Tirukkural 350: Renunciation of Desires and Clinging onto God

Desire the desire of Him who is without desire; in order to renounce desire, desire that desire.

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Meditation is not an escape from the exterior world. We have to straighten ourselves out in the exterior world first before meditation and inner life can really be successful.
—Gurudeva