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!

Self-portrait with Her Daughter by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Wikipedia)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 555

தெரியா வகையால் சிறியேன் தளர்ந்திடத்

தரியாது அணைத்த தயவுடைத் தாயே!

I

Was

A

Mere

Kid

On

The

Cosmic

Block,

Unmoored

By

Blindness

Of

Ignorance,

Without

Discernment

Of

Proper

Means,

And

Method,

Without

A

Map

Of

The

Way

Out

Of

The

Mundane-Maze,

The

Fly-bottle

Of

World-Weariness,

Lowly,

Yet,

Enlightened,

Empowered,

Exalted,

Embraced

Eternally

By OmniLight Mère Of Supreme Compassion!

Note:  “Mère” Is the French word for “mother”. 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.