Why our masters have explained to meditate

This is the continuation of the previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 verses of wisdom] for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. You can listen to our online course named Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Life, where we discuss the whole of Bodhapañcadaśikā along with instructions to…

"Complete knowledge and complete action is the formation of Śiva" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals what is knowledge and what is ignorance. “Complete knowledge and complete action is the formation of Śiva” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo C) The two ways of Knowledge and Ignorance (36–45) Now, he explains in the following ślokas what is knowledge and…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, Swami Lakshmanjoo reminds us that “No matter what happens, go on remembering God and He will carry you.” click to view on youtube   PS DVD 5 (00:42:39) तस्मात् सन्मार्गेऽस्मिन् निरतो यः कश्चिदेति स शिवत्वम्  । इति मत्वा परमार्थे यथातथापि प्रयतनीयम्  ॥१०३॥ tasmāt sanmārge’smin…

The important two kinds of Knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism

In this section from the Light on the Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo is explaining two different types of knowledge that are important in Kashmir Shaivism. Intellectual knowledge is nourished by that pauruṣa jñāna and pauruṣa jñāna is nourished by that intellectual knowledge, side-by-side. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Audio 2 – 13:11 अहमित्थमिदं वेद्मीत्येवमध्यवसायिनी।…

The starting point of the journey is the ending point of the journey! Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point. click to view on youtube PS DVD 3 (00:52:47) मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र  । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः  ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpi-gamanam-anyatra…

If you maintain God consciousness in external world nothing will be lost. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

You are cordially invited to the annual Birthday Celebrations for Swami Lakshmanjoo on Tuesday the 9th of May, followed by a Study Retreat from 10th to 13th May. We are working towards publishing the first Ahnika of Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka. You can pre-order your copy here. At the following Retreat we will be studying this and other texts of Kashmir Shaivism. Till…

Grace (shaktipata) means you have to maintain your vigor, you have to maintain your will. There must be firm will. That is grace. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the stages of yoga in meditation and what grace (śaktipāta) really means in Kashmir Shaivism. This is from the Chapter two of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. View on YouTube DVD 2.3 (28:32) ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते  । सङ्गात्संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते  ॥६४॥ क्रोधाद्भवति संमोहः संमोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रमः  । स्मृतिभ्रंशाट्बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति …

In this excerpt Swami explains how to get absorption into Parabhairava state. This is from the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, chapter 15, concluding verses. DVD 15 (53:33) हृत्वा द्वैतमहामोहं कृत्वा ब्रह्ममयीं चितिम्‌  । लौकिके व्यवहारेऽपि मुनिर्नित्यं समाविशेत्  ॥१५॥ hṛtvā dvaitamahāmohaṁ kṛtvā brahmamayīṁ citim  / laukike vyavahāre’pi munirnityaṁ samāviśet  //15// ॥ Concluding śloka of…