Tantra sees the world as a physical manifestation of God. Everything, including yourself, your body, your coffee and your neighbor are manifestations of the divine (God, Ultimate Reality). From tantric point of view there is no good and bad, the world is just a dance of polar energies, all necessary for creation.
The way most people perceive the world on the regular basis is mostly - projecting their thoughts to the past or the future, and never having the courage to wake up in the present. Most people see the world where everything is separated and different, afraid of not deserving love and afraid of letting go. They live trying to feed an endless hole of never ending desires and stop only for a second when the desire is satisfied. After that they come up with something new to feed the hole, otherwise they feel bored and depressed. They are so fooled by this vicious circle, so attached to the process of achievement, so attached to the result, that they never experience just being. They miss the moment. They miss life. And life goes by. In order to stop this circle and just be, we have to throw ourselves into that hole. We have to get rid of our ego, our little self, our fears, our greed, our ignorance. We need to fully engage in contact with reality through all of our senses and perception facilities. To seize the power of the present moment, penetrate it and grasp reality beyond the Matrix, where everything is connected, there is no time and space, no limitation and no duality.
Once we learn to establish direct contact with the present, reclaim the wonder that we had as children, that ability to get absorbed in what we are doing, to become it ? to become a kiss, to become a touch, to become love itself, to become Shakti and Shiva ? to dance this cosmic dance as if even we are not watching ? then we wake up. We realize that God is within the self.
When I salute you, I salute God in you. When I touch you with my soul, I touch God in you. This is the concept of Tantra.
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