Idhuvo aaNmai Arunachala
Arunachala! If you don’t become one with me now while I am ripe, and destroy my ego, is this sign of your masculinity?
Kanakammal states there are two meanings to this verse, outer or on the surface and the inner, mystical meaning.
In the outer meaning of this song where the dominant theme is that of a woman besotted with her lover overcome by desire, lets go of her decorum and openly beseeches her indifferent lover for union by questioning his masculinity to provoke him into action.
The inner meaning: In this world very few give themselves up for destruction (of their egos) willingly . In this verse, Bhagavan declares to Arunachala that he is ripe and ready for the destruction of the ego and identification with the body and pleads with the Lord to merge with him in divine union. In the process he chastises the Lord by saying, if you are not capable of doing this, is this the sign of your masculinity?
Note: Destruction of the little self which results in merging with the Self is not possible unless under the grace of the guru.