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Ode to Purity, by Manatita

Updated on September 2, 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.


Ode to Purity

Come! Come! O life-breath of the Supreme.

Remove the dark stains from my inner vessel,

To renew its resplendence of millennia.

Right now I’m like aridity in the dessert;

I wish to drink from Your ice-cold inner fountain,

To quell my life’s desires.

No more cravings and forked tongues.

Let the aura of Your beauty immaculate,

Permeate the malady of the Soul;

Rent this veil of darkness,

To grant me abiding Light.

I see the luminosity of the moon;

The grandeur of the firmament,

As they bid me invitingly, to reach

For their radiance, and cleanse my spirit.

O vast Purity of the constellations,

Touch my breath with Thy Delight;

Let me gaze in awe at the solicitude

Of Your celestial splendour.

I wish to fold these hands and bow in reverence,

Paying adoration to the majesty of Heaven,

Where I’ll remain,

Washed by Your Love,

And the peerless gratitude of my Beloved.

-Manatita, (Bard of Solace) 10th July, 2014. Copyrighted.


"...Purity is the shrine within us. In this shrine we see the living spirit of the Supreme, our

Beloved. It is said that a life of purity sees God. But I wish to add that a life of purity

not only sees God but actually becomes God. A man of purity is a warrior of divinity." - Sri Chinmoy

Light of Purity

Do you find this difficult in your life of spiritual sadhana?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Amazing! I might have said it before, but the philosophy of almost all God-men that I know, is that it is better to wear out than to rust out. There is no such thing as rest. You seem to know this instinctively. Of course they say this to people who are God-conscious and one-pointed in their faith to the Divine. I used to be this way but I have slowed down considerably.

      Using power tools and all that. Be careful and alert. As for me, I feel pain from the fingers regularly, but I'm typing softer and it does not sound like I'm half as bad as you are. At least I get some sleep. Take some painkillers if you need to. Also, don't write so much. I will miss you but I will understand.

      Finally, the hardest part. Dive within and ask yourself what you are meant to do. Give yourself the question just before bedtime for a week and you should have an answer. Much love.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      I hadn't heard of those spiritual "A"s but they are great advice, especially in so many situations which can't be changed, leaving what can - adjust, adapt and/or accommodate to the person involved. Knowing the difference is also valuable. Too often folks beat themselves against a brick wall when it would be so much better to have applied those "A"s! If something can be changed, and should be changed, of course, it probably should be. Giving up too easily is other than a spiritual strength.

      This situation with my carpal tunnel malady requires a combination of all three. At this moment, I've been awakened in the wee hours by it. This occurs more nights than not, but I've learned that it is better to get on up and 'work it out' rather than lying there in pain which won't subside while lying there. It's odd, because being able to sleep soundly, even when not always 'long' has been one of my personal strengths. Hard to believe that one little area of my wrist could change my world so much! As you say, writing is a 'biggie' for me and being able to get quality sleep, no matter how little of it, is important to me. Right now, typing isn't the best activity for it, but I'm behind in my replies and won't be able to catch up over the weekend, so I'm doing a bit. But yes, I must adapt to limiting it.

      I so hope you'll be ale to resolve your own discomfort, and at least, determine what it is. I was a stranger to it, too, till it happened for me. If only I'd known to beware and to be more moderate in my intensive use of my hands (HA! Almost everything I do uses them immoderately!) It's not just writing that brings it on. Using power tools could do it too.

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      4 years ago from london

      Yes, Deb. Mystics use this quite a lot. It's a word from my Guru which influences me deeply. It's a profound and mystical word. Thank you for your kind contribution as always.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      To me, the beauty of nature is The Light.

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      4 years ago from london

      The children and grandchildren bit is inspirational. I actually asked because of My Salutation to Mother's Love, in which you are featured, but I was not sure.

      To go back to the beginning of your answer, I appreciate your advice. I have been trying to pound the keys gentlier, and change fingers, so that helps a bit. Doctors have no clue, or at least mines didn't.

      You speak of adapting. Do you know of the three spiritual 'A's?' Adapt, Adjust; Accommodate. (Shivananda). I adapt by writing less. I feel for you. Your nature seems to be to write so much! Of course you give great solace to many of us not only with your poetry par excellence, but your often generous observations and comments. Still, adjust as you can.

      I will look up Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I know of it, but not in any real depth. Higher blessings on this pleasant Sunday in the UK.


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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      Please pamper your own finger signals. Look it up on Googls. There are some good massages that help and cold packs do, also.

      I was so unaware even of what carpal tunnel is, and accustomed to persevering with various things, so didn't heed the signals when it might have saved some of the acceleration. One signal that it affects the thumb and all but the little finger on the affected hand. The carpal tunnel is a very small conduit in the wrist through which tendons, blood vessels and nerves pass to the fingers. When the area is overly stressed by much intense repetitive use, it can damage some of those critical parts. Of course, damaged nerves are unrelenting in their effects. Numbness, couple with senses of burning, being repeatedly bitten and needled unrelentingly, throbbing and partial disuse can result. It can be mitigated by holding off some of the irritants.

      Not only have I been a constant writer, typist piano player, seamstress and 'doer' all my life, but I have frequently stayed up day and night pursuing whatever project I was into. Not too wise.

      The pains are not constant but are extremely intense when they gather, usually mostly in the night, interrupting sleep.

      I've had shingles which lasted several months. This is much more intense. As it worsens, the thumb muscle weakens visibly. I always have had strong thumb muscles from playing piano and using my hands for so many things. But I didn't realize the implications when those muscles literally began to 'sink'. Had I begun to take a few precaution, I'm sure it would have helped. Rear-vision is useless. That's why I'd like to warn you to take care.

      Yes, the prickly sensation is bearable. I'm not easily deterred and mostly, even now, during the daytime the prickly feeling is what it is so I can do most things. But overdoing then only increases the night effects, when it accelerates to quite intensely inescapable sensations which interrupt sleep after only 2 or 3 hours. But even so, I've worked out some recourses for those attacks, but must get up to do them. End up catching up sleep in cat-naps during the day.

      So the thing about daytime activities - or what one can preserver to do - is that overdoing them will surely intensify the night-time attacks. So I'm learning discipline to alter my usual enthusiasm for repetitive intense hand activities. Seems that everything I really love doing involves those movements. But if not adaptable, I'm nothing! haha. I am going for as long and healthy a life as I can. I'm no sissy! :-)

      Yes, I'm a mother of two, each of whom has made me grandmother of several and have given me a couple of great-grandchildren who are in their late teens, so probably I will be a great-great-grandmother during my lifetime!

      My son has 2 children in their mid-30s (all in Ohio) and my daughter has 5 daughters ranging from 14 to 37 (all in Indiana). So there is quite a distance involved since I'm in Texas. I have 2 stepsons, one lives nearby and one who is moving from Colorado to California. I love them dearly. The nearby stepson has 2 daughters in their 30s and one 14-year-old grandson, all living near Austin, which is the capital city of Texas.

      I'm grateful for Facebook to keep daily in touch with all the progeny! They visit occasionally - but the every-day visits on FB are quite valued. My current condition puts a bit of a crimp in it, though. But so be it. I trust it is all in the plans.

      Thank you for your encouraging words! Don't hesitate to preserver in taking sensible precautions! God feeds the birds but doesn't throw it in the nests.

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      4 years ago from london

      So sorry to hear. I did think of writing as it would be nice to know that you are well. My fingers feel prickly sometimes but I persevere.

      Hope that things improve, and that you can continue to write and inspire. Are you a Mother? Much love.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      As always, your thoughts and inspirations are beautiful. (My apologies for neglect. I have carpal tunnel syndrome and it hurts to type and scroll.)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      You again, Michelle.

      You seem a loving and prudent Soul. Much gratitude. God bless us both. Om Shanti!

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      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      Love, indeed, should be pure and divine. beautiful.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Victor.

      Look for, All This And That is Simply Love. Peace.

      Welcome Pamela.

      Your kind and sincere sentiments are noted and appreciated.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a lovely poem on purity. I enjoyed these inspired words immensely.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Wonderful and beautiful, Manatita!

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      4 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Eddy.

      God's peace to you in Wales this week-end.

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      4 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful manatita and thanks for sharing this gem.


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      4 years ago from london

      Thanks Bill.

      My 1st cousin's wedding. Who knows? I may read a poem. Cheers Bro.

      Deb - Thanks a million, Deb!

      Taiwokareem - So pleased to have you visit again. My deepest gratitude to you.

      Doris - I hear you. Try your hand at prose or poetry. I will support you. Much gratitude.

      Faith - Thank you, Faith. Check out My Salutations To Mothers Love. Peace.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Beautifully expressed thoughts on purity and all that it entails.

      Up and more and away

      God bless

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      Doris H. Dancy 

      4 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      …beautiful imagery that communicates so clearly to the reader.

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      4 years ago from Salford

      always on point. nice one again. God bless

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The clouds of purity is very relaxing, serenity abounds. Beautiful ode. Thank you. Sharing on twitter.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful thoughts my friend. It definitely is something to aspire to.

      Have a wonderful weekend, and blessings always


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Jamie.

      Give my love to Reno.

      Hugs to the family, of course

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful and inspired! Jamie


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