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.

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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
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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vishveshwar Bdhstva

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A Couple of Graphics from the Current Snail Mail Trust Newsletter

Meher English School is one of the beneficiaries of my monthly contributions to the Trust, and what’s amazing to me about this shot is how Hawaiian it looks. Almost every face you see here could be Polynesian, and the scattered Caucasian features only make it look more local Hawaiian.

King David Kalakaua (1836 – 1891) said this of the Asian origins of his people in his epic work The Legends and Mythis of Hawaii (Mutual Publishing, Honolulu: 1990):

… we trace the strictly Polynesian tribes to an Aryan beginning, somewhere in Asia Minor or Arabia. There, in the remote past, it is assumed, they were brought in close contact with early Cushite and Chaldeo-Arabian civilizations. Subsequently drifting into India, they to some extent amalgamated with the Dravidian races, and, following the channels of the great Chaldean commerce of that period, at length found a home in the Asiatic archipelago from Sumatra to Luzon and Timor.

The exact time of their settlement on the large coast islands of southern Asia cannot be definitely determined, but their legends and geneologies give little room to doubt that it was contemporaneous with the Maylay and Hindoo invasions of Sumatra, Java, and other islands of the archipelago, during the first and second centuries of the Christian era, that the Polynesians were pushed out — not at once in a body, but by families and communities covering a period ov years — to the smaller and more remote islands of the Pacific.

When I travelled in Tamil Nadu when last in India, I noticed the similarities in song, dance, and the appearance of the people between Hawaiians and Dravidians, so I tend to agree with the King.

The ground energy of Hawaii is also sacred, and there is literally a traditional Shaivite Hindu Temple on the island of Kauai which has been accepted by its traditional South Indian Shaivite lineage as one of the lost temples of ancient India! Check it out at: Kauai’s Hindu Monastery.

Moving right along to other activities at Meherabad:

That is truly beautiful traditional Chinese calligraphy, and those two flying ladies in the graphic they’re holding are straight out of the cave temples in Chinese central Asia where I spent so much time during my many lives as a Chinese Buddhist monk. Frankly, for me, China is my past, not my future. My guidance has forbidden me to visit the Chinese mainland in this life, and I have no intention of ever returning there. Taiwan, from which I went to Meher Baba’s Last Darshan, is not a part of China. Look at the map, please; Taiwan is an island off the coast of China, like Japan, and literally has been a Japanese possession for half its known history. I would like to return to Taiwan again in this life.

The Chinese script of The Master’s Prayer which they’re holding exists online here: Avatar Meher Baba Chinese Website (100% Chinese language). That beautiful Chinese lady in this photo is the perpetrator of that web site.

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Only in the West

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This is a good example of why Meher Baba aka the White Horse Avatar (Kalki Avatara) loved horses. Look at that horse’s face. He’s laughing! Horses are selfless. You can ride them through fire, and you can literally ride them to death without getting one word of complaint.

Meher Baba said that the horse is one of the animal forms that can individuate an ego and take it’s next form as a human being, and I’m sure that this horse is an example of that. That horse is absolutely not an animal. It is a fully individuated person who happens to still temporarily look like a horse.

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