What is Tantra ?

Tantrameans the yoga of sex.

English: Tibetian Dharma Wheel.

English: Tibetian Dharma Wheel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the future generations, only tantra can be helpful, because only tantra knows the secrets of how to ask the sex centre, sex energy, about the ultimate source of energy.

Two things that sex can answer: for a man, a woman is the answer and for a woman, a man is the answer. If you can rightly ask, sex can become for you the deepest answer possible. But there are dangers. If you can question the right way, sex can reveal the deepest secret to be known. But if you don’t, sex will become the greatest fall possible. This is bound to be so because sex has a height. If you travel toward that height in the wrong way, you will fall. Because sex is such an attraction and an unconscious force, it is difficult to remain alert, meditative. While experimenting in it, you will become unconscious. And it will get you nowhere.

So tantra trains people first to be nonsexual. Tantra teaches first to come to a point where sex is not a madness for you. Tantra first teaches you to be totally unattached, without desire.

A tantric seeker has to contemplate on a beautiful woman sitting before him, on her beauty, but as a divine force. And he has to go on watching inside that no lust arises. If it does, the point is lost.

This is the most difficult thing. For months together, the seeker is to practise going beyond lust. And when a beautiful woman appears just like a beautiful flower and he has no lust in the mind, only then will the master allow the seeker to approach this beautiful woman without lust. Then it becomes a meditation, and the orgasm becomes cosmic.

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Tantra preaches that there is really no god to be approached directly. Unless you penetrate the mystery of sex, unless you go deep into it, you cannot know Brahmn.

Shiva Lingam im Hindu-Tempel/AAI Wien

Shiva Lingam im Hindu-Tempel/AAI Wien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You have seen the Shiva lingam — it is not alone, it is also with the yoni of Uma…. The Shiva lingam is the symbol of sexual orgasm and meeting. Through this meeting, individuals disappear and the cosmic is revealed.

Inside man, mind is one pole and sex is the other. You exist between two poles. In your head is the thinking force, the reason, the mind. And just on the other pole is sex…. Scientists say that your brain is just an extension of your backbone, the spine. On one pole exists sex energy, on the other pole exists reasoning. These are the two poles of your spine, and your spine is your existence. You exist through your spine. When reason comes to its climax, you become polar. You have moved to one extreme, and it is absolutely abstract. And sex is the most substantial; it is not abstract at all.

Sex is a deeply penetrating force. Mind never penetrates anything directly; sex penetrates only directly. Sex has no abstraction about it; mind has no substantiality about it. So sex is the earth within you; mind is just the sky. Sex is the root within you; mind is the flower.

So, whenever mind wants to know what the life force is, there is only one way and that is to come back to the roots, because those roots are in the cosmos, those roots are deep in the cosmic life energy. Through sex, mind can move backwards to the very source. If you go on thinking, then you move around and around in the mind and there is no way to go out. You can create big philosophies, great systems, but they will all be concepts, words, verbalisation; they cannot be realities. Mind can know only if mind falls back to the roots, goes down to the very source. And through that source, the Brahmn can be known.

The Supreme Doctrine, courtesy: Osho International Foundation, www.osho.com


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