Archive for March 23rd, 2021

March 23, 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!

Madonna of the Rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 545

கலக்கமும் அச்சமும் கடிந்தென துளத்தே

அலக்கணும் தவிர்த்தருள் அன்புடைத் தாயே!        

My

Dread

Destroyed,

Disquiet

Dispelled,

Confusion

Ceased,

And

Misery

Of

Mind

Subdued,

Expelled,

By the 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.