“God and the individual are one. To realize this is the essence of Kashmir Shaivism.” ~ Swami Lakshmanjoo
Today, April 18, 2018, we are very happy to add Kashmir Shaivism to our list of traditions. Kashmir Shaivism is an ancient non-dual tradition that was practically hidden from view for several centuries … it’s unique because it’s “oral,” i.e., the teachings have always been passed down by word of mouth, from master to disciple.
Swami Lakshmanjoo was the last direct descendant in the unbroken chain of Masters of this unique oral tradition.
He dedicated his life to the sacred teachings of Kashmir Shaivism.
Stillness Speaks is able to offer this unique and rich tradition related content through the generosity and courtesy of John & Denise Hughes of the Lakshmanjoo Academy. They had the rare opportunity to work directly with Swami Lakshmanjoo, to record and preserve the unknown English translations of Kashmir Shaivism.
John & Denise along with Viresh Hughes, George Barselaar, Claudia Dose, Shanna Hughes and Jody Weiss at the Academy, are on a mission “to educate the world by preparing and releasing the classic yogic texts from the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism as revealed by the venerable Master Swami Lakshmanjoo.”
Last November, we had published an excellent introduction series on this tradition by John Hughes … who states that this rich and detailed tradition … “is said to be the mystical geography of awareness.”
John’s post, Kashmir Shaivism: A Brief Primer introduces “… a highly developed system of spirituality that emphasizes not only the intellectual understanding … but also the direct realization, the direct experience, of its truth” … it includes a FREE PDF download.
Click here to access all of the current posts on this unique tradition.
And here’s an 8+min VIDEO clip from the series “Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, Revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo” … Swamiji addresses How you can be liberated from repeated births and deaths.
One of the key books is Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme where Swamiji reveals the Tantric teachings of this ancient tradition that was long enshrouded in secrecy. The rich and detailed descriptions reveal the ascent of individual consciousness to universal God Consciousness. The key of this oral tradition is found within the pages of this book
John Hughes is a the editor in chief at the Lakshmanjoo Academy. In 1997, he associated himself with a non-profit the Universal Shaiva Fellowship, an organization dedicated to the preservation and publication of Swami Lakshmanjoo’s revelations of these ancient Kashmir Shaiva texts. By 1979, he had published two books from these ancient manuscripts, Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening and Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme.”
John is also the project leader for the editing and publication of an important new series entitled “Light on the Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism, the Tantrāloka of Abhinavagupta.” Please vist the Lakshmanjoo Academy for John’s full BIO.