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The Self is established in the light of consciousness and that light of consciousness is without differentiated bodies. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is part three of our series about ‘glamour of Lord Shiva’ in Kashmir Shaivism. We will learn how this relates to where the real Self is established in the following excerpts from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, followed by audio excerpts from the Svacchanda Tantra (Shiva Sutras) and Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka. Each…

"Complete knowledge and complete action is the formation of Śiva" ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals what is knowledge and what is ignorance. “Complete knowledge and complete action is the formation of Śiva” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo C) The two ways of Knowledge and Ignorance (36–45) Now, he explains in the following ślokas what is knowledge and…

The important two kinds of Knowledge in Kashmir Shaivism

In this section from the Light on the Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo is explaining two different types of knowledge that are important in Kashmir Shaivism. Intellectual knowledge is nourished by that pauruṣa jñāna and pauruṣa jñāna is nourished by that intellectual knowledge, side-by-side. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo Audio 2 – 13:11 अहमित्थमिदं वेद्मीत्येवमध्यवसायिनी।…

Difference between person in God Consciousness and a person in the state of ignorance

There is only one difference between the one who is residing in the state of God Consciousness (Parabhairava state) and the other one who is residing in his limited cycle of being. Here Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the essence of Kashmir Shaivism while translating the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. DVD 3.2 (16:46) प्रकृतेः क्रियमाणानि…

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