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Wherever there are the ascending forms of Shiva there must be the descending forms of Shakti, just as high mountains must create deep valleys and cascading streams.

There are a number of natural Shiva lingas in mountain regions where it is common to find round lakes placed immediately below high mountains much like the shape of the Shiva linga. However, traditional Tantra does not encourage mere emotional expression, which only causes greater tantrci to emotions and through them to the outer world. Attachment to Tam as, which is darkness and dullness, includes attachment to sex or intoxicants. According to this view there is an inherent opposition between Tantra and systems that negate the world and the body as unreal.

Not only do we experience change in our outer nature through the mind-body complex, in our inner nature as pure consciousness we witness change from the standpoint of the timeless. Fantric the way of ecstasy we may be inclined to certain extreme actions as we break through preconceptions and as deep internal energies are released. Tb really understand it we must examine its teaching as a whole.

The statue of the deity can be bathed in various substances like water, milk, yogurt, ghee, or sugar cane juice.

Even the Sri Yantra combines various downward pointed and upward pointing triangles, usually five pointed downward and four pointing up. Meditation on death is another way of contacting the energy of Kali. She not only lifts us beyond dangers but allows us to rise beyond our achievements and accomplishments to higher levels of realization. It is sometimes associated with all that is exotic, dramatic, or dangerous in spiritual practices.

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Rita Michi rated it really liked it May 13, It gives detailed information about the process of the development of consciousness and the practices which help to facilitate it. Typical in this respect is Kashmir Shaivism.

It is not merely an adulation of feminine forms or qualities. The Tantric practitioner approaches them and seeks to obtain their grace through ritual worship and meditation. However, the term worship is not entirely appropriate. Jan 14, Michael rated it it was ok.

She defeated the demon and returned the Vedas to the Gods. Such practices usually have nothing to do with any forms. Tantric tools consist of the whole range of spiritual practices, from ritual to formless meditation approaches.

My origin is within the cosmic waters, in the universal sea.

The core of the book was written in Februarywith revisions and additions through July, and some minor alterations after that point. To ask other readers questions about Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddessesplease sign up. Tantra views the feminine as the embodiment of wisdom and the energy of consciousness, and the masculine force as being, will and perception.

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses: Spiritual Secrets of Ayurveda

Natesan, now in his eighties, who is their sole living repository. References to this book Ayurveda and the Mind: One of the principal reasons for the decline of Hindu Tantrism was the inclusion of sexual practices in its rich repertoire, which offended the sensibilities of Hindu puritans. The third level, Pashyanti or the illumined Word, occurs when we perceive the underlying cosmic truth or archetype behind the object or event.

It is the power bom in passivity, in silence of mind, the energy which comes forth from the Void, like the life that comes forth from the womb.

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Its broadness and diversity will continue to support it. This is the main reason that such practices are done in traditional Tantra. When the flower wilts, as it must, it is not beauty that passes away but merely the form on which beauty is reflected. The Tantric approach is very practical. Spiritual death, the death of the separate self, is the way to eternal life. Though Tantra does contain sexual Yogas, it is wrong to think that Tantra is characterized by them.


Yantras may be meditated upon according to specific colors. It is hard to give up our attachments directly, particularly when we come from a materialistic culture. She bestows the capacity to cognize the underlying unitary essence in all beings.

The Vedas speak of the worship of the pillar stambha, skambha, daruna, dharmawhich is the origin of the Shiva linga. What may appear to be contradictory teachings are different parts of the same profound system of knowledge.

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses: Spiritual Secrets of Ayurveda by David Frawley

However, outer worship is also done along with the use of mantra and meditation and may be done as preliminary to inner worship. The lesser paths, though they have their limitations, are often more realistic to tread.

Hence we must not jump to conclusions. May the publication of this book lead to a greater examination of his teachings and the ideas he set forth — the restoration of the full field of Vedic and Yogic knowledge, including Tantra. Shakti is the power of Shiva or the power of peace. The devotee attains success by the right-handed path, the hero by the left-handed path.

Return to Book Page. However, I would emphasize that it is a rare and dangerous approach which deprives us of the safeguards designed to protect us along the spiritual path. The Yoga tradition does not reject sexual energy as evil, bad, or shameful.

She is the Savioress.