Osho: “The Tantra attitude is the very being of Tilopa. You must understand first what the Tantra attitude is, only then will it be possible for you to comprehend what Tilopa is trying to say. So something about the Tantra attitude — the first thing: it is not an attitude, because Tantra looks at life with a total vision. It has no attitude to look at life. It has no concepts, it is not a philosophy. It is not even a religion, it has no theology. It doesn’t believe in words, theories, or doctrines. It wants to look at life without any philosophy, without any theory, without any theology. It wants to look at life as it is, without bringing any mind in between — because that will be the distortion. The mind then will project, the mind then will mix — and then you will not be able to know that which is.
Tantra avoids mind and encounters life face to face, neither thinking, “This is good,” nor thinking, “This is bad”: simply facing that which is. So it is difficult to say that this is an attitude — in fact it is a no-attitude.
The second thing to remember, that Tantra is a great yea-sayer; it says yes to everything. It has nothing like “no” in its vocabulary, there is no negation. It never says no to anything, because with no the fight starts, with no you become the ego. The moment you say no to anything, you have become the ego already; a conflict has come in, now you are at war.
Tantra loves, and loves unconditionally. It never says no to anything whatsoever, because everything is part of the whole, and everything has its own place in the whole, and the whole cannot exist without anything missing from it.
It is said that even if a drop of water is missing, the whole existence will thirst. You pluck a flower in the garden, and you have plucked something out of the whole existence. You harm a flower, and you have harmed millions of stars — because everything is interrelated. The whole exists as a whole, as an organic whole. The whole exists not as a mechanical thing — everything is related to everything else.
Tantra says yes unconditionally. There has never been any other vision of life which says yes without any conditions — simply yes. No disappears; from your very being no disappears. When there is no no, how can you fight? How can you be at war? You simply float. You simply merge and melt. You become one. The boundaries are there no more. No creates the boundary. No is the boundary around you. Whenever you say no, watch — immediately something closes in. Whenever you say yes, your being opens.
It was just the other night.
Most of you was naked
Ah, but some of you was light.” —Leonard Cohen