Talk:Patañjali

From New World Encyclopedia
Unification Aspects:
  • Indian philosophy does not attach great importance to the details of the personal lives of great philosophers and sages; often biographical information is not available. Sages are often regarded as incarnations of Vishnu, sent to earth to teach human beings, and they are considered to have achieved immortality, so that their life as an individual life on the physical earth is not significant. Many myths and legends concerning Patanjali are derived from the various Hindu schools of worship. Though little is known about Patanjali, his synthesis of the tradition of Yoga became the foundation of one of the Hindu "darshans" (schools of thought) and continues to affect the lives of many people all over the world.
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