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September 14, 2021

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: 663

இறந்தவ ரெல்லா மெழுந்திடப் புரியுஞ்

சிறந்தவல் லபமுறு திருவருண் மருந்தே!

The

Omnipotent

Divine

Medicine,

Which

Raises

The

Dead,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The Tamil phrase “இறந்தவ ரெல்லா மெழுந்திடப் புரியுஞ்” refers to the raising of the dead, i.e., bringing back the departed soul into a new body and life. In other words, it is the marvelous power of the OmniLight to bring about the reincarnation of departed souls in new bodies. It must not be conflated with the Judeo-Christian-Islamic doctrine of the “resurrection of the dead” on the “Day of Judgment”.

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.