OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of Divine Light in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 448

எல்லா நிலைகளு மிசைந்தாங் காங்கே

எல்லாமாகி யிலங்கு மெய்ப் பொருளே!

Manifesting,

Permeating,

All

States,

Or

Conditions,

Constituting

All,

Resplendent OmniLight Reality!

Note: In these series of couplets, Ramalingam affirms that the OmniLight is All. It has manifested, permeated, and constituted all that exists. Yet, it transcends its own manifestations. But there is no division between the OmniLight and its manifestations, each with its special and essential properties determined by divine intelligence and will.

Therefore, to expect or demand that any of its manifestation should behave contrary to its essential properties, e.g., expect or demand that fire should behave like water, is obviously irrational. It is irrational to expect or demand that the OmniLight should abrogate its own truth of manifestation in that particular form, object, state, or condition.

Since the OmniLight is absolutely free, it is not bound by its manifestations. Whatever miracles it performs by choice is in terms of its indwelling presence in all things and its selection from probable outcomes generated by the nature of things and conditions. It is also irrational to expect or demand that the OmniLight should select a highly improbable outcome, i.e., an outcome at odds with the nature of things and conditions.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these couplets.