We also have our month Chitra puja yesterday. One of our sishya remarked the other day: “Gurudeva is so powerfully present these days. One of our guests even said they were sure they saw him sitting right there in the temple!”
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.