Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

This is an excerpt from the Spanda Sandoha, an exposition of Kṣemarāja on the first verse of the Spanda Kārikā written by Vasuguptanātha, revealed to us by Swami 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). "He has given the indication...

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...

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...