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In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point. View on YouTube PS DVD 3 (00:52:47) मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र  । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः  ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpi-gamanam-anyatra / ajñāna-granthi-bhidā…

If you have no attachment your actions will liberate you. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo elaborates on the question “What gives you liberation and what gives you enjoyment of the world”.     DVD 3.1 (26:07) सहयज्ञाः प्रजाः सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापतिः  । अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक्  ॥१०॥ sahayajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā purovāca prajāpatiḥ / anena prasaviṣyadhvameṣa vo‘stviṣṭakāmadhuk //10//…

Maha ShivaRatri, Shiva, moon

The festival of Maha Shivaratri, the ‘Night of Shiva’, is celebrated throughout India and the world by sincere devotees of Shiva. In Los Angeles, we will privately celebrate Maha Shivaratri on the night of Thursday, Feb 20th, 2020, which is a day earlier than the Vedic calendar, according to Kashmir Shaiva philosophy. Swamiji suggested spending…

Through prakṛti you’ll rise. It is prakṛti through which you will fall. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the earlier Bhagavad Gita audio recordings (compare to the later video recordings), Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the importance of prakṛti (nature) in Kashmir Shaivism. “Through prakṛti you’ll rise. It is prakṛti through which you will fall.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo puruṣaḥ prakṛtistho hi bhuṅkte . . . (verse 22 Chapter 13) prakṛtiriti kāryakāraṇabhave hetuḥ …

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