Tantra: The Primordial Path
(An excerpt from the "Great Bliss- Tantric Sex and The Path to Inner Awakenning" by John T. Houseman)
“If you wish to see the nature of the divine mystery, consider the marvelous image of sexual intercourse. At the moment when the male reaches his climax, the female receives the strength of the male and the male the strength of the female. These are holy mysteries to be reflected upon and acted out.” – The Perfect Discourse, Ancient Egypt
The path to bliss is bliss. That is the path and goal of Tantra. Tantra is the path of becoming whole through pleasure.
It awakens your senses to reveal the sacred in all of life. As you practice, you break out of all the restrictions that have been your safe, boring shell, and expand to the fullness of your true being. The only rules in Tantra are to open to life, drench yourself with its pleasures, and rise again and again to the peak of your ecstatic true being until you and the
universe are one. When there is no separation between you and All That Is, then you are free. You become the primordial bliss that is your birthright. Once you attain this bliss, it is eternal.
The word “Tantra” comes from the Sanskrit root word “Tan” which means “to weave.” Tantra weaves together seemingly opposing energies (such as female and male, sex and spirit) to create wholeness, health and happiness. You weave or unite into your entire being breath with spirit, your own daily life with the sacred power of ultimate reality. The result is eternal peace and bliss. The Guhyasamāja Tantra (The Secret Assembly Tantra) defines Tantra as “continuum,”the ability to maintain continually the awareness of the dynamic unity of all experiences. It is the
simultaneous awareness of oceanic clarity and stillness with pulsing, exultant aliveness, the release of all your limiting beliefs and emotional afflictions, the sexual ecstasy you always dreamed of, and the power to fulfill your heart’s desires, also called Great Bliss.
The Tantras, divinely revealed texts from medieval India, teach the secrets to attaining oceanic bliss very rapidly. The central principle of their teachings is: everything is sacred. And the path of Tantra is: embrace everything. In the Tantric view, any spiritual path that rejects the pleasures of this world is incomplete – a dishonoring of the gift that life truly is. Whatever you love about life, Tantra wants you to have that experience even more. Tantra is the most fun you can have in the universe. It is the ultimate act of being alive, and the ultimate gift you can give to others.
Nothing is or could ever possibly be better than Tantra.