Theriyum endranti en Arunachala
Arunachala! When I prayed to you to show me your real form, you graced me with the instruction to turn inwards and look inside with determination (vairagya) constantly. How strange is that? Because when the ‘I’ remains as One, what can it know outside of it? What is the secret of your upadesa (instruction)?
Ego stands in the way of self realisation (atma saatshatkaram). Self enquiry is the only way to destroy the ego and achieve one’s real state/form. A sadhaka (spiritual practioner) has to constantly, every day, do self enquiry till the darkness of ignorance created by the ego is wiped out and the Self shines. This is what he means by ‘dhinam agak Kann kaNN, literally, daily inwards eye see = look inward every single day).