So Tantra says yes unconditionally. There has never been any other vision of life which says yes without any conditions: simply yes. No disappears; from your very being no disappears. When there is no no, how can you fight? How can you be at war? You simply float. You simply merge and melt. You become one. The boundaries are no longer there. No creates the boundary. No is the boundary around you. Whenever you say no, watch – immediately something closes in, but your being opens whenever you say yes.
The real atheist is one who goes on saying no to life; his saying no to God is just symbolic. You may believe in God, but if you say no to anything, your belief is not of any worth, your God is hocus-pocus – because only a total yes creates a real God, reveals the real God. When you say a total yes to existence, all of existence is suddenly transformed; then there are no more rocks, no more trees, no more persons, rivers, mountains, suddenly everything has become one, and that oneness is God.
A real theist is one who says yes to everything, not only to God – because mind is very cunning. You can say yes to God and no to the world. This has happened. Millions have lost their whole life because of this. They say yes to God and they say no to life. In fact, they think that unless you say no to life, how can you say yes to God? They create a division: they deny the world in order to accept God. But an acceptance that stands on a denial is no acceptance at all. It is false. It is a pretension.
How can you accept the creator without accepting the creation? If you say no to the creation, how can you say yes to the creator? They are one. The creator and the creation are not two things: the creator is the creation. In fact there is no division between the creator and the creation, it is a continuous process of creativity. At one pole creativity looks like the creator; at the other pole creativity looks like the creation, but they are both poles of the same phenomenon.
Tantra says that if you say yes, you simply say yes; you don’t pose it against some no. But all the religions have done that: they say no to the world and yes to God; and they say no to the world forcibly, so that their yes can become stronger. Many so-called saints have said, “God, we accept you, but we don’t accept your world.” But what type of acceptance is this? Is this acceptance? You are choosing. You are dissecting existence into two. You are putting yourself above God. You say, “This we accept and that we deny.” All renunciation comes out of this.
One who renounces is not a religious person. In the view of Tantra, one who renounces is an egoist. First he was accumulating things of the world, but his attention was on the world. Now he renounces, but his attention is again on the world and he remains the egoist. The ego has subtle ways of fulfilling itself, and coming again and again in spirals. Again and again it comes back, with a new face, with new colors.