Story: Sakthi Nayanar

Periyapuranam

Sakthi Nayanar (sometimes called Shaktinatha) did not tolerate any one who spoke ill about Shaivas. He is said to have forcibly pull out the tongues of the offender with tongs and cut them off with sharp knife called satti, which gave him his name.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Most people try to experience God through other people. Disciples see a guru as God. Wives see their husband as God. Devotees see the Deity in the temple as God. But all the time, behind the eyes of their seeing, is God.
—Gurudeva