Tirukkural 589: King & Spies

Let a king employ spies so that one may have no knowledge of the other; and when the information of three agrees together, let him receive it.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Once a profound relationship is developed with Lord Muruga, then with the guru's permission and guidance, true yoga may commence. Otherwise, no matter how long one sits in meditation, no matter how hard one tries, it is just sitting, it is just trying.
—Gurudeva