Archive for August 3rd, 2021

August 3, 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.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 424

கடவுளர் மறைப்பைக் கடிந்தவர்க் கின்பம் 

அடையுறத் தெருட்டு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

The

Obscuration

Which

Eclipses

Even

The

Comprehension

Of

Celestial

Beings,

Removed

To

Facilitate

Their

Attainment

Of

Bliss,

In

An

Orderly,

Law-governed

Process

Of

Fine-tuning

And

Development,

By

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet indicates that even higher, celestial beings and cosmic architects are not immune to the supreme power of obscuration wielded by the OmniLight. Obscuration and revelation or illumination are both among the powers of supreme compassion of OmniLight.

The Tamil phrase “கடவுளர் மறைப்புin this couplet refers to the obscuration of understanding undergone by the higher, celestial beings themselves and not to any obscuration they may create for other types of beings.

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 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.