Archive for September 22nd, 2021

September 22, 2021

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: 750

மயலற வழியா வாழ்வுமேன் மேலும்

இயலுற வென்னுளத் தேற்றிய விளக்கே!

The

Lamp

Of

Divine

Light

Lit

In

My

Heart,

Which

Destroyed

Doubt,

Confusion,

And

Delusion,

And

Developed

My

Fitness

For

The

Immortal

Life,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The Tamil word “மயல்” (Mayal) at the start of this couplet refers to doubt, confusion, and delusion. The term “அழியா வாழ்வு” (Azhiya Vazhvu or indestructible life) refers to the supernal life based on the body of pure elements (சுத்த தேகம் – Suddha Deham) bereft of decay, disintegration, and their attendant afflictions endemic to embodiment in impure elements.

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

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.