Published on January 26, 2014
The Original Propounder • Shiva • Shiva invented and systematized spiritual practices www.pathofbliss.com
TANTRA • That which liberates from the bondage of staticity • The practical process that leads to one’s expansion and final emancipation • Practical science is the most important factor www.pathofbliss.com
TANTRA • Starts with the body, continues with the body and mind, and mind and consciousness with final consummation in Supreme Attainment. • The disciple must do intensive spiritual practice to be worthy of the preceptor’s instructions at every stage. www.pathofbliss.com
Preceptor and Disciple • In Tantra the disciple needs the help of the preceptor at every step. • Proper preceptor and proper disciple are needed to avoid downfall. www.pathofbliss.com
Preceptor and Disciple • The first step is the selection of a competent preceptor and worthy disciple. • The disciple’s heart is the field • Meditation is the plowing and irrigation • Preceptor’s initiation is the sowing of seeds. www.pathofbliss.com
• If the seeds are defective they will not sprout. • If the field is infertile, the harvest will be poor. • If the field and seed are ideal, but the field is not properly plowed and irrigated, the harvest will yield little. www.pathofbliss.com
Disciples • There are 3 categories of disciples. www.pathofbliss.com
Disciple – first type • Like upside down pitchers placed in a tub of water. • As long as they are in the tub the water remains. • As soon as they are taken out, water pours out. • Disciple near the preceptor – spiritual knowledge • Disciple leaves preceptor – forgets everything www.pathofbliss.com
Disciple – 2nd Type • Like people who pluck plums from the thorny branches of the plum tree. They are absorbed in climbing down the tree and forget about the plums in the bag which fall and smash on the ground. • The disciple learns many things from the preceptor with great hardship, but does not take proper care to preserve those instructions safely. They loose their hard earned knowledge due to negligence. www.pathofbliss.com
Disciple – Best type • Like pitchers place right up. • When the pitchers are put in a tub of water, they remain filled up and surrounded by water. Even when they are taken out they remain full to the brim with water. • These disciples preserve what they learned from the preceptor safely in the golden caskets of their heart. www.pathofbliss.com
Preceptors • There are 3 types of preceptors. www.pathofbliss.com
Preceptor – 1st type • Delivers high sounding speeches. • Does not bother whether teachings are followed or not. • Inferior. www.pathofbliss.com
Preceptor – 2nd type • • • • Impart knowledge Checks if disciple is following or not. Is not demanding. Mediocre. www.pathofbliss.com
Preceptor – Best type • Takes meticulous care to see if the disciple is following the teachings or not. • If they discover that the disciples are negligent, they compel them to practice more painstakingly by applying circumstantial pressure. www.pathofbliss.com
Surrender • Tantra emphasizes disciple’s total surrender to the preceptor. • Whenever a worthy disciple is taught by a competent preceptor, spiritual progress is a certainty. • To realize the greatness of Tantra one will have to continue spiritual practice. www.pathofbliss.com
Tantra • Tantra is based on an ardent love for ideology which is based on the highest category of devotion. www.pathofbliss.com
Tantra • To learn more: www.pathofbliss.com • www.dadas.info www.pathofbliss.com
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