For this purpose I came to tell you this secret ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how one should act in this world – excerpt from Chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism - Chapters 1-6.     Now, who is the best one? The best yogi is that person . . . DVD 3.1 (18:09) यस्त्विन्द्रियाणि मनसा नियम्यारभतेऽर्जुन  । कर्मेन्द्रियैः कर्मयोगमसक्तः स विशिष्यते ...

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 (from the yet unpublished manuscript of Kashmir Shaivism's, Stava Cintamani - the wish-fulfilling jewel) hritoddhatatamastantih plushtasheshabhavendhana / tvadbodhadipika me'stu natha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...

The real state of Bhairava is Bhairavi

Kashmir Shaivism is so rich and detailed in its theology and soteriology that it has been aptly described as “the mystical geography of awareness.” It includes a highly developed system of spirituality that emphasizes not only the intellectual understanding of its philosophy but also the direct realization, the direct experience, of its truth. For the...

liberation in Kashmir Shaivism

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is moksha (liberation) in Kashmir Shaivism and comparing it to other philosophical traditions like Vedānta and Buddhism. Excerpt from the fourteenth chapter of the essential Kashmir Shaivism book, Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo... The view that ignorance is the cause of bondage and perfect knowledge is the...

In this excerpt from the Six part webinar series  featuring Swami Lakshmanjoo's revelation of "Fifteen Verses of Wisdom" the Bodhapancadashika, Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Life, Swamiji is revealing the difference between ignorance and knowledge . . . SWAMIJI: One person is filled with knowledge. If at the same time, another person is [not] filled with knowledge, where is...

Make your mind rest in-between, quote by Swami Lakshmanjoo

An interesting śāktopāya practice from the Vijnana Bhairava verse 68, to explore the state of in-between...   Dhāraṇā 45 वह्नेर्विषस्य मध्ये तु चित्तं सुखमयं क्षिपेत् । केवलं वायुपूर्णं वा स्मरानन्देन युज्यते ॥६८॥ vahnerviṣasya madhye tu cittaṁ sukhamayaṁ kṣipet / kevalaṁ vāyupūrṇaṁ vā smarānandena yujyate // 68 // Now He puts another process. It is śāktopāya. Make your...

The important two kinds of Knowledge

This section from the Tantraloka 1 is explaining two different types of knowledge that are important in the Kashmir Shaivism initiation.   ahamitthamidaṁ vedmītyevamadhyavasāyinī / ṣaṭkañcukābilāṇūtthapratibimbanato yadā //39// dhīrjāyate tadā tādṛigjñānamajñānaśabditam / bauddhaṁ tasya ca tatpauṁsnaṁ poṣaṇīyaṁ ca poṣṭṛica //40// Now he explains in the 39th and 40th śloka what is actually the knowledge of...

Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

Śiva Sūtra Vimarśinī Rendering of Kṣemarājas commentary by His Holiness Swami Lakshmanjoo Prathamaḥ unmeṣa First Awakening Now Śiva sūtras will be explained here. tatra prathamaṁ nareśvarabhedavādi pratipākṣyeṇa caitanyaparamārthataḥ śiva eva viśvasya ātmā iti ādiśati- First, at first he exposes here that, the reality of the universe is Self, it is not false, the reality of...