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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Comments on the 48th Amartithi Web-Stream (2017)

Unlike last year, I did not get a spike in traffic from this. I think the Trust did a much better job of publicizing it, and also I think people could hit the Youtube site without going through this blog or even the Trust’s web site. The Youtube broadcast had a running live tally of how many people were watching, which maxed out at 275 during Chairman Shridhar Kelkar’s talk just before the 15-min. Silence at noon. The 2nd highest traffic number was 245 during the subsequent Aarti and Dhoon by Ahmednagar Center just before Silence.

The quality of the broadcast, courtesy of Youtube, was a huge improvement over previous years, in quality, stability and duration. I finally figured out the native screenshot feature in my spiffy new Debian 8 operating system, and those that made the final cut will be found in these three locations:

Burrakatha (Album)
Miscellaneous (Album)
Shirwale Kajal (Album)

These are not great resolution shots, but they’re still a lot better than previous years, and personally I’m more interested in the sound, which was also more loud and clear than previous years. My favorite group? The Shirwale Kajal group of Meherabad. That’s not a definitive judgement, because I only saw a small minority of performances, but they were the best ones I saw, I thought. What the hell, what’s the point of being nearly 70, with grey and white hairs, 58,000 attudes, and 900 ways to precisely modulate the exact tone of a dog fart to perfection, if you can’t even write about what you like, you know what I mean?

Moving right along to something that matters, please, this paragraph right here is none of the above. This is something that I really feel strongly about. I really really hope that that Youtube site can remain there in perpetuity, because some of these youngsters are headed for the stage and the silver screen, we know that, right? And I am sure that Bollywood scouts and other entertainment industry professionals are going to find that huge stash of performances and go through them looking for new talent, and that they most certainly will find some, if the site is there to go through.

As a final note in passing, Shridhar’s talk emphasized that the Koreans had just appeared at Meherabad in a group. Historically what has happened is that people show up at Meherabad when their country of origin is in serious trouble. The first such group was my cohort, WWII Baby Boomers, most of them Americans, who came during the Vietnam war. Then when Iran was in serious political upheavals, the latter-day Iranis came in force, and many of them stayed. The Koreans are a very special people, also coming in a time of crisis for them, and the way they came, in a group, and in the process of translating the Master’s works into Korean, means that these are serious devotees of God, which is the whole nature of the Korean people. When Koreans move, they move hard and they move fast, and despite smaller numbers, they’ll have a significant positive impact on the community at Meherabad, even as new-comers, just as they have had in Hawaii.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Bheuji’s Vishveshwar

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The Amartithi 2017 Live Stream

Find it on these links: 2017 Amartithi live stream, 30, 31 Jan and 1 Feb The detailed schedule is on the page. I recommend using Word Clock to convert from India Standard Time to your local time.

In addition these two sites will provide information after the fact:
2017 Amartithi Videos, Photos. I don’t know how fast this information will be posted, but I’m betting pretty damned fast. The Trust crew acts like it really has its act together this year. They’re using Youtube streaming servce for the first time, thanks for going world-class, crew what am!

I always watch this live stream, and I always get the Master’s Darshan from it. I recommend it for all human beings.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Vishveshwar Bdhstva

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