Kashmir Shaivism

The Secret Supreme

By Swami Lakshman Jee

Paperback : 9780887065767, 137 pages, September 1988
Hardcover : 9780887065750, 137 pages, September 1988

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Table of contents



1. Thirty Six Elements

2. The Six Fold Path of the Universe

3. The Theory of the Alphabet

4. The Theory of Reflection

5. The Explanation of the Means

6. The Theory of Speech

7. The Three Impurities

8. The Seven States of the Seven Perceivers (Pramatrin)

9. The Seven Processes of the Seven Perceivers (Pramatrin)

10. The Five Great Acts of Lord Siva

11. The Five States of the Individual Subjective Body

12. The Five Fold Contacts of Masters and Disciples

13. The Manifestation of the Tantras

14. Moksa in Kashmir Saivism and Indian Philosophy

15. Kashmir Saivism and Advaita Vedanta

16. Seven States of Turya

17. Kundalini and Its Purpose

18. Variations in the Rise of Prana Kundalini

19. Kashmir Saivism


Swami Lakshman Jee is the last living Master of the oral tradition in Kashmir Shaivism. This exposition of the non-dual philosophy with practical applications is his first book in English. The tantric teachings are hidden in a language of allusion and symbol. Swamiji offers the skeleton key of the oral tradition that allows access to the secrets. The intent is to preserve the tradition and to make it available.

The emphasis is on practical realization of Truth through the experiences of Kundalini Yoga. The author contrasts this realization with the concepts of liberation taught by other schools of Indian philosophy, especially Advaita Vedanta. Kashmir Shaivism experiences the world as real and true—as real and true as the existence of God. Liberation is the unbroken awareness of this universe as one's own transcendental Consciousness. It is a blissful realization.