Posts tagged ‘The Agaval Project’

February 2, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Anthropomorphic Hindu mythic and tantric representation of the “union” and unity of Shakti (energy – feminine) and Shiva (entity – masculine) – Ramalingam affirms this unity, but rejects the Hindu anthropomorphic mythic accounts.
Einstein and Mileva Maric, his wife in 1905 when he embarked on his journey of discovery of the unity of laws of conservation of energy and mass.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 377:

தருமக வமுதாற் சத்திசத் தர்களை
அருளினிற் காக்கு மருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Inmost ambrosia,

Inborn in inner Space,

Empowering Shaktis = சத்திகள்

Embodiments of cosmic energies,

Sustaining

சத்தர்கள் = Controllers of cosmic energies,

Counterparts of Shaktis,

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.

Couplets 374 – 377 refer to the four ontological levels in Suddha Sanmargam metaphysics in the ascending order: outermost, outer, inner, and inmost. I have clarified these levels in an earlier post on the first couplet of the Arutperunjothi Agaval.

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

January 16, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Gouldian finch – a colorful singing perch bird native to Australia.
Platypus or duck-billed platypus – it lives both on land and in water and is one of the five types of monotremes or unusual mammals which lay eggs instead of giving birth.
The Axolotl or Mexican walking fish – a species of salamander unique to Mexico City’s Lake Xochimilco. It is an endangered species.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 351:

சித்திர விசித்திர சிருட்டிகள் பலபல

அத்தகை வகுத்த வருட்பெருஞ் ஜோதி

Exquisitely colorful,

Strange and astonishing,

Such creatures in their abundant variety,

All adaptively and elegantly designed by the OmniLight of Supreme Compassion!

Note: The reference to design does not imply ex nihilo designed creation or designed creation out of nothing. Rather, as available examples of intelligent design by humans and other creatures suggest, it is a case of design achieved by a process of development. Ramalingam’s use of the word “தெருட்டல்” (fine-tuning) in other couplets is suggestive of this form of intelligent design by fine-tuning or development.

January 3, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet 482:

யாரே யென்னினு மிரங்குகின் றார்க்குச்

சீரே யளிக்குஞ் சிதம்பர சிவமே

Those who are compassionate to all beings,

Are bestowed with All Good,

By the OmniLight

Of the Space of Pure Consciousness and Intelligence.

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