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Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara - SOFT COVER

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The philosopher saint Swami Lakshmanjoo chose to reveal the Paramarthasara, The Essence of the Supreme Reality because, as the author Abhinavagupta tells us, this text contains the complete essence of the teachings of the long concealed non-dual philosophical tradition known as Kashmir Shaivism. In his direct and unambiguous explanation, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals and elucidates the essential teachings of this profound philosophical and practical tradition. Originally a work of Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras, Abhinavagupta chose to revise and update this revered text in order to reveal the profundities of the Kashmir Shaivite doctrine. As Abhinavagupta tells us in the conclusion of the Paramarthasara, “I have kept this Paramarthasara, in brief words, in one hundred verses. But although it is only one hundred verses in body, in the volume of knowledge it contains it is more than ten million verses.” 

 
Contents:
Hard Cover Book - Pp xviii + 183
Downloadable Free Audio - total time 5 hours

 

 

Product Code: ESSENCE SOFT

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The Power to Transform Your Consciousness

I had read Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (B.N. Pandit) many times and was always enriched by its brilliance. In my estimation, the Paramarthasara is right up there with the Bhagavad Gita and Lao Tzu. However, the Paramarthasara revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo is on quite another level. Only an authentic enlightened master is the experiential highest consciousness - and thus is able to convey the real essence, the truth of the meaning. This is the point where words do not, and simply will not communicate what happens. I had always heard this tale about the guru being able to impart wisdom to the student by the mere sound of his words, by a kind of psychic osmosis — however I had never experienced it for myself. Now — through the power of these DVDs — I was! After I had already begun to feel this beyond-words-experience, I saw that one of Swami Lakshmanjoo’s disciples had asked him how he would initiate those who came after he left his body. He replied – “Through this!” and pointed to the lens of the camera. Swami Lakshmanjoo has a profoundly fresh interpretation of both Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara - and the version of Bhagavad Gita with Abhinavagupta’s commentary - and that will knock your socks off! I often find myself giggling with his contagious joy. The words Swami Lakshmanjoo speaks come from the place he dwells in. His words convey the fact that he is the Oneness (the Kashmir Shaivite term is Para Bhairava) at the time he utters the words. The sounds themselves carry the frequencies of the power and truth from his individual enlightenment. He is speaking within and from That. Even though Swami Lakshmanjoo has left his body (1991), his words as sound remain held, ‘embedded’ in these recordings. The sound itself contains the power to change your consciousness — if you are ready to hear. As he says … “Thank you!” He appears as a simple, unassuming, dear old man. No beard, no long hair, no golden throne, no jive — just a good feeling of an incredible intelligence, kindness, and a great Being immersed in Delight. I highly recommend that you get the DVD/book set of the Paramarthasara. You’ll know if this is for you. If it resonates with your being, the wisdom flowing from his “nectar lips” has the power to transform your consciousness.

Susan Ferguson :: Jan 05 2011, 13:43 PM

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