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when differentiated perception is totally destroyed, His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens when differentiated perception is totally destroyed, His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. This is an excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Now also available as video on demand. Watch on YouTube द्रष्टा श्रोता घ्राता देहेन्द्रियवर्जितोऽप्यकर्तापि  । सिद्धान्तागमतर्कां श्चित्रानहमेव रचयामि  ॥५०॥ draṣṭā śrotā…

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 Here are two excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the Parātrīśikā Vivarana by Swami Lakshmanjoo, from the Audio Archives of the Lakshmanjoo Academy.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

Three States of awareness from a yogic point of view

In Kashmir Shaivism there are three states of awareness which Swami Lakshmanjoo explains here: first from the ordinary persons point of view, and then from the yogic point of view. This is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, first awakening verse 8-10. Now he explains this jāgrat (wakefulness), svapna (dreaming), and…

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