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.
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