Devi with Brahma, Siva, Saints or Rishis

Siva with Parvati on river, Brahma with Saraswati, saints and sages with Himalayas behind

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
We make very little progress when we strive to conquer these baser instincts in a good mood. However, vast strides are possible when we are miserable and work with ourselves to replace our misery with joy and understanding.
—Gurudeva