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December 30, 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.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 729

மனங்கனிந் துருகிட மதிநிறைந் தொளிர்ந்திட

இனம்பெறு சித்த மியைந்து களித்திட!

Mind

Mellows

And

Melts

In

Love,

Intellect

Achieves

Wholeness

And

Illumination,

The

Associated

Will

Becomes

Harmonious

And

Delightful,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues the series of couplets which describe Ramalingam’s extraordinary realization of the OmniLight. It is unique in the annals of religious or mystical experience. 

After the previous couplets on the physical transformations accompanying Ramalingam’s extraordinary experience and realization, this couplet begins to describe other transformations in his being, notably the transformation of the faculties of மனம் or mind (instrument of awareness and thought), மதி or intellect (instrument of inference), and சித்தம் or will (instrument of decision).

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.