short story

Did this great interview over Skype with the sweetest guy in Paris who worked at a physio clinic in Mysore for years, treating yoga injuries. At the end he asked me about the picture on the rail above me. "Is that Ramana Maharshi?" He couldn't quite make it out. I turned around and wondered what he could be looking at. "No! That's Leonard Cohen!" I said, laughing. He said "Well you know Ramana was gravely injured by sitting in meditation too long. Do you think injuries obstruct a yogi's capacity for enlightenment?" "I doubt it," I replied. "That would be pretty bloody ableist!" We laughed and then hung up and I thought about all of Uncle Leonard's injuries, and how often we mistake one person for another, and how it's all connected.

-- Matthew Remski via facebook