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What is the real essence of the way we have to tread in Kashmir Shaivism? (Vijnana Bhairava verse 22-24)
What is the real essence of the way we have to tread in Kashmir Shaivism? (Vijnana Bhairava verse 22-24) meditation tantras triśūla vijnana bhairava Mar 30, 2024

This lecture is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization by Swami Lakshmanjoo).

Introduction by John Hughes: “The narrative begins with Bhairavi, feigning ignorance, telling Bhairava that, even though She has heard all the various theories and explanations of the nature of reality, She still has doubts and is not completely satisfied. She implores Bhairava, “What is the real essence of the way we have to tread? Please, O Lord, remove My doubts...

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"Go on remembering God and He will carry you." abhinavagupta meditation parabhairava Jan 29, 2024

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, Swami Lakshmanjoo reminds us that “No matter what happens, go on remembering God and He will carry you.”

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तसमात सनमारगेऽसमिन

निरतो यः कशचिदेति स शिवतवम 

इति मतवा परमारथे

यथातथापि परयतनीयम  ॥॥

tasmat sanmarge’smin

nirato yah kascideti sa s...

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What is meditation?
What is meditation? kashmir shaivism meditation Dec 14, 2023

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains what meditation really is.

This is from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 9th Ahnika, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the audio archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy Copyright © John Hughes


QUESTION: What kind of action is meditating?

SWAMIJI: It is not action, it is knowledge, it is cognition. Meditating is recitation of breath, it is just knowledge.

JOHN: That rest in jnanendriya or where? Or in manas [mind], buddhi [intellect] and ahamkara...

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The most important ingredient to meditation
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...

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How to meditate with one-pointedness in Kashmir Shaivism bhagavad gita meditation Jun 28, 2023

The most important point about meditation is contained within this lecture. It explains very clearly how to meditate with one-pointedness. This excerpt is from Chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo).

This Saturday, May 9th, we celebrate Swami Lakshmanjoo’s Birthday. You are invited to join us online via webstream. Please join us also for our annual four-day retreat, May 10-13th, held online for the first time. Read more and register...

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