What creates rasa, the love of God Consciousness (in Kashmir Shaivism)

One of the Kashmir Shaiva texts we studied at the recent retreat in Culver City was the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali, which is a devotional song by Utpaladeva. Here we find him pleading, in the role of a devotee, to the divine Lord Shiva for everything... and he starts by saying, "Nothing is in the...

Without qualifications you bestow grace to people ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Here is a recitation from 1990 sung by devotees of Swami Lakshmanjoo from Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali; an important text of Kashmir Shaivism. These hymns are sung in a traditional Kashmiri style. Swami Lakshmanjoo was very fond of these verses and often requested his devotees to sing these sacred hymns. Below is a brief translation revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. The full translation...

Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism, quotes

This weeks excerpt is from the beautifully devotional Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva's Shivastotravali (Chapter 17 verse 44-48), revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. “Those devotees of Thee, they adore You with blades of grass and that adoration becomes the producer of jewelry and diamonds” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Chapter 17 (01:01:31) अशेषपूजासत्कोशे त्वत्पूजाकर्मणि प्रभो  । अहो करणवृन्दस्य कापि लक्ष्मीर्विजृम्भते  ॥४४॥ aśeṣapūjāsatkośe tvatpūjākarmaṇi...