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: 668

சிற்சபை நடுவே திருநடம் புரியும்

அற்புத மருந்தெனு மானந்த மருந்தே!

The

Miraculous

Medicine

Of

Bliss,

Which

Dances

In

The

Center

Of

The

Chitsabhai

Or

The

Hall

Of

Pure

Consciousness,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This is the last couplet in the series 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 Tamil expression “சிற்சபை“at the start of this couplet consists of two words “சித்து” (Chittu or pure consciousness) and “சபை” (Sabhai or Hall – “சபை” has been used to refer to the temple-halls in which the deity Siva performs his “cosmic dance”, e.g., the kaṉaka-sabai at the great temple of Nataraja in Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India). In this couplet, the expression “சிற்சபை” (Chitsabhai) is used only in the sense of “Hall Of Pure Consciousness”.

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.