Maalarivu arutharuL Arunachala
Arunachala! I have no knowledge of shastras (scriptures). Please uproot the ego of this dullard (moodan says TRK) deluded by mind-body consciousness, and show me the real knowledge with your grace.
[Note: Nool has two meanings, one is thread like twine, the other is books, a library is called noolagam.)
The root of all misunderstandings and getting confused by taking what’s unreal to be real and vice versa is the ego consciousness. Unless this delusion is wiped out, the Real will not shine through. Although knowledge of shastras is essential for those seeking the real, those who are extremely ripe, who are melting in their heart for Arunachala’s grace, such knowledge is not necessary says Bhagavan. Just the sincere desire is enough. Since Arunachala as I-I in the heart of those devotees who have lost their ego consciousness, sastra knowledge is not needed. Bhagavan calling himself ‘paedhayan’ (dullard) is a sign of humility as he himself is the form of Self.