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Mala is the absence of knowledge. Mala is not something substantial. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Chapter Seven of the book Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us what Malas (Impurities) are in Kashmir Shaivism. “This mala is very subtle. . . . Mala is neither formless nor with form. It is just ignorance . . . It doesn’t allow knowledge to function, knowledge is…

The Universe, as we see it, is a reflection in the mirror of God-consciousness." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

The Theory of Reflection, pratibimabavāda, is one of the core principles of Kashmir Shaivism. In this excerpt from Chapter 4 of his book Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us this unique principle as Abhinavagupta has written in his famous Tantraloka. “The Universe, as we see it, is a reflection in the mirror…

All subjects (jivas/souls) are actually one subjective body of God. Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this lecture Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism. This is part one of four excerpts from the 11th Chapter of the book, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme. Here Swamiji reveals how… All subjects (jīvas) are actually one subjective body of God.   5 States of the Individual Subjective Body On the path…

This is an excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Chapter Six, The Theory of Speech: Vāk, when the aspirant resides in  the śāmbhava state, in complete universal I-ness (pūrṇāhantā). When the aspirant resides in the śāmbhava state, in complete universal I-ness (pūrṇāhantā), he is traveling in the kingdom of vāk, “speech.” Here, he resides in…

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