Here we have a couple of bowls in the background that have dried for a few months and are ready to put back on the lathe for final turning. I, the foreground we see a “jamchuck.” This is used as a base to attach the bowl after the outside has been tools and sanded to its final form.
Here, we see the jam chuck with the bowl snuggly fitted on to it. Prior to this, the jam-chuck, made of pine in this case, was turned to the exact diameter of the inside of the bowl rim. Then the assembly was mounted on the lathe and the bottom was brought into final form, as seen in this picture.
This is the inside of the bowl
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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.