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October 15, 2013

This Dude is Pretty Damn Cool.

93 years old, and so full of health and life, and joy!

Joy makes for a long, happy life. If you’re lucky, and grateful, and active, and practice constantly.

The Rituals of Kumar Pallana

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Plate Spinner, Acrobat, Yoga Instructor…Movie Star.

Granted, there might be a few things that he can’t do, but this much is certain: Kumar Pallana can do an awful lot of things, and he’s really, really cool. The guy can juggle, spin plates and do a handstand on a chair that’s balanced on some bottles. He knows a bunch of yoga moves and he’s always showing up in Wes Anderson movies. Plus he makes a mean cup of chai, counts beads and meditates. “Without the concentration, you cannot do nothing,” he says. “My soul is my guru; my experience is my guru.”

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Update: Kumar Pallana passed away on October 10, 2013.

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