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• Mahasamadhi Celebration •
The Universal Shaiva Fellowship is happy to announce the Mahasamadhi Celebration of our beloved Gurudev Swami Lakshmanjoo.This grand occasion will take place on Friday the 28th, of September 2018, at 10:30 am.
Swamiji left his physical frame twenty-three years ago in India, on September 27, 1991. Since that time, each year we joyously celebrate his Divine life and remember him by performing a traditional “Havan” or “Fire Ceremony” along with worship and the recitation of sacred hymns.
HAVAN (Fire Ceremony):
Swamiji’s Mahasamadhi Havan will begin at 10:30 am at our Culver City Center (10925 Stever St, Culver City, CA 90230) and will last approximately for 1 ½ hours. The prashad (food spiritually blessed by the Master), consisting of very tasty vegetarian Kashmiri preparations and sweets will be served afterwards.
If you would like to join us via live webcam streaming during the event please register here.
There is no charge for attending the Mahasamadhi celebration, but we would appreciate a donation to help cover the ceremonial expenses.
On the four days following the Havan, September 10th, thru the 13th, the Fellowship will hold its bi-annual four-day retreat at the Culver City Center.
About Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo said, “Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Pure Trika system. It is ‘the three-fold science of man and his world.’ Kashmir Shaivism is a philosophy meant for any human being without restriction of caste, creed, color or gender.”
Though Swami Lakshmanjoo was a master of Sanskrit Language and completely versed in all systems of Shaiva Philosophy, his teachings were always expressed in simple language, accessible to the sincere aspirant. “Trika philosophy is situated in the heart of that supreme energy of God consciousness.
It teaches you to realize that this whole objective world, which is already in front of you, is not separate from God consciousness. You do not have to realize God situated in some seventh heaven.
“God and the individual are one, to realize this is the essence of Shaivism.”
The knowledge presented herein constitutes the treasured secrets revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo over a period of two decades, (1971 to 1991). These revelations form the foundation stone for ‘uniting individual consciousness with Universal God consciousness’.
The Trika philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is beautifully expressed in the first verse of Shivadristi, composed by the great Shaiva Master Somananda, founder of the Pratyabhijnana System of Shaiva Philosophy.
asmad rupa samāviṣṭaḥ svātmanātmanivāraṇe /
śivaḥ karotu nijayā namaḥ śaktyā tatātmane // (1st Verse, Śivadṛiṣṭi)
“Let Shiva, who is my nature, bow down to his real nature – to Universal Shiva – by his own Shakti, for the removal of obstacles, which are no other than Shiva.”
Here, Shiva bows to himself, for the removal of obstacles, which are also Shiva, through his own energy (shakti) which is one with Shiva, and in the end He resides in the state of universal Shiva. That is the state of Para (Supreme) Bhairava!
In Trika Shaivism, although the word ‘Trika’ indicates three, everything is found in a state of oneness. From the Trika point of view there isn’t the slightest difference between individual soul and Lord Shiva, it is just a play, a drama of His own nature.
The philosophy of Trika Shaivism is unique and original. For the sincere seeker of Truth it holds the wonderful vision of the whole world as real and not illusion. Trika philosophy teaches that this world is nothing but the blissful energy of the all-pervading consciousness of Lord Shiva.
May the grace of Lord Shiva shine upon you.