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Patanjali

[puh-tuhn-juh-lee] /pəˈtʌn dʒə li/
noun
1.
flourished late 2nd century b.c, Indian scholar and philosopher: sometimes regarded as the founder of yoga.
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  • An opportune memory came to me of one of Patanjali's yoga aphorisms-that on ahimsa (harmlessness).

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • This idea has been expressed in a few words by Patanjali, the great Hindu evolutionist who lived long before the Christian era.

    Reincarnation Swami Abhedananda
  • (Samdhi is defined by Patanjali, as the forgetting of one's self in the object of his meditation).

  • The ancient rishi Patanjali defines "yoga" as "control of the fluctuations of the mind-stuff."

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Brahmans certainly did; for Patanjali speaks of them as the “instructed” (çishṭa), the employers of correct speech.

    A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell
  • The mystical school of Yogis was established by Patanjali, the founder of one of the six philosophical systems of ancient India.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • He has expertly mastered the various pranayamas 7-1 of the ancient eightfold yoga outlined by Patanjali.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Patanjali's date is unknown, though a number of scholars place him in the second century B.C.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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