All glory be to Thee, O Lord Śhiva, who art the only festival in my life. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful excerpt of the devotional text of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo. In which Utpaladeva ask Lord Shiva: “When When that festival will appear to me?” The Intensity of the Festival of Devotion by Utpaladeva is to get entry in universal God Consciousness. Chapter 9 (11:49) कदा मे स्यात्विभो…

The cycle of the universe is Lord Shiva’s energy. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swamiji explains to us how and why Lord Shiva disconnects Himself from His energy and yet is never disconnected from it at the same time. This is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the “15 verses of wisdom” for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. This part is starting with verse 6 till…

Abhinavagupta and the lineage of (latest) masters of Kashmir Shaivism, painting by Claudia Dose

This is verse 9 of the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 verses of wisdom] for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. This is the continuation on the previous lecture (verse 6-8). The Bodhapañcadaśikā, Abhinavagupta’s “Fifteen Verses of Wisdom” featuring Swami Lakshmanjoo’s revelation is available as a six part online study series:…

Lord Shiva is the essence of all beings, His existence is nature, everybody's nature. Lord Shiva is found in the absence of Lord Shiva also. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

“Lord Shiva is the essence of all beings, His existence is nature, everybody’s nature. Lord Shiva is found in the absence of Lord Shiva also.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo This is the continuation of the previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the [15 verses of wisdom] for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”….

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