Because through their very nature they bind [the beings in] all the worlds, ruinous deeds are ruṇa (bondage). This indeed is the radiant Arunachala, through the mere sight of which all those deeds, which are the dwelling place of that bondage, will cease to exist
The meaning of [the name] ‘a-ru-ṇa’ is ‘being-consciousness-bliss,’ and also, ‘That art thou,’ which signifies the union of the soul and the Supreme (jiva and Siva). ‘achala’ signifies perfection. So meditate on Arunachala, shining with the lustre of ruddy gold, the very thought of whom bestows liberation.
– Aruṇācala Navamaṇimālai, v. 2.
Not seeing him as other, but knowing I am He,to contemplate, and not differentiate, fly unthii fly,is, of all these, the highest state, fly unthii fly.– Upadesha Unthiyar, v. 8.
Not being able to know my [true] Self,
I was caught up in thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’.
Our radiant Lord, worshipped by the celestials,
I am only you, and what is mine is yours alone.
civan ulaku āḷvār – ‘they will rule in the realm of Siva’ is as if to say, ‘they will succeed in attaining the unsurpassed bliss of liberation, eternal and absolute.