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A Sanskrit word meaning ‘bind together’. In a technical sense it denotes an Indian system of religious philosophy aiming at the union of the soul with the Divine Spirit by means of concentration to the exclusion of all sense-perception. This has influenced Christian devotion. The word is used loosely of a modern system of health culture with ascetic aspects.

Subjects: Religion.


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