Eddie Stern, not surprisingly, wonderfully sums up Pattabhi Jois’ life with the phrase that’s our headline — and he has parts of an interview with Guruji that he and Sharath did about 10 years ago up at his blog.
Here’s his full thoughts on the Full Moon:
July 31st is the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, the full moon of July that is dedicated to the worship and expression of gratitude to all of the Gurus. The full moon of July is also the birthday of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who popularized and revolutionized the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. In fact, today would have been his 100th birthday. To reach one hundred years is the crowning achievement in the Hindu tradition, for each being is granted 100 years of life, that is measured as well by how many breaths a person takes. Guruji fell a little short of 100 years, but…
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