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In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why one who is Self realized does not get afraid. click to view on youtube PS DVD 3 (00:41:09) आत्मज्ञो न कुतश्चन बिभेति, सर्वं हि तस्य निजरूपम्  । नैव च शोचति, यस्मात् परमार्त्थे नाशिता नास्ति  ॥५८॥ ātma-jño na kutaścana bibheti, sarvaṁ hi...

Today's excerpt is a very important lecture on the qualification of Parabhairava, as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo in the Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara. View or download the video on YouTube. भारूपं परिपूर्णं स्वात्मनि विश्रान्तितो महानन्दम्  । इच्छासंवित्करणैर् निर्भरितम् अनन्तशक्तिपरिपूर्णम्  ॥१०॥ सर्वविकल्पविहीनं शुद्धं शान्तं लयोदयविहीनम्  । यत् परतत्त्वं तस्मिन् विभाति षट्त्रिंशदात्म जगत्  ॥११॥   bhārūpaṁ...

go on remembering God, and He will carry you

"So, O my devotees (Abhinavagupta says to everybody), O my devotees, on this path of Parabhairava [divine reality], whoever has taken a step with pure desire; no matter if that desire is slow or if desire is intense, or whatever it is; who has taken this step, who has tread on this step, it does...

A clear and unique explanation of the much discussed term "maya" (illusion) in the light of Kashmir Shaivism as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo... (To view video on YouTube click here)   (To correctly view the Devanagri characters and diacritical marks in the text below please have your browser encoding set to Unicode.) PS DVD 1 (00:55:10) मायापरिग्रहवशाद्...

"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...

This weeks excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality). Swami Lakshmanjoo chose to reveal the Paramarthasara because, as Abhinavagupta tells us, the Paramarthasara contains the complete essence of the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism. In this direct and clear-cut explanation, Swamiji reveals and clarifies the essential teachings of this profound philosophical and practical tradition. View or download...

The difference between ignorance and knowledge

Today's excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality) as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. View or download the video on YouTube. जलधर-धूम-रजोभि- र्मलिनीक्रियते यथा न गगनतलम्  । तद्वन्मायाविकृतिभि- रपरामृष्टः परः पुरुषः  ॥३६॥ jaladhara-dhūma-rajobhir- malinīkriyate yathā na gaganatalam / tadvanmāyāvikṛitibhir- aparāmṛiṣṭaḥ paraḥ puruṣaḥ // 36 //   He gives example now, what is the difference...

[Excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality), by Swami Lakshmanjoo] view and download video click hereद्रष्टा श्रोता घ्राता देहेन्द्रियवर्जितोऽप्यकर्तापि । सिद्धान्तागमतर्कां श्चित्रानहमेव रचयामि ॥५०॥ draṣṭā śrotā ghrātā dehendriyavarjito ‘pyakartāpi / siddhāntāgamatarkāṁ ścitrānahameva racayāmi // 50 // [Not recited or translated] इत्थं द्वैतविकल्पे गलिते प्रविलङ्घ्य मोहनीं मायाम् । सलिले सलिलं क्षीरे क्षीरमिव ब्रह्मणि...