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
Devotees seek a satguru who teaches them to understand suffering, and brings them into the intentional hardships of sadhana and tapas leading to liberation from the cycles of experience in the realm of duality.
—Gurudeva