Archive for March, 2023

March 4, 2023

OmniLight Invocations

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: 148

வாய்தற் குரித்தெனும் மறை ஆகமங்களால்

ஆய்தற் கரிய அருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!    

Commentary: This couplet affirms that the nature of the OmniLight cannot be grasped even by the collections of revelatory Hindu scriptures such as the Vedas (Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda) and the Agamas (the sacred works of Saivism, Vaishnavism, and Shakta/Tantra).

It implies a rejection of scriptural fundamentalism, or the view that a set of scriptures provides complete knowledge of ultimate reality, and constitutes the final arbiter of competing claims about it.

Since the OmniLight is an Infinite Being with inexhaustible attributes or qualities, no scripture or set of scriptures can provide a complete description and knowledge of its nature and activity.