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...

How to get absorption into Parabhairava state, by Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami explains how to get absorption into Parabhairava state. This is from the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, chapter 15, concluding verses. DVD 15 (53:33) हृत्वा द्वैतमहामोहं कृत्वा ब्रह्ममयीं चितिम्‌  । लौकिके व्यवहारेऽपि मुनिर्नित्यं समाविशेत्  ॥१५॥ hṛtvā dvaitamahāmohaṁ kṛtvā brahmamayīṁ citim  / laukike vyavahāre’pi munirnityaṁ samāviśet  //15// ॥ Concluding śloka of...

Find out that power within!

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why one who is Self realized does not get afraid. PS DVD 3 (00:41:09) आत्मज्ञो न कुतश्चन बिभेति, सर्वं हि तस्य निजरूपम्  । नैव च शोचति, यस्मात् परमार्त्थे नाशिता नास्ति  ॥५८॥ ātma-jño na kutaścana bibheti, sarvaṁ hi tasya nija-rūpam / naiva ca...

“The recitation of mantra means reciting mantra to reveal your own Self” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the book Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals who Lord Shiva is meditating on. Chapter 3 (35:56) मत्परं नास्ति तत्रापि जापकोऽस्मि तदैक्यतः  । तत्त्वेन जप इत्यक्षमालया दिशसि क्वचित्  ॥१७॥ matparaṁ nāsti tatrāpi jāpako’smi tadaikyataḥ / tattvena japa ityakṣamālayā diśasi kvacit //17// O Lord, there is one painting of Your form available...

You are Parabhairava! ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why YOU are really Parabhairava (supreme state of God Consciousness). This is from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism chapter 8 by Swami Lakshmanjoo. You can also view this excerpt as a video on youtube http://youtu.be/yM2uecgpMig Oṁ. Oṁ means: antarālīnatattvaughaṁ cidānandaghanaṁ mahat / yattattvaṁ śaivadhāmākhyaṁ tadomityabhidhīyate //271 Antarālīna tattvaughaṁ, where...

The limbs of yoga in Kashmir Shaivism

How to develop the eight limbs of yoga before entering into yoga. This is part of an interview by Alice Christensen (Mother Alice) and Swami Lakshmanjoo discussing the eight limbs of yoga in Kashmir Shaivism. View video here https://youtu.be/r92_0LJa3_0 Alice: You know the discipline of yoga, it seems to be so complicated,  but in Patañjali’s book, the...