The joy that seems poisonous in the beginning

There are three types of spiritual joy (sukha) in Kashmir Shaivism: sāttvic sukha, rājas sukha, and tāmas sukha. In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, chapter 18, verse 36-37, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains sukha of sāttvic [kind] and how this joy seems poisonous in the beginning. Chapter 18 Part 2 SWAMIJI: DVD…

Why we need to develop sattvaguna in Kashmir Shaivism ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why we need to develop sāttvaguṇa in Kashmir Shaivism. “The avenue for crossing the cycle of guṇa is through sāttvaguṇa. It is not through rajoguṇa, it is not through tamoguṇa.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo St.Cin. CD 425 (43:55) triguṇatriparispanda-dvandvagrastaṁ jagattrayam / uddhartuṁ bhavato’nyasya kasya śaktiḥ kṛpātha…

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…