We flew to Bangalore on the 12th evening quite late to be greeted by Jiva Rajashankara, his wife, sons and extended family who had come to India for the marriage of his youngest son.
The day before, on the 11th, in Pondicherry, Bodhinatha had dinner with yoga students at ICYER, Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry run by Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani whom we have known for many years. Bodhinatha gave a short talk and answered questions for the evening satsang.
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.