In this excerpt Swamiji explains the other meaning of the four things that make you complete: eating, drinking, dancing and laughing in Kashmir Shaivism. Here he refers to a verse from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Chapter 5, verse 18.   Chapter 5 (32:52) हस्यते नृत्यते यत्र रागद्वेषादि भुज्यते  । पीयते भक्तिपीयूषरसस्तत्प्राप्नुयां पदम्  ॥१८॥…

All glory be to Thee, O Lord Śhiva, who art the only festival in my life. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful excerpt from the devotional text of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo. In which Utpaladeva asks Lord Shiva: “When that festival will appear to me?” The Intensity of the Festival of Devotion by Utpaladeva is to get entry in universal God Consciousness. Chapter 9 (11:49) कदा मे स्यात्विभो…

“Existing or non-existing, I will find You everywhere and I will worship You everywhere.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt of Chapter 12 Verse 28 from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali by Swami Lakshmanjoo, we find Utpaladeva proclaiming: “Existing or non-existing, I will find You everywhere and I will worship You everywhere.” Chapter 12 (01:04:39) भावा भावतया सन्तु भवद्भावेन मे भव  । तथा न किञ्चिदप्यस्तु न किञ्चिद्भवतोऽन्यथ  ॥२८॥ bhāvā bhāvatayā santu…

“He is the light of all darknesses, all ignorance of light. All absence of light and presence of light, have come out from that light.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is part two of excerpts on glamour. In this part you will be able to listen/watch and study excerpts from the “Special Verses on Practice“, the Bodhapañcadaśikā “Fifteen Verses of Wisdom”, the Magical Jewel of Devotion, the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, the Spanda Sandoha, from “The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s…

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