OmniLight Invocations 365

courtyard

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.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 686

இதமுற வூழிதோ றெடுத்தெடுத் துலகோர்க்

குதவினு முலவா தோங்குநன் னிதியே!

Inexhaustible

Treasure-Chest,

Whose

Plenitude

Is

Never

Depleted

Even

If

Its

Riches

Of

Benediction

And

Bliss

Are

Bestowed

On

Beings

For

Aeons,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This series of couplets invokes the symbol of an inexhaustible treasure chest (Tamil: நிதி or Nidhi) to convey the maximal excellence of the nature of 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.