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...
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...