people carrying bags in woods; man cutting off another mans

Tiruvilayadal Puranam

people carrying bags in woods; man cutting off another mans head; man and women holding each other;

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A satguru is needed because the mind is so cunning and the ego is a self-perpetuating mechanism. It is he who inspires, assists, guides and impels the shishya toward the Self of himself.
—Gurudeva