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...

Prakriti, purusha and the gunas and their importance to liberation

This is part two of an earlier excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita audio recordings (compare to the later video recordings). Swamiji explains why this fourteen fold creation (of prakṛti) and puruṣa, is soaked with supreme consciousness. "That person who understand this way–what is puruṣa, what is prakṛti, and what is all these three dishes [the three guṇas**], no matter if he becomes the...

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...

This is an an excerpt from the Spanda Sandoha, which is a commentary on the first verse of the Spanda Karika as revealed by Swamij Lakshmanjoo. Available now as complete set under the title The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha - revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo). A central theme...

In an excerpt from the earlier Bhagavad Gita audio recordings (compare to the later video recordings), Swamiji explains the role of prakṛti (nature)... "Through prakṛti you’ll rise. It is prakṛti through which you will fall." puruṣaḥ prakṛtistho hi bhuṅkte . . . (verse 22 Chapter 13) prakṛtiriti kāryakāraṇabhave hetuḥ  / (comm. verse 21) Prakṛti is the cause...

This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. "So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This is Shaivism. The real way of perceiving You is to perceive You in each and every action of life." ~Swami...

"Liberation (Moksha) is not something separate that you have to find. Moksha is just the realization of your own nature." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Read more about "What is Mokṣa (liberation) in Kashmir Śaivism?" Or read and view Swami Lakshmanjoo talk about Moksha in this lecture, where in revealing Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara, he wants us to know that Liberation...