tantra

“While words and intellectual concepts can only ever be signposts pointing to the true nature of reality, which is quite beyond them, nevertheless the complex interlinked conceptual structure of the teachings is in itself brilliant and beautiful, like a many faceted crystal whose every facet flawlessly reflects and refers to every other. But please remember that the only way to look into the heart of that crystal is to look into oneself. Dzogchen ["Great Perfection”] is not just something to be studied; the Way of Light is there to be travelled.

‘As a bee seeks nectar
from all kinds of flowers,
seek teachings everywhere.

Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze,
seek seclusion to digest all you have gathered.

Like a lion, live completely free of all fear.
And, finally, like a madman, beyond all limits,
go wherever you please.’
[A Tantra of Dzogchen]“

- Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen
http://amzn.to/1DhtGut

Image Credit: Marita Tathariel Svensson

Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. You are the traveler and you are the destination. In experiencing the ecstasy of your own being, you have achieved the final goal.
—  Osho

Pray with your woman, sing with your woman, play with your woman, dance with your woman, with no idea of sex. Don’t go on thinking, ‘When are we going to bed?’ Forget about it. Do something else and get lost into it. And some day love will arise out of that being lost, suddenly you will see that you are making love and you are not making it. It is happening, you are possessed by it.

Then you have your first Tantra experience – possessed by something bigger than you. You were dancing or you were singing together or you were chanting together or you were praying together or meditating together, and suddenly you find you both have moved into a new space. And you don’t know when you have started making love; you don’t remember either. Then you are being possessed by Tantra energy. And then for the first time you will see a non-technical experience.

~ Osho

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 From Siglio Press’s Tantra Song, one of the only books to survey the elusive tradition of abstract Tantric painting from Rajasthan, India.

Rendered by hand on found pieces of paper and used primarily for meditation, the works depict deities as geometric, vividly hued shapes and mark a clear departure from Tantric art’s better-known figurative styles. They also resonate uncannily with lineages of twentieth-century art—from the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism to Minimalism—as well as with much painting today. Rarely have the ancient and the modern come together so fluidly. -Paris review

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An Ancient depiction of the nadis of the subtle body.

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A “Tantric”, or “Twin Soul” crystal is a quartz crystal with two points that share the same root. These types of quarts are best used for relationships of any kind, especially romantic ones. Twin soul crystals are wonderful gift for a loved one that you share a very close bond with, or to be worn by someone looking to find their soul mate. Promotes peace and harmony working together as one. This unique piece was also carved with the alchemic symbol for “Earth” on it’s back. 

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Path of a Modern Tantrika

  • Cultivating permanent inner silence through deep meditation.
  • Opening the subtle nerves through pranayama (breath control).
  • Stimulating divine energy through advanced physical postures and maneuvers.
  • Cultivating divine desire and conduct.
  • Cultivating sexual energy to a new purpose.
  • Cultivating silent inner awareness outward in powerful ways.