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    Recommandation[edit]

    For a good reference I would recommend "Tantra in Tibet" by Tsongkapa with forward by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Too often in popular Western culture, the practice of Tantra is confused with or too overtly linked with sexual practices. Sexual practices are used in some reputable traditions, but only come late in advance training via a compassionately established relationship. Such sexual practices are first preceded with rigorous step by step practices of energy exchange methods that are developed and mastered over time with one's tantric partner. Trantra is not sex, good tantric practice with a partner does not require sex, and the incorrect or inappropriate use of attempting to couple sexual practice with a partner can cause more harm that good. One's right intentions must always be to bring good to those we encounter and to the world as a whole. Remember always that this is the 'secret mantra', or maybe more accurately the 'private manta' of compassion with our tantric partner. Most Compassionately, Sigung Dan.

    White tantra, red trantra..[edit]

    I know little about Tantra, but would like to bring to the attention of anyone actively following this entry, that there is an article "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Tantrism" that has no links to other articles and almost no categories.

    In this entry I found no mention of white (or red) tantrism.

    Best Regards Igor (talk) 13:21, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

    That page seems to be on a specific teaching of Samuel Aun Weor who seemingly uses the term antithetically to how it is used in authentic tantra. I plan on NFDing that page soon. It's 90% rubbish and should just be a heading on the Aun Weor page at best. Iṣṭa Devatā (talk) 09:07, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

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    I have the idea that what we know today as Yoga is a derivation of Tantra and previous to the Vedas.[edit]

    I am researching the origins of literature and from there I found that Tantra might be the oldest way of thinking of mankind of course I lack evidence to support my claim. But by following along the postings here so it seems. If somebody with better access to information can add to this topic I will be in debt forever. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.221.158.23 (talk) 19:29, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

    Go through this link http://www.hinduwisdom.info/Yoga_and_Hindu_Philosophy.htm. Also got through http://www.hinduwisdom.info . This website contain tons of useful data Arjunkrishna90 (talk) 02:56, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

    @Arjunkrishna90: Tantra is younger, but yoga, c.q. trance practices,may be much older indeed. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:42, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
    @Joshua Jonathan: Tantra is called the fifth Veda in many scriptures. Tantra is old as the Vedas. Tantra's can be classified as Siva Tantra's and Saktheya Tantra's. But in general, lets say ignorant people know Tantra as only Sakthi worshipers tradition. Siva Tantra's predates Saktheya Tantra's by many centuries. Most of the Siva Tantras are lost or kept secret. Tantra is regarded as a Sruti or Agama, ‘revelation’, as opposed to a Smrti or Nigama, ‘tradition’. It is thus classed with the Vedas. This claim is supported by many books. Please go through the links, also from these 2 book we can find many useful references to other major scriptures. This claim is also supported in Parasurama Kalpa Sutra. This book is the basis of all Tantric rituals in almost all temples in South India and many temples in North India. Though many foreign scholars doubt about the period of origin of this book, but one have to keep in mind that Parasurama Kalpa Sutra is the back bone of all Tantric rituals in Hindu Temples. Parasurama Kalpa Sutra is old as Hinduism.

    Arjunkrishna90 (talk) 06:27, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

    How about some evidence[edit]

    How about some references to some actual real science backing/refuting tantric practices? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.182.91.94 (talk) 12:34, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

    Science can only refute claims. What specific claims would be refuted?TheRingess (talk) 15:39, 17 June 2016 (UTC)