I am a co-founder and the current chairman of the Advayavada Foundation and the director of its mouthpiece, the Advayavada Buddhism Information Center. I was born in Eindhoven in the Netherlands on March 6th, 1934, but grew up in Argentina, where I lived from 1939 until 1964 (in Buenos Aires and the Chaco). In Dutch, I published Tao is de weg
(poetry) in 1987, then a new version of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching
(Bres, Amsterdam 1990), and in 1994 and 1996 two editions of a translation of Chapter 8 of Sir Edwin Arnold's The Light of Asia
. Although a second-hand copy of T.R.V. Murti's The Central Philosophy of Buddhism
had already triggered my specific ideas about non-dual Buddhism on August 12th, 1986 (and I was reading Alan Watts and D.T. Suzuki long before that), I only became a Buddhist formally (at the Amsterdam Buddhavihara) on October 8th, 1995.
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