Tantra has been called by many- The Path of Acceptance, mainly because it doesn’t exclude, criticize or condemn anything from the realm of experience. In fact it believes that you are perfect just the way you are. It asserts that there is no sin except for the forgetting of ones true nature.
Tantra gives you unconditional freedom, whatsoever you are and whatsoever you can be. Tantra puts no boundaries on you. It does not define you; it simply gives you total freedom. The understanding is that when you are totally free, then everything is possible.
Tantra is nothing more than a tool to help the individual remember. Its nothing more than a set of techniques to help you connect the physical and mystical planes. It is never concerned with the question why, while consistently asking the question how.
The very scientific teachings of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra stays away from philosophic “Why” talk altogether. It presents students with a manual of 112 “How” techniques, each one with the potential to unlock the door to their authentic selves.
Among these very powerful tools are techniques centered around sexual intimacy, which is why Tantra is also called The Path of Love. Sex is one of the most powerful and creative human energies. Without sex, no species on this planet could survive. As such, sexual energy plays an integral role in healing and balancing our holy trinity of mind, body and soul.
Tantra says that sexual desire is built into the very fiber of our beings and should not be denied, but rather expressed in healthy ways. Denial in any form is a form of resistance and whatever one resists, persists. If this persistence goes on long enough it may turn into repression, that if not expressed, can result in blocked energy and bad health.
Tantra uses the 5 senses along with meditation, breathing, visualizing, mantra and many other elements to help the individual achieve supreme spiritual liberation.
The word Tantra comes from two Sanskrit words, Tanoi and Trayati. Tanoi meaning to expand and Trayati with two meanings – to weave together and also to liberate. So it can be said that Tantra is the expansion of mind, body and soul and the weaving together of Universal Truths, resulting in bliss, liberation and finally enlightenment.