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The hero [doer] does not vanish. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Spanda Kārikā, which is part of the book: The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism – Spanda Kārikā & Spanda Sandoha Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the two states which we experience in this world. Read along with the transcript in this video recording or read the transcript below… Audio 1…

The organs of action and knowledge push the elevated souls inside God consciousness. ~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 how, for elevated souls, the organs of the senses push him in the center of God consciousness. Verse 19 of the Spanda Kārikā by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Audio 1 – 55:36 yatheyaṁ jāgrādimadhyadaśāpi prabuddhaṁ na badhnāti tathā…

Just be attentive to one-pointedness, that is all! ~Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

Excerpt from The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha, with a simple but profound message by Swami Lakshmanjoo (Spanda Karika verse 19). “Just be attentive to one-pointedness, that is all!” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism   Audio 3 – 01:00:17 यदा त्वेकत्र संरूढस्तदा तस्य लयोदयौ । नियच्छन्भोक्तृतामेति ततश्चक्रेश्वरो भवेत् ॥१९॥…

One who is alert, he can experience that state in the daily routine of life also. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

A central theme of the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is the highly esoteric principle known as spanda which means vibrationless/vibration or established stable movement. In Shaivism there are two texts that deal specifically with the spanda principal. The Spanda Karika (precise philosophical statements) on the Spanda theory and the Spanda Sandoha (exposition) of the spanda…

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