Spiritual Insect

“The greatest prayer is the patience” Unknown

Are you aware of Spiritual Insect?

I was not aware of this term.

When I noticed this insect quietly sitting on a leaf, I was surprised by its size because I had never seen a black ant of this size.

Immediately my attention drew towards its forelegs which are too large for a black ant to possess.

Its head was a triangle in shape and now I knew that I am dealing a praying Mantis.

A quick internet search about black Mantis leads me to Odontomantis planiceps, which is otherwise known as Asian Ant Mantis.

In the juvenile stage it resembles a black ant, hence the name Ant Mantis.

It turns to green colour in its 4th stage of development.

Why Mantis are popular as a spiritual insect?

The predator waits motionless with its large forelegs folded like a hand in prayer.

The very appearance gives a feeling that the insect is in deep meditation.

Seeing this insect is said to bring good luck or bad luck depending on the culture of people.

Does Mantis Cannibalize?

Scientists estimate that Mantis cannibalize their mates 25% of the time.

Females are said to bite and eat the male’s head during mating or after mating and you will be surprised to note that the male will complete the process of mating without the head.

Scientists are unable to give us a perfect reason.

Based on Vedic Science, SYMPTOMS OF KALIYUGA includes human beings resorting to cannibalism.

Any message?

Praying Mantis never worry about a secure life with plenty of food.

It’s confident that it prayed.

“No one can pray and worry at the same time”  Max Lucado

Whereas we humans pray and worry at the same time!!

Thank you for visiting my site and taking your time to read.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CMMC- October –Close up or Macro photo challenge

  16 comments for “Spiritual Insect

  1. October 8, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I learned a lot about this insect today. Wow!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 9, 2021 at 7:45 am

      Thank yoy my friend.
      In Christianity if you come across a praying Mantis , it represents piety and that Angels are watching over you.


  2. October 8, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Terrific close up for this week 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. October 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Great thoughts for the small insect Interesting faces as well. Good stuff
    Just Laugh. Forget the other details

    Liked by 1 person

  4. October 10, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Wonderful macro, Philo. I love the details in your post. I had no idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. October 13, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! I featured this post on CMMC for the week.
    I sure hope you are having a great week.

    CMMC – October Color Oranges and/or Light Green

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 14, 2021 at 11:07 am

      Thank you Cee Neuner.
      You are ever kind and always encouraging and also inspiring us with your brilliant and many times clever photo challenges.


  6. October 17, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    The prayer
    a mantra
    of uncertainty
    to escape

    the magician
    seeks his students
    who incorporate his teaching

    To pray means to think
    worry about one’s own

    the soul supplies you with the inner nourishment
    it is our job
    to interpret
    what the soul and in the dream has to say

    Thanks for your thoughts

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 17, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      So beautifully you expressed Prayer Mantra….praying Mantis.
      My entire post you summarised so beautifully.
      Thank you Gamma Hans

      Liked by 1 person

      • October 17, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        We adore our gods
        We have forgotten
        that all the gods
        from the great mother
        in the tabernacle of the soul
        by giving birth
        out of the soul
        to live in us

        Liked by 1 person

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