After trekking the Himalayas in search of enlightenment Uncle Boris was not the same as before; a subtle yet noticeable grace permeated all who came in his presence. Many found that just being near Uncle Boris gave them a sense of inner-peace they had not experienced before.
People sought Uncle Boris to help them with their problems and Uncle Boris gladly offered what he could.
One person who came to Uncle Boris for assistance was a man named Clark. Clark suffered from chronic sadness.
Clark asked Uncle Boris to help him find happiness. Uncle Boris knew jnana yoga would be the ultimate healing for Clark’s sadness but could sense that Clark did not yet posses the equilibrium and balance for such a practice. To prepare Clark for Jnana Yoga Uncle Boris taught Clark an asana from little-known and secret form of hatha yoga.
Here is a rare drawing of Uncle Boris teaching Clark this asana :
Clark received daily instruction from Uncle Boris and after several weeks of diligent practice Clark became less sad. After a few months of practice Clark felt happy.
Now that Clark felt happy Uncle Boris explained it was time to move beyond personal feelings of happiness or sadness and on to jnana yoga.
But Clark experienced a hurdle often encountered by spiritual seekers; once his initial problem of sadness seemed solved he lost his focus and strayed from the path. Uncle Boris knew that over time Clark’s sadness would return and urged him to continue his spiritual practice but Clark refused.
Clark left Uncle Boris and wandered throughout Europe. While visiting England his sadness returned. Not knowing what else to do he began practicing the asana he had learned from Uncle Boris.
The owner of a traveling circus noticed Clark practicing the asana in a park and convinced him to join the circus as “Clark The English Posture Master.”
Clark’s fame is legendary. Whether his fate left him happy or sad is unknown.
Uncle Boris wishes him well.