An acknowledged Master by the name of Patanjali receives credit for writing the Yoga Sutras around 200 BC. He had written a book on grammar so he was obviously a Sanskrit Scholar, but was he the author of the Yoga Sutras? When the text receives a proper translation, as it has here, the philosophy set forth is neither Pashupati nor Shaivite. The name of Shiva does not appear in the text, so the question arises, and in answer, Patanjali did not compose the Sutras. Maybe he heard the text in a dream as did Muhammad of the Quran, or maybe someone gave the text to him. Who knows, but when correctly translated, the text is identical to the philosophy set forth in every ancient Holy Book of the world. The holiest texts of the world are composed in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Avestan, Pali, and until now, were untranslatable. Oh, there are thousands of translations of the holy texts in English, French, German, Spanish, Hindi, and so on, and they are widely considered holy, but the translations are anything but.
Here is a verse from the Sutras, from the Veda, to learn about the Holy Path.
The Subtle One is a spirit to be absorbed into for a favorable fortune and to AH with compassion to be together with, fulfilling to measure out a place of rest to be mindful, and for those to send forth.