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Unfinished business in Rishikesh 1 ( Bodhi Sattva Ki Jai ! 2)

Recently I said to yet another Swami that I had quite some unfinished business in Rishikesh. The humoristic undertone was not to be missed. Yet, like all jokes, they may come from far but they come from somewhere. Like the … Continue reading

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Why we go guru

Yesterday I gave it a try to explain to a lokal hotel keeper here in Rishikesh why people ‘have a guru’. We were having a conversation and this question came up from him. I find quite often that we, let’s … Continue reading

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Questions, always questions.

Let’s try a blog again. From the tablet this time. A lifetime back, once upon a time in Tiruvannamalai, say six weeks ago, I asked Swami Atmananda if he was willing to read two of my blogs and talk about … Continue reading

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Hèhè, Hèhè, Hèhè, Hèhèppy Xmass

“Je hebt wel gelijk 🇱🇺 🇱🇺 🇱🇺”, schreef iemand mij vanmorgen. Mag ik me even uitleven? De aloude spanning tussen “God, give me patience, but give it now.” en “Thy will be done.” ontlaadt zich: Hèhè, Hèhè, Hèhè, Hèhè, Hèhè, … Continue reading

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Time is a bitch. (Report of two meditations)

A week ago I posted a Dutch blog on facebook and wrote this statement: Ik schrijf voor mijzelf. Voel je vrij te lezen wat ik schreef. Now I start writing this blog I feel that I want to add this … Continue reading

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Wild West mentality anchored in the USA constitution. Nu ook met Lubach.

On facebook I announced that I will make a blog with the first reactions that reached me on the mass shooting that recently happened in Las Vegas. I checked the source of the image titled GUN MURDERS PER 100,000 RESIDENTS. … Continue reading

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Sunglasses and humor

I came across a cartoon that reminded me of a short facebook dialogue I had with a friend. I reproduce the dialogue and the cartoon: Me: Daniel Dennett, a materialist, right? Friend:  … a brilliant observer and commentator on the … Continue reading

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Bodhi Sattva Ki Jai !

SEP10 Amsterdam Intensive Public · Hosted by Sat Shree & New Dharma Going clock Sunday, September 10 at 1 PM – 7 PM 3 days ago pin De Nieuwe Yogaschool Laurierstraat 109, 1016PL Amsterdam, Netherlands Hans van der Gugten went … Continue reading

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While sitting

Language is the miracle that makes it possible for us to ponder about the miracle that we are, that we are experiencing, that we are observing, that we are aware of, that we sometimes even completely are overlooking. While sitting … Continue reading

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Intentional rebelling in words

This blog hibernated through the winter as a concept. I set it free. (Unknown ‪ sculpture by David Altmejd) I intend to start writing two blogs from now (16-10-’16) on and both will start with the same sentence that I … Continue reading

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