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AUM symbol

To: alt.magick.tantra,alt.magick.tyagi
From: Osmium Glow 
Subject: Re: AUM symbol
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 10:38:26 -0700

Dharmadeva wrote:

>  The
>       93 science that expands your mind and spirit and thus liberates you is
> Tantra The metamorphosed form of Tantra , about 7000 years ago became Taota,

In what language?

> The Sanskrit Dhya'na, became C'han (Chinese), C'han became Chen (Korean),
> Chen became Zen (Japanese).

Ok.  That is correct.  BUT-

> It is a very interesting science, it is known as
> the accoustic science. Now, Tantra became Taota . Taota after further
> distortion, further metamorphosis, became Taoa; in modern language Tao
> (Chinese).

Sorry buddy.  "Tao" in chinese means "the way" this term has been in china in a
very pure form for 10,000 years.  "Tao"  is more related to the sanskrit term
"Sat" which translated directly to chinese reads "wuji".  Doesn't sound like
Tantra to me.

> Taoism, don't you know? Its root is Tantra.

Hardly.  Taoism is 20,000 years old (based on the i-ching, which is the OLDEST
written document in the world), so there is no way it could have come from
tantra.  All of these sciences you speak of have more than one originator, you
know.  I know vajreyana tantra, kundalini yoga, and qigong (taoist).  Same
goal, different methods.  Of the three, qigong is the most developed and
comprehensive.  By standards of qigong (which PREDATES tantra, by the way)
Kundalini Yoga and Vajreyana Tantrism are INCOMPLETE.  One look at the
differences of the energetic anatomies of each system will prove this.

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