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Birthday Salutations.

Updated on February 22, 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.

Sri Chinmoy Sings Happy Birthday


"Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy, happy, happy birthday!
We love your soul’s rainbow-dream promise-play." -Sri Chinmoy.

Sweet womb, O birth of eloquence!

A thousand Gratitude's, to thy sacred sanctity of plenitude.

For out of life's yearning for fulfilment; its superlative quest,

Springs forth from your hallowed sanctum, a most enchanting Pearl!

Thy merits adorn her with their beauty; weave their laughter,

Into a life of elegance and charm.

Sweet crested Jewel, a mother's love and fortitude,

Her quintessential sacrifice,

Calligraphed their way into your pristine Heart.

A father's joy and pride, life skills and concern,

Danced with Light, way into a gem of soulfulness.

O Beloved, the minstrels touch thy soul from Heaven,

With a sweet melody of enchanting rhythms;

Sri Krishna’s lofty cadences, cascaded splendour in thy Soul.

- Manatita 24th January, 2016, The Flame-Weaver. Copyrighted.


Your Love Dancing Sweetly in My Soul

Come, my Darling!

Bring me Your vermilion roses,

To shape a diamond in my Heart.

You’re my inner Queen!

Today I wish to crown You,

With the crest of snowflakes falling gently,

Like raindrops waltzing upon the wind.

Ah! You’re sweetly whispering my name!

Thy golden voice resonates,

With the eloquence of Beethoven’s symphonies.

I close my eyes; I hear you calling me: “Come! Come!”

Your magical tones singing a captivating whisper:

“I’m here …here …here …”

I see a dazzling Light within my Heart.

Alas! This epitome of Delight vanishes …too soon.

I endeavour to catch You; to snatch just one glance,

To nourish this hunger of longing,

Burning an unyielding flame in my Essence-Core.

Let me blend into Your charismatic splendour,

As You play your game of ‘Hide and Seek,’

Your Love dancing sweetly in my Soul.


The Flame-Weaver. ©Copyrighted, 27th January, 2016.

-Awakening The Inner Light _

Sri Chinmoy's song

525. My birthday song

“I plan to soar, I plan to roar.
The bird in me will teach me how to soar.
The lion in me will teach me how to roar.
I plan to love, below, above.
The Lover in me will teach me
How to love. Within, without, below, above.”-Sri Chinmoy

These songs and mantras, will inspire you to offer Gratitude to the Supreme for this blessed day.

"My own Gratitude-Heart, is all that matters." -Sri Chinmoy.

"My Gratitude Heart, always knows the way. My Oneness-Perfection, always is the way." -Sri Chinmoy.

"Surrender-Sweetness, Gratitude fullness, every day I need." -Sri Chinmoy.

"I only wanted to be, at the feet of my Lord, Supreme.

With my Heart's Gratitude tears." - Sri Chinmoy.

"I want to be every day, a Gratitude-Sun in my Heart." - Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy on Birthdays

“Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfilment …

Each birthday is a tune, a melody of the universal music. Each individual is also a melody of the universal music. The seeker grows and glows in his music, which he can hear with his soulful ears. The very presence of the soul-child inside us is what grants us a taste of the universal music. The soul needs to climb like music, soulful music. The soul, when it climbs, knows no boundaries, no religious barriers, no political boundaries. It is all freedom, freedom within and freedom without.

Each birthday is a petal of a flower. The flower, petal by petal, blossoms and then it is ready to be placed at the inner shrine in the aspiring heart....

Sri Chinmoy on Birthdays, (continued)

A thought indicates a new birthday. An iota of will indicates a new birthday. An upward movement indicates a new birthday. At every moment, whether we look within or without, we celebrate the birthday of our oneness with God, the Creator of the entire universe. When we look at something, we become one with it. On a birthday we feel our inseparable oneness with the expansion of a new light, a light that will ultimately cover the length and breadth of the world.

The real birthday does not come only once a year. The real birthday is the birth of each second in a seeker's life. An aspiring second in the seeker's heart is the real birthday. At every moment, God the Author of all good celebrates the seeker's birthday. As seekers we have to be consciously aware of something divine and supreme within us. What this divine and supreme thing is, is our promise to humanity and our promise to divinity. The transformation of humanity's face is our soul's promise to humanity and the manifestation of divinity's light here on earth is our soul's promise to divinity...


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thanks a lot, Deb. Appreciated very much.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Happy belated birthday, dear Surabhi! You said this in such beauty and light in wakefulness...

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      To Shauna: Cute; charming ...


      I appreciate your kind input. Much Love.


      Thank you, thank you. I'm sure she would be pleased.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

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

      A heartfelt birthday tribute to a person with a wonderful heart. May the Almightly bless Surabhi with all the love. A very happy belated birthday wishes, Surabhi.

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      Rudy Lopez 

      3 years ago from Dallas

      Beautiful, romantic tribute thanks for sharing.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I always stay safe, my friend. Positive thoughts and seeing the good in the world has helped me to survive any ugliness that's come my way. Rose colored glasses, positive energy, and pulling myself up by the bootstraps is what keeps this little girl alive, well, and with a smile in her heart.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      I truly agree with you, Shauna. So much wisdom in your words! Mothers are just too precious for words. I seemed to have missed you for a while. So many problems these days. Please stay safe. Much Love.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I can't think of a better way to honor someone's birth. This is so beautiful, Manatita. I love that you included photos of Surabhi's mom. I've often thought the mothers should be the ones to be celebrated on the anniversary of their children's birth. Giving birth to a new life and presenting that newborn babe to the world is the hardest and most joyous moment a woman will ever experience. Mom should be celebrated for bringing the child into the world and the child should be celebrated for making it to a completely foreign existence from the s/he knew for the first nine months of his/her life.

      Happy Birthday to Surabhi and her mom!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Rasma, I thank you, not only for myself, but for my Dear Friend Surabhi. Your soulful expressions are noted and highly valued. Much Love.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A most wonderful tribute. Poetically and musically wonderful. Happy Birthday to you Surabhi and hope all your best wishes come true!

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      3 years ago

      Much love my sweet. In Germany. Thank you so much!

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Thank you, Missy. I am truly humbled. Manatita has written this sacred piece with so much love. Thank you once again, my Sweetest Manatita. Much, much Love. God bless.

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      3 years ago

      Missy, you are a truly interesting person. Sometimes you write with a Heart that comes straight from heaven. Continue ...

      May our heavenly Father continue to bless the lives of you and all your children. In love and light.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Happy Belated Birthday Dear Surabhi!!! Sorry I am late.

      This is a very beautiful birthday blessing, Manatita. I felt love pouring out of this one as never before. Your admiration for lovely Surabhi is very evident in your words, and along with that beautiful song "You Are Love" just brought forth your vision of her even better if you read your words along with the music. What can I say...Breathtaking!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      So my Dear Surabhi.

      I trust you had a great day yesterday. I touch your Heart and you touch mines. Life has so much beauty when we find it. Yours is a most heart-rending, deep and soulful piece, and I embrace it tenderly in a Heart of sweetness; a Heart of Love for you.

      So glad you find the Hub inspiring, and so happy that I could do same Praise Surabhi on her Soul's day!. Praise Guruji! Much Love, my Sweet, much ...

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Emge, I thank you so much! They do come alive, yes.

      Hari, I really appreciate your loving sentiment. God bless you, Bro.

      Al, I thank you. So kind, so kind ..

      Vellur, much appreciations. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

      Frank, I thank you so much. Have a great day, my Friend.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore


      You are truly a great poet, and a loving person, for i see so many dedications from you for others. You inspire and get inspired and that is truly amazing the way you express it too.

      Happy birthday again surabhi.

      - Hari

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      Al Wordlaw 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      What a beautiful Happy Birthday tribute Manatita to a darling lady. Happy Birthdat Surabhi!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful way to wish Happy Birthday, beautiful write.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful share my friend

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      My Loving and Dearest Manatita,

      I bow with Gratitude for this Divine poetry. It is not just poetry; it’s a precious pearl that you have extracted from the Ocean of Love. It sings in my ears with Supreme verve, and floats with rhythm, pulling the Heart’s chords. Thank you for sprinkling the drops of sweetness. Thank you for playing the flute of endearment. I now see a new vision – a vision that is spectacular. Yes, it is simply breathtaking as I enter into your sacred realm that is full of sweet devotional prayers. It is aesthetic. My Love to you is beyond the measure. God never invented any yardstick for it (smile).

      I began this gracious poem with Sri Chinmoy’s birthday song. His soulful singing just touched my Heart. I felt much Peace… much. This is the best birthday gift ever. Thank you for all the love and care. The second video was so serene… simply gracious. It is such a pleasure to read Sri Chinmoy’s sacred writings on Birthdays. It is educative and pleasing at the same time. Devi Prayer was just Divine… my eyes were automatically closed as I listened to this peaceful hymn. Namas-tasye Namas-tasye- Namas-tasye- Namo-Namah. Jai Parmatma. Jai Bhaghwan. Jai Mere Param-Pita-Parmatma (Brahman).

      I am so blessed. I am so fortunate that I met you on HubPages – a unique Soul. May God bless you on every path that you desire to take. I pray for you every day, and every breath that I take exhales Gratitude in the air for everyone who wished me on this day. Thank you my loving people.

      Manatita, you are a weaver of words. I am just an amateur poetess. Let me take the liberty to write a verse of Gratitude:

      As I sat in the Temple, I closed my eyes…

      Pundits say that while closing our eyes,

      God visits our Heart if we pray with full devotion.

      So I closed my eyes, beading my Beloved’s name

      On the holy garland of my breaths;

      Opening my eyes, I realized –

      I know about my Heart, and

      My God knows the Heart of my Beloved.

      Gratitude… Gratitude… Gratitude…

      You made my day so special. My Heart is full of Love and I feel just resting in a different world – a world where a sweet quietude rests, and where a white swing is adorned with silky feathers and vermillion roses in the midst of cotton-white clouds.

      It is so lovely and sacred. I want to thank everyone here: Thank you Shaloo, Jodah, Chitrangada, Venkatachari ji, Ruby, MarleneB, Bill, Emge and every prospective hubber. Thank you so much.

      Om Namah Shivaya.

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      MG Singh 

      3 years ago from Singapore

      Your poems come alive with emotions.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Bill. I had hoped to concentrate on my books but ...well ...

      Appreciations for your wonderful and loving sentiment here. In Love and Light.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very lovely tribute. You continue to amaze me, bro! A job well done...a job spawned by love of others. Peace!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you Chitrangada, she'll be thrilled for sure. Appreciations.


      Thank you! Thank you! Brother. She already knows. Much Love.

      Ruby, really appreciate this kind gesture to Surabhi. Gratitude ...much.

      MarleneB, Ah Dear Friend. You've touched by Heart. My Guruji is so SPECIAL to me. Whatever I know I learnt from sitting at his feet. Gratitude ...much.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      I listened to Sri Chinmoy singing "Happy Birthday" and right away it set a peaceful mood for your dedication to such a beautiful person. The Holy Spirit is in us all who love Him very much. It must certainly be true for Surabhi to have received this lovely dedication from His heart through your words.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful. Happy birthday Surabhi!

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very nice and beautiful way of expressing birthday greetings to our dearest hubber Surabhi. No one knew about her birthday until reading this hub. Thanks for it.

      Surabhi, if you are viewing it, let me also wish you "A Very Very Very Happy Birthday and my hearty Blessings to you".

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What a lovely way to wish happy birthday to a fellow hubber! Very nice and beautiful poem with lovely pictures.

      Thank you manatita for sharing this hub and through this hub I wish A Very Happy Birthday dear Surabhi !

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Jodah. I'm sure that she'll be pleased. Have a great day!

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I didn't know it was Surabhi's birthday, so thank you for sharing this through your beautiful hub. HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Surabhi.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Shaloo. very sweet of your to say this. In Joy and Light.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 years ago from India

      A very happy birthday dear Surabhi!

      I am sure Surabhi will love this special effort from her dear teacher and mentor!


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