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February 4, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Guided by innate knowledge (விச்சை),Hawksbill Turtle hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way toward the sea. © NICOLAS J. PILCHER
Sea Turtle hatchlings heading to the sea guided by innate knowledge (விச்சை). Source: Wikipedia
The Display of Desire (இச்சை) – Source: Wikipedia

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 379

விச்சையை யிச்சையை விளைவித் துயிர்களை

அச்சறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Seeds of Knowledge,

Grown in living beings,

Seeds of Desire,

Developed in living beings,

Saving them from fear,

Originally Sown

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.

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