Open Letter to the Chairman of AMBPPCT

Dear Shridhar,

Thank you for your snail mail of Oct 28. Sorry for being so late to respond. I don’t often get over to the other side of the island where my PO box is located. So for the future, if you send me snail mail requiring action, please also send a note to my email address: viveshwar”at”yahoo.com to warn me.

It is in that same spirit that I write this open letter to you, because frankly what the content of your letter implies to me is that someone in your office has stabbed us both in the back by interfering with our mail, and that the next casualty of this treachery may well be the substantive snail mail that I sent to you today in reply, which would also clear my way to come to India for Meher Baba’s Birthday next February.

I do intend to continue contributing to the Trust every month. That is Mani’s wish, my wish, and God’s wish. But it would seem that some of the contributions that I sent simply failed to arrive at your desk, and/or also were seriously delayed in being negotiated. One of them still has not cleared my bank after more than 60 days, and I will send no more contributions until the cause of these irregularities is located and cleared.

((editing on 06 Jan – all of my outstanding checks to AMBPPCT cleared today. Thanks, Shridhar, you’re awesome! – vshr))

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Vishveshwar

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“Will we have War?”

Last night somebody on the ground actually asked me in so many words, “Are we going to have war?” I said, “In my opinion, God has forbidden war because that would be too easy. We’re just going to have to learn how to solve our problems.”

After three hours spent obsessing about all the things that could have been wrong with that answer, and then sleeping on it, the only thing I would add is: “There is war. Bazillions of micro-organisms are trying to kill me this instant, but both me and God have forbidden it.”

Next problem, please!

This kind of question was the original meaning of “Koan” (公案)” in Japanese Zen or Huatou (话头) in Chinese Zen. It’s a question/paradox that eats your mind. An empty mind is the only real answer to this kind of question, and civilians never arrive at it because, since they never practiced Zen, they don’t have enough energy to get sufficiently obsessed to let it work. In the Avataric Cycle, both wisdom and instruction are where you find them. Randomly-encountered ittle old ladies can give you the absolute authentic huatou that is yours, but the real issue is still the same: can you use it to Enlightenment, or will you simply be terrified about the implications (in this example, of the meaning actually intended by the questioner, but in a monastic context, of being punished for continuing to fail your koan).

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai!
Vishveshwar

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Remembering Mani on Her Birthday

Meher Baba’s sister was the best Chaiman that AMBPPCT has ever had. She was not the first. The first was an individual named Kutumba Shastri who was directly appointed by Meher Baba, but who then flouted Meher Baba’s will after His Mahasamadhi, by denying the Mandali their living allowances that had been set aside for them by Meher Baba in the Trust documents. It was an overhelming group crisis which was resolved by direct action by Mani and Eruch. Eruch found the legal precedent, and Mani forced the turkey out by literally, and very forcefully, sitting in his then falsely assumed seat.

Mani, like Gustadji, Eruch, Bhau Kalchuri, Erico Nadel, and never demeaned enough yours truly, was literally not a Lover of God. She was a Knower (Dnyani) of God. Yes, she loved her Divine brother, but that was not her Path, and it was not how she worked. Mani knew everything. If someone so much as farted under his breath anywhere in Mehernagar, Mani knew it instantaneously. Of course, by default she never mentioned anything that she knew. But she did have her ways of using what she knew to control what went on in Meher country. So under Mani, AMBPPCT ran like a smoothly oiled and squeakly clean machine.

The majority of Meher Baba’s community in Mehernagar are Lovers of God (Bhakts). They don’t know anything, about God or anything else. Ask them, they’ll tell you, and that very happily. In fact, sometimes I think the only thing that entire lot knows is how to divest themselves of all responsibility, in any direction at all, by perpetually proclaiming thier total ignorance and/or helplessness. Bhakts think that that asana makes them more lovable, and sometimes it does, but that depends on what they may be hiding and/or lying about in any given transaction.

Meher Baba famously said, “When not at its height, Love always makes a mess.” It follows that a community of Lovers (Bhakts) will always be a presenting mess, unless there is a Dnyani like Mani either at the head of it or at the root of it.

It was before dawn Hawaii time when I finished composing the above riff in my head, and there was immediately a brief but hard rain shower, not like typical Hawaiian rain at all, but like the Elephant Rain of Mother India. That was like Bhumi Devi confirming the Buddha’s Enlightment, it was the Great Mother saying, “Yes, publish it. They need it, and so do you.”

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai,
Bhauji’s Vishveshwar

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How many “Chatwallas” add up to a Bhauji?

Without Mother C, it doesn’t happen. See Activity Update of 11 Dec 16 for the latest True. Chat. Dirt.

Maitreya Meher Namo Namo,
Vishveshwar

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Loyal and Intrepid Team Proves that it is Indeed the Year of the Monkey

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Worldwide Baba Family Chat/Meeting Team 
        Nov 25 at 2:14 AM

To viveshwar "^t" yahoo.com 

Message body

Sorry.

We don't schedule THAT far ahead. 

This is the only personal email that I have EVER gotten from Loyal and Intrepid Team.

In Meher Baba’s case, the duty monkeys jumped up and down on the tin roofs he liked to do seclusion work under. In my case, I get monkey-drivel in my mail box.

I guess it only goes to show that when you have spiritual power, monkeys go with the territory.

Maitreya Meher Namo Namo,
Vishveshwar Bodhisattva

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Some Feedback about the Failed Padyatra Webcast from Meherabad on 16 Oct 16 (New Life Day)

I didn’t even announce that webcast here because I knew going in that it wouldn’t work. Bhauji’s “innernet” was very clear about that, and about the Trust-wide tamasha that underlay it. The loyal and intrepid Chat Team tried to blame themselves for being “not that intrepid yet .” The loyal and intrepid Chat Team doesn’t have to be intrepid when it’s already wonderful, but they do it anyway. I guarantee you that that failure had nothing to do with them. They were doing their usual great job.

Illegitimate non Carborundum, and Jai Meher Baba!
Vishveshwar

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The Beginning of Maitreya Meher’s “Beads on One String”

Source: Reuters: the Dalai in Milan

Milan welcomed Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday (20 Oct 16) and gave him an honorary citizenship on a visit to the northern Italian city, angering China, which sees him as a separatist.

The 80-year-old Nobel Peace prize-winning monk says he only seeks genuine autonomy for Tibet, the Himalayan region that Communist Chinese troops took control of in 1950.

Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala, who is an ally of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, posted a photograph on Twitter of himself wearing a Buddhist scarf and clasping hands with the Dalai Lama.

Sala tweeted: “Milan, an open city. In the past, the present and the future.” Italian media quoted him saying he did not fear “repercussions” from the meeting.

The Dalai Lama was also received by senior Roman Catholic cardinal Angelo Scola. There was no suggestion he would meet Pope Francis, who is pushing to improve relations with China. …

Meher Baba famously said that he would connect the different religions together ‘like beads on one string.” It has begun with this alignment of Christianity and Buddhism because those are the two major religions which are most free of the obligatory beginningless racism which is the prevailing and presenting limitation of all Asian religions.

It should not surprize us that the Catholic Pope would choose to align with Xi Jinping, a politician, rather than his fellow religious cleric, because the Catholic Pope is exactly a politician, and in this case, he is both a bad politician and a bad cleric, because this will cause the Western Church, and particularly the American Church, to lose more membership.

Previously, the Dalai Lama had these same kinds of hegemonist delusions (which were rooted in exactly his false designation as “The Buddhist Pope”), which caused me to be against His Holiness. The Dalai Lama’s oppositional political role towards China (as the head of the Tibetan government in exile) was the exact same thing as the Catholic Pope’s present attempt to appease a vicious despot – both things are examples of clerics acting beyond both their religious authority and their political competence. At the time, I relentlessly criticized the Dalai Lama until he finally grew into his proper role, by giving up his role as the head of the Tibetan government in exile, and since then I’ve really grown to like the guy.

Am I going to go on a similar campaign against the Catholic Pope now? No, because this is a weak fish who is just not worth my trouble. I also think that the Catholic Cardinals, to whom he must answer when they act as a whole group, will settle his hash rather quickly and rather summarily.

Shucks, folks, I purely do believe that we be moving right along with the Manifestation of God’s Avatar! The Avatar Express is also in town. Get on board! The train is leaving! Buses too! Time’s a-wastin’! Don’t just stand there with your stupid face hanging out, only to whine at me after the fact, when you already missed the train, just as if you never got warned! Oh, and Hey, did I mention STUPID yet?

Maitreya Meher Namo Namo,
Vishveshwar Bodhisattva

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