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The cycle of the universe is Lord Shiva’s energy. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swamiji explains to us how and why Lord Shiva disconnects Himself from His energy and yet is never disconnected from it at the same time. This is from the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote the “15 verses of wisdom” for ‘those dear devotees who are not intellectually inclined”. This part is starting with verse 6 till…

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….

There is no difference between energy and energy holder ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Manual for Self Realization: 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, (verse 14-18) Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why there is no difference between energy and energy holder (between Bhairavi/Bhairava or Shiva/Shakti or Shiva/Parvati) in Kashmir Shaivism. दिक्कालकलनोन्मुक्ता देशोद्देशाविशेषिणी । व्यपदेष्टुमशक्यासा- वकथ्या परमार्थतः ॥१४॥ अन्तः स्वानुभवानन्दा विकल्पोन्मुक्तगोचरा । यावस्था भरिताकारा भैरवी भैरवात्मनः ॥१५॥ तद्वपुस्तत्त्वतो…

Pure elements, tattvas (elements), part four

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chpt 01. This is the transcript of the audio. You can read the edited first chapter of the book with a diagram of the tattvas on our website too. “These thirty six elements are the most important points for entering in Shaivism.” Continued from the previous blog…

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