National Geographic : 1913 Dec
Photo by Wiele and Klein ANOTHER TYPE OF YOGI The yogi has been accepted in the West as the typical representa tive of the religious ascetic of India, but such is far from being the case. He seldom practices any of the more horrible forms of self torture, but is intent only on obtaining knowledge and various occult powers, especially vision into the past and future. Photo by Mazumdar YOGI BISHUDHANANDA SWAMI The title Swami, which literally means lord, isoften bestowed upon teaching yogis of eminence. Here wehave theportrait ofateaching yogi of some fame in India. Inrecent years theyogi and his doctrines have attracted much attention,both inEurope and America. Perhaps the most famous case is that ofSri Ramakrishna, ayogi who lived near Calcutta, whose doctrines were preached with great fervor inthis country by the late Swami Vivekananda.