by B. Kamalakkannan.
120 pages, published July 2014.
The inspiring life story of Ramalingam Swamigal, Tamil Nadu’s greatest 19th century Siddha, including many little known facts about Ramalingam’s life, prophecies, photographs and teachings, which the author has investigated in painstaking detail. Ramalingam attained the deathless state of soruba samadhi. He is revered universally for his great sanctity, conquest of death, and inspiring songs, sung by millions to this day. Like Tamil Siddhas before him, he worshipped the “Supreme Grace Light.”
In chapter 18 entitled “Root Cause of Enmity” the author presents facts and compelling arguments which explain why Ramalingam was persecuted in various ways by orthodox Saiva Siddhanthans who condemned him for teaching that Siva was to be found within through meditation on the Supreme Grace Light, Arutperun Jyoti, and that through this the soul’s sins or fetters could be dissolved, and one could unite with the Lord.
The author reveals that before disappearing in his room on January 30, 1874, Ramalingam said:
- “The shop was opened. But there was none to buy. So the shop was closed.
- I am going to close the door of my room. You believe that God is now in the flame of the lamp. Therefore you worship the flame of the lamp without wasting your time. You do meditation before this flame of the lamp keeping in your mind what I have stated in the 28 Poems commencing with the word “Ninainthu, Ninainthu”.
- that he “ would remain invisible for two and a half Kadigai .” (1 kadigail = 60 years. 2.5 x 60 = 150 years. 1874 + 150 = the year 2024 A.D.)
The author also includes the first English translation of these “ 28 poems”,
The author is a long time scholar of Ramalingam’s writings.
“I highly recommend this book to everyone who seeks to apply themselves to the highest teachings of the Yoga Siddhas”. – Marshall Govindan
Read M. G. Satchidananda's book review of this book here
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 February, 2015.