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.

July 6, 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: 114

சாருயிர்க் கெல்லாந் தாரக மாம்பரை

யாருயிர்க் குயிரா மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

The meaning of this couplet is that the OmniLight is the sustainer and protector of all forms of life, indwelling as the very soul of these diverse individual souls, the very life of these manifold life-forms.

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

July 4, 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: 113

எண்டர முடியா திலங்கிய பற்பல

அண்டமு நிறைந்தொளி ரருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

Commentary:

This couplet affirms that the OmniLight pervades and fills with its Light the innumerable and varied resplendent worlds in the cosmos.

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

July 3, 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: 112

கூறிய கருநிலை குலவிய கீழ்மேல்

ஆறிய லெனவுரை யருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

July 2, 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: 111

எம்மத மெம்மிறை யென்ப வுயிர்த்திரள்

அம்மத மென்றரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

June 30, 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: 110

எங்குல மெம்மின மென்பதொண் ணூற்றா

றங்குல மென்றரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!

June 29, 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: 109

காட்டிய வுலகெலாங் கருணையாற் சித்தியின்

ஆட்டியல் புரியு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி!