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Why māyā (illusion) is svātantrya (freedom) in Kashmir Shaivism

In this important excerpt from The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in Kashmir Shaivism māyā (illusion) is really svātantrya (freedom). Audio 4 (45:26) यस्याः प्राप्येत पर्यन्त-विशेषः कैर्मनोरथैः । मायामेकनिमेषेण मुष्णंस्तां पातु नः शिवः ॥७३॥ yasyāḥ prāpyeta paryanta-viśeṣaḥ kairmanorathaiḥ / māyāmekanimeṣeṇa muṣṇaṁstāṁ pātu naḥ śivaḥ //73// Let that Lord…

A very different Meaning of Gāyatrī Mantra (Kashmir Shaivism) Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt from the The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the traditional Gāyatrī mantra very differently.  In this excerpt from the The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa’s Stava Cintamani, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the traditional Gāyatrī mantra very differently.      Stava…

He is the light of all darkness, Swami Lakshmanjoo quote

From an unpublished manuscript of the recordings of  the teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo… “Stava cintāmaṇi is the work of Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa. Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa is one of the most important Shaivite masters. Stava cintāmaṇi means stava – hymns, cintāmaṇi – jewel. Cintāmaṇī jewel is that kind of jewel, i.e. whatever you wish it will come. It is the bestower of all your boons,…

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