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Psalms in Poetry. Tuesday's Inspiration 3

Updated on November 30, 2018
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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.


Wisdom from the Master

"Wisdom comes only when we go deep inside the inmost recesses of our heart, where Infinity, Eternity and Immortality play. To possess Infinity as our very own, to possess infinite light and bliss eternally as our very own, is real wisdom. So we can say that wisdom comes from the heart." -Sri Chinmoy

I am Not There; I Did Not Die

“Some say that You are in heaven;

That the Christ will descend in golden raiment’s.

Others say that bliss exists,

Only after the Elysian ‘sleep’ of death.

What say You, O my beautiful Heart,

O unfathomable mystery, of timeless time?”

“I sing at the end of your bleeding sacrifice;

Embrace your undaunting selfless Love;

Bathe in delight at your ceaseless longing.

You are dearer to me than the dearest;

I’m nearer to you than the nearest –

Deep inside your bosom of Eternity’s Peace.

Do not look for Me in infinity’s sky,

I am not there, I did not die.”

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th November, 2018.

The Heart is a spiritual or psychic Centre, an infinite inner fountain from which flows every positive quality one can possibly imagine. As the Heart opens through meditation, the light of the soul will illumine more and more of one's being. Man is a mystical being and the Heart is a subtle Centre in the middle of the chest.


Songs of Poetry

I know a poet who writes about words and poetry,

Each poem a song not confined to spaces;

Not bound by rules or limited to the mundane,

But a skylark, flying into an ever-progressive freedom.

Not one for verbiage, this poet twists words

Into ropes, lashing against rocks on sea beds,

Singing ‘I love you’s to the fish; serenading

The sharks, with drum-rolls of eloquence.

Thunder! She crashes against my window,

Calligraphing apertures on derelict buildings,

Echoing an artistry of wonder, only surpassed by the

Blinding lightening ninja, preceding her deafening roll.

I know a poet who speaks in metaphors and images,

Carving a river of Love in the Heart so beautiful,

That flowers give freely of their redolence, while

Snow-men hang their purity-garlands in the soul.

I know of a poet whose breath is living water,

Drops of crystal rain, quenching the fire of the woman

Who wished to die, only to be illumined by the magic

On her lips, singing of the magnificent grandeur of the Spirit.

I gave a woman 600 shillings, for a scarf

It took her three hours to adorn.

She was asking only 300 shillings!

Yet I saw a joy and beauty in her eyes,

My tears were insufficient to unravel.

I held my Silence, merging with the intimacy and

Tenderness of her delicate frame, and wept inside.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 18th November, 2018.

~Awakening The Inner Light~



Wisdom from the Master

"The spiritual heart possesses infinite consciousness and at the same time it is infinite consciousness. But infinite light and infinite consciousness are one and the same." -Sri Chinmoy

The Abode of God's Love

Do we need to go to heaven to find spiritual Love?

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© 2018 manatita44


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  • fpherj48 profile image


    2 years ago from Carson City

    Chris.....Quite simply.....Your last paragraph is stunning and profound. The world is in desperate need of this authentic realization! I applaud your awareness & appreciate your wisdom. Peace, Paula

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    2 years ago from london

    Exactly! When we know that we are Spirit ... that we are made in Its image and that She dwells in us ... that we are in fact Her, then fear becomes replaced by Love.

    We are all the Mother's children and She dwells within. Whatever peace or joy we feel now is not external. Grace is not external but within. We are mystical beings and also Her. We are not separate.

    The internet is full of folks making tons of money trying to teach us of our own birthright. I believe you know all this. Persevere. Much love.

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    Chris Mills 

    2 years ago from Traverse City, MI

    Here is a bit of Bible for you. "And when he [Jesus] was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

    21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    I have been taught that Jesus' words meant that the kingdom of God is within us because that is where the King dwells. But I think Jesus was directing us, as you are, to look within ourselves for something we don't expect.

    We don't expect to find beauty, wisdom, and love deep inside ourselves. We expect those things to come to us from outside. We don't need a savior so much as we need to discover we are not despicable creatures of sin, but beautiful deep inside.

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    2 years ago from london

    Peggy, there are people here who would certainly say something similar, but I'm so, so happy that you spotted this! It takes a noble Heart to recognise this. I do this all the time in foreign countries, but this particular story I heard on a Neale Donald Walsh video. He is worth looking up.

    He was relating a story of an American, I believe, who was bargaining with a very poor woman in Machu Pichu. He was bringing her already low price, lower and lower until Walsh himself stepped in and told him to stop it and gave the woman some more money. Walsh said that our salary in the West is so much more than they would make in an entire year. I cried, when I heard this story.

    Our brother Ioannis was saying in a recent Hub that there is enough to feed the entire world and yet so many are dying daily of starvation, poverty and poor drinking water -- basic needs. Are we really civilized?

    What a truly beautiful piece you have shared with me! This is what we need ... opportunity to raise the Consciousness, the only way to heal the form. Thank you so much!!

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    Peggy Woods 

    2 years ago from Houston, Texas

    The inner light in some people shines brighter than in others. It is easy to understand by reading your words of poetry that your light shines brightly. The way you craft your words is so beautiful.

    The stories you relate (like giving that woman 600 shillings for a scarf when she was only asking 300 shillings) is a lesson in how to live. You both greatly benefited from that singular act of generosity.

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    2 years ago from london

    Too true, Linda. God is a triune of omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence. We are God's various temples, manifesting in different ways, the same one Light. Glory be!

    Well Mary. You are Spirit and Spirit is all pervading. Never forget this. Peace.

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    Linda Lum 

    2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    Jesus "I am with you always" and He is. He resides in our heart of hearts. He is the embodiment of love, a pure love without guile or seeking recompense. When we share our hearts of love with others, we share the love Him.

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    Mary Norton 

    2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Another poem with such deep meaning. I do believe that the core of our bring is infinite and I only wish I am able to express this everyday.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thanks Rasma. Appreciated.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    So wonderful and inspirational. Enjoyed.

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    2 years ago from london

    A faultless piece, my Brother Rodric. You have enhanced the beauty, meaning and significance of my piece. Glory be! Gratitude.

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    Rodric Anthony 

    2 years ago from Surprise, Arizona

    God's love is for here and heaven, it is an eternal love that encompasses all realities. It is manifest when we serve each other for the benefit of or devotion and service to God. I loved the poems and the inspiration.

    I have been praying for Charity, which is the pure love o Christ. God has given me opportunities to show love in times when I am not wanton to show it.

    I listened to a talk by Joy Jones and she said."May I share with you some words of wisdom that were found on the wall of an orphanage in Calcutta, India:

    'If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God … anyway.”

    What better way to show love than to do it for the benefit of our relationship with God. If we love Him, we keep His commandments. One of His commands is to love everyone and Him. How do we show Him love? We show it by serving each other.

    So when we are doing the menial things in life for others, we can know we are only in the service of God.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Hi Rajan,

    Glad you understand Bro. In spite of this deep spiritual truth, some still think that way. Thank you so much for your sense of discernment.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 

    2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

    As they say, God resides inside each one of us. Do we then need to go to heaven to find spiritual love?

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    My spiritual sister,

    So sorry to hear!

    Still, it seems that she will be well, although 3-4 days in hospital is always a cause for concern. It is a tribute to your fortitude that you are here. Here's wishing her a speedy recovery. You must also take good care of yourself. (I feel like the mother now. Lol).

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Dear brother Sean:

    The Christ: "I am with you always, even unto the end of time."

    Guruji: "My physical death is not the end of my life.

    I am an eternal journey."

    Quite similar and seems to fit here. We are not of this world and yet we are of this world. I was just reading a beautiful piece by J Beadle. The universe is said to be Maya ... but again, it is God's body. Guruji teaches that nothing comes from an empty void. Maya is necessary for this divine Lila to take place

    I'm so happy that you love my poetry. I have already written another beautiful piece. I'll have an early night as I'm tired from my last visit to Weinheim, Heidelberg, Germany. Tomorrow, perhaps. Om Shanti!

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    2 years ago from USA

    Manatita, thank you for asking about my daughter. She is still in the hospital. She is stabilized, but it looks like she will be there for another two to three days.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    2 years ago from Greece, Almyros

    Come on, bro, tell me the truth, you are not of this world, eh?

    I Love Your Heart!


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    How is your daughter, my Sweet? Is everything ok? Thank you so much for being a true fan.-Lantern

    Thank you, J Beadle and welcome. The body is tired because of returning from Heidelberg last night. I would pick up soon, as I was there for a spiritual sojourn with my fellow brothers and sisters on the Path.

    So happy for you! The Higher Entity gave you the boon to propel yourself into this beautiful state and then things seem to work for you. Glory be, my Friend, Jai Ram! Gratitude.

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    2 years ago from USA

    I know a poet whose words light up even the darkest places. You always have the perfect collection and sequence of words that brighten the gloomiest of days.

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    J Beadle 

    2 years ago from Wisconsin

    Had an awaking of sorts this Tuesday when I thought to myself the only important thing really today is to have an outstanding Tuesday. Your comments on my prose helped that today and reading these poems and thoughts enhanced the day as well. Thanks for being a part of this awesome Tuesday - hope you are having one as well!

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    2 years ago from london

    Ok Bro, not to worry. I tend to deal with the spirit of words and not dictionary definitions. So 'fear' carries, on average, a spirit of the negative, the insecure, worry and anxiety and so forth, but for some it means reverential awe.

    'Sensual' in spirit, seems to have a stronger energy for seduction and intimacy, whether it be through perfumes, grooming, clothing or dress, movements or being tactile in certain situations.

    Yes, it is the senses that are implied and it is what the marketeers go for, as it is very much a mentally tempting thing. The Heart feels and the experience is psychic, metaphysical, esoteric and as I said, sublime or ethereal and so forth.

    Your intention was noble, so no fuss. I just don't use it for spiritual poetry. Not to worry though. You meant well.

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    Eric Dierker 

    2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Manatita - those crazy dictionary guys get it wrong so often. Sensual they turned into something that sometimes refers to sexual. "Sexual" is a word and "sensual" is a different word. "My Sensual" is of the senses. And contrary to normal thought we have at least 12 senses. The ones left out in science class are the inside out kind. The traditional are silly. Some say 5 -6 or 7.

    In my thoughtful mind I include the palpable "feeling" of love as a sense, for example.

    This is sensual.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Hello my brother Mark. Namaste! It is always good to hear from you ... to receive your charming sentiments. Much Love.

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    Mark Tulin 

    2 years ago from Ventura, California

    Love the Songs of Poetry. That twisting words into ropes image is fantastic. Well done, friend.

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    2 years ago from london


    My loving sister Dana. Stay safe ... stay happy. Gratitude.

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    Dana Tate 

    2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

    Beautiful words from a beautiful heart.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london


    The word is 'sublime' or 'lofty', we do not use that word 'sensual.'

    What did you mean?

    Thanks for your input.


    When it gets like that, one has to be careful, as health is important. You are one of the best examples I know of prioritising. Still, you cannot do all you are doing and still respond to nearly 3000 followers.

    I struggle with about 10, let alone 3,000. Not if you wish to read their work, even if it's speed-reading.

    What should you do? Cut down! Take only as much work as is needed for you and the family to survive. Be true to all you do. There is another way ... my way, as I'm constantly active. I only returned to the UK late last night, and I'm now on my way to work.

    Feel that you are an instrument in the hands of Something Higher. Give it all to Him/Her and let the Light of prayer or meditation, ceaselessly shine upon the soul.This will give you either the necessary energy for the outer life, or a state of surrender which in itself brings joy to the Heart.

    So good of you to ask! Keep on loving, but within your own capacity. Remember, if you do not have, then you cannot give.

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    Eric Dierker 

    2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Spiritually sensual

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Lay some wisdom on me about finding extra time, my friend. 24 hours isn't enough for this old man. :)

    Peace and love always


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