"MAN, in his ignorance, identifies himself with the material sheaths that encompass his true self. Transcending these, he becomes one with Brahman, who is pure bliss." -The Upanishads, Breath of the Eternal.
Symbol of the Turtle : taking their homes with them wherever they go, turtles remind us to remember our roots while still welcoming new places and phases in life. They teach us to appreciate life's simple, true necessities : shelter, food, drink.