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What are Malas (Impurities) in Kashmir Shaivism - Tantraloka
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What are Malas (Impurities) in Kashmir Shaivism - Tantraloka abhinavagupta’s tantraloka kashmir shaivism malas Dec 21, 2023

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what Malas (Impurities) really are in Kashmir Shaivism.

“This mala is very subtle. . . . Mala is neither formless nor with form.
It is just ignorance . . . It doesn’t allow knowledge to function, knowledge is stopped.  Mala is absence of knowledge. Mala is not something substantial.

So this absence of knowledge takes place only by ignorance, and that...

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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Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy.
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mayiyakarmamalamulamusanti tavad

ajnananamamalamanavameva bhadrah /

bijam tadeva bhavajirnataroh parasmin

samvinnisatadahane dahate ksanena //

Mayiya-ka...

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