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2003 comments[edit]

The previous writer was mistaken. A yogi is not a master or necessarily even an advanced practitioner. It's merely someone seriously on the path of yoga...even an ardent beginner.

And since that path is well-delineated in the entry for "yoga", there's no need to recapitulate here.

Sorry to be destructive, but there's no need to espouse on yoga here when we have a nice full entry on it.O. Pen Sauce 06:36, 4 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Oh ok.. if you say so. I had just hoped that the page would somehow build up from a stub. But it didn't.
But O. Pen Sauce, your comment in the history says the people in the pump told me redirect makes more sense. I didn't find any discussion about this page in the pump. So what could you be referring to ? Jay 16:51, 4 Nov 2003 (UTC)
Sorry I deleted it as I thought it had been resolved. Anyway, it's now pasted below. I thought a redirect was better than a single sentence, which is how the article was at the time. It only said "A Yogi is a devotee of any of the branches of Yoga" [1]. That's not even a stub, which is why I thought a redirect was best until a whole page could be written about this. Redirects aren't forever. If someone wanted to make more of a proper article of this then they could edit the page and remove the redirect, but I don't think the page should stay if it's only one sentence. Angela 17:05, Nov 4, 2003 (UTC)

Modern Yogi merge[edit]

To avoid conngestion and bloating, it has been suggested that the section on modern Yogis be merged with the Contemporary_Yogis article.

Please comment, and have a look on the discussion held on the Yoga Talk page. Sfacets 03:24, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

'Update: They already appear on the List of yoga schools article. If we continue adding all the notable yogis in the world, the article is going to get huge. Please comment. Sfacets 09:44, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Buddhist Yogis[edit]

There doesn't seem to be any mention of Yogi's practicing more Buddhist orientated Yoga's such as Tibetan Guru Yoga or particularily the six Yogas of Naropa. I know of a few buddhist teachers who've distinctly used the term Yogi to describe three paths available (monkhood,laylife,Yogi)

Also is there mention of the female form Yogini?

I agree that this information should be included. Do you have any sources? Sceptic Watcher 19:29, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

References[edit]

Reference list and textual contributions were removed via vandalism. Previous page restored. --KellyPhD (talk) 05:09, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Yoga - Siddha[edit]

Suggested addition (after reversal of Smasj23's edits): "Yogi is also an "pejorative connotation" used by Hindu orthodoxy for a Siddha".(David Gordon White, The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India p.8-9). Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 11:59, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

"Pejorative term" would make more sense, and the quotation marks would not be necessary.CorinneSD (talk) 15:57, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Copied from User talk:Joshua Jonathan#Yogi I don't understand why are you behind this one since I'm a Hindu and I know my culture very well. I was changing all those only because the sense that are using are not approved by Hinduism. I've noticed some of my western friends repeatedly use the word Yogi, and even call themselves as Yogi as they practice yoga. But this is certainly wrong since Yogi in Hinduism has nothing to do with yoga. Some Yogi may practice Yoga. That's it. What you are showing as references are the western writers and it seems they even don't know about Indian rather Hindu culture. This are misinterpretation of truth. Please stop conveying wrong messages.

I gave some sources but you didn't accept those, but why? Hinduism related texts are in Sanskrit and they are not digitized, so how would you get references in English. The websites which were cited are some of the very few source available in web which has a clear and true interpretation of Hinduism and those may not in the wiki's trusted lists since such websites were not sited very much.

Smaj23 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smaj23 (talkcontribs) 17:18, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Smaj23. I've explained my reverts several times, and also provided links to Wiki-policies. I suggest you read them, to get an understanding of what Wikipedia is, and what it is not, and what kinf of edits and info are accpeted. The mere fact that you're a HIndu is not enough to make those changes; they have to be supported by reliable sources, such as David Gordon White. You may be of the opinion that western writers have no understanding of Hinduism, nevertheless some of those western writers are acknowledged 'authorities' on these topics.
You gave two sources: Hindupedia and bhagavad-gita.org. Hindupedia is not a reliable source, since it is itself a Wiki, written by whoever wnats to participate. And you used the second source to quote from the BG. The BG is what we call a 'primary source', an original text. You can use it (sparesome) to illustrate a point, but not support a personal conclusion. That is called "original research", e.g. your own research.
You may have valid points here, but you will have to support it with reliable sources, so everybody can read along with you and see with their own eyes why you wrote what you wrote. I think there are plenty sources available; I've already suggested David Gordon White.
Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 21:12, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Moved from User Talk:Joshua Jonathan#Yogi
Hi there, I've changed a lot which might seem to you as changing the meaning of Yogi, I answer yes. since the intention and meaning what the western people describes is totally different from the traditional Hindu culture. I wrote in the previous one as being yogi is an achievement, it is not like just you practice yoga and you will become a yogi. It's No. I've cited Gita which was written about 5000 years ago. It is in Sankrit. But its verses are available in the web. Just go through it. Indian went to the west only to spread our culture and to show how rich was that, not to simplifying the meaning. Indians are very much proud that the west accepted the our ancient art of living, but it will be very difficult to accept to them if you change the meaning.
I hope you understand. I've tried to convey the actual meaning of Yogi and off course I would like to invite the Native speakers to come forward and work for the grammatical corrections but please do not change the meaning...
Smaj23
Smaj23, I've explained the problems with your edits several times now, but basically your argument is "This is not the meaning the word yogi has for us Indians". As long as you don't provide reliable sources (please, do read WP:RS and WP:OR) that's your opinion. I don't doubt at all your good intentions, but simply inserting your edits over and over again won't help. Did you notice, by the way, that the lead also mentions siddhas etc? I think your point has already been mentioned. But the term "yogi" does not only apply to siddhas, but to all kind of practitioners, as per David White p.8. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:25, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
You really should take a look at The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India] by White; I thibk it tells evverything you want to say, and its a reliable source. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:04, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

I don't understand why are you not allowing us to convey the right message. You reverted content and them made protected, why?? This one is not fare I think...

Please let me do my edit.. Hindu lead (talk) 16:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC) Hindu lead

Not done: it has been explained to you several times. --Stfg (talk) 20:54, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

I've inserted references in the texts, but you are probably not understanding the fact. Gita is the holy book that have all the answer of the questions even the present situation. Admin also doesn't seem to care for those. why?? Hindu lead (talk) 16:41, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Copied from Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics Gita is the old Hindu text which according to Hindu belief contains all the answers of the world, starting from the beginning to the end of the universe and the verses of Gita contains definition of Yogi or sage of steady mind also. Now Gita was written about 5000 years ago and it is in Sanskrit, so it is difficult to cite any content as we cite journal in scientific paper communication. But the verses of Gita and their interpretations are available in the web one of which is cited for your satisfaction.

Also I would like to seek help for finding any book which interpreted the verses of Gita which can satisfy our friends from the Western culture. Since we are very much habituated with those texts from the childhood, (as the Christians are habituated with the Bible, we never questioned and asked Gita as the our western christian friends never questioned Bible) we never needed any book for interpretation.But please find something from any Indian interpretation since it is Indian culture and look at that as the Indians look at not the others. (This is for the correct interpretation of the meaning).

All the best..

Hindu_lead — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hindu lead (talkcontribs) 16:24, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Reply by JJ - Smaj23, you may regard the BG as a holy book, 5000 years, containing all the answers, but here at Wikipedia we consider it to be a primary source, and use books by scholars who give their educated conclusions about such books. Now if you take a look at Bhagavad Gita, you'll see that those scholars consider the BG to be composed between the 5th and 2nd century BCE, and have reached something of a "final form" by the early Gupta period (about the 4th century CE). The BG contains teachings from different strands of Indian thought, typical for the socalled "Hindu synthesis". I'm afraid that, just like "we" westerners do question the Bible, we also question the BG and other holy scriptures. We even question the traditions some of us converted too. So, if you prefer a faith-perspective above a critical perspective, you probably better just don't read Wikipedia, let alone edit it. There are too many sceptics around here, who do read reliable sources. And by the way, scepticism is not always the easiest stand in life. Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 19:16, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2014[edit]

Please change the word "trhough" to "through" in the 3rd sentence under the section "===Yogi - Siddha===", as it is misspelled:

Done{{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 23:12, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Yogi - Siddha[edit]

According to David White, the term yogi is also a pejorative term used by Hindu orthodoxy for a Siddha.[1] According to White, {{quote|[S]iddha means "realized, perfected one",[note 1] a term generally applied to a practitioner (sādhaka, sadhu) who has trhough his practice

205.178.29.163 (talk) 22:53, 23 March 2014 (UTC)m

Semi-protected edit request on 24 March 2014[edit]

  • Dada Bhagwan
  • Shrimad Rajchandra
  • Shree Mahayogi Adi Natha (Lord Shiva)

Shahshrenikb (talk) 06:33, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. I assume that was a request to add to /List of Yogis/. Sam Sailor Sing 08:05, 24 March 2014 (UTC)


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