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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…

What is puruṣha and what is prakṛiti

In this excerpt from the 13th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is puruṣa and what is prakṛti.  And how anyone fortunate enough to understand what is puruṣa and what is prakṛti and what are these guṇas by which they are kicked by, played by prakṛti, if he knows,…

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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