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September 30, 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.
The phases of the waxing moon.
Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon by Caspar David Friedrich (Source: Wikipedia)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 757

உய்தர வமுத முதவி யென்னுளத்தே

செய்தவம் பலித்த திருவளர் மதியே!

The

Divine

Moon

Waxing

In

Beauty,

Bestowing

The

Ambrosia

Which

Enabled

Liberation

From

Suffering,

And

Fructifying

In

My

Heart

My

Thavam

Or

Spiritual

Austerity,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet is the second in the quartet of couplets (four couplets) which invoke the Moon (Tamil: மதி or mudhi) and its waxing phases as a symbol of the benevolent and alleviating powers of the OmniLight.

The word “அமுது” (Amoodhu) signifying divine ambrosia recurs in many lines in this Arutperunjothi Agaval. It is bestowed by the OmniLight and destroys despair, disease, decrepitude, and death.

The expression “உய்தர அமுதம்” (uythara amoodam) at the start of this couplet refers to the divine ambrosia, bestowed by the OmniLight, which enables salvation or liberation from suffering.

The expression “செய்தவம்” (sey thavam – (Sanskrit: तपस् or Tapas) at the start of the second line of this couplet signifies spiritual austerity, inclusive of renunciation of binding desires, attachments, and aversions.

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.