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January 17, 2022

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: Couplet: 780

வாழிநின் பேரருள் வாழிநின் பெருஞ்சீர்

ஆழியொன் றளித்த வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Bestowing

On

Me

The

Orb

And

Scepter

Of

Divine

Command,

Eternal

Divine

Light,

Eternal

Maximal

Excellence,

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.

The expression “வாழி” (Vazhi) is used as a blessing for long life and prosperity. In the context of this couplet addressed to the OmniLight, it must be clearly understood as an affirmation of the eternality of its Light Of Compassion and maximal excellence.

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.