Who is the creator of modern yoga? From American radical Pierre Bernard to Hindu reformer Swami Vivekananda, we examine the origins of a uniquely contemporary practice. (Image Credit: "Swami Vivekananda, approx 1885 in Kolkata, India." Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.) #yoga #religion #hinduism #india
Vivekananda--1863-1902. A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, Early he embraced the agnostic philosophies of the Western mind along with the worship of science. Vehement in his desire to know the truth about God, he questioned people of holy reputation, asking them if they had seen God. He found such a person in Sri Ramakrishna, who became his master, allayed his doubts, gave him God vision, and transformed him into sage and prophet with authority to teach.