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 Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy.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

Mala is the absence of knowledge. Mala is not something substantial. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Chapter Seven of the book Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us what Malas (Impurities) are in Kashmir Shaivism. “This mala is very subtle. . . . Mala is neither formless nor with form. It is just ignorance . . . It doesn’t allow knowledge to function, knowledge is…

Mala is absence of knowledge. Mala is not something substantial. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what Malas (Impurities) really are in Kashmir Shaivism. “This mala is very subtle. . . . Mala is neither formless nor with form. It is just ignorance . . . It doesn’t allow knowledge to function, knowledge is stopped.  Mala is absence of knowledge. Mala is not something substantial. So this absence of knowledge…

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