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Fotografie Robert Saltzman
2022-08-23
Reading time: 2 min (523 words)

De Tienduizend Dingen

In the spring of 2023, a Dutch translation of one of the most important books of my life will be published: The Ten Thousand Things by Robert Saltzman. De Tienduizend Dingen will be published by Samsara Publishing House and has been translated by yours truly, together...

Demonstratie 1978 Steenwijk
2022-08-06
Reading time: 2 min (614 words)

An anarchist vision

Long, long ago, in my adolescence, I discovered the early writers of the anarchist ideal: Michael Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Max Stirner, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Emma Goldman and many others. They propose a society without rulers and domination, without authority. It is the set...

Bijzon in Middelkerke
2022-08-05
Reading time: 2 min (543 words)

About spirituality

Like "love", "consciousness" and so many other concepts, "spirituality" is a concept that has a different meaning for everyone. For some it is synonymous with "religion", for others it is burning incense and sitting cross-legged on a pillow. The word usually gives me the creeps....

Sannyasin in Grada Rajneesh
2022-08-04
Reading time: 5 min (1255 words)

Swami Pantha Chinmayo (1983 - 20??)

In the early eighties I came into contact with disciples and books of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later called 'Osho') and decided some time later to take 'sannyas' as well, that is, to become a follower of Rajneesh. In the Dutch vernacular at the time they said tha...

UG Krishnamurti
2022-08-01
Reading time: 3 min (794 words)

The Mystique of Enlightenment

I read this book when I was a sannyasin of Rajneesh for some time, well on my way to 'enlightenment'. So I thought. It was written by a namesake of the famous spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti, namely Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, better known by the abbreviation '...

Zen en de kunst van het motoronderhoud
2022-07-26
Reading time: 2 min (672 words)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

This book by Robert Pirsig was discussed in a work group on epistomology, of which I was a member. I spent weeks on it. An absolutely wonderful book! The story consists of several layers, including: