Tirukkural 800: Investigation in Forming Friendships

Continue to enjoy the friendship of the pure; (but) renounce even with a gift, the friendship of those who do not agree (with the world).

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Life is meant to be lived joyously. There is in much of the world the belief that life is a burden, a feeling of penitence, that it is good to suffer, good for the soul. In fact, spiritual life is not that way at all.
—Gurudeva