Author Archives: Hans van der Gugten

For the record and some remarks, don’t worry I’m speaking to myself

  (See also the previous and -yet to come- next blog) After I wrote my long open letter to my longtime teacher Isaac Shapiro a lot happened for me. Most if not all communication about this happened outside the place … Continue reading

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Erotiek in de middeleeuwen

(Gif gepikt van facebook, met dank aan P.C.) Opeens denk ik dat het toch wel jammer is dat ik zo weinig blogs schrijf dezer dagen. Er is zoveel dat ik lees dat het vermelden waard is/zou zijn. Neem nu dit … Continue reading

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Overnight conversion, addendum to my Open letter to Isaac Shapiro

(See also the previous and next blog) Dearest Isaac, I am so naive. I seriously thought for a very long time that you were a faithful serial monogamist. When I came back to you, (2001?), after over a year having … Continue reading

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“A diabolical dilemma”. Open letter to my long-time teacher Isaac Shapiro.

(Also see the next blog)  The following is a painstaking report of my personal process. Dearest Isaac, As you know, I have a habit of writing in great detail when I think that something needs to be clarified. Why so? … Continue reading

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‘I am’ is aways a complaint.

About one and a half year ago I wrote this in a blog: Quote PS. I am already for long been busy trying to come up with a reflective piece of text about almost 20 years of satsang. The working … Continue reading

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Kroegentocht, last stop: Tao Café

Tot nu toe heb ik twee rondjes emailcontact gehad met mijn Taotrainer Reinoud Eleveld. (Zie: Kroegpraat. Onaf, ruw en ongepolijst. en Kroegpraat. De nazit. // Meer kroegpraat. (Top posted weergave van een ‘dialoog’) ). Het lijkt mij een beetje aan … Continue reading

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Inn The Ecstatic Particle. (Unfinished business in Rishikesh 2)

Laxmanjhula, April 1 2019. Open letter to ShantiMayi.   Dearest ShantiMayi, How to begin? Suddenly I am reminded of the story you told about this person feeding fish to the birds and his/her neighbour throwing stones to the birds giving … Continue reading

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Khajuraho revisited

https://goo.gl/images/8kD994 Just for the intriguing fun of it, I copy here the impersonal part of what I recently wrote to Swami Atmananda on Khajuraho. QUOTE I even googled for ‘khajuraho which part of the sculptures is of erotic nature?’, because … Continue reading

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“My masturbation praxis is in a way a protest movement. :—).

Recently I wrote Swami Atmananda two emails. His answer to a certain part of it, (‘I enjoy what you wrote about Khajuraho etc and agree with all the points you made about the Pope declaration (about Evil) and the Catholic Church.’), made … Continue reading

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Taboomerang Ki Jai (whatever we suppress will get back to us)

Tiruvannamalai, January 28 20019. Hello Son of Bro, This is my belated answer to your last email. I have decided to make a blog out of our dialogue, so I have anonymized you to be the Son of Bro and … Continue reading

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