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January 11, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 740

துன்புள வனைத்துந் தொலைத்தென துருவை

யின்புறு வாக்கிய என்னுடை யன்பே!

Treasure

Of

Love,

Expelling

All

Sources

Of

Suffering,

And

Rendering

My

Form

Replete

With

Rapture,

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 all of these transformative experiences pertain to the Treasure of Love, the OmniLight.

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.