Tirukkural 350: Renunciation of Desires and Clinging onto God

Desire the desire of Him who is without desire; in order to renounce desire, desire that desire.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A satguru is needed because the mind is so cunning and the ego is a self-perpetuating mechanism. It is he who inspires, assists, guides and impels the shishya toward the Self of himself.
—Gurudeva