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The Universe, as we see it, is a reflection in the mirror of God-consciousness." ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

The Theory of Reflection, pratibimabavāda, is one of the core principles of Kashmir Shaivism. In this excerpt from Chapter 4 of his book Kashmir Shaivism The Secret Supreme, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to us this unique principle as Abhinavagupta has written in his famous Tantraloka. “The Universe, as we see it, is a reflection in the mirror…

This whole universe is just the means to recognize Lord Śhiva. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals “Why Lord Śiva has created this universe, which is śakti, His supreme energy?” This lecture is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā [15 verses of wisdom]. You can study the complete text of the Bodhapañcadaśikā in depth in our online course, “Kashmir Shaivism & The Transformation of Life,” which is a wonderful introduction to Kashmir Shaivism….

Today’s lecture is an excerpt from the Bodhapañcadaśikā [15 verses of wisdom] as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Here he explains the most important points of Kashmir Shaivism, beginning with the explanation of what “that One Being” is like.   These are fifteen ślokas, which were composed by Abhinavagupta, giving a brief exposition of the doctrine of Kashmir Śaivism. Track 01b (01:40) ॐ अनस्तमितभारूपस्तेजसां तमसामपि । य एकोऽन्तर्यदन्तश्च तेजांसि च तमांसि च…

Pratibimbavada, the theory of reflection

Pratibimbavada (theory of reflection) is one of the main concepts of Kashmir Shaivism: “How is the actual state of Parabhairava existing.” Swami Lakshmanjoo explains this very essential concept with an example in this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara . . . click to view on youtube दर्पणबिम्बे यद्वन् नगरग्रामादि चित्रमविभागि । भाति विभागेनैव…

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