((Originally posted on 9/11/2013 to Meher Chowk -vshr))
There is a little bit of general information about Meher Baba’s Manifestation on my About page. There is a lot of all kinds of information and opinion about it on the Avatar Meher Baba Manifesting site. That site also calls Meher Baba’s Manifestation the “breaking of his silence,” which I think is accurate. But I’m going to use that big M word because I like it.
The events of the Manifestation stage tend to be catastrophic, and appear to be caused by the dynamics of the world, not the action of Meher Baba. But we who follow him know that Meher Baba set all of this in motion by his “universal work” on the inner planes, which absorbed much of his energy, particularly towards the end of his life. Catastropies which change us are part of Meher Baba’s Manifestation, he predicted a period of many of them on all levels, and 9/11 is a perfect example. It was a catastrophic event that changed us irreversibly; more security, more government snooping, less respect for individual rights, less real freedom. On the whole, I think that you could say that 9/11 made America more Chinese, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing altogether – we have a lot of civil disorder in America, and Chinese administration is, in fact, the quickest way past that.
But the effects of 9/11 is just the beginning of the changes involved in Meher Baba’s Manifestation. There will be many, many more such events which change us irreversibly, and one of the net effects of them will be to loosen the strictures that have resulted from 9/11. Edward Snowden’s excellent adventure is an example of this.
Only when the Manifestation period is through (i.e., the rolling disasters die down) will we proceed to Meher Baba’s New Humanity stage, at a time and under circumstances which I cannot even visualize. In the last thread there was an outsider using a handle that criticized Motormouth Kalchuri for not being up to Meher Baba’s New Humanity, which is essentially an unfair criticism, because in general, none of us are up to that right now. Motormouth himself, as a whole phenomenon, as disgusting as he can be, is part of Meher Baba’s Manifestation, and what he is doing in an inherent part of the current stage. He is a perfect example of a catastrophy which changes us. What he should be criticized for, and removed for, is unethical behavior unbefitting a Trustee of AMBPPCT. That’s not about the New Humanity stage, it’s about ordinary competent administrative practice on this planet at this point.
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