Archive for March 16th, 2021

March 16, 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!

Claude Monet in his flower garden at Giverny, France

Ghadamgah garden, Iran

Taj Mahal Moghul Gardens, Agra, India

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 697

என் துயர்ச் சோடைகள் எல்லாம் தவிர்த்துளம்

நன்றுற விளங்கிய நந்தனக் காவே!

My

Weakness,

Woe,

Wilting,

Weariness,

Warded

Off,

Overcome,

Replenishing,

Rejuvenating,

Body,

Mind,

Soul,

By

All-Good

In the OmniLight Flower-Garden Of Delights!

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.