However there soon appeared some Orientalist writings trying to clarify the confusion around the yoga sign. In the early 1820s Thomas Colebrooke (Wikipedia link) published a series of essays explaining what he thought constituted Indian religio-philosophy On the Philosophy of the Hindus.
Here, following Brahmin Vedantic ideology, Colebrooke identified Samkhya and yoga as two of the six Hindu Darsanas (philosophies). Colebrooke’s perception and presentation of yoga was based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and its commentaries – the latter ones leading to a clear Brahmin Vedantic bias in his orientation of yoga. Thus Colebrook concluded that yoga was a theistic sign – a system of devotional exercise and mental abstraction’.
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