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Tantra and Sex – Tantra is much more than Sexual Technique

Tantra is a sexual technique for majority of people in countries like United States, Canada, Britain and Europe. For people in India, Tantrism is more related to religious rituals and is often associated with Shakti cult. The divine union of Shiva and Shakti (Purusha and Prakrti) is beyond imagination and words are not powerful enough to describe it and it is not a mere sexual union. But today this divine union is marketed in the name of Tantric Sex in the West. In fact, Tantra is a sex technique for a majority of the people but in reality it is much more than a sexual technique.People are always after instant pleasure – which lasts for couple of seconds. Tantra is bliss – self realization that you are part of the Supreme Being.
Bliss is constant. But the pleasure and happiness graph rises and immediately dips – creating frustration and craving. Tantra as a mere sexual technique creates disappointment and confusion. But when we approach Tantra as a whole it opens the door of self reali…

Dakshinayana 2018 – Pitrayana in 2018

Dakshinayana is the southern transit of the Sun. In Hinduism, a human year is equal to one day of gods. Dakshinayana is the night of the Devas and Uttarayana is the daytime. The Uttarayana and Dakshinayana period is calculated differently in South and North India. In North Indian calendars, Dakshinayana in 2018 begins on June 21. In South Indian calendars, it begins on July 16, 2018 and ends with Uttarayana on January 14, 2018.

In South India, Uttarayana period starts with Makar Sankranti on January 14 or 15 and ends on July 14 or 15. Dakshinayana is from July 14 or 15 to Makar Sankranti. This method of calculation of the period of Sun’s transit is known as the Nirayana System and in it Dakshinayana starts when ‘nirayana surya’ enters cancer.

In North India, Uttarayana period starts on December 21 and ends on June 21. Dakshinayana is from June 21 to December 21. This method of calculation of the period of Sun’s transit is known as Drika Siddhanta and in this method Dakshinayana start…

Swami Chinmayananda Positive Quotes

The greatest joy of life is in giving,
in loving and in sacrificing.
To give, we must have abundance in ourselves.
We cannot give what we have not.
Therefore, create fullness:
good health, good emotions in plenty, good knowledge.
Then, give help to all;
give love and sympathy to those who deserve them,
give knowledge to all who need it.
Give. To give is life. To take is death.Swami Chinmayananda