At the heart of the Kashmiri Tantric tradition is the effulgence of Pure Creativity, whether at the cosmic dimension as the Absolute takes manifestation as form, or at the individual level as silence emerges into word, sound and image.

The Tantric masters of the medieval period were not only great yogis but also great writers, poets, musicians and artists. Their practice led them not exclusively into the vast emptiness of Being but just as much into the flourish of freely, divinely inspired expression. Their means (upayas) included the body, senses and mind, not as obstacles to eliminate, but rather as pathways to what Is, both as source and as emanation.