Muruga and consorts sitting on a peacock

Murugan and consorts with a peacock tail fanned out behind them.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Remember, your powers of observation are cultivated by abstinence from excessive talk. That is all you have to do to begin with--be more silent and observing, not wasting or dissipating this most vital power.
—Gurudeva