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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…

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…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point. View on YouTube PS DVD 3 (00:52:47) मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र  । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः  ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpi-gamanam-anyatra / ajñāna-granthi-bhidā…

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)…

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