Re: Chat Xscripts & Summaries

The Chat Team’s Chat summaries have gotten thinner and thinner to the point where I don’t feel like recording them anymore. It’s clear that they’re so “in the moment” that nothing else matters, and so be it. If they don’t care, why should I?

Therefore I will no longer keep any records of chat sessions, and will shortly delete all such records after Bhau’s death. I will also delete any reference to the Chat Team and its perpetual monkeyshines from the blog archives.

Maitreya Meher Namo Namo,
Bhauji’s Vishveshwar

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Diversity is Prerequisite to Harmony

Towards the One, the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty, the Only Being, United with all the Illuminated Souls, Who form the Embodiment of the Master, the Spirit of Guidance.
–The Sufi Invocation of Inayat Khan

You Daoli ma? (Does it make sense?) Inayat Khan was the Chistia lineage Sufi Master who first transmitted orthodox Sufism to the West. I got involved with his lineage in America, in the second generation from Inayat Khan, more because of my inherent preference for everything orthodox than because of any pre-existing condition with Sufism, and also because I had karma with his successor but one, Murshida Ivy Oenita Duce, which dated back to a life we spent together in China.

(click image to enlarge) Inayat Kahn, according to Maitreya Meher, was a 5th plane saint (wali). The 5th plane is the first realm that is encountered by the pilgrim on the Path after the dreadful transition between the 4th and 5th planes (i.e. the passage from the Subtle World, the Realm of Energy to the Mental World, the Realm of Mind, which are designated the Sambhogakaya and the Dharmakaya in traditional Buddhism, where said transition is usually called something like “Passing the Gate of Nonretrogression.”) On arrival in the 5th plane, the pilgrim is safe and can help others if that is the Buddha’s will for him. But many such souls, particularly exhausted karmayogins, simply never have another interaction with this world of five pollutions and stinging red dust for the rest of their careers as individuated souls, because it is not God’s (the Buddha’s) intention to cause suffering to beings, and spiritually advanced beings in particular. But some are commanded by God to regain consciousness of the gross world to enact God’s purposes therein, and are given special sanskaras (mental and subtle impressions) which enable them to so function. Inayat Kahn was such an individual, as was his successor Murshida Duce, her Murshida from Inayat Kahn Rabia Martin, my root Guru Sri Sri Sri Vir Singh (Bhau, Bhauji) Kalchuri, and Meher Baba’s sister Manija Sheriar Irani, just to name a few.

The summation of such individuals incarnated at any given time is what Meher Baba meant by “The Spiritual Hierarchy,” and what Inayat Kahn meant by “all the Illuminated Souls” in the above quote. Wali such as Inayat Kahn, in particular, are Masters of Illuminated Mind, and they are structurally incapable of any verbal formulation which is not rigorously and dharmically true. But my interest in this quote at the moment is not so much truth as timeliness. There is an insight here into the relationship between the philosophical ideals and theological concepts of Unity, Diversity, and Harmony to which I would draw attention, for the betterment of all sentient beings in general, and the human population of this planet at the moment in particular.

Inayat Kahn was a musician by trade, and I think that is what brings him to mind when I consider this matter of Unity, Diversity and Harmony. The strings on a musical instrument, whether Inayat Kahn’s vina or my ukulele, must necessarily have clearly differentiated tones. If the strings are tuned too close, the instrument becomes muddy, and if you even try to tune two strings to the same tone, chaos is the instantaneous result. The strings will then ring slightly apart, simply because that is the nature of strings, and those two strings will then beat against each other as their nearly identical sine waves go rythmically in and out of phase, with the result that the whole instrument simply becomes dissonant and goes rapidly out of tune. (This dynamic can cause poorly-designed bridges to develop harmonic wave motion which literally tears them apart in comparatively mild winds.). Double strings across the whole instrument prevent this however, becuase then all the secondary strings get into a harem with each other, and the result is quite rich. I’m sure that advanced bridge design also employs this principle. ((Singing bridges are OK, but self-destructing ones really CREEP ME OUT, OK? — vshr)).

But all of those harmonic dibulations notwithstanding, like Inayat Kahn, what I definitely prefer to work with is single strings on a simple instrument (his vina, like my ukulele, was also four-stringed), and I seriously doubt that I will ever touch another stringed instrument but the soprano ukulele. This instrument was blessed by the Hawaiian noble class, the Ali’i, to be a door between the worlds, and it can project titanic power and huge sound, and it’s also very beautiful.

My instrument is almost the same size as the violin, and it actually has a lot in common with that noble instrument, for example: like like my voice, this instrument most definitely prefers the most classical of all possible keys: concert A. Her first string is actually even tuned to high A, and yet innummerable witless buffoons constantly abuse her with that absolute stark raving banality, the key of C! How dare they, please? Yes, I also am sometimes forced to descend to the key of C, but let us not make a habit of it, OK? As someone has somewhat inelegantly put it, “The masses are asses.” The key of C is not their fault as long as they keep it to themselves, but when they try to impose it on others, limits must be set and maintained! In today’s Hawaiian music scene, it’s not hard to detect the most skilled player in the jam session, it’s invariably the one who first opens in concert A. Concert A is the elephant in the room, and the key of D (4th from A) is the mynah bird on the set, who is constantly reminding you (often in the form of D7 which is just pervasive in Hawaiian music) about the elephant in the room, whether you like it or not.

Yes, there is Unity within Diversity, and the wierd dominance of Concert A is proof of that. But getting rid of Diversity, which is the real purpose, conscious or unconscious, of all organizational/political attempts to authoritatively impose Unity, does not produce either Unity or Harmony. The universal effect of all such attempts always has been and always will be utter chaos, pure and simple. Want proof? Check the news please. Or read history. Chinese history is, in fact, if you actually read it in the source, one long rigorous proof of my argument here, literally documented over a period of 5,000 years. As Mao Zedong Bodhisattva Mahasattva once put it: “Contradiction is the soul of the Universe.” Unity? Best let that sleeping dog lie, lest it take out its limitless and relentless rage by biting us all to death!

Maitreya Meher Namo Namo,
Vishveshwar Bodhisattva

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Comments on Direction, Myrtle Beach Center Executive Director Announcement

((With respect to the following communication from Myrtle Beach, I’m happy that the qualifications for the candidate for Executive Director don’t include the current Ahmednagar buzz word “unity,” which, in real fact, was never used by Meher Baba Himself. In general, when governments and organizations obsess “unity,” all this means is that they’re getting ready to delete your civil rights and human rights, or else this same word is their excuse after the fact of already having done that.

But in addition to that, in the case of AMBPPCT, this “unity” trip in Ahmednagar is just the latest in a long line of clandestine attempts to create a religion in Meher Baba’s name, which is exactly what He did not want, and I hope that Meher Spiritual Center never gets sucked into such a betrayal of the entire purpose of Meher Baba’s Advent.

After the overwhelming primacy of Divine Love (Prem) itself, the major theme of Meher Baba’s life and work was exactly His continuous and virulent denunciations of those seeking to establish a religion in His name. For Meher Baba, direction was always critical, and religion was always equally taboo.

Bhauji would have been in favor of a proper Executive Director at Meher Spiritual Center, and for what it’s worth, so am I. –vshr))

Meher Spiritual Center Executive Director Announcement

Worldwide Baba Family Chat/Meeting Team
Apr 25 at 3:48 PM

Message body

Subject: Meher Spiritual Center to Hire an Executive Director

From The Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Board of Directors

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Greetings to our extended Baba Family,

We are writing to share with you all some important news. The Center is entering a new era in which, in addition to maintaining our primary focus on providing the Center as a retreat, we will also focus on fulfilling other aspects of the charter that Meher Baba approved. These including service, dissemination of Meher Baba’s life and message, and providing leadership within the Meher Baba community. In order to help fulfill these roles, we are recruiting a qualified individual to serve as the executive director for the Center.

As we seek candidates for this position, the most important qualification will be their full dedication to the purposes of Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. as laid down by Baba. We will also be looking for a candidate who possesses excellent leadership, communication, and management skills. The qualities of service, humility, and responsibility that Baba indicated were the watchwords of the spiritual life will also be essential. You can find an in-depth position description on the Center’s website:

HYPERLINK “http://www.mehercenter.org/pastandpresent/planning-and-support.html” \t “_blank” http://www.mehercenter.org/pastandpresent/planning-and-support.html

including instructions for how to apply.

If after reviewing the position description, you are interested in being considered for the position of executive director, we encourage you to apply.

Or, if there are others who you believe would be a good candidate, please make them aware of the opportunity and encourage them to apply.

As the Center moves forward into this new era, we trust wholly in His loving guidance and know that the Center will always be His, a place of pilgrimage for all time.

The Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Board of Directors
Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Adi Blum, Buz Connor, Ann Edelman,
Bruce Felknor, Annie Hall, Linda Hansen, Meherwan Irani,
Barbara Plews, Daniel Stone, Jo Taylor and Michael Tych


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Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2017

The above prophetic graphic, which is displayed in Mandali Hall at Meherazad, shows what will be at issue in the lives of the youngsters that go to these youth programs at Meherabad. If you are not DOA at this point, you have to know that, as a whole planet, we are now seriously on the brink of what Meher Baba called “My Manifestation,” of which He said among other things, “Three quarters of the world will be destroyed”, and “It will come to an end when people are on their knees saying ‘Oh God, Oh God!'”

If I had children at this stage, I certainly would want them to be PHYSICALLY connected to God’s Light. The most powerful and effective source of God’s Light on this planet at this time is Meher Baba’s Mahasamadhi at Meherabad.

Forewarned is forearmed, if you intend to be worth anything at all to anybody at all at this late stage of the game. –Bhauji’s Vishveshwar, 11 Apr 17

Dear Baba Lovers,

We are delighted to announce: With Beloved Baba’s Love Blessings, the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas – 2017 will be celebrated from 20th August, 2017 afternoon through 26th August, 2017 afternoon in Meherabad. Kindly visit the AMBPPCT website for full details.

AMBPPCT website link:

http://www.ambppct.org/yas17.php

For questions or further information, email:

mbyas@ambppct.org

SAHAVAS QUICK FACTS:

What: In August, 100 young adults will gather at Meherabad to spend seven days together in the company of the Ancient One. The keynote of the “Sahavas” is the celebration of Meher Baba’s love through sharing, creative expression (such as art, music and drama), and service at Meherabad. This year the Theme of Sahavas is The Power of Baba’s Name.

Who: Young Adult Baba Lovers from ages 18 years to 35 years.

When: The Sahavas starts on 20th August, Sunday and continues through lunch on 26th August, Saturday. Registration for the Sahavas is scheduled for 20th August, Sunday from 2.00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Where: Sahavas participants will be staying in Hostel C.

Please note! Sahavas participation forms will be available on the Trust website:

http://www.ambppct.org/yas17.php

from 1st June, 2017.

Baba lovers from outside India may contact us on:

mbyas@ambppct.org

for advance intimation to participate in the Sahavas and making their travel reservations.

We look forward to seeing you at the Sahavas!

In His Love and Service,

Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas Team,
Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust, Ahmednagar.

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Riff of 14 Mar 17 – Of Windows, NCIS, et. al.

When I write ‘riff’ it means that there are things that I want to communicate about, which I know going in are never going to be rational however I present them, but they are intuitive, at least in my terms, and hopefully in terms of my audience. And what gives me hope about this is that it has become abundantly clear that the great majority of those who read me anymore are Asian, and Asians are by nature intuitive processors. And it’s not just East Asians anymore, I’m being hit from all over SE and South Asia as well, and among the major perpetratiors are Mother India and the entire Indian cultural sphere of influence in SE Asia, including Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the extended Chinese cultural spnere of influence including Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea, as well as Australia, and I seriously suspect Australia’s east Asian community in this. The Chinese mainland government itself also reads me, of course, albeit under slimy hegemonist protocols that screw up the blog host’s traffic-ware.

And what of that difficult, difficult group, the Americans, who used to be virtually my entire audience? Let’s face it, in general terms Americans are not up to Asians when it comes to intuitive processing. That means they are behind Asia in enacting the Avatar of God’s agenda for the planet. Meher Baba said “The Age of Reason is now over, this is now the Age of Intuition,” (by virtue of His Advent). The Americans are in the throes of learning to depend on intuitive processing. That is exactly what the current chaos in American government is about. Such chaos is inevitably the individual and collective result of people finally being forced to act on the presenting reality that reason is no longer a viable determinant of either perception or action…

The whole text of this rather long screed can be found here: Riff of 14 Mar 17, etc., in the Other section on the navigation bar of the bloghead.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Vishveshwar

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Summer Break

The Chatwallas sent me this, which I’d like to feature, to remind the world about the summer break at Meherabad/Mehernagar, which happens every year:

Subject: Worldwide Meher Baba Family Chat/Meeting
In the Spirit of Oneness
Originating from Meherabad

Sunday, 5th March 2017
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2017
Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

With apologies, CHAT-MEETING IS CANCELLED THIS SUNDAY MARCH 5th 2017, due to conflicting events.

Next week, Sunday 12th March 2017, Mehernath Kalchuri is our guest – we will webcast from Ahmednagar. The announcement will be sent out as usual.

After next Sunday, we will have a break for about two months during the very hot summer months here when Pilgrim season is closed, and then resume. There may be some exceptions – stay tuned!

We hope that everyone had a brilliant and uplifting Beloved Baba’s Birthday!

And we hope that some of you were able to join us during our webcast of the very happy and lively East-West variety-entertainment birthday celebration program in Avatar Meher Baba Ahmednagar Centre.

In His Love
Chatwallas.

I’m going to spend the summer singing and playing ukulele with my group, and power-listening to local Taiwan radio, which is also about awesome music. Bhau wanted me to sing, and in my semi-secluded yogic phase over the last several years, I let that whole focus go (except for Prayers and morning Aarti at 0700, which I did not miss on a single day!). Now I’m definitely back into the world and into music, but with a teacher and a group. Hawaiian music is magical, and I will write more about that activity later today on my other blog in the current month’s newsletter, which is almost out of the pipeline.

I couldn’t come to India for Meher Baba’s birthday this year because, as it turned out, I also had conflicting activities. I think that there’s a good chance that I will be free to come again in my usual season: Ganesh Chaturthi, 25 Aug to 5 Sep this year, or later in October.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Vishveshwar

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Mission Redirect

Having passed through White Ashes, this imperishable hard bone old robeless monk has decided once again to purge all political content from all of his blogs, to include graphics and tags as well as written content, whether currently published or unpublished. The Chinese language blog will come down completely. Political involvement is a direct violation of the Fixed Conditions of Avatar Meher Baba’s New Life, the severe ethical code by which I have chosen to live.

This is not like my previous purges, because after White Ashes, my words are binding and they are self-fulfilling prophecies. I’ve gone through a fundamental and irreversible change of state, and this purge of political content is forever.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Vishveshwar Bodhisattva

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