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Yogarāja says that, “this universe is the frozen state of Lord Śiva, whose universal consciousness, is coagulated.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This week’s excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality).  Swami Lakshmanjoo chose to reveal the Paramarthasara because, as Abhinavagupta tells us, the Paramarthasara contains the complete essence of the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism. In this direct and clear-cut explanation, Swamiji reveals and clarifies the essential teachings of this profound philosophical and practical tradition. View or…

The final goal in Shaivite philosophy is when individual unites with universal consciousness. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo talks to Alice Christensen about the final goal in Kashmir Shaivism and what it is like to reach it. Now with transcript. For Spanish translation scroll down… This is part 3 of a series of four video interviews about the Yamas and Niyamas (10 commandments) in yoga. Part 1 – Niyamas (observance), part 2…

Whatever action you do, according to the way of your organs, that action will become divine only when there is awareness. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

“Awareness” is the crucial point Swamiji is making in this gem from the conclusion of Chapter 4 from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. “Whatever action you do according to the way of your organs, that action will become divine only when there is awareness.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo   View…

Mind is no other than consciousness in real sense. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains what meditation really is. This is from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 9th Ahnika, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the audio archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy Copyright © John Hughes QUESTION: What kind of action is meditating? SWAMIJI: It is not action, it is knowledge, it is cognition. Meditating is recitation of breath,…

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