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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…

“He is the light of all darknesses, all ignorance of light. All absence of light and presence of light, have come out from that light.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is part two of excerpts on glamour. In this part you will be able to listen/watch and study excerpts from the “Special Verses on Practice“, the Bodhapañcadaśikā “Fifteen Verses of Wisdom”, the Magical Jewel of Devotion, the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, the Spanda Sandoha, from “The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s…

Why this world is not an illusion (maya) in Kashmir Shaivism

In the summer of 1987 Swamiji began compiling important verses from the various scriptures he had studied throughout his life. Each Sunday he would distribute one or two slokas to devotees, at the same time giving in brief their essential meaning. In all Swamiji revealed a total of eighty-five verses. The following year Swamiji traveled to Nepal…

Stages of mind in Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is Swami Lakshmanjoo’s translation of chapter 6, verses 21 to 24, of Abhinavagupta’s commentary of the Bhagavad Gita explaining the stages of mind and the joy of an appeased mind in Kashmir Shaivism. In the summer of 1987 Swami Lakshmanjoo began compiling important verses from the various scriptures he had studied throughout his life….

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