I was born and raised in Thiruvannamalai next to the amazing Arunachala mountain. Because of this my whole life has been a religious and spiritual inclined journey with many ups and downs on the way. I am happy to say that things are going very well for me and got recently married and have all the time and possibilities to keep my spiritual journey going. This is what I like to share with other seekers on the same journey as I am in the unique position of not only living in such an enchanted place but also know most of the locations of the living masters and samadhi's in and around Tamil Nadu.
Edwin van Ouwerkerk
My whole life can be summed up in one sentence, the search for the truth. This all started to become serious when I entered the university in America and studied physics and science to understand the basic principles underlying the physical universe. the deeper I studied to unveil the basic principles the clearer it became that all the answers were not to be found in physics alone. To get a better understanding of who I am for example and if the universe is actually real or not, I had to turn to India. This meant almost full time meditation in the form of self-inquiry. This opened up a whole new world for me and basically all the things I thought I knew was disintegrating into an abyss. What was left cannot be described by words anymore and here I found that there are no answers for the truth but that you are it.
We first met each other in february 2013 for a long Jeeva samadhi tour of 40 days. It was amazing to say the least. All the people and places we have met cannot be describes by words. The energy was extremely high and powerful near almost all the places we have been. We even spend time inside the Thavasi cave in Sathuragiri hills.
It was life changing and even today they energy continues to work on us. This is also the main reason why we like to share such an experience with others as nothing will equal the depth and impact such a tour can have on somebody.