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Incorrect link[edit]

the link of maya is wrong, I think. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It was. I fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out. --DanielCD 01:16, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Contradiction in article[edit]

The last paragraph appears to contradict itself. I assume it's trying to explain that the depiction isn't just a sex guide, but it does have a significance in true Tantric philosophy and certain practices of the left-hand path.--Snowgrouse 13:06, 3 September 2006 (UTC)


I'm trying to find sources from buddhist (rather than sex) related sites. this is one, but I think the main problem is that tantra is restricted and naturally isn't all over the internet.. Secretlondon 00:55, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

The word yab[edit]

There is a demon called Yabdü and the devil's father on mountain Kangchenjunga. Does yab mean always father or in connection with yum only?

Austerlitz -- (talk) 21:30, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes, the former. See this dictionary. Another (figurative) example is the term yabshi’, which is the rank of nobles who are related to one of the Dalai Lamas.—Nat Krause(Talk!·What have I done?) 01:11, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. :Austerlitz -- (talk) 18:40, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Austerlitz -- (talk) 12:37, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

The concepts of active and passive[edit]

The article says: "The masculine form is passive, representing the compassion and skillful means (upaya) that have to be developed in order to reach enlightenment. The feminine form is active and represents wisdom (prajna), which is also necessary to enlightenment." Is there any source for that?

Austerlitz -- (talk) 18:40, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Does she fit here?[edit]

Austerlitz -- (talk) 23:35, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Wisdom & Compassion[edit]

Something to be inserted from here?

Austerlitz -- (talk) 11:37, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

How are they related to Yab-Yum?

Austerlitz -- (talk) 18:24, 31 January 2009 (UTC)