Layoga对 GURU Sharathji专栏采访
Leslie: What is a Sadakha?
Sharath: A Sadakha is a practitioner who dedicates himself to the practice and the lineage. Yoga isn’t that which can be practiced by watching videos or reading books. Yoga has to come from a parampara, from a lineage, and you have to devote to that lineage and try to learn yoga. That is how the yoga should come.
Leslie: The “one-on-one” approach, done with little talking, does it help us better learn our true nature?
Sharath: In our lineage, you can’t teach in masses. We can teach, but we can’t connect to many people. We can’t understand our students unless we are teaching one-on-one. When there are too many students, we can’t reach everyone. Your voice can reach, but you can’t give personal attention to each student. Everyone has different body structures, mindsets, and flexibilities. Only when you are one-on-one can you understand the students and give what they need.
Leslie: Does this help their spiritual path?
Sharath: Spiritual path is when you get connected with your guru. When you give personal attention to a student, there’s lots of energy that flows through your student. He can feel the energy. When people come to practice in Mysore, there is certain energy here. That energy is generated by a guru. When that energy is generated by a guru, everyone will follow him, everyone will connect to him, everyone can feel his energy and try to practice in that energy. In a mass, you can’t have that same energy. It’s like going to a rock concert, you are just hearing but you can’t get connected to the singer.
Leslie: How do you see Ashtanga yoga making an impact in the world?
Sharath: There is no particular place it will make an impact. There is no one place for yoga. Many places yoga has reached, many countries, many nationalities. Yoga doesn’t belong to one culture. Everyone should practice yoga for their own well-being. Once that happens, the whole planet becomes a spiritual place. The whole planet will become totally different. Everyone will realize their own responsibility in their life towards this planet, towards humanity, so that’s what we have to think about. Yoga will give you that kind of knowledge. It’s not just physical, it’s overall how to keep your own well-being, and keeping others’ well-being. So, that is called yoga.
Sharath: 没有有特定的地方会产生影响。瑜伽已经遍及许多地方,许多国家,许多民族。瑜伽不属于一种文化。每个人都应该为自己的幸福练习瑜伽。一旦发生,整个地球就变成了一个灵性的地方。整个地球将会变得完全不同。每个人都将会意识到自己对这个星球、对人类的责任, 这是我们要思考的。瑜伽会给你这样的知识。这不仅仅是身体上的,它是个整体即如何保持自己的健康,保持别人的幸福。所以,这就是瑜伽。