Origins of Tamils?[Where are Tamil people from?] PART :58

[Compiled by: Kandiah Thillaivinayagalingam]
Ancient Indus Valley civilization,which stretched from Afghanistan to the River Ganges,was largely a Tantra-oriented culture.In fact, the word “hara” refers to Shiva, and “appa” means father in the local language.The city of Harappa in the Indus Valley can thus be considered a place dedicated to Shiva,who by many today is considered the father of Indian civilization.Historians usually adapt two ways to examine the history,archaeological sites and remains as well as literatures.The Pashupati seal found among the indus valley rubble in which the three faced male god is shown seated in a yogic posture,surrounded by animals shows that worship of god siva was very ancient.

The spiritual approach of the non-Aryans[the indigenous peoples - the
Austrics,Mongolians,and Dravidians] was Tantra and it differed from the Vedic practices of the Aryans because it was fundamentally an introversive process rather than an external ritual.In order to find the roots of the Tantra,we have to start from the Indus Valley.The two main statues found in the Indus Valley are prototype of Shiva seated on a throne in a version of the cross-legged lotus posture of Yoga with Yogi's penis is prominently visible.This seal is often cited as evidence that people of the Indus Valley culture knew Yoga and practiced Tantra.The second sculpture of a girl squats in birthing position lifting her dress to reveal her vagina,stained from offerings.The yoni is the creative power of nature and represents the goddess Shakti.The linga stone represents Shiva and hence it shows that vagina & lingam worshipping cults were existed there as per the opinion of historians.It also may be possible that the tradition of Nadu Kal[memorial stone /Hero Stones] by the ancient tamils/dravidians for men who died in battle may gave rise to the linga worship later.

Tantra is more than just a collection of meditation or yoga techniques.There is a particular world-view associated with it. According to Tantra,struggle is the essence of life.The effort to struggle against all obstacles and move from the imperfect to the perfect is the true spirit of Tantra.
Tantra is the original spiritual science found in Indus valley civilization more than 4,500-5,000 years ago.Tantra is the practice which elevates human beings in a process in which their minds are expanded.There is no meaning to undergo penance remembering a god which you have never seen,Instead if you see the body parts which you like very much,your focus will not be disturbed and mind & body will work together.This is the starting point of is a fantastic tool for those on a primarily spiritual path.It adds the power of aliveness to the qualities of spirit and helps ground your spirituality into everyday life.

In today world people may misconcept that Tantra which is Born in Indus
valley civilization over 5,000 years ago,is all about sex ,but the practice of Tantra has to do with much more than sex.It should not be confused with Kama Sutra,a literal guide to sexual positions.Tantra, instead,is the practice of what feels good to the people involved.The purpose of Tantra (in its overtly sexual and non-sexual forms) is for spiritual awakening,enlightenment or freedom.Tantra uses sexual energy-the primal force of our very existence( after all, without sex and fertility,none of us would be here!)-to develop a spiritual consciousness.Tantra is not a religion at all,but an ancient set of spiritual beliefs.Tantra has never become an actual religion,and it was never intended to be one — partly because by its very nature it is not conducive to the set of structured guidelines and formats associated with most religions.With Tantra,there are no commandments or strict rules to follow.You are not required to maintain a rigid prayer schedule or attend services at designated times.Each Tantric practitioner dictates his or her own path based on what's right for that individual.Tantra was originally passed from guru to student,and each guru had his own unique approach to the Tantra beliefs.The most obvious way that Tantra differs from most religions involves sex.Most modern religions view sex as something to be shared between husband and wife,and even then usually for the purpose of procreation.In fact,many people get the impression from religious advisors that sex is something bad or dirty.By contrast,Tantrics believe sex is a sacred gift.Today Tantrics revere Shiva as the pure embodiment of the masculine force culminating in cosmic consciousness,and Shakti as the feminine principle embodying pure creative energy.This isn't worship of supreme beings as in most organized religions.Rather,it is Tantra's way of honoring the forces of nature that exist within each of us.We simply use Shiva and Shakti as convenient symbols to focus the growth of our own divine qualities.To the crude they are pornographic. And to the bias they are the vulgar habits of a primitive peoples.Yet they are in fact, opaque symbolic portrayals of the state of 'union' with God.We often wonder why do Hindu Temples have objectionable sculptures on walls.From Tantrik perspectives, such sexual images serve as a stimulant messenger to convey the idea of creation,transformation,unity and harmony to the viewers.Within the vast confines of Hinduism one encounters many approaches to demonstrating spiritual ideas.Mithuna['the state of being a couple'] carvings are just one!.

In India the Aryans encountered and began to fight with the indigenous peoples-the Austrics,Mongolians,and Dravidians.They considered these races to be inferior to them,and in the epic tales of India such as The Ramayana,these races are depicted as monkeys and demons.


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