There is a large glass cupboard in the institute which has a few items that belonged to Guruji. The legendary stop-watch caught my attention today as I stood waiting for a friend. A piece of time ticking away for a man who defined time and space through asana.
I knew him not but rest in the promise of the Śvetāśvatara Upanishad…
यस्य देवे परा भक्ति: यथा देवे तथा गुरौ ।
तस्यैते कथिता ह्यर्था: प्रकाशन्ते महात्मन: ।।२३।।
प्रकाशन्ते महात्मन इति ।
He who has the same supreme devotion for the Guru as for God, indeed to the great person the spoken meanings of the Upanishads become revealed.
-Translation from the book by Swami Tejomayanand
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namaha