The other morning we had a light shower moving from west to east just past Iraivan temple. When this happens when the sun is in the east we sometimes get incredible rainbows that seem so close you could almost reach out and touch them.
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.