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The Kashmir Trika Foundation was formally established in 2002 as a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Educational Organization to further the understanding of Kashmir Shaivism (we had previously served the community under the Kashmir Shaivism Fellowship name). Our mission is to preserve and make available the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism as taught by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Catalogue and Preserve the ancient teachings of Kashmir Shaivism, and help promote the preservation and broader understanding of Kashmir Shaivism.  
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For centuries (dating back to 3000 B.C.-Early Indus Civilization) the teachings of Shaivism were imparted as a secret doctrine to the aspirant or disciple. The written history of Kashmir Shaivism started around 8th or 9th century A.D. by Vasugupta. Since then, the written teachings started becoming more common.

The Shaivite Master Swami Lakshman Joo Raina was recognized as the last living pre-eminent exponent of Kashmir Shaivism in the oral tradition until his passing in 1991. In his lifelong dedication to the philosophy and practice of Kashmir Shaivism, he lectured extensively on the subject for the upliftment of all spiritual seekers and to preserve this great tradition for future generations.

The literature of Kashmir Shaivism can be broadly divided into three parts: Agama Sastra (Scriptures), Spanda Sastra, and Pratyabhijna Sastra.

The Agama Scriptures are revelations from the Supreme God (Siva) to mankind. These have typically been handed down from teacher to pupil. Some of the works under this heading are: Malinivijaya, Svacchanda, Vijnanabhairava, Mrgendra, Rudrayamala, and the Siva-Sutras.

The Spanda Scriptures/Sastra''s are important doctrines of the system. The main works under this heading are: Spanda Sutras or the Spanda Karikas, which elaborate the principles of the Siva-Sutras. The following commentaries exist on these: Vivrti by Ramakantha, Pradipika by Utpala Vaisnava, Spandasandoha by Ksemaraja, and Spandanirnaya by Ksemaraja.

The Pratyabhijna Sastra''s/Scriptures contain arguments and counter-arguments, discussions, and reasonings. It provides a logical interpretations of the main doctorines of the system
 
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