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In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why is it called shaktipata when we say, “by Lord Śiva’s grace”? This is from the yet unpublished Tantraloka Ahnika 13, verse 331, Kashmir Shaivism.   SWAMIJI:  That is what he says yastūtpanna samastādhva siddhiḥ that person, that master, who has achieved the complete state of God-consciousness sahi sadāśivaḥ,…

The Self is established in the light of consciousness and that light of consciousness is without differentiated bodies. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is part three of our series about ‘glamour of Lord Shiva’ in Kashmir Shaivism. We will learn how this relates to where the real Self is established in the following excerpts from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, followed by audio excerpts from the Svacchanda Tantra (Shiva Sutras) and Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka. Each…

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