Saint Basava

Basava is a Veerasaiva saint

Basavayya is the one who popularized and regularized the Veerasaiva sect in Karnataka. He worships his Ishtalinga which initiated Veerasaivites wear on their body.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Mati, cognition, on a higher level is the awakening of the third eye, looking out through the heart chakra, seeing through the maya, the interacting creation, preservation and dissolution of the molecules of matter.
—Gurudeva