Tirukkural 557: The Cruel Sceptre

As is the world without rain, so live a people whose king is without kindness.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The good-and-bad concept should be thrown out with a lot of other things, including the up-and-down concept. There is no good; there is no bad. You don't raise your consciousness, nor do you lower it.
—Gurudeva