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
Meditation is not an escape from the exterior world. We have to straighten ourselves out in the exterior world first before meditation and inner life can really be successful.
—Gurudeva