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Psalms of Wisdom. Saturday's Inspiration 37, to My Distinguished Brother M.G Singh (Emge)

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

MG Singh, is a devotee of Sri Krishna's teachings, whose favourite colour is blue


About MG Singh (Emge)

MG Singh (Emge), is a retired military officer who is an alumnus of the staff college as well as one who commanded 3 units. He was a brilliant Ace Pilot for his country and I have written two poems for him exploring the heroics and courage of this journey.

Presently a top executive in the corporate world. Emge is a prolific writer and novelists. His hobbies encompass guns and shooting. His novel, "Romance of the Frontier" is published by Notion books and available on Amazon. A very versatile writer, Emge has indulged in Journalistic articles, love, reviews, poetry, political essays, short stories and much more. He is a great contributor to Hub pages.

He also has over 10,000 articles on various subjects on the net, having published 13 books including 9 on fiction. These are available globally, prompting the Sainik Samachar to label him the 3rd famous writer in 100 years with a military background.

The outer struggle, runs hand in hand with the inner struggle

Sri Krishna and Arjuna, on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra

Sri Krishna and Arjuna, on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra

Seeds of Wisdom.

Fear not, O Light of Heaven, for you’re a

Diamond in the making. Sheep cowers in

Flocks when the Shepherd’s away, but

You’re more than sheep, and the Shepherd

Lies in the resonance of your continuous breath.

Sometimes, in our loneliness, we lash out in

Despair, yet there’s an inner wakefulness,

That feeds our being, like the sun. Wasn’t the

Ancients subjected to pain and suffering?

Pestilences, bigotry and greed has not ceased,

Yet we must grow. O immortal Spirit, do not weep!

Love said to me: “You are the seed and I am your

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Gardener. I will make the soil fertile to ensure

A bounteous harvest, and your crops will be plentiful.

You are an illustrious beacon, more worthy than

Moon and stars. Play, as best you can, on the harp of

Life, for this world is naught but the Beloved’s music.


Don’t you see the rays at nights; of how the stars dance

With moonlight? Dawn awakes to a morn filled with

Wonders; a new promise to manifest the sun. Each

Second is different, for even as the nightingale sings, and

Sunflowers glow with happiness, jasmines offer their

Redolence, to the whispering zephyrs of the grove.

Spring awakes as the sunrise laughs merrily,

Replenishing this magnificent season, opening to Love.

Notice its lustrous magnificence, then you will not have

Time to bemoan your scars, so necessary, as Love longs

For us to be pure and holy; as compassionate as a Boddhisatva.

Be still, cup your hands in obeisance; offer gratitude

To the inner Alchemist, in the ascending realm of the

Invisible. Watch as She steadily transmutes your

Bitterness, into the sweetness of perennial nectar.

Beauty is in the butterfly and rainbows; in Andromeda,

Yet in the dark clouds of War. Do not fear, my crushed

Angels, for all lies in the tapestry of Love’s doing.”


Psalms of Wisdom (Cont'd)

“Indeed, I’m Your Lantern, the same Light

That graces the flames of your Heart, makes

It blush, like a fragrant rose, in sweet Surrender.

Wait for me, for although I seem to fade with

Sunset, I will rise again, like the awakening dawn,

So you can hear my cute songs, like that of hummingbirds;

See me dance in your soul, like Radha to Sri Krishna’s flute.

Let hope emerge, like spring daffodils, faith

Remain undaunting, like Hanuman’s, for I

Will light your Spirit with supernal Love;

Fill your core with the nectar of immortality.

Come! For I’m not far away, just pulsing, in

The sacrament of the present moment. I will

Arise, like a Lion, when you glow, like the moon and

Sun; your blood burns with agony, for my sweet lustre.

Meanwhile, I’m in the Citadel of the Heart and I wait

For your sweet tears –the Light of your yearning for

The eternal. Fear not, sweet angel, where can I go?

For together as One, we are, an eternal journey. Come!

-Lantern Carrier. 13th August, 2021


Wisdom from the Gita

  1. “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person, at the right time, at the right place and when we expect nothing in return.” – The Gita
  2. “All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?” – The Bhagavad Gita.
  3. “Even if you were the most sinful of sinners, Arjuna, you could cross beyond all sin by the raft of spiritual wisdom.” – The Gita

Psalms of the Heart

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on August 16, 2021:

Salutations to you, too, my spiritual sister and yes, you wrote a lot! Ha-ha. I would not expect you to take the credit for your singing or voice, and you haven't. I know that you are following the teachings of one of the greatest God-Man to ever walk the earth. We mystics give all credit to Brahman, to Allah, who to us is the only Guru. "Amar Guru, Sabar Guru, only Supreme. Amra sabai Supremer, infinity's dream." - Sri Chinmoy

No, my vishesh adhyatmik bahan. I do not recall you writing of your father. Would love to read it, of course. This Hub pages format has changed considerably and not so easy to manoeuvre these days.

My own experience of the Bengalis are sweetness too. Over the years I've heard them a lot at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre in Bourne End, where even their children sing! The community here is close-nit and classically orientated.

Tagore I know of. We have combined with Bannya to sing our Guru ji's and his songs on Indian T.V. After nearly 40 years of Spirituality, one gets to know and do a lot! Chuckle.

Thank you for the info, though. It is an honour for me to hear more about you and your earthly papa ji. I believe Father's Day was June, no? Stay well and blessed. More later.

Vanita Thakkar on August 15, 2021:

Brother Manatita, you seem to have missed out my greetings to my father and all wonderful fathers in the world on Father's Day some days back ....

I have written in brief about my father's background in it.

I am happy that you liked my voice. It has been loved immensely over the years by my listeners .... To me, it is a sign of the Almighty's Love for me. As a kid, I used to wonder at my talent. How do I sing well ??!! .... The only answer I could think of was that it is because God loves me :) :) There is a beautiful song by Rabindranath Tagore - Ravindra Sangeet, as we call it, that expresses feelings very close to how I felt - Tumi Kemon Kore Gaan Koro He Guni .... I have had the good fortune to learn it and present it on quite a few occasions. A live recording of that song is available on YouTube at the following link ....

Here you can see me singing :) :) Some such other videos of my live performances are there on my YouTube channel. Some other video recordings are also there, not yet uploaded ....

I am delighted to receive such good, insightful, invaluable comments on my voice / singing from you. On your suggestions to prepare videos - you are right. However, I am a bit lazy in preparing videos :) :) The song by my father, which I shared and you heard, is from an audio album - recorded and released in 2008. In those days YouTube and Facebook and other such online platforms were not around.

The talk about the sweetness in Bengali language is well-known to Indians. I have grown up in a multi-cultural atmosphere, with lots of Bengalis and Assamese people around. I have stayed in South India as well .... I have been blessed by lots of love from people from different parts of India for being able to present songs in their language which sound as if a native singer from their region has sung them. Music knows no boundaries. It is universal.

Wrote a lot. Work calling. More later.

Pranaams to you.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 15, 2021:

Thanks Chitrangada Ji.

Special Day indeed! Happy that so many know about Emge's versality. Thanks for you beautiful sentiments about my poetry. Haven't seen your email as yet. Will look. Thank you!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 15, 2021:

Thanks Linda C.

Glad you enjoyed it. Your sentiments about the poem is also appreciated. Thank you!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 15, 2021:

You've shared some very interesting information about Emge. I enjoyed learning about his background. Your poem is lyrical and lovely, Manatita.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 15, 2021:

This is an excellent tribute to MG Singh Ji. He is a well read person, with vast knowledge and experiences, in various fields, which is quite evident in his writings.

Your poems are always filled with words of wisdom and love. Beautiful and inspirational poems, as always.

Thank you for mentioning Shri Krishna.

Yes, it’s the Independence Day in India, and we are celebrating with full enthusiasm. I have received your message, and responded too. Thank you so much for your nice gesture.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of writing. Enjoy the day.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 15, 2021:

You are welcome, Bro. Sri Krishna calls us in different ways, gives us our unique Dharma - as you are well aware - you have excelled in the Air force and military and your knowledge of history; your indomitable strength and versatility, I have known for some time.

Some of the other writers seem to know too. We all leave a mark, Bro, Sri Krishna's Grace. Om Shanti!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on August 15, 2021:

Manatitaji, I am overwhelmed that a man of your stature and wisdom should write and dedicate this poem to me. I am a small cog in the cycle of life and my belief in Lord Krishna is sacrosanct. Your greatness is apparent in the poem you have penned. Thank you sir, please continue to guide and inspire.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 15, 2021:

Vanita Ji, your voice is so beautiful!! Amazing! I still think you can convey more, by adding your face. Show yourself singing. Visuals enhance the power of the lyrics and enunciation ... diction. Guruji once compared Bengal to another India place. They are scholarly, intelligent, he said, but the Bengali's loved sweetness ... sweetness.

That was a long time ago in private chats. I think he was talking about language. I mention it, because that sweetness is very audible to me in your voice ... in my Heart. Om Shanti!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 15, 2021:

Sweet!! I will tune into the song once posting. Yes, Emge is an ardent devotee. Didn't know of your father's skill. Like father, like daughter. (Kama papa, kama bindi) (Kiswahili) Why aren't you mentioning Independence day? Happy Independence Day!

Vanita Thakkar on August 14, 2021:

Very soothing and inspiring words of love and wisdom, Brother Manatita. This is an excellent tribute to MG Singhji, a very respected writer and scholar among us. I am sure he will be happy to read it.

You have very appropriately and timely mentioned Krishna in your article. MG Singhji loves Krishna and His Philosophy. And Janmasthami is about to arrive - about two weeks from today, on the 30th of August.

Here is a Bhajan (devotional song) written and composed by my father, which sings the Divine Glory of Krishna - Gaao, Gaao Re Ghanashyama, Giridhara .... from my album "Soor Vandana"

Jay Shree Krishna !!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

Indeed, Peggy. Emge is blessed! My best wishes to your husband. Thank you so much!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 14, 2021:

M.G. is certainly a prolific writer! His interest in history, especially military history, shines. He is also versed in writing on other topics. Your inspirational words honor him, and I am sure he will be pleased. Enjoy the balance of your weekend!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

You are very detailed. One day I'll ask you to write a review on one of my poems. I'll help you don't worry. My work crosses frontiers and is deeply spiritual. You seem to understand a lot. Kudos to you.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

Haha. I would always mention you! I would also stick to the theme. Sorry, I didn't do any this time. I like to honour my guest and Emge like Sri Krishna's philosophy. She Krishna's favourite colour is blue.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 14, 2021:


Sorry...this one wasn't for the word prompt.

Just a habit.

Wonderful poem & tribute.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 14, 2021:


This is a wonderful tribute to MG Singh ( Emge ).

In your poem, "Seeds of Wisdom" you tell us not to worry for the shepherd lives within each one of us.

There are moments when we lash out in despair, yet we feel an inner peace inside helping us to us peace.

We are the seeds, and he is the Gardner who makes our life bountiful.

We are the light in God's eyes. He gives us this life to live.

Make the most of each moment and treasure each second.

Nature and it's surroundings show us beauty.

When we pay attention to each changing detail we feel happiness.

Embrace it.

It is within this beauty that we find his Love.

A place where we no longer need to be sad.

Our scars will heal.

Take time to pray offering your gratitude for all that you have and watch as the bitterness leaves your heart.

Remember during the dark hours that everything happens for a reason.

It is God's will.

His light is part of each one of us. It wakes with us each day.

If we keep hope & faith alive in our hearts, he embraces us with love.

He waits for his lost children to find their way home.

He reaches out to them as tears fall from their eyes, as they yearn for him to come into their life.

Manatita, this is a wonderful poem reminding us to accept each moment & be grateful.

Don't let the sad moments tear us apart, for things must happen for the love of God to grow.

God is the light within each one of us. He guides our steps along the way.

He waits for us to find our way back home to him.

We are one together.

I will post a link in the word prompt article.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

Thank you, Amara. Ameen!

Jazak Allahu Khairan

Amara from Pakistan on August 14, 2021:

Beautiful and full of wisdom.. You are simply awesome, my dear friend..

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah, and thanks for reminding me of these great Independence days. This makes my poem for Emge even more special!

Your contributions to my work are also awesome and I value you highly for this. Salaam!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

See, Bill, he did do a piece about an Aquarium. Yes, his skills on various Empires and Moghuls, are unique! - lantern

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 14, 2021:

Not only guns and shooting, but I believe he is into tropical fish as well. And a wonderful student of history, as I am and, yes, a prolific writer, and a valued member of this community who deserves such a wonderful tribute.

Misbah Sheikh from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on August 14, 2021:

Beautiful piece of writing and full of Love and Light. I always love everything you write, and undoubtedly a great tribute to the versatile and accomplished writer MG Singh.

Today is Pakistan’s Independence Day and tomorrow is India’s. Using this platform of love and light, I think it is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the timeless culture, of both our countries, which share so much in common.

Once again, I totally adore your writing skills; your beautiful words.

“Meanwhile, I’m in the Citadel of the Heart and I wait

For your sweet tears –the Light of your yearning for

The eternal. Fear not, sweet angel, where can I go?

For together as One, we are, an eternal journey. Come!”

Thanks for sharing this stunning masterpiece, this work of inspiration and Light, so fitting for the spiritual heritage of India and its diaspora, near and far. Blessings to both of you.

Love, as always

manatita44 (author) from london on August 14, 2021:

Thank you, thank you, Pamela. Happy 12th Anniversary here. God bless your noble Spirit!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 14, 2021:

This is a lovely tribute to MG Singh, Manatita. I always try to read his articles, and he has written good fictional stories, along with political commentaries.

I really love the way your poetry flows. It is such a joy to read. The videos and quotes are very good, as always.

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