Monday, March 3, 2008

What Is White Tantra?

Tantra is generally divided into two main streams: Red Tantra and White Tantra. Red Tantra or Tantra of the Left Hand (Vama Marga) involves the use of practices that were considered taboo, such as the ritual of sexual union (maithuna), as a means of attaining liberation. Red Tantra uses sexual union as means for going beyond into transcendent states of consciousness.

White Tantra or Tantra of the Right Hand (Dakshina Marga) involves the meditative techniques of Tantra and is essentially a celibate, ascetic path.
White Tantra is a timeless synthesis of two ideals: union with the Divine and perfect health of mind and body. The genius of the ancient Indian mystics has left us a rich legacy of knowledge, based upon the power of sound, which puts man’s quest for enlightenment and for health, happiness and prosperity in perfect balance. This secret knowledge, passed down in an ancient oral tradition for thousands of years, is an authentic spiritual art perfectly preserved for today�s world.

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There are no authentic books or scriptures on White Tantra available anywhere. In ancient times Tantric seers kept this science highly secret. Their secrecy was not simply to prevent people from learning Tantric techniques so that they could maintain a monopoly on the knowledge, but also to protect innocent people from the volatile potential of powers that could be unleashed through incorrect practice. Read more
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