Devi Stotra by Abhinavagupta.

In his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, chapter 15, verse 19, Abhinavagupta inserted this verse about the supreme Goddess–Para Devi. Who is Devi and where does she exist?   Devī Stotra Tathā ca mayaiva śivaśaktyavinābhāva stotre [comm. verse19]. I, [Abhinavagupta], have also somewhere in the Śiva Śakti Avinābhāva Stotra, I have penned down ślokas for...

Without qualifications you bestow grace to people ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Here is a recitation from 1990 sung by devotees of Swami Lakshmanjoo from Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali; an important text of Kashmir Shaivism. These hymns are sung in a traditional Kashmiri style. Swami Lakshmanjoo was very fond of these verses and often requested his devotees to sing these sacred hymns. Below is a brief translation revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. The full translation...

When there is love what else do you need? ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Kashmir Shaivism

Swami Lakshmanjoo explaining the difference between knowledge and devotion as lights in the world and reveals why one is more important to have than the other... (from the yet unpublished manuscript of Kashmir Shaivism's, Stava Cintamani - the wish-fulfilling jewel) hritoddhatatamastantih plushtasheshabhavendhana / tvadbodhadipika me'stu natha tvadbhaktidipika //59 There are two kinds of candles in this...

"Renunciation does not direct you towards God consciousness, attachment diverts you towards God consciousness. There must be love." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo SWAMIJI: ...actually renunciation does not direct you towards God consciousness, attachment diverts you towards God consciousness. There must be love. When there is love, attachment it will take you, carry you there, not renunciation. What...

God is doing it! Focus your mind on me only! ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo Chapter 18. "God is doing it! Focus your mind on me only!" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo view on YouTube or listen to audio below...   Mat cittaḥ sarva durgāṇi mat prasādāt tariṣyasi (58th śloka). Mat citta, when you focus your mind in Me, in Me...

Existing or non-existing, I will find You everywhere and I will worship You everywhere. Swami Lakshmanjoo

An excerpt of Chapter 12 Verse 28 from the newly published book the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali by Swami Lakshmanjoo: "Existing or non-existing, I will find You everywhere and I will worship You everywhere." Chapter 12 (01:04:39) भावा भावतया सन्तु भवद्भावेन मे भव  । तथा न किञ्चिदप्यस्तु न किञ्चिद्भवतोऽन्यथ  ॥२८॥ bhāvā bhāvatayā santu bhavadbhāvena me...

Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism, quotes

This weeks excerpt is from the beautifully devotional Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali (Chapter 17 verse 44-48), revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. “Those devotees of Thee, they adore You with blades of grass and that adoration becomes the producer of jewelry and diamonds” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Chapter 17 (01:01:31) अशेषपूजासत्कोशे त्वत्पूजाकर्मणि प्रभो  । अहो करणवृन्दस्य कापि लक्ष्मीर्विजृम्भते  ॥४४॥ aśeṣapūjāsatkośe tvatpūjākarmaṇi...

By the intensity of Thy devotion, Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

Chapter 16 (11:36) विषमस्थोऽपि स्वस्थोऽपि रुदन्नपि हसन्नपि  । गम्भीरोऽपि विचित्तोऽपि भवेयं भक्तितः प्रभो  ॥८॥ viṣamastho’pi svastho’pi rudannapi hasannapi / gambhīro’pi vicitto’pi bhaveyaṁ bhaktitaḥ prabho //8// O Lord Śiva, O my Master, by the intensity of my devotion, viṣamastho’pi, let me remain in crisis altogether for my whole life. I don’t mind. Svastho’pi, let me remain...