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 Friday, Feb 20th, 2020, which is a day earlier than the Vedic calendar, according to Kashmir Shaiva philosophy. Swamiji suggested spending…

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…

What gives you liberation and what gives you enjoyment of the world

All of these actions, whatever you do, will give you liberation and will give you enjoyment of the world. Swami Lakshmanjoo will elaborate on this question in this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism.   DVD 3.1 (26:07) सहयज्ञाः प्रजाः सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापतिः  । अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक्  ॥१०॥ sahayajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā purovāca…

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,…

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