Thank you for providing the links to the river of life upadeshas. Very candid indeed! Incidentally when a thought occurred about how Gurudeva would have meditated in the ‘Kelani’ (?) caves I ended up visiting the Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley in the state of Virginia after 35 years! It is an amazing site and anyone who meditates should not miss a visit to this wonderful gift to mankind. Had it been in India it would have been overflowing with perhaps Rishis, Sadhus and serious meditators.
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.