Story: Siva's Upadesha to the Birds

Tiruvilayadal Puranam

Guru by a tree sitting talking to people

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Yes, bad things do happen. Still, the wise never blame God, for they know these to be the return of man's self-created karmas, difficult but necessary experiences for his spiritual evolution.
—Gurudeva