“He insists that it is very important for a human being to go through family life. It is only through a deep understanding of family life that one can go beyond it.
He, himself, twice rejected the position of an important Ācārya because, he said, he would like to remain with his family.”
– TKV Desikachar from lectures on ‘The Yoga of T Krishnamacharya’,
given at Zinal, Switzerland 1981.