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Lakshman Joo
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Swami Lakshman Joo (also called Lakshmanji Brahmacarin; 1907-1991) was the last master of the nondualist tradition of Kashmir Śaivism or Trika. He was a unique combination of scholar and saint, or yogī. After centuries of oblivion when the tradition was passed on exclusively in Kashmir, in Sanskrit and Kashmiri, he brought it to the scene of world spirituality and philosophy by teaching it to Indian and international students and scholars. In the words of …

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Bäumer, Bettina, “Lakshman Joo”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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