Tirukkural 338: Instability oh Human Life

The love of the soul to the body is like (the love of) a bird to its egg which it flies away from and leaves empty.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Because Self Realization must be experienced in a physical body, the soul cycles back again and again into flesh to dance with Siva, live with Siva and ultimately merge with Siva in undifferentiated oneness. Yea, jiva is actually Siva.
—Gurudeva