28 May

No Expectations – A beautiful poem by Rumi


A spirit that lives in this world
and does not wear the shirt of love,
such an existence is a deep disgrace.
Be foolishly in love,
because love is all there is.
There is no way into presence
except through a love exchange.
If someone asks, But what is love?
answer, Dissolving the will.
True freedom comes to those
who have escaped the questions
of freewill and fate.
Love is an emperor.
The two worlds play across him.
He barely notices their tumbling game.
Love and lover live in eternity.
Other desires are substitutes
for that way of being.
How long do you lay embracing a corpse?
Love rather the soul, which cannot be held.
Anything born in spring dies in the fall,
but love is not seasonal.
With wine pressed from grapes,
expect a hangover.
But this love path has no expectations.
You are uneasy riding the body?
Dismount. Travel lighter.
Wings will be given.
Be clear like a mirror
reflecting nothing.
Be clean of pictures and the worry
that comes with images.
Gaze into what is not ashamed
or afraid of any truth.
Contain all human faces in your own
without any judgment of them.
Be pure emptiness.
What is inside that? you ask.
Silence is all I can say.
Lovers have some secrets
that they keep.

25 April


Despite earlier posts, I like to let you know that the mantra concert on May 7th in Mozes and Aaron kerk is happening.

The band is looking forward to this festive event, singing together for peace, love and the pure joy of singing together. Songs from my new CD and some golden oldies too!

Bring your voice, your heart and your lungs, we take care of the rest.

Prebooking and payment only € 12,50. At the door € 17,50

Starts at 20.00 hours. Doors open at 19.30 hours.

Have a great Easter and do not eat too many Easter eggs :-)!!!!!

30 March

Production of the CD Royal Swan, progress

To create a Cd is an enormous project. This is my baby and I have put everything into it, which one does when you create babies 🙂 We are finishing the mixes, we that is: Pieter Smeenk and myself, then it goes to mastering and then to the printer. Little do people realize how much work and play and also money goes into the making of a CD. It is well worth the effort I can tell you and I feel that I can be very proud of the baby.

Once my costs are covered i will donate money of the income of the Cd to projects that I support in India and elsewhere. I love doing that, because I have such a good life here and love to share of my abundance with others.

Some people have asked me why I chose the name Royal Swan for the CD. Royal Swan is the name of Maharaji Hansraj, an enlightened master who lives in Laxmanjhula, Rishikesh. He is a wonderful being beyond desrciption and his name, HansRaj, royal swan, is really what he exudes. He is also the master of my spiritual teacher ShantiMayi. I do not see her often anymore, however she lives in my heart, I guess forever!


Have a great day!

21 March

I’m in the air.

Today my website is in the air, jay ho!

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