Beautiful Hawaiian flowers brighten up the pathway leading to the Kadavul Temple. These Guzmanias were a gift from the owner of a giant nursery on the Big Island, wanting to share his abundance with the monastery. Thanks, David!
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.