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I am sure this is a topic already discussed but I have the question now, does anybody have opinions on:
- What is Tantra, Tantric meditations and techniques?

madan_gautam's picture


Tantra has very vast field.
But the final goal is inner awakening.

madan_gautam | Tue, 10/07/2008 - 09:12
nishasomaia's picture

Yes Yes I am aware that the

Yes Yes I am aware that the final goal is inner awakening but it seems Tantra is much more direct...what are Tantric meditations?

nishasomaia | Tue, 10/07/2008 - 09:32
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It only can be experienced and only can be transmitted, rest to discuss and put it in black and white is just a waste of timehere,that you can get from books available in market.
i can only give/show you practical aspect.

madan_gautam | Fri, 10/10/2008 - 01:16
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any subject in spirituality should be understood intellectually followed by practice
HE Madan Gatum is right in saying , it is subject matter of practice and experience but it does not mean it should not be discussed.
The whole linage of Tantra started by Lord Shiva has hundreds of litterateurs in which Shakti(Parvati) discussed the practices, concepts and practices.

But them comes the person who asks the question about Tantra.
is he ready to undergo the Tantra Discipline for awakening
Is he asking just for intellectual
just asking for the sake of asking and not seeking an answer.

Tantra is Here and Now if is expansion of mind and liberation of energy ( as many masters have explained the meaning)
Tantra is the path of fast inner awakening provided the student is ready and master is capable.
Tantra has 64 different schools and every school has certain rules and disciplines to make disciple ready and indications of master who is enlightened.

know that meditation is one and has to only one but practices differ in the beginning, middle and as we progress on the path
as modern man always understand on rational scientific term and language, there Tantra Meditation, Raja Yoga Meditation , Hatha Yoga Meditation and so on

Acharya Girish Jha
A journey to Yoga, science and spirituality - www.shreyasyoga.com

avadhootji | Thu, 10/09/2008 - 16:24
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Tantra Suggested readings

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Deida is known worldwide as the author of hundreds of essays, audiotapes, videotapes, articles, and books that bring to light an integral approach to spirituality. His books include the best-selling underground classic, The Way of the Superior Man; several practical texts on authentic sexual spirituality, including Finding God Through Sex and Blue Truth; and the autobiographical novel about highly unconventional spiritual training, Wild Nights.

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"David Deida is the one western teacher of tantra whose books I read and whom I send students to learn from. The results of true practice, in any tradition, are unmistakable; David Deida demonstrates them."
—Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within

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Ravi | Thu, 10/09/2008 - 14:27
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Tantra Tradition

It is always better to read the original texts of tantra .
commentaries on the ancient texts are other better resources. further I do not have any opposition to reading any modern authors also but in the light of ancient texts.
let the reader read with a passion of searching oneself without being influenced by my authors , will help tread the path of spirituality

Acharya Girish Jha
A journey to Yoga, science and spirituality - www.shreyasyoga.com

avadhootji | Thu, 10/09/2008 - 16:29