Rama with Krishan, Hanuman, a saint and attendants

Rama surrounded by attendants plus Krishna, Hanuman and a saint

Photo of  Gurudeva
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.