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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 …

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,…

Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

This is an excerpt from the Spanda Sandoha, an exposition of Kṣemarāja on the first verse of the Spanda Kārikā written by Vasuguptanātha, revealed to us by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Available now as complete set under the title The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism: Vasugupta’s Spanda Kārikā & Kṣemarāja’s Spanda Sandoha – revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo). “He has given the indication…

Prakriti, purusha and the gunas and their importance to liberation

This is part two of an earlier excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita audio recordings (compare to the later video recordings). Swamiji explains why this fourteen fold creation (of prakṛti) and puruṣa, is soaked with supreme consciousness. “That person who understand this way–what is puruṣa, what is prakṛti, and what is all these three dishes [the three guṇas**], no matter if he becomes the…

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