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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 …

Whatever you do, will give you liberation and will give you enjoyment of the world.

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”. JOIN US on Sunday for our 4th Live Online Course Selected verses from the 112 meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Replays available to those who…

So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This is Shaivism. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from Chapter 1 of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, highlighting the need to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. “So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This…

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