Tirukkural 896: Not Offending the Great

Though burnt by a fire (from a forest), one may perhaps live; (but) never will he live who has shown disrespect to the great (devotees).

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The Self, Parasiva, can be realized only when the devotee turns away from the world and enters the cave within as a way of life through initiation and under vows.
—Gurudeva