Tirukkural 155: Possession of Patience

Who wreak their wrath as worthless are despised; Who patiently forbear as gold are prized

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Life is meant to be lived joyously. There is in much of the world the belief that life is a burden, a feeling of penitence, that it is good to suffer, good for the soul. In fact, spiritual life is not that way at all.
—Gurudeva