Tirukkural 1: The Praise of God

As the letter A is the first of all letters, so the eternal God is first in the world

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
To know yourself is why you are on Earth. You were born to realize the Self. You are not here to make money, to clothe yourself or to entertain yourself. These are incidentals.
—Gurudeva