Tirukkural 454: Avoiding Mean Associations

Wisdom appears to rest in the mind, but it really exists to a man in his companions.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Most people try to experience God through other people. Disciples see a guru as God. Wives see their husband as God. Devotees see the Deity in the temple as God. But all the time, behind the eyes of their seeing, is God.
—Gurudeva