In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order to attain Moksha (Liberation) the starting point of the journey is the ending point. View on YouTube PS DVD 3 (00:52:47) मोक्षस्य नैव किंचिद् धामास्ति, न चापिगमनमन्यत्र  । अज्ञानग्रन्थिभिदा स्वशक्त्यभिव्यक्तता मोक्षः  ॥६०॥ mokṣasya naiva kiṁcid dhāmāsti, na cāpi-gamanam-anyatra / ajñāna-granthi-bhidā…

This is the great story of my torture in this universe... Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo tells of the “great story of my torture in this universe” as he relates Utpaladeva’s devotional plea to Shiva: “O Lord, keep the avenues always open, just for the time being, as long as I would pass through them and reach at Your feet“….

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