Sadly, and with heavy hearts, we must let you know that Sri BKS Iyengar, our Guruji, has passed away. After a brief stay in hospital he has left this life. We have all been blessed by his presence, directly or indirectly, and we are immensely and forever grateful for his generosity of spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult time.
In memory, we share a recent message of Guruj’s:
Without consideration of caste, class, creed, religion or region, … it is said that the only royal path is yoga. This alone is the path that purifies the seeker of truth and no other.
With my deep love and affection toward you all, my heart is throbbing with a sense of gratitude; words fail me and I find it extremely difficult to send a message to you all, my yogic children to whom I am bound.
A message conveys that I am parting with you, but actually I am also close and attached …. Even those who learned and later parted from me are close to my heart because they carry the same message of yoga – the unity in diversity. Please know that we are all brought together by the invisible hands of God to jointly work towards integrating yoga further and further. This yoga – art, science and the self-culture of man braided together – has bound us forever and this affectionate bond and feeling that belongs to the heart, not the head, is not capable of being conveyed. These are feelings which have made us all live in contentment and emanate the rays of love and delight.