SPANDA: The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration

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The Mystery of Vibrationless-Vibration in Kashmir Shaivism, Vasugupta’s Spanda Karika and Kshemaraja’s Spanda Sandoha, Revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo; Lakshmanjoo Academy, 2016

The fourth system which comprises the [Kashmir Shaivite] Trika philosophy is called the Spanda system. The word spanda means “movement”. The Spanda school recognizes that nothing can exist without movement. Where there is movement, there is life, and where there is no movement, that is lifelessness.
– Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme

This universe, which is a world of consciousness, is filled with and is one with the supreme state of God consciousness. God consciousness is spanda, a unique reality of supreme movement filled with nectar and an outpouring of the supreme bliss of independence.
– Shiva Sutra – The Supreme Awakening

Spanda is nominated as sphuratta (vigor, life, life-giver, power of existence), Urmih (tide, waves), balm (strength), udyoga (force), hridayam (heart), saram (essence), and malini (supreme energy).
– Spanda Sandola of Kshemaraja

The element of spanda is that being of God consciousness in which this whole universe exists and from which this whole universe comes out. And [God consciousness] is not only the resting place of the universe, this is prasara sthana also, the flowing energy. This universe comes out from That. It has to exist in God consciousness and it is coming out from God consciousness in God consciousness, because there is no other space for the universe to exist.
– Paratrishika Vivarana

Swami Lakshmanjoo in Kashmir


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