"Complete knowledge and complete action is the formation of Śiva" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals what is knowledge and what is ignorance. "Complete knowledge and complete action is the formation of Śiva" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo C) The two ways of Knowledge and Ignorance (36–45) Now, he explains in the following ślokas what is knowledge and...

The important two kinds of Knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism

In this section from the Light on the Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo is explaining two different types of knowledge that are important in Kashmir Shaivism. Intellectual knowledge is nourished by that pauruṣa jñāna and pauruṣa jñāna is nourished by that intellectual knowledge, side-by-side. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Audio 2 - 13:11 अहमित्थमिदं वेद्मीत्येवमध्यवसायिनी।...

“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...

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 (from the yet unpublished manuscript of Kashmir Shaivism's, Stava Cintamani - the wish-fulfilling jewel) hritoddhatatamastantih plushtasheshabhavendhana / tvadbodhadipika me'stu natha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