Daniel Odier

A Quote by Daniel Odier on tantra, meditation, consciousness, and altered states

You don’t meditate to experiment with altered states of consciousness or whatever else. You meditate only to perceive by yourself that everything is within us, every atom of the universe, and that we already possess everything we would wish to find outside of ourselves.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on desire, ego, mahamudra, and realization

Desire, liberated from its ties to the ego, realizes that it has no other aspiration than the fullness of Mahamudra and, as it sees in the same impulse that this plenitude is innate and limitless, it no longer aspires to any realization whatsoever.  There is no longer anything but intimate vibration, continuous sacred tremoring, and the absence of localization in time and space.

Daniel Odier

Source: Yoga Spandakarika: The Sacred Texts at the Origins of Tantra, Pages: 39

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on beauty and darkness

All beauty contains darkness.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 72

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on tantra, action, thought, and transmission

There is only one way to receive transmission. When I tell you something, do it immediately, without the least wavering thought. That’s it. Learn. Open your heart and act. Thought stops action. It perverts it into calculated gesture stripped of grace and efficiency.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 65

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on tantra and divine

No act loses us; no violence we’re subjected to destroys us; no debasement chases out the divine, and no one can take the divine from us. We can have access to it at any time by breathing the intimate perfume of the woman, the perfume of the world.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 155

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on meditation and tantra

You don’t meditate to experiment with altered states of consciousness or whatever else. You meditate only to perceive by yourself that everything is within us, every atom of the universe, and that we already possess everything we would wish to find outside of ourselves.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 113

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on shiva and skahti

Shiva and Shakti are indistinguishable. They are one. They are the universe. Shiva isn’t masculine. Shakti isn’t feminine. At the core of their mutual penetration the supreme consciousness opens.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 63

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on wonder and awakening

The capacity for total wonder is the very substance of awakening.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 52

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on tantra and spiritual path

The Tantric way is open to all the richness of human nature, which it accepts without a single restriction. It is probably the only spiritual path that excludes nothing and no one, and, in this way, it corresponds to the deep aspirations of men and women today.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 22

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A Quote by Daniel Odier on tantra and touch

In Tantrism, the first thing is having the experience of touch, of profound contact with things, with the universe, without mental commotion. Everything begins there: touching the universe deeply. When you touch deeply, you no longer need to let go. That occurs naturally.

Daniel Odier

Source: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Pages: 59

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