“This whole universe has come into existence just to carry you to God consciousness.” – Swami Lakshmanjoo, The Shiva Sutras
The enlightened master, saint and scholar Swami Lakshmanjoo in Kashmir
The Shiva Sutras In My Understanding / V. Susan Ferguson
Immersing my days in this sacred text is a source of unending joy for me, which I hope is contagious. It is my hope that my sincere, if somewhat humble impressions of these great sutras will encourage you to read their superbly powerful words of wisdom. I am not a scholar. You will find your own treasure hidden among these threads.
John and Denise Hughes, the hearts of the Universal Shaiva Fellowship, have been very kind in giving me permission to quote from Swami Lakshmanjoo’s Shiva Sutras, The Supreme Awakening. Swami Lakshmanjoo was also the source for Jaideva Singh’s wonderful translation.
I am endeavoring to use as few Sanskrit terms as possible and will not include many of the more complex understandings in Kashmir Shaivism. You will want to study these for yourself, and become familiar with the Sanskrit terms in the translations and commentaries by Swami Lakshmanjoo and Jaideva Singh.
The Shiva Sutras will serve as a brilliant unerring guide for you on your way Home. May you find the God within you. We Meet in the Heart.