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July 18, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Entrance to the site of the radiant symbol (Jothi or orb of light) of OmniLight in the Sathiya Gnana Sabhai (1872), or Hall Of Truth-Knowledge, designed by Ramalingam.

Space, Time, Motion, Green, 2010 (mixed media)

Space, Time, Motion, Green (Homage to Mark Rothko) by Izabella Godlewska de Aranda (2010)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 409

பச்சைத் திரையாற் பரவெளி யதனை

அச்சுற மறைக்கும் அருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Awe-inspiring

Concealment

Of

The

Supramundane

Space

Of

Divine

Entities

And

Forces,

With

The

Vast

Green

Screen,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes: This couplet continues 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.

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.

Several of the couplets in this series affirm the reality of other, higher-order kinds of spaces (Tamil: வெளி or Veli). The space in which our universe of impure matter-energy exists is only one kind of lower-order space.

The cosmic green screen is the third one and hides the “பரவெளி” (Paraveli) or the Divine Space, the field of supramundane and divine entities and forces.

Later couplets affirm that the OmniLight also graciously lifts or sets aside these glorious immense screens, removing their obscuration of the vision of the soul, 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.