Make your mind rest in-between. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

An interesting śāktopāya practice from the Vijnana Bhairava – How to make your mind rest in-between.   Dhāraṇā 45 वह्नेर्विषस्य मध्ये तु चित्तं सुखमयं क्षिपेत् । केवलं वायुपूर्णं वा स्मरानन्देन युज्यते ॥६८॥ vahnerviṣasya madhye tu cittaṁ sukhamayaṁ kṣipet / kevalaṁ vāyupūrṇaṁ vā smarānandena yujyate // 68 // Now He puts another process. It is śāktopāya.* Make your mind…

“By establishing and meditating on the wheel of energies, the differentiated universe comes to an end.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, First Awakening, Verse 6, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how, by the intensity of meditation (parāmarśa), the external state of dualistic consciousness is absorbed in non-dualistic consciousness. Now, in…

God Consciousness is the Reality of Self. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between the three upāyas or ‘means’ in Kashmir Shaivism, i.e., 1) āṇavopāya – the inferior means; 2) śāktopāya – the medium means; and 3) śāmbhavopāya – the superior means.   S.S. 2 Disc 10-Tr 3 (17:26) uccārarahitaṁ vastu cetasaiva vicintayan / yaṁ samāveśamāpnoti śāktaḥ…

Introduction The Shiva Sutras are divided into three parts. According to Kshemaraja, the three parts correspond to the three means (upayas) for the attainment of liberation (moksha), as revealed by Kashmir Shaivism. The three upayas for traveling from individual limited consciousness to universal God consciousness are shambhavopaya, shaktopaya and anavopaya. The first and highest means is…

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