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“The pathway is Shakti. You have to sentence your mind to Lord Shiva through Shakti, the embodiment of energy.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Devi is asking: “O Lord, what is the real essence of the way we have to tread?” and Swami Lakshmanjoo is revealing to us what Lord Shiva’s answer is as he explains important concepts of Kashmir Shaivism. This is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, verses 2b…

Kālakārṣiṇī is the destroyer of the sphere of time, and creator of, cultivator of, the sphere of time. She cultivates [time] outside her consciousness. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, from the unpublished Tantraloka 15, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the true meaning of the Seven Pramatris, Kalasamkarshini (Parabhairava) and their role in this terrific state of supreme and beautiful worship of supreme Bhairava.   na kevalamiyaṁ bhedāvacchedanātmanaḥ kālasya grasiṣṇutayā evamuktā, yāvat bahiḥsaṁkarṣaṇādapī (comm. intro to śloka 347a.) saiva ca bhūyaḥ svasmāt-saṁkarṣati kālamiha bahiṣkurute…

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…

This lecture is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self Realization, verses 20-21, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo . . . शक्त्यावस्थाप्रविष्टस्य निर्विभागेन भावना । तदासौ शिवरूपी स्यात् शैवी मुखमिहोच्यते ॥२०॥ śaktyāvasthāpraviṣṭasya nirvibhāgena bhāvanā / tadāsau śivarūpī syāt śaivī mukhamihocyate // 20 // When you enter in the state of energy, and leave your…

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