What gives you liberation and what gives you enjoyment of the world

All of these actions, whatever you do, will give you liberation and will give you enjoyment of the world. Swami Lakshmanjoo will elaborate on this question in this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism.   DVD 3.1 (26:07) सहयज्ञाः प्रजाः सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापतिः  । अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक्  ॥१०॥ sahayajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā purovāca…

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo tells of the “great story of torture in this universe” and Utpaladeva’s devotional plea to Shiva to “please clear Your path, and conceal all other activities of the universe for me for the time being”. This is the great story of my torture in this…

The joy that seems poisonous in the beginning

There are three types of spiritual joy (sukha) in Kashmir Shaivism: sāttvic sukha, rājas sukha, and tāmas sukha. In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, chapter 18, verse 36-37, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains sukha of sāttvic [kind] and how this joy seems poisonous in the beginning. Chapter 18 Part 2 SWAMIJI: DVD…

Śaktipāta [grace] is conducting everybody in various ways ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a continuation of a previous lecture about puruṣa and prakṛti, taken from the 13th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. Here Swami Lakshmanjoo says there are various ways of understanding… It is not [only] one way that he is in samādhi. Śaktipāta [grace] is in various ways conducting everybody.   DVD 13 (56:26)…

What is prakriti and what is purusha video

In this excerpt from the 13th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is puruṣa and what is prakṛti.  And how anyone fortunate enough to understand what is puruṣa and what is prakṛti and what are these guṇas by which they are kicked by, played by prakṛti, if he knows,…

The Universal Shaiva Fellowship and the Lakshmanjoo Academy wishes You and Your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a Joyful and Peaceful Holiday Season and Winter Solstice, and a Blessed New Year. Jai Guru Dev President John Hughes

Divine Discipline in Yoga - Part 4 - Ahimsa (non-violence)

This is part 4 in a series about divine discipline in the ‘Limbs of Yoga’ as found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – Yamas and Niyamas. In this video Swami Lakshmanjoo explains ahimsa (non-violence) in the light of Kashmir Shaivism emphasizing why ahimsa is important on the spiritual path. Part 1 was about Niyamas (observance), part 2…

Triple awareness carries one to God Consciousness! ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how a “yogī whose God consciousness is destroyed by the state of illusion becomes dependent on his action.” Swamiji then reveals how to overcome this with “Triple awareness.” “Triple awareness carries one to God Consciousness!” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Shiva Sutras 3.35 35. mohapratisaṁhatastu karmātmā…