This is a desktop background that I created for myself, and I would like to share it. These are a couple of images from Meherazad, of the interior of the New Life caravan, and the great shot of Manija that I got out of Eruch’s room. Mani was one of the women who accompanied Meher Baba on his New Life (1949-52) and who lived in this caravan that Baba procured for the use of the women. Now the caravan is all bright with this stained glass rendering of Baba, and so many of the patterned fabrics that Mani loved.
Meherazad, under separate administration, is comparatively immune to the carnival atmosphere and malaise that currently afflict AMBPPCT at Ahmednagar and Meherabad. It turns out that there are a whole range of Trusts involved with Meher Baba’s work in India in general and the Ahmednagar District in particular; AMBPPCT (the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust) is only the one that we hear about in the West.
The above wallpaper graphic was created with the open source graphic editor The Gimp. The Gimp is a way of life, and after over a decade of using it, I’m still learning. On the subject of open source, having checked out the alternatives again, I still prefer the Debian (German Linux) operating system above all others, including Windows, which is still comparatively buggy online. Debian is truly Dnyani; it’s free, small, light, fast, powerful, incorruptible, cranky, fundamentalist, highly dependable, and not for everybody. My Debian-powered machine is literate in English, Devanigari, and Chinese, and she routinely kicks pig butt everywhere.
Jai Meher Baba,