What is a self-effulgent form?

A cyberspace devotee wants to know what it means when it is said that souls in the third world live in their self-effulgent form. Gurudeva says self-effulgent means full of light and that the souls energy is permeating the astral and physical bodies.

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A cyberspace devotee at cs.com, by the name of Barry, wonders about souls living in the third world in their self-effulgent form. "What is the self-effulgent form?"

Well Barry, it is very easy to understand that. When you have a thought, it is lit up. You see the picture of what you are thinking about. When you watch your mind worry or being happy, being confused or being peaceful, the watcher is the same. That watcher is the soul, living in the Sivaloka and is self-effulgent, meaning full of light. Its energy is permeating the astral body and the physical body.

So Barry, the energy in your body right now is coming from Siva, permeating your soul, your intellect, your emotions, your astral body, your emotional body and your physical body.