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.   vairagyam bhogavairasyam...

How God reveals Himself

Excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali and  by Swami Lakshmanjoo... Rahasyanirdeśanāma dvādaśaṁ stotram, the twelfth stotra. Rahasyanirdeśa [means] the revealing of a secret. Chapter 12 (00:15) सहकारि न किञ्चिदिष्यते भवतो न प्रतिबन्धकं दृशि  । भवतैव हि सर्वमाप्लुतं कथमद्यापि तथापि नेक्षसे  ॥१॥ sahakāri na kiñcidiṣyate bhavato na pratibandhakaṁ dṛśi / bhavataiva hi sarvamāplutaṁ kathamadyāpi tathāpi nekṣase...

Swami Lakshmanjoo meditation

An important excerpt from the Study set Revelations on Grace and Spiritual Practice, Swami Lakshmanjoo about what the purpose of meditation is . . . JOHN: So then, when a person meditates what should be his thought? You say the thought should not be “that I'm going to gain something that I don't already have.” SWAMIJI: No,...

Here Swamiji explains the practice of meditation ajapā-gāyatrī, from the book Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism, The oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo Talks on Practice, page 38 madhyamaṁ prāṇamāśritya prāṇāpānapathāntaram / ālambhya jñānaśaktiṁ ca tatsthaṁ caivāsanaṁ labhet // Netra Tantra VIII:11 “On the pathway of your breath maintain continuously refreshed and full awareness on and in the...