Archive for March 15th, 2021

March 15, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

A reconstruction of Ramalingam’s appearance based on descriptions by those who knew him. The Tamil words below the image express his sincere wish: May All Beings Attain Bliss and Flourish!

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 694

புற்புதம் திரைநுரை புரைமுதல் இலதோர்

அற்புதக் கடலே அமுதத்தண் கடலே!

Pristine

Waters,

Without

Obscuring

Bubbles,

Ripples,

Waves,

Without

Impurities,

Flaws

Of

Froth,

Screen

Of

Scum,

Without

Eclipsing

Effluvium

Of

Sturm und Drang,

Marvelous,

Immaculate,

Alleviating

Ambrosial OmniLight Ocean Of Compassion!

Note: 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.