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Even here

Even here Remembering my own birth, I know how it felt to fall to earth. It feels like falling from a clear, soft lightness, to heavy molasses. It felt sticky, labour-some, and most of all, suffocating. What was instantaneous in … Continue reading

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Leadenly Times, or, Why Arjuna had to fight

Once I was so much engulfed in seriousness that it felt so heavy, that it was almost impossible to bear. Everything was full of meaning, heavy of bearing like lead. It was hard to breath, hard to sleep, only the silence in … Continue reading

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Comparison of Devanagari fonts on OS X using the 807 documented ligatures of classical Sanskrit, according to the research of Ulrich Stiehl

This short article is from my new blog https://sanskritstudiesblog.wordpress.com. The actual work is to be found in the PDF that you can download at the end of the article. It took quite a lot of time to create this chart. As a result I can … Continue reading

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All dies kümmert mich nicht mehr

Nach einer Weile des Vergessens, Erinnerns, Vergessens und wieder Erinnerns, und so fort, begann Furcht mein Herz zu ergreifen, sobald ich die Schleier des Vergessens wieder über mich schließen fühlte, und aus den Tiefen meiner Seele schrie ich aus vollen Lungen, „Nein, Ich will nicht mehr in die Dunkelheit dieser rauen Welt zurück, Ich will nicht mehr ertrinken, Ich will das alles nicht mehr vergessen.“ … Als dieser Prozess began vor ein paar Jahren, als ich began mich in diesem Vorgang des Vergessens zu entspannen, mich dem hingab, und nicht nur hingab, sonder es mit Liebe umarmte, began ich zu begreifen… Nein, „begreifen“ ist nicht das richtige Wort, Ich wurde „gewahr“.

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Not of my concern anymore

I thought, once you know the answers to the main questions, the answers to why you are here and what life is all about, you achieved all there is to achieve. I thought, once you are ‘enlightened’, there is nothing … Continue reading

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The Handling of Thoughts, or the trap of wanting to have a beautiful meditation experience again or to avoid unpleasant experiences

This was written originally by me as an answer to the meditation experiences of a friend. I rewrote it slightly for this blog. In many traditions one usually starts with meditation techniques like this: Sitting silently and watching ones breath, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Vipassana and the Buddhist world view

Some weeks ago I participated in a 10 days course on Vipassana. The course was designed according to S.N Goenka of the burmese tradition of the Theravada buddhism. More information about Goenka’s tradition can be found here: http://www.dhamma.org/ He claims … Continue reading

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Enlightenment, before, during and after

The following article is not from me, but from Rani. I have found it today in the Information Space from Steven Black. The german translation is from the spiritual german monthly magazin “Connection”. I have worked there long time ago, directly after my … Continue reading

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Erleuchtung: davor, währenddessen, danach

Der folgende Artikel stammt nicht von mir, sondern von Rani. Ich habe ihn heute im Information Space von Steven Black gefunden. Die deutsche Übersetzung des Artikels entstammt der Webseite der Connection, einer deutschen spirituellen Monatszeitschrift. Ich habe dort vor langer … Continue reading

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Gedanken zum dritten Kapitel der Yoga Sutren von Patanjali, ‘Vibhuti Pada’ oder ‘Über die übernatürlichen Kräfte’

English Version Das dritte Kapitel der Yoga Sutren war immer das umstrittenste Kapitel. Patanjali, völlig wertfrei und aufrecht bis auf die Knochen, hat in den Yoga Sutren absolut nichts verborgen, wie es so gerne in unserer heutigen Zeit gemacht wird, … Continue reading

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Meine Gedanken zur TM-Organisation und meine Erfahrung Verantwortung dafür zu übernehmen

English Version Die TM-Organisation begann mit einem einzelnen Mann, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Er brachte den Stein ins Rollen und damit Millionen Menschen auf dem Globus zur Meditation. Ich bin einer davon. 1976, im Alter von 15 Jahren erlernte ich die … Continue reading

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My thoughts about the TM organization and my experience of taking responsibility

Deutsche Version The TM organization started as a single man, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He started a ball rolling and brought millions of people around the globe towards meditation. I am one of them. 1976 at the age of 15 I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘Vibhuti Pada’, ‘About Supernatural Powers’, the 3rd chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Deutsche Version This chapter has always been the most controversial in the Yoga sutras. Patanjali, being un-judgmental and honest down to bare-bone truth, did not hide any knowledge as it is loved to do so in our times, where truths … Continue reading

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A short recapitulation

I was born 1961 in a small workers town near the Ruhr area of Germany as the eldest kid of 4 of a miner and a shop girl. I do hardly remember anything of my first years on earth.

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