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My Experience of Love. Thursday's Homily for the Devout, 4. An Offering to Jason M Quinapondon

Updated on January 3, 2019
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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.

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Quote from the Master

"God does not ask me for my mind's brilliance.

He only asks me for my Heart's radiance." -Sri Chinmoy

* This entire Hub, including the video, is sacred. It is by nature, designed for a slow read and a profound inner experience*

Love is in the godless as well as the godly, the nobody, as well as the somebody … the ignorant, as well as the prudent or the wise. Love is in dirty as well as in clean water, but we drink the clean through the power of discrimination and leave the dirty for another form of use or consumption.

The child calls: “Ma! Ma!” The mother comes running and she tends to its needs as necessary. This child soon becomes a grown-up and puts away childish things. So too, does the omnipresence of Love in all.

She cleans the babe and gives wisdom to the Seer, yet the growth of the child is just as important. Every stage is planned; is mapped out and the universe carves out its path for each sojourner along the way Home.

Yet it behoves each one to follow his own dharma (inner code of Law; righteousness; duty). To follow the Dharma of another will bring us constant harm. It may not be the duty of the family to be monks and nuns, nor the doctor to be a lawyer. At its choicest hour, Love uses us in its own way, in accordance with its Will and Consciousness.

One needs to know one’s way, either through the good fortune of meeting an illumined Soul, or of an inner intuitive experience. Other than this, it should feel right on the journey … in harmony with the Pilot within.

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Wisdom from the Master

"If you do not know the capacity of your mind, You have not missed much. If you do not know the capacity of your heart, You have missed much. If you do not know the capacity of your soul, You have missed all.

The highest Truth is within our hearts but unfortunately we have not yet discovered it. So I ask my disciples to go deep within and meditate on the heart, which houses the soul."

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As regards the God-seeker, Love does not like the God-seeker to know that which is not necessary to know. Why should he return to an experience which he has already had? Should a man who has had a near death experience, voluntarily wish to return to the scene of the incident? Should the teenager crawl on all fours screaming ‘mummy’ ‘mummy’, I need my feed?

The seeker lives in the experience of the here and now. There is no past or future, only the present moment, only the Eternal Now. Forward is a realm of possibilities … backwards is the path that shaped his journey and will continue to shape his journey, but has not given him fulfilment. So the road to Love is always ahead, towards the journey of self-transcendence.

The true seeker knows that Love is not only the lowest, but the Highest; she is all devotion, knowing that her life is not only a great privilege given by the Divine but also a great responsibility.

“He sees that there is no past, no future; there is only one Eternal Now, only one Eternal Life, only one Eternal Love. What he has and what he is, and what God has and what God is, are nothing but the Eternal Now. Here he sows, here he grows. Here he is God the seed; again, here he is God the fruit. In the Eternal Now, God’s Self-Transcendence-Reality and his own life-liberating, life-immortalising reality abide.” -Sri Chinmoy.

I welcome you here with all my Love.

Note: Some of my quotes -while powerful on their own - are excepts from a much larger body of Sri Chinmoy’s writings. They can all be found on the internet and there are over 1,000 books free and available for perusal on srichinmoylibrary.com

Wisdom from the Master

"An ordinary man does not have control of his consciousness. But a spiritual man is able to control his. He tries to lead a better life, a higher life, and in so doing, he brings down the light of the Beyond into the darkness of the present-day world." -Sri Chinmoy

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My Experience of Love

I prayed in silence ... the eloquence of angelic

Voices touched my core. Deep within I blended,

And my tears pulled at the beauty of moonlight,

Even as my Heart danced, on the craters of the sun.


Soar, soar, charmed Phoenix of the immortal!

I long to be dissolved in wings of Light.

Powerless … powerless am I, as my breath changes

Rhythm, immersed into a constant flow of energy.


I felt the great paradox, of this bodily temple,

Not truly destitute, just subdued in solitude,

Like a Seer in trance, by the rays of supernal

Melodies, pouring sweetness into its Spirit.


O lotus – garden of unknowable ecstasies,

Pour into my void Your golden Silence.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier

3rd January, 2018

The Poetry of Love

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Wisdom from the Master

"Has your soul a special mission? Yes. Your mission is in the inmost recesses of your heart, and you have to find and fulfil it there. Forgetfulness makes you feel that you are finite, weak and helpless. This is not true. You are not the body. You are not the senses. You are not the mind. These are all limited. You are the soul which is unlimited …"

Wisdom from the Master

"Your soul is infinitely powerful. Your soul defies all time and space. Your special mission - which is the fulfilment of your divinity - is not outside you, but within. Search within. Meditate within. You will discover your mission." -Sri Chinmoy

© 2019 manatita44

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Great! Much love to all!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 

      3 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Manatita, not such a new look for me as is simply my hair is getting much longer. It’s very curly. The kids, and I, are well thanks to The Good Lord.

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      Jason M Quinapondan 

      3 weeks ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thank you for being a blessing to me. God bless us all!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      You've still got my email, Linda, no? Anyway, this is your second comment here. Your first was two months ago. I wrote to twenty friends about my surgery and there are maybe three or four enquiring about my well-being and two, I believe, read the poems.

      Perhaps these sort of notes from me, is what you mean by me being annoyed. For me, they are meant to create empathy …. share Light. Much love, my Dear.

      Thank You, Jason.

      I'm very happy that it touched you and extremely glad that I shared. We are serving others, you and I. This is indeed a great blessing.

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      Jason M Quinapondan 

      3 weeks ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello Manatita!

      I am moved by this offering. It touches the bottom of my heart while reading this one. It really goes to the very deep space of my soul which gives a breath of something that inspires me which I have to find out and to meditate more. Thank you for this and I am sorry for not noticing this as soon as possible. I have been busy lately.

      Once again thank you.

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      Linda Lum 

      4 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Oh my dear, you are back on Hub Pages. This makes my heart so very happy. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      4 weeks ago from london

      Thank you my Sweetheart.

      I truly appreciate your receptivity and Light. God bless you and God bless your children. Much Peace.

      P.S New look, eh?

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 

      4 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      You are The Poet of poets, Manatita. ♥️

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Happy Chinese New Year!!

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      3 months ago

      Hey Manatita, all the best with work! I've been busy too. Will take chinese new year leave soon for a week, thankfully. No, I don't have a new poem yet. Thanks for noting. See you around.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Hi Li-Jen.

      How are you? Always good to see you.

      I'm a bit busy these days but I note you have a poem here. I will visit you later. Much Love.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      3 months ago

      Hey Manatita, I see...Love is timeless. The poem represents Love well in your own interpretation. The style of writing is as if to show Love rules...because the wings of Light is there. Like flying above our heads. Thanks for sharing.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      So good to see you back

      My prayers are with you. Remain strong. Happy New Year Rochelle!

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      3 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      words of wisdom perfumed with love :) Happy New Year Manatita!

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Hey! Resolutions? Read my Sweet Resolutions. I like yours Dana. Awesome. Don't burn out!! Happy New Year!

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      Dana Tate 

      3 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I love the quotes:

      "Your soul is infinitely powerful. Your soul defies all time and space. Your special mission - which is the fulfilment of your divinity - is not outside you, but within. Search within. Meditate within. You will discover your mission." -Sri Chinmoy

      This year I am more determined to fulfill my mission.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Yes, Peggy.

      You inner understanding Is beautiful! Appreciated. Have a pleasant Sunday.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This was wonderful to read. I particularly liked that last quote from Sri Chinmoy pertaining to the soul which defies all time and space. It exists within us and once we shed our bodies as well. It is the core of our spirituality.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Appreciated, Bro. Wishing you continued fortitude and a stronger Heart.

      "Ask not for a lighter burden, but for a stronger Heart." -Sri Chinmoy

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very nicely done. Thank you for this grace.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      You are a poet, my Sweet. Should I start looking over my shoulder or are you already ahead? (Chuckle)

      Thank you so much! A mighty fine observation.

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      Linda Lum 

      3 months ago from Washington State, USA

      God's love does not discriminate. Love is given to all. That is the beauty, that even when we are unloveable, we are loved and we always have that potential, that opportunity to grasp onto that love which makes the finite infinite.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Thank you Bill. Appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A continual journey of love, my friend, day after day after day. You and I, we know of no other way to live.

      Peace and love to you always

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