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The meaning and importance of the Aghora Mantra in Kashmir Shaivism abhinavagupta aghora bhagavad gita kashmir shaivism mantra sangha secret supreme svachandanatha tantra tantraloka yamas and niyamas Jun 27, 2023

This is a lecture that explains the Aghora Mantra in detail. In the summer of 1989, John Hughes received a letter from Swami Lakshmanjoo writing to him about the Aghora Mantra and its importance, after having the darshan of Svachanda Bhairava. In the following excerpt from the Weekly Sangha, you will learn more about this mantra and its significance for Kashmir Shaivism and your own practice, and the whole world.

This is the first part in a two-part series. In part two we go...

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The difference between Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta
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The difference between Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta advaita karmayoga kashmir shaivism monism vedanta yoga in action Jun 27, 2023

 In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta, from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme. Now also available in Spanish: (Shaivismo de Cachemira, el Supremo secreto). If you enjoyed the book please leave a review on Amazon.

"Pure Yoga is one-pointedness"
~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Chapter Fifteen: 
Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta

Although the main principle of both Kashmir Saivism and Vedanta is monism (advaita), pure...

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The Schools and systems of Kashmir Shaivism
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The Schools and systems of Kashmir Shaivism secret supreme spanda trika Jun 27, 2023

Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Pure Trika System. The word trika means “the threefold science of man and his world.”

"Trika system is meant for any human being, without the restriction of caste, creed or color." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chapter 19, Swamiji explains the four sub-systems of this philosophy.

The Schools of Kashmir Shaivism

Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Pure Trika System. The word ...

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The real meaning of "Jai Guru Dev" in Kashmir Shaivism
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The real meaning of "Jai Guru Dev" in Kashmir Shaivism Jun 27, 2023

A central theme of the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is the highly esoteric principle known as spanda which means vibrationless/vibration or established stable movement. In our Shaivism there are two texts that deal specifically with the spanda principle. The Spanda Karika (precise philosophical statements) on the Spanda theory and the Spanda Sandoha (exposition) of the spanda principle. The complete text is available as The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism:...

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Abhinavagupta’s Unique Explanation of a well known prayer brahma karma samādhi shavism swamiji Jun 16, 2023

"Whatever I take is offered to Lord Shiva, whatever I offer is for Lord Shiva, whatever I offer is itself Lord Shiva.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This verse, well known throughout India, is traditionally recited before taking food. Drawing on Abhinavagupta’s Unique Explanation Of “Brahmarpanam Brahma Havir…” Swamiji further elaborates with the first verse of Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣti. Somānanda’s was the guru of Utpaladeva, who reformulated Śivadṛṣti into the...

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