Make your mind rest in-between, quote by Swami Lakshmanjoo

An interesting śāktopāya practice from the Vijnana Bhairava verse 68, to explore the state of in-between...   Dhāraṇā 45 वह्नेर्विषस्य मध्ये तु चित्तं सुखमयं क्षिपेत् । केवलं वायुपूर्णं वा स्मरानन्देन युज्यते ॥६८॥ vahnerviṣasya madhye tu cittaṁ sukhamayaṁ kṣipet / kevalaṁ vāyupūrṇaṁ vā smarānandena yujyate // 68 // Now He puts another process. It is śāktopāya. Make your...

"Neither I am bound, nor I am liberated."

    Dhāraṇā 109 न मे बन्धो न मे मोक्षो जीवस्यैता विभीषिकाः । प्रतिबिम्बमिदं बुद्धे- र्जलेष्विव विवस्वतः ॥१३५॥ na me bandho na me mokṣo jīvasyaitā vibhīṣikāḥ /365 pratibimbamidaṁ buddher- jaleṣviva vivasvataḥ // 135 // “Na me bandho, I have no bondage.” “Na me mokṣo, I am not liberated.” “I am neither bound nor liberated.” This...

"All these things happen in this world –pain, pleasure, sorrow, sadness, excitement– all those things...". In this excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, Swamiji reveals how to rise above it. indriyadvarakam sarvam sukhaduhkhadisamgamam / itindriyani samtyajya svasthah svatmani vartate // 136 // This is the technique of shaktopaya ending in shambhava [state]. Indriya...

Todays lecture is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo (Shiva Sutras 2.10). 10. vidyāsaṁhāre tadutthasvapnadarśanam // Although he is established in
 God consciousness in samādhi, 
yet not being able to maintain awareness, after a short time he enters into the dreaming state. This is the meaning of this sūtra. When...

In today's excerpt Swamiji explains the most important ingredient to meditation (Tantraloka Ch11 verse 81). taduktaṁ varadena śrīsiddhayogīsvarīmate // 81 // tena guptena guptāste śeṣā varṇāstviti sphuṭam / This is why Bhagavan Bhairava, Lord Śiva, has explained in Mālinīvijaya tantra that when meditation, or any practice, is done without the development of pramiti bhāva1, it becomes useless....

This is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava, Dharana 109, verse 135, about how to overcome bondage and limitation, both.... न मे बन्धो न मे मोक्षो जीवस्यैता विभीषिकाः । प्रतिबिम्बमिदं बुद्धे- र्जलेष्विव विवस्वतः ॥१३५॥ na me bandho na me mokṣo jīvasyaitā vibhīṣikāḥ / 210 pratibimbamidaṁ buddher- jaleṣviva vivasvataḥ // 135 // Na me bandho, “I have no bondage.”...

Instruction by Swami Lakshmanjoo into the Vijnana Bhairava and its significance... Vijñāna Bhairava is one chapter in Rudrayāmala Tantra. And another chapter in Rudrayāmala Tantra is Parātriṁśikā. This chapter1 is from the Bhairava point of view. These are not Rudra śāstras nor Śiva śāstras.2 These are Bhairava śāstras–monistic, pure monistic. You already know there are...

This is an excerpt of Dhāraṇā 2 from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo... Now next. मरुतोऽन्तर्बहिर्वापि वियद्युग्मानिवर्तनात् । भैरव्या भैरवस्येत्थं भैरवि व्यज्यते वपुः ॥२५॥ maruto'ntarbahirvāpi viyadyugmānuvartanāt /41 bhairavyā bhairavasyetthaṁ bhairavi vyajyate vapuḥ // 25 // Antar bahir, internally or outwardly (vāpi means “or”), internally or outwardly, marutaḥ, this energy...