man is punishing himself by taking an axe to his

man is punishing himself by taking an axe to his legs; siva watching

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