Tirukkural 359: Truth-Consciousness

He who so lives as to know Him who is the support of all things and abandon all desire, will be freed from the evils which would otherwise cleave to him and destroy (his efforts after absorption).

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Beginning to meditate can be likened to starting a long journey. The destination and the means of travel must be known before setting out.
—Gurudeva