Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is mystery

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 20th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/6l.-z4lj/
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Mother Teresa is a phenomenon in the God's creation.
The poem 'LIFE' is well-known as a great quote from her wonderful sayings.
This is an attempt to understand what is LIFE and its interpretation from each line in that poem.

Here, I examine how 'Life is mystery' and how to 'know it'.

Life is mystery, know it.

Mother Teresa’s life is so open to the world, but for me she is such a mystery.

Her life is a mystery which I could not understand.

What I wonder is the way of the Creator who created this mystery that we all humans try to unravel with the intellect we posses.

I felt it quite mysterious when I could not complete this page since 20th Apr 2011, the day I published Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is love.

Today after I've read the page, I am Blessed . . by Humza , I felt that the mystery lies in the contentment some people enjoy even they are naturally deprived of many essential things in their lives.

Also the mystery seems to challenge the human spirit as The Real Poet wrote "Yet we're woefully left to our own selfish devices".

I learn how mysteriously beautiful is human strength from the biographical sketch of Denise O, the "Iron Lady" who had wonderfully conquered the odds in her life and set an example for the strong will power.

Our Obligation To Seek The Truth is a mystery to me as the eternal life is within reach but first you have to be willing to change as observed by another Wikinut poet 2bpositive .

Trying to know the mystery of Life?


Another mystery I came to know about is that "The Subconscious Mind Cannot understand Negatives as observed by Mark Gordon Brown, the Wikinut Moderator.

The subconscious mind is a mysterious enigma! Humans have been trying to know how the subconscious mind works, but often we find the contradictions exist among the interpretations.

As I used the word 'enigma', I wanted to know what mysteries are in store on the Net and googled the word and stumbled upon the enigmatic artist Gustave Dore who was an astounding and prolific engraver. Dore created over 100,000 sketches in his lifetime, averaging 6 sketches per day of his 50 years of living. The mystery is, even though he was a self-taught artist and never used a live model, his work is considered the most wonderful in the art world.

I would like to quote these remarkable lines from the poem The Mystery Man by Steve Kinsman

Love even the suffering of life
And all of its strife
You may break and bend
But in the end
Love will set you free
And take you where you need to be.

And I think that's what exactly what Mother Teresa said about the mystery of Life as she herself practically lived such a divine life and showed to the world how to love without minding the sacrifices.

Also the mystery of Life lies in how you see the world as Blake wrote in his famous poem Auguries of Innocence:

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

With her godly love, Mother Teresa has seen Jesus in every soul, similar to the above analogy of seeing a world in a grain of sand.

It is worth mentioning the in-depth insights of Jack Vorster who wrote, "The operation of the second group of people within the realm of their spiritual reality in this world is known as The Mystery – but it is and has been a mystery only to the first group of people" in his page, The Mystery of that other Realm of Reality (Go to the page to see what is that mystery)

Buzz says the mystery of life is an illusion in his poem but confirms that "you and I are one soul". When we see everyone as our own soul, we can rise to the highest spiritual level as Mother Teresa who demonstrated the Oneness by serving the humanity with great compassion and kindness.

Believing in yourself - A mystery that leads you in spiritually

The Wikinut poet Songbird says we shall believe in ourselves and never inflict pain on others and emphasizes to own this good attribute in her poem In Love & Light....

I never could inflict that pain,
that some may find they have to spill..

But taking strength from what I believe..
I rise above such petty strikes..
... ... I reside, in Love and Light.

Another Wikinut poet rama devi nina sounds mystical about this human nature in her poem Perparing for Pilgrimage and searches for the sacred inner sanctum, thus:

I grew amazed by your ingenious plays
that seed the truth we need to heed the call.

This humble feast of spirit makes me blessed
With urge to soon embark on holy quest..

As the mystery of life is thus demystified in the above poems, a revelation dawns on me that pursuing the spiritual path is the best way to perceive what is Life as defined by Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Other pages

Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: An introduction
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is an opportunity
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is beauty
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is bliss
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a dream
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a challenge
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a duty
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is a Game
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is costly
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is wealth
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is love

Image Credits:
Mother Teresa with a child By Tim from Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Mother Teresa) , via Wikimedia Commons
Mother Teresa with a child and an old man By Serge Melki from Indianapolis, USA (Mother Teresa) , via Wikimedia Commons
Mother Teresa statue at Tirana/Albania By anjči from London, UK (Mother Teresa statue, Tirana / Albania) , via Wikimedia Commons

The Light Path by dan at www.freedigitalphotos.net

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Have you visited The Directory of My Wikinut Poets?

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author avatar jayababy
13th Aug 2011 (#)

B'ful presentation. She is an angel from Heaven who visited the Mother Earth .......for a while

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks jayababy, for the beautiful comment.

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author avatar Retired
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Wonderful page, Rathna-ji. Mother Teresa is such an inspiration. Bravo on your star page. enjoyed the references to great thinkers, including some of our mutual friends on Wikinut. Namaste, rd

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you rd, for such a beautiful comment.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Inspiring article and Links...Thank you!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
17th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Delicia, for your kind comment!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
13th Aug 2011 (#)

What an amazing plethora of information, poetry, beautiful prose, links and gorgeous photographs. I really love this article - clever man you are.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Sheila, for the kind comment.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
13th Aug 2011 (#)

A magnificent article and tribute to Mother Teresa, Rathnashikamani. Thank you.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Such a beautiful tribute to Mother Teresa... Splendid article! Thank you, Rath.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you both Steve and Carol, for the kind and enthusing comments.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

great article on a great lady like mother Teresa.......a deserved star page....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you geeta, for stopping by and commenting.

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author avatar Licinia
19th Oct 2011 (#)

hlo

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author avatar Buzz
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Very few who walked this Earth had been as true embodiment of love as Mother Teresa.

Congratulations on the star page, my friend. Rated Google+1 and FB liked.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you my friend Buzz, for such a great thought, and the +1 and FB posting.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
19th Aug 2011 (#)

I also added a Google +1
This page is a great tribute to Mother Teresa.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks to you Mark, you always inspire me by your comments.

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author avatar Maria Malone
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Beautiful article as were all in this series, A joy to read!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2011 (#)

I'm delighted Maria, Mother Teresa was such a joy bestowing Goddess.

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author avatar wingsofsilver
26th Aug 2011 (#)

Beautiful, profound, and simple. Your writing inspires me. Here's an acronym that came to me as I read this on "LIFE":

Letting
Infinity
Flow
Effortlessly

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Hi wingsofsilver,

You've carved a golden acronym for LIFE, how wonderful!
I love it. I'm inspired too.

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