OmniLight Invocations 365

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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: 733

உலகெலாம் விடய முளவெலா மறைந்திட

அலகிலா வருளி னாசைமேற் பொங்கிட!

Objects

Of

Sense

And

Their

Relations

Recede

From

My

Consciousness

Rising

And

Overflowing

With

Desire

For

The

Immeasurable

Divine

Light,

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.

This couplet affirms that objects of sense-perception have released their choke hold and receded from Ramalingam’s consciousness which now overflows with desire for the immeasurable Divine Light of compassion.

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.