Some Colours of Love. Saturday's Inspirations 20, to Rinita Sen
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds.
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Ode to the Rose, 2. A Free-style Sonnet-Ode to Rinita Sen
Pure symbol of Love, my dawn, my reverence;
The cross of floral sacrifices.
I came home to find you on my pillow, pink and
Red décor, stabbing at my heart-strings with Delight.
My soul a thousand smiles, you, finding a space within
Its sanctum, tugging at its joy with the allure of your fragrance;
Your radiance kissing the lotus feet of my Heart, into a synergy of new life.
O Light, my heavenly Light, touching a million lives each day,
The Grace of heaven dances on your bosom;
Sweet sunrise filling your breath, with its opulence supreme.
I see you, blushing with charisma, like the scarlet moon,
Dimpling your cheeks of intimacy, an invitation to souls,
To inhale the redolence of thy breath. Come! cute heavenly mystery,
Embrace this lowly shepherd, with the mellifluous rays of thy ancient secrets.
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st November, 2019
You Are That Melody, You Are That Love
The Prophet said: “O Lantern,
I am not here to teach you anything!
Not to speak of your joys and sorrows, nor to relate
The grandeur of another realm, however real that might be.
I suspect, that like me, you sometimes feel lonely and
Afraid, of that 'sweet urge' that drives your happiness.
I'm only a child, who wishes you to look into the innocence of my
Eyes. If you do, then Love will tell you of the values of spontaneity.
It will teach you of surrender … of the hidden secrets,
Already dancing in your Heart.
The same inner Lover that makes you drunk, sick, covet numerous
Desires; baptizes and chastises you, is always calling: 'Come! Come!
Listen to the melody of the soul, of how it sings,
Like the nightingale, composing its own songs.
So too the mind of silence weeps joyfully in solitude,
Of the innate glory and splendor of Love.
You are that melody; you are that Love.
I’m only your shadow, tuning the strings of your sitar,
So that the mellifluous Music from whence you came, will
Re-discover Its own sweetness, at the banquet of Her Majesty.
Come! Let us walk together. Serve, give … strive to be cheerful.
For I will only be happy, when we join in harmony and become One.
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. October 31st 2019
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Rumi on Love
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Festival of Lights
On Love and Light
Light is synonymous with Love and Love with Light. There is an effulgence that mystifies and beautifies the soul, like a carousel of lanterns, lying in the bewilderment of Silence.
Light is universal and it has its own festival in the Garden of the Heart. This lustre of flowers; this acme of beautiful rainbows of the Beyond, has been expressed in myriad ways by all Faiths, Divali (Diwali) being the most recent.
We came from Light, we live in Light and at the end of our journey's close, we will return to Light. Hence it is paramount that we celebrate. We celebrate the good over evil or rather the transformation of the individual soul to the Soul Supreme … the victory of the One re-discovering or attaining his/her true nature.
The eye is the Light of God and the Heart is the Home of the Absolute. Souls like the Christ, Sri Krishna, Sri Chinmoy and others, come to tell us over and over again. No sweat, life is beautiful and we shall overcome some day. Jai Rinita! Jai Shaloo, Jai Venkatachariji, Jai Didiji Chitrangada Sharan, Jai Niki Khan and all my Indian friends. Jai, my very, very special Surabhi! Wahe Guruji Ka Khalsa ... Rajan Ji! Happy Divali!
Mere Prabhu, Jai Prabhu! Victory to Ram! Victory to Babaji Sri Guru Nanak DevJi! Om Shanti!
Colours of Love
What appeals to you?
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