Vishnu in Ocean with Ananta Sesha, the "Thousand-Headed" Snake

Depicted here with fifteen, in the Vaishnava tradition Ananta Sesha is said to have a thousand heads, on which he carries the planets.

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