Sharath Conference

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Sharath speaks on parampara

Conference. was actually on the 20th.

We have conference three times a week on various topics, but they started in a logical place, with the eight limbs.

They’ve all been quite good but today’s in particular stood out. Sharath has shown himself to be on the path to being a yoga scholar, like his grandfather before him. During the course of the conference today, Sharath was talking about Guruji and how he always talked about his teacher, that everything came from Krishnamacharya, not from him. He was talking about this relative to other teachers who only talk about themselves and what they’ve created.

Sharath followed this by talking about what Guruji had given to him. He spoke about how, after reading some text, he would ponder what Guruji had said in the past about the same text. In addition Sharath seemed very grateful for having been given so much by his grandfather. The most emotional part for me, and especially my wife, was when Sharath said that “Guruji was his god, his Patanjali.”

I’m sure many westerners could take this in a very wrong way, but I didn’t at all. It was exactly what a good guru/disciple should look and sound like. At the same time, Guruji was his grandfather and he obviously loved and respected him in that sense as well.

It was great to see and hear that now, Sharath is not for himself, that he didn’t make anything about himself. Instead he also got it from his Guru. This is parampara, lineage. What a great thing Sharath has to pass on.

Conclusion

I’m very grateful to be here.

Namaste,
David

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  2. David,

    While I am a little surprised to find you blogging I am enormously grateful to hear you voice through your writing! I have been thinking about you a lot…I came to Philly to teach and two feet of snow has me ‘still in Philly.’ 9 days until India! I hope you and Gretchen are have the best time. See you soon and keep musing.

    ~Jill

  3. What a beautiful moment, it must have been, to hear Sharath credit Guruji with being the mentor and inspiration, as Guruji did Krishnamacharya before him. It is like the living moment of what we mention each day during the opening invocation, what we express gratitude for in action–the lineage, the process. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Grateful to be there, Gretchen & you
    We will be following your travels from Philly where we are still digging out of 2 feet of snow
    enjoy your adventures
    learn stuff and things
    love times infinity twice*
    Adam

    *yes that is impossible…yet it still “is”

  5. David, I gave Alex the book Mastery, and was re-reading parts of it. A great chapter that stands on its own is The Five Master Keys.
    How come humility and responding to the moment is a returning theme?!
    Mastery is practice, staying on the path. You both are.
    Nick

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