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This is the continuation of a previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote…

In this excerpt from The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s…

In this excerpt, Devi is asking: “O Lord, what is the real essence of the…

An excerpt from the Paratrishika Laguvritti by Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why the objective world is…

In this excerpt Swamiji explains the other meaning of the four things that make you…

We would like to thank everybody who attended the annual Mahasamadhi (Final Liberation) Ceremony for Swami…

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains why good conduct promotes knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism. And how…

Due to preparations for the MAHASAMADHI CELEBRATION of our beloved Gurudev Swami Lakshmanjoo on Tuesday 17th September,…

A clear and unique explanation of the much-discussed term “maya” (illusion) in the light of…

This is a beautiful excerpt from the devotional text of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s…

In this excerpt of Chapter 12 Verse 28 from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali…

In this excerpt, from the unpublished Tantraloka 15, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the true meaning of…

Swamiji explains to us how and why Lord Shiva disconnects Himself from His energy and…

This is verse 9 of the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 verses of…

“Lord Shiva is the essence of all beings, His existence is nature, everybody’s nature. Lord…

Swamiji explains why: “Yogis understand that it is only a trick, there is no time.”…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how to understand the question correctly. “Śivo ’haṁ cet,…

An important excerpt from the 5th verse of the Manual for Self Realization: 112 Meditations…

In this lecture from the Manual for Self Realization: 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why is it called shaktipata when we say, “by…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why the acting of a yogi is just like the acting of…

In this empowering excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo encourages us to find out that power within [ourselves]….

Swami Lakshmanjoo elaborates on [Lord Krishna/Shiva’s] real residence, where He is living, where He is…

Due to preparations for the Birthday Celebration of our beloved Gurudev Swami Lakshmanjoo on May 9th, and the…

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Lakshmanjoo quotes Lord Shiva/Krishna saying: “I am…

This is part three of our series on glamour in Kashmir Shaivism. Starting with an…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens in this world when differentiated perception is totally destroyed… and…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains a śāktopāya154 practice of supreme awareness of voidness, where one enters in…

This is part two of excerpts on glamour. In this part you will be able…

Another gem from the conclusion of Chapter 4 from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light…

“When Swamiji uses the word glamour he is referring to the beauty, shining, effulgence, brilliance,…

In his revelation of the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization verse 6 Swami Lakshmanjoo…

The festival of Maha Shivaratri, the ‘Night of Shiva’, is celebrated throughout India and the…

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Third Awakening, verse 24, Swami Lakshmanjoo…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is real devotion and initiation in Kashmir Shaivism (from Abhinavagupta’s Bhagavad…

In this excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization Swami Lakshmanjoo explains a…

In the summer of 1987 Swamiji began compiling important verses from the various scriptures he…

. . . if his consciousness is established in the central vein in that force,…

In the Vijñāna Bhairava, Bhairava sets out one hundred and twelve techniques of spiritual practice…

This is Swami Lakshmanjoo’s translation of chapter 6, verses 21 to 24, of Abhinavagupta’s commentary…

In Kashmir Shaivism there are three states of awareness which Swami Lakshmanjoo explains here: first…

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals “Why Lord Śiva has created this universe, which is śakti, His…

In his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, Abhinavagupta shared a important verse he wrote about the…

“Whatever I take is offered to Lord Shiva, whatever I offer is for Lord Shiva,…

In this excerpt from the third awakening of the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening Swami Lakshmanjoo explains…

In this lecture Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism. This…

An interesting śāktopāya practice from the Vijnana Bhairava – How to make your mind rest in-between.   Dhāraṇā…

In this excerpt from the Audio Study Set, Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme by Swami…

This is an excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, which was one of Swamiji’s…

This is an excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Chapter…