To attain Eternal Bliss or Godly status a man must practice alms-giving and meditation. To practice alms giving or charity he needs wealth. Even if he is wealthy, he should be generous. Even if he is generous to carry out the noble acts of charity, he should have a conducive environment, place and scrupulous followers. For all these he needs the great blessings of Guru Sri Agathiar. For meditation or prayer he must be aware us whom he must pray to and obtain the blessings. Even if he has this awareness, he must be taught as to what and how he must seek in his prayer. He must also be taught as to when and how long he must meditate or pray. Otherwise people will stumble without knowing how to realize God.
Hence a Preceptor or Teacher should be available to him who can guide the disciple with all His rich experience. To be fortunate to have such a Preceptor or Guru the man needs the great blessings of Guru Sri Agathiar. So his daily prayer to Guru Sri Agathiar must comprise of his humble request for Guru Sri Agathiar’s blessings to practice charity and meditation with his submission that he realizes that those two would be impossible without the holy blessings of Sri Agathiar. He must realize that without those two practices it would be impossible to attain Eternal Bliss. He must surrender that even the prayer itself is the result of mercy shown by the Great Guru Sri Agathiar and realize that all the above are only due to his own virtues or good deeds.
With an intention to attain Godly status, some practice breathing exercise (Pranayama). When they hold their breath for a long time they get acute stomachache, ulcer and will suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), indigestion and dysentery. There will be swelling in their arms, legs, stomach and they will face untimely death leaving behind their wife and children as orphans. The reasons for this are the absence of the true Guru in their life and the chasing ill effects of their vices or bad deeds.
Some in their eagerness to avoid death try many types of medicines, herbs etc., and assume that due to its effect they would not die. Unfortunately they will have an unnatural death. Such people will never listen to or will never take the advices of knowledgeable persons. This is again due to their vices or bad deeds.
Some will read Siddha’s (Immortal Sages) writings on medicine and alchemy (science of converting metals into gold) and will try to practice them. Such poems can never be understood for their real meaning. Unaware of this truth such people will loose all their wealth in greed, become bankrupt and therefore turn out to be laughing stock in the society. These people too will never take the advices of the knowledgeable one. Even this is due to their vices or bad deeds.