Introduction to Tantra 1

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First part of the interview with Anand Rudra in which he brings us closer to what tantra is. The Kaula technique is based on the "left path" of tantra, which is based on external rituals and the use of sexual energy. Kaula tantra interrelates the vibrational energy of the universe and the body, which moves through a channel system based on the chakras. His techniques include the use of breath, meditation, ritualism, yoga, and sacred sexuality.

How are you? Welcome

My name is Anan Rudra and well, I welcome you most cordially

to this series of knowledge about tantra

I have been on this path for 20 years and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you

some of the knowledge I have about it

Thank you very much

Tantra, although is a very ancient tool, in modern times it serves us to be able to connect with each other with ourselves, to establish ourselves in a more secure way with ourselves, to unblock issues on a psycho-emotional level, on a psychosexual level, trying to understand sexually how we are and how we are behavior, to establish a bonding relationship with yourself on a sexual level and on an intimate level, but also the most beautiful aspect of tantra is that through the sexuality you can reach to a state of joy and pleasure, which allows you to be in a state of plenitude, which leads us to be a little bit more in presence and awareness on a daily basis of what you're doing, how you're interrelating with your partner, how you interrelate at work, and it's a method that brings together different kinds of of practices like yoga, meditation, that allow you to grow even more as a human being and to grow at all levels from the physical, the spiritual, the sexual

So the basic benefits is that you gives you more security, you interconnect with yourself, you live a more fulfilling sexuality, you know what is really the power that your sexual energy can have from a different point of view, you interconnect with your partner from a different scope and something very essential, your intimate life changes, the way in which you you approach not only your partner but yourself, you get to discover what it's like to extend sexual pleasure or to prolong sexual pleasure, to unite what is sexuality with spirituality, to discover what is the multi orgasmia, men have the capacity to generate about 10 or more orgasms

orgasms that are not ejaculatory, see what an expanded orgasm produces in you, we have everything that is a process that's called an infinite orgasm and infinite orgasm allows you to be in a state of and pleasure for days and that is what nothing else gives you, more than a practice of these, it helps you to unblock fears, to unblock issues like premature ejaculation, anaorgasmia, control that ejaculation that sometimes we are afraid to give dissatisfaction to our partner

partner because we can't control the ejaculation and they are very easy techniques to do and really we don't know that they are linked to the breathing or just that you can generate what is energetic orgasm which is a very fabulous thing, you can be in the office and you can generate an orgasm in which you say well well it is not sexual but it is energetic and it fills you with joy and pleasure to be working there to generate an energetic orgasm that really good because we can through a very simple breathing and through making a very simple band in the body

Tantra originated more than 8,000 years ago and now there are archeological finds that date it back to more than 10,000 years ago in the Indian seas

The earliest activities of tantra as such at the level of shamanism was in the Dravidian communities in the north of India

India, south of present-day Iran

The activities originated as a practice entirely shamanic in which the aspect was of the interconnection of the human being with the universe

The Dravidian culture is one of the most ancient cultures that performed the first practices of shamanism

tantra at a methodological level

The Dravidians found that through different methods such as yoga, breathing, meditation, ritualism and sacred sexuality, could go from what is the physical aspect of the being, the sexual aspect of the being to a level of supra-consciousness and interconnectedness that in the universe

From the practices that the Dravidian culture they really moved on to a method as such and that is where the evolution is found

of tantra in its origins as a philosophical practice, a ritualistic practice and it is there when tantra is incorporated into practices or acts of faith like Buddhism and Hinduism

Tantra means tanotri and tayotri in its Sanskrit roots and means to expand and liberate

The that you can expand and liberate is going to depend on you, the process, the moment and the how you are carrying it out

The expanding and releasing within tantra can go in its different ways

methodologies from ritualistic, from what is yoga, from what is meditation, from what is pranayama and from what is sacred sexuality

You expand and you liberate, you can expand and release problems, you can expand and release bondage, but the most beautiful thing that you can do is to expand and release

expand and release is your being from love, from sexuality or from spirituality

Each process that leads you to expand and release will depend on where you are, how you are

and how you carry out these practices and in which methodology you carry them out

Tantra is not a religion, tantra is a practice that can lead you to destroy the ego, tantra is a practice that can lead you to destroy the ego, tantra is a practice that can lead you to destroy the ego

can lead you to interconnect at the level from the internal to the supra consciousness

Tantra allows you to to interconnect with the innermost part of your being through the energetic system of the body


Tantra can be as simple as breathing or as simple as making love with the body

your partner from a meditative state or from a state of bliss and pleasure and this very state and joy and pleasure can lead you to a spiritual moment within an act as simple as sexual

In your daily life it can be tantra when you are working and you are in consciousness of your work and you find pleasure and joy in the work and that's a meditative act

When you do a posture and you're really planted into the earth and you're interconnected to your body and you interconnect and you internalize that interconnection you are doing tantra

These are such simple acts that lead to tantra that they can be anywhere

In its origins tantra was divided into into three schools, and this is just before the time of the Vedas and the Sutras

The first methodological incorporations of tantra we find them in three fundamental schools the Kaula, the Mishra and the Samaya

The Kaula was one of the first schools in which it incorporated external rites to a methodology within tantra

When we say external rites then it is the rituality that you have outside of your body and outside of the self

The Mishra school incorporates two the internal rituality and the external rituality and we say it again the external rituality

is everything that is around the being and that is going to help us to create a sacred space

within and around ourselves and the inner rituality are techniques like meditation

like yoga that benefit you from the internality of the being to be able to externalize it and then you have the Samaya school and the Samaya methodology what it implies is the internal rituality of everything

what tantra is

Samaya is incorporated into what is tantric Buddhism and what is the school of Samaya

Kaula which is ancient is incorporated into what we know today about the neotantric practices that is the modernization of tantra from a more pragmatic point of view and the Mishra then is the linkage or the mixed issue of both schools and carries both internality and externality

of the rites

Kriya yoga has two strands one is the Babaji strand

Babaji is one of the great masters who has developed the tantric knowledge on the pranayamaic level but he has from a little bit more spiritual aspect from a little bit more meditative aspect and from a little bit more a little bit more seclusion in terms of secrecy

There are two aspects within tantra kriya yoga what is the babaji school and what is the ancient tantra kriya yoga

Tantra kriya yoga at the ancient level allowed at the ritualistic level to accumulate all that is energy

sacred energy that is out there and incorporate it into our body and develop it within our body

body if we cultivate it within our body and then after mutating it within a process of tantra kriya yoga you use all that is the pranayama what is the asana postures what is the asana postures what is the what is meditation and what is the sacred sexuality with conscious touch what makes the tantra kriya yoga a little bit different from babaji's kriya yoga

Kriya means action tantra means to expand and release tantra kriya yoga means the union of the self through the action of expansion and liberation tantra kriya yoga allows you to accumulate energy the expand within your being transmute it and you can fertilize this energy into something else is the bodywork

modern within a completely ancient practice

For me meditation is a very very beautiful yes it brings you to be able to be in a frequency where there is no problem in where there are no situations where there are no people but you are in contact with yourself that is one type of meditation there's another type of meditation in which you can be focusing on your thought in order to create a specific outcome that means that maybe I'm going to put all of my attention to a symbol or some archetype which can manifest an energy within myself and that is another type of meditation

Meditation refers to the act of using mental energy or not using mental energy

that will depend on you and where you want to take the energy or if you don't want to take the energy and always be conscious and present and be in a state of bliss and pleasure without manifestation of any type in terms of thought or in terms of circumstances outside of your being allows you to interconnecting with your inner self allows you to interconnect with the universe but also to interconnect with the universe

allows you to manifest the universe outside of you is what makes caula different or tantric practice

it differs from other types of meditations is to bring this internal process to an external process

and to be in a meditative process even though it is in front of you to be in a deep meditation

and to be interconnected to my inner self when we are asked in tantra in some types of tantra methodologies whether you are a vegetarian or whether you smoke or whether you drink really whether what you we know how to take care of the body comes from an acetic practice that comes from the pedas and it comes from the sutras actually tantra in the old days was about bliss and pleasure you could bond with directly for example to drink alcohol to be able to manifest the sacred in you but also to measure that activity that doesn't mean that you are not taking care of your body that means that you know the capacity and limit of your body if you eat meat modernly or nowadays they're going to tell us well you're not taking care of your body is that you have to be rigorously vegetarian in the ancient practice of tantra is that you eat meat was not linked to anything however it linked spiritually to the soul of the animal by asking the animal's permission to generate prana

internally taking care of your body within tantra is to perform yoga performing pranayamas linking yourself to the meditation linking you to the ritual and automatically when you perform these four four tools automatically your body starts to unveil things that are stored there

and you don't need to do rigorous exercise you don't need to be tied to a system

but to be linked to the practice and internalization with your body

it is really very beautiful to see when you practice tantra in its dimensions whatever the transformation that your body has the death within tantra and tantra caula has a space very unique tantra caula at the modern level if within the society for example Hindu we have the agori the agori manifests all that is the earthly all that is the enjoyment the pleasure connected with death is completely interconnected to the cycle of the of death not as something black a taboo but as incorporating it into the act of being alive into the act of being alive

of being in enjoyment and pleasure and the act of being linked to the process of going and connecting yourself to the universe death is one more cycle so that you can reintegrate your life energy into another body and to integrate you in a space of time that allows you all that you have lived if you reincarnate it in another body

body in another manifestation of life in tantra when you do for example with a cow that the breath holding you do what they call the phrases it's a petit mort you die you die the whole time in tantra you die to be reborn in every moment your cells are being born but you are also dying you are in an infinite process of death and life in tantra everything is the present and the now because time and space cease to be when you are interconnected with your inner being that means that the bodily manifestation ceases to be the energetic manifestation

ceases to be to be you present without ego without consciousness only the inner self then when we talk about death you link it to an infinite process of being alive but dying in every moment Hinduism and Buddhism were able to co-opt some of the tools of tantra that the Buddhism of course incorporated ritualistic meditative processes of yoga and of sacred sexuality its practice but as we know Buddhism incorporates this tantric practice not in the way at the level of connecting with the lower chakras they take the practice of tantra from the higher chakras down to the lower chakras that means in simple terms that they go from the spiritual to the sacred sexuality

but how to link this to what tantra really is or how they incorporated it is really wonderful to see a person who is completely in a meditation process

but is also in a process of joy and pleasure of the sacred energy that is contained in his body and of the fullness of this sacred energy connected to the universe when we talk about hinduism and tantra incorporates all the processes of archetypes which is shiva which is shakti but also it incorporates all that is sacred sexuality in certain terms it incorporates what is yoga incorporates all that is the energetic system of the human being into all that is the practice

hindu that means that part of the practice of sacred sexuality they incorporated it into their belief system and they look at sex from a different point of view from a different point of view

harmonic and sacred and that brings us to aspects in which they reinterpret tantrism in a different way

more pragmatically fruitful than Buddhism there's always a side in which there are an ideological battle between what is Shivaism and what is Hinduism and what is is Dravidian tantrism and really in the end it's always a circumstance of approximation

methodological approach to the practice of tantra I believe from my way of thinking that both shivaism as hinduism or as dravidian tantra which gives formation to what is the caula all have an origin in shamanic an origin in which a proto-shamanic community discovered a way a technique of linking to the universal and in which then they have manifested to us certain circumstances of tantra itself as such we have to remember that well we are talking about more than 10,000 years of existence and there are always new reinterpretations to things that are in the past

these reinterpretations are probably always linked to a political issue

to a question of moral character to a simple question of fashion what is always to take tantra is universal and that it is involved in various modern practices since the beginning of time

which is Buddhism close to Hinduism about neo-Tantraism and that it can lead us to a full knowledge that is not unlinked with anything when you go to the origins of tantra

you always have to think of it as a shamanic thing like all the olism that exists today in the world

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