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You are being. Live in the state of being, not in the state of becoming. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is another post about this important subject in Kashmir Shaivism, “What are Malas (impurities)“. Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy. Copyright @ John Hughes, all rights reserved.     māyīyakārmamalamūlamuśanti tāvad ajñānanāmamalamāṇavameva bhadrāḥ / bījaṁ tadeva bhavajīrṇataroḥ parasmin…

The Universe, as we see it, is a reflection in the mirror of God-consciousness." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

The Theory of Reflection, pratibimabavāda, is one of the core principles of Kashmir Shaivism. In this excerpt from Chapter 4 of his book Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us this unique principle as Abhinavagupta has written in his famous Tantraloka. “The Universe, as we see it, is a reflection in the mirror…

Actually, in Shaivism, this is the fact that when God is perceived, [He] is perceived, not with the adoption of means. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the secret of Kashmir Shaivism regarding “The Real Way of Perceiving You”. There is nothing needed in perceiving You. Actually, in Shaivism, this is the fact that when God is perceived, [He] is perceived, not with the adoption of means. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo…

Yogis understand that it is only a trick, there is no time. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swamiji explains why: “Yogis understand that it is only a trick, there is no time.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo This is the 12th and 13th verse of the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 Verses of Wisdom] for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. We are offering a more in-depth study of the whole…

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