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an ancient Indian text on human sexual behavior, widely considered to be the standard work on love in Sanskrit literature. The text was composed by Vatsyayana, as a brief summary of various earlier works belonging to a tradition known generically as Kama Shastra, the science of love.
The Forms of Tantrism
Some Esoterists (with tendencies towards oriental esotericism) who traveled in the east, had investigated the Asiatic Continent and had arrived at the conclusion that in Tibet, as well as in India, Tantrism is the only truly practical school.
Many Ashrams exist in the Sacred Land of the Vedas. They practice and study Yoga within these Ashrams; however, the most serious Ashrams are exclusively those where the Tantric teaching is abundant.
In the Hindustani markets, studious travelers can find marvelous Tantric Books like Kama Kalpa and Kama Sutra. These books are illustrated with splendid photographs related to certain sacred sculptures and bas-reliefs of their Temples. [Note: He says elsewhere that these texts and photographs are often adulterated and therefore contain many practices of Black Tantrism].
A careful examination of those photographs allows us to collect very interesting information about Tantric Maithuna (Sexual Yoga).
The Tantric type of Hatha Yoga is extraordinary and leads the Esoterist to Intimate Self-realization. However, Hatha Yoga without Tantrism is like a garden without water.
The Hindu Esoteric School of Laya Yoga with its famous Laya-Kriya Tantric Sadhana is, by all means, marvelous and leads the Neophytes to the Intimate Self-realization.
If Yogananda would have accepted matrimony, it is clear that his Guru would have given him the complete Kriya.