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Ode to Purity, by Manatita
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