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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

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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.

You are welcome to join us for the free weekly Sangha, Bhagavad Gita in the...

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Introduction and approach to the Vijnana Bhairava by Swami Lakshmanjoo
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Introduction and approach to the Vijnana Bhairava by Swami Lakshmanjoo rudra śāstras swamiji tantra Sep 12, 2023

This is an instruction to The Manual for Self Realization, 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava, and how to approach it, by Swami Lakshmanjoo.

Vijñāna Bhairava is one chapter in Rudrayāmala Tantra. And another chapter in Rudrayāmala Tantra is Parātriṁśikā. This chapter1 is from the Bhairava point of view. These are not Rudra śāstras nor Śiva śāstras.2 These are Bhairava śāstras–monistic, pure monistic.

You already know there are three upāyas, three means. One is superior, the...

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How to find God Consciousness in the daily routine of life
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How to find God Consciousness in the daily routine of life good conciousness kashmir shaivism spanda Jul 24, 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 Shaivism there are two texts that deal specifically with the spanda principal. The Spanda Karika (precise philosophical statements) on the Spanda theory and the Spanda Sandoha (exposition) of the spanda principle.

The theory of spanda was hidden in the body of the Tantras and was extracted by Vasugupta and given to us in...

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Why the cycle of the universe is Lord Shiva's energy
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Why the cycle of the universe is Lord Shiva's energy cycle energy lord shiva Jul 24, 2023

Swamiji explains to us how and why Lord Shiva disconnects Himself from His energy and yet is never disconnected from it at the same time.

This is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the “15 verses of wisdom” for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”.

This part is starting with verse 6 till verse 8. You can review the previous verse here.

 

एष देवोऽनया देवया नितयं करीडारसोतसुकः ।

विचितरान सृषटिसंहारान...

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What is real initiation
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What is real initiation fivefold contacts initiation kashmir shaivism Jul 24, 2023

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is initiation and what is its most important feature. This excerpt is from the book, Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Chapter Twelve.

The Fivefold Contacts of Masters and Disciples

In this universe from time immemorial, the initiation of masters has taken place from Lord Śiva up to the mortal beings. This contact of the master with the disciple takes place in five different ways. The highest contact of the master with the disciple...

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What is triple awareness in Kashmir Shaivism
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What is triple awareness in Kashmir Shaivism kashmir shaivism shiva sutras triple awareness Jul 24, 2023
In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how a “yogī whose God consciousness is destroyed by the state of illusion becomes dependent on his action.” Swamiji then reveals how to overcome this with “Triple awareness.”

 

“Triple awareness carries one to God Consciousness!” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

 

Shiva Sutras 3.35

35. mohapratisamhatastu karmatma //

The yogi whose God consciousness is destroyed...

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How to be born anew in days, not in months - Kashmir Shaivism
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How to be born anew in days, not in months - Kashmir Shaivism born anew dvādaśānta vijnana bhairava tantra Jul 24, 2023

In this excerpt from the Manual for Self Realization: 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava TantraDharana 28, verse 51, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals how "one is born anew in days, not in months." His advice is one of the major practices of Kashmir Shaivism.

 

Dharana 28

यथा तथा यतर ततर 

दवादशानते मनः कषिपेत ।

परतिकषणं कषीणवृतते-

रवैलकषणयं दिनैरभवेत ॥॥

yatha tatha yatra tatra

dvadasante manah ksipet  /

pratiksanam ksinavrtter-

vailaksanyam dinairbhavet //...

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What gives you liberation and what gives you enjoyment of the world bhagavad gita brahmā liberation Jul 24, 2023

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo elaborates on the question “What gives you liberation and what gives you enjoyment of the world”.

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सहयजञाः परजाः सृषटवा पुरोवाच परजापतिः 

अनेन परसविषयधवमेष वोऽसतविषटकामधुक  ॥॥

sahayajñah prajah srstva purovaca prajapatih /

anena prasavisyadhvamesa vo‘stvistakamadhuk //10//

Prajāpati means Brahmā. It is translated by all commentators of the ...

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