August 15, 2022

OmniLight Invocations

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

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 134

ஆதியும் அந்தமும் அறிந்தனை நீயே

ஆதிஎன் றருளிய அருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!               

August 14, 2022

OmniLight Invocations

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: 133

இந்தசிற் ஜோதியி னியலுரு வாதி

யந்த மென்றருளிய வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

August 11, 2022

OmniLight Invocations

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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: 132

ஜோதியுட் ஜோதியின் சொருபமே யந்த

மாதி யென்றருளிய வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

August 7, 2022

OmniLight Invocations

An old photo of Sathiya Dharuma Saalai (The Home of True Charity) in Vadalur, Tamilnadu, South India – It was opened by Ramalingam on May 23, 1867, and has fed the poor and hungry to this day.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 131

படிமுடி கடந்தனை பாரிது பாரென

அடிமுடி காட்டிய வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

August 2, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Siddhi Valaagam (சித்தி வளாகம்) or “Abode of Adepthood”, Mettukuppam, Vadalur, Tamilnadu, India. It was Ramalingam’s final residence and venue of his last talk in October 1873.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 130

இப்படி கண்டனை யினியுறு படியெலாம்

அப்படி யேயெனு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

July 30, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 129

எட்டிரண் டென்பன வியலுமுற் படியென

அட்டநின் றருளிய வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

July 28, 2022

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: 128

இன்பசித் தியினிய லேக மனேகம்

அன்பருக் கென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet states that the OmniLight declared that the different forms of bliss vouched to its lovers (lovers of the OmniLight) are expressions or manifestations of One Bliss-Consciousness.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 26, 2022

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: 127

ஏகசிற் சித்தியே யியலுற வனேகம்

ஆகிய தென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet affirms that the OmniLight revealed to Ramalingam that the manifold forms of siddhis or powers of consciousness are expressions or manifestations of Oneசிற்சித்தி” (Chitsiddhi) or Consciousness-Power.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 25, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

An old photo of Sathiya Dharuma Saalai (The Home of True Charity) in Vadalur, Tamilnadu, South India – It was opened by Ramalingam on May 23, 1867, and has fed the poor and hungry to this day.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 126

சித்தியென் பதுநிலை சேர்ந்த வநுபவம்

அத்திற லென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet describes the ultimate goal in Suddha Sanmargam, a life of Siddhi or Adepthood.

It says that this Siddhi is “நிலை சேர்ந்த வநுபவம்” or the attainment of the immutable state of realization and union with OmniLight, the Ultimate Reality. The relevant meaning of the key word “நிலை” (Nilai), in this context, is permanence and immutability.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 23, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Siddhi Valaagam (சித்தி வளாகம்) or “Abode of Adepthood”, Mettukuppam, Vadalur, Tamilnadu, India. It was Ramalingam’s final residence and venue of his last talk in October 1873.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 125

முத்தியென் பதுநிலை முன்னுறு சாதனம்

அத்தக வென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet declares that முத்தி (Tamil: Muthi) or liberation from desire or craving, and attachment to objects, including the body, is the stable basis and prior practice or preparation (for the goal of Siddhi or Adepthood).

It affirms that this was a revelation from the OmniLight.

It is a revolutionary departure from the religious traditions of India which maintain that mukti, or mokṣa, or liberation (Sanskrit: मोक्ष) is the ultimate end or goal.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.