“Do your practice and all is coming.”
Guruji passed away today, May 18 2009, in Mysore, India.
The KPJAIY.org site states:
May 18, 2009
Guruji passed away today at 2:30pm (Indian Standard Time). Thank you for all your condolences and prayers. Please kindly refrain from contacting the family directly at this time.
Here are some thoughts from Facebook.com:
Deeply mourning the loss of my sweet Guruji. He passed away in the presence of Sharath, Saraswathi and the family. Such a mixture of thoughts and emotions flow through me as I remember what this great man and spirit meant to me and to the world.
I am reflecting now on how deeply and radically Guruji touched so many of our lives. I know that, for me, his touch was the beginning of a whole series of events that led me to a life that I could have never dreamed of. Guruji will continue to live on in everything that I do. His spirit and his heart will continue to inform the work that I do. Thank you dear, sweet Guruji for being such a light. Govinda Kai
I am constantly inspired by his teachings and fire, and grateful for the lineage and the network of family and friends that he has created. Rest in peace…live on in all of us. Love. Christine Hoar
Here’s the Twitter stream of reactions (there’s a new tweet every ten minutes on average).
More Reactions (Updated May 18 Evening):
- The wikipedia page was updated within hours of the news
- Cora Wen’s Notes
- Not Ending, Just Beginning by Tina Zym
- Short Yoga Journal blog post
- Barry Silver’s wonderful musical slideshow memorial
- Waylon Lewis at the Huffington Post
- Yoga Dork
- The Hindu newspaper
- Drishti Blog
- Yoga Body