Some years back biologists discoverd stem cells in muscle tissue. These cells have the capacity to live virtually forever and and be teased to produce different kinds of tissue. With the ethical issue of using stem cells from human embryos out of the way, scientists are steaming ahead with research on culturing meat from single muscle cells taken from animals. Read about it on page eight of the July Issue of Hinduism Today.
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.