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In the context of this series of articles we will try to analyze the main philosophical and practical aspects that refer to the spiritual tradition of the Ten Great Cosmic Forces (Dhasha Mahavidya).
This tradition is essentially a Tantric practice whose purpose is to gain a "magic" control over the subtle energies and forces that animate both our inner microcosm and the Macrocosm in its various aspects of manifestation.
The fundament for this spiritual Tantric practice lies in the idea that one should not avoid the tests life puts us through isolating and retreating in a desert place in order to reach spiritual fulfillment.
Instead, the Tantric tradition asserts that Mahavidya Upasana should be performed in the context of the every-day life, which offers us the possibility of mastering our problems and transcending them.
In this respect, the Tantric tradition (Tantra Shastra) offers several methods suited to any type of situation and to any human type. It is therefore not necessary to seek a different method to evolve spiritually.
It is enough to activate as many sublime aspects of our superior nature, attempting to fulfill any positive, beneficial desire we have sublimating the energies that animate it.
The purpose is on one hand to experience a refined pleasure and on the other to experience the state of divine freedom.
Consequently, the Tantric spiritual practice is not meant only for those initiates, but it also offers amazing opportunities for those who ardently aspire to reach the state of ultimate freedom.
TANTRA IS NOT SORCERY
Although the Tantric texts are filled with cryptic expressions, with metaphors and allegories that represent obstacles that are unsurpassed for those who are not initiated, Tantra is not sorcery.
The misunderstandings of these metaphors have caused even reputed researchers to make huge mistakes in the interpretation of these sacred texts.
The most frequent error is that they are ignorant of an important aspect of the Tantric system - they consider the metaphorical language ad literam, attributing thus to the Tantric texts meanings they never had.
Consequently, they associate Tantra with "abominable practices" such as sacrificial rituals, orgiastic sexual practices, etc. Actually, one may describe the teaching of the Tantric tradition as transcendence of any phenomenal tribulations; it is thus a religious and philosophical system deeply non-dualistic (advaita).
The authentic Tantric spirituality has nothing in common with witchcraft or magic of some sects, which have deviated practices, often gruesome many times mistaken for the deeply spiritual Tantric doctrine.
ALL THINGS LEAD TO HIM
The purpose of spiritual fulfillment through sadhana is the state of full union with the Supreme Reality of God, whose nature is Sat-Chit-Ananda (Pure Existence, Pure Consciousness, Pure Bliss).
In the Tantric tradition, this nature of the divine reality bears the name Cit and refers to the infinite force of God's consciousness.
On a transcendent level, Cit (or the Absolute Consciousness of God) is associated with a tough, compact monolith, infinite in its splendor.
Nonetheless, this essential character differentiates in the creation under different aspects, as particular attributes and expressions, such as the expression of Maya, the force of illusion covering the intrinsic reality of all manifested things.
In fact, the Supreme Reality, which is beyond any attribute or conceptual understanding, projects itself in the creation in a finite and determined form through the aspect of dynamics of the Divine Consciousness as Force (Cit).
From this point of view, the Great Cosmic Forces (Mahavidya) represent reflections of Cit as idea or divine expressions in creation, consequently having a universal character.