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The Rays of Golden Light Are beckoning. A Sonnet by Manatita

Updated on December 26, 2015

Lantern Carrier


You are enchanted, O Lantern Carrier!

What’s with this ephemeral shadow? It is only an encounter --

A boon from the Beloved -- to assist you on your sojourn,

To the invisible Abode of Silent Conversation.

Go beyond mundane attachments;

But do not cast away the Soul’s needs.

The farmer tills the soil,

And ultimately gets a bumper harvest.

So too, when the emotions become parched with desire,

The tears of rain become paramount to satisfy this grasping.

Arise, however; go beyond craving as life permits.

The Rays of Golden Light are beckoning, “Come,Come!”

O Lantern Carrier! way beyond this meticulous wayfaring;

Gleaming from yon supernal gateway, is your Eternal HOME.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 26th December, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Quotations on Light.

"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." -John, 1:5. (KJV)

Our English Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, (God Bless Her Soul) gave a slightly different version in the Christmas speech, yesterday.

"When I say Light, I am speaking about illumination....Light embraces humanity with all its imperfections and tries to illumine human ignorance so the human life can be elevated into the divine life." -Sri Chinmoy.

Rays of Golden Light

Light, More Light

Which is your favourite quality of Light's purpose?

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      Surabhi Kaura 15 months ago

      Beautiful. Filled with pearls of wisdom.

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      Thank you, my Sweet Surabhi. This one was intended to go that way. Higher blessings today; this weekend plus to your parents and family.

      Hari, so sweet of you. Aha! you use the word 'illuminate', as mentioned in choice A. You're a sweet soul, and I value you for this. Hari Om Tat Sat!

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      Word 15 months ago from Chicago

      I must admit, I cannot neglect the HP Community as I have the tendency to do, due to other obligations because it is a strong part of my life now. I need to give to and get from it. That's the word from the Golden Light Summit... that Manitita has inspired here. Such beautiful poems and music that I am experiencing today and this holiday break. Oh, yes, yes yeah!

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      Brother Al,

      you add so much richness! All my dear friends say the same thing. And of course you see with an expansive Heart. Hari om! Praise be! Great to have you in your holidays. Much Peace.

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      Venkatachari M 15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful sonnet with a great message of awakening. The song and music are also inspiring.

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      Missy Smith 15 months ago from Florida

      This was so inspirational to me, Manatita. I feel ready to be a part of this world after reading this. Setting my sadness and worries aside, and recognizing my unique ability just to be me. Thank You!

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      Thank you, Vankatachari M.

      Are you writing, by the way? I have not seen your work coming my way. Yes, great song! Sai ram!

      Missy, so happy for you. So glad that you have yet again graced my page. I treasure your sweet simplicity and sincerity. Much Love.

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      Venkatachari M 15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Manatita, I am not writing regularly here. My last hub was on 30/9 about nail polish. I only read and comment here daily. I am writing at my other 3 blogs regularly (one blog on Economics, one on Hindu lifestyles, one newly started on Food and nutritional facts). I am not bothered about earning. I am active at wordpress also. Thanks for your concern.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Sense gratification is the root cause of material existence. And when one is ready to go beyond mundane attachments, he is well-prepared to go back to the Godhead.

      A beautiful poem with a sublime message!

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      Thanks. Good to know, Ventatachari M. Best wishes.


      Thank you so much for your deep perception. Hare Krishna!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Such lovely poetry. Enjoyed this.

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      Shauna L Bowling 15 months ago from Central Florida

      So beautifully said, Manatita. Silent Conversation - so much can be said with no words....

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      Madan 15 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      Well mate, you really have a flair for poetry. Great verse that elevates

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      Gypsy. Thanks a lot for your sweet sentiment. The bid day is getting nearer. Happy New Year!


      Too true, this Silence. So happy you appreciated it. Much Love for this season and beyond ...


      Your sweet contributions are meaningful to me. Gratitude ..much.

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      Deb Hirt 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Home is truly where the heart resides, not necessarily where one hangs the hat. Beautiful, as always.

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      Manatita44 15 months ago

      Thanks Deb. In Germany. Back on Monday. GOD's willing.

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