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July 29, 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.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 420

விடய மறைப்பெலாம் விடுவித் துயிர்களை 

அடைவுறத் தெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Removing

The

Obscuration

Of

The

Qualities

And

States

Of

Objects

Of

Sense-perception,

Thereby

Fine-tuning

The

Understanding

And

Adaptation

Of

Living

Beings,

And

Facilitating

Their

Designed

Pathways

Of

Development,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet marks the beginning of a series of couplets on the marvelous fine-tuning activity (Tamil: தெருட்டல் – Theruttal) of OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion.

The innate or acquired knowledge (e.g., scientific knowledge) by living beings is ultimately a function of this marvelous fine-tuning activity of supreme compassion of the OmniLight.

The obscuration of the understanding, or ignorance, which is removed by such innate or acquired knowledge is also a function of the fine-tuning activity of OmniLight. This ignorance is also lawful or law-governed. As the Indian mystic philosopher Aurobindo (1872 – 1950) put it, there are “laws of ignorance”, or laws governing the onset of ignorance, its entrenchment, consequences, and removal.

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.