Here is my definition of ‘enlightenment’: It is a shedding of light on the fact that any sense of separation uses a false assumption. Listening to stories ‘leading to enlightenment’ can create headaches. Such headaches are instinctive indicators that we should not give any importance to any stories, no matter how dramatic they may sound. Over-valuing the drama (movie) and its actors is the only distraction from naturally seeing that we are free from any appearing action figure or circumstances.
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 UG Krishnamurti several times in Switzerland
Organised ‘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).
Heard Paul Hedderman’s pointers to realising ‘what we are not.’
Met Sailor Bob Adamson in the 1990s for the first time and repeatedly 20 years later (photo is from 2014). Blessing.
“Nowhere to go, nothing to get”
‘Benevolent Indifference’ (Francis Lucille)