Archive for ‘Suddha Sanmargam’

July 22, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of OmniLight in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 124

புடையுறு சித்தியின் பொருட்டே முத்தியை

அடைவதென் றருளிய வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet affirms a central teaching of Ramalingam’s path of Suddha Sanmargam, the pure path to wisdom and harmony: enlightenment or liberation is the means to the attainment of the fullness of the life of Siddhi or Adepthood. The couplet declares that this teaching was revealed by the OmniLight.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 21, 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: 123

ஞானசித் தியின்வகை நல்விரி வனைத்தும்

ஆனியின் றெனக்கரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

In this couplet, Ramalingam petitions the OmniLight to grant him the manifold beneficial forms of ஞானசித்தி (gnanasiddhi) or Powers of Cognition and Knowledge in their immaculate condition.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 20, 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: 122

யோகசித் திகள்வகை யுறுபல கோடியும்

ஆகவென் றெனக்கரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

In this couplet, Ramalingam petitions the OmniLight to grant him the manifold யோகசித்தி (yogasiddhi) or Yogic Powers Of Identification and Union.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 19, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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: 121

கருமசித் திகளின் கலைபல கோடியும்

அரசுற வெனக்கரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

In this couplet, Ramalingam petitions the OmniLight to bestow on him கருமசித்தி (karuma siddhi) or Powers of Action and Execution in their vast number of varieties.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 17, 2022

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: 120

மூவகைச் சித்தியின் முடிபுகள் முழுவதும்

ஆவகை யெனக்கரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet petitions the OmniLight to reveal the three kinds of Siddhis (Tamil: சித்தி) or extraordinary powers and their consummation.

The three kinds of extraordinary powers celebrated by Ramalingam in the subsequent couplets are: கருமசித்தி or powers of action or execution, யோகசித்தி or powers of identification and union, and ஞானசித்தி or powers of knowledge.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 15, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

Symbol of OmniLight in the சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledgea place of special manifestation of OmniLight.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 119

முத்திறல் வடிவமு முன்னியாங் கெய்துற

மத்திற லெனக்கரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

In this couplet, Ramalingam petitions the OmniLight to graciously bestow the power to contemplate and attain the transfigured triadic body, i.e., body of pure material elements and constituents, body of pure life-force or vital energy, and the body of pure cognition and knowledge. It is the summit of enlightenment and adepthood on the path of Suddha Sanmargam, the pure path of wisdom and unity.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 14, 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: 118

நீடுக நீயே நீளுல கனைத்தும்நின்

றாடுக வென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet vouches that the OmniLight empowered Ramalingam to endure for eternity and enact the dance-play of creation, protection, destruction, concealment, and revelation in the vast cosmos.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 12, 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: 117

எச்சநி னக்கிலை யெல்லாம் பெருகவென்று

அச்சந் தவிர்த்தவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet testifies that the OmniLight blessed Ramalingam with freedom from deprivation, degradation, deficiency, and liberated him from all fear.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 11, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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:116

மாய்ந்தவர் மீட்டும் வருநெறி தந்திதை

யாய்ந்திடென் றுரைத்த வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

The import of this couplet is that the OmniLight revealed (to Ramalingam) the way or method (Tamil: நெறி or Neri) of bringing the departed back to (new) life and exhorted that it must be investigated.

It is, in essence, the science of reincarnation and pertains to the process by which a departed soul returns to a new body and life.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.

July 8, 2022

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: 115

வாழி நீடூழி வாழியென் றோங்கு

பேராழியை யளித்த வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

The import of this couplet is that the OmniLight bestowed (on Ramalingam) a great discus or weapon (Tamil: ஆழி or āḻi) to ward off or destroy all obstructions and to live forever. This discuss or weapon is the Light of Supreme Grace-Power which secures immortality.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of spiritual enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872.