Tantra: The Left Hand Path of Love.
Practical methodology for an accelerated development of personality
Copyright © 1998 Dinu Roman. email@example.com
The mysterious Tradition
To outline, even in a very general manner, the history of TANTRISM, would
be totally outside of the purpose of this article. This lost Science comes
from the Ageless Tradition of Wisdom of the planet Earth.
From time to time, great Masters have revived this Tradition, giving
it a new impulse, as the requirements of the time imposed. Such a Master
was ABHINAVAGUPTA, who lived circa one thousand years ago. He was one of
the greatest geniuses and intellectual giants that ever lived on this planet,
a most brilliant TANTRIC Master of the highest spiritual attainment, a
profound philosopher and metaphysician, an inspired poet and a subtle dramatist.
ABHINAVAGUPTA was a prolific writer; some twenty of his TANTRIC writings
are still existing today, but a far greater number were lost. In his writings
he revived practically all the major TANTRIC lines: TRIKA, KAULA, PRATYABHIJNA,
SPANDA, KRAMA. Very few genuine information is left about most of them.
This article tries to outline, in an extremely general way, some basic
ideas of this lineage. Even though the author has a rich personal experience
in some of the practical aspects of TANTRISM, the intention here is not
to expose a personal view, but to present the Tradition in its most pure
form, without any kind of "western interpretations" that most of the time
kill and destroy the authentic meaning. This is done with the sincere intention
to revive, mostly from the practical point of view, this lost Tradition
and to reveal the true face of TANTRA Science.
A unified theory of Consciousness
YOGA and TANTRA form the primitive lode of the Indian spiritual tradition,
a foundation deeply connected to universal philosophies. Much has been
written and discussed regarding these studies, but due to their profoundness
and hidden symbolism they remain opaque. A secret throughout the centuries,
TANTRA remains diffuse, mysterious and puzzling yet constantly present
in the diversity of yoga techniques, especially in its Tibetan forms. With
purposeful investigation, it presents a genuine science of man where cosmic
forces mingle with physiology, psychology, magic and spiritualism. TANTRA
offers a practical, multi-leveled vision of the human being, a unified
theory that explains the most intimate aspects of man's behavior which
have evaded current research. A detailed, sincere study and practice of
TANTRA would contribute to the enrichment of contemporary science and psychology
in a manner not as yet conceived.
A Way for our Age
The disciplines of TANTRIC schools recognize in Kundalini the source of
a mysterious energy -- an energy still not properly defined by modern science
but of paramount importance for a complete spiritual emancipation. If we
add that the Ageless Wisdom defines TANTRA as the spiritual system best
adapted to our era of KALI YUGA, where spirituality is declining even as
man and woman are desperately trying to reintegrate themselves into a creative
and spiritual cosmic center, we realize the significance of these techniques.
Today we are bound to an "objective" knowledge which is becoming more and
more mechanical and inhuman. Abstract thinking is linked less and less
to real life yet defines most of our activities. Therefore, it is absolutely
necessary to practice TANTRA, a highly accurate, subjective knowledge which
is accessible to everyone, through experience and verification.
The web of Love
The ultimate purpose of all forms of yoga is to indicate the way to fully
integrate into the Objective Reality and realize an harmonious merging
into the different levels of the phenomenal cosmic manifestation. The main
goal is to always act in perfect concordance with the harmony and superior
cosmic activity. This is why, through different yoga techniques, the practitioner's
consciousness is expanded and the superior perception aptitudes are amplified
and developed to the utmost. These characteristics are common to all systems,
TANTRA YOGA being no exception.
TANTRA envisions the Universe as an extremely complex, multi-dimensional
web of invisible energies. This Science permits the controlled expansion
of consciousness beyond the web of illusory appearances and thus liberates
us from ignorance. TANTRA is also called VAMA MARGA, i.e. The Left Hand
Path, due to the fact that women, who are of lunar influence, negative
polarity or the left, play an essential role in this Science. However,
The Way which is recommended here is not at all made of negations or austerities
as in most other spiritual systems, but of pleasure and beatitudes. TANTRIC
tradition puts forth clearly that the state of harmonious integration and
spiritual freedom can be obtained only through direct experience and living
of everyday life. The inferior levels of consciousness cannot be efortlessly
controlled and surpassed unless fully and frantically, intensely and totally,
lived in the whole plenitude of their power.
The Way of pleasure
In this respect, TANTRIC texts say that nobody will be able to obtain spiritual
perfection using difficult and boring techniques. Perfection can be realized
easily using the fulfillment of all wishes. The very same processes that
for others could cause decay or death, venom or evil, can be used wisely
and firmly for spiritual uplifting and transformed into a miraculous cure
of the soul.
"One can fall due to the earth, another one can, without doubt, raise
himself with the help of the earth." (Here "earth" is symbolic of woman.)
Another text says:
"If a man is a YOGIN, he does not enjoy sensual pleasures;
while one who enjoys them cannot know YOGA. That is why the KAULA (a TANTRIC
School) way, containing the essence of sexual enjoyment and YOGA, is superior
to all paths. In the KAULA approach, sexual enjoyment turns into YOGA directly.
What in conventional religion is considered sin becomes meritorious."
In the TANTRIC tradition, YOGA (union with God) is simultaneous with the
frantic living of worldly delights, leading to the state of enlightenment
through the supernormal powers (SIDDHIS), which are obtained through practical
application of these special procedures. These powers serve a definite
purpose in the way of attaining the Supreme.
-- KULARNAVA TANTRA 2. 23
The human Temple
TANTRA YOGA considers that the human body, with all its biological and
psycho-mental processes, is only an instrument in which and through which
the cosmic forces operate. The individual human structure and the outer
macrocosmic manifestation, or Universe, are similar. Therefore all that
exists in the Universe should also exist in a certain form and proportion
in the microcosm, i.e. the human body.
The TANTRIC philosophy itself includes in its theory all the levels of
the Universe and gives a paramount importance to astronomy, biology, parapsychology,
anatomy, meditation, medicine, music, art and even sexuality. In fact,
the sexual experience, considered to be a unification of the Everlasting
Male (+) and Everlasting Female (-) principles, has a very important place
in TANTRIC techniques and procedures which are often profoundly erotic.
TANTRA is a complex discipline, an accurate method and a profound analysis
based on rational foundations, it is a Meta-Science dealing with the different
aspects of the Supreme Consciousness and ways to experience it. Here, sexuality
forms only the basal, prima facie of its techniques. It is subjected to
a rigorous discipline, because it is known that the secret of Life lies
in controlling the sexual energy.
To understand the TANTRIC attitude toward sexuality requires a totally
open mind and a reversal of perspective. Accustomed as we are by a puritanical
mentality to seeing sexuality as a "sin" to be avoided and ashamed of (or,
in any case, to keep it "secret" because of its "impurity"), we have all
the chances to consider TANTRIC Love as being a defiant assault on conventional
morality and thus to miss completely the tremendous spiritual value of
such a perspective. In order to understand it, we must first come to view
the human dimension as vibrating in identity with the sacred, divine aspects
of Creation. From this sacred perspective, sexuality is seen as re-producing
at a smaller scale the continuous and beatific interaction of a Cosmic
process which is manifesting the entire Universe from the Absolute Reality.
In this new vision, "sin" disappears (it never existed, anyway!), being
replaced by pure beatitude and total love. Sexual union is thus a form
of meditative discipline with profound psycho-mental and spiritual effects.
Therefore there is no obscenity or pornography but only sublime symbolism
and refined beauty. The figure of a man and woman coupled in sexual union
is not thought impure or sinful. On the contrary, it is considered to be
a veritable sacrificial rite. The male worshipper has an attitude toward
the woman which is different from that of an ordinary person performing
the sexual act. The woman is transfigured into a living symbol and earthly
manifestation of the Divine Mother of the Universe (PARA SHAKTI). Likewise,
for the woman, man represents a vital embodiment of the Everlasting Male
Principle (SHIVA). The sexual beatitude raised at the transcendental level
of an extraordinary psychic experience with a spiritual character reflects,
then, the ineffable happiness of a subtle cosmic nature, known in YOGA
as ANANDA (i.e., cosmic beatitude) and in TANTRA as SAMARASA (i.e., the
savor of equality).
Returning to origins
TANTRA YOGA considers that the human being has an extremely complex body
and mind. The usual consciousness of wakefulness is considered to be only
a very small fraction of our native intelligence, fruit of a very long
period of evolution and development of the human being. The practitioner
tries to follow the same road of evolution but in an opposite direction.
He must go through all stages in inverted order and leave them behind,
until he finds the starting point or the unique origin. This is logical
if we realize that TANTRA considers the human being to be a summary of
the Universe and therefore all the cosmic elements have their correspondent
in the visible and invisible man.
The Diamond Body
Consequently, the TANTRIC way does not mean to run away in an alienating
foreign spiritual universe, for the TANTRIC practitioner wants to take
with him in his evolution all the structures of his body creating in this
way the famous "diamond body," (VAJRAYANA) which is beyond the limitations
of time. The transformations that take place then consciously free all
the potential of the human being. This has a positive repercussion on the
body, considered as a unitary whole composed of visible (i.e. physical)
and invisible (i.e. subtle) structures. Yearning tirelessly to grasp the
enigmatic silence and the fascinating mystery of the Cosmos, the TANTRIC
practitioner becomes an integral part of this mystery in the bosom of which
he absorbs and identifies himself. For this, the external practice and
the internal mutation are both indispensable because they make it possible
to understand within themselves (through identification or SAMYAMA) the
phenomena, leading to an authentic and sometimes ineffable understanding
of the cosmic forces that surround us. Modern scientists are still making
weak attempts to decode them, but for the TANTRIC practitioner these subtle
forces are everyday realities.
Everything is Light
For example, using the techniques of MANTRA (subtle attuning sounds) meditation,
the TANTRIC masters discovered long ago that there is an objective rapport
between sound and light. For them, light is just a sound of a certain frequency.
The visible appearance of every object is due to a concentration and simultaneous
reflection of the light. This multiple reflection lowers the frequency
of the energy which then crystallizes in physical forms. Light frequencies
are seen as different colors. Sound and color are related in the same way
as are life and form. Every color corresponds to a certain sound and vice-versa;
every sound has its subtle energetic color-form. A MANTRA is a subtle mental
sound that facilitates the attuning to the mysterious frequencies of the
cosmic forces. When a MANTRA is uttered correctly (UCCARA), its color-form
starts to manifest also in a degree that depends on the nature and intensity
of the uttering.
SHIVA and SHAKTI
In the TANTRIC philosophy, every letter of the Sanskrit alphabet is a BIJA
MANTRA (seed sound) which is associated with a certain part of the human
body or, to be more specific, to a certain petal of the power centers (CHAKRAS).
This shows that the different parts of the human body are the manifestations
of the different dynamic aspects of an Essential Energy known in TANTRA
as KUNDALINI SHAKTI, an enigmatic and complex subtle power which lies in
a latent form at the base of the spine. TANTRA YOGA considers that the
Ultimate Truth is easily attained through the beatific union of PURUSHA
(the Spirit) and PRAKRITI (the Nature); or, in TANTRIC terminology, through
the union of SHIVA and SHAKTI. SHIVA represents the pure passive Consciousness,
the static aspect of the Ultimate Reality. SHAKTI is the creative power
of the Universe, the dynamic feminine element, the matrix of endless possibilities
through which the Infinite and Unique Consciousness can manifest.
Relationships release Power
Any profound fusion of the complementary opposites, or reintegration of
polarities into the origins of the whole, automatically brings a breakthrough
into higher levels and leads to a gradual re-discovery of primordial spontaneity
and unity (SVATANTRYA). This transcendency of opposites is a transcendency
of the Cosmos because this movement abolishes the duality. The frantic
and complete embrace of SHIVA and SHAKTI merges them forever in a Unique
Principle. And in the bosom of the Ultimate Reality reached in this way,
there is no more SHIVA or SHAKTI, there is only UNITY, there is only ONE.
All physical, biophysical and psycho-mental aspects of the Cosmos return
to this Unity which emanates and reabsorbs them continuously.
The Life Chain
Life is ONE; all its forms are in a mutual relationship within the bosom
of an extraordinarily complex and infinite WHOLE. Any kind of action from
the part of any being, must automatically, through reflection, influence
any other form on the same level of creation. We are but links of an infinite
chain. We are made of the same substances as that of stars and galaxies.
We have inside ourselves the same energies and powers as the ideal Gods
have. They lie only dormant, ready at any time to be awakened and used.
The Universe -- Illusion or Reality?
Consequently, the TANTRIC practitioners engage themselves in a continuous
process of self-discovery and of discovery of the Universe at the same
time. They ask themselves: "Do we see and perceive the world the way it
really is or only the illusory appearance? And in the last case, are we
condemned to see forever only this illusory appearance, without ever attaining
the Essential Reality?" If a person could perceive the fourth dimension
through the special capabilities which lie dormant in every human being,
his or her vision of a stone, for example, would be completely different
from that of an ordinary person. More than that, a TANTRIC practitioner
who attains the state of absorptive meditation (SAMYAMA) on the stone could
see, feel and even hear the energetic vortexes of the apparently invisible
electrons of the stone.
Seeing with the eyes closed
In this respect, TANTRA claims that we must detach ourselves from all external
forms in order to fully perceive that which the veil of illusion (MAYA)
hides, and only then can we discover the Ultimate Reality and realize the
complete freedom from the painful chains of ignorance. Only by closing
our eyes can we have an authentic vision. In the ultimate act of vision,
the body, i.e. the totality of the energetic and physical structures of
the human being, meditates exactly as the spirit does. The very old treatise
TANTRA TATTVA says that only the man who sees everything as being within
himself sees the Truth. The Unknown and the Mysterious surround us everywhere,
inside and outside ourselves. Realizing this, the TANTRIC practitioner
must resort to the perfect, practical knowledge of the subtle energies
which are latent in every human being and which can be awakened through
proper techniques. These energies are the vehicle for the Spirit, freeing
it from the hallucinating shadows of ignorance. In this new state the human
body becomes the modality of experimentation and of return to the primordial
Androgynous unity -- the Lost Paradise.
TANTRA Science relies upon the practical realization of its teachings.
Here we are not dealing with endless talking and argumentation but instead
with engaging ourselves fully and thoroughly in an exceptional practice
which can lead the practitioner to Freedom, Pure Existence, Super-Consciousness,
Beatitude and super-normal powers (SIDDHIS). The SAHITYA TANTRA advises,
"Start the practice under the surveillance of a TANTRIC initiate. If, after
a certain time, you do not obtain any positive results, then you are free
to quit." In the same way that benefits can be obtained only by using a
remedy, the truth of the TANTRIC Science can really be proved only through
successful practice. However, it is necessary to stress here that the TANTRIC
practitioner develops and perfects his SIDDHIS only for the purpose of
raising himself at the level of the Supreme Being and from there to fuse
eternally with the Absolute. The SIDDHIS have no value per se; they are
only a modality. But all these powers cannot be obtained by only talking
about TANTRA, for tireless practice and direct experimentation only can
lead to such unusual achievements. About this, there is no doubt.
The Libido -- thirst for Unity
Another aspect which is important in TANTRA YOGA is that the libido, when
manifested as sexual drive, is not at all considered to be only sensuality
but, at the innermost levels, as the soul's ardent yearning for spiritual
perfection. Here the erotic impulse appears as the psyche's abyssal thirst
to reach perfection through unity of complementary polar opposites. In
this way, re-born as a genuine Androgyne of the Secret Tradition -- magical
child of SHIVA and SHAKTI -- the Individual Spirit will have access to
the highest levels of Consciousness.
The magnetic Woman, the electric Man
TANTRA considers that, energetically speaking, woman is magnetic, passive,
lunar, receptive and charged with power of negative polarity (YIN). In
multiple ways, she attracts, absorbs and stores subtle energy which remains
latent. When connected in a proper way with the male electric, dynamic
and positively charged subtle energy (YANG), the female energy undertakes
a complex alchemical reaction and thus the couple generates an energetic
power station. This is very easy to verify. Certain TANTRIC techniques
enable the practitioner to verify that the bioenergetic differences of
polarity between man and woman are energized to the highest extent through
the love play and that a mutual exchange between these two forms of energy
(YIN/female, YANG/male) takes place during sexual intercourse in which
the two partners harmonize themselves on multiple levels. Performed in
the TANTRIC way (successive orgasms without ejaculation) these unions can
intensify and develop the latent extra-sensorial capacities and the mental
power of both partners beyond any expectations.
The couple who practice TANTRIC sexual union use the subtle energies
of the man's body and the complementary energies of the woman's body for
attaining the state of harmony with the Absolute.
Retention -- the untold secret
It is important to emphasize that TANTRA YOGA substantiates its techniques
of spiritual development on the perfect yet efortless control of the sexual
energy (semen retention). Traditional texts say semen contain consciousness
as the ova contains primordial creative energy. Here the point is to return
to the practitioner the enormous amount of raw sexual energy contained
in semen and in the correspondent female orgasmic emanations in such a
way that this subtle energy may be sublimated and its efficiency used for
higher purposes, i.e. psycho-mental and spiritual.
Being in perfect physical, emotional and mental health is a must for
approaching any of the sexual practices of TANTRISM. Modern civilization
leaves integrity, so we need to open up and to re-learn to experience as
intensely as possible our senses. While it is true that cultivating the
sensory awareness, here being included different techniques of amplifying
the sexual pleasure and of opening up to experience deep sexual orgasm,
can be a useful preparation for TANTRA, these incipient techniques are
not TANTRA yet if they are not accompanied by a total, yet effortless,
The Science of the ancient Sages (SIDDHAS) teaches that the sexual reproductive
power (the Life Force) can be transmuted into superior forms of energy
called OJAS and TEJAS. The practitioner causes his seed to rise up to his
crown center (SAHASRARA), where it becomes transformed into SOMA, the Nectar
of Immortality. Through the TANTRIC procedures, the semen is took over
by the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system consists of the fluid (lymph)
that bathes the tissues, being similar in composition with plasma. The
lymph contains white cells involved in the immunity system of the body.
These white cells produce antibodies, special substances which attack the
foreign organisms (microbes, etc.) and render them harmless. Through the
lymphatic system, the semen reaches the brain (CORPUS CALLOSUM) where it
is processed into extremely subtle energies (OJAS and TEJAS) used by the
higher mind. As the physical brain needs oxygen and proteins to function
properly, the higher mind (superconsciousness) needs big quantities of
OJAS and TEJAS energy. The TEJAS energy is that energy which produces the
halo around the saints' head. The OJAS energy is that energy which confers
an extraordinary vigor, power and virility.
The transmuting of the semen's energy into OJAS and TEJAS does not take
place only in men. Women who practice TANTRA YOGA realize the transmutation
of that energy which produces the ova and the menstrual cycle. These energies
are transformed into OJAS and TEJAS exactly as in the men's case. As a
result, the menstrual cycle becomes scarce or even disappears completely,
and the ovulation process slows down or even stops. Nevertheless, when
the conception of a baby is desired, the energies are permitted to accumulate
at the pelvic area, the ovulation returns to normal and the menstrual cycle
The magical spring
In TANTRA YOGA, one uses sexuality for completely transcending it. Even
at the level of ordinary sexual experiences, the couple sometimes has the
strange and powerful feeling that sexual intercourse releases a tremendous
energy inside the human psyche. Frequently superior and nostalgic truths
can be inferred in this state. Pedro McGregor in his famous PSYCHOSEXUAL
SYNTHESIS confirms the TANTRIC teachings concerning sexuality. Our burning
sexual or emotional beatitudes are nothing other than a degenerated mysterious
enthusiasm. Our highest and noblest spiritual yearnings, the whole of our
transcendental and sublime potential, would be somehow imprisoned in matter,
i.e. in sexuality. This enthusiasm is materialized, therefore limited,
absorbed and inert. It is logical to consider that a conscious change in
our sexual behavior and in our most intimate attitudes could act as a magical
spring, releasing truly super-human energies in the same way that a controlled
mutation in the intimate structure of the atom can release a tremendous
amount of nuclear energy.
The energy of intense emotions
Therefore, another important characteristic of the Tantric Way is that
spiritual growth is realized through extreme intensity of energy (SHAKTIPATA)
spontaneously born during the frantic living of intense emotions, including
both sexual and non-sexual emotions. The Supreme Existence reveals itself
instantaneously during the tumult of violent emotions such as extreme terror,
vivid curiosity, deep compassion, total anger, profound pleasure.
"In order to penetrate into the Supreme Reality, everything
that is at hand is to be considered as a modality; because, as the TRIKA
system puts it, the human being must not submit to any restrictions (in
order to attain the Supreme)".
When controlled and directed by a lucid mind, this paramount intensity
of the extreme emotions creates the instantaneous welding of all levels
of the human being (physical-sexual, emotional and mental-spiritual) which
are normally disconnected and therefore acting independently. Thus, the
practitioner becomes aware of the inner abyssal power that lies within
himself and starts to bring it to the surface. The transcendence of the
inferior levels of consciousness is realized through an exceptionally frantic
living of every moment of everyday life. In this way, the duality disappears
into the flashing unity of the Supreme Consciousness, without change (NIRVIKALPA).
-- A secret TANTRA text
In the act of lovemaking the couple embodies the dyadic wholeness of the
Supreme. TANTRIC sexual union resonates with the very foundational energies
of the Universe: it captures, magnifies and re-directs the essential Cosmic
Power of Life. It is therefore not by chance that sexual intercourse brings
the most intense emotional experience that the human being can have while
in the flesh. Therefore TANTRA uses it predominantly to create that overwhelming
unifying energy. The erotic impulse stirs up the KUNDALINI energy so that
it can rise, through the subtle duct of power along the spine, to the highest
center of power above the head. This process renders the adept immortal:
"Loss of semen is loss of power. Exposure to sexual stimulation arouses
this power; controlled the power is like steam in a boiler, no longer random."
"The YOGIN who can protect his BINDU (semen), overcomes death;
because death comes by discharging BINDU, and life is prolonged by its
In this vision, intercourse becomes a genuine cosmic process at the level
of the unified microcosms of the couple, who tries to reproduce the cosmic
union of SHIVA and SHAKTI, i.e. of Consciousness and Energy.
-- HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA, III, 87
"BINDU is under the control of the mind, and life is dependent on BINDU.
Hence, Mind and BINDU should be protected by any means."
-- HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA, III, 89
"In YAMALA or VIRA-YOGINI tradition [Tantric schools], there
is physical union (SAMGHATTA) between VIRA (the male) and YOGINI (the female).
The purpose is only to stimulate NITYA-ANANDA (the eternal beatitude) by
means of the contact of the sex organs. This contact gives intense delight
[for the body and spirit].
In this sacred act a savant analogy intervenes where physical postures
(ASANAS), gestures (MUDRAS), colors, sounds (MANTRAS), musical rhythms
and perfumes blend to create a paradisiacal environment. Thus, intercourse
serves a purpose much superior to that of sensuality. This precise analogical
correspondence leads to a profound intermixing between the level of the
chaotic multiplicity in which we live and the Unique Macrocosmic Reality.
Through frantic super-sensual fusion of the subtle complementary principles,
man and woman realize the alchemical sublimation of the sexual energy.
This phenomenon, which leads to a gradual liberation from the painful limitations
of Space and Time that restrain terrestrial life, propels man and woman
towards the cosmic ecstasy (SAMADHI).
-- A text by ABHINAVAGUPTA
A double purpose
As stated before, ejaculation, identified with the sudden loss of this
propelling spiritual power, is completely contrary to the attainment of
beatific bliss. The violent explosion of ejaculation and of correspondent
female orgasmic discharge acts at inner levels as a harmful release of
vital subtle fluids and represents a serious loss of power, making it impossible
to use the purified sexual energy (OJAS). Therefore the spiritual ascension
is immediately stopped. This is why all TANTRIC treatises put forth the
necessity for man and woman to control and even completely eliminate ejaculation.
Here, the purpose is double: to retain seminal fluid (conserve energy and
achieve higher states of sexual pleasure, enabling the man to fully satisfy
his woman and himself) and to transmute its energy (acquire magical power
and achieve expanded levels of consciousness). The effect is cumulative.
Breath, thought and semen
For this purpose, at peak moments, the couple's attention must be focused
to simultaneously control the breathing (by making it calm and relaxed),
the mind (by focusing it upon a unique object) and the semen (through rhythmically
contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles). This procedure acts
simultaneously upon the three basic levels of the human being -- the physical,
the emotional and the mental -- creating a perfect harmony between them.
Thus, sexual intercourse becomes a genuine love meditation.
"Stay with the fire of the beginning"
The most recent conclusions of modern sexology agree with traditional TANTRIC
teachings. Sexual therapists are starting to encourage couples to focus
more on the process of lovemaking rather than on the end result, i.e. ejaculation.
A secret TANTRIC treatise says:
"Stay with the (erotic) fire of the beginning and avoid the
poison of the end."
The satisfaction found in this way is incomparably greater than having
an ejaculatory orgasm. The most revolutionary conclusion of the sexual
researchers is that man doesn't need to ejaculate at all when making love
to a woman. The fundamental error couples make, due to ignorance and bad
habit, is to believe that ejaculation and orgasm is one and the same thing
and that ejaculating is the peak pleasure for a man and woman. There is
nothing more false.
Orgasm and ejaculation
Stated with extreme simplicity, orgasm is an intensely beatific state of
consciousness and canceling of ego, with profound harmonizing, relaxing
and regenerative effects. Male and female ejaculation is only a complex
physiologic process of explosively energetic discharge with a dim manifestation
of a brief, incipient orgasm, experienced in a selfish unilateral way.
During ejaculation, the energy is quickly wasted and for no purpose (except
when conception is wanted).
The choice is yours
The most important differences between an ordinary orgasm with ejaculation
and TANTRIC successive orgasms without ejaculation are illustrated in the
following comparative analysis:
|TOTAL SUCCESSIVE ORGASMS
|Explosion (outward-bursting energy). Inevitably, the erotic energy
is lost permanently and uselessly. The intensity of a following sexual
act diminishes greatly compared to what was felt at the beginning.
||Implosion (inward-bursting energy). The erotic energy sublimates and
is transmuted in ever more refined forms of energy which are gradually
accumulated in the depths of our being, producing extremely refined and
intense states of pleasure and expanded consciousness. The intensity of
the following sexual acts increase constantly and do not diminish in the
|Lasts a very short time, creating a nostalgic state of frustration
due to the partial lack of fulfillment (especially for women, who need
a long time to reach the peak of excitement).
||Beyond time, lasting indefinitely therefore is contiguous with Infinity.
Ocean-like state of beatific fulfillment felt by BOTH man and woman as
a shared feeling of happiness and joy of living which expands the perception
of pleasure. The two lovers become gradually aware of the God(dess) within.
Man can share woman's multi-orgasmic capacity without losing the erection.
|In the physical body only.
||Inside as well as outside the physical body, in the subtle invisible
body and in the surrounding environment. All beings and objects seem to
make love at the same time.
|Playing with the other.
||Playing within yourself with a simultaneous, telepathic perception
of the other through empathy, "I feel the other as if he/she is myself."
||Independence. The other "disappears" due to the spontaneous transfiguration.
Both man and woman expand endlessly their merged consciousness into the
|Woman passive/man active.
||Woman active/man passive.
||Easy, calm and quiet breathing.
|A reflex or instinctual act leading to loss of control, an unconscious,
animalistic, irrepressible experience.
||Hyper-conscious and fully controlled act leading gradually to ecstatic,
erotic abandon and happiness which lasts as long as two to three days after
a successful TANTRIC experience.
||Non-movement followed by slow wavelike movements to which the other's
body answers tenderly and insatiably in a perfect harmony.
|Limited sexual availability due to the exhaustion which follows ejaculation.
This leads gradually to a state of permanent fatigue and drowsiness which
can manifest as instinctive repulsion for the other or as lack of self-esteem.
||Unlimited sexual availability making possible an overwhelming erotic
experience of a paramount intensity which can last eight to ten hours without
interruption --providing that BOTH man and woman perfectly CONTROL the
sexual energy. The erotic vitality of the couple amplifies leading to a
clear state of inner power and of complete sexual fulfillment.
|Fear of undesired pregnancy. The use of contraceptives has many unhealthy
side-effects such as hormonal imbalances leading to obesity.
||Complete freedom of any restrictions or fears. Because of the total
semen retention irrespective of the duration of the sexual act, pregnancy
is out of the question when undesired. Man becomes a completely safe lover
and his woman will never have to use contraceptives when she makes love
with him. This leads to a totally natural birth control.
|Attachment, selfish desire, possessiveness and jealousy.
||Detachment, desire transcended into fulfillment, leading to a state
of peace with oneself and of tender happiness which overflows to other
human beings as love and compassion.
|Due to the huge loss of sexual energy, the sexual experiences become
less and less fulfilling and, through a reflex mechanism, the psycho-mental
||Due to the complete transmutation and sublimation of the sexual power,
the psycho-mental potential is increased leading to the awakening of paranormal
powers (telepathy, clairvoyance, etc.). A state of overwhelming euphoria
grows gradually, opening the couple to positive, affectionate feelings.
Dramatic increasing of vitality leading to the shortening of the need for
sleep and awakening of the creative imagination and lucidity. Man's virility
and woman's pluri-level multi-orgasmic capacity awakens and amplifies to
the highest extent, leading to ever more fulfilling sexual experiences.
|The dynamics of the couple decreases with time and desire transforms
quickly into habit. Monotony kills the desire and the relationship becomes
ever more trivial.
||The dynamics of the couple is enriched every day with new and amazing
discoveries of the other's inner world and, through reflection, of one's
own inner profile. Desire transforms gradually into genuine and pure love,
a feeling rarely known by humans and which grows constantly, fed with new
and unexpectedly delicious experiences. Habit cannot survive due to the
hyper-intense and spontaneous living in the ever-changing present.
In TANTRA, sexual union is one of the possibilities offered to man and
woman to concentrate and direct the consciousness's activity toward the
Supreme Being. Due to the enormous intensity of this union, the consciousness
of both partners develops and fuses, at the beginning between themselves
and later with the Cosmic Consciousness. The indescribable beatitude then
felt embraces all things and beings. All that still subsists is a never-ending
thirst for unity, only a Lover and a Loved-one.
TANTRA is a genuine and exceptional form of YOGA which puts sexuality
in its right place, recreating the missing spiritual dimension of the sexual
experience. This practice expands the human consciousness to the greatest
extent and considerably enriches the knowledge of Man and the Universe.
At the same time, through the surprisingly links established among apparently
heterogenous phenomena and scientific facts, TANTRA opens the road toward
infinite horizons, where many extraordinary discoveries wait for the tireless