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July 16, 2021

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.
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“Dark matter makes up 27 percent of the universe’s total mass and energy — nearly five times more than “normal” matter that comprises planets and stars. True to its name, dark matter is hard to directly observe; yet astronomers are certain it exists because of the huge gravitational effect it has on galaxies and the stars that live within them.” Source:
Dark matter accounts for 27%. The remaining 69% is thought to be composed of something known as ‘dark energy’. Even less is known about it than dark matter — the only reason scientists suspect its existence is that something enormously powerful must be forcing the universe to carry on expanding.” Source:

Mark Rothko, Black-form paintings, No. 1, 1964

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 407

கரைவின் மாமாயைக் கரும்பெருந் திரையால்

அரைசது மறைக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

















OmniLight Supreme Reality!

Note: This couplet begins Ramalingam’s remarkable account of the colored Cosmic Screens by which the OmniLight conceals the manifold aspects of mundane, supramundane, and divine reality, from the perception or understanding of ego-bound souls.

The first, immense, and dense cosmic Screen is black in color. It represents “மாமாயை”,  or “Mahamaya”, or the vast, endless, primordial matter-energy, and hides the divine foundation and governance of the cosmos.

This couplet uses the term “மாயை” (Mayai) in the sense in which it is used in Saiva Siddhanta, to refer to primordial matter-energy which constitutes objects or bodies.

In this context, it should be noted that since the OmniLight has obscured its governance with the first screen, the immense dark and dense screen of primordial matter-energy, the other screens are not visible to the unenlightened eye. Naturally, the realms which these screens hide are also opaque to the unenlightened.

Later couplets affirm that the OmniLight also graciously lifts or sets aside these immense screens, commensurate with the soul’s effort to liberate itself from the threefold defilement and bondage:

ஆணவம் (āṇavam), or egoism, or the disposition to assert separation, independence, and dominance or superiority,

மாயை, or “Maya“, the identification with,  and consequent subjection to, physical body and the laws of impure material stuff

கன்மம், or Karma, or the chain of cause and effect involving thoughts, desires, choices, actions, and their consequences.