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Love is Everything: A Dedication to Ms Dora for her 65 Years of Youth. Happy Birthday!! by Manatita

Updated on June 5, 2014
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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.

“Love radiates the life of harmony,

Brightens the joy of consciousness, and sharpens the sword of intuition.

Love is always ready to meet man’s every soulful demand.

Love conquers all that is unlike God.

It is, indeed, supreme over all.” – Fr. Songs of the Soul, by Sri Chinmoy, P35, (1971). Agni Press.

This Hub is about the beauty and sublimity of Love, this great and sacred key to open the door of Happiness. Love is the unparalleled sacrifice for all, the yearning of the one for the One and the very ground of Being. It is the pulse or beat of life.

There is a story that the God Kârtikeya, leader of the Heavenly army, once happened to scratch a cat with his nail. On going home he saw there was the mark of a scratch on the cheek of his Mother. Seeing this, he asked of her:

‘Mother, Dear, how have you got that ugly scratch on your cheek?’

The Mother replied, ‘Darling, hast thou forgotten having scratched a cat this morning?’

Kârtikeya said, ‘Yes, I did scratch a cat; but how did your cheek get marked?’

The Mother replied, ‘Dear child, nothing exists in this world but me. I am all creation. Whomsoever thou hurtest, thou hurtest me.’

True Love is just like this. We see a similar sacrifice in the mother’s love for her dearest, but the immortal Love of which I write, is like an enormous umbrella that sacrifices for all. Of course love is synonymous with the Source, the Supreme. The scriptures tell us that:

“God is Love, and he that dwelleth in Love, dwelleth in God.” 1 John 4:16.

The supreme mystic and Seer-poet Kabir expresses this in a sublime and eloquent way:

The Light of The Sun

The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright:

The melody of love swells forth, and the rhythm of love’s detachment beats the time.

Day and night, the chorus of music fills the heavens; and Kabîr says

“My Beloved One, gleams like the lightning flash in the sky.”

The Delight of Human Experience

A very saintly woman once fell madly in love with another such man. She visited a Seer as was the custom in those days, to obtain his blessings for their marriage. The Sage blessed her but said that her husband was destined to die within the year. He also encouraged her to pray daily and gave her the sight of inner vision.

One year later her husband died and the wife, though her inner vision, saw that the Lord of Death, Yama, was approaching. Thereon she began a series of entreaties with the Lord of Death, to save her husband’s life. All this was to no avail. She thus agreed to die with her husband as she could not live without him, and as such she followed the Lord of Death everywhere and would not leave.

Yama pleaded and cajoled and made some pretty powerful promises, telling her also that her time had not come. But all she ever said was “Give me back my husband.” The story goes that Yama was overwhelmed by the power of her Love, and brought the husband back to life. Love conquers all:

"Do you know how the moments perform their adoration?

Waving its row of lamps, the universe sings in worship day and night,

There are the hidden banner and the secret canopy:

There the sound of the unseen bells is heard.

Kabîr says: “There adoration never ceases,

There the Lord of the Universe sitteth on His throne.”

Kabir Fr.

The great Mahapurush, Papa Ramdas of India, said that Love is the highest attainment, and that all spiritual practices end in this sweet consummation. He continues thus:

“Love is the end of the quest. See that you are absorbed in God who is Love … let all your emotions be of love. Life is dry and insipid if it is not filled with love. Be intoxicated with love – the love that blesses you with a vision of your Beloved. All beings are the forms of your Beloved. Grace, Love and Bliss are synonymous. The three are one in your Beloved, and you are He. Dance with joy.” Thus Spoke Ramdas, Verse N0. 80, Anandashram, 1984.

The Alpha and Omega of the Journey

Love as The Foundation

Human love is not really separate from divine Love, but simply a lesser form of Love. Indeed, some of my friends here will know that human love can be very sublime! Still, there is usually a tinge of expectation, attachment, possession, insecurity and so forth.

In human love you give me a piece of candy and want your 25 cents. In divine Love there is no bargaining. I give you the candy freely and the joy of my giving is the reward. God-Souls come into the world for this very purpose.

Love purifies, ennobles and sanctifies every movement of life. It invites sufferings for the sake of the Beloved and transmutes them into unalloyed joy. Love is like a dart called Ananda which injects only bliss.

Love says to us: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. In my haven there are many sanctuaries. I have prepared a special one for you, so that you can merge in Me and I in you, and as such become One, even to the end of time ....”

Love is the end of all inner teaching, the end of the journey. The highest spiritual force is Love. Love is the song of illumination and liberation:

“Love is the root; the foundation of our Path. We feel that God is dearer to us not because He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, but just because He is all Love.” – Sri Chinmoy.

The great visionary and illumined Teacher continues, with the voice and inner vision of authority:

Beautifully Ending Message

Mother Theresa of Calcutta

Do you know of anyone worthy of the love of which I speak? Not your parents.

Is Love the be all and end all to You?

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Ultimately Everything Becomes Boring.

Ultimately everything
Becomes boring.

Even great miracles
Become boring.

Even the tremendous powers of the cosmic gods
Become boring.

Even God the Omniscient
Becomes boring.

Even God the Omnipotent
Becomes boring.

But, but, but
God the All-Love

Never becomes boring,
Never. – Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, Pt 13.

So, my brothers and sisters, let us all rise, soar high and hold the world in one embrace of Love. Our dwelling place is the Heart, the home of the Universe which is our body. Let us live in it as Love.

-Manatita 5th April, 2014. Copyrighted.


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Brother.

      Your words are encouraging and a noble contribution. Much joy.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Hello Manatita, You have surely expressed what love is here. I'm convinced that you can make it happen for always. What woman wouldn't want the 100% of love you've expressed! Be blessed over and over. Don't withhold any aspect when the 2 of you have it there... cause when you give all then there's no room for despair.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      My sentiments also, my Friend Avian,

      Have a great week-end. Peace.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Love is the end and the beginning.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      It is not unusual for us to complain more than once when something is not to our liking; so it should be also appropriate to say thanks more than once.

      Besides, some of the people who expressed birthday wishes to me later were not included the first time. Now, that I have read through the comments again, I want to express a bigger thanks to include everyone.

      To Manatita for sharing these loving sentiments in dedication to me, to those who expressed kind thoughts and wishes for me in their comments, to all readers for your participation, a soulful thank you and a prayer for God's continual favor on your life!

      Let's continue to love one another.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks Bro.

      I feel sure that she'll be pleased. A wonderful soul indeed!

      Thanks for your kind words. Much peace.

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      Romeos Quill 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Some great quotes you've given here and made e'en more special inasmuch as that they are dedicated to such a wise and lovely woman.

      Thank you;

      With Kind Regards,


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      So special to me and I dare say Dora, for your approval. Profound gratitude.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      What a loving tribute to a wonderful lady.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london


      You made a comment about my Teacher's poem that is not to hand right now. Still, I did appreciate this. Sri Chinmoy was a very rare Soul and I feel happy that you at least honoured him in your words.

      Hearts you understand. My name means: Beyond the mind - in the heart of our Lord Beloved Supreme. I have included it in Sri Chinmoy's handwriting in my book. My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life And Teachings. Enough now. Much peace.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you. Of course - open hearts are never silent! :-)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      You are a master of empathy and I do notice this quite often, even in other Hubs. Your gratefulness is also there.

      Thank you so much. Let our hearts speak, Nellieanna.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      How beautiful, your tribute to Ms. Dora, Manatita. Each story and poem captures the essence of a lovely life well-spent and presented to her out of your own abundance of spirit.

      I wish you a belated birthday, Ms. Dora! I advocate celebrating birthdays at least all month, so I hope you're still enjoying yours!

      You're a youngster compared to me, you know! Agelessness is wonderful, though, and is what I would wish you for many years to come!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Spot on, Brother Travelman!

      Glad that you have appreciated this. Love to you, the beach, caves, wildlife and fauna in your beautiful country.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      What an inspiring collection of poems for Ms. Dora.Love is indeed an invisible bond between human beings.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Gypsy: Thank you so much!!

      VKWOK: I'm glad that you have appreciated this. Lots of love.

      Dora: Sweet Sis,

      Here in the USA. All's cool. Profound blessings from on High.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, I am honored by our tribute. Thank you for all your expressions of love and friendship. My birthdays now and in the future will be happier because I know you. Thank you very much.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Love is indeed an amazing and wonderful thing. A very nice tribute to Ms. Dora.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful, inspirational and uplifting. Happy Birthday to Ms. Dora and many blessings.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Very sweet of you, Ruby.

      Still, drop her a fan mail. She sure would appreciate it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh my, I forgot to wish Ms Dora a happy birthday. I do that now with much joy and good will....

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Audrey, We can do Satsang together. I feel you know this. We lovers of the Way must serve as best we can. May you be filled and continue to strive for His transcendental Delight, joy, peace ..... Hari Om Tat Sat!!

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      4 years ago

      Yes, Skye.

      Every sincere devotee feels this way. We love Him because He first loved and still loves us. We are all instruments in His hands. Much gratitude for your insightful comments and appreciation for my friend. Loving thoughts.

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      manatita44 My oh my what beautiful and exquisite words you have put together in your hub of love. Dedicated to a precious woman after Gods own heart. Ms Dora is indeed a blessing and touches many hearts with her love.

      Your pictures are divine. I enjoyed reading your works. I especially love that you used scripture verses. We love only because God loved us first and sent His only son to die for our sins. May the love of Jesus abound in you each day dear manatita44. I am sure Ms Dora is honored by such a beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing. Love, Skye

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Full of light and love!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks Blossom. How have you found it interesting? Does the idea Of Love is All in All appeal to you? Does it make sense?

      Joy and peace.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What an interesting hub! And at the same time a beautiful tribute to Ms Dora. I hope she has a wonderful birthday.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Glad that you like it, my Friend.

      Lots of love.

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      4 years ago from Wales, UK

      fantastic hub, thank you for sharing this...

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      And for that Ruby, I send you sweet and loving Hugs.

      My prose and poetry do require time, because I say and cloak a lot. Still, I appreciate that some of us have a great deal of followers and little time. My deepest appreciation to you, Ruby. Much peace.

      Ann: Yes! Quite a discerning response. Thank you so much!!

      Jamie: What can I say? Interestingly my first thought was one of Empathy. Children are sweet, no doubt, but they do require work (smile).

      Bill: Glad you approve. I once dedicated another Hub to the both of you. Stop by sometime. Much gratitude.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A beautiful dedication to a beautiful lady.....well done my friend.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you so much for this hub. These are the words to uplift my soul. I am surrounded by my children this morning and they are all grabbing for my computer and cuddling. Your love strengthened my love and I hope to strengthen their love. Jamie

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      Love is indeed the answer to all our problems. Shame that there are so many who don't see its power around them and therefore don't practise it. Ann

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I must tell you, " I've been here for awhile. " The words you write are so uplifting. The video made me smile. Thank you dear poet.


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