Why māyā (illusion) is svātantrya (freedom) in Kashmir Shaivism

In this important excerpt from The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in Kashmir Shaivism māyā (illusion) is really svātantrya (freedom). Audio 4 (45:26) यस्याः प्राप्येत पर्यन्त-विशेषः कैर्मनोरथैः । मायामेकनिमेषेण मुष्णंस्तां पातु नः शिवः ॥७३॥ yasyāḥ prāpyeta paryanta-viśeṣaḥ kairmanorathaiḥ / māyāmekanimeṣeṇa muṣṇaṁstāṁ pātu naḥ śivaḥ //73// Let that Lord…

A very different Meaning of Gāyatrī Mantra (Kashmir Shaivism) Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the traditional Gāyatrī mantra very differently.  In this excerpt from the The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the traditional Gāyatrī mantra very differently.      Stava…

The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism - Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani. Swami Lakshmanjoo’s latest publication.

Now available as an Ebook! “Even if you are already drowned in the cycle of the ocean of repeated births and deaths, when you once find attachment (love) and devotion for Lord Śiva, then you have found that Cintāmaṇi jewel.”~Swami Lakshmanjoo We are happy to announce the newest addition to the Lakshmanjoo Academy book series:…

Why we need to develop sattvaguna in Kashmir Shaivism ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why we need to develop sāttvaguṇa in Kashmir Shaivism. “The avenue for crossing the cycle of guṇa is through sāttvaguṇa. It is not through rajoguṇa, it is not through tamoguṇa.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo St.Cin. CD 425 (43:55) triguṇatriparispanda-dvandvagrastaṁ jagattrayam / uddhartuṁ bhavato’nyasya kasya śaktiḥ kṛpātha…

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