When did the Darkness Stuck to Us?
Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Thiruvarutpayan (திருவருட்பயன்)
அன்றளவி உள்ளொளியோடு ஆவி இடையடங்கி
இன்றளவும் நின்றது இருள். 24
Song as Romanized text
anRaLavi uLLoLiyOdu Avi idaiyadangki
inRaLavum n-inRathu iruL. 24
Meaning of the Prayer Song:
Then stuck, the darkness stands even today
under cover between the light inside and the soul!
The darkness is in the soul beyond a start point.
c.f. பதியினைப் போல் பசு பாசம் அனாதி - திருமூலர்
In that state (before the soul getting into births)
it was fully darkness for the soul and no light.
2. idaiyadangki inRaLavum n-inRathu iruL.
The association of darkness with the soul continues even when
the soul has taken the birth. The births (creation) are provided
to the soul by the God, as a ship to reach the shore of Bliss.
So, in birth the soul is having the internal light through which
it can use the intellect to chose and at the same time not liberated
from the darkness. So the birth is a combined state of light and
darkness for the soul.
3. It would be in the liberated state, the clutch of darkness
on the soul is completely off and the soul rejoices in the light
- the Bliss that Lord Shiva provides.