Ancient Indian Heritage indicates that the sensual is a part of the sacred. How does one achieve this?

Ancient Indian Heritage indicates that the sensual is a part of the sacred. How does one achieve this?

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Shailendra Gulhati
June 7, 2017

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  1. a beautiful reply, Saheli. Yes , indeed the ancients respected women as harbingers of fertility.And yes the Shivlinga is our ultimate symbol, which means different things at different levels. While it is obviously suggestive of procreation, it also points to transcendence.Shiva as pure light , cannot be 'held' except by the cosmic yoni, which is creation itself!*p*

  2. Maya has often been described as magic, illusion, etc, but its best understood as the  play of the Goddess. Everything is shiv mayi ( of shiva) says the shaivite sage, what then is not sacred..?*p*

  3. we worship the shivling,but we are not able to question why we call shiva the destroyer. we ostracise the word 'Tantra" but are not able to delve deep into why our two biggest days, Independence day and Republic day have this word in them svatantrata divas and Gantantra Divas. Maybe we need to wake up from the imperial dream!*p*

  4. well articulated devraj. but what happens to our timeless understanding that 'nothing is outside of God' ? wonder if we have regressed..*p*

  5. wonderful Urmi.so one has to already have some discipline ,"adhikari bheda" as the tantras say, to be able to partake in panch makaras, and not let that stray into wanton indulgence.?*p*

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