Desire: The Tantric Path to Awakening

Desire

The Tantric Path to Awakening

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ISBN10: 0892818581 ISBN13: 9780892818587 Contributors: Frock, Clare Marie (Translator) Publisher: Inner Traditions Published: Apr 1 2001 Pages: 179 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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- Explains how the primal energy generated by physical desire can be used to achieve enlightenment

- Reveals the techniques used by Tantric adepts to attain mastery over breath, thought, and all physical processes

Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. For millennia, Tantric adepts have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. The energies fueled by passion are used to nourish the inner flame that burns away the egotistical perception of the mind.

Desire explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Tantrics believe that the body is the temple and divinity lies at its heart. In order to arrive at profound awareness, the body needs to be perfectly tuned and working toward a state of perfect fluidity. Desire reveals many of the secret practices intended for this purpose that have been passed down in the major Tantric treatises such as the Vijnanabhariva Tantra and Ch'an master Chinul's treatise on the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, including the important techniques of the ritual sexual observances known as Maithuna.
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