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Understanding the 112 meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism

LIVE online series, based on Swami Lakshmanjoo’s teachings of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.    We will analyze the unique ‘means’ (upāyas) of meditation used in Kashmir Shaivism, and experience meditations that expand your awareness.   This understanding will enhance your daily meditation by illuminating important subtleties revealed by these unique upāyas.   Watch the introduction/first…

God Consciousness is the Reality of Self. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this blog excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the definition of our Self in three ways. He says “there is a difference in these three explanations of the Self… In the first awakening, in the first sūtra of the first awakening, is the definition of your own Self. And…

“By establishing and meditating on the wheel of energies, the differentiated universe comes to an end.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, First Awakening, Verse 6, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how, by the intensity of meditation (parāmarśa), the external state of dualistic consciousness is absorbed in non-dualistic consciousness. Now, in…

Samadhi is where there is no mind, when mind does not work. If mind is one-pointed, it is God. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In his revelation of the Vijñāna Bhairava, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what samādhi means, and also how the mind works according to Kashmir Shaivism… Dhāraṇā 23 तनूदेशे शून्यतैव क्षणमात्रं विभावयेत् । निर्विकल्पं निर्विकल्पो निर्विकल्पस्वरूपभाक् ॥४६॥ tanūdeśe śūnyataiva kṣaṇamātraṁ vibhāvayet / nirvikalpaṁ nirvikalpo nirvikalpasvarūpabhāk // 46 // Actually samādhi is where there is no mind, when mind does not work. The functioning…

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