Naer nindranai en Arunachala
Arunachala the effulgent sun! You are standing like a bee in front of me as if to mock me for not having blossomed (ripened). How strange is that? Does it behove you?
If the lotus doesn’t blossom fully the bee cannot enter and drink the honey. If the bee stands outside and asks the flower ‘why haven’t you blossomed and opened your petals yet?’ how does that make sense? If the sun which is responsible for the blossoming of the lotus by his very presence asks the flower why you haven’t blossomed, it’s matter of ridicule. Honourable Arunachala, do not pay any attention to my state of ripeness, your sight alone will make me ripe and ready. In the presence of Siva a jiva becomes ripe, and in the present of a guru, a disciple becomes ripe effortlessly is the meaning of this verse.