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How Lord Shiva bestows grace to people - a very different Shaktipata - in Kashmir Shaivism
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How Lord Shiva bestows grace to people - a very different Shaktipata - in Kashmir Shaivism grace kashmir shaivism shaktipata Dec 14, 2023

In this beautiful excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali (Chapter 14 verse 15) Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how Lord Shiva bestows grace to people – a very different Shaktipata – in Kashmir Shaivism, and why.

To learn more about grace also check out our online course “Grace on the Spiritual Path”.

Without qualifications, You bestow grace to people! That is saktipata. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

 
 

Chapter 14a (40:37)

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What is meditation?
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What is meditation? kashmir shaivism meditation Dec 14, 2023

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains what meditation really is.

This is from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 9th Ahnika, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the audio archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy Copyright © John Hughes

 

QUESTION: What kind of action is meditating?

SWAMIJI: It is not action, it is knowledge, it is cognition. Meditating is recitation of breath, it is just knowledge.

JOHN: That rest in jnanendriya or where? Or in manas [mind], buddhi [intellect] and ahamkara...

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The supreme consciousness is the reality of everything (Shiva Sutras 1.1)
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The supreme consciousness is the reality of everything (Shiva Sutras 1.1) prathamaḥ unmeṣa shiva sutra 1.1 supreme conciousness Dec 14, 2023

Revealing this first verse of the Siva Sutra Vimarsini, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how
the supreme consciousness is the reality of everything“.

Prathamah unmesa

First Awakening

Now Śiva sūtras will be explained here.

tatra prathamaṁ nareśvarabhedavādi pratipākṣyeṇa caitanyaparamārthataḥ śiva eva viśvasya ātmā iti ādiśati-

First, at first he exposes here that the reality of the universe is Self, it is not false. The reality of the universe is the real Self. And it is...

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YOU are Parabhairava antarālīna tattvaughaṁ parabhairava recite Dec 14, 2023

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why YOU are really Parabhairava (supreme state of God Consciousness). This is from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, chapter 8 by Swami Lakshmanjoo.

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Om. Om means:

antaralinatattvaugham cidanandaghanam mahat /
yattattvam saivadhamakhyam tadomityabhidhiyate //271

Antaralina tattvaugham, where all of these differentiated thirty-six elements and one hundred and eighteen worlds are consumed inside (antaralina...

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The path is Shakti (energy); the path is not Shiva. (Vijnana Bhairava verse 20-21)
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The path is Shakti (energy); the path is not Shiva. (Vijnana Bhairava verse 20-21) energy shakti vijnana bhairava Dec 14, 2023

Swamiji elaborates on why “The path is Shakti (energy); the path is not Shiva.” and why “Energy is the real path you have to tread.”

This lecture is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, verses 20-21, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo . . .

शकतयावसथापरविषटसय

निरविभागेन भावना ।

तदासौ शिवरूपी सयात

शैवी मुखमिहोचयते ॥॥

saktyavasthapravistasya

nirvibhagena bhavana /

tadasau sivarupi syat

saivi mukhamihocyate // 20 //

 

When you enter in...

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What are Malas (Impurities) in Kashmir Shaivism - Parātrīśikā Vivarana
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What are Malas (Impurities) in Kashmir Shaivism - Parātrīśikā Vivarana kashmir shaivism malas parātrīśikā vivarana Dec 14, 2023
This is another post about this important subject in Kashmir Shaivism, “What are Malas (impurities)“.

Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy.
Copyright @ John Hughes, all rights reserved.

 

 

mayiyakarmamalamulamusanti tavad

ajnananamamalamanavameva bhadrah /

bijam tadeva bhavajirnataroh parasmin

samvinnisatadahane dahate ksanena //

Mayiya-ka...

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The importance of "active" effort in meditation according to Kashmir Shaivism
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The importance of "active" effort in meditation according to Kashmir Shaivism bondages shiva sutras Dec 14, 2023

In this important excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening (verse 5 of the First Awakening), Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the importance of “active” effort, it is “That effort (the flashing forth of active awareness) that instantaneously makes universal consciousness shine.”

[This is not a transcript but an excerpt from the book!]

 

Image by fernando zhiminaicela

 

Now the author puts forth here the means by which all these three bondages,...
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How to find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe
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How to find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe hymns to shiva lord shiva vedās Dec 14, 2023

This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from Chapter 1 of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, highlighting the need to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it.

“So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This is Shaivism. The real way of perceiving You is to perceive You in each and every action of life.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

शिवो भूतवा...

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Meditating on the wheel of energies in Kashmir Shaivism
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Meditating on the wheel of energies in Kashmir Shaivism 6th sloka bhairava shiva sutra Dec 14, 2023

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Swamiji explains the 6th sloka. “Now, in the next sutra, the author explains how, by the intensity of meditation (paramarsa), the external state of dualistic consciousness is absorbed in non-dualistic consciousness.”…

“By establishing and meditating on the wheel of energies, the differentiated universe comes to an end.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

 Now, in the next sutra, the author explains how, by...
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Happy Diwali - The light of all darkness
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Happy Diwali - The light of all darkness bhaṭṭa nārāyaṇa darkness and light jewel stava cintāmaṇi Nov 05, 2023

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Lakshmanjoo Academy.


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“He is the Light of all Darkness, all Ignorance of Light. All absence of Light and Presence of Light Have come out from that Light.” (Stava cintamani)

“Stava cintamani is the work of Bhattanarayana. Bhattanarayana is one of the...

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The only Supreme Divinity who is divine medicine for all disease
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The only Supreme Divinity who is divine medicine for all disease lord mahādeva supreme divinity svacchanda tantra Oct 23, 2023

This verse from the Svacchanda Tantra appears in Ksemaraja’s commentary on the last verse (109) of chapter nine. Similar in meaning is this verse #108 from The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhatta Narayana’s Stava Cintamani (scroll down).


Listen to the audio (Kashmiri) by Swami Lakshmanjoo explaining the verse below and/or read the English translation below…

 

iti | ca evārthe, bhāvitātmaiva prayuñjītetyarthaḥ | pāṭalikī
saṅgatiradūra...

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How to put the Trick of Yoga in all Activities of your Life
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How to put the Trick of Yoga in all Activities of your Life ātyaśata bhagavad gita trick of yoga Oct 23, 2023

In this excerpt, from the weekly Sangha, Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, Swamiji gives a unique and new explanation of a well-known verse from the Bhagavad Gita, calling for moderation in using the senses. Here, in this amendment of the verse, he explains how to put the Trick of Yoga in all Activities of your Life. The recording includes questions and answers and further discussion of the subject.

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