapter, then I can send it to you. The book is called My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings. Available on Amazon for about 13:00 dollars.

    Interestingly, I suppose I do have four books in the making. Maxims For Our Children: A Look at the Teachings of Jesus the Christ; Blossoms of The Heart, (my Magnum Opus of poetry) and 40 Roses for my Lord Supreme (out of print) Nuff for now. Om Shanti!

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    Chris Mills 

    18 months ago from Traverse City, MI

    I have not transcended so far as to be able to know which of your four books you are talking about. :)

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    Linda Lum 

    18 months ago from Washington State, USA

    Manatita, I am humbled. What a wonderful way to begin the week. I am so very blessed, I could never list all of the amazing things God has done for me. He is the perfect Love, and so how can I do any less than to love in return? You and my dear friends on these pages are certainly among my treasures. (By the way, I love your kidding and hope you never stop).

    "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london

    Yes, you share some similar traits. Softness, sweetness, selflessness, charm and no nonsense or rather a resolute assertive approach for the last quality mentioned. (Chuckle) Linda will kill me here. ha ha.

    Thank you so much!

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    18 months ago from Central Florida

    Manatita, this is a wonderful tribute to one of my favorite people. Linda and I have become very good friend. I just love her to death!

    She's going to love this when she sees it.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london

    HA HA. YOU MAY NOT HAVE WORDS LIKE ME, BUT YOU ARE SO UNIQUE IN OTHER WAYS! THE MOTHER LOVES US ALL. Bold not intended, but what the h … lets leave it. Love you bro.

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    My words have not been adorned yet by God to express my love for Linda. I am working on it.

    Thanks K.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london

    Correct Chris. Self-transcendence is crucial to us as humans in the material world, yet alone God. Your use of it seems to be as a complete product, our use of it is of something always in progress. Today's goal is rather like tomorrow's starting point. Life is a constant flow, into the ever-transcending beyond. This applies to all things as well as to God.

    So you did well at school, but your boy may transcend your brilliance; Kipchoge has transcended his marathon time and is now looking to break a sub two. Linda is transcending her own writings, as you are trying to do with your Flash and Linda L with her recipes. You get the gist? The universe is in constant flow!

    Now the Creator hides, true, but is also visible in nature, in your children … in the material universe. Didn't I say that the formless is also the form? Again I said 'Neti, neti.' (Not this, not that) This means that we cannot 'limit' the infinite. She/He/It is unfathomable. You and I, we are both using the mind and God is truly mystical … beyond the mind.

    The Absolute has projected. We use the word 'creation' but life is a constant upward movement, like science. Orville and Wilber Wright made a puny discovery but today we are going to Mars. 100 years ago, perhaps they didn't know so much about science and technology, but look at us today! Again, this will all be transcended soon.

    This divine lila - this play of Consciousness - is always an upward movement. Read my book. There is a whole chapter on Self-transcendence. It is so important. Best of all though, we need the experience. Spirituality is an inner journey, not a mental one. Use the prescription of the Seers for three months and see what happens.

    Finally, The Absolute was always there, birthless and deathless … immortal and infinite. It is a birthless and endless journey, even for Realised souls. There is no end to perfection as creation is an ever-transcending game. Hope this makes sense.

    As a child, I was afraid of a man with a great long beard, waiting to judge me for my sins, not so with Yoga. It is an inner journey that ALL must walk alone, even if the Seer gives us some help, as the soul needs the experience. More Joy to us! Peace!

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    18 months ago from london

    That's great, Ann.

    Right attitude. Reminds me of one of the eight-fold path of the Buddha. Back to your daughter, this is great! A certain amount of stress is necessary but perhaps kids today feel it more. There are many reasons, I'm sure, as after all, we are in a 21st century, full of outer progress and challenges.

    I told a friend recently, that we had it tougher, but she says that they have toughened up the exams again. Perhaps, but we younger folks know that life has changed somewhat. Thank you and best wishes to them.


    A very sweet compliment from you. I'm going to answer Chris's long comment soon, but I'm sure that you can answer some if not all for him. Chris is an excellent but interesting friend of mines. Thank you so much.

    Thanks Linda C. It is the yearning in us all … the very pulse of being. Thank you so much!

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    Nithya Venkat 

    18 months ago from Dubai

    Beautiful poems, your words bring out the true meaning of love.

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    Linda Crampton 

    18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Love is indeed a wonderful quality. Thank you for reminding us of its beauty and importance, Manatita.

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    Chris Mills 

    18 months ago from Traverse City, MI

    This is a lovely tribute, manatita. You touched on something I've been pondering. Here you say, "Amidst all this, the Creator or Absolute hides, playing His own divine game, running in and through all … transcending Its own Self, in the Spirit of Oneness." And in another place, you say, "We are unique and a projection of the Absolute, not separate, but serving as instruments, for the manifestation of Its Light."

    The Light, The Absolute, The Creator transcends/projects Himself and here we are, the "transcended ones". I could say, the "created ones" but the word created points at the time and place of creation while "transcended ones" points at the time and place of origin, in the light. I like seeing that difference. I don't know what it means, but it seems to be significant somehow in this belief system.

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    Ann Carr 

    18 months ago from SW England

    Thanks; yes, A levels for the oldest one. Stress levels high too! She'll be fine though as she has the right attitude and works hard.


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london

    Chuckle … chuckle.

    Perhaps I was like the guy who preached at the princess's wedding here at Westminster Abbey, I believe. Ha ha.

    I called you today, but I guess you were too busy. Tough Sunday? Muchisimas Gracias.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    18 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    I am sure you have lived before as a Mystic Teacher of Love, and maybe I have been your disciple back then! Interesting fact: I am writing an offering story about Linda these days! I am blessed to know you both!

    Hugs to you both, from a Dragon of Love!


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    18 months ago from london

    I smile with you, Li-Jen. It is interesting how you look at the poem. Good to see you again. Are you getting used to work? Much Love my Dear.

    Hello Ann,

    A pleasant Sunday to you. Thank you so much and love to your children. Exams?

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    Ann Carr 

    18 months ago from SW England

    Another lovely tribute.


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    Li-Jen Hew 

    18 months ago

    Hi Manatita. I think I remember you said to me, you seem to have time again. So it's my turn to say that. You reflect infinite Love and how everything is connected well in the poem This Heart Is Wide Awake. I can see the days and nights shaking hands. And in the last poem, the ending concludes with "To bathe in this void of supernal Bliss which is in line with the title itself. Thanks for sharing.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    18 months ago from london


    You seem pretty fond of each other. Cool! I understand her much more now. A soft, sweet Heart and an assertive firmness, with Love as the end result. Perhaps like others I know. Peace, Bro. Have a great Sunday.

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    Bill Holland 

    18 months ago from Olympia, WA

    I have an advantage over the rest of the HP Community: I have met this wonderful lady, and I can attest to the fact that there are good, loving, compassionate people still walking this planet...Linda is one of them. Thank you, HP, for giving me the opportunity to meet people like Linda, and the opportunity to know people like Manatita.

    love and peace always



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