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Lectures on Hindu Tantra, Chauntra Monastic College, Himachal Pradesh, September 2011
First Lecture: What is Tantra? (PDF)
Second Lecture: Some Fundamental Conceptions of Tantra (PDF)
Third Lecture: Tantra as Text (PDF)
Fourth Lecture: Tantra as Practice: Ritual and Yoga (PDF)

Mantra und die Energie des Wortes bei Abhinavagupta. Die Ebenen der Sprache und ihre Bedeutung (PDF), in: Karl Baier / Regina Polak / Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger (Hg.): Text und Mystik. Zum Verhältnis von Schriftauslegung und kontemplativer Praxis, Vienna 2012

Publications

Abhinavagupta’s Hermeneutics of the Absolute: Anuttaraprakriya
An Interpretation of his Paratrisika Vivarana

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2011

Samvidullasah
Manifestation of Divine Consciousness
Swami Lakshman Joo
Saint-Scholar of Kashmir Saivism — A Centenary Tribute

Edited by Bettina Bäumer & Sarla Kumar, New Delhi, (D.K. Printworld), 2007

Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions
Sunya – Purna – Pleroma

Co-editor with John R. Dupuche, New Delhi (D.K. Printworld) 2005

Trika: Grundthemen des kaschmirischen Sivaismus

Innsbruck-Wien (Tyrolia) 2003 (Salzburger Theologische Studien 21, interkulturell 1) (ed. by Ernst Fuerlinger), 2nd edition 2005 (Fundamental Themes of Kashmir Shaivism), 3rd edition 2008

Vijnana Bhairava: Das göttliche Bewusstsein
112 Weisen der mystischen Erfahrung im Shivaismus von Kashmir

(Sanskrit-Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar)

Grafing (Edition Adyar) 2003; new edition by Verlag der Weltreligionen, Frankfurt a.M. 2008

Editor of: Mysticism in Saivism and Christianity, New Delhi (D.K. Printworld), 1997.

Abhinavagupta
Wege ins Licht

Zürich (Benziger), 1992

Editor of: Abhinavagupta, Paratrisika Vivarana (transl. by J. Singh), Delhi (Motilal Banarsidass) 1988ff.

Articles

In the press: Creative Contemplation: bhavana in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.

In the press: Sarvam sarvatmakam: Abhinavagupta’s Interpretation of the Maxim, in: The Contribution of Sanskrit to the Development of World Thought, ed. by V. Kutumba Sastry, Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan.

In the press: Visamapi amrtayate: Paramadvaita in the Mystical Hymns of the Sivastotravali, to appear in: Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, ed. by Raffaele Torella and Bettina Bäumer, Shimla, IIAS, 2013.

Gottesliebe und Nichtdualität in der Mystik von Utpaladeva, in: Mystik im Aufwind. Begegnung zwischen jüdischer und christlicher Mystik, hrg. von Johannes Schleicher, Tanja Hoeg, Vier-Türme-Verlag, 2014, pp. 105–114

Mantra und die Energie des Wortes bei Abhinavagupta, in: Text und Mystik, ed. by Karl Baier, Wien, 2012.

From Regional Identity to Universal Consciousness: The Case of Abhinavagupta, in: Approaches to Kashmir Studies, ed. by G.M. Khawaja, Gulshan Majeed, Srinagar, Gulshan Books. 2011, pp. 106-114.

The Space of Breath in the Kashmiri Saivagamas A Special Feature in the Pan-Asian Culture of Breath, in: Religion and Culture, Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D'Sa, SJ, Pune, Institute for the Study of Religion, 2011, pp. 278-289.

Vielfalt und Nicht-Dualität. Zugänge zum Hinduismus, in: Weltreligionen. Verstehen, Verständigung, Verantwortung. hrg. von Karl Kardinal Lehmann, Frankfurt, Verlag der Weltreligionen, 2009, pp. 157-176.

Light and Reflection: The Metaphysical Background of Aesthetics in Kashmir Saivism, in: Aesthetic Theories and Forms in Indian Tradition, ed. by Kapila Vatsyayan and D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 127-147.

The Lord of the Heart: Abhinavagupta’s Aesthetics and Kashmir Saivism, in: Religion and the Arts, A Journal from Boston College, Vol. 12-1-3 (2008), Special Issue: The Interreligious Imagination, ed. By Richard Kearney, Brill, Leiden, pp. 214-229.
The same has also been published in: Traversing the Heart. Journeys of the Inter-religious Imagination, ed. by Rochard Kearney and Eileen Rizo-Patron, Leiden, Brill, 2010, pp. 219-233.

The Three Grammatical Persons and Trika, in: Linguistic Traditions of Kashmir, Edited by Mrinal Kaul & Ashok Aklujkar, New Delhi, (D.K. Printworld) 2008, pp. 206-222.

Introduction to: Vijnana Bhairava, The Practice of Centring Awareness, Commentary by Swami Lakshman Joo, Varanasi (Indica Books) 2002, 2nd ed. 2007, pp. 13-25

Surya in a Saiva Perspective: The Sambapancasika, A Mystical Hymn of Kashmir and its Commentary by Ksemaraja: in Sahrdaya, Studies in Indian and South East Asian Art in Honour of Dr. R. Nagaswamy Ed. by B. Bäumer, R.N. Misra, C. Prapandvidya, D. Handa, Chennai (Tamil Arts Academy), 2006, pp.1-28

The three grammatical persons and Trika, in: Indian Linguistics, Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak Felicitation Volume, Vol. 67, Nos 1-4, 2006, pp. 19-27.

Praxis der Nicht-Dualität. Die Spiritualität des Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, in: Karl Baier (ed.), Handbuch Spiritualität: Zugänge, Traditionen, interreligiöse Prozesse, Darmstadt (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft) 2006, pp. 267-276.

Sun, Consciousness and Time: The Way of Time and the Timeless in Kashmir Saivism, in: K. Vatsyayan (ed.), Concepts of Time - Ancient and Modern. New Delhi (IGNCA and Sterling), 1996, pp. 73-78.

Sakti, die Dynamik des Absoluten. Aspekte der göttlichen Energie im Sivaismus von Kashmir, in: Das Geschlecht der Religion, ed. by Florian Uhl, Artur R. Boelderl, Berlin (Parerga), 2005, pp. 113-123.

Beauty as anandasakti in Kashmir Saivism, in: Saundarya. The Perception and Practice of Beauty in India, ed. by H.V. Dehejia and M. Paranjape. New Delhi (Samvad India Foundation) 2003.

Disharmony - The Root of Evil in Kashmir Saivism, in: A. Amaladass (Ed.). The Problem of Evil. Chennai (Satya Nilayam Publ.), 1997, pp. 110-125.

Universal Harmony: Samata in Kashmir Saivism, in: Universal Responsibility, HH The Dalai Lama Felicitation Volume, ed. by R.C. Tewari, Krishna Nath, New Delhi, 1995, pp. 111-119.

Mudra: Its Metaphysical Basis in Kashmir Saivism, in: Art, The Integral Vision, Kapila Vatsyayan Felicitation Volume, ed. by B.N. Saraswati, S.C. Malik, Madhu Khanna, New Delhi ( D.K. Printworld) 1994, pp. 111-121.

Vac as Samvada: Dialogue in the Context of Advaita Saivagamas, in: Festschrift G. Oberhammer, Vienna, 1994.

The Play of the Three Worlds: The Trika Concept of lila, in: William Sax (ed.): The Gods at Play. The Concept of lila in South Asia. New York (OUP) 1994

From Guha to Akasa: The Mystical Cave in the Vedic and Saiva Traditions, in: K. Vatsyayan (Ed.), Concepts of Space, Ancient and Modern, New Delhi ( Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Abhinav) 1991, pp. 105-122

Unmanifest and Manifest Form according to the Saivagamas, in: A.L. Dallapiccola (Ed.), Shastric Traditions in Indian Arts, Stuttgart (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg), 1989, pp. 339-349.

Die Unvermitteltheit der höchsten Erfahrung bei Abhinavagupta, in: G. Oberhammer (ed.), Transzendenzerfahrung, Vollzugshorizont des Heils, Wien (Sammlung De Nobili) 1978, pp.61-79.

Swami Lakshman Joo the last great master of the tradition of nondualist Saivism of Kashmir (1907–1991)