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...

The limbs of yoga in Kashmir Shaivism, part 2

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...

5 States of the Soul in Kashmir Shaivism

This lecture is a continuation from a previous lecture about the 5 Subjective States in Kashmir Shaivism. This is from the 11th Chapter of the book, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. In this second part Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about jāgrat (wakefulness) and svapna (the dreaming state). Read transcript here... http://www.lakshmanjooacademy.org/5-states-of-the-soul-part2/ Read more on how this individual subjective...

What are Malas (Impurities) in Kashmir Shaivism, Parātrīśikā Vivarana

This is another post about the most important subject in Kashmir Shaivism, "What are Malas (impurities)". Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy. Copyright @ John Hughes, all rights reserved. Read the transcript along with the audio... http://www.lakshmanjooacademy.org/what-are-malas-impurities-in-kashmir-shaivism-paratrishika-vivarana/ "There are two...

The Truth about Kundalini by Swami Lakshmanjoo - video

This is an extract from a video of Alice Christensen (Mother Alice) and Swami Lakshmanjoo discussing the correct and incorrect rise and awakening of Kuṇḍalinī in Kashmir Shaivism. It is titled The Truth about Kundalini in Kashmir Shaivism. Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the correct and incorrect rise of Kundalini in Kashmir Shaivism. Read the transcript...

Why we need to develop sattvaguna in Kashmir Shaivism ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why we need to develop sāttvaguṇa in Kashmir Shaivism. "The avenue for crossing the cycle of guṇa is through sāttvaguṇa. It is not through rajoguṇa, it is not through tamoguṇa." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo   St.Cin. CD 425 (43:55) triguṇatriparispanda-dvandvagrastaṁ jagattrayam / uddhartuṁ bhavato’nyasya kasya śaktiḥ...

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...