Gurudeva on his Peedham attended by Devotees.

Gurudeva sitting on his Peedham chair with devotees in front of him

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
When we are selfish, self-centered and flare up and lose control of ourselves, we are like animals. When we reflect understanding, have control of ourselves and use our will to conquer our lower nature, we are using the Godly part of our mind.