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Three States of awareness from a yogic point of view

In Kashmir Shaivism there are three states of awareness which Swami Lakshmanjoo explains here: first from the ordinary persons point of view, and then from the yogic point of view. This is an excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, first awakening verse 8-10. Now he explains this jāgrat (wakefulness), svapna (dreaming), and…

5 Subjective States in Kashmir Shaivism - part 4

In part 4 Swamiji explains the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism from the viewpoint of a Yogi, a Jñāni and worldly people. Here he talks about svapna [the absence of worldly activity], suṣupti [sleep] and where the three energies of Śiva can be found in each [including turya] and which state is nearer to entering into samādhi. This lecture is…

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