Lord Brahma, with Mala and Lotus

Lord Brahma's four faces symbolize the four Vedas: Rig, Yajor, Athara, and Sama.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
One who performs japa properly will realize what he knows. You see, japa opens up the inner mind and focuses the energies of certain chakras, which are consciousness encased within the psychic nerve ganglia of the nadi network.
—Gurudeva