Monday, 16 October 2017

The twilight language of Tantra

Wearing the Body of Visions  Language is simply a vehicle, and with Tantra in particular we speak of twilight language – language that bridges the known and unknown.  When we speak of Tantra, somewhere along the line, the intellect has to get left behind.  When words are used in this way, there's no choice but to feel the meaning.  There is magnificent spacious passion in Tantra, that gives birth to poetry of the most powerful kind – the poetry without poet.  Actually that's too constricting a statement.  What we're really talking about is the poetry beyond poet and no-poet – the instantaneous explosive nature of meaning.

p26, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, ISBN 1-898185-03-4