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: 748

அருளொளி விளங்கிட வாணவ மெனுமோர்

இருளற வென்னுளத் தேற்றிய விளக்கே!

The

Supreme

Lamp,

Which

Was

Lit

In

My

Heart,

Spreading

The

Divine

Light

Dispelling

The

Darkness

Of

Anavam

Or

The

Separative

Egoism,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet marks a new series which uses the metaphor of lamp to describe the illuminative or enlightening powers of the OmniLight.

ஆணவம் (Anavam) is the separative egoism or I vs. Thou aggrandizement. It is the root defilement which holds a soul in bondage.

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.