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…

What is prakriti and what is purusha video

In this excerpt from the 13th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is puruṣa and what is prakṛti.  And how anyone fortunate enough to understand what is puruṣa and what is prakṛti and what are these guṇas by which they are kicked by, played by prakṛti, if he knows,…

Bhagavad Gita now available for streaming

We are happy to announce the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo is now available for video on demand streaming.  These 26 videos of approximately an hour each of the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita are now available to stream (watch online), rent and purchase to watch on your computer…

The Truth about Kundalini by Swami Lakshmanjoo - video

This is an extract from a video of Alice Christensen (Mother Alice) and Swami Lakshmanjoo discussing the correct and incorrect rise and awakening of Kuṇḍalinī in Kashmir Shaivism. Alice Christensen: Swamiji, there is so much discussion in the United States about Kundalini, and the power of Kundalini, can you give us some of your personal…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, Swami Lakshmanjoo reminds us that “No matter what happens, go on remembering God and He will carry you.” click to view on youtube   PS DVD 5 (00:42:39) तस्मात् सन्मार्गेऽस्मिन् निरतो यः कश्चिदेति स शिवत्वम्  । इति मत्वा परमार्थे यथातथापि प्रयतनीयम्  ॥१०३॥ tasmāt sanmārge’smin…

The starting point of the journey is the ending point of the journey! Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point. click to view on youtube PS DVD 3 (00:52:47) मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र  । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः  ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpi-gamanam-anyatra…

“One Being has become many, so all beings are equal to one Being” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

“You must understand, you’ll know that unperishable state of God consciousness is residing in each and every being. In that way, you won’t hate anybody. If you hate anybody, it means you don’t find the state of God consciousness in that person. If you ever found that the state of God consciousness is in that…

Grace (shaktipata) means you have to maintain your vigor, you have to maintain your will. There must be firm will. That is grace. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the stages of yoga in meditation and what grace (śaktipāta) really means in Kashmir Shaivism. This is from the Chapter two of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. View on YouTube DVD 2.3 (28:32) ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते  । सङ्गात्संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते  ॥६४॥ क्रोधाद्भवति संमोहः संमोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रमः  । स्मृतिभ्रंशाट्बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति …