Siva in the middle with many different type of people

Siva in the middle with many different type of people and gods around him

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Monists, from their mountaintop perspective, perceive a one reality in all things. Dualists, from the foothills, see God, souls and world as eternally separate. Monistic theism is the perfect reconciliation of these two views.
—Gurudeva