Vishnu in Ocean with Ananta Sesha, the "Thousand-Headed" Snake

Depicted here with fifteen, in the Vaishnava tradition Ananta Sesha is said to have a thousand heads, on which he carries the planets.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Sitting in a state of real meditation, one must be more alive and alert than a tight-rope walker suspended without a net on a taut cable three hundred feet above the Earth.
—Gurudeva