An opportune memory came to me of one of Patanjali's yoga aphorisms-that on ahimsa (harmlessness).
This idea has been expressed in a few words by Patanjali, the great Hindu evolutionist who lived long before the Christian era.
(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."
Brahmans certainly did; for Patanjali speaks of them as the “instructed” (çishṭa), the employers of correct speech.
The mystical school of Yogis was established by Patanjali, the founder of one of the six philosophical systems of ancient India.
He has expertly mastered the various pranayamas 7-1 of the ancient eightfold yoga outlined by Patanjali.
Patanjali's date is unknown, though a number of scholars place him in the second century B.C.