Tantra Trusts In You – In Toto
"This Tantra vision is
one of the greatest visions ever dreamed by man: a religion without
the priest, a religion without the temple, a religion without the
organization; a religion which does not destroy the individual but
respects individuality tremendously, a religion which trusts in the
ordinary man and woman. And this trust goes very deep. Tantra
trusts in your body; no other religion trusts in your body. And
when religions don't trust in your body, they create a split
between you and your body. They make you enemies of your bodies,
they start destroying the wisdom of the body.
"Tantra trusts in your body. Tantra trusts in your senses. Tantra
trusts in your energy. Tantra trusts in you – in toto. Tantra
does not deny anything but transforms everything.
"How to attain to this Tantra vision? This is the map to turn you
on, and to turn you in, and to turn you beyond.
"The first thing is the body. The body is your base, it is your
ground, it is where you are grounded. To make you antagonistic
towards the body is to destroy you, is to make you schizophrenic,
is to make you miserable, is to create hell. You are the body. Of
course you are more than the body, but that 'more' will follow
later on. First, you are the body. The body is your basic truth, so
never be against the body. Whenever you are against the body, you
are going against God. Whenever you are disrespectful to your body
you are losing contact with reality, because your body is your
contact, your body is your bridge. Your body is your
"Tantra teaches reverence for the body, love, respect for the
body, gratitude for the body. The body is marvelous, it is the
greatest of mysteries."