By appealing to the moral force that lies deep within each of us, Gandhi both persuaded the British oppressors to give up their crown jewel of India, and disarmed the hate-filled sectarian mobs fighting over the spoils.
Some Western scholars have contended that modern asana practice is not rooted in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (2nd c. B.C.E.), and that claiming so is a false, self-justifying, claim of provenance. I know the arguments well: only eleven asanas are described in Vyasa’s fifth century commentary on Patanjali (half of which are sitting asanas for meditation), […]