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Tantra Yoga

Image result for tantra tarotWhat is Tantra Yoga? Definitely Orgasmic, But Not Sexual
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (2013)

Question: What is tantra exactly? It is said that in the tantric tradition, when the relationship between the guru and shishya becomes intimate and sacred, there could be a closeness that could even be sexual. The shishya-guru attraction – as evident in the Krishna-gopi tradition of amorousness – might manifest as sexual union. So what is tantra really and how does it relate to our sexuality?

Sadhguru: Unfortunately, in western countries, tantra is being presented in such a way that it is supposed to mean uninhibited sex. It has been so badly misinterpreted. This is because books on tantra have been written by people who just want to sell books. They are not tantrics in any way.

The word “tantra” literally means a technique or a technology. This is an inner technology. These are subjective methods not objective methods. But in the current understanding in society, the word “tantra” refers to very unorthodox or socially unacceptable methods. It is just that certain aspects are used in a certain way. It is not any different from yoga. It is a limb of yoga called tantra yoga. Continue reading

Tantra

TANTRA

Tantra (Sanskrit: तन्त्र) is the esoteric tradition of Hinduism and Buddhism that co-developed most likely about the middle of 1st millennium CE. The term tantra, in the Indian traditions, also means any systematic broadly applicable “text, theory, system, method, instrument, technique or practice”.

In Hinduism, the tantra tradition is associated with its goddess tradition called Shaktism, followed by Shaivism and Vaishnavism. In Buddhism, the Vajrayana tradition is known for its extensive tantra ideas and practices. Tantric Hindu and Buddhist traditions have influenced other religious traditions such as Jainism, Sikhism, the Tibetan Bön tradition, Daoism, and the Japanese Shintō tradition.

The Hindu texts that describe these topics are called Tantras, Āgamas or Samhitās.

Etymology

Tantra (Sanskrit: तन्त्र) literally means “loom, warp, weave”. The connotation of the word tantra to mean an esoteric practice or religious ritualism is a colonial era European invention. The term is based on the Continue reading

Power of Four Tunes

44 infinity 7MGREATNESS OF – 4
By Sreemathey Ramanujaya Namaha
After the article Tremendous – 3, The very next Number 4, has also much connectivity with our sampradhyaam, let us a see a few of them.

1) The Yugas are 4 in number namely
Krita yugam with 1,728,000 years;
Treta yugam with 1,296,000 years;
Dvapara yugam with 864,000 years;
Kali yugam with 432,000 years.
These four yugas follow a time line ratio of (4:3:2:1)

2) It is understood the Lord appears in different colors in different yugas
In Tretha yuga he assumed the white (swetha) colour;
In Krithya yugam he took Pravesa (Pavazha) colour;
In Dwapara Yuga he assumed the Green (Margatha) colour;
In Kali yuga, he took the form of dark blue colour. Continue reading

The Four Defects

Quadrupole magnetic fieldThe Four Defects of the Conditioned Soul

  1. Imperfect Senses (Karanapatava): The senses are limited and can easily be misled.
  2. Illusion (Pramada): Accepting as real something that is not real.
  3. Mistakes (Bhrama): “To err is human.”
  4. Cheating (Vipralipsa): To propagate falsehood, to present yourself as something you are not.

A conditioned soul in the material world has the disqualification of cheating. He has four disqualifications: he is sure to commit mistakes, he is sure to be illusioned, he is prone to cheat others, and his senses are imperfect. But if one carries out the order of the spiritual master by disciplic succession, or the parampara system, he overcomes the four defects. – Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.24.12, purport Continue reading

Kaivalya Pada 4.1-3

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
From Swami J

Final Liberation: Chapter 4 of the Yoga Sutras is entitled Kaivalya Pada, which means the chapter on final liberation. Chapter 4 explains how the mind is constructed and veils the inner light of the Self. It describes how the yogi deals with the natural breaches in enlightenment, and how the primal building blocks of the mind resolve back into their cause, allowing final liberation.

Yoga Sutras 4.1-4.3:
Means of Attaining Experience

Thinning the veils: These three sutras (4.1-4.3) explain methods of opening the barrier or veil between our typical waking state of consciousness and layers that are underneath, higher, or beyond (4.1). Continue reading

Kaivalya

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Final Liberation: Chapter 4 of the Yoga Sutras is entitled Kaivalya Pada, which means the chapter on final liberation. Chapter 4 explains how the mind is constructed and veils the inner light of the Self. It describes how the yogi deals with the natural breaches in enlightenment, and how the primal building blocks of the mind resolve back into their cause, allowing final liberation.

Kaivalya Pada
कैवल्यपाद

on liberation

जन्मओषधिमन्त्रतपस्समाधिजाः सिद्धयः ॥१॥
janma-oṣadhi-mantra-tapas-samādhi-jāḥ siddhayaḥ ||1||
Supernatural powers (siddhis) arise from birth, drugs, mantras, austerity, or yoga (samadhi) ||1||

जात्यन्तरपरिणामः प्रकृत्यापूरात् ॥२॥
jāty-antara-pariṇāmaḥ prakṛty-āpūrāt ||2||
Physical transformation engenders inner transformation of the form of existence. ||2|| Continue reading

Chakras and Dan Tians

Chakras & Dantians
By Elizabeth Reninger

What is the relationship between the chakras of Hindu yoga systems and the dantians of Taoist yoga systems? Chakras and dantians share a similar function. Both are spaces within the subtle body where energy (prana or qi) gathers. Taoist yogis – practitioners of qigong and inner alchemy – use the lower, middle and upper dantians to gather, refine and circulate qi (also spelled “chi”). Hindu and Buddhist yogis tend to use the seven chakra system to accomplish the same.

Does it matter which map we use to access the terrain of our subtle bodies? I tend to think not, but others might disagree. Many have speculated about ways in which the two systems relate to each other. In the neidan practice of the “Microcosmic Orbit”, we circulate energy/awareness in a way that traverses the dantians as well as the chakras. There are acupuncture points along this pathway that can be used Continue reading

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