25 June 2020

From Sutra to Tantra - Illusory Advice

Apprentice: One of the things I’ve not quite taken on board fully yet is that Tantra ‘allows’ and works with personality. I am still influenced by a sutric view of things, even when I’m trying not to be. 

Teachers: Tantra can seem rather decadent or dangerous from the perspective of Sutra. Sutra moves towards emptiness and so personality is irrelevant. Everything is calmed down. Tantra however begins with the experience of emptiness and conjures with form. Personality and the richness of life is embraced as the material with which the nonduality of emptiness and form can be discovered.

Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nor’dzin & Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin, Aro Books Worldwide, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-898185-37-6, page 6

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