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.
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PS DVD 1 (00:55:10)
बोधो मलिनः पुमान पशुरभवति ।
रागाविदयावशेन संबदधः ॥॥
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//
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