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Old 28-03-2012, 04:47 AM   #12
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Default ALL are One!

[In Kashmir Shaivism, SHIVA (literally auspiciousness) and PARABHAIRAVA are the Sanskrit terms which are used to name the Oneness. In Vedanta the Sanskrit word is BRAHMAN. The real enlightened yogis know there are no 'gods' but these words point to metaphysical principles and deeper understandings which cannot be put into linear thinking. They are composites of wisdom-knowledge.]

Swami Lakshmanjoo was the last in the Vasugupta, Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta lineage of Kashmir Shaivite sages. Every Sanskrit scholar who studies and translates the Kashmir Shaivite texts acknowledges his immanence as the source. Without Swami Lakshmanjoo these invaluable texts would have remained incomprehensible to even Indian scholars because the meaning of Sanskrit words in Kashmir Shaivite texts is often very distinct from their meaning in the texts of other schools.

Jaideva Singh has acknowledged his indebtedness to Swami Lakshmanjoo in the dedications of his various translations of Kashmir Shaivite texts. Boris Marjanovic mentions Swami Lakshmanjoo in his introduction to his translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

Mark Dyczkowski, an Oxford don, is reported to have said, “Somehow he [Swami Lakshmanjoo] sees much more in them than could ever be grasped through mere bookish knowledge and we could feel that behind his words lay another dimension beyond them in which he lived and from which he beckoned us to join him.”

One Being has become many so all beings are equal to one Being

Swami Lakshmanjoo translates and explains the verse by the great sage Shambhu Battaraka found in the Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara. Herein a great truth is revealed, we are told that one Being, that is Shiva, has become many. So all beings are equal to one Being and one Being is equal to all beings. There is no difference between all beings and one Being. The fortunate one who has realized what is one Being has realized all beings. That is true knowledge.
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