The author (Cologne, Germany, 1972) is an indologist specialized in hindu and buddhist philosophy. For his master thesis he has translated the mahaparinirvana sutra from sanskrit to dutch. He has learned Sanskrit by translating parts of the dasakumaracarita, buddhacharita, megadhuta, ramayana, mahabharata, the upanishads and the rig veda from sanskrit into dutch. He has visited India a lot. A strong attraction to the teachings of the upanishads brought him to a deeper study of all kind of philosophical works related to the upanishads. He is a master degree from Ghent University.
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