When we get off-and-on showers and sunshine in the morning while the sun is still to the east, magical rainbows appear to the west over the river and temple. This morning it was as if Lord Siva was painting above His golden towers.
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.