“You have to find out the nature of doership in all the three states: waking, dreaming and dreamless state. ” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is really to be realized in Kashmir Shaivism and urges us to find out the nature of doership in all the three states, “at least in the gap . . . with our master’s…

“The pathway is Shakti. You have to sentence your mind to Lord Shiva through Shakti, the embodiment of energy.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Devi is asking: “O Lord, what is the real essence of the way we have to tread?” and Swami Lakshmanjoo is revealing to us what Lord Shiva’s answer is as he explains important concepts of Kashmir Shaivism. This is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, verses 2b…

“The inferior state is the most supreme state of Lord Shiva.” Swami Lakshmanjoo

An excerpt from the Paratrishika Laguvritti by Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why the objective world is considered highest in Trika Shaivism . . . So, krama abhinna samasta tattva svīkaraṇāt, all the elements are owned . . . āsanavyāptiḥ pradarśita [bhavati] / . . . [so,] this is vyāptiḥ of pervading-ness of āsana; this is all seat…

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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