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July 20, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.
Alexander Rodchenko (1891 – 1956): Pure Yellow Color

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 411

பொன்மைத் திரையாற் பொருளுறு வெளியை

அன்மையின் மறைக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!


















OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Note: 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 yellow screen is the fifth one and hides the பொருளுறு வெளி” (Poruluru veli) or the Space of Absolute Substance. This supreme substance or reality was the subject of an earlier series of couplets on சத்து (satthu; Sanskrit: सत् or Sat), an aspect of the essential nature of OmniLight.

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.