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The God-Lover. A Dedication to Miz BeJabbers

Updated on October 20, 2015
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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.

Kunti | Source
Mahabharata War
Mahabharata War | Source

Not so long ago, I spent three months in Africa, serving The Divine. On my last day at work, I was embraced by a girl who hugged and kissed me. Quite cute, quite sweet; quite sentimental, I thought, then went home. That night I could not sleep, but was bombarded by thoughts and desires which burned through my mind and body so intensely, that I was quite lucky to survive.

Poor celibates! We go to others with all sorts of good intentions; indeed with love or joy in our minds, sometimes unaware of the larger picture. Here I am reminded of a Great woman of the Mahabharata called Kunti. She was extremely kind to all, but especially Saints and Sages.

One day, overwhelmed by her kindness, a great Sage gave her a boon to be blessed with a child. Poor Kunti, she was not married and still a beautiful rose, yet the words of the Sage came true, and so she had a charming son. His story I will not tell here, but he grew up to be a powerful, dutiful and highly skilled archer, who fought in the Mahabharata war.

Karna in Battle
Karna in Battle | Source

Sri Krishna


The story is actually quite sad, in a way, as Kunti had other sons later and they all met on the battlefield, on opposite sides of the Struggle. Some say that Karna, Kunti’s first son, was even more powerful than Arjuna, another son of hers. But Sri Krishna was on her side and so Yudhishthira’s army emerged victorious. Thus the moral here is that whenever one duty clashes with another, the Higher duty, should always take precedence.

The divine and illustrious Karna was brought up by the King, and so Karna felt duty-bound to fight on the side of adharma (unrighteousness), because of his sense of loyalty to the King Dhristharasta and his wicked son Dudhodhana.

Back to my sweet sister at work. One day, I received a lovely e-mail from her, in which she said that I was replaced by another girl, who was very nice, and would give me a good run for my money. So I wrote back to her, telling her that first and foremost, I was a God-lover, and that whatever I did was coloured by my Love for God.

I also told her, that if this girl was a God-lover, then she would be giving me a run for my money indeed, and that I welcomed her with much speed!

This reminds me of a comment on one of my Hubs by a loving friend recently. Yoda complimented me, but drew parallels’ with another more deserving poet. All in good faith, of course, but it in turn reminded me, of what I had said to this beloved sister in my story. Here is a very powerful aphorism worth pondering:

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew, 6:33 (KJV).

Shirdi Sai Baba
Shirdi Sai Baba | Source

The farmer tills the soil, works with the rain and sun plus other elements, adds decent compost, and finally gets a bumper harvest, some months later. He knows intuitively, about the necessity of watering or dealing with the kernels and roots, before thinking of the branches, flowers, blossoms and fruits. The farmer symbolises the way of the God-lover. The Supreme is always first, and not the other way around.

Two brothers were travelling on a pilgrimage. They both became hungry and deviated from their path, to a plot of land bearing mangoes and oranges. One brother ate to his heart’s content, but the other, being wiser, went and made friends with the owner of the land. The result was that he got not only the fruits, but access to the entire garden.

The great Sai of India used to say, that if one throws a heavy stone at a tree, it will only go so high. However, if the aim was the sky and not the tree, it would definitely go higher.

The God-lover serves quietly, ceaselessly and relentless, in pursuit of the Divine. He does not think of helping. Who can he help? We are all God’s children, and each is Special, each one has his/her own Light. So instead he inspires, strives to elevate, to reach their Hearts, always with the inner message of Love, of Beauty …Light …

May our radiant Lanterns find us worthy, and may we strive to lessen the burden of the Supreme, all being loving branches on the Tree of Celestial Charm, radiating loving and endearing messages for the One. Alleluia! Praise be!

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 17th October, 2015.

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Yes, My Sweet Shauna.

      I note your recent comments. Different from the others. This is very healthy and to be applauded.

      Yoga Philosophy is the Spiritual Life and vice versa. For us, there is no reason to be brazen. There is only Spirit, and ALL things are of the One. That's why we Love Religion as well as ALL sentient things, including atheists, There is only Consciousness (Spirit) (Love), and You and I are a part of this Love.

      Do I detect that you're taking a slightly different stance? No need. I always see us as very close indeed. All is Brahman (God), and so are you and I. But it is very necessary to see this, according to your own wisdom. Hope this helps.

      Oh! I feel that I am a servant, not a Messenger. I sat at the feet of One for 33 years, but I won't even call him that. All words, really. I do not feel inspired to walk this road. Lots of Love to you and Family.

      Reynold, I thank you. Thank you so much! Much Love.

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      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Yes a sad story and some great thoughts to reflect upon. Well done.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, sometimes when I read your work, I can't relate to your blatant purpose of following and being God's Messenger. But then I look at myself and know that I work along the same path as you, but much more subliminally. Maybe that's why we connect.

      I'm not a religious soul, but I am spiritual. I can also come off as brazen. But now that I take a few moments to reflect, it's my soul that rules in whichever way it feels necessary at the time. But love, respect and SELF respect is always at the core of my actions.

      I guess we each serve in the way that is comfortable for the deliverer.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Seems that we are like-minded. I welcome you once again, and wish you well. Have a great Sunday!

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      Sakshi Davessar 

      3 years ago from Punjab, India

      superb. keep up the good work. Your thoughts are so great and worth following

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      My pleasure, Good Friend.

      The feeling is mutual.

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      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Lots of great art too. well done and thank you for dropping by a few minutes ago.

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Bill.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      MizB....yes indeed....who better for a dedication, and who better to write it. Bravo to you both.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      ha ha..... ba ba booo ....sob. sob ...

      Yes, I know more than some Pandits. History is full of God-men having problems with them. The Christ, Buddha, Krishna ...they all did.

      Bed calls. Good night my loving Jnr Sis.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Shame on me. See I was a kid back then. Yes, yes, she had six sons! You know more than a Pandit these days. Salute.

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      3 years ago from london

      Well well, my Dear. Such touching sentiments! I am only a tiny instrument of His.

      I feel sorry having to tell you that I know these stories. It's like I'm stealing your thunder. (Chuckle) Next time I will remain silent.

      Kunti had six sons! You're forgetting Nakula and Sahadeva. Generally the five were spoken about, but Karna knew and Kunti, of course and she told the other brothers. Karna was empathetic, but felt duty bound to the blind King.

      He did famously promise Kunti, however, that at the end of the battle, she would still have five sons. Meaning that either him or Ajuna would die. Some internal and external forces, including a curse, led to his death. He was a warrior without equal.

      Always take the side of the Lord. Even the great Bhisma failed in this regard, and he was one of the few who actually knew who Krishna was.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Great article!

      Kunti had four sons – Karna born to God Surya, Yudhishthira born to Dharma Raja, Bhima born to Vayu Baghavan and Arjuna born to Indra. It’s an epic mythological battlefield tale of Pandavs and Kauravs. I remember my Grandmother telling me all this; how all her sons were born. I used to rest on her lap and listen to her for hours and hours.

      I appreciate the doctrine of farmer mentioned in the article.

      ‘Seva’ reminded me a great story – During the fight between Sikhs and Mughals (enemy), Bhai Kanhaiya used to carry a pouch filled with water and serve water to anyone who was thirsty. He took upon his utmost duty in quenching thirst of the wounded soldiers in the battle of Anandpur Sahib. He did this seva with sheer dedication, love and affection, and without any discrimination between Guru’s soldiers and Mughal’s soldiers. A fellow Sikh could not bear this, and so he complained to Guru Gobind ji, saying Bhai Kanhaiya was serving water to the wounded soldiers of the enemy camp. Then Guru ji asked for justifications from Bhai Kanhaiya of his this act and deed. Bhai Kanhaiya replied, “I saw no Mughal or Sikh on the battlefield. I only saw human beings. Guru ji, haven’t you taught us to treat all God’s people as the same?” Guru ji was very pleased with his reply that Bhai Kanhaiya understood the deep message of Gurubani. Guru ji also handed him a medical balm and told him to put this balm on the wounds of anyone who is wounded. You probably know this story.

      Thus, this unbiased and impartial behaviour toward others teaches us what true seva is. As far as love and affection is concerned, it is like a flute which only touches the song of those who yearn to listen it. God bless, Manatita for owing that flute. Om Shanti.


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