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A brief introduction in the Methodology of Tantra

By Anand Rudra, TrueTantra Mentor.
Tantra is a practice that has over 5 thousand years, therefore imagine how many schools, theories, practices, rituals, and models there are over the world. Tantra has a presence in our times in more than 10 Asian countries; there are a lot of tendencies and interpretation what is and what is not " Tantra". It is believed that Tantra came from India but actually comes from a community that is called Dravidians, that still live in India.

Tantra is a science and as any other science, it keeps space to include anything and everything of life and understanding of it. The term Tantra among its many meanings can be understood as a mechanism, and it comes from the Sanskrit root of TANOTI that means to knit and to build and TRAYOTI that it is used in the sense to build and expand our own conciseness. Tantra is universal in nature and not into any communal style as such.

It is often taught that there are two schools of Tantra, the left-handed path and the right-handed path, depending on the nature of the practices. However, within these two; the basic ancient divisions within Tantra, are Kaula Tantra, Mishra and Samaya schools of Tantra. All systems or methods of Tantra fall into one of these three schools, though there may be many subdivisions within these, the Center for Studies of Tantra had categorized more than 3 thousand apologies with a method regarding Tantra.

The Kaula Tantra school utilizes external practices and rituals, while the Samaya school is completely an internal process. The Mishra Tantra school mixes the external practices and rituals, along with internal practices. The three schools are progressively higher, with Kaula Tantra being the lower, Mishra Tantra going further inward, and Samaya Tantra for those who are prepared to do the advanced practices.

By being aware of all three schools of Tantra, one can more wisely see how Tantra might fit into his or her personal spiritual practices, not limiting one's scope to the choice between the two Kaula Tantra paths.

Each of the three schools of Tantra believes in purifying of the body, breath, mind, and the latent impressions called Samskaras, which are the driving force behind karma. The purifying process is called Bhutashuddhi, which means purifying of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space in the various ways in which they manifest. 
We can write books over the history, methodology, faith, or practices of Tantra, but the main thing is that we will concentrate in one of the main schools that developed a serious methodology to the practice.

Kahula School involves for the first time in Tantra different tools that they were practicing around it and they can not separated one from the other. The approach was holistic and shamanic in order to become one with yourself, with your couple, with the community and mainly with the universe.
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