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November 25, 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.

Traditional Tamilian vegetarian lunch spread on eco-friendly plantain leaf – Ramalingam praises the sustaining power of the OmniLight in terms of the metaphor of delectable and nourishing vegetarian food: “இளைப்பற வாய்த்த வின்சுவை யுணவே!”

Rio Celeste, Tenorio National Park, Costa Rica

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 700

களைப்பறக் கிடைத்த கருணைநன் னீரே

இளைப்பற வாய்த்த வின்சுவை யுணவே!

Refreshing,

Rejuvenating,

Pure

Water

Of

Compassion,

Delectable,

Nourishing,

Pure

Food,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet invokes pure natural water and pure (vegetarian) delectable food to describe the nourishing and rejuvenating action of the OmniLight in the face of the weariness and exhaustion of a worldly life beset by worries and tribulations.

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.