Many people have different ways of relaxing after a hard day at the office or work place.Some people go out for a drink or a movie and others just come home and relax in front of the television. But more people today are looking other places for a way to relax that is more involved with power of faith and understanding. Though it has been around for hundreds of years, many are coming to the practice of Tantra to help them relax and obtain a better understanding of life and existence itself. That is the purpose of this paper, to inform the reader on the origin and the belief of Tantra. This paper will also clarify the practices and positions of Tantra for the person who would like to begin a Tantric lifestyle. It will also determine the differences between the popular practice of Yoga from the forms of Tantra. Before one can begin to practice such a life changing belief, one must know exactly what it is.
Tantra is a mystical practice to so many people that it is often difficult to give a true definition (Douglas). But the most general meaning of the belief of Tantra is, "a spiritual science, which means it is also mystical, in its interconnectedness, the holistic wisdom like between ourselves and the universe we inhabit." (Douglas) It is the most rarest and most sacred of all the Buddhist teachings (about-tantra.org). Tantra will bring one who practices a sense of understanding in all aspects of their lives, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Tantra is not only used to gain spiritual and emotional understanding, it is also used sexually. By believing in Tantra, a person will supposedly have an unbelievable sexual experience every time a person engages in sexual intercourse. The Tantric way of life involves heavy meditation, body manipulation and concentration to cleanse the mind and reach enlightenment(Yeshe, 3). Everything that exists in the Tantric belief is done internally, expect of course for the positions invo…


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