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  1. flourished late 2nd century b.c., Indian scholar and philosopher: sometimes regarded as the founder of yoga.
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Historical Examples

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


    Swami Abhedananda

  • 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

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

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

  • He has expertly mastered the various pranayamas 7-1 of the ancient eightfold yoga outlined by Patanjali.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda