What does Tantra, the philosophy of love, intimacy, and Divine Connection, have to do with Mathematics? Everything. This is why when we discover tantra, our lives start to fit together like a beautiful puzzle, because the building blocks for an amazing edifice are within us. We just have to know how to put them together.
Mathematician Turned Tantrika?
Long before I studied tantra, I was once a mathematician. I spent 5 years at the University of Waterloo studying every kind of mathematics, from pure math, statistics, calculus, and algebra, to computer science (with a side of philosophy, languages, and spiritual studies). But that’s another story.
But what does a mathematician really do?
When people first found out that I had a degree in math, their response was always, “Okay, add these five numbers REALLY FAST!!” (Which of course I couldn’t.)
Mathematics is so much more than arithmetic. Mathematics is a philosophical study of the universe. We are constantly looking for patterns in the universe. Why? Because the patterns are out there! And if we can find the patterns, then we will understand the world. And then maybe we’ll understand why we are here, what life is all about, and every other hard question that haunts us in the dark times…
What does Tantra Have To Do With Mathematics?
1) Beneath the chaos, there is perfection in the Universe.
Mathematicians seek patterns because they know that underneath the chaos, there is a system. That even though everything looks crazy, there is something orderly underneath it all. We just have to get all of our preconceived ideas out of the way and we will see the perfection.
Tantra teaches us to throw out the constructs of the world and live from our pure self. Life seems very confusing and painful, but this is only because of the belief systems and attachments that we carry. If we release ourselves from all of these restrictions, then our souls will find our true paths. And we will find bliss and happiness.
2) Life is actually very simple.
Imagine if love, sexuality, and relationships were not complicated. We have a belief that they are. We have experiences that show us that they are. Living together is difficult. Raising children is difficult. Keeping the love alive is difficult. Our sex lives are fraught with everything from boredom, stress, emotional rollercoasters, and all kinds of performance issues. But why? Where have we gone wrong?
Tantra says to simplify everything. Forget about everything you’ve ever learned. Forget about past hurts, traumas, and expectations. Forget about what you think relationships are about. Simplify everything, come back to your core. Come back to spirit. Come back to love.
Be present with each other. Remember what love feels like. Be kind. Remember to breathe.
If this sounds too simple, then you must remember the second part of Einstein’s quote, “but not too simple.” These things are simple to say, but they require phenomenal diligence and awareness to carry out in real life. We must do phenomenal personal work to heal ourselves and have incredible faith to believe that it’s possible to actually be loving and present ALL of the time. But is this possible? It sure is.
3) There is Nothing New Needed:
Mathematicians don’t “create” anything new. They know that the system is complete. They know that all the pieces are there. And finding those pieces keeps them up at night because the truth is just beyond their grasp. And it’s so juicy and interesting (yes… juicy!), that they MUST find out how it works!
And Tantra? Our bodies are made to connect. Our energy systems are made to intertwine. Our beings are made for relaxation and ease. Love and sexual energy puts a spring in our step. Intimate connection with others heals deep emotional wounds and makes us desire to reach out even more. Deep tantric intimacy connects us with the divine, making us feel whole and completely alive!
And it’s all completely natural. All the pieces are there! We don’t have to create anything. We don’t need fancy tricks and special techniques to find ecstasy. It’s all right here, we just have to get out of our way and let our bodies, minds, and spirits make love.
4) The World is So Much More than we Can Ever Imagine!
This world is such a phenomenal place! We can intellectualize about all kinds of things. But reality will always bring us to our knees. It could be the feelings that course through you at the birth of a baby, sitting at the base of a majestic mountain, watching a sunrise, or seeing the multitudes of life that live in the ocean.
Mathematicians continue to discover amazing things beyond our comprehension. Pythagoras believed that the world was so perfect that everything could be understood with simple numbers. Today, we understand calculus, trigonometry, and how fractals help to map our chaos.
What we can experience through tantra is the same, it is beyond our current understanding and experience. It isn’t something that we can describe and everyone can understand. We can only take the leap and find out for ourselves.
Tantra talks about experiencing true bliss, can we even imagine this? Tantric sexuality speaks of hours of orgasmic pleasure which must be experienced to be understood. Tantric philosophy says that if we release all of our belief systems and constructs, that the world will open up and we will feel connection to the divine and experience pure ecstasy.
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