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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…

All subjects (jivas/souls) are actually one subjective body of God. Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this lecture Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism. This is part one of four excerpts from the 11th Chapter of the book, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme. Here Swamiji reveals how… All subjects (jīvas) are actually one subjective body of God.   5 States of the Individual Subjective Body On the path…

Objective wakefulness is actually the absence of wakefulness in Kashmir Shaivism. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why objective wakefulness is actually the absence of wakefulness in Kashmir Shaivism. This excerpt is from the 11th Chapter of the book, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This lecture is a continuation of a previous lecture about the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism. In the next part, Swami Lakshmanjoo talks…

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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