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What is the soul?

In this short lecture, Swamiji is revealing what the soul really is. This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita [Chapter Two]. view on YouTube   DVD 2.1 (46:21) न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचि– न्नायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूयः  । अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे  ॥२१॥ na…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point. View on YouTube PS DVD 3 (00:52:47) मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र  । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः  ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpi-gamanam-anyatra / ajñāna-granthi-bhidā…

In this battlefield of senses, i.e. good fighting with bad, right fighting with wrong... You have to witness it only, don’t get entangled in right and wrong, be relaxed in your own nature. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo from Abhinavagupta's Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell

Abhinavagupta tells us that there is a war going on between our senses. In senses there is joy, and joy fights with sadness, sadness fights with joy. In this excerpt we will learn what a yogi must do in this internal battle. This video snippet is part one of the essence of the Bhagavad Gītā,…

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…

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