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"You are Parabhairava. You have to produce shaktipata (grace) for yourself. When you don't like, then don't produce it, still you are great. What then? He is always there." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Due to the Mahasamadhi Celebrations and Fall Retreat, we will take a break from posting the weekly excerpts. We hope you can join us for these events. In this excerpt,…

Grace (shaktipata) means you have to maintain your vigor, you have to maintain your will. There must be firm will. That is grace. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what grace (śaktipāta) really means in Kashmir Shaivism. This is from Chapter two, the commentary on verse 64-65 of the Bhagavad Gita, in the…

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 Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from…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 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…

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