"Turning the experience of death, bardo, and rebirth into the path to enlightenment is not a fantasy. Because we have the type of body we do, we can definitely accomplish this great aim. According to the sutra teachings, our present physical body is viewed largely as hindrance. It is decaying from moment to moment, prone to sickness, and attracts misery in the way a magnet attracts pieces of iron. In fact, the most succinct way of defining the first noble truth of suffering is to say it is the body itself. But the tantric teachings take the opposite view. Far from being a hindrance or obstacle, the human body is regarded as something most precious because it contains all the necessary equipment fro reaching enlightenment in one lifetime. It is made up of the four elements of earth, water, fire and air and the energies (prana) associated with them. And because it is born from the womb, it contains the red and white drops - from the mother and father respectively - needed for arousing the blissful energy of the kundalini experience."
"When we think about human readiness to deal with significant new scientific discoveries, we often think about conventional psychological and emotional preparedness of individuals, groups and societies. ... In one such case, the U.S. defense and intelligence activity usually referred to as Project STAR GATE conducted research and operations related to extrasensory perception (ESP). The researchers and participants discovered that human consciousness is not nearly as limited as we often believe and that humans can tap into extraordinary perception and awareness."
"If we want to understand how we are ordinarily misled by our false projections and how we can begin to break free from their influence, it is helpful to think of the analogy of our dream experiences. When we wake up in the morning, where all the people we were just dreaming about? Where did they come from? And where did they go? Are they real or not? Of course not. These dream people and their dream experiences all arose from our sleeping, dreaming mind; they were mere appearances to that mind. They were real only as long as we remained in the dream-state; to the waking mind of the next morning they are only insubstantial memory. While we were asleep they seemed so true, as if they were really out there, having a concrete existence quite apart from ourselves. But when we wake up we realize that they were only the projections of our dreaming mind. Despite how real they seemed, these people in fact lack even an atom of self-existence. Completely empty of any objective existence whatsoever, they were only the hallucination of our dream experience."
in Introduction the transformation of desire to Tantra, de Lama Yeshe