Author Archives: Hans van der Gugten

Back on my feet, another addendum to my Open letter to Isaac Shapiro

This is the 4th blog in a row on this subject, see the others here, here and here. Dearest Isaac, Because you deleted me from the Facebook group Friends of Isaac and Meike, I will refrain from sending you this … Continue reading

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Coolblue, best wel cool.

De bezorging van de nieuwe machines voor mijn ‘huishoudhoekje’ had nogal wat voeten in de aarde. In mijn laatste mail aan het leverend bedrijf Coolblue beloofde ik van die ervaring een blog te maken. Ik monteer onze emailwisseling zo, dat … Continue reading

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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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