Tantra by Sri 'M'
Rs. 150

Yantra is a machine, any machine that is used for the purpose to bring about a certain function. In 'Tantra' too, there are yantras, which satisfy almost the same function as the machine. They are those diagrams which are used to bring about certain actions, in the outer as well as the inner sphere. The process or the science of bringing it about is called 'Tantra'. The switch by which the energies are gathered and used in tantra, to activate the yantra, is called 'mantra'. Tantra, thus, is a very practical science and is not merely theoretical.

- Sri 'M'

About Sri 'M'

'M' (Mumtaz Ali), as he prefers to be called and is popularly known, is a genuinely secular voice that has assimilated the essence of all religions and is committedly engaged in passing on his understanding of the oneness of all religious paths to spiritual seekers.

Born into a muslim family in Kerala in 1949, 'M' nurtured keen interest towards spiritual pursuit since childhood. Even as a lad he spent time reading books on yoga, vedanta and vedic scriptures. At twenty, he could no longer subdue his strong attraction towards the Himalayas where he met his great master. Emulating the teachings and life of his guru, 'M' strongly asserts that one has to live like the lotus, which, while growing in water and deriving its nourishment from it, still does not let water wet its petals. He shuns the pseudo outer shell of all formal religions, yet cognizes their inner mysticism that can nourish the innate goodness in all human beings.

To all those who seek clarifications, guidance and help in spiritual matters he is available with matchless compassion and unconditional love. He lives in a valley on the outskirts of Madanapalli in Andhra Pradesh but is often on the move travelling far and wide for lectures. He writes and paints when he is not away from his house "Snow White" in Madanapalli. Although not formally trained in music, 'M' sings beautiful bhajans in mellifluous tunes. He is a 'grihasta' not a monk, an has wife and two children.

"Go to the core" he says, "theories are useless".

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