The cycle of the universe is His energy

Let us continue the weekly lectures with the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the "15 verses of wisdom" for 'those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined". This part is starting with verse 6 till verse 8. You can review the previous verses here.     Track 06 (02:29) एष देवोऽनया देव्या नित्यं क्रीडारसोत्सुकः । विचित्रान् सृष्टिसंहारान् विधत्ते...

The span of life and time . . .

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”. In this part Swamiji is explaining the 10th verse...   तेषु वैचित्र्यमत्यन्तमूर्ध्वाधस्तिर्यगेव यत् । भुवनानि तदंशाश्च सुखदुःखमतर्भवः ॥१० teṣu vaicitryam-atyantam - ūrdhvādha-stiryageva yat / bhuvanāni tad-aṁśāśca...

Not knowing is-samsara-this existence of the world

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”. In this part Swamiji is explaining the 11th verse...   यदेतस्यापरिज्ञानं तत्स्वातन्त्र्यं हि वर्णितम् । स एव खलु संसारो जडानां यो विभीषकः ॥११ yadetasyā-parijñānaṁ tat-svātantryaṁ hi varṇitam /...

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”. In this final part Swamiji is explaining the 15th and 16th, which are the ending verses... इत्थमिच्छाकलाज्ञानशक्तिशूलाम्बुजाश्रितः । भैरवः सर्वभावानां स्वभावः परिशील्यते ॥१५ ittham icchā kalā-jñāna śakti śūlāmbujā śritaḥ...

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”. We have been studying this text at the recent webinar in depth. This is the 12th and 13th verse... Track 12 (03:23) तत्प्रासादरसादेव गुर्वागमत एव वा । शास्त्राद्वा परमेशस्य...

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”. In this part Swamiji is explaining the 14th verse... etau bandhavimokṣau ca parameśasvarūpataḥ  / na bhidyete na bhedohi tattvataḥ parameśvare  // 14 // But in fact these two...

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". This part is explaining the 9th verse.   Detail of Abhinavagupta and the Kashmir Shaiva Lineage. 4 x 4 foot (1,5 x 1,5 m) Original painting...

Today's lecture is an excerpt from the Bodhapañcadaśikā [15 verses of wisdom] as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. You can also still study the complete text of the Bodhapañcadaśikā in depth with us at our first webinar, "Kashmir Shaivism & The Transformation of Life", which is a wonderful introduction to Kashmir Shaivism as well as in...