Swamiji Says Blog
Universal Shaiva Fellowship
Lakshmanjoo Academy
What is triple awareness in Kashmir Shaivism
17:51
 
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...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
How to be born anew in days, not in months - Kashmir Shaivism
5:00
 
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 //...

Continue Reading...
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”.

DVD 3.1 (26:07)

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 ...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
There are two kinds of glories in Kashmir Shaivism, as explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo
12:14
 
There are two kinds of glories in Kashmir Shaivism, as explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo divine glory kashmir shaivism moksha Jul 24, 2023

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, chapter 16, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains that there are two kinds of glories in Kashmir Shaivism:

“Now, Lord Siva (Lord Krsna) says that there are two kinds of glories: one is divine glory, one is not divine glory. Divine glory shines in those who are blessed and the symptoms of divine glory are what He says now.”

 

Chapter 16

DVD 16 (00:01)

अभयः सततवसंशुदधिरजञानयोगवयवसथितिः 

दानं दमशच यजञशच सवाध...

Continue Reading...
The stages of mind and the joy of an appeased mind bhagavad gita kashmir shaivism mind Jul 24, 2023

This is Swami Lakshmanjoo’s translation of chapter 6, verses 21 to 24, of Abhinavagupta’s commentary of the Bhagavad Gita explaining the stages of mind and the joy of an appeased mind in Kashmir Shaivism.

In the summer of 1987 Swami Lakshmanjoo began compiling important verses from the various scriptures he had studied throughout his life. Each Sunday he would distribute one or two slokas to devotees, at the same time giving in brief their essential meaning. In all Swamiji...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
The Seven States of the Seven Perceivers in Kashmir Shaivism
19:08
 
The Seven States of the Seven Perceivers in Kashmir Shaivism kashmir shaivism seven perceivers the secret supreme Jul 24, 2023

In this excerpt from his book Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the Seven States of the Seven Perceivers (pramātṛis), and their respective energies (pramātṛi śaktis), a subject unique to Kashmir Shaivism.

Chapter Eight

The Seven States of the Seven Perceivers (Pramātṛin)

Now, let us discuss the seven states of the seven pramātṛins (perceivers) and their importance. The first state is called sakala. The sakala state is that state where perception...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
How we have become limited being - in Kashmir Shaivism
6:36
 
How we have become limited being - in Kashmir Shaivism abhinavagupta’s paramarthasara kashmir shaivism maya Jul 24, 2023

A clear and unique explanation of the much-discussed term “maya” (illusion) in the light of Kashmir Shaivism as Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us how we have become limited being.

This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara: The Essence of the Highest Reality.

View on YouTube or listen to the audio below…

 

PS DVD 1 (00:55:10)

मायापरिगरहवशाद

बोधो मलिनः पुमान पशुरभवति  ।

काल-कला-नियतिवशाद

रागाविदयावशेन संबदधः  ॥॥

maya...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
To attain Liberation the starting point is the ending point
1:21
 
To attain Liberation the starting point is the ending point abhinavagupta’s paramarthasara liberation moksha Jul 24, 2023

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point.

 
 

PS DVD 3 (00:52:47)

मोकषसय नैव किंचिद

धामासति, न चापिगमनमनयतर 

अजञानगरनथिभिदा

सवशकतयभिवयकतता मोकषः  ॥॥

moksasya naiva kimcid

dhamasti, na capi-gamanam-anyatra /

ajñana-granthi-bhida

sva-sakty-abhivyaktata moks...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
Why maya (illusion) is actually svatantrya (freedom) in Kashmir Shaivism
5:20
 
Why maya (illusion) is actually svatantrya (freedom) in Kashmir Shaivism kashmir shaivism maya svatantrya Jul 24, 2023

In this important excerpt from The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why, in Kashmir Shaivism, maya (illusion) is really svatantrya (freedom).

 

Audio 4 (45:26)

यसयाः परापयेत परयनत-विशेषः कैरमनोरथैः ।

मायामेकनिमेषेण मुषणंसतां पातु नः शिवः ॥॥

yasyah prapyeta paryanta-visesah kairmanorathaih /

mayamekanimesena musnamstam patu nah sivah //73//

Let that Lord Siva protect us (pa...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
What is bindu? Bindu and its meaning in Kashmir Shaivism
8:32
 
What is bindu? Bindu and its meaning in Kashmir Shaivism abhinavagupta’s tantraloka bindu kashmir shaivism Jul 24, 2023

An excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, 8th Āhnika, about the highest point—bindu—and it’s meaning in Kashmir Shaivism. The contents of this blog post are copyright protect and may not be used without the written permission of the owner.

Painting by Claudia Dose, used with permission of the artist.

 ūrdhve bindvāvṛitirdīptā
tatra padmaṁ śaśiprabham /
śāntyatītaḥ śivastatra
tacchaktyutsaṅgabhūṣitaḥ  // 377 //

Ūrdhve bindvāvṛitirdīptā, above ...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
How to not be disturbed by your mind.
2:45
 
How to not be disturbed by your mind. hymns to shiva mind Jul 21, 2023

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals how to not be disturbed by your mind.

 

Chapter 12 (56:13)

मनसि सवरसेन यतर ततर

परचरतयपयहमसय गोचरेषु  ।

परसृतोऽपयविलोल एव युषमत-

परिचरयाचतुरः सदा भवेयम  ॥॥

manasi svarasena yatra tatra

pracaratyapyahamasya gocaresu /

prasrto’pyavilola eva yusmat-

paricaryacaturah sada bhaveyam //25//

There is one problem: I don’t want to control my mind because the mind is so...

Continue Reading...
Lakshmanjoo Academy
The most important ingredient to meditation
7:58
 
The most important ingredient to meditation meditation tantraloka Jul 21, 2023

In today’s excerpt, Swamiji explains the most important ingredient to meditation. This is from Tantraloka Chapter 11 verse 81, from the Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy, recorded by John Hughes. All Content is subject to Copyright © John Hughes.

taduktam varadena srisiddhayogisvarimate // 81 //

tena guptena guptaste sesa varnastviti sphutam /

This is why Bhagavan Bhairava, Lord Siva, has explained in Malinivijaya tantra that when meditation, or any practice, is done without the...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

 
Stay in the Loop

Receive email updates with blog posts, event notices and other offerings.

Your donations directly support our mission. Please consider making a donation.

Search Website

Stay in the Loop

Receive email updates with blog posts, announcements and more

We respect your privacy.

© 2023 Lakshmanjoo Academy
(310) 837-0402 [email protected]
Damascus, OR

Search Website