Lord Vayu, the Wind God, on His Vahana the Deer

The Vedic deity Vayu, God of wind and air, rides through the clouds on his vahana.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Because Self Realization must be experienced in a physical body, the soul cycles back again and again into flesh to dance with Siva, live with Siva and ultimately merge with Siva in undifferentiated oneness. Yea, jiva is actually Siva.
—Gurudeva