With Swamiji’s blessings for the New Year!

For this occasion we want to share Swamiji’s translation of these beautiful verses from the 18th chapter of Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. “How to get entry in that union with Me.” With Swamiji’s blessings for the New Year! Denise & John Read along with the transcript of watch the video http://www.lakshmanjooacademy.org/with-swamijis-blessings-for-the-new-year/ (source: Bhagavad Gita, In the Light…

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 Read more… http://www.lakshmanjooacademy.org/triple-awareness-kashmir-shaivism/ Source: From the third…

This lecture is a continuation from a previous lecture about the five Subjective States of awareness​ in Kashmir Shaivism. This is from the 11th Chapter of Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Here Swamiji explains the three​ states of turya and why there is not a fourth state of turya. Then he goes on to explain the state…

5 Subjective States in Kashmir Shaivism - part 4

In part 4 Swamiji explains the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism from the viewpoint of a Yogi, a Jñāni and worldly people. Here he talks about svapna [the absence of worldly activity, dreaming state], suṣupti [sleep] and where the three energies of Śiva can be found in each [including turya] and which state is nearer to entering into samādhi. This…

Grace explained by Abhinavagupta in Tantraloka

Swami Lakshmanjoo comments on Abhinavagutpa’s Tantraloka 13, in which he explains that limited actions do not cause. Kashmir Shaivism says that these are the signs by which you can understand that grace is there. This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka Ch13, which is part of the Grace and Spiritual Practice study set. Read along with…

5 Subjective States in Kashmir Shaivism - part 3

This talk is a continuation from a previous lecture about the five Subjective States in Kashmir Shaivism. This is from the 11th Chapter of the book, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Here Swamiji explains the four subjective states of suṣupti (deep sleep). He then explains the subjective state of jagrat (wakefulness) in suṣupti from…

Divine Discipline in Yoga

How to develop the eight limbs of yoga before entering into yoga. This is part of a video interview by Alice Christensen (Mother Alice) and Swami Lakshmanjoo discussing the eight limbs of yoga in Kashmir Shaivism. Part 1 was about Niyamas (observance). This is part 2, Yamas (conduct). Swamiji: And another fivefold collective limb of yoga…