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Yoga.

One of the 6 systems of Indian philos. Teaches how, by ascetic discipline, concentration of thought, suppression of breath, and sitting immovably, to unite the soul with the Supreme Spirit and thereby to obtain complete control over the body (culminating sometimes in ecstasy and catalepsy), miraculous powers, and finally release from rebirth, i. e., salvation. See Brahmanism, 4; Theosophy.


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