Many visitors take note of the tiny trees here and there on the grounds, bonsais cultivated in the traditional way by master Tandu Sivanathan. His Ichiban Apprentice, Sadhaka Rajanatha, is working on a banyan, cutting the roots back and repotting it to discourage growth.
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.