Red tantra is the aspect of the tantric path that deals with grounding the Spirit into the body by awakening the senses. While the corrupt ego perceives the senses as objects and exploits their power, the senses are Divine in origin and exist to let our higher levels of consciousness experience pleasure on the physical plane. When senses are awakened to their Divine origin through spiritual Love, we can be present to take pleasure in the experiences.
Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), ca. 11th century. Indian (Tamil Nadu). Chola period (880–1279). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of R. H. Ellsworth Ltd., in honor of Susan Dillon, 1987 (1987.80.1) #dance #Shiva | As a symbol, Shiva Nataraja is a brilliant invention. It combines in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and conveys the Indian conception of the never-ending cycle of time.