Tirukkural 27: The Greatness of Ascetics

The world is within the knowledge of him who knows the properties of taste, sight, touch, hearing and smell

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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