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 ...

Pure yoga is one-pointedness ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between Kashmir Śaivism and Advaita Vedānta, from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme. Now also available in Spanish:(Shaivismo de Cachemira, el Supremo secreto). If you have enjoyed the book please leave a review on Amazon. "Pure Yoga is one-pointedness" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Chapter Fifteen Kashmir Śaivism and...

“The recitation of mantra means reciting mantra to reveal your own Self” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the book Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals who Lord Shiva is meditating on. Chapter 3 (35:56) मत्परं नास्ति तत्रापि जापकोऽस्मि तदैक्यतः  । तत्त्वेन जप इत्यक्षमालया दिशसि क्वचित्  ॥१७॥ matparaṁ nāsti tatrāpi jāpako’smi tadaikyataḥ / tattvena japa ityakṣamālayā diśasi kvacit //17// O Lord, there is one painting of Your form available...

Your Organs Are Gods ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita [Chapter 3] Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why your organs are gods and how you should worship them with delicious food, taste, sight, smell... etc. Nobody has commentated upon this verse of the Bhagavad Gītā [in this manner] other than Abhinavagupta. DVD 3.1 (32:53) देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु वः ...

Go on meditating day and night

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Chapter 6 verse 3 Swami Lakshmanjoo urges us to "Go on meditating day and night". He then explains what he means with that... DVD 6.1 (10:28) आरुरुक्षोर्मुनेर्योगं कर्म कारणमुच्यते  । योगारूढस्य तस्यैव शमः कारणमुच्यते  ॥३॥ ārurukṣormuneryogaṁ karma kāraṇamucyate / yogārūḍhasya tasyaiva śamaḥ kāraṇamucyate...

5 States of the Soul in Kashmir Shaivism

Chapter Eleven, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo 5 States of the Individual Subjective Body [Soul] On the path of the thirty-six elements, only one universal subjective body is traveling in each element. There are not unlimited subjects traveling in these elements. All subjects (jīvas) are actually only the one subjective body of God....

This is an excerpt from the book Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Read about its origin as Lord Shiva's direct revelation to Vasugupta here. This is from the first awakening, first sutra... Here Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what aiming really means... 16. śuddha-tattva-saṁdhānādvā’paśuśaktiḥ // Or by aiming at the pure element of Śiva, he possesses Śiva’s unlimited energy....

breath is the source of thoughts

The important symptoms of divine glory, from the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo. There are two kinds of glories in Kashmir Shaivism, as explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo, one is divine glory, one is not divine glory. Godly behavior is sentencing you in mokṣha, liberation. And demonic behavior is entangling...