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I am beyond object, subject, and cognition. And at the same time, My ray has spread in the universe and has become numberless individuals, which is also existing side by side. (Bhagavad Gita) Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo elaborates on [Lord Krishna/Shiva’s] real residence, where He is living, where He is established. Quoting Lord Krishna in this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, chpt 15, verse 6 and 7. click to download or view on YouTube DVD 15 (16:36) न तद्भासयते सूर्यो न शशाङ्को न पावकः…

When Spanda is functioning too much, then He creates this world again. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens in this world when differentiated perception is totally destroyed… and this whole universe gets diluted in Parabhairava… and His spanda overflows and He creates this world again. Excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Highest Reality, by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Now also available as video on demand. Watch on YouTube द्रष्टा…

What is devotion (bhakti) in Kashmir Shaivism?

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what is real devotion and initiation in Kashmir Shaivism (from Abhinavagupta’s Bhagavad Gita, chapter 4, verse 34). DVD 4.3 (24:35) तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया  । उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्त्वदर्शिनः  ॥३४॥ tadviddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā / upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ jñāninastattvadarśinaḥ //34// [Lord Kṛṣṇa]: That knowledge you will understand by bowing before them [i.e., the…

Why this world is not an illusion (maya) in Kashmir Shaivism

In the summer of 1987 Swamiji began compiling important verses from the various scriptures he had studied throughout his life. Each Sunday he would distribute one or two slokas to devotees, at the same time giving in brief their essential meaning. In all Swamiji revealed a total of eighty-five verses. The following year Swamiji traveled to Nepal…

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