Five M’s of tantra – Panchamakara


According to the spiritual master Shrii Shrii Anandamurti[1] the five M’s have dual meanings.

* Madya – wine, allegorically the divine nectar amrita.
* Mamsa – meat, allegorically control of speech.
* Matsya – fish, allegorically the ida and pingala nadi, which are controlled through pranayama.
* Mudra – gesture, allegorically spiritual company (satsang) and avoiding negative company.
* Maithuna – union, sexual intercourse, allegorically union with the cosmic mind, samādhi.