A picture from guest who came a few days ago. Vasudeva and Kamala Paniker from Pennsylvania and family relatives K. Venugopal and his wife Madhavi from Chicago who are lifetime subscribers of Hinduism Today. The other young couple are newlyweds, Prasant and Donna Radhakrishnan from Oakland, CA visiting for the first time. Prasant is a fusion musician, who combines carnatic music and jazz on his alto saxaphone.
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.