Tirukkural 421: Fortress of Wisdom

Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; it is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
It is not a matter of becoming the Self, but of realizing that you never were not the Self. And what is that Self? It is Parasiva. It is God. It is That which is beyond the mind, beyond thought, feeling and emotion, beyond time, form and space.