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He who is attached to God, he is beautiful because there is love for God. Love for God is charming. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo was very fond of Sacred Hymns of Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, especially the verses below, and often requested his devotees to sing these. You can listen to Swamiji and devotees chanting the 13th Chapter here. The complete audio/transcription of the Hymns to Shiva, Songs of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali is available with free…

In this battlefield of senses, i.e. good fighting with bad, right fighting with wrong... You have to witness it only, don’t get entangled in right and wrong, be relaxed in your own nature. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo from Abhinavagupta's Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell

Abhinavagupta tells us that there is a war going on between our senses. In senses there is joy, and joy fights with sadness, sadness fights with joy. In this excerpt we will learn what a yogi must do in this internal battle. This video snippet is part one of the essence of the Bhagavad Gītā,…

In this excerpt Swamiji explains the other meaning of the four things that make you complete: eating, drinking, dancing and laughing in Kashmir Shaivism. Here he refers to a verse from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Chapter 5, verse 18.   Chapter 5 (32:52) हस्यते नृत्यते यत्र रागद्वेषादि भुज्यते  । पीयते भक्तिपीयूषरसस्तत्प्राप्नुयां पदम्  ॥१८॥…

This weeks excerpt is a collection from different texts that explain why love is essential on the spiritual path and what that means… “This internal voyage will be long and arduous. I advise you, therefore, not to envy your spiritual brother or sister. Be without avarice and hate. This path is tortuous like the path of a…

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