what is tantra? does tantric practice include sex?
Babas practice Tantra, an ancient Indian practice which is widely misunderstood. If your baba identifies your vulnerabilities, says exactly what yoou need to hear and then offers you enlightenment through sex, he is not your man. Tantra is not about sex.
who is a real baba?
Commercial babas: how it works
These commercial babas (as I call them) line religious touristic places like Rishikesh and other banks of Ganga, Haridwar, Pushkar, Himachal Pradesh begging for food, demanding a free cup of chai of restaurateurs, and smoking hashish or cannibus with tourists. Under the garb of helping, they often try to chance a flirtatious venture with foreign women.
The commercial baba will first try to establish a friendship with someone who he thinks may be of some use to him (for food, money, sex). These men are often quite intriguing, with charming personalities that keep their audiences interested and continuously rolling in rounds of joints and food. Different commercial babas have different styles and approaches. Sometimes, all they may be looking for is a chat. Conversations with babas can be pretty fun and/or intense. Enjoy your time with him, but do not be fooled into believing him to be a spiritual guide or helping a freeloader. If you have met your baba sitting at a café, or found him smoking, he is not a not real baba.
Do real babas exist?
I know a real baba. He walks across Himachal Pradesh each year visiting every one of the temples of the seven goddess of the mountains. He does not smoke or drink alcohol. Never will he accept a lift in a car or bus. This is the true meaning of renunciation.
If he is a real baba, chances are, you will never meet him.