Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Can Sex Lead to Enlightenment?

What are the Tantric and Buddhist views on the connection between sex and enlightenment? Can sex lead to enlightenment?
Tantra, which originated in post-vedic India, may be defined as a form of yoga that teaches the attainment of spiritual ecstasy via esoteric and erotic techniques. One of its goals is to further spiritual evolution through sexual energy.

The practice of tantric sex has been growing in the West. This is often referred to as pop tantra because it is bereft of the other more important aspects of the practice. Many are attempting to attain enlightenment through this ancient practice. But the majority are interested in either enhancing sexual pleasure or creating "spiritual bonds" with their lovers. Read more

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