Tantra is the Authentic word for a systematic path to supreme, even in Vedas, the most ancient and authentic text of Indian Spirituality (Sanatan Dharma).
|Agam Tantra||Nigam Tantra|
(Path of Going with the Flow of Desires to go beyond them)
(Path of Going Against Desires to go beyond them)
- At first, It may naturally sound tempting to almost all people to choose Pra-vritti Marga that goes by indulgence of desires. That is because in reality, happiness through fulfilment of desires is the only good feeling, experience they have had.
But once you really experience that state beyond, you will bored with futility of even happiness… which inherently comes with the other opposite sadness in some quantity!
For the more realized ones, there is only one desire, desire to go beyond desire! It may sound paradox but its true. Some try to call is “Nishkaam Sadhna”, or only God Realization but it is a desire anyways.
b) In reality, No path is on extreme.
Its not as if you totally give up or kill every desire/instinct on Nigam Path.
Not is it that you blindly indulge into every desire/instinct on Agam Path.
It is really the collective policy, the method of channelizing the Shakti which matters. The degree matters as per core nature of ones soul
The Standard Chart of Tantra Paths, when classified on basis of Achar (nature of behavior), then it stands something like this
(Preface Note: Everything in the manifest universe, may it be from the physical world or metaphysical (the one you cannot see) can be of three types.. physical things, even thoughts… type of intellects, and peoples soul
Satwa = Light Purity
Raja = Desire Passion Action
Tama = Inertia Ignorance
Everything is made of these three, only composition varies. The most important thing is a composition of these in people’s mind and soul, one should choose a path as per his constitution.
|Shaiv Tantra (Worship of Shiva)||Shakt Tantra (Path of Shakti)||Vaishnav Tantra (Worship of Vishnu)||Ganpatya Tantra (Worship of Ganesha)||Saurya Tantra (Worship of Sun God)|
The Problem of choosing the Right Path!
As you can see, the basis of classification and bifurcation of Tantra can be many!
For a newcomer, all this can be very confusing!
Shiva himself gave 64 types of Tantras as the basic Tantras…. and there are really thousands of books on Tantra, it can be so very confusing.
And even for someone, who has been rigorously trying to study Tantra and its various form, even for him, it’s so difficult to determine which path or method is best for him.
In such a case, there is only one last resort, a Guru.
The Need of a Guide: Guru
As they say “Winners teach you how to win!”
A Guru is someone who has already mastered the science or art you want to excel in.
A Guru is someone who can directly look into the absolute basic foundation of a seeker’s soul, and tell him the best path for him for his spiritual and material growth simultaneously.
He will correctly assess the basic nature of one’s soul… Sattwa Raja Tama.
He will see the accumulated Sanskar (Mental Impression) and karma record of life.
He will also see, how the predominant Guna is manifesting… like if the seeker is Raja predominant, then exactly what kind of desires the seeker has.
And he will also try to find a way of getting those desires fulfilled in such a way that the seeker gets happiness, and yet he is not attached to them and gets spiritual growth even by part indulgence at places.
So you can imagine, it is a tough job, an expert level job, that’s why we call Guru a Master.
The Right Path for you :
We help you select the best path as per your soul needs for your material and spiritual growth.
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