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"He is the Light of all Darkness, all Ignorance of Light. All absence of Light and Presence of Light Have come out from that Light." ~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…

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)…

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…

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