Introduction The Shiva Sutras are divided into three parts. According to Kshemaraja, the three parts correspond to the three means (upayas) for the attainment of liberation (moksha), as revealed by Kashmir Shaivism. The three upayas for traveling from individual limited consciousness to universal God consciousness are shambhavopaya, shaktopaya and anavopaya. The first and highest means is...

When by means of differentiated thought, that self is covered by ignorance... ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This is a continuation of the 39th verse of the third awakening of the the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Here Swamiji explains what happens to the person who does not maintain onepointed-ness on turya (the fourth state). And conversely, when...

In each and every action of the universe ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Read about its origin as Lord Shiva's direct revelation to Vasugupta here. This is from the third awakening, 39th sutra...     39. citta sthitivaccharīra karaṇabāhyeṣu //   The awareness of God consciousness should not only be infused in that state where one’s mind is...

Pause-less effort and its real importance

Pause-less effort and its real importance is the subject of this excerpt from the most unique book on Kashmir Shaivism, Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This is from the second awakening, verse number two. Read about its origin as Lord Shiva's direct revelation to Vasugupta here.   2. prayatnaḥ sādhakaḥ // (For such a yogī)
 Pauseless effort...

The Essence of Mantra

This is an excerpt of Kashmir Shaivism from the book: Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Read about its origin as Lord Shiva's direct revelation to Vasugupta here. This is from the second awakening, verse number 3 (Shiva Sutras 2.3). 3. vidyāśarīrasattā mantrarahasyam // The secret essence of mantra is establishment in the body of the...

The teachings of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo

Excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Second awakening, verse 6. 6. gururupāyaḥ // The master (guru) is the means.   These two powers can be attained only through the master (guru), no one else. But who is the master? The one who demands that his disciples donate money to him or who...

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...

effort by Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this important excerpt from the study set, the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains two types of effort "and the means by which all these three bondages, anavamala, mayiyamala and karmamala, vanish and make you rest in the desired state of consciousness..." [This is not a transcript but from the book!]   Now the...