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when differentiated perception is totally destroyed, His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens when differentiated perception is totally destroyed, His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Now also available as video on demand. Watch on YouTube द्रष्टा श्रोता घ्राता देहेन्द्रियवर्जितोऽप्यकर्तापि  । सिद्धान्तागमतर्कां श्चित्रानहमेव रचयामि  ॥५०॥ draṣṭā śrotā…

What is the soul?

In this short lecture, Swamiji is revealing what the soul really is. This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita [Chapter Two]. view on YouTube   DVD 2.1 (46:21) न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचि– न्नायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूयः  । अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे  ॥२१॥ na…

He who is attached to God, he is beautiful because there is love for God. Love for God is charming. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo was very fond of Sacred Hymns of Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, especially the verses below, and often requested his devotees to sing these. You can listen to Swamiji and devotees chanting the 13th Chapter here. The complete audio/transcription of the Hymns to Shiva, Songs of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali is available with free…

Yogarāja says that, “this universe is the frozen state of Lord Śiva, whose universal consciousness, is coagulated.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This week’s excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality).  Swami Lakshmanjoo chose to reveal the Paramarthasara because, as Abhinavagupta tells us, the Paramarthasara contains the complete essence of the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism. In this direct and clear-cut explanation, Swamiji reveals and clarifies the essential teachings of this profound philosophical and practical tradition. View or…

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