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Is there a difference in supremeness between Lord Shiva and Parvati?
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Is there a difference in supremeness between Lord Shiva and Parvati? lord shiva and parvati state of bhairava tantras Jun 10, 2024

In this excerpt, from the Manual for Self Realization: 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, (verses 16b-19), Swami Lakshmanjoo answers the question of whether there is a difference of supremeness between Lord Siva and Parvati. In order to answer this, he first clarifies who is to be worshiped and who is the worshiper.

 
 

 

एवंविधे परे तततवे

कः पूजयः कशच तृपयति ॥॥

evamvidhe pare tattve

kah pujyah kasca trpyati // 16b //

When you put this thing in your view, evam...

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The end of suffering
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The end of suffering joy pain shaktipata [grace] suffering May 27, 2024

Which practice leads us to the cessation of suffering? How can we end suffering?

Below is an excerpt from the Online Course - Grace on the Spiritual Path in Kashmir Shaivism in which Swamiji answers the question about why we suffer and when and how it will end. 

 

 

GRACE - Audio 1 Track 2 (16:27)

स सवयं कलपिताकारविकलपातमकरमभिः ।

बधनातयातमानमेवेह सवातनतरयादिति वरणितम ॥॥

 

sa svayam kalpitakara-vikalpatmakakarmabhih  /

badhnatyatma...

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Why our masters have explained to meditate
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Why our masters have explained to meditate abhinavagupta bodhapañcadaśikā kashmir shaivism May 20, 2024

This is verse 9 of the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 verses of wisdom] for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. The Bodhapañcadaśikā, Abhinavagupta’s “Fifteen Verses of Wisdom” is available as part of the "Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism" by Swami Lakshmanjoo.

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo answers the question “Why our masters have explained to meditate.”

 
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What is the real purpose of meditation in Kashmir Shaivism
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What is the real purpose of meditation in Kashmir Shaivism abhinavagupta’s tantraloka meditation soul May 13, 2024
In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 14, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals what the real purpose of meditation is.
 
 
 
JOHN: So then, when a person meditates what should be his thought? You say the thought should not be “that I’m going to gain something that I don’t already have.”

SWAMIJI: No, go on meditating and go in giving training, treatment, to your mind for gaining onepointedness. That is all. You have to gain onepointedness...

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What creates the love of God Consciousness
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What creates the love of God Consciousness nectar pravarteta vihāyānyan rasa May 06, 2024

In this devotional Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, we find Utpaladeva pleading, in the role of a devotee, to the divine Lord Shiva for more devotion as he keeps asking, “When that day will come.”

Listen to and read below how Swamiji reveals what creates the love of God Consciousness as he unravels the dilemma of the devotee who “wants to possess everything, all power…”, yet, “nothing is in the hands of the devotee.”

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Why Abhinavagupta says Your Organs are Gods bhagavad gita devas swamji Apr 29, 2024
In this Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita [Chapter 3] Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why your organs are gods and how you should worship them with delicious food, taste, sight, smell… etc.
 
 

Nobody has commentated upon this verse of the Bhagavad Gita [in this manner] other than Abhinavagupta.

DVD 3.1 (32:53)

देवानभावयतानेन ते देवा भावयनतु वः 

परसपरं भावयनतः शरेयः परमवापसयथ  ॥॥

devanbhavayatanena te deva bhavayantu vah /

parasparam bhavayantah sreyah paramava...

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Why God consciousness is never in any way absent from being
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Why God consciousness is never in any way absent from being conciousness shiva sutras sthitilayau Apr 22, 2024

Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why “God consciousness is never absent from being”, in all the states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep and the void state. This excerpt is from the Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening, third awakening, verse number 31. 

“God consciousness is never in any way absent from being.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

 
31. sthitilayau //

This universe is the expansion of his energy in objective impressions and in the dissolution of those...

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There are two states which we experience in this world kāryatā prayatna spanda kārikā Apr 15, 2024

In this excerpt from the Spanda Kārikā, which is part of the book: The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism – Spanda Kārikā & Spanda Sandoha Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the two states which we experience in this world. Read along with the transcript in this video recording or read the transcript below…

 

Audio 1 – 44:09

अवसथायुगलं चातर कारयकरतृतवशबदितम

कारयता कषयिणी ततर करतृतवं पुनरकषयम

avasthayugalam catra karyakartrtvasabditam |

karyata...

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This is the great story of my torture in this universe
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This is the great story of my torture in this universe devotion sādhanās utpaladeva yogic exercises Apr 13, 2024

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Upaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo tells of the “great story of my torture in this universe” as he relates Utpaladeva’s devotional plea to Shiva: “O Lord, keep the avenues always open, just for the time being, as long as I would pass through them and reach at Your feet“.

Chapter 4 (07:26)

उललङघय विविधदैवत-

सोपानकरममुपेयशिवचरणान ।

आशरितयापयधरतरां भूमिं

नादयापि चितरमुजझामि ॥॥

ullanghya vividhadaivata-...

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Why, when you are in samādhi and are unable to maintain awareness (Shiva Sutras 3.10)
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Why, when you are in samādhi and are unable to maintain awareness (Shiva Sutras 3.10) samadhi shiva sutras yogi Apr 08, 2024

Today’s lecture is an excerpt from the book the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo (Shiva Sutras 2.10), where Swamiji answers the question: “why, when you are in samādhi and are unable to maintain awareness, do you enter the dreaming state rather than the waking state?”

 
 

10. vidyāsaṁhāre tadutthasvapnadarśanam //

(Second awakening verse 10)

(The text below is from the book, it is not a transcript)

Although he is established in God...

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How Lord Shiva creates masters and disciples in Kashmir Shaivism - (Grace Part 1)
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How Lord Shiva creates masters and disciples in Kashmir Shaivism - (Grace Part 1) grace kashmir shaivism Apr 04, 2024

Excerpt from the 10th chapter [Grace] from Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. In this lecture, Swamiji explains how Lord Shiva creates masters and disciples in the kingdom of spirituality.

(The text below is the transcript of the original audio and not the text of the book)

 

SWAMIJI: And I have to explain to you now how Lord Shiva creates masters and disciples in the kingdom of spirituality. But this creation is functioned by his fifth act, anugraha.

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Why doesn’t Lord Shiva give grace to everyone? - (Grace in Kashmir Shaivism Part 2)
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Why doesn’t Lord Shiva give grace to everyone? - (Grace in Kashmir Shaivism Part 2) disciple fife acts masters shaktipata [grace] supreme medium grace [tivramadhyashaktipata] Apr 04, 2024

In this excerpt from the 10th chapter [Grace] from Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, Swamiji explains why Lord Shiva doesn’t give grace to everyone.

(The text below is the transcript of the original audio and not the text of the book)

And there is another kind of grace, tivramadhyashaktipata, supreme medium shaktipata.
JOHN: Grace.
SWAMIJI: Yes. That [previous lecture] was [#1] super supreme. It is [#2] super medium.
JOHN: Super medium grace, madhyama.
SWAMIJI: Supreme madhyama....

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