Ancient tantra, the definitive art of life and love, sees sexual relationships as an important path for tantric spiritual advancement. By default, those who practice tantra also create a unique bond of sacred love with their partner. When the relationship between partners is experienced in spiritual mode, the woman becomes a tantra goddess, and this catalyzes an uncanny closeness – a deeper connection defined by fun, laughter and supremely enjoyable sensations to enhance the relationship.
Tantra views woman as avatar of the archetypal tantra goddess. Her vagina is referred to as the ‘yoni’, or ‘sacred space’. This reverence is a typical expression of tantric love, and comprehending its deeper meaning unleashes a cosmic dance between the inner tantra god and tantra goddess. Tantra love manifests with a sense of losing oneself in this incarnation. The actual union of the tantra god and tantra goddess within our hearts leads to a relationship that is complete in all respects.
The integral concept behind the tantra goddess ‘puja’ (worship) is that all the subtle sensual energies are visualized to be residing within the body. They are worshipped, invoked and welcomed as honoured guests at the feast of love. Tantric energy chants and rituals are offered to this deity of divine womanhood with specific energy-sounds, which are hummed and visualized within her.
Followers of ancient tantra worship the tantra goddess through the invocations of the ‘Dasa Mahavidyas’ and the nine tantric chakras. Under the guidance of an accomplished tantra teacher, students find themselves turning inwards and becoming aware of deep spiritual truths. They awaken to their dormant inner energy (essential for great sex) and experience an enhancement of their bodies’ sensitivity. The tantra master guides them in expressing their innermost feelings and emotions to achieve holistic communion with their partners. This communion is eventually expressed in every single aspect of the relationship.
The sexual energy lying dormant within all of us is most effectively awakened through the worship of the tantra goddess. It channels tantric energy throughout the body and percolates into every facet of life, expressing itself most powerfully in romantic and sexual relationships. It is a time-tested path to pleasure, sensuality, satisfaction and intimacy in relationships.
A relationship in the context of ancient tantra is a quest of continuously seeking and finding states of happiness and delight. Refining our pleasures through the instructions of a tantra master helps us attain advanced levels of spiritual accomplishment. We experience the ultimate purity of being in love. As we master the intricacies of tantra breathing and visualizations, we are able to draw life-force
and sexual energy up the ‘Sushumna Nadi’ and further to the chakras in the brow (Agyna chakra) and the crown (Sahasrara chakra). This ignites all the chakras on the way up. This concentration of tantra energy then spreads across the body, so that it becomes sensually alive.
How does the way of the tantra goddess help you?
Your partner will adore the way you meet her needs. It will bring renewed love and spice into your relationship. Tantra believes that lovemaking is a heightened state of mind that starts long before you get to the bedroom. Can you truly consider your emotional, sexual and spiritual existence complete without understanding and harnessing its secrets?
Acharya Subhojit Dasgupta is a Tantra Teacher with an in-depth knowledge of traditional Indian sciences and Sanskrit literature. Visit his tantra online guide to read more about Tantra Goddess and tantric relationships, learn tantra exercises and tantric techniques from this young Tantra Master.