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Be attached to your own practice. It will carry you to śāktopāya and śāmbhavopāya in its own way. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is an instruction to The Manual for Self Realization, 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava, and how to approach it, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Vijñāna Bhairava is one chapter in Rudrayāmala Tantra. And another chapter in Rudrayāmala Tantra is Parātriṁśikā. This chapter1 is from the Bhairava point of view. These are not Rudra śāstras nor…

Mind is actually soul with various and differentiated thoughts. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 14, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals what the real purpose of meditation is. JOHN: So then, when a person meditates what should be his thought? You say the thought should not be “that I’m going to gain something that I don’t already have.” SWAMIJI: No, go on meditating and go in giving…

The beginning of all activities and the end of all activities only shine in the cycle of the body of Your God consciousness ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In verse 50 from The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swamiji explains that “The beginning of all activities and the end of all activities only shine in the cycle of the body of Your God consciousness“. And then “There is no joy more than the joy of Your…

In fact, it is said in our Kashmir Śaivism, that those who cannot enter into their real nature while listening to the sound of a metal string instrument are worthless. They have no capacity, no ability of concentration. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a continuation of the first part of the excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Chapter Six, The Theory of Speech: Vāk. Swamiji answers the question of “what really happens when you speak.” These three states of speech are, respectively, called subtlest, subtle, and gross. Gross speech is vaikharī vāk, subtle speech is madhyamā vāk, and subtlest…

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