Tirukkural 1042: Poverty

When cruel poverty comes on, it deprives one of both the present and future (bliss).

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When you have the energy of bhakti, of love, flowing through your body, meditation is easy. You don't have to go through the preliminaries. You are already functioning in the higher chakras.
—Gurudeva