|If only tantric sex could lead to more than a momentary epiphany. Yogic union and Oneness are not Buddhist enlightenment, which is final liberation (cartoonstock.com).|
|Indian temple depicts tantric sex (uglypeople.se)|
|A yantra (instrument) is a meditation tool, a kind of visual-mantra (wiki).|
Enlightenment is not the ultimate goal; nirvana is. They are very related but not the same. The stages of enlightenment lead from stream-entry, which glimpses nirvana, to arhatship, final liberation, safety, the release from all bonds, utter emancipation here and now in this very life.
|NOT the Buddha: Tantrika on yogi.|
|Greek worshiped Eros (Kama)|
It is certainly better than sensual enjoyment, but it is not the goal. For the sake of it or the freedom beyond, one withdraws the senses, secludes and guards the mind/heart, pulls the body away from distractions and debasements.
This is very natural, for one wishes to preserve this very subtle pleasure that suffuses the body and gladdens the heart.
|Make Love Not War (Spookychild/Deviantart)|