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December 2, 2022

OmniLight Invocations

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 141:

ஆரியல் அகம்புறம் அகப்புறம் புறப்புறம்

ஆரமு தெனக்கருள் அருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary: This couplet refers to the four levels of existence characterized by ஆரியல் or beauty and other excellences: அகம் or the Inmost (soul), அகப்புறம் or the Inner (mind as an ensemble of faculties), புறம் or the Outer (body as an ensemble of senses), and புறப்புறம் or the Outermost (the environment).

It also refers to beautiful and divine kinds of ambrosia (ஆரமுது) capable of rejuvenating these levels of existence.

In this couplet, Ramalingam petitions the OmniLight to bestow these divine kinds of ambrosia on him in each of these levels of existence.