August 2, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.
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Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 423

எவ்வகை யுயிர்களு மின்புற வாங்கே 

அவ்வகை தெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Orderly,

Law-governed

Fine-tuning

And

Development,

In

Accordance

With

The

Diverse

Natures

Of

Different

Types

Of

Living

Beings,

To

Facilitate

Their

Attainment

Of

Bliss,

Delight,

Joy,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues the series of couplets on the marvelous fine-tuning activity (Tamil: தெருட்டல் – Theruttal) of OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion.

The innate or acquired knowledge (e.g., scientific knowledge) by living beings is ultimately a function of this marvelous fine-tuning activity of supreme compassion of the OmniLight.

This couplet affirms that the goal of this marvelous fine-tuning activity of OmniLight is to facilitate the attainment of bliss, delight, joy, by the extraordinarily rich varieties of living beings, on their distinctive designed pathways of development, and by suitable forms of fine-tuning of their conditions of existence.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

August 1, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of Divine Light in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 422

மறைப்பின் மறந்தன வருவித் தாங்கே 

அறத்தொடு தெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Obscuration,

Its

Offshoot

Of

Obliviousness

Of

Realities,

Removed

By

Emergence,

Revelation,

Illumination,

In

An

Orderly,

Law-governed,

Process

Of

Fine-Tuning,

And

Development,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues the series of couplets on the marvelous fine-tuning activity (Tamil: தெருட்டல் – Theruttal) of OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion.

The innate or acquired knowledge (e.g., scientific knowledge) by living beings is ultimately a function of this marvelous fine-tuning activity of supreme compassion of the OmniLight.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

July 30, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Entrance to the site of the radiant symbol (Jothi or orb of light) of OmniLight in the Sathiya Gnana Sabhai (1872), or Hall Of Truth-Knowledge, designed by Ramalingam.
The Essential Nature Of Water: H2O

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 421

சொருப மறைப்பெலாந் தொலைப்பித் துயிர்களை 

அருளினிற் றெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Dispelling

The

Obscuration

Of

The

Essential

Nature,

Inherent

Form,

And

Beauty

Of

Things,

Thereby

Fine-tuning

The

Understanding

And

Adaptation

Of

Living

Beings,

And

Facilitating

Their

Designed

Pathways

Of

Development,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues the series of couplets on the marvelous fine-tuning activity (Tamil: தெருட்டல் – Theruttal) of OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion.

The innate or acquired knowledge (e.g., scientific knowledge) by living beings is ultimately a function of this marvelous fine-tuning activity of supreme compassion of the OmniLight.

The Tamil word “சொரூபம்” (soruppam; Sanskrit: स्वरूप or Svarūpa) refers to the essential nature, inherent form, and beauty of form of an object or entity.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

July 29, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 420

விடய மறைப்பெலாம் விடுவித் துயிர்களை 

அடைவுறத் தெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Removing

The

Obscuration

Of

The

Qualities

And

States

Of

Objects

Of

Sense-perception,

Thereby

Fine-tuning

The

Understanding

And

Adaptation

Of

Living

Beings,

And

Facilitating

Their

Designed

Pathways

Of

Development,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet marks the beginning of a series of couplets on the marvelous fine-tuning activity (Tamil: தெருட்டல் – Theruttal) of OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

July 28, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of Divine Light in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 419

எனைத்தா ணவமுத லெல்லாந் தவிர்த்தே

அனுக்கிர கம்புரி யருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Egoism

And

Its

Entourage,

Mayai

Or

Attachment

To

Body

Made

Of

Matter-Energy,

Karma

Or

Choices

And

Consequence,

Disbanded,

Dispelled,

To

Enable

Emancipation,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

This couplet points out the main causes of bondage of the individual soul and the enlightening and emancipatory action of the OmniLight Of Compassion. Ramalingam affirms that enlightenment and emancipation are ultimately the function of the supreme compassion of OmniLight and not the result of any effort by the individual soul. The proper efforts of the individual soul to attain enlightenment and emancipation are only a preparation for the decisive transformative action by the Supreme Light Of Compassion.

July 27, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Entrance to the site of the radiant symbol (Jothi or orb of light) of OmniLight in the Sathiya Gnana Sabhai (1872), or Hall Of Truth-Knowledge, designed by Ramalingam.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 418

சுத்தமா மாயைத் தொடர்பறுத் தருளை

அத்தகை காட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Severing

The

Bond

Of

Primordial

Pure

Bright

Matter-Energy,

And

Revealing

The

Awesome

Powers

Of

Indwelling

Divine

Light

Of

Compassion,

OmniLight Supreme Reality!

Notes:

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

This couplet affirms that there is a higher-order type of matter-energy, pure and bright (சுத்த மாமாயை -Suddha Maamayai or Maha Maya), in contrast to the lower-order dark and impure matter-energy at the foundation of our universe.

But even this higher-order, pure and bright matter-energy, obscures the forces and workings of the Supreme Light Of Compassion (அருள் – Arul). Hence, the OmniLight graciously removes even this bond of higher-order matter-energy, presumably obscuring the vision of souls in the higher worlds, and reveals the workings of its Supreme Light of Compassion.

As pointed out in the previous posts, these couplets, in this series on the grand obscuring screens by which the OmniLight has hidden or concealed various realities of its cosmic manifestation and governance, also affirm its gracious removal of these screens to reveal aspects of those realities.

July 26, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.
“Dark matter makes up 27 percent of the universe’s total mass and energy — nearly five times more than “normal” matter that comprises planets and stars. True to its name, dark matter is hard to directly observe; yet astronomers are certain it exists because of the huge gravitational effect it has on galaxies and the stars that live within them.” Source: https://www.salon.com/2021/06/04/dark-matter-theory-fifth-force-particle-physics/
Dark matter accounts for 27%. The remaining 69% is thought to be composed of something known as ‘dark energy’. Even less is known about it than dark matter — the only reason scientists suspect its existence is that something enormously powerful must be forcing the universe to carry on expanding.” Source: https://theday.co.uk/stories/dark-matter-map-reveals-invisible-cosmic-web

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 417

தோற்றமா மாயைத் தொடர்பறுத் தருளி

னாற்றலைக் காட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Severing

The

Obscuring

Bond

Of

Immense

Primordial

Dark

Matter-Energy,

And

Revealing

The

Awesome

Powers

Of

The

Indwelling

Divine

Light

Of

Compassion,

OmniLight Supreme Reality!

Notes:

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

As pointed out in the previous posts, other couplets, in this series on the grand obscuring screens by which the OmniLight has hidden or concealed various realities of its cosmic manifestation and governance, also affirm its gracious removal of these screens to reveal aspects of those realities.

The immense obscuring screen of primordial dark matter-energy, and its primeval hold on the soul, are severed and sundered, on the occasion of the latter’s enlightenment, by the OmniLight to reveal the powers and workings of its Supreme Light of Compassion (அருள் – Arul).

July 25, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of Divine Light in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 416

திரைமறைப் பெல்லாந் தீர்த்தாங் காங்கே

அரசுறக் காட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Aspects

Of

Divine

Manifestation,

Supreme

Governance,

Revealed

By

The

Removal

Of

Obscuring

Screens,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.

As pointed out in the previous posts, other couplets, in this series on the grand obscuring screens by which the OmniLight has hidden or concealed various realities of its cosmic manifestation and governance, also affirm its gracious removal of these screens to reveal aspects of those realities.

July 24, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Entrance to the site of the radiant symbol (Jothi or orb of light) of OmniLight in the Sathiya Gnana Sabhai (1872), or Hall Of Truth-Knowledge, designed by Ramalingam.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 415

தத்துவ நிலைகளைத் தனித்தனித் திரையால்

அத்திற மறைக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

The

States

And

Energies

Of

Essential

Elements,

Other

Constituents

Of

Reality

And

Experience,

Concealed

Consistently,

With

Distinctive

Screens,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues Ramalingam’s remarkable account of the seven colored Cosmic Screens by which the OmniLight conceals the manifold aspects of mundane, supramundane, and divine reality, from the perception or understanding of ego-bound souls.

It affirms that the OmniLight has also consistently concealed with distinctive screens the different states and energies of the essential elements and other constituents of reality and experience. The Tamil term தத்துவம் (Tattuvam; Sanskrit: तत्त्व or Tattva) refers to the essential elements and other constituents of reality and experience. These essential elements and other constituents are usually classified in terms of various categories in Indian metaphysics.

In this context, it should be noted that since the OmniLight has obscured its governance with the first screen, the immense dark and dense screen of primordial matter-energy, the other screens are also not visible to the unenlightened inner eye. Naturally, the realms which these screens hide are also opaque to the unenlightened.

Several of the couplets in this series affirm the reality of other, higher-order kinds of spaces (Tamil: வெளி or Veli). The space in which our universe of impure matter-energy exists is only one kind of lower-order space.

Later couplets affirm that the OmniLight also graciously lifts or sets aside these glorious immense screens, removing their obscuration of the vision of the soulcommensurate with the soul’s effort to liberate itself from the threefold defilement and bondage:

ஆணவம் (āṇavam), or egoism, or the disposition to assert separation, independence, and dominance or superiority,

மாயை, or “Maya“, the identification with, and consequent subjection to, physical body and the laws of impure material stuff

கன்மம், or Karma, or the chain of cause and effect involving thoughts, desires, choices, actions, and their consequences.

July 23, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

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Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 414

விடய நிலைகளை வெவ்வேறு திரைகளால்

அடர்புற மறைக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Diverse

States

Of

Objects

And

Events,

Effects

And

Causes,

Compactly

Concealed

Without

Disorder,

With

Various

Screens,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues Ramalingam’s remarkable account of the seven colored Cosmic Screens by which the OmniLight conceals the manifold aspects of mundane, supramundane, and divine reality, from the perception or understanding of ego-bound souls.

It affirms that the OmniLight has also compactly concealed with different screens, but without producing disorder, the different states of objects and events.

In this context, it should be noted that since the OmniLight has obscured its governance with the first screen, the immense dark and dense screen of primordial matter-energy, the other screens are also not visible to the unenlightened inner eye. Naturally, the realms which these screens hide are also opaque to the unenlightened.

Several of the couplets in this series affirm the reality of other, higher-order kinds of spaces (Tamil: வெளி or Veli). The space in which our universe of impure matter-energy exists is only one kind of lower-order space.

Later couplets affirm that the OmniLight also graciously lifts or sets aside these glorious immense screens, removing their obscuration of the vision of the soulcommensurate with the soul’s effort to liberate itself from the threefold defilement and bondage:

ஆணவம் (āṇavam), or egoism, or the disposition to assert separation, independence, and dominance or superiority,

மாயை, or “Maya“, the identification with, and consequent subjection to, physical body and the laws of impure material stuff

கன்மம், or Karma, or the chain of cause and effect involving thoughts, desires, choices, actions, and their consequences.