Markendeya Defeats Death by his Devotion

Markendeya calmly studies the scriptures while Siva emerges from the lingam and vanquishes Yama, who has come to take Markendeya.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The internal difference that makes a soul a jnani is that he knows who he is and who you are. He knows Truth, and he knows the lie.