Any of several varieties of cattle that originated in India and were crossbred in the U.S. with improved beef breeds to produce the hardy beef animal known as the Santa Gertrudis. Similar blending in Latin America resulted in the breed known as Indo-Brazil. The Brahman is characterized by a pronounced hump over the shoulder and neck, horns that usually curve up and back, and drooping ears. Gray is the prevalent colour, with deep shading in the fore and rear quarters of the bull. A red strain has also been developed.
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It was introduced to an international audience on Saturday, September 27, 2003 through a lecture and demo entitled Brahman-Atman Yoga: The Art and Science of Evolutionary Acceleration at the First World Yoga Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Adi Shankara said:
The same was presented in a clearer and more practical way by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras by meticulously going through the methods, processes, and shedding light on the saguna and nirguna attributes of Atman (purusha).
According to Palmer and Keller (1992):
Brahman is the most ancient name for God, its literal translation being Universal or One Great Power. Atman is the soul, the individualized unit of consciousness emanating from Brahman. Yoga means union or oneness. Therefore, Brahman-Atman Yoga means "oneness of the individual with the Universal," or "union of the soul with God."