In Tantra: The Supreme Understanding, Osho discusses the mystical insights found in the ancient Tantric writings, and the many significant Tantric meditation techniques that are as relevant to the modern-day seeker as they were to those in earlier times.
Tantra is amoral
Morality is concerned with ideals—how you should be, what you should be.
The individual can become aware of this basic split within: that the real has been suppressed and the unreal has been imposed. This is pain, this is suffering, this is hell.
Tantra says truth can happen to you only if you are grounded in the real. But to be grounded in the real you have to be very courageous with yourself.
Tantra says unless you can enjoy yourself, you cannot help anyone to enjoy. Unless you are really contented with yourself, you cannot serve others, you cannot help others toward their contentment.
Those who are always sacrificing are very dangerous, potentially dangerous. Be aware of them.
Tantra says: unless you are filled with light, how can you help others to be enlightened? Be selfish—only then can you be altruistic. Be happy—only then can you help others to be happy.
Tantra is simply saying that sex can be a source of bliss. And once you have known the ecstasy of sex, you can understand what mystics have been talking about—a greater orgasm, a cosmic orgasm.
Tantra says to be real, be authentic to yourself.
Tantra is science
Tantra first teaches how to move in sex, how to know it, how to feel it, and how to come to the deepest possibility hidden in it, to the climax—how to find out the essential beauty, the essential happiness and bliss that is hidden there.
Because of three basic elements in sex (they must become part of your experience) you come to a blissful moment.
- There is no time.
- You lose your ego.
- You are natural.
These three things give you the ecstasy.
Tantra is to trascend—only through experience. Sex and death both are basic for a real seeker. Sex is a subtle death.
Tantra: the path of surrender
Yoga has a different attitude towards life, just the contrary to tantra.
Yoga believe in struggle, is the path of will. Tantra is the path of total surrender.
Yoga says bring your will to absolute perfection and you will be liberated. And tantra says dissolve your will completely, become totally empty of it, and that will be your liberation. And both are right.
If a seeker is not interested in sex, he’s not a seeker at all. Sex is the source of life, of love, of all that is happening in the world of consciousness.
Tantra is interested in existential life.