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January 29, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

The Taurus molecular cloud in which “cosmic water” was detected. Credit: ESA/Herschel/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Dew drops on a leaf – Source: Wikipedia

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 374:

அண்டப் புறப்புற வமுதம் பொழிந்துயிர்

அண்டுறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Ambrosia from the outermost,

Cosmic water,

Pours on worlds,

Pours in worlds,

Partaken by living beings,

Providing their sustenance,

By the Supreme Compassion of OmniLight!

Note: 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.

The outermost domain of any world, or planet, ranges from its atmosphere and immediate environment in space to its solar system and the distant regions of its universe. The outermost ambrosia is a nourishing form of liquid, e.g., water, which sustains living beings. On earth, one of its manifestations is dew which is the result of condensation of water vapor in the atmosphere.

In our universe, this ambrosia of water has been detected even in star-forming molecular clouds. After all, its constituent elements of hydrogen and oxygen are abundant in our universe. This outermost ambrosia in the form of “cosmic water” was carried by asteroids, comets, and meteorites to planets. This helped life to emerge and develop at least on some of these planets, notably the earth.

The outermost, as my commentary made it clear in an earlier post on the first verse in the Arutperunjothi Agaval, is that which is external to the outer. If we consider the body as the outer (that which is external to the inmost, individual consciousness or soul), then its environment, expanding to the whole cosmos, is its outermost domain. If we consider any world, then its outermost domain ranges from its atmosphere and immediate environment in space to distant regions of the universe.

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