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.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: 731

அறிவுரு வனைத்து மானந்த மாயிடப்

பொறியுறு மான்மதற் போதமும் போயிடத்!

Joy

Permeates

Knowledge,

The

Known,

And

The

Knower,

The

Conceit

Of

Egoism

Departs

From

Its

Sensory

Enclave,

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 continues to describe other transformations in his being.

It affirms that knowledge, knowing, and the known are all permeated by joy or delight (Tamil: ஆனந்தம் or āṉantam). It also affirms that the conceit of egoism (Tamil:தற்போதம் or taṟpōtam) , manifested in the false sense of ownership and rulership over the organs of sense-perception (Tamil: பொறி or poṟi), has departed. Presumably, this allows these organs of sense-perception to function naturally and fully since the interference of egoism has ceased.

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.