Gautama after his Enlightenment under Bodhi Tree

Surrounded by Images of the world he has renounced, Gautama projects blessings to the world after attaining enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Life is meant to be lived joyously. There is in much of the world the belief that life is a burden, a feeling of penitence, that it is good to suffer, good for the soul. In fact, spiritual life is not that way at all.
—Gurudeva