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November 28, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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An old photo of Sathiya Dharuma Saalai (The Home of True Charity) in Vadalur, Tamilnadu, South India – It was opened by Ramalingam on May 23, 1867, and has fed the poor and hungry to this day. 

Ripe Mangoes

Charcoal Roasted Ripe Plantain

Jujube or Jujuba (Tamil: இலந்தை or Ilandai)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 703

கட்டுமாம் பழமே கதலிவான் பழமே

இட்டநற் சுவைசெய் யிலந்தையங் கனியே!

The

Delicious

Ripe

Mango,

And

Plantain,

The

Sweet

Jujube,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues to invoke beneficial and delicious natural substances to convey the bliss and benevolence of the OmniLight.

In invoking these delicious natural substances, such as fruits and so forth, to describe the experience of the bliss of the OmniLight, I think that Ramalingam is also recommending them for their beneficial effects. It should also be noted that these fruits are manifestations of the supreme compassion of OmniLight. They have many useful functions in supporting life-forms.

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.