“Simply see with open eyes and open mind. Without hanging on to anything, by looking through into the depth of yourself. The realization of man can be found only in the act of being human itself - being human while being aware of the eternity of Being.” *
OM embodies in his work the link between Eastern non-duality and Christian mysticism, of depth psychology and philosophy, beyond the limits of religions and confessions. In the course of this, he often refers to the tradition of Advaita, which has been revived in the 20th century by Shri Ramana Maharshi, Shri H.W.L. Poonja, the American Gangaji and others (neo-Advaita). OM acts in the tradition of these teachers and by being rooted in early Christian teaching. His work in the tradition of silence can be described by three functions: teacher (of wisdom), healer (of the soul), seer (of the heart).
"If I summarized the spiritual teaching in a single book, its title would be: A Life without 'I' ." *
Cedric Parkin was born in 1962, and to date, lives in Hamburg. He studied psychology and the teachings of the Enneagram. Furthermore, he was involved with Sufism and Shamanism and worked as a non-medical practitioner. He was a seeker until he met his greatest teacher - death.
"The accident was grace itself" *
On August 6, 1990, Cedric Parkin dies in a fatal car accident. He is brought back to life by the doctors but remains in a coma for days. This shock releases an experience of awakening, in the still darkness of his dying he meets his immortal Self.
"I had the great good luck of being granted a total experience, not only immaterial but also impersonal, in which duality dissolved. Yet I am certain that the illusion would have revived itself, if I had not met an awakened teacher a short time afterwards" *
Shortly after the accident OM meets the American Advaita-teacher Gangaji. Being enlightened herself, she understands his experience and guides him deeper inward. OM's realization deepens to the total and impersonal recognition of: I AM THAT. Thankfully he writes to Gangaji in 1994: I speak through your mouth, because it is mine. This is the no-place where I meet you not as a student, not as a teacher, not even as a brother. As your SELF.
*All quotations from OM