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The Secrecy of God's Shelter- a Dedication to Manatita-the Lantern Carrier

Misbah has always wanted to pursue writing as a career. She loves to do poetry in her free time. She loves to write on different topics...

The Story Behind Writing This

All of us in life come across hard times. This is very normal. We are humans. We fall down, we get up, we struggle, we make errors and we learn.

In the cycle of life, in the end, we find the only way to happiness is to love God and his creation. Love everyone for the sake of God because God loves us, and he wants us to love each other. Help each other selflessly whenever we can. How beautiful a feeling it is that when you are the reason behind someone's smile.

Manatita is a friend, a brother, and my teacher. He is always willing to help others in whatever way he can: He is serving everyone here; every other day we see him dedicating his poems to make others feel happy, smiling, and special. So today, I thought to make him smile and make him feel that he is special. So this is a dedication to a kind soul, Manatita.

The Secrecy Of God's Shelter

Wherever I see it, there is darkness

Wherever I go, that path is obstructed


That relationship of Love is the greatest,

That always connects hearts to hearts


Oh, Lord! Where should I go?

Lost now, Is my world


I have come to You,

O, My God! grab my hand,

Accompany me...

I am weeping like a kid,

surrounded by Hardships


O the Light of Beginning,

the Sacred Light of God


O, You are the Light of both worlds,

Lit up my path,


I came into Your Shelter,

I am turning into a maddened lover now,


This is good segregation,

This is a good secrecy


This is the Secrecy of Your Shelter

Whoever enters It becomes a maddened lover


O, Dear God now,

Fill up my heart with Your Holy Light


Fill my soul with your Sacred Light

Fill my path with your reverence Light


It's the grace of Your Sacred Light,

Everywhere in the Universe


It's the perfection of Your sacred light,

My every prayer has been lightened up


Your light is Graceful

Your light is Generous, Your light is Forgiving

Your light is Merciful, Only your reverence light


Your sacred light, all I want

Oh God, Your light, lights up the world,


I've got the Sacred Charm of Yours

When the Golden light flows from Your side

All the prayers of light become fulfilled


O the Light of Beginning, O the Light of God,

Remains alit, always and forever

Facts About Manatita

Manatita loves to recite poetry on Zoom groups as well.

He is always willing to help people.

His poetry carries the essence of spirituality and love

His ability to weave words is unique

His main focus being the uplifting, lofty and sublime

He was born and brought up in Grenada, West Indies

His inspiration for poetry began at an early age

He was influenced by Shakespeare, Keats, Wordsworth, Blake, Kipling and many more.

He feels tremendous joy in serving his brothers and sisters – Mankind

Stage Spotlight meets man with lantern

Stage Spotlight meets man with lantern

As many who are following me here may know, that mostly I like to write poetry on spirituality. On this path Manatita, is always an inspiration to me, the lantern carrier, always trying to light up paths for everyone.

What I like the most about him is that He shows love for humanity. He is a very down-to-earth person and that is what I like the most about him. He is willing to help others and consistently endeavors to uplift others through selfless service taught by his beloved Guruji, Sri Chinmoy.

Many here don't know that Manatita is a YouTuber too. He loves to record his poems and upload them to YouTube as well. Below is a YouTube video from his channel.

“It was only with my spiritual awakening, that I was able to recognize the depth of inner awareness, given to me on Sri Chinmoy’s Path. I then realized that prior to my conscious awakening; I was unconsciously reaching for higher ideals.”

— Manatia

A Devotional Poem By Manatita - From Manatita's YouTube Channel

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 18, 2021:

Missing you and your beautiful Poetry, my dear brother Manatita

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 03, 2021:

I will surely love to read the interviews as well. I will buy it soon, Insha'Allah

Blessings to both of you

manatita44 from london on April 03, 2021:

Thank you Sean.

Actually, she may even wish to read our interviews! Oh, sorry! They're in the book. As we say in hard sale: 'buy the book! 'Chuckle. It's on Amazon

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 03, 2021:

Hi Sean, I am glad to see you here.

I appreciate your visit and your kindness. I read your article on the book review, when I was writing this hub for Manatita. I will surely love to read the book as well. Manatita always said you are very kind and generous but you stay busy with your family and school going kids. I have seen him missing you. He will be glad to see your comment on this hub. He is very kind, generous, thoughtful, and helpful person. Always helping me and guiding me. I respect him as my elder brother, a teacher and a friend.

Happy Easter to you and your family

Peace and Blessings

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 03, 2021:

My dear friend, Misbah, you have made an excellent offer to our brother, Manatita. This hub is a reflection of the beauty of both of your Hearts! Thank you for serving Love so well! Your poem is a precious gift for us all. Manatita is a fountain of Love, a clear Glassfor God's Light to this world. I think you would like to read the book "Manatita, The Lantern Carrier: An Esoteric Journey to Spiritual Philosophy" that I have written for him. I am grateful to know him, and he is a loving part of my family.

Prayers of Love for you and Manatita!

Sean

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 01, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Vanita for so kind and beautiful response. Much appreciated

May God bless you always.

Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 01, 2021:

@Chitra Di: Thanks a bunch for your lovely comment

I highly appreciate you for your kindness

Much Gratitude

Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 01, 2021:

@Linda: Thanks a lot your kind comment. I am glad you liked it

Much Gratitude

Blessings

Vanita Thakkar on April 01, 2021:

Dear Misbah,

You have done a great work. You have written such a wonderful tribute to Brother Manatita. I was wondering as to how I would be able to thank him enough for the beautiful poems he has dedicated to me. And I then I came across your article. You have conveyed very beautifully that which I and so many others who have been blessed by Brother Manatita's kind words and inspiration would have wished to convey.

Best regards to you and Brother Manatita. Heartiest Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute to a very wonderful person.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 31, 2021:

A beautiful tribute to Manatita, and he truly deserves it. You have done a wonderful job.

You have highlighted some key points about him, as a writer and as a spiritual person.

I am privileged to know him through his writings, since my early years at HubPages. He is there to spread wisdom, love and faith. I have high regards for him.

Thank you Misbah for sharing. Stay Blessed and happy.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 31, 2021:

This is a lovely and very kind tribute to Manatita. Thank you for creating it, Misbah.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a bunch for your lovely comment, Amara

Manatita is a very kind soul, always willing to help everyone.

I am glad you liked it.

Much Gratitude

Peace and Blessings to you dear sister :)

Amara from Pakistan on March 31, 2021:

Misbah its a lovely dedication to Manatita, and thanks for sharing some facts about him. God bless both of you..

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot Peggy for so kind and beautiful response. Much appreciated, dear friend

May God bless you always. You are very kind

Peace and Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot Marry for your kind sentiments

Much appreciated

Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Manatita, mi hermano

I am glad to see you liked it

Much Gratitude my brother

God bless you always

Blessings always

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2021:

Bill's comment about cloning Manatita and spreading more love around the world is an excellent idea. Add a clone of you and some others to the mix, and our world would be a lovely place indeed! Thanks for writing this dedication to him.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 31, 2021:

Misbah, you have made known to us more about Manatita. He does help many of us here and is always very thoughtful.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Rosina

I am glad you liked it,Your kind words warmed my heart.

Sending Blessings your way today

manatita44 from london on March 31, 2021:

Thank you, mi Habibi, mi Querida Misbah.

There are four ways to God in Yoga Philosophy. I follow the Bhakti way of the Christ, of Sri Ramakrishna, of my teacher obviously and more. It is the sweetest way.

Your work - both prose and poetry, are filled with the sweetness of devotion ... of Love. It is the Bhakti way!

This is a sublime work of Light and beauty, from which all aspiring Hearts will benefit. Jai Misbah! Jai Love!

Note. My supreme thanks to all writers who have contributed and will continue to contrbute here, with such beautiful compliments.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Ann

Much appreciated

Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind sentiments, Pamela

Blessings

Rosina S Khan on March 31, 2021:

Misbah, this is a marvelous tribute to well-deserving popular HP writer, Manatita. It's true he always dedicates his poems warmly and richly to each one of us here on HP. I am sure he will appreciate your dedication of this wonderful article, full of prose, poetry and quotes, to him.

May God bless you both.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 31, 2021:

Lovely poetry and a lovely tribute to manatita.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 31, 2021:

I think Manatita is an inspiration to many of us. I think this is a lovely tribute to him. He is generous in his spirit, and he is so thoughtful of others. Your poem and everything in this article is beautiful, Misbah.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thank you so much, John

I am very happy to see you here

Manatita, is truly an inspiration to many at HP

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on March 31, 2021:

Thanks a million, Mr.Bill

All he is spreading is love and kindness

Much Gratitude

Higher Blessings

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 31, 2021:

Misbah, this is a wonderful and worthy tribute dedicated to manatita. He is an inspiration to many of us here at HubPages. He is always writing dedications to others so I am sure manatita will be touched by this. Well done.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 31, 2021:

I have known Manatita for quite some time now, and I know him to be a precious, beautiful human being....and my brother in love. Thank you for this beautiful tribute. Oh how I wish we could clone Manatita about a million times and spread more love around the world.

Blessings to you both!

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