Today’s excerpt is a very important lecture on the qualification of Parabhairava, as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo in Chapter 7 of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism…
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एतद्योनीनि भूतानि सर्वाणीत्युपधारय ।
अहं कृत्स्नस्य जगतः प्रभवः प्रलयस्तथा ॥६॥
etadyonīni bhūtāni sarvāṇītyupadhāraya /
ahaṁ kṛtsnasya jagataḥ prabhavaḥ pralayastathā //6//
Sarvāṇī bhūtāni etat yonīni, all individuals are etat yonīni, they are resting in these two prakṛtis, twofold prakṛtis. But I am the prakṛti holder. So you should understand, O Arjuna, ahaṁ kṛtsnasya jagataḥ prabhavaḥ pralayastathā, I am the creator and destroyer of this whole universe and I am the father of this prakṛti, I am the real father.
DENISE: Lord Śiva or Lord Kṛṣṇa?
JONATHAN: They are one and the same, aren’t they?
SWAMIJI: Śiva and Kṛṣṇa are one, i.e., Parabhairava.
Evaṁ ca tvam eva upadhāraya–yadahaṁ vāsudevī bhūtaḥ sarvasya prabhavaḥ pralayaśca [comm.]. It is not meant that I tell you that I am the creator and destroyer of the whole uni-verse; it does not mean that. It means that you should also behave with this kind of behavior within your own self. You should also say, “I am the creator and destroyer of this whole universe!” You should attribute it to yourself. You should not attribute it to God, that Lord Śiva is the creator and destroyer of this whole universe. No, [you should feel that], “I am, I am the creator and destroyer of [this universe].” You should attribute these aspects to yourself. This is [the reason] the Bhagavad Gītā was produced.
Do you understand?
SWAMIJI: You have to attribute it to yourself.
You should not think, “O Lord, O God, my Lord who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in heaven and earth the same. Into the temptation lead us not, deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, Thine the power, Thine the glory still . . . ” This is not this! You have not to say . . .
DENISE: It is myself.
SWAMIJI: [Swamiji points to himself] You are that!
This is the cream of Shaivism!
Source: Chapter 7 of the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Lakshmanjoo
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