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Actually, in Shaivism, this is the fact that when God is perceived, [He] is perceived, not with the adoption of means. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the secret of Kashmir Shaivism regarding “The Real Way of Perceiving You”. There is nothing needed in perceiving You. Actually, in Shaivism, this is the fact that when God is perceived, [He] is perceived, not with the adoption of means. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo…

So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This is Shaivism. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from Chapter 1 of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, highlighting the need to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. “So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This…

"Let me be . . . in crisis or peaceful, or miserable or happy . . . by the intensity of Thy devotion . . . I don't mind." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Here Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals how to remain devoted amidst the turmoil and ups and downs of life. This translation is taken from Utpaladeva’s devotional text: Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali. “Let me be . . . in crisis or peaceful, or miserable or happy . . . by the intensity of Thy devotion . . ….

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॥…

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