Rajanatha’s mother Amma Paulette continued her round of meeting all the monks. She was a elementary school teacher before retiring and has a lot to share with Arumugaswami who handles our children’s course material development. She had some excellent insights on the kinds of materials that teachers actually need and use in the field.
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.