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O Love, This Discordant Pain is Intense

Updated on March 15, 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.

Quotes by Sri Chinmoy

“A single thought
Has the power of a bullet:
Either it can destroy you
Or it can help you
Immensely.” -Sri Chinmoy.

"“If your life does not give joy
To others,
Then how can you expect
Your heart to give any joy
To you?” - Sri Chinmoy.

Despair. A Sonnet




The flame has now dimmed and the curtains drawn,

I know not where, my harmony’s gone.

My breath suffocates, on my confusion,

I feel the cold freeze, from my lover’s hand.

O Love, this discordant pain is intense;

Insecurity’s real and fears immense.

The ego’s division, stabs at my Soul;

Anxiety’s weight, too much to control!

Once washed clean, by Thy glimmering Delight;

Became complacent, then shadowed by night.

Come sweet mirror, oh Light of tomorrow;

Erase or remove, my clouds of sorrow.

What sayest my Darling, is wrong with me?

Bound and fettered, how I long to be free!

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 15th March, 2017.

~Awakening The inner Light ~



Quotes from a Seer

“Be kind, be all sympathy,
For each and every human being
Is forced to fight against himself.”-Sri Chinmoy.

"“What comes to me
Is what I carefully
Or carelessly
Invite.” -Sri Chinmoy.

Be a Light unto yourself; you will be a Light unto others


Quotes from A Seer

“When there is a feeling of supremacy, you can forget about harmony.” -Sri Chinmoy

We travel alone and also in company. The latter is necessary for our joys, our sorrows, our experiences of duality: Good and bad; light and darkness; thorns and roses ...

All the while, the Beloved is shaping and moulding us - like a potter - to ensure that ultimately, we become the beautiful and candescent vase, that we are meant to be. Along the way, faith, hope, the experience of love and other aspects of the prototype of the divine, becomes necessary in order to grow.

While I may wish to take you with me, I cannot. Each one walks his/her own Path and gets the experiences from Love, necessary or crucial to unfold his/her wings and fly. God speed!


Have you felt the weight of this powerful force?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Interesting Shauna.

      I like your views. Despair is special subject. Much Love.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      21 months ago from Central Florida

      My answer to the despair question is: not for long.

      All through my life, when things seem to go wrong, I go inside and ask: what is the common factor? The answer has always been: me. Whether knowingly or not, we "allow" or invite what comes our way. Not so with all things (such as rape), but most all else. We either put ourselves in the company of unsavory fellows or carry on a self-destructive path. This is what I mean by "allow".

      When we consciously govern the way - towards goals, dreams, etc. - we "invite" the end result. Once we face these facts about ourselves, we can make adjustments to get back on track. To me, this has always been the remedy for despair.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Thank you, Rasma.

      Glad that we are either on the same, or similar time zone. Do check out your offering from me. It was done with much Love. Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderfully descriptive, great imagery and simply awesome.

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      Tamara Moore 

      22 months ago

      Will look forward to it! :-)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london


      Thank you! Your kitten too. Really cute. When I return from W/E, I'll look you up. Welcome here.

      Yes, Linda,

      I try to serve. It's the way of the God-lover. Hope you have a great weekend. Stratford-On-Avon for me at any moment now. Appreciations.

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      Linda Crampton 

      22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the quotes as well as the imagery in your poem. There is always something thought provoking in your articles, which I appreciate.

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      Tamara Moore 

      22 months ago

      This is so beautiful!


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Thanks Dee.

      Longing for Light indeed! Peace.

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      Dora Weithers 

      22 months ago from The Caribbean

      More powerful quotes from Sri Chinmoy. Another beautiful poem describing the soul's longing for light. Thanks.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Thank you Jayley.

      I do appreciate your presence. Welcome!

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      JL Reyes 

      22 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Wonderful, true and enlightening. Appreciate your art, despair is a heavy weight to carry indeed. We all need reminding that we are not alone.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Thank you, Chris. Appreciated.

      The metaphysical poet address the longings of the Soul, whether it's through despair, Love, isolation and loneliness...

      This person (Soul) is basically saying that he/she is experiencing some tough times. The Heart becomes void and the light goes out and so harmony is missing. Spirituality is balance, equipoise, equilibrium ... serenity, tranquility, Silence, Peace ...

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      Chris Mills 

      22 months ago from Hartford, CT

      Your poem raises an important question, at least for me..."I know not where my harmony's gone." Maintenance is better than searching after it's gone.

      Sri Chimnoy...“Be kind, be all sympathy,

      For each and every human being

      Is forced to fight against himself.”

      Awesome thoughts for today. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      22 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is one of your very best! I love the quotes...

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, my Friend.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      How nice it was to read this. Thank you

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, my Friend. A different slant at the same situation. Your revered appreciation, is held in the highest esteem!

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      Bill Holland 

      22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I, for one, am in awe of the images you create. Certainly I'm not the only one...this is exquisite work, my friend. Bravo!


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