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The True Meaning of Kamasutra

By Mabel Iam

For many people – especially in the Western world – Kamasutra is merely a colletion of different love-making positions, a combination of acrobatics and pornography. But for the Eastern mind, the true meaning of Kamasutra reaches beyond this purely physical interpretation. For them, sex – in all of its forms – is sacred. It reproduces the ultimate creative act, the union of the masculine and the feminine cosmic principles. Sex is the cause of the creation and manifestation of the universe. According to Tantra, sexual intercourse, however trivial it may seem, is sacred, cosmic (even when the lovers do not acknowledge this fact, which is usually the case).

When doing the asanas (the yoga positions adopted for the ritual), tantra seeks to “divinize”? the couple and their sexuality. Without this spiritual element, Kamasutra and Koka Shastrano wouldn’t evoke divine rituals.

Read the original article at: Llewellyn Journal

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