Here is my definition of ‘enlightenment’: It is a shedding of light on the fact that any sense of separation is based on a false assumption. Who owns the light for this realization? It can’t be a separate individual as that has been seen to be wrongly assumed. Listening to stories ‘leading to enlightenment’ can create headaches. Such headaches are natural indicators that we should not give any importance to any stories, no matter how dramatic they may sound. The belief in the drama (movie) itself is the only distraction from naturally seeing the scene as it appears and disappears on an empty screen.
Grew up in Germany
Interest in Self-realization 1970
Initiated into TM (1970)
Met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and became TM teacher (1973)
Met Jiddu Krishnamurti several times in Switzerland
Met U G Krishnamurti several times in Switzerland
Organized ‘Esoteric Holidays’ and invited speakers from different traditions
Resigned as TM teacher as the organization didn’t like these holidays (1977)
Initiated into Kriya Yoga by Swami Hariharanana Giri who stayed at Dietrich’s farmhouse (1977). Hariharananda was co-student with Yogananda – both had Sri Yukteswar Giri as their teacher.
Immigrated to Australia (1985)
Travel to India (South and North), mixing with messengers of truth (1990)
Other meetings: Gangaji in Byron Bay (Australia), Tony Parsons (Kisslegg, Germany), Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Paul Smit, Jac O’Keeffe, Unmani (USA).
Paul Hedderman is appreciated for his wonderful pointers to ‘what we are not’.
Met Sailor Bob Adamson in the 1990’s for the first time (photo was taken in 2014).
“Nowhere to go, nothing to get”