The Path is the experience
Tantric masters insist that the path must be one of experiencing your own body, mind and soul – your whole self.
A field of consciousness is a way of understanding.
It is not a library of knowledge disconnected from an idea or a specific concept;
theory is what you gain after experimenting with something.
One who has seen the ocean, smelled the wind gliding over it, swam in its waters,
tasted in their mouth the salt water and felt its strength,
understands it in a different way than if he had only learned the word, read about it, been
told about it, seen it in photographs or even seen in the most realistic movies.
The difference is in the experience.
So the need for experience is the principal characteristic of Tantra.
Through its techniques, it searches to expand and liberate consciousness from its limits.
Various sensations, emotions and enthusiasms of sensual pleasure and affection,
and also the failures and pains that are common in all human
experience are all accepted and valued in the search for heightened consciousness in Tantra.
When these sensations are utilized correctly, they can be the base of an expansion that takes you to illumination
and awakens you to a new reality.
When the consciousness is expanded from its limits;
it is difficult to describe the experience with daily language.
It is necessary to use metaphors, parables, images, poetry, myths
and symbolism to describe these experiences.
When consciousness is expanded, space and time disappear.
When consciousness is expanded; something appears, something unique
and mysterious that we interpret as sacred, powerful and worthy of respect:
the true Being.
When consciousness is expanded; the subjective and objective ceases to exist,
there is no ‘them’ and no ‘I,’ and the wonder of the unity intervenes.
When consciousness is expanded; love, truth and beauty
become some of the most appreciated values.
When consciousness is expanded; all fear including fear of death is lost.