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Awareness will carry you to that greatest power of maintaining oneness with Lord Śiva, and without any other support. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between initiation and automatic knowledge (breakless awareness – prātibhā knowledge). “Gurvāyattā tu sā dīkṣā this [inferior] initiation is dependent to master. But if…

What is devotion (bhakti) in Kashmir Shaivism?

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is real devotion and initiation in Kashmir Shaivism (from Abhinavagupta’s Bhagavad Gita, chapter 4, verse 34). https://youtu.be/FF503RdDMZA DVD 4.3 (24:35) तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया  । उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते…

The important two kinds of Knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism

In this section from the Light on the Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo is explaining two different types of knowledge that are important in Kashmir Shaivism. Intellectual…

Abhinavagupta and the Kashmir Shaiva lineage

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is initiation and what is its most important feature. This excerpt is from the book, Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Chapter Twelve. The Fivefold…

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