Tirukkural 1032: Greatness of Farmer

Agriculturists are (as it were) the linch-pin of the world for they support all other workers who cannot till the soil.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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