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January 27, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Poplars in drizzle (எழில் மழை)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 372:

இன்புறு சத்தியா லெழின்மழை பொழிவித்

தன்புறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Drizzle of beauty,

Designed by the Power to Delight,

Protect living beings lovingly,

By the Supreme Compassion of OmniLight!

Note: Regardless of NASA’s recent proposed explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of எழில் மழை (ezhil mazhai) or beautiful drizzle (it is intriguing that clouds should produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops), it is the OmniLight’s power to create delight or joy by manifestations of beauty which underlies it.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these verses.

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