Skatīt pēc:
Datuma Popularitātes
W836_sarita2 Square81_10640_554866707896864_2057411988_n

Ma Ananda Sarita: Living a Tantric Lifestyle

At the end of a Tantra group, people often ask; “how can I bring this amazing discovery into my daily life?” I remind them that they have practised many wonderful techniques of meditation, they have met many beautiful loving people, they have challenged themselves to open to into new and hitherto unknown aspects of themselves, and they have had a lot of fun in the process. The short answer is; continue practising the methods; get together with other people who are into it and enjoy the Tantra spirit together. This keeps the river of Tantra alive.

And what of those people who have not been to a Tantra group, but would like to experience it? Or people who need a bit more detailed explanation? Or those who believe Tantra is only about sex and never realized it can be applied to all aspects of daily life? This article is for you!

The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

There is a Tantra scripture, which is at least 5000 years old called the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, (meaning methods for raising consciousness) which describes 112 meditations. These are offered in the form of a conversation between Lord Shiva and his consort, Paravati. She asks:

“Oh Shiva, What is your reality? What is this wonder-filled Universe? What constitutes seed? Who centres the universal wheel? What is this life beyond form pervading forms? How may we enter it fully, above space and time, names and descriptions? Let my doubts be cleared!”

Shiva answers in the form of sutras, which are short, condensed spiritual teachings, covering each and every facet of human experience. When we immerse ourselves in these sutras by practising them as meditations, we learn that each aspect of the human being can become a door into expanded consciousness.

When reading the sutras listed below, it is good to keep in mind that these are just 10, (out of 112.) So this list is to offer a taste of the wide scope of the Tantra experience and how this can be applied to daily life.

FOOD: “When eating or drinking, become the taste of food or drink, and be filled.”

HEARING: “When listening to stringed instruments, hear their composite central sound, thus omnipresence.”

ATTACHMENT and DETACHMENT: “The appreciation of objects and subjects is the same for an enlightened as for an unenlightened person. The former has one greatness; he remains in the subjective mood, not lost in things.”

SEXUALITY: “When in such embrace your senses are shaken as leaves, enter this shaking.”

DEATH: “Focus on fire rising through your form from the toes up until the body burns to ashes but not you.”

TRANSCENDING FEAR: “In rain during a black night, enter that blackness as the form of forms.”

COSMIC JOKE: “This so-called universe appears as a juggling, a picture show. To be happy, look upon it so.”

AWE: “See as if for the first time a beauteous person or an ordinary object.”

MEDITATION IN THE MARKETPLACE: “When in worldly activity, keep attention between two breaths, and so practicing, in a few days be born anew.”

AWARENESS IN EXTREME LIFE EXPERIENCES: “At the start of sneezing, during fright, in anxiety, above a chasm, flying in battle, in extreme curiosity, at the beginning of hunger, at the end of hunger, be uninterruptedly aware.”

We learn, that in fact, mystical states of consciousness are no further away than our own nose. It is not what you do, but how you are when you are doing it that makes all the difference.

Cleaning as a Meditation

For example, when I was living in the community of my spiritual master, Osho, I was given the job of cleaning his house. Each morning, I began work at 5:30am and would complete the day’s work in the evening. This work became my meditation. I wanted to learn, how to become pure presence without any trace of ego, how to enter in a room and for that room to feel clean just by my presence. As I cleaned, I focused on the act of cleaning as a way to clear my inner being of any dirt, to become a sky with no clouds, to become pure crystalline awareness merged with a heart full of devotion and love. I continued this work for eight years and to this day, I am full of gratitude for this experience. The transformation, which happened to me by doing cleaning as a meditation practice, could fill a whole book. Suffice it to say, the art of cleaning has given me the gift of being able to offer holistic healing, psychic opening, Tantra and meditation to countless people from all walks of life. The gifts I received through this work, form the foundation of all that do.

Love in Action

This same principle can be applied to any type of work, and likewise to any emotional state, to any sensory experience, and to any mental or psychological aspect of who we are.

In a nutshell, the master key of Tantra is; bring a loving awareness to any life experience and it will be revealed in it’s refined aspect. The refined aspect of each life experience is divine.

The Meditating Thief

There is a beautiful story of a thief, which highlights this. The thief came to a Zen master and said he wanted to learn Zen, but he wanted to make it clear that he did not want to give up his profession. The master said, “No problem. You can continue practising your profession as before, but with only one condition; you need to remain in full meditative awareness while doing so.”

The thief was initiated into the practice of meditation and once he became proficient, he began applying it to his working life. The first time he tried to steal in the state of awareness, he became very perplexed. He was aware not only of his mastery as a thief, but also of the people he was stealing from. He started feeling their pain, their shock, and their difficulty stemming from his act of stealing. He found he was not able to go through with the job.

The thief went back to the Zen Master, very upset, and said, “you tricked me! Now my whole profession is destroyed! How will I support my family now? I want to give back this awareness, because in the light of awareness, stealing is not possible!” The Zen master laughed, and said, “there is no going back. Once awareness has entered your life, change is bound to happen. Morality is needed only for unconscious people. When there is consciousness, morality is no longer needed.”

The Microcosm Mirrors the Macrocosm

It is perhaps for this reason, that Tantra adepts have no moral code of ethics, no judgements about higher and lower, no concept of sin or purity. The microcosm is considered to be a mirror of the macrocosm. Therefore, everything is divine. If we are not able to experience this divinity, it is simply because we have dust in our eyes, or are hard of hearing, or have lost our sense of feeling. As we learn to become more aware and more sensitive, simultaneously our luminous and divine nature is revealed.

Making love, in this sense, has as much value as being transfixed by a radiant sunrise, or singing hymns in praise of the creator. In fact, making love as a meditation, is to discover that we are co-creators with existence, in the same way the birds, bees and butterflies are. It is a most holy act, deserving of our deepest reverence.

Eternity Lives in Present Moment Awareness

When we do anything with totality, it brings us into the present moment. To be in the present moment is to be in eternity. Time is always in association with the past and future. When we are in the present, time ceases to exist. We touch heaven on earth. The meditations from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra offer us the possibility to dive into present moment awareness. I call this, ‘tasting the nectar of the meditation’. It may be necessary to practice a certain meditation several times or even for months, in order to discover the nectar hidden within it. Once this has happened, you will remain open to this particular life principle. By practising these methods, people open up and transform their life very rapidly.

Tantra, a Living Transmission

Tantra has traditionally been taught as a direct transmission from teacher to student or from master to disciple. The one who is a living embodiment of the Tantra experience is able to create an atmosphere where a student will best be able to absorb the nectar of a particular method. By diving in and having an experience or multiple experiences of a meditation method, the divine consciousness of the student is awakened.

I have been living the Tantra experience for the past 38 years. It brings me great joy to pass it on to others. I am spreading the good news that following your bliss and breathing in tune with the whole creation is your birthright, and not only that, it is easy to reconnect with this true essence of who you are. And for this to happen, all it takes is to allow yourself to begin the practice of Tantra methods, the merging of love and witnessing being the key to unlock each and every method.

Why Do We Need Methods?

Tantra meditations have been developed over thousands of years by very compassionate and wise masters, to support us in living our bliss. They have studied humanity with a laser sharp awareness, and have found what makes us click, where our weaknesses are, and how to overcome these weaknesses. Each Tantra method, will unlock one or more aspects of who we are, giving us a window to see and experience our divine origin. Through the practice of the methods, we can at last, throw open all the doors and windows of our being, thus discovering wholeness.

Ma Ananda Sarita:

Skaņa & balss

Intervija ar hengu meistariem - Hang Massive

26.oktobrī Rīgas Kongresu namā uzstāsies henga duets HANG MASSIVE (UK/Sweden) Hang Massive ir drosmīgi improvizatori un vienlaikus pārli...

19. oktobrī, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Tev esi tu pats - tu tiksi galā

Tas parādās, kad ap tevi notiekošais zaudē jēgu – no pārlieku liela noguruma, aizvainojuma, salauztas sirds, vai vilšanās tuvākajos; kad ...

12. oktobrī, 2017
Skaņa & balss

Intervija ar Estasu Tonne

Jau 11.oktobrī Rīgas Kongresu namā būs festivāla Garavasara mūziķa Estas Tonne koncerts ar domubiedriem Pepe Danca (perkusijas, stabules)...

5. oktobrī, 2017

Pārpilnības likums

Divu nedēļu laikā praktizē sekojošo, un pavēro, kā tas izmainīs tavu dzīvi: ja tev šķiet, ka cilvēki tevi neslavē, nenovērtē, nepalīdz, n...

4. oktobrī, 2017
Vīrietis & sieviete

Чего хотят женщины

Чего хотят женщины... :)

4. oktobrī, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Luīza Heija: citāti, kas spēj izmainīt tavu dzīvi

Daži no viņas citātiem ir kļuvuši leģendāri,- citi jau ierakstīti psiholoģijas grāmatās, kā paliekošs vēsturisks mantojums, bet citi - at...

28. septembrī, 2017
Ķermenis & veselība

Slēptās zināšanas par seksuālo enerģiju

Seksuālā enerģija ir svarīgāka nekā esaм ieraduši domāt. Tas ir spēks, kas var piepildīt un pārpildīt visu ķermeni, garīgi un fiziski. S...

24. septembrī, 2017
Zinātne & tehnoloģijas

Идеи, которые могут не дать вам сегодня заснуть

Астрофизик Нил Деграсс Тайсон о внеземной жизни и человеческом интеллекте).

21. septembrī, 2017

Varoņa Atklājums

Katrs no mums ir atnācis uz šo Pasauli ar uzdevumu - caur savu pieredzi, mācoties no savām kļūdām, pārvarot bailes un vājuma brīžus, izzi...

13. septembrī, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Nelaimīgs liktenis – cilvēku neizdarītās izvēles sekas

Piedāvājam jums izcilā vācu filozofa un psihologa Ēriha Fromma 30 citātus. Tie ir citāti, kas sniedz atbildes uz pašiem satraucošākajiem ...

11. septembrī, 2017
Bērni & vecāki

Rūpju izvarotie

Nesen apciemoju vecākus, atzīmējām Lieldienas. Brīnišķīgi, dzīvi apliecinoši svētki. Gavēņa beigas un, kā vienmēr, galds vai lūzt. Pienā...

2. septembrī, 2017
Pašizziņas prakses

Trīs dzīves likumi

Cilvēkiem būtu jāstāsta stāstus viens otram un jāklausās vienam otru. Katrs cilvēks, kuru jūs satiekat, sniedz jums vērtīgu mācībstundu, ...

20. augustā, 2017

Mirkļi, kad mīlestība liek tev atvērties

Mīlestība ne vienmēr liek justies droši, jo mīlestība ir tīrs potenciāls un tīra klātbūtne, un tās laikā katra sajūta un impulsa dvesma i...

13. augustā, 2017

Mierinājums jaunajiem vecākiem

Tavs bērns izvēlējās tevi – unikālo mammu un tēti, kam piedzimt. Viņš neizvēlējās gudro dakteri, skolotāju vai kaimiņieni, bet tevi.

17. jūlijā, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Kā sadzirdēt savu aicinājumu

3 veidi, kā atcerēties, kāpēc Tava dvēsele izvēlējās tieši šo dzīvi   “Tu esi šeit ieradies ar noteiktu uzdevumu. Tu esi daļa no visuma...

1. augustā, 2017
Pašizziņas prakses

Tavas dzīves "restarts"

Būt veselam, dzīvespriecīgam un laimīgam - tā nav ne iedzimta īpatnība, ne "Dieva dāvana". Tāpat šim stāvoklim nav nekādas saistības ar n...

13. jūlijā, 2017
Ķermenis & veselība

Kad es elpoju, es jūtu savu vienotību ar dzīvi

Parasti mēs nepamanām, kā elpojam, taču bez elpošanas nevarētu nodzīvot ne sekundi. No tā, kā mēs elpojam, ir atkarīgs, cik daudz mūsos i...

9. jūlijā, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Līza Burbo: nomainiet vārdu “problēma” ar vārdu “pieredze”

Jums patiešām ir problēmas? Es no sirds ticu, ka mēs izvairītos no liela daudzuma problēmu, ja nebūtu tāda apzīmējuma kā “problēma”. Vār...

2. jūlijā, 2017
Ķermenis & veselība

Human Limits - Martin Strel, Marathon Swimmer

Meet the man who swims the world's longest rivers with crocodiles and piranhas.

26. jūnijā, 2017
Skaņa & balss

Internal Flight - Estas Tonne 2016

We had a long story with this film. The first frames for this project were shot in the spring of 2013, already then we thought that we could quickly compile a fully finished version in a month but at the stage of editing it became clear that the film would have to work a long time still. The material was clearly not enough. From that period to the mid of 2016 in all our travels we filmed something for the "Internal Flight" project, it was always with us in our soul, everything that was filmed was considered through the prism of whether we could use it for the film or not. Finally, in the fall of 2016, we were able to sit down and in a couple of weeks finish the final version of the film that you now see in front of you. The project was written in two languages: Russian and English. Today we present to you the English version of the film, which has not yet appeared anywhere and has not been published anywhere, except for participation in festivals. You can see it on our channels on Vimeo: And Youtube: Even at the stage of editing we made a short 3-minutes film, which immediately took a couple of prizes at festivals. The full version of "Internal Flight", over the past 2 months, has won 19 different prizes at festivals around the world and does not intend to stop at this. On the approach in the coming months the results of several more festivals where we hope to take some awards. Well, the most important thing! What is this 29 minutes movie about? It's a reflection on life and about finding yourself in this world. This is all that comes to mind in sleepless nights. Who am I? Why are we in this world? Why is this world created in this way and not otherwise? The text and music were born by the brilliant musician Estas Tonne and we are happy that we have become a part of this Creative Way. We did this project for our own pleasure and now we are downloading our many years of work in the open space of the Internet because we are sure that the film will be of interest to many. Especially for Paganel travelers, the most intelligent, well-read, interested individuals who discover the Universe together with us on travel! Have a pleasant viewing and good mood! Appreciate Life, Love, Travel! With all the best, Team Paganel Studio & Estas Tonne Music

25. jūnijā, 2017

Four Paths of Yoga

In this video with lively animation, Sadhguru speaks about the four paths of yoga and tells the story of four yogis who run to an ancient temple to escape the rain.

25. jūnijā, 2017

A Simple Reminder That Anything Is Possible

A Simple Reminder That Anything Is Possible

25. jūnijā, 2017

Rūpējoties par drošību, mēs zaudējam iespēju atvērties

Ja Tu paslēpsi ziedu istabā, lai tam nepiekļūst ne saule, ne jelkāda vēja plūsmiņa, tad, iespējams, Tu domā, ka esi to pasargājis. Taču š...

22. jūnijā, 2017

How trees talk to each other

"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

19. jūnijā, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Nulles likums un vēl 19 precīzi Greisas likumi

Natālija Greisa – talantīga psiholoģe un biznesa trenere St.Pēterburgā, savā grāmatā “Greisas likumi” ir noformulējusi veselu rindu likum...

14. jūnijā, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Vientuļās sievietes

Mūsu valstī ir ļoti daudz vientuļu sieviešu. Laulības šķiršana vai attiecību pārtraukšana. Nespēja veidot ilglaicīgas attiecības, vai nev...

7. jūnijā, 2017

Ciešanas ir nepieciešamas līdz brīdim, kamēr saprotat, ka varat iztikt bez tām

Ekharts Tolle – rakstnieks un filozofs, viens no mūsdienu Rietumu garīgajiem skolotājiem. 1977.gadā pēc ilgstošas depresijas viņš piedzīv...

29. maijā, 2017
Prāts & psiholoģija

Beznosacījuma pieņemšana

Vēl studējot Stenfordas fakultātē, es biju viena no nelielās ārstu un psihologu grupas, kas piedalījās humānistiskās psihoterapijas pioni...

19. maijā, 2017

America's Largest Yoga Class

Welcome to yoga at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the largest yoga class in America.

25. aprīlī, 2017

Искусство Китайской медицины

Искусство Китайской медицины - Практики Ци Гун / Тай Чи / Медитация

3. aprīlī, 2017

Before the Flood

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, BEFORE THE FLOOD presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.

6. oktobrī, 2016

Deep Message to the School System

Deep message to the school system!

2. oktobrī, 2016

Ananda Kaulika. Call of the Spirit - the Song of Gara Vasara

Beloved Heart Come soon, come and let's share this Divine news - Let's share the news with open sky and green pastures Spreading this call of the Spirit and Love of Gara Vasara* (* "long summer" or "summer of the spirit") News of the Spirit is - Love is Life Love is Death Love is Pure Gold and this Love happens only in this moment. If you lose this moment Love is lost - So don't miss this moment of festivity Come, come, join us Let's sing, dance and celebrate This moment of Love... **************************************************************************************************** Welcome to Sacred Journey Gara Vasara July, 25-29, Latvia

3. jūnijā, 2016
15. maijā, 2016

Dying to be me!

Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2nd, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered another dimension, where she experienced great clarity and understanding of her life and purpose here on earth. She was given a choice of whether to return to life or not, and chose to return to life when she realized that “heaven” is a state and not a place. This subsequently resulted in a remarkable and complete recovery of her health. Anita’s riveting talk will inspire you to transform your life by living more authentically, discovering your greatest passions, transcending your deepest fears, and living from a place of pure joy. Her true story will radically alter your current beliefs about yourself, your purpose on earth, your health, your relationships, and your life!

5. aprīlī, 2016
9. janvārī, 2017