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When Spanda is functioning too much, then He creates this world again. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens in this world when differentiated perception is totally destroyed… and this whole universe gets diluted in Parabhairava… and His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. 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…

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…

Bondage and Liberation and not separate from the reality of Lord Shiva. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Here Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals that bondage and liberation are not separate from the reality of Lord Śiva. And why this theory of Shaivism is misunderstood. This is a continuation of a previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā [15 verses of wisdom] by Abhinavagupta, in which it says… Bondage and Liberation are not separate from the reality of Lord Shiva. ~Swami…

Why māyā (illusion) is svātantrya (freedom) in Kashmir Shaivism

In this important excerpt from The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in Kashmir Shaivism māyā (illusion) is really svātantrya (freedom). Audio 4 (45:26) यस्याः प्राप्येत पर्यन्त-विशेषः कैर्मनोरथैः । मायामेकनिमेषेण मुष्णंस्तां पातु नः शिवः ॥७३॥ yasyāḥ prāpyeta paryanta-viśeṣaḥ kairmanorathaiḥ / māyāmekanimeṣeṇa muṣṇaṁstāṁ pātu naḥ śivaḥ //73// Let that Lord…

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