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Maha ShivaRatri, Shiva, moon

The festival of Maha Shivaratri, the ‘Night of Shiva’, is celebrated throughout India and the world by sincere devotees of Shiva. In Los Angeles, we will privately celebrate Maha Shivaratri on the night of Friday, Feb 20th, 2020, which is a day earlier than the Vedic calendar, according to Kashmir Shaiva philosophy. Swamiji suggested spending…

So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This is Shaivism. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from Chapter 1 of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, highlighting the need to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. “So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This…

"Let me be . . . in crisis or peaceful, or miserable or happy . . . by the intensity of Thy devotion . . . I don't mind." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Here Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals how to remain devoted amidst the turmoil and ups and downs of life. This translation is taken from Utpaladeva’s devotional text: Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali. “Let me be . . . in crisis or peaceful, or miserable or happy . . . by the intensity of Thy devotion . . ….

All glory be to Thee, O Lord Śhiva, who art the only festival in my life. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful excerpt from the devotional text of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo. In which Utpaladeva asks Lord Shiva: “When that festival will appear to me?” The Intensity of the Festival of Devotion by Utpaladeva is to get entry in universal God Consciousness. Chapter 9 (11:49) कदा मे स्यात्विभो…

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