What is Tantra? What do you think?

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The word Tantra seems to be the most misunderstood one. Westerners think it is something associated with sex. Easterners think this is worship of female deities.

What do you think? Share your opinion here:



atlantis's picture

This is not a mistake.

This is not a mistake. Tantra is a manipulation of the sexual energy.

atlantis | Sat, 06/11/2011 - 03:33
agapuram's picture

Tantra is not just

Tantra is not just manipulation of the sexual energy. This is like saying Yogasana is to cure impotence. There are many applications, categories and divisions in Tantra. Sexual energy is only one among them.

agapuram | Sat, 06/11/2011 - 14:48
Annie's picture

That is tantra

No. Tantra is indeed the manipulation of the sexual energy per se. That is the essence that lies behind this term without which no dedicated name would be justified.

All else is just implications, side effects and further discussions, most of them developed by those who prefer to discuss rather than to do the actual thing, a very common tendency in spirituality, a very unfortunate tendency of the human mind.

Annie | Sat, 06/11/2011 - 17:04
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The word Tantra appears

The word Tantra appears first in Tirumoolar Tirumanthiram, an ancient Tamil classic, written 3,000 years ago, when the West never knew what it was. In that classic, Tirumoolar talks about hundreds of techniques, only one among them is Sexual Energy.

agapuram | Sun, 06/12/2011 - 03:24
Annie's picture

So what?

What has got the dictionary meaning of something to do with the something?

As in every other subject, the right thing to do in order to understand the meaning of something is to sweep aside anything which is not unique to that something, which is common to other systems or paths. cut the bla bla, the rituals, the intellectual noise. If you do so you will be left with what is described above. All the rest is insignificant to Tantra.

Annie | Sun, 06/12/2011 - 04:43
agapuram's picture

This is not my own opinion.

This is not my own opinion. I am telling you what is told in the ancient texts. But you talk as if you are the creator of Tantra.

agapuram | Sun, 06/12/2011 - 06:05
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I think when you read the

I think when you read the dictionary meaning I gave, you ignored this reply I gave:

The word Tantra appears first in Tirumoolar Tirumanthiram, an ancient Tamil classic, written 3,000 years ago, when the West never knew what it was. In that classic, Tirumoolar talks about hundreds of techniques, only one among them is Sexual Energy.

agapuram | Mon, 06/13/2011 - 00:59
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Tantra is a Tamil word,

Tantra is a Tamil word, which means a technique, that's all, not sexual technique.

agapuram | Sun, 06/12/2011 - 04:22
Quantum's picture

Manipulation

"manipulation of the sexual energy"

For what purpose? To accomplish what? Is it some sort of magic power that enables the practitioners to influence their external reality? To manifest things, as in "LOA"?

Quantum | Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:33
agapuram's picture

Tantra is on par with Yoga,

Tantra is on par with Yoga, covering everything that makes our life better. Harnessing sexual energy is only one among hundreds of techniques Tantra teaches.

Historically speaking Yoga evolved as a Vedic, Aryan tradition, while Tantra evolved as a Dravidian tradition. Actually Yoga has borrowed many of its concepts from Tantra, a pure Tamil tradition.

agapuram | Tue, 06/21/2011 - 13:34
Diana Di's picture

Tantra is everywhere:)

Tantra is not about sex, it is about love and consciousness. Sexual energy is used just to widen our consciousness. It is also the literal translation of the word Tantra, which is made of Tanoti+Trajati (widening+liberating). Both these words are related to consciousness.

And actually Tantra is everything untill you are really present and enjoy this everything:) It is being here and now, accepting this very moment not struggling whith whatever comes, not trying to change anything in it. Just let go and let it (love, life, energy, whatever) happen:)

Love,
Diana

Diana Di | Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:08