Ramalinga Swami - Vallalar The Saint who attained Deathlessness

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    Speechless world New Member

    Ramalinga Swami (Vallalar) (5 October 1823 – 30 January 1874), whose pre-monastic name was Ramalingam, is commonly known in India and across the world as Vallalar. He was one of the most famous Tamil Saints and also one of the greatest Tamil poets of the 19th century and belongs to a line of Tamil saints known as "gnana siddhars" (gnana means higher wisdom). The Suddha Sanmarga Sangam was spread and passed on by him not only in theory but mainly in practice by his own way of living which was itself inspiration for his followers. Through the notion of Suddha Sanmarga Sangam, the saint endeavored to eliminate the menace of caste. According to Suddha Sanmarga, the prime aspects of human life should be love connected with charity and divine practice leading to achievement of pure knowledge.

    Ramalinga Swami, popularly known as VALLALAR, the Great Munificient, may be regarded as the foremost of the saints and ages of the nineteenth century, considering the heights, widths, depths and intimacies of his integral realisation of the Divine in all the "inmost, inner, outer, and the outermost parts of his being".

    The VALLALAR was the one who affirmed openly and clearly in an unmistakable language the deathlessness of his body which he attained by the power of what he called "Arut Perum Joti", the Vast Grace-Light of the Divine which he identified as the Truth-Light of Knowledge, Satya Jnana Joti. HE who put before the people DEATHLESSNESS of body as an essential part of the realisation of the One blissful Divine. A saint whose very soul-stuff was made of infinite love and compassion, a sage of Truth - consciousness who possessed the divine knowledge and science of deathlessness of body and attained its deathless transformation along with the self creative power of creating all substances of whatever kind including bodily substances.

    Of his six volumes of "Arutpa" , the poems of divine inspiration, the last volume is unparalleled in spiritual history as it gives expression to his realisation of the vast world of Truth-knowledge and the Beyond, and touches on subjects like transformation and deathlessness of body .
    Besides, he was a critic, writer, publisher and commentator and also had knowledge in occultism, alchemy, astrology, and medicine particularly in the nutritional and medical values of herbs and leaves. He was a musician too with a keen musical taste for lyrical songs and he composed lyrics to express, in an easier and popular style, his highest and sublime realisations of the Divine, particularly that of Truth-consciousness (Satya Jnana).

    Perhaps one of the most notable factors of this sage is the claim that he supposedly attained a divinization of the physical body. He attained a total of 3 transformations. His first transformation was the transformation of his normal human body into the Perfect Body, between the supposed attributes of this body are total invulnerability to everything thus rendering him effectively immortal and impervious to any kind of damage as well as having the attributes of being omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient this body is apparently made of Divine Light.

    Beyond this state there was a subsequent transformation by which the Perfect Body transformed further into the Grace Body possessing the following attributes: This body have automatically a young appearance like that of a kid, can be seen but cant be touched, and has complete and absolute dominion over all the Siddhis.

    Even beyond he State of the Grace Body supposedly there was a third and final transformation in which the Grace Body was transformed into the Bliss Body. This body is the body of the Supreme Godhead and is automatically omnipresent but cant be perceived by anyone.
    By achieving this Ramalinga demonstrated that the ultimate states of spirituality can in fact be attained in this world with the physical body and death is not a necessity to experience the ultimate spiritual experience.

    All the siddhis (supernormal powers) were given to him in one night by God even though he declared to God that he did not want the siddhis, he only wanted God. It is reported that when he went out in the sun, his body did not cast a shadow. A photographer came from Madras (Chennai) on several occasions to photograph Vallalar but his body never showed up in photographs.

    Vallalar's disappearance on January 30, 1874

    Ramalingar raised the flag of Brotherhood on his one room residence Siddhi Valakam in Mettukuppam on October 22. He gave his last and most famous lecture, entreating his audience to undertake a spiritual quest and look into the "nature of the powers that lie beyond us and move us," and asking them to meditate on the lighted lamp from his room, which he placed outside. On January 30, 1874, Vallalar entered the room, locked himself in and told his followers not to open it. He said that even if they did open it they would find nothing. His seclusion spurred many rumors, and the Government finally forced the doors open in May. The room was empty, with no clues. The Madras District Gazetteer published by the South Arcot District in 1906 records his disappearance. No death certificate was ever issued because no body was ever found.

    Vallalar was not the first saint in the history of India to attain the Light Body but he was unique in that he wrote extensively explaining the process that he was engaged in to progressively refine his body until eventually he would merge with the Divine Grace Light. He explained in scientific detail how that could be accomplished by anyone and then he accomplished it. He stated that the most important thing to do in order to merge with the Grace Light is to practice Loving Kindness every moment toward all living beings. He said that God is Love and Compassion and when you practice Loving Kindness the energies of God flow through you and divinize the cells of your body.
     
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    Speechless world New Member

    Ramalinga Swami (5 October 1823 – 30 January 1874) was one of the greatest saints in the history of India. He was a great Siddha who possessed all the siddhis (supernormal abilities). When God offered him the siddhis, Vallalar declined to accept them, saying that he did not want siddhis, he only wanted to be One with God always. In one night, God bestowed all the siddhis on Vallalar any way. When Ramalinga Swami went out in the sun, his body did not cast a shadow. When he went out in the rain, his body did not get wet. He attained the siddhi of developing an indestructible body that could not be harmed. Three times a professional photographer was called from Chennai to take his portrait but Vallalar's image never appeared on film.

    In 1874, at the age of 51, Vallalar told his followers that he was going to leave because they did not understand what he was teaching them. He told them that he was giving them the highest wisdom on Earth and they were not practicing it. He said that God is One and all humanity is One but the people believed in different religious sects that separated people.

    He entered his room, sat on the floor and told his followers to leave and lock the door. Several days later, they saw a flash of purple light under the door and opened it. He was gone. He had attained Deathlessness by transmuting his physical body into the Arut Perun Jyoti (Vast Grace Light) and had merged with the Light of God.

    Ramalinga Swami said that it is essential to practice Loving Kindness toward all living beings every moment of your life. He said that God is Love and Compassion and when you are practicing Loving Kindness the Divine energies are flowing through you refining and purifying your physical body. The process actually diviinizes the cells of your body and culminates in transmuting the body into the Light of God.
     

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