Treat People Right
Tantrics of ancient times believed that it was of utmost importance to live an honorable and respectful life. This meant always acting in a moral and ethical manner and treating others with love, respect, and kindness. This continues to be a major cornerstone of Tantric principles today.
Everyone Is an Important Life Force
Later in this book you will learn about the importance of treating your partner as a god or goddess. And while your partner should hold a special place in your life, it is equally important to treat everyone else — from family members to total strangers — with a certain level of respect, in a way befitting a Tantric. For example Tantrics believe:
All creatures embody an important life force that is to be respected and treasured.
You should speak honestly and respectfully to others, and truly listen to them and hear what they are trying to say.
You should approach everyone with acceptance, awareness, and respect for their important place in life and the world.
Live a Moral Life
In many Tantric communities, it is considered very important for all people to conduct themselves in a moral and civilized manner, one that encourages peace and bliss in the world. You should act in a way that is not disruptive to the world, but encourages harmony and peace.
As a Tantric, you should always behave in a way befitting a god or goddess and never bring negative energy to yourself or those around you. Always have respect for yourself, your spirit, and your body. Treat loved ones with unconditional love, respect, and loyalty.