In Śaivism this objective universe is said to be threefold, because it is composed of three paths (adhvans) . . .

In this excerpt is from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme chapter two, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals "The Sixfold Path of the Universe".   Chapter Two The Sixfold Path of the Universe (ṣaḍadhvan) In Śaivism this objective universe is said to be threefold, because it is composed of three paths (adhvans). These adhvans are gross (sthūla), subtle (sūkṣma),...

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...

The Schools and systems of Kashmir Shaivism

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme Chapter 19. Listen to the original audio below... The Schools of Kashmir Shaivism Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Pure Trika System. The word trika means “the threefold science of man and his world.” In the idea of trika, there are three energies: para (supreme), apara (lowest), and parapara (combination of the lowest and the highest). These...

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is initiation and what is its most important feature. This excerpt is from the book, Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Chapter Twelve. The Fivefold Contacts of Masters and Disciples In this universe from time immemorial the initiation of masters has taken place from Lord Śiva up to the mortal beings. This...

Pure elements, tattvas (elements), part four

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chpt 01. This is the transcript of the audio. You can read the edited first chapter of the book with a diagram of the tattvas on our website too. "These thirty six elements are the most important points for entering in Shaivism." Continued from the previous blog...

prakriti and purusha - tattvas (elements) part three

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chpt 01. This is the transcript of the audio. You can read the edited first chapter of the book with a diagram of the tattvas on our website too. "These thirty six elements are the most important points for entering in Shaivism." Continued from the previous blog...

organs of cognition... tattvas (elements), part two

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chpt 01. This is the transcript of the audio. You can read the edited first chapter of the book with a diagram of the tattvas on our website too. "These thirty six elements are the most important points for entering in Shaivism." continued from the previous blog post ....

Tattvas (elements), part one...

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chpt 01. This is the transcript of the audio. You can read the edited first chapter of the book with a diagram of the tattvas on our website too. "These thirty six elements are the most important points for entering in Shaivism."   JOHN: To be attended...