Origin of Tantra
Examples from the Web for tantra
The musician Sting, a longtime yogi and advocate of Tantra, once claimed he and his wife had “seven hours of sex every night”.
In Tantra, like in the movie, spiritual union isn't just between man and woman.
In Tantra, the goddess Shakti is the primordial deity, her name coming from the Sanskrit word shak, meaning "power."
One of the key ingredients of Tantra is the discovery of atman, or true self.
In Tantra, the seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the sahasrara chakra, located at the top of the head.
As this was to travel into Japan and be hailed as purest Buddhism, let us note how this tenth century Tantra system grew up.The Religions of Japan|William Elliot Griffis
The original meaning of Tantra as applied to literary compositions is a simplified manual.
See for some notices of these works A. Avalon's various publications about Tantra.
But were this the case how does it happen that the Tantra volumes are found only in the possession of Brahmins?Phallic Miscellanies|Hargrave Jennings
Alberuni seems not to have known of this literature and a Tantra for him is merely a minor treatise on astronomy.
British Dictionary definitions for tantra
Word Origin for Tantra
Word Origin and History for tantra
type of Hindu religious book, 1799, from Sanskrit tantram, literally "loom, warp," hence "groundwork, system, doctrine," from tan "to stretch, extend," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch, extend" (see tenet).