OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of OmniLight in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 660

வேதமு மாகம விரிவுக ளனைத்தும்

ஓதநின் றுலவா தோங்குமந் திரமே!

The

Sacred

Mantra,

Which

Surpasses

And

Transcends

The

Invocations

Of

All

The

Vedas

And

Agamas,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The previous couplet described the OmniLight as the sacred mantra which encompasses all other mantras. This couplet points out that the OmniLight is also the sacred mantra which surpasses and transcends the mantras of all scriptures such as the Vedas and Agamas.

This couplet continues the series of couplets on மணி (Gemstone), மந்திரம் (Mantra), and மருந்து (Medicine). The OmniLight and its revelatory and other powers are described in terms of these three central metaphors of precious gemstone, mantra, and medicine.

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.