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Tantra Quotes from Osho

Tantra quotes from Osho

“The staircase has two ends: on one end it is the lowest, on another end it is the highest. So tantra and yoga are not opposites – complementary. Yoga is the primary, the basic, from where you have to start. But then one should not cling. A moment comes when one has to transcend yoga and move into tantra; and finally you have to leave the whole staircase – yoga and tantra both. Alone in yourself, deep in rest, one forgets everything.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s: The Supreme Understanding, Chapter 8: Cut the Root

“I would like to say it in this way, in such a way: where Yoga ends, Tantra starts. The highest peak of Yoga is the beginning of Tantra – and Tantra leads you to the ultimate goal. Yoga can prepare you for Tantra, that’s all, because the final thing is to be effortless.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s: The Supreme Understanding, Chapter 1: The Ultimate Experience

“Tantra is a complete science of self-realization, based on the cumulative wisdom of centuries of exploration into the meaning of life and consciousness.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“The word ‘tantra’ means techniques, the method, the path. Tantra is a set of powerful, transformative tools that can be used to bring new meaning and joy to every aspect of our daily lives. It is not concerned with the “why” of things, It is concerned with “how”, not with what is truth, but how the truth can be attained. Tantra is an experience. Only a daringness to experiment is enough; courage to experiment is enough.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“Tantra needs you in your totality. It is a deeper challenge. You have to be in it wholly. A different approach, a different attitude, a different mind to receive it.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“Tantra is primarily about uniting love, spirituality and sexuality with awareness.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“Tantra is concerned with love. It is a heart to heart talk, not a mind-to-mind discussion. It is not a debate, it is a communion. I am not concerned with my ego, I am concerned with you. I am not concerned to prove something, to strengthen my ego. I am concerned to help you. It is a compassion to help you to grow, to help you to transform, to help you to be reborn. Remember, when you are deeply in love, your mind ceases to be. There is no past, only the present moment becomes everything.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“Tantra is about loving ourselves. Tantra says accept yourself as you are. It is a deep acceptance.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“Tantra is a path of contact. Through intimate contact we can see ourselves more clearly. It is in relationship that many of our difficulties with intimacy arose, and it is in relationship that they can be healed – if we know how, and are willing to look clearly at the reflection of ourselves that relationships offer us. We think that we will find wholeness if we find the right partner. In fact, it is the other way around: we find the right partner who, by failing to make us whole, shows us where we still need to find wholeness in ourselves. Relationships offers us plenty of opportunities to see parts of ourselves that we tend to keep hidden, even from ourselves – both those aspects that we fear, dislike or judge, and also our beauty, light and brilliance. By reintegrating these qualities, we become more complete.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“Tantra is about truly loving and embracing all of life, and through this love remembering our essence, the divine. Tantra is a life path. How we make love is how we create the life we lead and vice versa.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“For tantra you have to use the energy of sex. It is your energy. It is not evil, it is not bad. Every energy is just natural. It can be used. Rightly used, you can transform it. Transcend it. For this transcendence, use yourself.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Book of Secrets

“The book says that there is a way to go beyond sex, you can transcend sex – that’s the meaning of “from sex to Superconsciousness.” You are at the stage of sex while you should be at the stage of Superconsciousness. And the route is simple: sex just has to be part of your religious life, it has to b e something sacred. Sex has to be something not obscene, not pornographic, not condemned, not repressed but immensely respected, because we are born out of it. It is our very life source. And to condemn the life source is to condemn everything. Sex has to be raised higher and higher to its ultimate peak. And that ultimate peak is Samadhi, superconsciousness.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s Sex Matters: From Sex to Superconsciousnes

“Tantra is the path of love – love is surrender.”
Excerpt from: Osho: The Supreme Understanding, Chapter 6: The Great Teaching

“Love is the flight of your consciousness to higher realms, beyond matter and beyond body. Love is a spiritual experience – nothing to do with sexes and nothing to do with bodies, but something to do with the innermost being.”
Excerpt from: Osho: Love, Freedom and Aloneness, Part II: From Relationship to Relating

“When you transcend sex, you reach to a higher sex. Ordinary sex is gross, higher sex is not gross at all. Ordinary sex is outward-moving, higher sex is inward-moving. In ordinary sex, two bodies meet, and the meeting happens on the outside. In higher sex, your own inner energies meet. It is not physical, it is spiritual – it is transcendence.”
Excerpt from: Osho’s: Love, Freedom and Aloneness, Part III: Freedom

“Remember, tantra says life is wild. One has to live it through all the dangers, hazards – and it is beautiful because then there is adventure. Don’t try to make a fixed pattern of your life. Allow it to have its own course. Accept everything; transcend duality through acceptance and allow the life to have its own course – and you will reach, you will certainly reach. This ”certainly” I say, not to make you secure – this is a fact, that’s why I say it. This is not your certainty of security. Those who are wild always reach.
Excerpt from: Osho: The Supreme Understanding, Chapter 7: The Pathless Path

“People who transcend sex are people who accept it very naturally. Sex is beautiful. Sex in itself is a natural, rhythmic phenomenon. If you understand life, if you love life, you will know sex is sacred, holy. Then you live it, then you delight in it, and as naturally as it has come it goes of its own accord.” ~ Excerpt from: Osho’s: Love, Freedom and Aloneness, Part III: Freedom

“Tantra says life is wild. One has to live it through all the dangers, hazards – and it is beautiful because then there is adventure. Don’t try to make a fixed pattern of your life. Allow it to have its own course. Accept everything; transcend duality through acceptance and allow the life to have its own course – and you will reach, you will certainly reach. This ”certainly” I say, not to make you secure – this is a fact, that’s why I say it. This is not your certainty of security. Those who are wild always reach.” ~ Osho

“Love is a spiritual experience – nothing to do with sexes and nothing to do with bodies, but something to do with the innermost being.” ~ Osho