If one goes through Ramalinga Adigal's compositions compiled as the Thiruarutpa, we can see how systematically he had been brought to experience the various stages of spiritual evolvement. Just by following these songs one can attain bliss. I came across the following videos of several songs from the Arutpa that were composed for the 1939 version of Ramalinga Adigal's life story on celluloid.
The saints life story was retold again in the 70's.
Give thanks to your parents for bringing you into this world. Give thanks to them for providing the material body that was needed for your soul to dwell in and cherish. Give thanks to your ancestors for the continuity in your lineage. Give thanks to the Siddhas, Rishis and Munis who stood by you and watched over you. Give thanks to all those who fed you, keeping you body alive so that this soul could dwell in it longer. Give thanks to Erai for giving you another day to serve another.