OmniLight Invocations 365

Chidambaram Ramalingam – There are many declarations, in his poetry and prose, of the liberation of his consciousness, by means of the compassionate action of the OmniLight, from the vectors of Vāsanās, pure or impure.

The late Indian teacher Swami Chinmayananda (1916 – 1993) with his famous BMI chart on the conditioning effects of Vāsanās.

Clarification of Chinmayananda’s BMI chart on the conditioning effects of Vāsanās.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 399

வடுவுறு மசுத்த வாதனை யனைத்தையும்

அடர்பற வடக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Soul-scarring

Vectors

Of

Vulgar

Vāsanās,

Propensities

Of

Vice,

Impure

Impressions,

Agglomerated

In

Past lives,

Producing,

Proliferating,

Present

Passions,

Troubling

Tendencies,

Pacified,

Controlled,

Subdued,

Consummately

By the Supreme Compassion of OmniLight!

Note: This couplet continues to affirm that mental factors, e.g., Vāsanās (Tamil: வாதனை – Vādanai), or “seed-impressions”, stemming from past actions in past lives, and their present effects, are all subject to the supreme subduing, regulating, controlling, curbing powers (அடக்குதல் – adakkudhal) exercised by the OmniLight in accordance with self-determined laws

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

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