July 26, 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: 127

ஏகசிற் சித்தியே யியலுற வனேகம்

ஆகிய தென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet affirms that the OmniLight revealed to Ramalingam that the manifold forms of siddhis or powers of consciousness are expressions or manifestations of Oneசிற்சித்தி” (Chitsiddhi) or Consciousness-Power.

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

July 25, 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: 126

சித்தியென் பதுநிலை சேர்ந்த வநுபவம்

அத்திற லென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet describes the ultimate goal in Suddha Sanmargam, a life of Siddhi or Adepthood.

It says that this Siddhi is “நிலை சேர்ந்த வநுபவம்” or the attainment of the immutable state of realization and union with OmniLight, the Ultimate Reality. The relevant meaning of the key word “நிலை” (Nilai), in this context, is permanence and immutability.

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

July 23, 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: 125

முத்தியென் பதுநிலை முன்னுறு சாதனம்

அத்தக வென்றவென் னருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet declares that முத்தி (Tamil: Muthi) or liberation from desire or craving, and attachment to objects, including the body, is the stable basis and prior practice or preparation (for the goal of Siddhi or Adepthood).

It affirms that this was a revelation from the OmniLight.

It is a revolutionary departure from the religious traditions of India which maintain that mukti, or mokṣa, or liberation (Sanskrit: मोक्ष) is the ultimate end or goal.

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

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.