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I have never used PGP before. What I understand is that with this, you can use your own private key to send me an encrypted message, and that I can send my encrypted reply using your corresponding public key fingerprint.
Jai Jai Meher, and keep your powder dry.))
This term means “Compassionate” (from the Persian meher) “City” (from the Sanskrit nagar). There are a number of places in India that are called by this name, but what I mean by it is the location of Meher Baba’s major sacred sites at Meherazad and Meherabad, north and south of Ahmednagar respectively, together with Ahmednagar itself which is where the the head office of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust (AMBPPCT) is located.
Ahmednagar was the original capital of Shivaji’s Maratha Empire, which once included all of what we now call India and Pakistan. Meher Baba said that Shivaji Cchatrapati was a minor (i.e., publicly unrecognized) incarnation of himself, and that he took that incarnation to prepare the political ground for his major incarnation as Meher Baba (1896-1969).
Today Ahmednagar is starting to reclaim its ancient status as a major metropolis, and has already sprawled almost as far as Meherabad in the south. In my opinion, within a decade it will have surrounded and included both Meherabad and Meherazad, and that, because Meher Baba established this city when he was Shivaji, at some point the entire evolved metropolis will be renamed Mehernagar.
Because I am a visionary, I choose to recognize these facts by using a name for this area which represents its present spiritual reality and future evolutionary destiny. Of course, nobody has to agree with me, but it’s my blog, and this is how I choose to name it, and this is what I choose to mean by this name.
Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Vishveshwar Bodhisattva, 2 Feb 14
Je Suis un Esprit Vieux
I am an old soul, someone who has taken many human lives for thousands and thousands of years. There is no final proof of this kind of assertion, and in my case, you just have to take it or leave it, because I will not argue about this. It takes one old soul to recognize another.
At all times, there is a planet in this universe on which the old souls come to tread the spiritual Path. Currently, that is this beautiful blue planet Earth. God incarnates on this planet at regular intervals to assist in this process, and to clean up the messes, on all levels and planes of existence, which are left behind by the evolution of the human race, and most of which are caused by new souls, who spent their recent lives as animals or on other planets where the intellect was advanced, but the heart quality was stunted, compared to earth. At present, there is a huge cohort of such human beings of alien origin present on earth, and it is these people which have caused the huge advancement of material science recently, and also persistently threaten the destruction of the planet through such new-soul cultural trances as nuclear holocaust, alienated-psychotic and despotic creepiness beyond the call, and ecological degradation.
This periodic Advent of God on earth is called the Avatar. The latest Avatar of God was Meher Baba, 1894-1969. The previous Advents of the Avatar that we know about from Meher Baba are Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. The Avatar typically works incognito during his life, as did Meher Baba, or he assumes an appearance which is unacceptable to the mainstream of the society in which he was born, as in the cases of Jesus and Mohammed. Either way, the effect of the Avataric Advent, for any given Avatar, does not appear during his life, but appears gradually after his death in a sea-change in the consciousness of the human race, and the social and institutional structures through which that consciousness is expressed.
Meher Baba referred to this delayed appearance of the results of his spiritual work as his Manfestation, and now in 2014, 45 years after his Mahasamadhi (“death”), we are now in that period, and the chaos that we currently see throughout the world was predicted by him as part of his Manifestation.
How great, how destructive, and how traumatic will the changes resulting from Meher Baba’s Manifestation be? Nobody really knows, and personally I think it is individually and collectively negotiable – if we decide to continue to perform actions and to have thoughts and feelings that we know damned well from experience will have destructive outcomes, i.e., continue to be perverse simply because that has been the human habit through most of recorded history, then Meher Baba’s Manifestation could get a lot worse than it will have to be if we simply do the dumb straight-forward thing that is the cleanest and most generally wholesome response to any given situation, i.e., something that at worst does not descend beneath the response of a healthy animal, please.
We do know that Meher Baba’s Manifestation will be comparatively great because the current toxicity, both of the human mass mind and the material plane, now exceed what was present in previous Avataric Advents. Meher Baba has also said that this is the end of a Great Cycle, and that means a greater change. What exactly is a Great Cycle? He never explained. I have a lot of my own ideas about this, but that is another subject for another paper.
One result of Meher Baba’s Manifestation is this very blog, which could not have happened one year ago, and this subject is destined to be of the essence here.
Jai Jai Meher,