Yogaswami Sits in Meditation on a Tiger Skin, Siva/Shakti (Ardhanarisvara) Looks on.

Yogaswami meditating on a lion skin with Ardhanariswara

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
When we are selfish, self-centered and flare up and lose control of ourselves, we are like animals. When we reflect understanding, have control of ourselves and use our will to conquer our lower nature, we are using the Godly part of our mind.
—Gurudeva