Origin and meaning of Tantra

Tantra, originating from the Indo-Tibetan religious system, has evolved into various forms, shaped by different masters and their experiences with tantric teachings.

Initially associated strongly with Buddhism and Hinduism, Tantra remains a concept understood best by those who have undergone profound spiritual transformation.

Precautions are crucial during uncontrolled mystic experiences in Tantra, as tantric masters often operate in altered states of consciousness.

Tantra symbolizes the dialogue between Shiva and Shakti, representing the merging of two powerful forces to create a transpersonal, inexplicable experience. 

What makes Tantra unique is its recognition that any ecstasy can be considered Tantra. In contemporary contexts, there is a prevalent focus on sexuality as a quick path to tantric experiences, but the question arises: who controls these experiences?

The primary task of Tantra is to expand capabilities rather than limit them. It is intricately linked to specific places, cultures, and, most importantly, the consciousness of practitioners.

Individuals practicing Tantra must introspectively ask, "What is Tantra to me?" Without understanding of Tantra we might get dependent on it realizing it. The main challenge in Tantra is initial requirement of an experiential understanding of consciousness and only then conscious-bodily realizations.

Tantra is inherently connected to the laws of karma, encompassing both restriction and transformation. The ultimate goal is the ability to experience Sri Yantra through understanding the diverse living system without limitations of division to the female and male nature.

Development of the Tantric Body

Developing the Tantric body is a process that allows us to experience heightened states contributing to inner deepening. 

Even without knowing about the Tantric body, people feel a need for it, driven by certain states or attitudes, prompting them to seek a particular imagined state. This state is essentially a specific tonality of the body and the brain that gives as a heightened state.

Tonality is a prototype of ecstasy, encompassing physical, emotional, sensory, and spiritual experiences. Our mood and functionality depend on the tonality as well, intellectual and spiritual growth should align with our inner tonality.

The Tantric body systematizes tonality, setting the condition of proportion for the existence of body, energy and consciousness. The principle of proportion becomes the basis for interaction with different levels of tonality and integral fields. In order to realize this level of mastery, it is important to develop the ability to hold, control and subdue the state of mind that arises in connection with related experiences.

In the development of the Tantric body it is important to separate the state of the body and the state of the mind. The first is mastered through the nature of ecstasy, a certain state of excitement, the second - through the nature of concentration, the nature of the Tantric mind.

Tantric body experiences raise questions of existentiality, which can begin to shape the philosophy of our being, for which it is necessary to activate the work of the mind. To do this, we need to master the concept of what concentration and gathering effort of the brain are and how to achieve it. Since this is a mental resource that will help us set direction and orientation, and therefore our realization.