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An Esoteric Analysis of Manatita’s Poem “I Am so Glad, My Love” - Part 2

Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.


Poetry is like a ship, you can use it for a pleasant boat ride, but you can also live with it a life adventure.

— Sean Dragon

Spiritual Journey

Here we are! I guess you are ready to continue our wonderful spiritual journey through Manatita's poem "I Am So Glad, My Love." In the first part (link to the part 1) we entered into this study with the analysis of the first three verses. We saw that if we let Love fill our lives, then we live in the Light, and that surrounds us from everywhere! So there can no longer be shadows. They will feel the sweet affection of the gaze of Love! And in this affection, they will also become Light! Because Love does not punish, does not destroy, Love can only heal!

Let us follow the poet to his magic path:

“I am so glad, my Love, so glad

That You sweeten the pangs of my adversity.

I’m so glad, my Love, so glad

That one tender kiss from You,

Can cover a million sorrows.”

Love that responds to the call of Its Divine partner embraces and erases all our shadows and the adversities they create. It turns them into sweet Knowledge, the knowledge that these difficulties, even though they have brought us pain, they have made us wiser, and now we can see the truth.

Love makes us understand that the source of our difficulties is not and was never far from us, nor outside us. It was our attitude, our own belief that we have to live away from Love because we do not deserve to live with it. Because they had taught us that lie, they had convinced us that we were not worthy. Now Love comes, and with its tender kiss, it erases this illusion that is the source of our adversity.

Love becomes a caring mother who with one of her kisses makes us see again how important and unique we are to Him! It makes us forget all the pain and sweeps all the sorrows that these shadows have brought into our lives. Love becomes a companion which, in Its sweet kiss, we feel all the happiness, because we now know that He and We are One, that we are in the Source of every Good so we cannot miss anything.


Eloquent in Speech

“I’m so glad, my Love, so glad

That while I was so eloquent in speech,

There was a lot to be desired in harmony;

You carved and molded me well.”

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We are growing up with the illusion that we are separate from God and others. We learn from our younger years that we must continuously strive for survival in a hostile world where the stronger survives. So we learn egoism and consider Love as a weakness. We are trying to improve our powers, not to offer to the world, but to dominate, thinking that in this way we will find happiness and harmony.

As our selfishness grows, we think we are better than others; we believe that our virtues are those that people need and that they should recognize this and thank us for them. So while we think that this will bring us harmony, we feel more and more alone and isolated from life. This is what the "eloquent in speech" mentioned in these verses, states.

It states the illusion that we have the power to create the world in which we will find harmony. The Word is the symbol of the ability of creation, in the Scriptures (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1). But we always miss something, something does not match, and when we think we are reaching harmony, there is always something we want.“...There was a lot to be desired in harmony;”

Then Love comes to show us that we are an irreplaceable part of the Whole because we need to complete others as others complete us because we are all part of this beautiful puzzle called Love. It comes to show us our correct shape and how it fits nicely into the Whole; that we are in fact part of a great miracle. We understand that we exist to complete His Plan, and then we find harmony!“…You carved and molded me well.”

The Roses of Love

“I’m so glad, my Love, so glad

That you placed roses on my Spirit

And not thorns on my soul.”

Throughout this struggle in the relative world we live in, everything that we gain has its cost. Every positive will have its negative. "Every rose has its thorn..." as the song says. From this, we can only be redeemed when we realize that there is nothing negative in His Love.

Egoism wants to convince us that choosing to return to Heaven will mean that we will lose many "good" things … many delights. To live our lives with virtue can be perceived as abandonment to the joys of life; an exposure and vulnerability which we fear. This is how egoism tries to convince us, that if we want the "rose", we should accept the "thorn."

Unfortunately, most of us fall into this trap, abandoning our Paradise, mainly because of insecurity. But he who truly loves knows how dangerous a lie this is. When we have felt the incredible miracle of the offering of unselfish love that does not ask for anything, that it offers only for the joy of giving, then nothing scares us.

When we understand that the "space" that is created when we give will be filled by the Light and the Blessing of Love, we come to realize that this is the real happiness that no one and nothing can take away from us. Then Love becomes us; we become Love, and reopen the door of Paradise, seeing that these beautiful roses, the acts of Love we have made, are without thorns.


In Love there is joy without pain, giving without loss, light without darkness, laughter without crying... and our Spirit now knows and can enjoy the colors, the aromas, the flavors, the sounds, the textures of Paradise, to enjoy the roses, without the fears that before they pierced the Soul as thorns!

End of First Stanza

I think that this first stanza is a beautiful and powerful prayer that can change the life of anyone who decides to adopt it and to meditate on it every day! It has all the power and magic it needs to clear the rust that we have left to cover our Soul, by living our every moment in Ignorance. It is worth trying!

But the next stanza is a real masterpiece because it is a prayer from Love to the man; it is a confession of the Father-God to His lost child which He finds again!

We will study this in the third part of this analysis.

To be continued... (Link to part 3)

No price is too great to pay for inner peace. Peace is the harmonious control of life. It is vibrant with life-energy. It is a power that easily transcends all our worldly knowledge. Yet it is not separate from our earthly existence. If we open the right avenues within, this peace can be felt here and now.

— Sri Chinmoy

My Religion Is the Love of God...

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© 2018 Ioannis Arvanitis


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 16, 2018:

Thank you, my brother, Liam. You know how valuable is your opinion to me. But the truth is that when you have such excellent material, like Manatita's poem, your work is much easier.

I am much obliged.

Tá tú mo chabhair dear Brother.

Liam D OConnor from Cork on March 16, 2018:

"Poetry is like a ship, you can use it for a pleasant boat ride, but you can also live with it a life adventure."

I think this is the absolute description of this lifetime opportunity that this poem is! Excellent work from both of you!

God bless you both.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 12, 2018:

Your words are so kind and helpful as your heart is,

my dear brother Tim!

They are priceless to me. Thank you so much.

I am happy if I managed to show one part of the infinite wisdom of Manatita's work.

May His Love fill every second of your days.

Much respect and Love


Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on March 11, 2018:

My words would not do justice to your beautiful analysis of this work, my dear brother. To think we are above and beyond the love that surrounds us is the hallmark of egoism. To become one with love is our ultimate goal. Wonderful. Amazing. Fascinating.

You are eloquent in your language and spirit, and it comes through radiantly in this work. Thank you again, Sean.

I look forward to reading the third part of this work tomorrow.



Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 08, 2018:

Tá tú mo chabhair dear Brother.

Liam D OConnor from Cork on March 08, 2018:

Speechless with admiration!

I love you bro!

Cad a dhéanfaidh mé a fheiceáil i gcuid 3?

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 08, 2018:

My precious friend, Manatita

your words are the best prize I could ever earn!

I wanted so much to be worthy of this masterpiece that your noble Soul shared with us. I am glad to hear from you that I managed it in some ways.

Sri Chinmoy is for me a great Spirit; an enormous blessing for this world as my beloved Jesus. I know that in this poem exists a part of him, so he had to be in this work.

Gratitude for many lives


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 08, 2018:

My beloved Sister, Nikki

I know you only for a short while and just through your enlightened writings, but I feel like you are an old loving Soul for me, so your words are so much precious to me.

My Love and my prayers to you and your family are my thanksgiving.

This poem is a masterpiece!

Om Shanti dear Sister


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 08, 2018:

My dear Brother Venkatachari

My intention was an in-depth analysis of this masterpiece poem.

It is a great honor to me to hear from you that I managed this. I am sure, though, that I could not expose the whole of the treasure!

I can't believe the depth, and the amount of messages Manatita managed to "hide" in these few lines!

God bless him,

and God bless you for your help.

Much respect!


manatita44 from london on March 07, 2018:

Two of my dear friends. Three, including the reviewer.

A most lofty piece or expose on this poem. I tend to write effortlessly, but through your pen I can feel the profundity and deep wisdom in the lines you share. Hari om my brother.

My loving Heart to you for including Guruji in this monumental work.

Nikki Khan from London on March 07, 2018:

A wonderful explanation of Manatita’s poem, covered with slice of Divine love and struggle of soul in order to get Divine light in your heart.

Truly A Masterpiece!

Bless you my brother.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on March 07, 2018:

It is an in-depth analysis of the whole message conveyed by the first stanza of the poem by Manatita.

Your review clearly portrays us the beautiful relationship between the human being and God as equal to the child-mother relationship and brings the true message conveyed by the poet. It is the submission of the child before his Mother after being separated for a long duration and being kept deprived of the Love due to his own self created barriers of selfish worldly engagements.

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