The Life and Teaching of Saint Ramalingar

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Item Code: IDE698
Author: SP. Annamalai
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Language: English
Edition: 1988
Pages: 223
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.1" X 4.8"
Weight 170 gm
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About the Author:

Dr. SP. Annamalai is the Post-Graduate Professor of Tamil, Thiagarajar College, Madurai.

Born in Devakottai (Tamil Nadu) in 1929, he received his higher education in the Pachaiyappa's College, Madras, and stood first in the University in the B.O.L. (Hons.) Examination (1952).

In 1968 he visited Malaysia and Singapore on the invitation of The Federation of Tamils to give special lectures on Tamil Cultures and Literature.

He has participated in Seminars held on Saint Ramalingar at Vadalur at the time of Jyothi Dardhan, celebrated yearly in the month of January. Invited by the Annamalai University, he gave three extension lectures on the subject in the year 1970.

As Secretary, Ramalinga Mission, Madurai Branch, he is doing useful service for the spread of the Samarasa Sanmargam (Universal Religion) propagated by Saint Ramalingar.

This book is the outcome of his Thesis for the Ph.D. degree submitted to the University of Madras in 1967. An earnest student of Saivism and other religions, he has contributed many an article in Tamil to various magazines and periodicals.




1. Introduction 1
2. Sources: 'Thiruvarutpa' and Others 6
3. A Devoted Life 13
4. Background and Mission 24
5. A Social Reformer 39
6. Imagery and Symbolism 47
7. The Right for Integration Through Soul Love 78
8. Triangle of Devotion, Service and Spirituality 139
9. Supernal Powers and Embodied Immortality 190
I. Some Important Dates 209
II. Diagram Showing the 36 Elements 210
III. Twenty-Four Religions Classified into Four Classes 212
IV. Seven Curtains for Universal Worship 212
V. The Twelve Spaces 213
VI. The Mundane and Higher Experiences 214
VII. Technical Terms used by the saint 215
  Bibliography 216

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