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Tantra, also called Tantrism and Tantric religion, is an ancient Hindu tradition of beliefs and meditation and ritual practices that seeks to channel the divine energy of the macrocosm or godhead into the human microcosm, to attain siddhis and moksha.

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Alchemy is the study of transmutation of matter, conversion of base metal into gold and development of the elixir of immortality. I have heard that Tantra talks about alchemy and I wish to do some research on this topic. Can anyone recommend me the relevant texts dealing with alchemy? …
asked Dec 3 '17 by Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury
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Tantra which refers to the esoteric practices and traditions of Hinduism usually in Shaktism involves taboo activities of meat eating, alcohol consumption and sex. All these activities are perceived … to be disliked by most Hindus. However, most Tantra practitioners see it as another way to realise God. Even Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was known to have practiced it. So how are such practices justified …
asked Jun 14 '17 by Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury
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Tantra exists in 2 types- The orthodox Dakṣiṇācāra followed by āstika sects and the unorthodox and extreme Vamachara followed by nāstika sects. So what are the differences between the practices of … these 2 types of Tantra? Do both these paths involve meat eating, alcohol consumption and sex? Is Vamachara only practiced in Shakta traditions? …
asked Jun 15 '17 by Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury
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"Panchamakara" refers to the five taboo substances used in Tantra. These substances are: • madya (wine) • māṃsa (meat) • matsya (fish) • mudrā (parched grain) • maithuna (sexual intercourse …
asked Mar 11 by Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury