Tirukkural 124: Possession of Self-Restraint

Tirukkural 124: More lofty than a mountain will be the greatness of that man who without swerving from his domestic state, controls himself

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The Saiva Siddhanta perspective is that Siva's wonderful universe of form is perfect at every point in time, complete and totally just, and every soul, in all stages of evolution, is an intrinsic part of it, even Siva himself.