[Advaita-l] more on food habits - Correction

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 06:18:41 CST 2011

Is a Tantrika allowed union with his own wife in Maithuna part of
Tantric rituals? Some people say this Maithuna is symbolic only but
not real. Where this Maithuna is used?

In Dharma Shastra a man can go to his wife in the Ruta Kala but not
other times.  Then he keeps his Brahmacharya.



On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Satish Arigela <satisharigela at yahoo.com> wrote:
> namaste,
>>On Jan 3, 2011, at 12:48 AM, Sunil Bhattacharjya <sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com>
>  >There are however some tantric rituals, wher animal is sacrificed and only the
> non-vegetarians follow this >practice and not the vegetarians have to eat meat.
> Tantra does not believe in forcing people to give up >their addictions forcibly.
> One who is advanced eventually gives up the addictions.
> A contemporary vegetarian brAhmaNa does not use meat in a tAntric ritual *only*
> because he will be violating his AchAra according to  modern smriti-s like for
> the example the parAsara smriti which is supposed to adhere to.
> The reason meat is used in some tantric rituals is because, for the tAntrika and
> his particular path it has a philosophical/ritualistic significance...and *not*
> because the tAntrika is habituated to eating meat.
> In other words in the tAntric context, a vIra(a tAntrika word for one who has
> the senses under perfect control and is additonally equipped with mantra siddhi)
> may use meat and even drink in his ritual even though he never craves for it.
> To further clarify, if the tAntrIka ritualist craves for meat or wine he is
> considered unfit and hence he will never be initiated into those rituals. This
> point is clarified repeatedly in scores of tAntrika(especially in the dakShiNa
> srotas or the bhairavAgama) works.
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