Tantra is a tried and tested method to experience the divinity lying within us. Tantra acts on the plane of the body to unleash the energy of the mind which empowers the practitioner to explore and experience the realms of the unknown – the world from where we have come and to where we belong.
As life becomes complicated, Tantra offers the path to access the reservoir of inner strength, polish the inner confidence and the grit to deal with the challenges of life. In Tantra, it is called the energy, the Kundalini, the Shakti and awakening her, channelising her is the key to transform the life.
Tantra is a philosophy which has been expounded by the Shiva, and his first disciple is his consort, the Shakti. The subject of Tantra where mantras are revealed is actually a conversation going on between the Shiva and the Shakti.
- The first mention of the word Tantra is in Rig Veda. Panini, the grammarian of ancient times (5-century BC) explains Tantra by using the example of swatantra. Tantra liberates its practitioners and gives them the courage to change their destiny.
- There are many misconceptions around Tantra. Some assume it as unfettered sexuality. It is NOT. Of course, orgasmic experiences are part of Tantra, but not of the sexual type.
- Others think it as RENOUNCING the world. The guru of Tantra, the Shiva and his ablest disciple, Ravana both were householders and did not renounce the world. For its practitioners, Tantra reveals the secret codes of the universe to live a materialistically and spiritually accomplished life through dhyaan or meditation, chanting of mantras and performing sadhana.