Posts tagged ‘Agaval 365’

January 26, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Rain clouds pouring rain over a desert landscape

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 371:

வான்முகிற் சத்தியான் மழைபொழி வித்துயிர்

ஆனறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

From the powers of clouds,

Pour rain,

Protect living beings,

Dispel drought and destruction,

OmniLight of Supreme Compassion!

Note: The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these verses.

January 25, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Solar light – Source: Wikipedia

Lunar light – Harvest moon – Source: Wikipedia

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 370:

முச்சுட ராதியா லெச்சக வுயிரையும்

அச்சறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Cosmic Light,

Solar Light,

Lunar Light,

May these three forms of Light,

Sustain living beings in varied worlds,

Dispel their darkness and fear,

By the Supreme Compassion of OmniLight!

Note: The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 24, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 369:

பாடுறு மவத்தைகள் பலவினு முயிர்களை

ஆடுறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

OmniLight of Supreme Compassion!

Protect these living beings,

In all their states,

Situations and conditions,

Productive of suffering.

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 23, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 368:

உயிருறு முடலையு முடலுறு முயிரையும்

அயர்வறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

The living soul,

Linked to the living body,

Let them not languish,

OmniLight of Supreme Compassion!

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 22, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 367:

சிசுமுதற் பருவச் செயல்களி னுயிர்களை

அசைவறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Protect these living beings

In their activity and development,

From their infancy,

Through childhood,

To youth,

And after,

OmniLight of Supreme Compassion!

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

            

January 21, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

T cells fighting cancer (Getty Images)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 366:

உடலுறு பிணியா லுயிருடல் கெடாவகை

அடலுறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Endowing them with immunity,

Protect the body and the life in it,

From dread disease and its damage,

OmniLight of Supreme Compassion!

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 20, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Albert Bierstadt‘s “Giant Redwood Trees of California”, 1874 (Source: Wikipedia)
Giant Sequoia Groves – Sequoia and King’s Canyonhttps://www.nps.gov/seki/
Source: Wikipedia

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 365:

வேர்வுற வுதித்த மிகுமுயிர்த் திரள்களை

ஆர்வுறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Numerous living beings,

Growing from roots,

To become trees and plants.

May they grow and flourish by the Supreme Compassion of the OmniLight!

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 19, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Earthworm
An unidentified nematode (Poikilolaimus sp.) from Kopanang gold mine, 0.9 miles (1.4km down) (Credit: Gaetan Borgonie et al/Nature Communications) Source: BBC – Earth

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 364:

நிலம்பெறு முயிர்வகை நீள்குழு வனைத்தும்

அலம்பெறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Land-borne life-forms,

Living beings which are elongated,

Generated in the earth,

Sustained in its soil,

Nourished by water,

May they receive all that they need by the Supreme Compassion of the OmniLight!

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 18, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 363:

முட்டைவாய்ப் பயிலு முழுவுயிர்த் திரள்களை

அட்டமே காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Living beings,

Inhabiting and developing,

In eggs.

May the protection of the OmniLight of Supreme Compassion envelop them!

Note: The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.

January 17, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

A pregnant cow with a “Moocall” sensor attached to its tail to monitor its birthing contractions.
A pregnant elephant in the Saint Louis zoo.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 362:

தாய்கருப் பையினுட் டங்கிய வுயிர்களை

ஆய்வுறக் காத்தரு ளருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Living beings in their mothers’ wombs,

May the OmniLight of Supreme Compassion give them both its maternal protection and alleviate their suffering!

Note: This couplet, and others which follow, express Ramalingam’s heartfelt prayers or petitions to the OmniLight of Supreme Compassion, on behalf of the numerous varieties of living beings with their diverse modes of gestation or birth, sensory endowments, natures, and forms of living.

They appeal to and celebrate the self-determined and law-governed (the laws are determined by the OmniLight and consistent with its supreme compassion) protective functions of the OmniLight of Supreme Compassion. Not least, they underscore the importance of the ethic of compassion for living beings, and indicate its precepts.

The meditative recitation of these prayers helps to develop compassion for living beings.