Over our two day retreat here, Bodhinatha had an event at which he spoke to a group of businessmen in Kuala Lumpur on the 13th, followed by an event in Singapore. Palaniswami met our sishyas in Klang, Malaysia, and Bodhinatha had satsang with the members. Three vratasishyas took their vows. Today Bodhinatha and Palaniswami are in Bangalore.
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.