Many people near a fire with an Asura underneath them;

Many people near a fire with an Asura underneath them; man worhsipping siva lingam at temple

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Attachment, for instance, holds our cells together; it is also the root of much suffering, for attachment to material objects or people keeps man's awareness externalized, incapable of expressing itself in full freedom.
—Gurudeva