Tirukkural 565: Wealth in Wrong Hands

The great wealth of him who is difficult of access and possesses a sternness of countenance, is like that which has been obtained by a devil.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Devotees seek a satguru who teaches them to understand suffering, and brings them into the intentional hardships of sadhana and tapas leading to liberation from the cycles of experience in the realm of duality.