In the Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Truth), Samkhya provides the cosmological structure, Vedanta , the uncompromising and unalloyed Truth of indivisible Existence, Knowledge and Bliss, and Tantra and Yoga offer and define the method and the practice. All of the above, together, represent the consummate path and way.
Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra owe much of their basis and growth to the Samkhya philosophy which enumerates the twenty-four cosmic principles as a basis for the universal manifestation. This steady foundation assisted in the presentation of the life-giving, life-saving, life-transforming declarations of the Vedas. Due to this structure, Tantra gave birth to the many wonderful methods through which to realize the Truth contained in the Vedas and over time graced the system with twelve more powerful principles (tattvas) of a higher and purer order.
The path and the way, the processes by which we get illumined, lie in Tantra.
Vaidika and Tantrika cults have co-existed in Bharath from very ancient period. From that time itself, Tantra was confined to a few people. If the theory and practice of Tantra are understood and accepted widely, there will not be any class difference among human beings.
To practice Tantra requires even greater compassion and greater intelligence than are required on the sutra path; thus, though many persons in the degenerate era are interested in Tantra, Tantra is not for degenerate persons. Tantra is limited to persons whose compassion is so great that they cannot bear to spend unnecessary time in attaining Buddhahood , as they want to be a supreme source of help and happiness for others quickly.
*Tantra is scientific discovery not revelation.
Tantra is the [[w:Asia}Asian]] body of beliefs and practices which, working from the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the godhead that creates and maintains that universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the human microcosm in creative and emancipatory ways.
Tantra emerged out of South Asian elite and popular mainstream some time in the middle of the first millennium C.E.
Tantra masters are wild flowers, they have everything in them.
Tantra accepts everything, lives everything. That's why Tantra never could become a very accepted ideology. It always remained a fringe ideology.
Tantra is a great yea-sayer; it says yes to everything.
Tantra says there is nobody above you whom you have to follow, through whom you have to get your pattern.
Tantra says readjustment, adjustment, is not the goal; it is not worth much – transformation is the goal.
Tantra offers you enlightenment right here and now – no time, no postponement
Tantra says you are missing because you are running. Tantra says you are missing because you are in such a hurry.
Tantra believes not in GRADUAL development of the soul, but in sudden enlightenment.
Tantra is a very very poetic approach, not arithmetical. And Tantra believes in love, not in mathematics. It believes in sudden enlightenment.
Tantra is a great hope. Tantra is like an oasis in a world of deserts.
Tantra says: Don’t focus your attention on the acts, focus your attention on the person who has done the acts. Yoga focuses on acts. Tantra focuses on the person, on the consciousness, on you.
Our biological body itself is a form of hardware that needs re-programming through Tantra like a new spiritual software which can release or unblock its potential.
...the Sanskrit word Tantra has appeared since Vedic times, with an enormous diversity of meanings; it has been used to denote everything from a warp or a loom to “the chief potion or essence of a thing” (Mahabharta.13.48.6). Probably derived from the root tan, “to weave or stretch”, Tantra is most often used to refer to a particular kind of text which is “woven” of the extended threads of many words. Yet, as Padoux points out, such texts may or may not contain materials that we today think of as “Tantric”.
That is why in Tantra – Tilopa is a Tantra master – deep intercourse, orgasmic intercourse, between lovers is also called Mahamudra, and two lovers in deep orgasmic state are pictured in tantric temples, in tantric books. That has become a symbol of the final orgasm.
...difference between yoga and Tantra; yoga is horizontal, Tantra is vertical; yoga takes millions of lives to reach; Tantra says: within a second.
Yoga is effort, Tantra is effortless.
A famous stanza ascribed to the Varaha (sometimes to the non-existent Varaha) Tantra enumerates seven of these [theoretical statements]. Creation, dissolution of the world, worship of the gods, mastery of divine beings, recitation and worship of mantras, execution of six acts of magic, and the four fold practice of meditation. They are said to be characteristics of Agama.