What’s Tantra anyway?

I’ve began studying the TIbetan E-book of the Useless, which mentions Tantra. One thing to do with weaving? Anyway..

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Every time somebody says tantra, the very first thing that involves my thoughts is intercourse. Why is that? What’s Tantra anyway? Can somebody clarify this to me?

2 thoughts on “What’s Tantra anyway?”

  1. Read this

    https://jayakula.org/defining-tantra/

    And

    https://jayakula.org/tag/tantra/

    This website explains what really Tantra is from a westerners perspective. Tantra is not about sex. In my perspective (Indian) Tantra means shortcuts, tricks to advance in spirituality quickly. Less than 1% of tantra is sexual , rest of it is mantra, yantra, meditation, a whole lot of other sciences. But when you search Tantra in internet all you see is sex that is nothing but distorted views about Tantra or otherwise called Neo-Tantra

  2. a Hindu or Buddhist mystical or ritual text, dating from the 6th to the 13th centuries.

    adherence to the doctrines or principles of the tantras, involving mantras, meditation, yoga, and ritual.

    Sanskrit, literally ‘loom, groundwork, doctrine,’ from tan‘stretch.’

    The term tantra, in the Indian traditions, also means any systematic broadly applicable “text, theory, system, method, instrument, technique or practice”. 

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