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…

Awareness will carry you to that greatest power, greatest power of maintaining oneness with Lord Śiva, and without any other support. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantrāloka, 13th āhnika (chapter) verse 167-172, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between initiation and the spontaneous rise of automatic knowledge (breakless awareness). (Source Grace and Spiritual Practice, a collection of Video and Audio recordings of the revelations on the subjects of Grace and Spiritual Practice by Swami Lakshmanjoo) nanu prāgdīkṣayā mokṣo-…

“Renunciation does not direct you towards God consciousness, attachment diverts you towards God consciousness. There must be love.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo SWAMIJI: …actually renunciation does not direct you towards God consciousness, attachment diverts you towards God consciousness. There must be love. When there is love, attachment it will take you, carry you there, not renunciation. What…

Thank you, with a special excerpt from Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka, (Kashmir Shaivism)

“Love and devotion for God arises from His Grace”. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Thank you, with a special excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka (Kashmir Shaivism) We thank everybody who came to the annual Birthday Ceremony for Swami Lakshmanjoo and made it a memorable event. We all enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere created by the traditional recitation of mantras and…

In today’s excerpt Swamiji explains the most important ingredient to meditation (Tantraloka Ch11 verse 81). taduktaṁ varadena śrīsiddhayogīsvarīmate // 81 // tena guptena guptāste śeṣā varṇāstviti sphuṭam / This is why Bhagavan Bhairava, Lord Śiva, has explained in Mālinīvijaya tantra that when meditation, or any practice, is done without the development of pramiti bhāva1, it becomes useless….

QUESTION: What kind of action is meditating? SWAMIJI: It is not action it is knowledge, it is cognition. Meditating is recitation of breath, is just knowledge. JOHN: That rest in jnanendriya or where? Or in manas [mind], buddhi [intellect] and ahamkara [ego], this meditation? SWAMIJI: It is prana. JOHN: All those five pranas rests in…

Excerpt fromTrantraloka, Āhnika 14 (Audio Archives John Hughes). nanu tarhi mādṛiśāmapi kulālādivadeva na mukhyakartṛitvamiti kṛitamātmani śivatvābhimānen, (comm. intro to śloka 28 – not recited) [Question.] Now there is question, there is question now; he puts question. “Alright it is good, I am also Śiva! But when I get a headache I cry just like a…

An excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 8th Āhnika, about the highest point—bindu—and what is its meaning in Kashmir Shaivism… Chapter 1 of Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloa available now, click here… ūrdhve bindvāvṛitirdīptā tatra padmaṁ śaśiprabham / śāntyatītaḥ śivastatra tacchaktyutsaṅgabhūṣitaḥ  // 377 // Ūrdhve bindvāvṛitirdīptā, above Sadāśiva, above the element of Sadāśiva there is bindu āvṛiti, there is āvṛiti of…