As long as we are not yet Self-realized, we are stuck in time. We have a relationship to astrology, to the relative positions of the planets and stars, only because we are still subject to karma. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Doing some special practice while seated on a meditation cushion (or as some of you imagine, while lying in a bed!) and then carrying on as usual in your everyday life is in no way Tantrik practice. There is no such thing as Tantra without integrated practice based on the daily precepts of Ayurveda. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Real shamanism is about working directly with the elemental forces of nature and other beings in order to help people. Shamanism on its own is not a path of Self-realization, but the the shaman–as healer, divinator and mediator between worlds–is an honored person in all direct realization traditions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
The absolutely fundamental mistake of many students in the West is to treat spiritual practice as mere know-how or “information.” A real Tantrik teacher gives us instruction with direct transmission. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
At the moment of your death, only embodied understanding of your real nature, the nature of Reality, is going to serve you. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Depression at some point during spiritual practice is a common experience. How can we work with depression when we are on a spiritual path? By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
A real Tantrik, or Daoist, or other healer is ultimately working with time. Here is a story that will help you to understand. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Full integration is an aim of any spiritual practice we undertake. There is no distinction between practice and life. We have realized what is called “seamless practice.” By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Other than sex, power is the most sought-after Tantrik commodity. Real Tantra teaches us the powers of listening, self-reflecting, and discriminating. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
People are lured to Tantra by promises of shaktipat, secrets, and sex. But the foundation of all Tantrik practice is daily conduct. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Nurturing proper alliances with others brings us more opportunities to Self-realize. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
There is no being born or dying. From another perspective, we are on a path and learning. Ritual celebration makes sense. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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