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How we have become limited being - in Kashmir Shaivism

A clear and unique explanation of the much-discussed term “maya” (illusion) in the light of Kashmir Shaivism as Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us how we have become limited being. This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara: The Essence of the Highest Reality. View on YouTube or listen to the audio below…     PS DVD 1 (00:55:10)…

The Self is established in the light of consciousness and that light of consciousness is without differentiated bodies. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is part three of our series about ‘glamour of Lord Shiva’ in Kashmir Shaivism. We will learn how this relates to where the real Self is established in the following excerpts from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, followed by audio excerpts from the Svacchanda Tantra (Shiva Sutras) and Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka. Each…

When Spanda is functioning too much, then He creates this world again. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens in this world when differentiated perception is totally destroyed… and this whole universe gets diluted in Parabhairava… and His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. 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…

When by means of differentiated thought, that self is covered by ignorance... ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Today’s excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality) as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. “He gives an example now [to illustrate] what is the difference between ignorance and knowledge; what is the difference between being posted in the Parabhairava state and being posted in the disgusted, trodden state of the jīva. He gives an…

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