DAEIOU

‘DAEIOU’ and its internal meaning

During the month of November, 1873, the saint gave a long sermon after hoisting the flag in front of Siddhivalagam by clearly instructing the audience as to the type of work that should be undertaken by them in future. Some of the excerpts are reproduced below:

“Behold. Please don’t aim at any religion as the deity revealed therein is only a model and the real truth has not been disclosed there transparently.

If we begin to study them after taking much pains, in the short span of time allowed before us, we will be benefited to a very small extent and thereby miss the opportunity of living eternally with a Blissful life.

The time is very short. For all the above things, I now stand as the sole witness. You very well know the deepest faith I once had in Saivism. That aim has now vanished. The reason as to why I had such deep faith in saivism at that time will only reveal the meager knowledge possessed by me then.

The God has elevated me to the highest plane now. This is solely due to my complete surrender. If you adopt the same path, you will also get the best benefit. It is not the religious fervor that has taken me to this height. That which has helped me to achieve this distinction is only His Grace. The merciful deed of the Grace alone has installed me in this super plane”.

(Mahopadesam)

The saint has affirmed by stating that Dayavu (Grace) alone has taken him to this unascenbdable height.

It is now our part to know the real meaning of Dayavu more vividly and this is explained below.

The Tamil world Dayavu is mostly known as love, mercy, grace, etc. But it has got a wider meaning.

When we commence out new life from the Wisdom temple, the light ever glowing from the cerebra spinal cavity, will give us new thoughts and ideas.

Once the expression of Dayavu is implemented through one’s thoughts, words and deeds, it is sure that he will felt more elucidation.

On the basis of the experience gained, we shall get at the real truth now.

The letter Da-î in Tamil is the 7th consonant and is considered to be the abode of the Lord in the seventh stage of the human body (Niradharam) from where one has to realise his existence and abide with God with ever lasting happiness.

Ya-ò signifies the existence of the God in the soul form of the human body expressing the soul and sense knowledge.

Thus the combination of these two letters îò represents the God in the human form to lead a divine life in the world.

As regards the letter vu - represents the world with all its animate and inanimate objects which have been created for the sole purpose of gaining experience and in the long run to achieve the goal of immortality.

Further the letter ‘vu’ à is placed as the fifth vowel, depicting the penta powers of the God. As a significance of this, the human being has got five fingers in each of his hands and legs.

From the above, it can well be inferred that Dayavu is the real form of God and its experience will make one to live with Godhead.

For non-Tamils it is not easy to make them to understand the real meaning of Dayavu, and for this purpose, a new word has been coined in English as ‘DAEIOU’ and it is hoped that it will serve the purpose.

This word contains one consonant and five vowels.

Everyone knows that vowel is the life form of the alphabet and consonant denotes the body form.

The letter ‘D’ in the upturned form represents the head of the human being where the Inner Light is ever kept glowing.

From this light, the penta powers of Porul, Kiriya, Gnana, Yoga and Arul (representing the five Vowels) are spreading around to produce in the universe all atoms, energies, Intelligence, Omni-Soul power and Universal Blissful life of God - man.

Thus by this Daeiou representation, one can realise the Eternal Blessed life of Bliss and live in this world for ever in an immortal stage.

This bliss-giving life is a must to the whole mankind.
This is neither a religious nor an irreligious life in nature.
Also it is not a material or spiritual life of the famous saints and rishis of yore.
So, no one should take this as a challenge to their present life.

Without any prejudice and religious chauvinism and casteism, everyone has to extend his ‘Daeiou’ life from the Divine centre within him.

When the life blossoms from the innermost, all the truth will come to light, which will aid and guide the humanity to make the life completely blissful.

The key of Grace is necessary to open the lock of fetters and it has been distinctly styled as vast compassion.

In other words, one has to offer his compassionate life to God in order to get himself transformed as God.

Let this Goal of Daeiou life be achieved through the munificence of the Omnigrace by one and all and adore our Lord who is all in all.

Reference:

[1] SWAMI SARAVANANANDA, 'SAINT RAMALINGAM' (HIS LIFE AND TEACHINGS AS EXPERIENCED FROM THE INNER DIVINE LIGHT) 'ETERNAL DIVINITY' Dhayavu Nool Veliyeettu Arakkattalai, April 1998.

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