what is Tantra?


Tantra, on philosophical level, gives equal weight to mind/spirit and body/physical/sensual, seeing them as partners. This is in contrast to some other philosophies that give priority to mind spirit. Some of those philosophies actually see the body/sensual as delusional and enemy to spiritual development. If you like, you could say it is a more passionate expression of the cooperative interactive nature of opposites in the principles of yin/yang but symbolized by the lovers – one a warrior (for conflict) one a lover (to symbolize harmony)… To this end Tantra uses love making as a symbol and a practice for spiritual development. This use can be also expressed as the interactivity of wisdom and power as in mindful sex as a path to self knowledge versus sex magic as another expression of complimentary paths.

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