In the back is Gurudeva’s picture, of him doing abhishekam to the Siva Lingam. It was in 1983 that he first order an Apple II computer, including one for the monks in San Francisco, who he told to go out and go to classes on how to use it. We have come a long way since then.
Senthilnathaswami is struck by how easy it was to go to the What Is Hinduism, web page, download the PDFs and how fabulous they look on the iPad.
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.