Tao Te Ching (16)

Tao Te Ching is one of my favourite sacred texts, together with the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra and other sacred texts. Here I like to share one of my favourite verses from Tao Te Ching.  If you can empty your mind of all thoughts, your heart will know the tranquility of peace. Watch the endless rush of worldly beings, yet contemplate their return to the Source.  

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Living a Day Like a Cat (The Wisdom of Cats)

This morning I woke up falling into a mystical state. Sometimes moments like this happen to me, more and more often as I dwell deeper into the present. I was just lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, and also the beautiful mandala tapestry hanging on my wall, feeling tremendously peaceful and content in the moment, a state that can't be really described in words nor comprehended by the mind alone. Feeling the sensation in my body, the rhythmic rise and fall of my belly,  my chest as I inhale and exhale.  

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How Tantra Makes Me Monogamous

For a very long time, I was very skeptical about monogamy. I did not think it would work. In my early twenties, I had two monogamous relationships and both failed disastrously, that was before my awakening, and I was just living like a "conventional person" in a conventional society, studying at university, hopefully looking for a job after, perhaps getting married one day, doing what everybody else was doing.

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Tantra Failed For Two Reasons

Do you see shortcomings in the teachings of Tantra that incline you to feel tantric methods are not suitable for us? It is not a complete system. There is a basic fallacy that human beings fall into: they find a small truth, a part of the truth, and rather than discover the whole, the remaining part they imagine to fill up the gap. Because they have part of the truth, they can argue and they can manage to make a system, but the remaining part is simply their invention.

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Ethics For Tantra Teachers

Sexual trespasses are what I see very common in the tantra world between the teachers/healers and students/clients. I had also unfortunately experienced such trespass while in the role of client, that's why I feel the need to speak up on this subject and also the need to share the following article written by Ma Ananda Sarita.  

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Relationship as a Catalyst for Spiritual Growth

It is always easier to be centred, zen, grounded and present when you are alone, when there is no one else there to disturb your peace. It is always easier to be authentic, to be truthful when you are alone, when you don't have to consider anybody else's feelings or opinions, and you can say or do whatever you want. Sometimes things just seem to be much easier when you are alone than being in partnership with someone.

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No-thingness (Osho Zen Tarot)

Being "in the gap" can be disorienting and even scary. Nothing to hold on to, no sense of direction, not even a hint of what choices and possibilities might lie ahead. But it was just this state of pure potential that existed before the universe was created. All you can do now is to relax into this no-thingness... fall into this silence between the words...

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How to Nourish Your Feminine Side (so you can feel like a Goddess all the time)

There may be moments or days that you don't feel so connected, you may feel drained, experience a lack of energy, you are not feeling loved or nourished. These are the signs that your feminine side needs to be nourished, loved and taken care of. The feminine and masculine energies are inside each of us, whether you are a woman, man or non-binary, and it is important for these two energies, the yin and yang, to feel balanced.

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The Dark Side of the Tantric World

This morning I woke up reading an article titled "Women Accuse Agama Yoga Founder Swami Vivekananda Saraswati of Sexual Assault" on Medium. You can read the full article here. I am not surprised at what this article says, and I am glad someone finally speaks up. I have been wanting to write an article sharing my own experiences and rather bizarre encounters in the tantric world and the dark side of it, and now I feel it is the time.

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Slowing Down (Osho Zen Tarot)

The Knight of Rainbows is a reminder that, just like this tortoise, we carry our home with us wherever we go. There is no need to hurry, no need to seek shelter elsewhere. Even as we move into the depths of the emotional waters, we can remain self-contained and free from attachments. 

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Conditioning (Osho Zen Tarot)

This card recalls an old Zen story, about a lion who was brought up by sheep and who thought he was a sheep until an old lion captured him and took him to a pond, where he showed him his own reflection. Many of us are like this lion - the image we have of ourselves comes not from our own direct experience but from the opinions of others. 


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