Tirukkural 495: Knowing the Place

In deep water, a crocodile will conquer (all other animals); but if it leave the water, other animals will conquer it.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
It is the wise man who recognizes the importance of controlling the forces of his mind. His life is a struggle to make his philosophy real, to gain control of the cycles of experience which have tied him to the wheel of karma.
—Gurudeva