It is thus clear that none of the Kashmiri Tantriks ever practiced, leave aloneadvocated, any “special techniques”.
I could quote hundreds of such examples, but suffice to quote just a few more:4. Master Zinda Kaul, a poet of nineteenth century had wailed in Kashmiri
“yava kini che parma tyaagi yugi chhukh na raaza dwaran, futimutis yathdilas manz bas myani joogi raayo”
“O Shiva, since you have renounced all the luxuries (by residing inshmashanas and wearing nothing but lion cloth and so on), therefore, you are notfit to live in luxurious palaces. As such, pl. be embedded in this broken heart of mine, as that is the abode fit for a fakir like you”
5. Though I am not much enamoured of Muslim doctrines, there are,however, some exceptions where actions speak louder than preaching. There isan anecdote in Kashmir about a Muslim fakir of around fourteenth century CEknown as Shahe-Hamdan (king of mendicants/tantriks). Whenever a marriagetook place in the city of Srinagar, Kashmir, the newly married couple had to pay respects to that Muslim fakir. He would embrace the bride and kiss her foreheadand give some almond or sugar etc. to the couple who took their leave then. Oneday the fakir had to go out of town and he advised his disciple, “If any newly married couple comes to visit me, just advise them to pay homage to the dhooni(fire altar) and leave”. After a few days, a couple visited the fakir. The disciple,instead of advising them what he had been instructed by his master/teacher,embraced the bride and kissed her forehead and gave them the nazraana (gifts) just like the fakir would have done himself.
After his return, the fakir asked his disciple as to what had happened, andthe latter narrated the truth. Without losing any time, the fakir put an iron pillaron burning logs and made it red hot. He then asked his disciple “Embrace andkiss that red-hot iron pillar” and the disciple started shivering with fear. Thefakir is said to have scolded the disciple, “A woman who is not your own wife islike a red hot iron pillar. If you cannot embrace that, how the hell could youembrace somebody else’s wife”.
And that in a nutshell is what the real Tantra means: Without descendingfrom “Super consciousness to sex”, one must strengthen one’s inner powers tounite with Shiva.
6. Lalleshwari has warned in no uncertain terms about the sad consequences of exhibitionism: