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Why, when you are in samādhi and are unable to maintain awareness (Shiva Sutras 3.10)
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Why, when you are in samādhi and are unable to maintain awareness (Shiva Sutras 3.10) samadhi shiva sutras yogi Apr 08, 2024

Today’s lecture is an excerpt from the book the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo (Shiva Sutras 2.10), where Swamiji answers the question: “why, when you are in samādhi and are unable to maintain awareness, do you enter the dreaming state rather than the waking state?”

 
 

10. vidyāsaṁhāre tadutthasvapnadarśanam //

(Second awakening verse 10)

(The text below is from the book, it is not a transcript)

Although he is established in God...

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Pause-less effort and its real importance in Kashmir Shaivism
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Pause-less effort and its real importance in Kashmir Shaivism active effort active meditation pause-less effort second awakening shiva sutras Mar 21, 2024

Pause-less effort and its real importance is the subject of this excerpt from the most unique book on Kashmir Shaivism, Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This is from the second awakening, verse number two.

 
 
2. prayatnaḥ sādhakaḥ //
(For such a yogī)

Pauseless effort brings about his attainment 

of God consciousness.

 

This yogī’s attainment of God consciousness is realized by his continued effort....

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Who becomes the cause of inserting knowledge in others
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Who becomes the cause of inserting knowledge in others knowledge shakti shiva sutras wheel of energies Mar 13, 2024

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras - The Supreme Awakening, third awakening, verse 29, Swami Lakshmanjoo clarifies who is the one inserting knowledge in others.

 

In fact, only that person who has become just like Siva,28 being always busy in his daily routine with internal recitation (ajapa) and ruling his own wheel of energies, can be helpful in illuminating others. He explains this in the next sutra:

29. yo‘vipastho jñahetusca  //

The one who rules the...

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Only He can make you realize the fullness of mudra and mantra
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Only He can make you realize the fullness of mudra and mantra creative energy guru mantra mudra shiva sutras triśirobhairava tantra Jan 15, 2024

Excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Second Awakening, verse 6. Check out our Weekly Sangha, where we study the Shiva Sutras in depth. 

How can the Powers of creative energy and the power of establishment in that creative energy be attained?

 
 
6. gururupāyaḥ //
The master (guru) is the means.
 

These two powers can be attained only through the master (guru), no one else.

But who is the master?

The one who demands...

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The definition of the Reality of Self in three ways - in Kashmir Shaivism
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The definition of the Reality of Self in three ways - in Kashmir Shaivism reality of self shiva sutras śiva sūtra vimarśinī Dec 15, 2023

In this blog excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the definition of our Self in three ways. He says “There is a difference in these three explanations of the Self…

In the first awakening, in the first sūtra of the first awakening, is the definition of your own Self. And in the second awakening, in this first sūtra of the second awakening also he has defined the reality of the Self. And in third also he explains the reality of the...

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Three States of awareness from a yogic point of view
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Three States of awareness from a yogic point of view kashmir shaivism shiva sutras three states of awareness Dec 14, 2023

In Kashmir Shaivism, there are three states of awareness which Swami Lakshmanjoo explains here: first from the ordinary person's point of view, and then from the yogic point of view.

This is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, first awakening verses 8-10.

 

Now he explains this jagrat (wakefulness), svapna (dreaming), and susupti (dreamless sleep) in three sutras…

8. jñanam jagrat //

External organic knowledge...

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The importance of "active" effort in meditation according to Kashmir Shaivism
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The importance of "active" effort in meditation according to Kashmir Shaivism bondages shiva sutras Dec 14, 2023

In this important excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening (verse 5 of the First Awakening), Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the importance of “active” effort, it is “That effort (the flashing forth of active awareness) that instantaneously makes universal consciousness shine.”

[This is not a transcript but an excerpt from the book!]

 

Image by fernando zhiminaicela

 

Now the author puts forth here the means by which all these three bondages,...
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What is triple awareness in Kashmir Shaivism
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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...

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