Showing posts with label Yati. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yati. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is A Yati In Hindu Spirituality?

 


 (from the Sanskrit word yam, which means "to restrict") The word yati has been used to identify an ascetic, as someone who has attained control over oneself, from the time of the Vedas, the oldest Hindu holy books.

Since the storm-god Indra is reported to have battled with the yatis during the period of the Vedas, there seems to be some ambiguity about the yatis, but later on the name takes on an absolutely good sense.


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