Tirukkural 27: The Greatness of Ascetics

The world is within the knowledge of him who knows the properties of taste, sight, touch, hearing and smell

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
It is an error to say that the universe is mere illusion, for it is entirely real when experienced in ordinary consciousness, and its existence is required to lead us to God.
—Gurudeva