Sorrow and Suffering

Man in the mouth of a snake. Trishula emerges from the top of the breath of the spirit. Man in the grip of sorrows saved by the spirit

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A satguru is needed because the mind is so cunning and the ego is a self-perpetuating mechanism. It is he who inspires, assists, guides and impels the shishya toward the Self of himself.
—Gurudeva