blissful energies and with a potential power to resurrect the dead into the
bodily life. He preached deathless of body of the people and said that it was
by an error they are consenting to death. After about a year or two of
attaining the Deathless body, he sacrificed it by dematerialization in 1874 in
the very concrete Presence of the Divine at his place in order to make
the God of Vast Grace - Light manifest so as to stay on and directly rule the
earth and to enable him to enter into all the physical bodies universally.
Saint Vallalar of Vadalur
stands unique in annals of spiritual and religious history, for he not only
taught a simple, down to earth, rational philosophy such as could be
comprehended by the simple amongst us, but also practiced what he preached, in
full public view, even as he lived and moved like any mortal in our society during
the last century. Preaching the philosophy of compassion coupled with
dedication and prayer to God. He demonstrated by example what man can and
should achieve in this very birth, through Universal kindness and generosity.
Saint Vallalar made an
incisive analysis of existing philosophies, strengthened the basic concepts
and laid stress on aspects that needed the greatest emphasis in or times.
Shorn of the complexities and nuances or obscure metaphysical that are beyond
the understanding of the 'work a day', the teaching of Saint Vallalar are
simple and straight forward and appeal to the ordinary folks directly as being
reasonable and credible. What is more, his assertions of the feasibility
of salvation for all people through the practice of compassion, right in this
very birth, here and now, gave them a reassuring feeling and a new confidence
in themselves which greatly attracted them to the path of Sanmargha shown by
Saint Vallalarís revelation
encompassing as it does, the old and the new, the east and the west, the past
and the present, is verily and gospel of the common man, for its outreach is
at once vast and varied, is couched in simple and strikingly convincing
language, as though it was penned by a common man.
Unraveling the potential
verities of godhead in all living creatures, Saint Vallalar preach against
dogmas and blind customs that had obscured the original jewels of wisdom
immanent in early scriptures. Nevertheless his was a mission of kindness
and compassion, persuasion, example rather than enforcement. There is no
room for extreme enmity and quarrel, malice or disaffection in his
The cardinal tenets of
Vallalar's teaching are enumerated here in a brief manner:
1. There is but one God for
2. He is in the form of
Supreme Grace Light and is to be worshipped in this form.
3. Worship of minor and
sacrificial offering by killing animals is forbidden.
4. Meat eating is forbidden.
5. Differential treatment to
persons on the basis of their different religions should be
6. Caste distinctions should
7. Recognized the right of
Universal kinship of all souls, one must treat all living creatures with
loving care, holding all life as par with one's own life.
8. The path of compassion,
alleviating the suffering and the hunger of the
'have nots' is the one and only key to salvation.
9. Mythologies and scriptures
(Purana and shastaras) cannot reveal the final conclusive truth.
A general broad and liberal outlook is required in all matters, all round.