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 ...

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. Oṁ. Oṁ means: antarālīnatattvaughaṁ cidānandaghanaṁ mahat / yattattvaṁ śaivadhāmākhyaṁ tadomityabhidhīyate //271 Antarālīna tattvaughaṁ, where all of these differentiated thirty-six elements and one hundred and eighteen...

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...

When by means of differentiated thought, that self is covered by ignorance... ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This is a continuation of the 39th verse of the third awakening of the the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Here Swamiji explains what happens to the person who does not maintain onepointed-ness on turya (the fourth state). And conversely, when...

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...

Thank you, with a special excerpt from Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka, (Kashmir Shaivism)

"Love and devotion for God arises from His Grace". ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Thank you, with a special excerpt from Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka (Kashmir Shaivism) We thank everybody who came to the annual Birthday Ceremony for Swami Lakshmanjoo and made it a memorable event. We all enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere created by the traditional recitation of mantras and...

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...

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is initiation and what is its most important feature. This excerpt is from the book, Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Chapter Twelve. The Fivefold Contacts of Masters and Disciples In this universe from time immemorial the initiation of masters has taken place from Lord Śiva up to the mortal beings. This...