Archive for July 30th, 2021

July 30, 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.
The Essential Nature Of Water: H2O

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 421

சொருப மறைப்பெலாந் தொலைப்பித் துயிர்களை 

அருளினிற் றெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Dispelling

The

Obscuration

Of

The

Essential

Nature,

Inherent

Form,

And

Beauty

Of

Things,

Thereby

Fine-tuning

The

Understanding

And

Adaptation

Of

Living

Beings,

And

Facilitating

Their

Designed

Pathways

Of

Development,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues the 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 Tamil word “சொரூபம்” (soruppam; Sanskrit: स्वरूप or Svarūpa) in this couplet refers to the essential nature, inherent form, and beauty of form of an object or entity.

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.