Tantra means a method to perform a worship in a systemised way.
When a Mantra is chanted according to the proper Tantra, the sound
vibrations gather force from the Yantra and after reflecting from its
surface spread out into the universe and reach the concerned God. These
vibrations come into contact with the form of the God, gather divine powers
and blessings from Him and return to the Sadhak (person chanting), thus
instilling divinity into him and giving him power to achieve supernatural
feats.Thus, to achieve totality of life three ingredients Mantra, Tantra and
Yantra are essential because all three are supplements of each other. This
is the Science. Vigyan means science in Hindi Language.
Due to ignorance and selfishness of some people Tantra became a tabooed and
much dreaded word in society and people became petrified just by hearing
about it. The common man thinks that a Tantrik is a person who drinks
liquor, smokes opium, abuses everyone, has large redshot eyes, one who can
kill anyone and who always remains engaged in evil works.
Nothing is further from the truth. Such people are imposters, they are not
Tantriks. Tantra actually means accomplishing Mantra Sadhanaa in a very
systemised way. If there is a Mantra then the process of its use is Tantra.
Tantra is the way to perform a Sadhanaa(meditation) in a proper and correct
manner. The method or way to achieve totality in Sadhanaa is Tantra.
True knowledge knows no bounds and this is especially true about Indian
knowledge of Sadhanaas (meditation), Yoga & philosophy, which has been
illuminating the path of world peace and brotherhood since ages. In fact,
these principles make it more a system of life, than mere knowledge.
The ancient Indian sages and ascetics had achieved full perfection and
harmony with the nature, and they could perform seemingly impossible feats.
The Ramayan, Mahabharat and other Indian texts are full of such examples,
but today the so-called "rational" mind dismisses them as mere
myths and superstition.
Most of the true knowledge has been lost due to foreign onslaught over the
past millennium. The common man goes to a temple or ashram, sings some
hymns, touches the feet of some Swami who nods his head, charges huge fees
as "Dakshina" and assures positive results. Then he merely recites
mugged up verses and mantras without producing the desired results. Upon
failure and having become thoroughly dejected, the common man dismisses all
ancient Indian spiritual sciences as hoax and swindle.
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