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At the place of God Consciousness everything is divine ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains why good conduct promotes knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism. And how “at the place of God Consciousness everything is good . . . ” and why even “Too much bad is also good.” Read on in this excerpt from the online series Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Life, featuring Swami…

Three types of actions and three types of doers in Kashmir Shaivism

In this excerpt from chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the three types of actions and three types of doers in Kashmir Shaivism. DVD 18a (50:06) नियतं सङ्गरहितमरागद्वेषतः कृतम्  । अफलप्रेप्सुना कर्म यत्तत्सात्त्विकमुच्यते  ॥२३॥ niyataṁ saṅgarahitamarāgadveṣataḥ kṛtam  / aphalaprepsunā karma yattatsāttvikamucyate  //23// Whatever the śāstras have [prescribed] . . ….

The joy that seems poisonous in the beginning

There are three types of spiritual joy (sukha) in Kashmir Shaivism: sāttvic sukha, rājas sukha, and tāmas sukha. In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, chapter 18, verse 36-37, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains sukha of sāttvic [kind] and how this joy seems poisonous in the beginning. Chapter 18 Part 2 SWAMIJI: DVD…

Why we need to develop sattvaguna in Kashmir Shaivism ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why we need to develop sāttvaguṇa in Kashmir Shaivism. “The avenue for crossing the cycle of guṇa is through sāttvaguṇa. It is not through rajoguṇa, it is not through tamoguṇa.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo St.Cin. CD 425 (43:55) triguṇatriparispanda-dvandvagrastaṁ jagattrayam / uddhartuṁ bhavato’nyasya kasya śaktiḥ kṛpātha…

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