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 the 13th āhnika of Tantrāloka, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between initiation and the spontanesous 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- ‘dhunā tu...

The real state of Bhairava is Bhairavi

Kashmir Shaivism is so rich and detailed in its theology and soteriology that it has been aptly described as “the mystical geography of awareness.” It includes a highly developed system of spirituality that emphasizes not only the intellectual understanding of its philosophy but also the direct realization, the direct experience, of its truth. For the...

breath is the source of thoughts

The important symptoms of divine glory, from the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo. There are two kinds of glories in Kashmir Shaivism, as explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo, one is divine glory, one is not divine glory. Godly behavior is sentencing you in mokṣha, liberation. And demonic behavior is entangling...

In this excerpt from The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha Swami Lakshmanjoo urges us to strive for awareness "at least in the gap . . . with our masters grace" . . . and explains what is really to be realized in Kashmir Shaivism. He also clarifies the differences between the...

Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

This is an excerpt from the Spanda Sandoha, an exposition of Kṣemarāja on the first verse of the Spanda Kārikā written by Vasuguptanātha, revealed to us by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Available now as complete set under the title The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha - revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo). "He has given the indication...

How to find God in the daily routine of life, Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

A central theme of the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is the highly esoteric principal known as spanda which means vibrationless/vibration or established stable movement. In our Shaivism there are two texts that deal specifically with the spanda principal. The Spanda Karika (precise philosophical statements) on the Spanda theory and the Spanda Sandoha (exposition) of the...

This is an an excerpt from the Spanda Sandoha, which is a commentary on the first verse of the Spanda Karika as revealed by Swamij Lakshmanjoo. Available now as complete set under the title The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha - revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo). A central theme...

This is an excerpt of Dhāraṇā 2 from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo... Now next. मरुतोऽन्तर्बहिर्वापि वियद्युग्मानिवर्तनात् । भैरव्या भैरवस्येत्थं भैरवि व्यज्यते वपुः ॥२५॥ maruto'ntarbahirvāpi viyadyugmānuvartanāt /41 bhairavyā bhairavasyetthaṁ bhairavi vyajyate vapuḥ // 25 // Antar bahir, internally or outwardly (vāpi means “or”), internally or outwardly, marutaḥ, this energy...