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Philosophy of Yoga and Tantra  /  History of Yoga and Tantra



„The great goal of life is not knowledge but experience.“

( Thomas Henry Huxley )


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Traits of Yoga philosophy

Traits of Tantra philosophy

High moral commands and values

Rebellion against all kinds of morality

Discipline of conscious withdrawl

Discipline of conscious devotion

Conscious asceticism, renounciation of all worldly enjoyments

Conscious living, diving into and enjoying fully all aspects of worldly life

Renouncing control of sexual energy

Affirming control of sexual energy

Guideline: Control your life and you will find awareness.

Guideline: Bring awareness in your life and you will be free.

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History of Yoga and Tantra


The cradle of all religions - even of christianity - lies in India. In India there exist numerous different religions and cults that exist in harmony together. The basic assumption is: there is only one divine energy but many different pathes to experience and express this divinity. Jesus for example is seen as just one of many prophets.



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Philosophy of Yoga and Tantra


The goal of life is the ultimate liberation of suffering (Moksha) or the all pervasive experience of inner bliss (Satchitananda). In this definition most indian religions and also the yogic and tantric people agree. The basic view on the world is also shared in Yoga and Tantra alike. Both philosophies say: "The world and its phenomenas are illusionary and transient in nature. If you look for happiness in something transient you will be disappointed and suffer for sure some day because it cannot give you lasting happiness. Only by diving into the eternal being (into the "divine") you can find eternal freedom and peace."

The conclusions about this foundation though differ completely in Yoga and Tantra. While Yoga advises you to consciously withdraw from the world, Tantra advises you to consciously indulge into the world.


By advising you to acknowledge and walk through all the experiences in life Tantra developped as a counter culture and rebellion against the ascetic forms of Yoga.


The traditional Yoga includes expansive guidelines of commands and prohibitions which neglect and control especially enjoyment and sexuality and also give strict moral demands on how to behave in life. A Yogi is thus called "the one renouncing the world".

Tantric people on the contrary are often also called Bhogi, or "the one eating or enjoying the world". Tantra rebelled against the existing rules and offered a completely new attitude towards life: the devotion to the body, the senses, the sexuality, the enjoyment and the rejection of all moral value. Tantric philosophy could therefore be called amoral. A tantric is not immoral though. He is not against morality, he just does not care about morality but instead tries to be as aware and awake and conscious as possible in everything he or she is doing.

Both pathes bear challenges. For the Yogi there is the danger that he is not consciously letting go but instead is just suppressing his desires, wishes and passions. For the tantric there is the danger that he is not consciously living and walking through the enjoyments but instead losing himself in excesses. Therefore we could say that a certain kind of discipline is needed for both Yoga and Tantra alike: in Yoga it is the discipline of conscious withdrawl, in Tantra it is the discipline of conscious devotion.


In the list below you will find the main teachings of the two different philosophies summed up: