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Desire: the Tantric Path To Awakening

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• Explains how the primal energy generated by physical desire can be used to achieve enlightenment

• Reveals the techniques used by Tantric adepts to attain mastery over breath, thought, and all physical processes

Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. For millennia, Tantric adepts have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. The energies fueled by passion are used to nourish the inner flame that burns away the egotistical perception of the mind.

Desire explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Tantrics believe that the body is the temple and divinity lies at its heart. In order to arrive at profound awareness, the body needs to be perfectly tuned and working toward a state of perfect fluidity. Desire reveals many of the secret practices intended for this purpose that have been passed down in the major Tantric treatises such as the Vijnanabhariva Tantra and Ch'an master Chinul's treatise on the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, including the important techniques of the ritual sexual observances known as Maithuna.

Synopsis:

• Explains how the primal energy generated by physical desire can be used to achieve enlightenment

• Reveals the techniques used by Tantric adepts to attain mastery over breath, thought, and all physical processes

Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. For millennia, Tantric adepts have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. The energies fueled by passion are used to nourish the inner flame that burns away the egotistical perception of the mind.

Desire explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Tantrics believe that the body is the temple and divinity lies at its heart. In order to arrive at profound awareness, the body needs to be perfectly tuned and working toward a state of perfect fluidity. Desire reveals many of the secret practices intended for this purpose that have been passed down in the major Tantric treatises such as the Vijnanabhariva Tantra and Ch'an master Chinul's treatise on the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, including the important techniques of the ritual sexual observances known as Maithuna.

Synopsis:

Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. Tantric followers have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. "Desire" explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Illustrations.

About the Author

Daniel Odier is one of France's most honored authors. He founded the Tantra/Chan Center in Paris and has taught courses on the spiritual traditions of the Far East at several American universities, including the University of California. He is the author of several works of nonfiction including Nirvana Tao and Tantric Quest, and many novels. His mystery novels, written under the pen name Delacorta, include Diva, which was made into an award-winning film in 1981. He lives in Paris.

Table of Contents

Desire

The Tantric Path to Awakening

1. The Quest: Hedonistic or Spiritual?

2. A Third Path

3. Nostalgia for Unity

4. The Power of Woman

5. We Are What We Seek

6. Breath: Door of Our Sensorality

7. Experiencing Totality: First Experience?

8. Touching the World

9. The Heart of Reality

10. The Source of Consciousness

11. Savoring the World

12. Desire and Its Object

13. The Supreme Reality

14. Naked Awareness

15. Sounds of Life

16. The Essence of Satisfaction

17. Sensorality and Consciousness

18. The Interaction of the Eight Consciousnesses

19. The Power of the Senses

20. A Question: Freeing Oneself from the Past

21. Scents of the World

22. Tuning the Body-Instrument to Absolute Love

23. Questions: Love, Sexuality, Fidelity

24. Chants of the Dakinis, the Great Secret

25. Looking at the World

26. Passion

27. Questions: Passion, Ego, Freedom

28. Entrance into the Kingdom of Reality, Cosmic Sensuality

29. The Sexual Ritual, Maithuna, and the Path of the Left Hand

30. The Tantric Orgasm for Women

31. The Tantric Orgasm for Men

32. The Group Sexual Ritual

33. A Tantric Path for the West

34. Questions: Sexuality, Desire, Passions, Yoga, Ecstasy, Love, Joy, Pleasure, Space, Beauty, the Heart's Peace

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9780892818587
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Odier, Daniel
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Inner Traditions International
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Rochester, VT
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General
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Spiritual life
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Eastern
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Tantrism
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Eastern - General
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Spiritual life -- Tantrism.
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Religion-Eastern - General
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CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
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CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
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CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
Subject:
CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
Subject:
CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
Subject:
CULTURE;CULTURES;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/NEW AGE;EASTERN SPIRITUALITY;ENERGY;ENERGY MEDICINE;ESOTERIC;HEALTH AND HEALING;ALTERNATIVE;HEALTH, HEALING;HEALTH/SELF-HELP;HINDUISM;HOLISTIC;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;I
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20010431
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English
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Y
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192
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8.24x5.44x.52 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , • Explains how the primal energy generated by physical desire can be used to achieve enlightenment

• Reveals the techniques used by Tantric adepts to attain mastery over breath, thought, and all physical processes

Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. For millennia, Tantric adepts have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. The energies fueled by passion are used to nourish the inner flame that burns away the egotistical perception of the mind.

Desire explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Tantrics believe that the body is the temple and divinity lies at its heart. In order to arrive at profound awareness, the body needs to be perfectly tuned and working toward a state of perfect fluidity. Desire reveals many of the secret practices intended for this purpose that have been passed down in the major Tantric treatises such as the Vijnanabhariva Tantra and Ch'an master Chinul's treatise on the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, including the important techniques of the ritual sexual observances known as Maithuna.

"Synopsis" by , Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. Tantric followers have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. "Desire" explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Illustrations.
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