The cycle of the universe is Lord Shiva’s energy. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swamiji explains to us how and why Lord Shiva disconnects Himself from His energy and yet is never disconnected from it at the same time. This is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the “15 verses of wisdom” for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. This part is starting with verse 6 till…

A yogi also creates this universe according to his choice, without any gathering of external substances. A yogi is just like Śiva. Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why the acting of a yogi is just like the acting of Shiva in this excerpt from the Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism – Spanda Kārikā & Spanda Sandoha.   Audio 5 – 27:52 pramāpitaṁ ca etat pratyabhijñāyām [not recited] cidātmaiva hi devo’ntaḥ sthitamicchāvaśādbahiḥ / yogīva nirūpādānamarthajātaṁ prakāśayet198 //199 Just like…

When Spanda is functioning too much, then He creates this world again. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens in this world when differentiated perception is totally destroyed… and this whole universe gets diluted in Parabhairava… and His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. Excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Now also available as video on demand. Watch on YouTube द्रष्टा…

This whole universe is just the means to recognize Lord Śhiva. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals “Why Lord Śiva has created this universe, which is śakti, His supreme energy?” This lecture is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā [15 verses of wisdom]. You can study the complete text of the Bodhapañcadaśikā in depth in our online course, “Kashmir Shaivism & The Transformation of Life,” which is a wonderful introduction to Kashmir Shaivism….

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