Kālakārṣiṇī is the destroyer of the sphere of time, and creator of, cultivator of, the sphere of time. She cultivates [time] outside her consciousness. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, from the unpublished Tantraloka 15, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the true meaning of the Seven Pramatris, Kalasamkarshini (Parabhairava) and their role in this terrific state of supreme and beautiful worship of supreme Bhairava.   na kevalamiyaṁ bhedāvacchedanātmanaḥ kālasya grasiṣṇutayā evamuktā, yāvat bahiḥsaṁkarṣaṇādapī (comm. intro to śloka 347a.) saiva ca bhūyaḥ svasmāt-saṁkarṣati kālamiha bahiṣkurute…

You must not adjust your ego to the body. You must adjust your ego to Shiva. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how to understand the question correctly. “Śivo ’haṁ cet, if I would have been Śiva, why these things happen against my wishes in this world?” You should not say like that. Why? I’ll make you understand.” This is from the unpublished Trantraloka, Āhnika 14, Verse (and commentary) 28-31, Audio…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why is it called shaktipata when we say, “by Lord Śiva’s grace”? This is from the yet unpublished Tantraloka Ahnika 13, verse 331, Kashmir Shaivism.   SWAMIJI:  That is what he says yastūtpanna samastādhva siddhiḥ that person, that master, who has achieved the complete state of God-consciousness sahi sadāśivaḥ,…

The residence of Lord Shiva

This is part three of our series on glamour in Kashmir Shaivism. Starting with an excerpt 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 time Swami Lakshmanjoo gives us a clearer and clearer description of the glamour of Lord Śiva….

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