Weekly excerpts of Kashmir Shaivism from the original recorded Lectures of the oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo (audio or video with transcript).

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Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens when differentiated perception is totally destroyed, His spanda overflows and…

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swamiji Lakshmanjoo explains the sixth chapter, called…

Swamiji reveals what is the real essence of mantra in Kashmir Shaivism, and how mantras…

In this short lecture, Swamiji is revealing what the soul really is. This is an…

Swami Lakshmanjoo was very fond of Sacred Hymns of Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, especially the verses below,…

This week’s excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality).  Swami Lakshmanjoo…

Here is an excerpt from one of the texts we studied at our recent 4-day…

In our Weekly Sangha Denise was reading a section about meditation from the book “Self…

The most important point about meditation is contained within this lecture. It explains very clearly…

Are you experiencing a wide range of emotions during the COVID 19 pandemic; some of…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order…

What does it mean, “When you reside in your self, you will reside in this…

In this video excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains ahimsa (non-violence) in the light of Kashmir Shaivism…

Abhinavagupta tells us that there is a war going on between our senses. In senses…

The following excerpt is a video interview with Swami Lakshmanjoo discussing the eight limbs of…

This is part 1 in a series of four videos about Divine Discipline in Yoga;…

Swami Lakshmanjoo talks to Alice Christensen about the final goal in Kashmir Shaivism and what…

“Awareness” is the crucial point Swamiji is making in this gem from the conclusion of…

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo elaborates…

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains what meditation really is. This is from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 9th…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta, from…

In this blog excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the…

This is another post about this important subject in Kashmir Shaivism, “What are Malas (impurities)“. Here…

In this excerpt from Chapter Seven of the book Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme…

This is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava, Dharana 109, verse 135, where Swamiji says: “Become…

In this excerpt from the earlier Bhagavad Gita audio recordings (compare to the later video…

Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why “God consciousness is never absent from being”, in all the states…

As we enter 2020 we would like to thank you for all your support over…

The Theory of Reflection, pratibimabavāda, is one of the core principles of Kashmir Shaivism. In this…

The Universal Shaiva Fellowship and the Lakshmanjoo Academy wishes You and Your family a Merry…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo tells us that through ‘not knowing’ one is caught in…

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the secret…

This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from Chapter 1 of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed…

It was Swami Lakshmanjoo’s heartfelt desire that his teachings of Kashmir Shaivism be preserved and…

Here Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals how to remain devoted amidst the turmoil and ups and downs…

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…

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