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Not knowing is saṁsāra, and that too is the sweet will of Lord Śiva. He has created this not knowing also. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo tells us that through ‘not knowing’ one is caught in the cycle of worldly existence (saṁsāra) and that too is the free will of Lord Shiva. This is the 11th verse and a continuation of the previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, which was about time.     यदेतस्यापरिज्ञानं…

Time only appears, it does not exist. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is the continuation of a previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 verses of wisdom]. In this part, Swamiji is explaining the 10th verse… “Time only appears, it does not exist.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo   तेषु वैचित्र्यमत्यन्तमूर्ध्वाधस्तिर्यगेव यत् । भुवनानि तदंशाश्च सुखदुःखमतर्भवः ॥१०॥ teṣu vaicitryam-atyantam-ūrdhvādha-stiryageva yat / bhuvanāni tad-aṁśāśca sukha-duḥkham-atir-bhavaḥ //…

At the place of God Consciousness everything is divine ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains why good conduct promotes knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism. And how “at the place of God Consciousness everything is good . . . ” and why even “Too much bad is also good.” Read on in this excerpt from the online series Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Life, featuring Swami…

How we have become limited being - in Kashmir Shaivism

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. View on YouTube or listen to the audio below…     PS DVD 1 (00:55:10)…

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