~Bhishma~

Bhishma is the name of a mighty warrior character in the “Mahabharata,” the epic ancient Indian text which has close connections to the roots of yogic philosophy. His name is Sanskrit meaning “terrible” or “dreadful.” This refers not to the character himself, but to the “terrible” oath he took – a vow of lifelong celibacy.

Bhishma is remembered as an example of the most noble sacrifice and devotion. As such, he represents the yogic virtue of brahmacharya.

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