What is Tantra?
The word TANTRA means "to weave", and this system aims at expanding our awareness so it can filter in our everyday life in order to transform our state of Maya (illusion) into Sattva (pure reality) . To illustrate the approach that is the foundation of my personal path, I will quote Robert E. Svoboda, whose teaching in Ayurveda and spirituality I have attended for over 10 years, through many lectures. "Tantra has thus far been glimpsed in the West only in its most vulgar and debased forms, promulgated by unscrupulous scoundrels who equate sex with superconsciousness. Sex is indeed central to Tantra, the cosmic sexual union of universal dualities....This union is described with a sexual metaphor: the union of the personal ego (which is female) with the absolute (male).... it is the forcible transformation of darkness into light, of the opacity of the limited individual personality into the luminescence of the Absolute. Renunciation disappears once you arrive at the Absolute because then nothing remains to renounce" (Aghora - at the Left hand of God by Dr Robert E. Svoboda)