"The wavy waters in the picture are symbolic of Karma; the lotus, of Bhakti;
and the rising-Sun, of Jnana. The incircling serpent is indicative of Yoga and
the awakened Kundalini Shakti, while the swan in the picture stands for the
Paramatman (Supreme Self).
Therefore the idea of the picture is that by the union of Karma, Jnana, Bhakti
and Yoga, the vision of the Paramatman is obtained."
- Swami Vivekananda