Saturday, 16 June 2012

Another 'lost' text/work by Krishnamacharya?


So we have the translation to krishnamacharya's Yogasangagalu coming along nicely HERE but now I come across this....
Salutations to the Teacher and the Eternal one

"During this time, I also had the good fortune to receive some of the early writings of Sti t. Krishnamacharya of madras (present day Chenni). Among these, one short work has influenced me profoundly: Salutations to the Teacher and the Eternal one. It has been the book more than any other that has helped me to decipher and understand the ancient hatha yogic texts in their fullness "
Shandor Remete, Shadow Yoga Chaya Yoga

Anyone know of, seen or has access to a copy of this work?

Here's another reference to to from Peter Sterios writing in Yoga Journal

"In "Salutation to the Teacher and the Eternal One," a paper written by T. Krishnamacharya and distributed to students at the Yoga Mandiram in Madras, he says: "One important thing to be constantly kept in mind when doing asanas is the regulation of the breath. It should be slow, thin, long, and steady: breathing through both nostrils with a rubbing sensation at the throat and through the esophagus, inhaling when coming to the straight posture, and exhaling when bending the body."
http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/146

UPDATE
Text released by AG Mohan see this post
http://grimmly2007.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/krishnamacharyas-yoga-makaranda-part-2.html

8 comments:

  1. hi Agneta. i saw a some comments on the yuku forum where somebody contacted KYM but got nowhere but then they sat on yoga Makaranda for a long time and are still sitting on yogasanagalu.

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  2. ohhh now I see... Great news! and fantastic finding

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  3. In this forum there was some talk about this paper:
    http://movingintostillness.yuku.com/topic/3147

    Maybe decheyne or rotarydrive finally got it and can share it?

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  4. Apparently he also wrote a commentary on the Yoga Sūtras called `Yogavalli'.

    Do you know anything about it?

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  5. I'm still trying to get hold of a copy of Yogavalli, I'm guessing it's similar to Desikachar's version in Heart of Yoga and Ramaswami's, probably why I havent made more of an effort to get hold of it. But thanks for the reminder.

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  6. Keep searching Grimmly. It is out there. Try Sterios and Remete and maybe some of the KYM peeps. LOVE

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  7. Text found and released by AG Mohan as Yoga Makaranda (Part II) see this post
    http://grimmly2007.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/krishnamacharyas-yoga-makaranda-part-2.html

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from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi This blog included. "So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

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