The Schools and systems of Kashmir Shaivism

Excerpt from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, Chapter 19. Listen to the original audio below… The Schools of Kashmir Shaivism Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Pure Trika System. The word trika means “the threefold science of man and his world.” In the idea of trika, there are three energies: para (supreme), apara (lowest), and parapara (combination of the lowest and the highest)….

The real meaning of Jai Guru Dev by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Kashmir Shaivism

A central theme of the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is the highly esoteric principal known as spanda which means vibrationless/vibration or established stable movement. In our Shaivism there are two texts that deal specifically with the spanda principal. The Spanda Karika (precise philosophical statements) on the Spanda theory and the Spanda Sandoha (exposition) of the…

This is an an excerpt from the Spanda Sandoha, which is a commentary on the first verse of the Spanda Karika as revealed by Swamij 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). A central theme…

He plays in this universe just to reveal the universal drama that, “this whole universe is actually  a drama, a universal drama.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, transcript… [Intro for sūtra 10.] Now in his theatrical dress evaṁvidhasya asya jagat nāṭya nartakasya, while he steps in the play of drama, acting, his way of acting is explained in next sūtra, the 3rd chapter, 10th sūtra. raṅgo ‘ntarātmā // 10 // Raṅga means various…

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