Śaktipāta [grace] is conducting everybody in various ways ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a continuation of a previous lecture about puruṣa and prakṛti, taken from the 13th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. Here Swami Lakshmanjoo says there are various ways of understanding… It is not [only] one way that he is in samādhi. Śaktipāta [grace] is in various ways conducting everybody.   DVD 13 (56:26)…

With Swamiji’s blessings for the New Year!

  For this occasion we want to share Swamiji’s translation of these beautiful verses from the 18th chapter of Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. “How to get entry in that union with Me.” With Swamiji’s blessings for the New Year! Denise & John   DVD 18b (31:12) अहंकारं बलं दर्पं कामं क्रोधं परिग्रहम्  । विमुच्य निर्ममः…

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…

What are Malas (Impurities) in Kashmir Shaivism, Parātrīśikā Vivarana

This is another post about the most important subject in Kashmir Shaivism, “What are Malas (impurities)“. Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy. Copyright @ John Hughes, all rights reserved. PTv CD 334 (23:42) māyīyakārmamalamūlamuśanti tāvad ajñānanāmamalamāṇavameva bhadrāḥ / bījaṁ…

“One Being has become many, so all beings are equal to one Being” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

“You must understand, you’ll know that unperishable state of God consciousness is residing in each and every being. In that way, you won’t hate anybody. If you hate anybody, it means you don’t find the state of God consciousness in that person. If you ever found that the state of God consciousness is in that…

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 Abhinavagupta’s Tantrāloka, 13th āhnika (chapter) verse 167-172, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between initiation and the spontaneous 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-…