Lord Brahma, with Mala and Lotus

Lord Brahma's four faces symbolize the four Vedas: Rig, Yajor, Athara, and Sama.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Through pranayama, through mantra, through tantra, wielding an indomitable will, the last forces of form, time and space subside, as the yogi, deep in nirvikalpa samadhi, merges into Parasiva.
—Gurudeva