Bodhinatha gave a very interesting talk today about the difference between “jnana” as understood in general discussions pertaining to Vedanta and the it’s meaning as a stage of Realization Saiva Siddhanta.
"The essence of the soul is Pure Consciousness and Absolute Reality." There are three bodies, shariras, five sheaths, koshas, an inner and an outer aura. The chakras are windows of consciousness. We can find That which has never changed, then we're deep within the soul. That's a good place to look for Parasiva.