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October 2, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Siddhi Valaagam (சித்தி வளாகம்) or “Abode of Adepthood”, Mettukuppam, Vadalur, Tamilnadu, India. It was Ramalingam’s final residence and venue of his last talk in October 1873.

The moon above the Kármán line, the boundary between the earth’s atmosphere and outer space. It is a symbol of the illumination of higher space by the divine moon, OmniLight. The Kármán line is named after Theodore von Kármán (1881–1963).

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 759

பாலெனத் தண்கதிர் பரப்பியெஞ் ஞான்று

மேல்வெளி விளங்க விளங்கிய மதியே!

The

Divine

Moon

Which

Sheds

Its

Rays

Of

White

Light,

And

Always

Illuminates

The

Higher

Space,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The key expression “மேல்வெளி” (mayl veli) in this couplet means “higher space“. Other couplets in this Agaval affirm that there is a hierarchy of spaces. The space in which material objects exist is only one kind of space.

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.