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
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