A Rishi Ponders Earlier Lifetimes ?

Rishi considers the pathsover lifetimes that he took to arrive at his current state

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Because Self Realization must be experienced in a physical body, the soul cycles back again and again into flesh to dance with Siva, live with Siva and ultimately merge with Siva in undifferentiated oneness. Yea, jiva is actually Siva.
—Gurudeva