Tirukkural 615: Manly Effort

He who desires not pleasure, but desires labour, will be a pillar to sustain his relations, wiping away their sorrows.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
From an absolute perspective, our soul is already in nondual union with God, but to be realized to be known. We are That. We do not become That.
—Gurudeva