tantra

Historia

Prólogo

Tantra traces its roots to an ancient language used by the gods; its origins predating the dawn of mankind. The advent of life spawned an age where gods and humans peacefully co-existed. Everything was a perfect cycle of natural order, an equilibrium undisturbed for a long, long time. But an evil terror came forth to threaten this balance. Great wars erupted and cataclysmic battles between gods and humans escalated. From the horrors of war, arose a powerful evil – Mara.

INTRODUCTION

Haima Yuga: La era de oro
A period of tranquility between gods and humans ushered in an era known as Haima Yuga or the Golden Age. This epoch saw the three high gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva living together in Shambala Castle at the Mantra Plateau. They ruled over this dominion while bringing balance and order in the realms of Tantra. For a great period of time, everything was in harmony and coordination. It seems nothing could disrupt this utopia. But then the humans began to feel restless and uneasy.

The immense superiority of the gods provoked a deep envy among humans. They were starting to question the great order of things and their reason for being. This reawakening triggered a mass exodus from the Mantra Plateau and humans scattered about to start a new life. They traveled wide and far until they finally settled into the eight regions.

Even though they migrated from the Mantra Plateau, humans never completely severed their ties with the gods. Oracles found within their settlements provided the channels from which they communicated with the gods of Mantra Plateau.

The world of Tantra was slowly taking into shape. A shared reality made possible by gods and humans united towards their vision of a utopian ideal.


La ruptura de los tres dioses
Life was relatively idyllic and calm in the world of Tantra. However, this fragile peace was eventually extinguished by a god’s murderous rampage.

Chaos ensued when Shiva slaughtered Brahma by slitting his throat. Shiva’s motives were a great mystery to all and his treachery resulted into an imbalance within the sphere of Tantra. The Power of Three was no more.

Several heroic middle-class gods rushed to the Gates of Shambala in a desperate bid to realign the balance within Tantra. It was an exercise in futility as a mysterious and powerful force intervened, sealing the gates for all eternity. This was an ominous foretelling of the great evil heading towards the land of Tantra.

The absence of the three gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) and the closure of the Gates of Shambala saw a reign of chaos and terror pervading the land. The diabolical Mantra and his legions invaded the world of Tantra from the Mantra Plateau. Caught unaware and outnumbered, the Gatekeepers, God’s own army, put up a stubborn defense but were greatly overwhelmed by the marauding forces of Mara.

Mara’s nefarious scheme was like a mysterious cloud looming over the horizon. His insidious plans a great enigma to all. The annihilation of the Gatekeepers leaves the humans to rely on their own cunning and resources. The road to redemption would have to be trudged by mankind alone.