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Kashmir Shaivism: learn the spiritual treasure of Bharat
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Pomposh
2011-02-03 17:56:06 UTC
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Kashmir Shaivism is a universal spiritual philosophy based on the
supreme unity of the individual self with the God.

It accepts all the aspects of life in totality and teaches the path of
realization through Divine Grace.


Please contemplate on 4 features of Kashmir Shaivism. Would love to
elaborate.

1) Universal Spiritual Philosophy - beyond the considerations of
caste, creed, gender, etc. Everybody is welcome.

2) Supreme Unity of the Individual Self with God - We and everybody
have emanated from Him and are just part of Him. Rev. Swami Laxman Joo
would explain Kashmir Shaivism as "Para Advaita", that encompasses and
transcends all traditions.

3) Diversity - As I said Kashmir Shaivism accepts all the aspects of
life in totality. No doubt, God has made everybody differently. We
should respect diversity as divine.

4) Divine Grace (Anugarh) - it is independent of human efforts and the
only way to transformation / realization. Grace can come on those whom
He choses. This is a very subtle aspect. What can humans do? Make
effort to be worthy of receiving His Grace.
Bruce Morgen
2011-02-03 18:24:36 UTC
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Post by Pomposh
Kashmir Shaivism is a universal spiritual philosophy based on the
supreme unity of the individual self with the God.
It accepts all the aspects of life in totality and teaches the path of
realization through Divine Grace.
Please contemplate on 4 features of Kashmir Shaivism. Would love to
elaborate.
1) Universal Spiritual Philosophy - beyond the considerations of
caste, creed, gender, etc. Everybody is welcome.
2) Supreme Unity of the Individual Self with God - We and everybody
have emanated from Him and are just part of Him. Rev. Swami Laxman Joo
would explain Kashmir Shaivism as "Para Advaita", that encompasses and
transcends all traditions.
3) Diversity - As I said Kashmir Shaivism accepts all the aspects of
life in totality. No doubt, God has made everybody differently. We
should respect diversity as divine.
4) Divine Grace (Anugarh) - it is independent of human efforts and the
only way to transformation / realization. Grace can come on those whom
He choses. This is a very subtle aspect. What can humans do? Make
effort to be worthy of receiving His Grace.
A beautiful and succinct set
of precepts -- thank you.
How does this differ from
Advaita Vedanta as expounded
by Adi Shankara and recently
embodied by Bhagavan Sri
Ramana Maharshi and Sri
Nisargadatta Maharaj?

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