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You, My Beloved. Sunday's Inspiration 21. a Soulful Dedication to Rajan Jolly

Updated on June 14, 2020
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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.

A look at the Absolute and its direct descent on the earth plane in a human body

The un-manifested Absolute is said by the Seers to be Existence, Consciousness ... Bliss. It projects Itself into a manifested creation, in order to enjoy its Lila (Divine game). In the process, it is invisible and visible, with form and without form ... sound and silence...

The Spiritual Master/Satguru/Messiah/Christ/Buddha ... is God with Form ... the descent of the Absolute in human form. There is only one Guru, according to Sri Chinmoy's teachings and that is the Supreme, the Absolute.

Yet there is this mystery/trinity of the Absolute, Compassion or Grace, (The Comforter) and the presence of the God-man or God made flesh. Sri Ramakrishna did not like talking about the body, but that 'Thing' within, what Sri Chinmoy call's his 'Inner Pilot or Supreme and what Christ called 'the Father in me that doeth the work.' Guruji says that he is not 'this body', but 'Something Else'.

So whoever or whatever you may be devoted to, it may be useful to remember that it is governed by an underlying force of Consciousness or Spirit. This is the Absolute Reality which some refer to by different names and breathes the oneness of all existence, also called Love.

My poem is dedicated to God for Father's Day and yet it is also devoted to my Teacher. In Sri Chinmoy's teaching's, God and the Avatar (His direct descendant or Advocate) are equally important.

A bit like a Christ and the Father being one, or Sri Krishna and Brahman (God) yet there is only God. I know nothing about separation, only Love, harmony ... oneness.

Sri Chinmoy and Pope John Paul 11

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You, my Beloved

You –who came to me in my darkness;

Lit a fire in the citadel of my Heart, Come!

You -- who dries my tears in sleep; kissing and

Caressing the agony of my soul, come!


You --who give redolence to roses; hide Yourself,

In the priceless sacrifice of loving, come!

I see You, gazing at the colour of infinity,

Whispering secrets to the scarlet moon.


You –who command the winds and rains,

Created a canopy of impenetrable Light,

Allowing me to cross Your storms on beams of lustre --

A bridge of minstrels, singing and praising Thy name, Come!


They ask me who You are … how can I explain

Our silent conversations? You are the Presence

In my presence; the unseen Breathing in my breath;

You feed, with longing, the fire of passion in my core.

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You have woven my shadows with Your hands;

Burnt the closet of my impediments,

And thrown them all away. It is Your robe

Which adorns me in my nakedness.


You –who have submerged Your inner solitude,

Into this boisterous child … this tiniest drop

Of Thy sweetness, turning me into an indigo beauty,

On the rising rainbow of thy plenitude, Come!


You --who have weaved this murky garden

Of mines, patiently preening and shaping these

Buds for millennia, until they blossomed

Into immaculate flowers, come!


O my affection-flooded tenderness; my beautiful One!

You cause Troy’s Helen to pay homage;

Queen Nefertiti to bow in humility;

Both my sorrows and rhapsodies, lie in Your mercy.


You –who are everything, yet needed me most.

Slept with my memories; danced with my words;

Exalted me to the pinnacle of enchantments;

Rode with me, on the lap of dawn in the rising sun, come!


You became vastness, so as to fill me with the void of infinity;

Flew like a butterfly, emanating grandeur to my soul.

You gave Light to my Path, became a beacon in my horizons,

Burnt the sweet fire of Silence in my solitude.

The Great Spiritual Master, Bhagawan (Lord) Ramakrishna

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You – who breathe in the sublime pieces of Monet,

Paint a symphony in the artistry of Picasso;

Resonates in the gleaming smile of Da Vinci’s Mona; makes

Me gaze at the colour of words, too mute to express longing, come!


You have written a tablet of calligraphy on my Heart, painted

It with rhapsody; ascended on the loftiness of symphonies.

You have planted a meadow of daffodils and dahlias within,

Fast-forwarded, like the Internet, their fragrances to my breath.


O Love, You who weave, in the blooming sunrise of my todays’;

Rise in the blossoming fragrance of my tomorrows’, come!


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 5th February, 2019.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (Founder of Sikhism

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It may be worth saying that each soul is a spark; a bubble, which will one day return to the Ocean, its original Source. Spiritual Masters are are like tidal ways in this Ocean of Consciousness, who also travelled the same journey. - Manatita, 14th June, 2020

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

    manatita44 

    7 weeks ago from london

    Thank you again, Devika,

    You are on a roll today. Sweeettt!!!

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    Devika Primić 

    7 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    A journey to a different life and you chose a great person. People are often unhappy for the smallest of issues while others see life in a different perspective.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Indeed, Manju.

    Indeed! Thank you so much!!

    Peggy,

    Thank you so much! Higher blessings to you too. Peace.

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    Peggy Woods 

    8 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

    Each of us is on a spiritual journey as we navigate our lives. Rajan should enjoy this dedication to him. May you both be blessed with peace and love.

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    Manju lata 

    8 weeks ago from Ambala City

    Nice Article. Father is the unique gift given by God. In which we feel sweet Warmness of reletions. Thanks.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Gratitude Nithya

    You write like one of those who are also reading the poem. Thank you very much! Om Shanti!

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    Nithya Venkat 

    8 weeks ago from Dubai

    Your poem speaks volumes about spirituality. I enjoyed the spiritual journey, thank you for sharing.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Thanks Bro. Stay away from the toxicity and you'll be fine.

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    Bill Holland 

    8 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

    Blessings to Rajan, blessings to you, Manatita, and love to you both. May this week be filled with happiness and peace of mind for you both.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Good morning, Dee.

    You are awake. Stay well. Peace.

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    Dora Weithers 

    8 weeks ago from The Caribbean

    "The Presence / In my presence; the unseen Breathing in my breath." Refreshing and powerful; then again so is every phrase you create. Always enriched by your work.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Thanks Linda.

    I do appreciate your comments. Good morning and hope you have a great Monday. Stay well!

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    Linda Crampton 

    8 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

    You've presented some very interesting ideas, some of which I share. Thank you for creating another thought-provoking article with lovely poetry, Manatita.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    My Jamaican Sister,

    How are you? I'm so glad that you came and that you like it. Occasionally, I drift a little from the simplicity.

    Spirituality is like watering the roots of a plant. We have to start at the foundation of the building: Discipline, prayers, meditations, selfless-giving --a great key to opening the Heart. Without a receptive Heart, Grace finds it difficult to enter. We need to keep the curtains open, so the basics in The Beatitudes are crucial!

    Instead humans talk about astral travel, magic, clairvoyance and opening their third eye and so forth. The fast food menu. Very dangerous. Slow and steady wins the race.

    The spiritual life is the way of the Heart, not the mind. The Christ wants us to be like children, in other words. Humble and contrite. Ego is a massive problem, as is fear, doubt and insecurity

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    Jodian Patterson 

    8 weeks ago from Jamaica

    Your spirituality speaks volumes in this work, I really like it. It is inspirational, almost makes me feel the divine reading it.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Yes, Lorna.

    It is so beautiful that some things are revealed to babes and hidden from the wise. They say Ramakrishna, one of the Seers in my article, barely went to school, yet he had so much wisdom that Kings and Queens used to him for counsel.

    A simple man who mostly walked around in ordinary clothes and would never touch money. This whole thing is a mystery all right. Thank you so much!

    Ruby,

    Thank you. We have a week to go so you might say I am practising for it --Father's Day. Lol. How are you doing?

    My own faith blossomed very much like a re-birth, being born again. I had a series of inner experiences in 1982. Before that I was a devout Christian, so everything in life paves the way.

    I read a book and was totally different in Spirit after reading it. A veil was lifted from the old me, making me new. Of course, this also deepened my Christianity. Anything which is separate cannot be true. God is a unified force of Love.

    Anyway, from then on, this faith of which you speak - for me - is more like an intense evidence of things unseen. But of course, I have felt ... many times in the last 38 years. So both applies.

    Sunday is coming to an end and life needs healing. Let us pray.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    8 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

    Happy Father's Day Manatita. Faith comes by hearing, believing and seeking the will of God.

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    Lorna Lamon 

    8 weeks ago

    A beautiful and spiritual dedication Manatita. God is absolute. Like the spirits of waves, we come to God and we return to God. I think of it as a spiritual journey and at the end of this journey we will arrive where we began and know this to be true. This understanding is not logical but goes into a deeper truth of not knowing.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Eric,Yes, that's great! First we approach like a child does.

    You can also apply Ramakrishna's teaching's from the 2-minute video: He says that unalloyed Love for God is the essential thing. If we have this, then the rest will follow. I was a very devout Christian, yet I did not make the connection, until I was 30. Thereafter, I saw the underlying harmony in all scriptures and their teachings.

    However, unalloyed Love cannot come without longing. Didn't your child cry when it was hungry? We must seek or knock as we are asked to do. In Sri Chinmoy's philosophy, this inner hunger, this 'cry' ... this burning intensity to know the Absolute or let's say to Love God, is the beginning and the end of the journey.

    P.S I meant The Absolute; the Mercy or Compassion of the Absolute called Grace and the God-man. They go together. Of the three, Grace is probably the easiest to understand, as most of us at some point, will get inner experiences. That is another subject in itself.

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    Eric Dierker 

    8 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    We are wise to learn from your counsel. We are in accord, up until the final faith leap for me. One God in three. I am a different Christian bird Manatita. I am not fully biblical. I was called to follow Jesus not the prophets or Old Testements or even dreams. Jesus talked enough for me in this life time.

    I particularly like this; (2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Sat means Existence. Guru's are plenty in life and covers various disciplines. So when we wish to talk about a God-realised soul, someone who is one with God, we use the word 'Sat' in front of 'Guru.' (Satguru) I say this because there is a man who frequents the net with many videos, using that name. I do not know about this person.

    Sri Chinmoy used to say that real Guru's are so few, that they can be counted on the fingers.

    Great to see you Mary. You are learning because you are seeking and knocking like Christ asked you to. Longing is crucial! of course you will run into life-coaches, inspirators and motivators. Life is full of them and they do help.

    The true spiritual book will point you to God and the spiritual discipline necessary to know God. This is a very long, but rewarding journey.

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    Mary Norton 

    8 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

    Recently, a friend introduced me to Satguru's books and I learned much from it. It challenged my concept of God. I like very much your dedication to the Father.

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    manatita44 

    8 weeks ago from london

    Thanks Rosina.

    God and Satguru in one ... as One. Thank you so much!

    Eric,

    It is really a matter of Faith and souls will naturally go the way that suits them, whatever makes them happy. No hard and fast rules, here, as I'm only a servant. Occasionally I say a little bit more, sometimes less.

    If you think about it, very few accepted Jesus the Christ, he probably had about 13 -15 faithful, including Mary his mom, Mary Magdalene and his father. A few devotees, admirers and friends.

    In Yoga philosophy, Messiahs are coming here to help us, but we are either not ready or not interested. Same difference. But hey, the Divine is patient. Can you see, though, that if the goal is missing, if we do not think that we can be perfect as the Christ said we can be, then there is no incentive to practice goodness.

    On top of that, the fear of heaven and the Beyond also remains. Purely because we see them as separate. We are not afraid of our children, are we? So why are we afraid of That which is infinitely more compassionate? Peace.

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    Eric Dierker 

    8 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    A marvelous compilation and prose. So interesting about the souls with such purpose of the divine. Just for me Jesus is the only God made flesh. The rest are like you and I with God within us but not the the God are we. Perhaps in a Christian perspective I call the other saints - although I think all of us are saints.

    You cross a bridge here into wonderful experiences of the divine and I like it very much.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    8 weeks ago

    I have no problem with God having a form. They are usually strong believers or messengers of God, I believe. Thanks for dedicating your poem to God on occasion of Father's Day. It was very kind and thoughtful of you to do so. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

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