“This traditional transmission
goes through life
as ‘the Direct Path’.
I refer to it also as
‘the transmission of
Heart & Space’ …”
In 1987 Randolph met Alexander Smit, the Dutch teacher of Advaita Vedanta, who had been a direct disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. After three years of intensive contact, Randolph realized, at the age of 31, who he was and had always been. With the discovery of his True Nature his search ended and his journey of realization began. In the years that followed he was piloted through all the classic traps and pitfalls of the mind. This was, as he has said: “a seven-year-long process during which every form of attention was taken into the Heart, there to be completely and definitively lost, ultimately to rise again as the Radiant.” Through realizations of oneness and the Absolute, the ultimate Liberation manifested itself. This ultimate Liberation is something quite different from the oneness and enlightenment which are often seen these days as the final spiritual destination.
Randolph passes on the essence of two traditions. From Selvarajan Yesudian, a student of Sri Ramana Maharshi and one of the first yogis who came to Europe in the 1950's, he received the Heart Transmission at a young age. Through Alexander Smit, from the Navnath Sampradaya tradition, was his immediacy awakened.
The spontaneous convergence of these two traditions has resulted in an extraordinary combination, which makes the teachings unbelievably direct and intense as well as pure and full of love.
Randolph is the father of four children and has given Satsang for ten years, in Bilthoven, Amsterdam, Belgium and in Spain on Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.