Tantra as a Spiritual Science
Tantra is relatively new to many people. But tantra in itself is an ancient philosophical/ spiritual direction from the East, where various thinkers were inspired by Buddhism, Hinduism and later Taoism began to think about concepts like desire and anger. For is there something that has a hold of man – it is the two grades: Desire and anger.
There is a difference between the direction of the vision of the tantric and the sexual, and simplified it can be described as follows:
- The Buddhist/Tibetan tradition invites into total acceptance of the present, as a primary part of the awareness training following a tantric practice. One can say that the Buddhist direction, work with what that is right now.
- The Hindu tradition invites into ecstasy without any form of control. Through yoga, respiration and meditation exercises, work is targeted towards devotion, enjoyment and a sense of contact with the divine. A delight of orgasmic happiness can be characterized here.
- Taoism has a more “scientific”/theoretical and for some, a more radical approach to the tantric. Here the focus is on achieving increased awareness through the control and management of desire.
All three directions want to work to an even higher state of consciousness in the sexual area of life. And who would not work for greater awareness in precisely that area – When deeper and more intense pleasure can be the gift?
Tantra is a philosophy of life and spiritual path which teaches man to live life to the fullest. Tantra teaches man that when we are fully present in every moment, our lives are transformed into an overwhelming triumph.
Tantra contains a number of practical methods which can be used in our daily life from science to spirituality, from health to self-development, from sexuality to art, from lifestyle to an integrated life. Ultimately leading Tantra to self-realization.