Light on the Doctrine of Krama: A Translation of Srikramanaya-Pradipika of Swami Lakshmanjoo
Arijoy Bhattacharya
  • ISBN 13 : 9789381120187
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
Swami Lakshmanjoo was born in Kashmir on the 9th of May, 1907, Swamiji was a leading light of the twentieth century who revived Kashmir Saiva Darsana through his teachings and discourses. He was the last in the unbroken lineage of Saiva masters, who dedicated his entire earthly life to its propagation. “Light on the Doctrine of Krama” is an English translation of “Srikramanaya-pradipika”, a short treatise on Krama, written by him in 1958. In his book, the doyen of Kashmir Saiva Darsana brings Kalisastra to light, describing the twelve Kalis, as given in the Kramastotra and the Tantraloka. In doing so, he presents the twelve sequential states of yoga for the highest of yogis (one who is endowed with the miracle of Turiya in the three states of wakefulness, dreaming and dreamless sleep). According to him, human effort of oneself is incapable of gaining the twelve-fold nature of this Para state. Only the Tivrasaktipata of Paramesvara and the grace of the Guru are capable of making known the experience of this state.