May 14, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

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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: 76

பெரிதினும் பெரிதாய்ச் சிறிதினுஞ் சிறிதாய்

அரிதினு மரிதா மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

May 13, 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: 75

முந்துறு மைந்தொழின் மூர்த்திகள் பலர்க்கும்

ஐந்தொழி லளிக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

May 12, 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: 74

சத்திக ளெல்லாந் தழைக்க வெங் கெங்கும்

அத்தகை விளங்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

May 11, 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: 73

சத்தர்க ளெல்லாந் தழைத்திட வகம்புறத்
தத்திசை விளங்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

May 10, 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: 72

தாங்ககி லாண்ட சராசர நிலைநின்

றாங்குற விளங்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

May 9, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

satya_dharma_salai_old

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: 71

எப்பொருள் மெய்ப்பொருளென்பர் மெய்கண்டோர்

அப்பொருளாகிய அருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Constituting

That

Which

The

Truth-Seers

Affirm

To

Be

True,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

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

May 8, 2022

OmniLight Invocations 365

courtyard

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: 70

வல்லதா யெல்லாமாகி யெல்லாமும்

அல்லதாய் விளங்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

The

Supreme

Power,

Constituting

And

Transcending

Every

Object,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

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

May 5, 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: 69

எப்பாலு மாய் வெளி யெல்லாங் கடந்து மேல்

அப்பாலு மாகிய வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Omnipresent

Reality,

Encompassing

All

Finite

Spaces

And

Extending

Above

And

Beyond

Them,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

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

May 2, 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: 68

மதனுற்ற வண்ட வரைப்பினெங் கெங்கும்

அதனுக் கதுவா மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

May 1, 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: 67

திவளுற்ற வண்டத் திரளினெங் கெங்கும்

அவளுக் கவளா மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

In

The

Resplendent

Clusters

Of

Worlds,

The

Energy

Of

All

Energies,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

The interpretation of the expression “அவளுக் கவளாம்” (avaluku avalam) at the start of the second line depends on the pronoun “அவள்” (aval) referring to the female or the feminine.

The word “திவள்” (thival) refers to luminous, brilliant, or resplendent beauty. Since light is electromagnetic radiation, or a form of Shakti or Energy, we could interpret the terms “அவள்” (aval) and “திவள்” (thival) in this couplet in terms of Shakti or Energy.

If we construe it to refer to Shakti or Energy, represented in Indian thought in the symbol or imagery of the female or the feminine, then this couplet affirms that the OmniLight is the Shakti of all Shaktis, the Energy of all energies in the cosmos.

A complementary interpretation is that the OmniLight is the feminine in all female entities and the Beauty in all beautiful entities in the cosmos.

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