Tirukkural 11: The Blessing of Rain

By the continuance of rain the world is preserved in existence; it is therefore worthy to be called ambrosia

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
We make very little progress when we strive to conquer these baser instincts in a good mood. However, vast strides are possible when we are miserable and work with ourselves to replace our misery with joy and understanding.
—Gurudeva