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Complete Series of Classic Texts of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo

It was Swami Lakshmanjoo’s heartfelt desire that his teachings of Kashmir Shaivism would be preserved long after his departure from this world (1991). The last in an unbroken chain of masters, Swamiji’s teachings draw from the depths of his own personal experience, and from the knowledge handed down through the chain of masters of the…

This whole universe is just the means to recognize Lord Śhiva. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals “Why Lord Shiva has created this universe, which is Shakti, His supreme energy?” This lecture is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā [15 verses of wisdom]. You can study the complete text of the Bodhapañcadaśikā in-depth in our online course, “Kashmir Shaivism & The Transformation of Life”, which gives a thorough introduction…

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 //…

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