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August 11, 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: 432

ஐந்தொழி லாதிசெய் யைவரா திகளை

ஐந்தொழி லாதிசெய் யருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Primordial

Designer-Governors

Of

Five

Types,

Designing

And

Governing

Worlds

By

Five

Powers

And

Functions,

Themselves

Designed

And

Governed,

By

Those

Five

Powers

And

Functions

Of

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet belongs to a set of couplets on the five types of cosmic designer-governors: creators, protectors, controllers or regulators, concealers, and revealers. 

I should point out that there are five basic powers of consciousness: creation, protection, regulation (inclusive of apparent destruction), concealment, and revelation or illuminationAny function or task of consciousness, and any event or process in the cosmos, falls into one or the other of these five basic categories: creation, protection, regulation (inclusive of apparent destruction), concealment, and revelation or illumination. 

The five types of primordial cosmic designer-governors are themselves subject to the supreme powers of creation, protection, regulation (inclusive of apparent destruction), concealment or obscuration, and revelation or illumination, of the OmniLight.

It is noteworthy that these couplets extend the notion of design beyond creation (not ex nihilo creation or “creation out of nothing”, but creation by a process of fine-tuning or development) to protection, regulation, concealment, and revelation. In other words, there is not only developmental creation, but also protection, regulation (inclusive of apparent destruction), concealment or obscuration, and revelation or illumination, by design on the part of these cosmic designer-governors.

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.