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What Is Love? a Humble Offering to Manatita for His Birthday!

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

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Love connects all the pieces of the puzzle. And if they do not fit, love gently transforms them so that they can embrace each other.

— Sean Dragon

A Man of Love, 69 Years Young

I am grateful for my brother and teacher, Manatita. He is a blessing in my life. I am so proud of his sublime work of serving Love. I am glad to watch him growing younger every year as his Soul revives. Isn't it a miracle only love can do?

I couldn't find a better way to offer him my gratitude than with a poem about Love. Of course, this poem is staring his divine poetry in awe, I am aware, but is a piece of my heart.

My dear brother, I wish you to walk the way of your Master for many enlightened years!

The Poem: What is Love?

What is Love?

Love is the breath of God, expanding in the Universe, in order to embrace us all.

What is Love?

Love is the voice of our Beloved, singing in our Hearts sweet songs of everlasting hope.

What is Love?

Love is the Origin, the Source and the Path of the River of Life.

What is Love?

Love is the Garden in which you am, and I are the same flower.

What is Love?

Love is the true colours of the darkness, seen by the eyes of Soul.

What is Love?

Love is the Fallen Angel, falling to serve a Greater Plan.

What is Love?

Love is the healing pain, coming to guide us back to the Right Path.

What is Love?

Love is the liberator from the lethal bondages of hate.

What is Love?

Love is forgiveness freeing the victim and the perpetrator too.

What is Love?

Love is the joy of giving, serving and expecting no reward.

What is Love?

Love is the sound of children’s laughter and the Light in their eyes.

What is Love?

Love is the Mother of all mothers who they are teaching the world the unconditional devotion.

What is Love?

Love is the ability to see perfection in any situation.

What is Love?

Love is the lesson that life is too precious to spend it in anger and sorrow.

What is Love?

Love is that inner voice whispering that good people can make terrible mistakes, but they’re still good people.

What is Love?

Love is the Sun, always there, over the stormy clouds, a reminder that you may not calm the storm but you can calm yourself, and the storm will pass.

What is Love?

Love is a man like Manatita, blossoming in your life the moment you need a Lantern Carrier.

What is Love?

Love is everything and all, and there is nothing that isn’t love.

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You can also find some interesting information about Manatita here or here.

© 2021 Ioannis Arvanitis

Comments

manatita44 from london on February 13, 2021:

Gratitude.my dear Brother. Bismil'llah,

I see you are learning the language of universality, Chuckle. I wish I knew Greek. Haha. I even know some Chinese. Li-Jen would be proud of me!

Guys/ladies/humans, I have a lot of pain in my fingers, but I can't thank you enough! I had my first vaccine on my Birthday, what more do I need? Lol.

God (Love) is always merciful! How I Love this word. It's the old Christian way of saying compassion --a most powerful tool of the Divine. Om Shanti!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

"You and I, my brother, are both works in progress, striving our utmost, in this field of Dharma, to manifest the Master's Light. Let us give thanks and Praise, Subhanallah! Glory be!"

What can I say, my dear brother and teacher, Manatita, more than this? Only that I love you much too much and I am grateful to walk by your side! Glory be the One!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My sweet Li-Jen, you know how I love you and care for you! I am grateful, too, knowing your luminous young heart! Love always find the time, and I will always have time for you.

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear Vanita, I am so glad to know you loved my poem! Thank you for your kind words, they are precious! God bless you!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear Peggy, your comment describes exactly what my purpose was! Thank you so much!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

"I'm a better person for knowing Manitata and you, Sean."

My dear Audrey, I am humbled and speechless! My love and admiration for you can be my only answer! I love you too!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear sister, Linda, as you know better, love always finds time. Thank you for your precious words! I love you too!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear sister, Chitrangada, I am grateful to know your kind and exceptional heart! Thank you for your support.

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear Rosina, your words are my best reward! Thank you from my heart.

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear Brenda, thank you for your support! I always appreciate your comments.

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

Oh! My dear Pamela, your comments are always so powerful! You are a Soul full of Love! One of these people who make our world a better place! Thank you for your Love. I, too, wish I could!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

Misbah, thank you so much! You are so kind! Manatita is a blessing because his poetry is a divine gift to us all! I am happy to know you enjoyed my try. Jazakallahu Khairan!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear friend, Bill, isn't this a blessing of Love? Love knows no distance! A big hug to Bev and the four-legged family members.

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 13, 2021:

My dear brother, John, thank you for your immediate response and for your kind words. Manatita is a gift by himself to us all!

About the name now, our shared name, in fact, the original “Seán” -this is the correct Irish-language spelling- is the Irish rendering of the French-Celtic “Jean” (English “John”). “Shawn” and “Shaun” are both attempts to render this Irish name in more familiar English spelling. My own name “Ioannis” is the Greek version. Shauna is the female version, but I have no gender definition problems, so everything is fine. I love you, brother!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Li-Jen Hew on February 13, 2021:

Hi Sean,

What a thoughtful tribute to Manatita for his birthday. You took the time off your busy schedule to create this Hub. Manatita is a loving and kind person. He is young at heart and is a blessing to all of us. I am grateful to have met both of you!

Vanita Thakkar on February 11, 2021:

This is a really beautiful, touchy poem on love !! A great Birthday gift and tribute to a very loving and kind soul !! Loved reading every word of it. Happy Birthday, Brother Manatita !! Lots of best wishes and regards to Sean and Brother Manatita !!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 11, 2021:

What a spectacular poem this is about love! Your words are lovely, like the words about love that he regularly shares with us. Happy birthday, Manatita! Thank you, Sean!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on February 11, 2021:

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I will answer to each one of you soon. I hope this weekend.

I love you all!

Sean the busy Dragon

manatita44 from london on February 11, 2021:

Merci Boucoup! Madame/madamoiselle; gents

My brother Ioannis (Sean), is very busy and will get to you soon. Meanwhile, once again, my deepest Gratitude. Now, if you're reading this, my fingers are quite painful. Computer, perhaps. Any ideas? - Lantern Carrier

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 10, 2021:

Sean, thank you for this lovely tribute to Manatita. I love you both. A very Happy Birthday to a man filled with love and goodness. I'm a better person for knowing Manitata and you, Sean.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 10, 2021:

A love-filled offering for a love-filled human being. Thank you for taking the time to write on this dear friend and share the knowing of him with others. My love to you both.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 09, 2021:

A love filled, fitting tribute to Manatita. I am glad and grateful to you Sean, for writing this article and poem, for Manatita. Let me say, on behalf of all of us, at HubPages.

Happy Birthday Manatita, and I wish you all the best in life, today and everyday.

Keep on spreading love, kindness and wisdom through your writings.

Much appreciated Sean. Thank you for sharing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 09, 2021:

"SEAN" not "Shauna" lol. Sorry.

manatita44 from london on February 09, 2021:

Thank you Pamela. Sean is in Greece, a country of much challenges. He's also got a young wife and four children. His self-giving nature also means that he spends a lot of time as a physics teacher, home-schooling and teaching online for many hours. Yet he loves us all. This favour I actually asked. It came from me. Love you Pamela.

Rosina S Khan on February 09, 2021:

Sean, you did Manatita justice in writing this beautiful poem about LOVE on the occasion of his birthday. Happy Birthday, Manatita. Many Happy Returns of the Day. Best wishes and God bless both of you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 09, 2021:

Thank you for writing such a lovely tribute for Manatita44's birthday.

The theme of love is definitely the right touch.

He touches us all with his love & friendship.

Manatita44...."HAPPY BIRTHDAY! "

Thank you for being such a great friend across the globe.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 09, 2021:

Ii am so happy to see this beautiful tribute to Manatita on his birthday. He is so deserving of this tribute. Manatita spreads love througthout the world on Hubpages and maybe other plateforms. His poetry is always splendid.

Sean. I wish we coiuld more often hear from you as well..

manatita44 from london on February 09, 2021:

Salaam, my Brother,

Ever the gracious one, as always.

I think we once sat as Elders, smoking our long Hookahs on the grass of ancient Monuments, whispering to the stars of twilight; sharing our dreams ... drunk with the wine of Jannah. (Paradise)

Of course I feel humbled by this piece and for me, it was a joy to ask you to do this, even though I know that your dear wife Fotini and four children ... your extended family of children at school, needs you dearly.

God is Love and he that dwelleth in Love, dwelleth in God ... in the Heart of Allah/Brahman. You and I, my brother, are both works in progress, striving our utmost, in this field of Dharma, to manifest the Master's Light. Let us give thanks and Praise, Subhanallah! Glory be!

I love your choice of videos, as they both contain some of my most powerful messages. The second gives a glimpse into the impact of words ... its power, energy ... sublimity; effects on the soul and the first encourages us to look deep within.

My special gratitude to you ... to Fotini, your ray of sunshine and to your four lovely children and extended family. May Allah continue to nourish your fortitude and wisdom, granting you the necessary discrimination to stay safe and blessed for many more years.

My very, very special 'thank you's' to all my friends on Hubpages, both those who have read and not commented, as well as those who have. Om Shanti! Jai Guruji! Jai Love!

manatita44 from london on February 09, 2021:

From John Hansen

81 minutes ago from Queensland Australia

Brother Sean, what a wonderful, love filled, devotion to dear Manatita on his birthday. I am sure he will be touched.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 09, 2021:

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Manatita.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 09, 2021:

Billybuc sometimes when i scroll down on comments, i often read your comments, always i feel your words like tongue twisters, a talent it is.... ;)

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 09, 2021:

Beautiful definitions of Love.

I really enjoyed reading it. A beautiful gift it is for Manatita. I am sure he will love it.

Manatita dear, you are really a blessed soul. Yes, I agree spreading love will make you stay young always.

Manatita, Wish you a very happy and blessed Birthday. May this day brings you everlasting happiness and joy in your life. Ameen.

Jazak Allah Shauna for sharing so much love!!

Stay blessed always

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 09, 2021:

A friend is a friend is a friend, whether they live next door to you, or thousands of miles away. Happy Birthday my brother, and friend, and mentor.

Blessings always, with a sprinkling of love tossed into the mixture. :)

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 09, 2021:

Brother Shauna, what a wonderful, love filled, devotion to dear manatita on his birthday. I am sure he will be touched.

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