Tirukkural 495: Knowing the Place

In deep water, a crocodile will conquer (all other animals); but if it leave the water, other animals will conquer it.

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