brahmaparnam prayer for eating, Bhagavad Gita, Abhinavagupta, Swami Lakshmanjoo

This prayer, known throughout India and traditionally recited before taking food, is explained here by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Drawing on Abhinavgupta's unique explanation from Kashmir Shaivism, Swamiji further elaborates with the first verse of Somānanda's Śivadṛṣti. Somānanda's was the guru of Utpaladeva, who reformulated Śivadṛṣti into Pratyabhijñā philosophy. Utpaladeva's disciple was Lakṣmanagupta, who was one of​ the spiritual teachers​ of Abhinavagupta, the most illustrious teacher in the...

Great News! We are working really hard to prepare a new series of books thru the Lakshmanjoo Academy, with an all new look. And New Leaf publishers will be distributing our books to all major bookstores, which is a great landmark for us! So for this week as we were so busy, instead of editing a new text, I have...

Dear Friends, We are excited to announce the soft back edition of Swamiji's revelation of the full 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā, entitled Bhagavad Gītā, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. This complete Bhagavad Gītā set is being released as a audio study set, which includes one DVD containing MP3 audio files along with...

bhakti devotion love Bhagavad Gita

Excerpt from the just published Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo . . . (click to download or view on youtube) DVD 8 (1:03:00) परस्तस्मात्तु भावोऽन्यो व्यक्ताव्यक्तः सनातनः  । यः स सर्वेषु भूतेषु नश्यत्सु न विनश्यति  ॥२०॥ अव्यक्तोऽक्षर इत्युक्तस्तमाहुः परमां गतिम्  । यं प्राप्य न निवर्तन्ते तद्धाम परमं मम  ॥२१॥ पुरुषः स...

Excerpt from the just published Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo . . . (click to download or view on youtube) DVD 15 (22:04) न तद्भासयते सूर्यो न शशाङ्को न पावकः  । यद्गत्वा न निवर्तन्ते तद्धाम परमं मम  ॥६॥   na tadbhāsayate sūryo na śaśāṅko na pāvakaḥ / yadgatvā na nivartante...

Dear Friends, We are excited to announce the completion and publication of Swamiji's revelation of the full 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism. This complete Bhagavad Gītā set is being released as a DVD Study Set, which includes 27 DVDs along with an extensively annotated transcript, in the form...

Swami Lakshmanjoo Kashmir Shaivism

Another gem from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo . . . View or download the video on YouTube DVD 4.3 (51:51) विधत्ते कर्म यत्किञ्चिदक्षेच्छामात्रपूर्वकम्  । तेनैव शुभभाजः स्युस्तृप्ताः करणदेवताः  ॥४॥ vidhatte karma yatkiñcidakṣecchāmātrapūrvakaṁ / tenaiva śubhabhājaḥ syustṛptāḥ karaṇadevatāḥ //4// ॥ Concluding śloka of 4th chapter ॥ Whatever a man...