bavisu kandu uravaruL Arunachala
Arunachala, may the notion that this body which is made of five elements is ‘I’ be removed so I can see the magnificent grandeur of your form without interruption by your grace.
Whether you say I am this body or this body is mine, both are expressions of the ego and its external attachments. Together it is called ‘udal patru’ (literally, body attachment).
To destroy this attachment, one needs to reach the source of the identification though enquiry or meditation. Since the body is inert it cannot say I. The reflected self in between (in the mind-consciousness) does not have a separate existence. Hence it seeks to anchor itself in an external body or soul (atma).
When it is attached to the body, it is tangled up in the bonds of samsara. When it reaches the source of identification, it is established in the state of liberation. Bhagavan is saying, bless me with the sight of your splendorous form without any interruption.