In Spite of a Man's Malicious Intent, The Sadhu Blesses and Garlands Him

Guru puts garland on devotee who formerly intended to hurt him

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Once a profound relationship is developed with Lord Muruga, then with the guru's permission and guidance, true yoga may commence. Otherwise, no matter how long one sits in meditation, no matter how hard one tries, it is just sitting, it is just trying.
—Gurudeva