Tirurukkural 637: The Office of Minister of State

Though you are acquainted with the (theoretical) methods (of performing an act), understand the ways of the world and act accordingly.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
We make very little progress when we strive to conquer these baser instincts in a good mood. However, vast strides are possible when we are miserable and work with ourselves to replace our misery with joy and understanding.
—Gurudeva