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The Power of the Subtle Body and White Tantric Yoga

“The beauty of White Tantric Yoga is that it is subtle, it is exalting, and it works to give you the mastery of life.”

~Yogi Bhajan

In 1971 Yogi Bhajan offered the first White Tantric Yoga course in Los Angeles. Until 1986 he traveled throughout the world presenting as many as thirty White Tantric Yoga courses each year to thousands of students. In 1987, using his unique abilities as a Master, together with modern technology, he began to present White Tantric Yoga as a video series.

The authority to be the Mahan Tantric (Master of White Tantric Yoga) was bestowed on Yogi Bhajan in 1971, when the presiding Mahan Tantric, Lama Lilan Po of Tibet, passed from his body. There can be only one Mahan Tantric at any given time. White Tantric Yoga is a tradition passed on from teacher to student in a mystical and selective way. As a pioneer of this Age, Yogi Bhajan opened the experience of White Tantric Yoga to anyone who wanted this powerful experience.

Yogi Bhajan on The Mahan Tantric and the Subtle Body

(Summer Solstice, 1988)

“The Subtle Body of the Mahan Tantric lives as an everlasting factual fact. Why is it so? It is a privilege to tune into it. It is surprising to me that people do not understand the simple formula of how the Subtle Body works. The Subtle Body gives the opportunity to understand and master the subtlety of life. It can help you to understand what is going on around you. Basically you have to understand that electricity is created by rotation and cross-rotation of the electromagnetic field, and this field works from one place to another. It means there is no distance. That’s the principle behind wireless telephones.

“That is why, within my lifetime I am trying to educate you—because there can only be one Mahan Tantric, and God knows on whom this crown shall be bestowed—or whether it will be or not. To protect you, to save you, and make you understand, I am using a very attained power of mine as Mahan Tantric and Master of Kundalini yoga. I am mixing both. Because ordinarily, Kundalini Yoga could not be taught openly and freely to all people all the time. A person had to qualify, initiate himself, come out to perfection—and then come to meet the Master. If the Master qualified him, then he gave him the kriya or sadhana to practice. But I openly taught it and survived, so I feel God is very kind and merciful to me, and He wants the mission to be complete.

“Understanding the nature of the Subtle Body gave us the thought about the nature of the tantric energy. We cannot stop the tantric energy; we want to enrich ourselves; we want to grow; and we want to progress. That’s why we started using the wireless telephone method—through the video courses.

“Whenever you will come to these courses, through the television you’ll go through the energy, but your Subtle Body will tune in with my Subtle Body. So death for that purpose will, never, ever mean a thing. But those who will believe that I am dead, I shall be dead for them. And those who shall believe that I live, I shall live a hundred times more powerfully, stronger in them than they have ever experienced.

“With these words I would like to tell you that we have an everlasting, loving, beautiful relationship, here, hereafter, unto Infinity, and even beyond that. Believe me. Even if you can’t believe it, it is true.”

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan