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 मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpigamanamanyatra / ajñānagranthibhidā svaśaktyabhivyaktatā mokṣaḥ...

The Real Cause of Liberation in Kashmir Shaivism

Due to preparations for the Celebrations of the Birthday of Swami Lakshmanjoo and our work on the soon to be published Tantraloka we will take a break from the "weekly excerpts" until after the Spring retreat in May. Thank you for your consideration.Liberation in Kashmir Shaivism is very different from liberation in other system, i.e. Buddhism,...

Mala is absence of knowledge. Mala is not something substantial. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what Malas (Impurities) really are in Kashmir Shaivism. We are working towards publishing the first Ahnika of Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka on Swamiji's Birthday. Let us know if you would like to pre-order a copy. "This mala is very subtle. . . . Mala is neither formless nor with form. It is just...

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. At the following Retreat we will be studying this and other texts of Kashmir Shaivism. Till then we will be posting a...

“One Being has become many, so all beings are equal to one Being” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

“You must understand, you’ll know that unperishable state of God consciousness is residing in each and every being. In that way, you won’t hate anybody. If you hate anybody, it means you don’t find the state of God consciousness in that person. If you ever found that the state of God consciousness is in that...

In Śaivism this objective universe is said to be threefold, because it is composed of three paths (adhvans) . . .

In this excerpt is from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme chapter two, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals "The Sixfold Path of the Universe". Chapter Two The Sixfold Path of the Universe (ṣaḍadhvan) In Śaivism this objective universe is said to be threefold, because it is composed of three paths (adhvans). These adhvans are gross (sthūla), subtle (sūkṣma), and...

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  ॥६५॥...

Pure yoga is one-pointedness ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between Kashmir Śaivism and Advaita Vedānta, from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme. Now also available in Spanish:(Shaivismo de Cachemira, el Supremo secreto). If you have enjoyed the book please leave a review on Amazon. "Pure Yoga is one-pointedness" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Chapter Fifteen Kashmir Śaivism and...