There is the illusion of separateness. When you have a unitive experience, you cannot un-experience it and it changes your life. That is tantra.
What does it mean we are not separate, but that we are connected, as water droplets within the ocean are not separate but connected? If you fully understood that, would that make a difference in how you lived the life you were given?
What does the author mean below by “true love”?
“Tantra -recognition that there is no separateness in the universe. It is an understanding that all parts are inseparably related to the whole of creation. The love which most people experience for loved ones exclusively, is a contradiction to the Tantric movement. True love is universal and unrestricted. Even though certain things can be loved by you, true love cannot be reserved for certain person, family, country or planet alone. It is an understanding that the entire universe is an expression of the divine and as such, it is all worthy of love. Thus the true expression of love is through service to others in order to promote peace, understanding, harmony.
“True love requires the sacrifice of the lesser expressions of love in order to experience the boundless source of love which is the very nature of the divine, just as the sun shines on all alike. The soul must evolve to discover an all encompassing love for the entire universe -this is the kind of love which God has for all creation.
“…when this state of awareness is reached by human being, there’s a transformation which occurs in the human heart. The individual becomes one with all…All creation is part of a whole and in reality there are no opposites, no separations and no differences. Everything is connected and the outward appearances are only illusions of the senses. Discover the inner -most reality of the universe and the human heart…Do not be deluded by the outward appearances. Discover inner peace and contentment wherever you are and under any conditions.” Ashby
That is worth reading one more time. If you can comprehend this, you have gained so much and can share your wisdom with all.