A Yogi is completely detached from all life attachments and material world.

And my questions is- up-to my knowledge there is a bachelor (unmarried) person can't be fulfilled as yogi. In Hinduism I came to know the same rule for all yogi's. Is this true or not?

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    Do you mean Sanyasi or Yogi? Both are different terms , a sanyasi can be a yogi, but it's not necessary that a yogi should be a Sanyasi.There are various yogies like "Karma Yogies" ,Gyan Yogies". A Sanyasi is completely detached from all life attachments.Not necessarily a yogi. Dec 28 '16 at 17:00
  • sv is right the question seems to be duplicate Dec 30 '16 at 17:07

There is some discussion about sannyasi and Yogi in Hindu scriptures..

Suka said, 'While living in the due observance of the duties of the foremost of life, how should one, who seeks to attain to That which is the highest object of knowledge, set one's soul on Yoga according to the best of one's power?'

Vyasa said, "Having acquired (purity of conduct and body) by the practice of the first two modes of life, viz., Brahmacharya and domesticity, one should after that, set one's soul on Yoga in the third mode of life. Listen now with concentrated attention to what should be done for attaining to the highest object of acquisition! Having subdued all faults of the mind and of heart by easy means in the practice of the first three modes of life (viz., pupilage, domesticity, and seclusion) one should pass into the most excellent and the most eminent of all the modes, viz., Sannyasa or Renunciation. Do thou thus pass thy days, having acquired that purity. Listen also to me. One should, alone, and without anybody to assist him or bear him company, practise Yoga for attaining to success (in respect of one's highest object of acquisition). One who practises Yoga without companionship, who beholds everything as a repetition of his own self, and who never discards anything (in consequence of all things being pervaded by the Universal Soul), never falls away from Emancipation. Without keeping the sacrificial fires and without a fixed habitation, such a person should enter a village for only begging his food. He should betake himself to penances, with heart fixed on the Supreme. Eating little and then even under proper regulations, he not eat more than once a day. The other indications of a (religious) mendicant are the human skull, shelter under trees, rags for wearing, solitude unbroken by the companionship of any one, and indifference to all creatures. That person into whom words enter like affrighted elephants in a well, and from whom they never come back to the speaker, is fit to lead this mode of life which has Emancipation for its object. The mendicant (or Renouncer) should never take note of the evil acts of any person. He should never hear what is said in dispraise of others. .....'

Mahabharata Santi Parva Section CCXLV

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