Tirukkural 1057: Mendicancy

Beggars rejoice exceedingly when they behold those who bestow (their alms) with kindness and courtesy.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Sitting in a state of real meditation, one must be more alive and alert than a tight-rope walker suspended without a net on a taut cable three hundred feet above the Earth.
—Gurudeva