|INSIDE THE SPRING 2014 ISSUE|
2014 IS THE 48TH ANNIVERSARY OF
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WISDOM UNDER THE NEEM TREE
Meher Baba 'talks' to his early disciples
Meher Baba began to communicate with his early disciples in silence from 10 July 1925. He would sit under a large neem tree at Meherabad and talk informally to his disciples. For them it was a period of spiritual training.
These informal 'discourses or chalk talks (Baba used a slate)' were recorded by his close disciples, primarily Chanji, at Meherabad in 1926 and 1927.
The Neem Tree under which Meher Baba gave the Tiffin lectures. The Table-Cabin was used by Meher Baba to write his unpublished book.
MAPPING MEHER BABA'S WORDS
In an intense interview with Ward Parks, one of the editors of the forthcoming
book TIFFIN LECTURES, Naosherwan Anzar follows the trail of the lectures
and maps its antiquity. A few probing questions and definitive answers.
Meher Baba at Meherabad in 1927 during the period when he gave the Tiffin Talks.
THE DARK JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
In this last installment, Murshida Carol Weyland Conner reviews and interprets a remarkable chapter in the life of Princess Norina Matchabelli. For about five years, roughly from 1942 to 1947, when she was in her mid-sixties, Norina served as a unique vessel for Meher Baba's work in America.
Meher Baba and Norina Matchabelli in Ajmere, India, in February 1939.
Photo by Hedi Mertens
HAS BABA MANIFESTED?
An exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming book by Don Stevens, published posthumously.
This book was dictated by Don Stevens to Wayne Smith between December 2009 and October 2010 in London and digitally recorded. Don gave the title: Three Snapshots of Reality. The snapshots represent Don's three last spiritual experiences with Meher Baba.
Australian poet Francis Brabazon with Don Stevens during one of the latter's visits to Meherazad in the sixties.
THE EQUIVALENCE OF OBEDIENCE
The concept of obedience and the phrase "make me your constant companion," seem to have a quite different feeling and sense about them. Kenneth Lux explains.
Think of Me, remain cheerful in all your trials and I am with you, helping you.
CHARLIE GOES PUBLIC IN ATHENS WITH MEHER BABA PAINTINGS
During January 2014, every customer who entered Earth Fare in Athens, Georgia, was greeted by an exhibit of paintings of Meher Baba created by Charlie Gard'ner. Reported by Robin Shearer with Photos by Robert Ahrens
Meher Baba paintings on the walls of Earth Fare in Athens, Georgia.
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Lessons in Discipleship
The Diaries of Minoo Kharas
Minocher Kharas, known as Minoo, one of Avatar Meher Baba’s close disciples, declared at the end of his diaries that his life with the Master and his struggles against his own weaknesses are an “open book.” The diaries tell the compelling story of Minoo’s colorful life and his lessons in discipleship with Meher Baba. They illustrate Meher Baba’s consummate, unparalleled ways of shaping his disciples: his patient and loving guidance through the labyrinth of worldly snares and allures, his aid in the battle against the inclinations of the lower nature – anger, greed, lust, jealousy, envy, hatred, pride, arrogance, cruelty, and selfishness – and the transformation of consciousness he gradually brings about so that the sincere disciple may receive what the Master has come to give.
Meher Baba warned his early mandali (close disciples) about lust, after he had them confess any wrongdoings. He said, “Lust is not bad. Because of this lust, you have been born as human beings.” However, he cautioned, “Even if lust is there in you, don’t put it into action.” Meher Baba described the lifelong battle against lust as a real hero’s fight, and this is the spirit in which Minoo Kharas engaged in conquering his lust.
Minoo Kharas (left) kneels beside Meher Baba
at Wadia Park, September 12, 1954.
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OmPoint International Circular issue number seven is here now: http://www.ompoint.com/OmPoint_Circular_7.pdf (total size 8.4 MB)Happy Amartithi to you all, this is the anniversary of Meher Baba's passing.Om, Peace, Shalom, Love...Laurent
At last!!! Love Street Breezes is here.Jai Baba folks,
Well, the long awaited (at least on our end) time has finally arrived!
Since I resigned from the Love Street LampPost, due to the turmoil going on at the LA Baba Centre last year, and that magazine is now defunct, I have started up a new magazine, similar in content to the LampPost but not under the control of the LA board of Directors. I have created my own non profit organization, a 501 ( C ) 3 named The Love Street Press, so all donations are tax deductible.
The premiere edition of Love Street Breezes is ready for your viewing pleasure. Eric Solibakke of the Baba Listserv has been kind enough to let us place the PDF on their website, so you can click on
or if clicking doesn't work, then copy and paste it into your browser. If you have any problems, please email me directly: email@example.com
But for my usual PDF recipients – I am attaching it to this email.
Here is my plan: I want to make sure as many of you as possible get to see the premiere issue of this beautiful new magazine free of charge; to that end, since I don’t have the Love Street LampPost subscribers’ address list, I am going to email the PDF of the magazine to absolutely everyone for whom I have an email address. Please feel free to pass this on to any of your friends that might not have received or heard about it.
Contrary to the problems we had with my sending you the PDF of the Avatar LSLP issue last year, not only may you pass this magazine on, but you can print it out too. I would be very happy if the various Centres in India (and, of course, all other countries) had it for their general reading tables as well as their archives. Balaji, Alok and any other good hearted people who would like to print it out so that others who do not have a computer may see it, please email me and ask for a high resolution PDF. This is a low one suitable for screen viewing only. I will be more than happy to send it to you!
Then, after reading, if you would like to subscribe to the Love Street Breezes, let me know if you wish to receive the magazine in the form of a hardcopy or a PDF for reading online. There are some compelling reasons to receive the magazine in either format. Somehow, when reading online, you just can’t curl up all comfy on the couch or in bed like you can with a hardcopy. But with a PDF you get to see all the photos in color (those that we received in color, that is). But in order to get the magazine out, we need to have your subscription/donations and your address.
We can take your donation by credit card or check. If the latter, please make it out to Love Street Press (a 501 (c) 3 corporation) and mail to Dina Gibson, 8906 David Ave, Los Angeles Ca 90034-2006. We are hoping $25 per person per year will cover the printing and mailing, but we will deny no one the magazine if that presents a financial difficulty. Just let us know you would like to receive it, and by Baba’s Grace, we will get it to you.
But for our overseas subscribers, since postage is so expensive, we would need $35 if you are wanting the hard copy. Payments by credit card only.
However, those of you in India who have been receiving the PDFs for some time now, I am not asking for a donation from you folks – unless of course you can well afford it and feel moved to do so, to help us spread Baba’s words “To Infinity and Beyond!”
Many years ago, Mani told me that the work I was doing on the Love Street magazine was very important archivally. I feel the lead story in our premiere issue certainly underscores her words! This article is titled “Meher Baba and the Petroleum Connection.” It is an amazing story and has some surprising facts in it, along with a great collection of photographs: Murshida Ivy O. Duce, her husband Terry Duce, and their daughter Charmian, entertaining King Saud of Saudi Arabia in their home in Washington, DC. Murshida Duce was also friends with the Saudi ambassador Sheik Asad Al-Faqih. Through contact with Murshida Duce, most of the ambassador’s children became Baba lovers. His son Zuheir later portrayed Meher Baba in the musical dramas Sufism Reoriented staged on Baba’s life. In a skit at the 1962 East-West Gathering, his son Khaled portrayed a doctor examining Baba and instructing Him, “Open your mouth and say OM.”
Later in life, Charmian married fellow Sufi Duncan Knowles. Duncan has been incredibly helpful with editing, correcting, and adding to this article, as was Don Stevens, who worked in the petroleum industry until his retirement. I feel it is an article that is going to be quoted for many years to come. It was inspired by the Gulf oil spill last year. Did you know that Chhota Baba (the Prem Ashram boy whom Baba elevated—temporarily—to the 6th plane) ignored Baba’s orders for him to continue his education at a university and instead went to work? Want to guess the company he chose to work with? British Petroleum! The company that caused the Gulf oil spill. Our article contains this and many other fascinating facts.
I’m so looking forward to sharing our new magazine with you. Come join us on Love Street, and if you are a Facebook fan you can check us out there for frequent updates: www.facebook.com/LoveStreetBreezes You do not need to be a member to view this site.
But for now, download the magazine and enjoy the read! And do pass it on to anyone you feel would enjoy it. When you do so, tell them they will need to let me know if they would like to continue receiving it.
In His love and service,
-- Dina Snow Gibson
Editor and Publisher of the Love Street Breezes
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I am thrilled to announce that OmPoint International Circular #4 is now here
(all 32 pages of it) and ready for viewing at this URL:
My heartfelt thanks to Alison Govi for once again offering to perform the
graphics layout and design of this circular, and to all the contributors,
far and wide. This issue features contributions from over ten different
people, representing diverse points of view which span the age range from 14
to over 60... I am so happy to share this circular with you.
Jai Meher Baba, and much love to you all.
ANNOUNCEMENT - MEHER BABA DVD ARCHIVES SET OFFERING
If you have not received this announcement and would like the details for purchasing the complete Meher Baba Archives set of one hundred and twenty-three DVD'S then you may request the information now.
These videos are all unedited first hand accounts made in 1971 of over 100 of Meher Baba's disciples in India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, Europe and America. This was before so many passed away and were never recorded. This was also the first time they ever told their amazing stories with all the emotion, love and experiences of their lives with Meher Baba. Recorded just after Meher Baba left His body. Never before or after was such an extensive documentation made of those who lived, traveled and were guided by Meher Baba.
This is a rare documentary DVD set never before offered by the Meher Baba Archives. This is the final offering to get the last remaining sets.
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In His loving service,
Irwin Luck, Director
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P.S. The Movie: "MEHER BABA" Avatar of the Age is available on DVD.
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A very loving Jai Baba to all the lovers of Avatar Meher Baba and friends.
GOOD NEWS: WE ARE EXTENDING THIS SPECIAL PRICE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS TO JANUARY 2, 2010. Anyone who cannot afford the regular price of ($50 + $5 shipping) for the DVD of the movie “MEHER BABA” Avatar of the Age may send a donation of any amount that you can afford and we will send you this exquisite movie of the Avatar.
This special offer is being made because everyone should see for themselves what happened during this 15 year period when God came to earth as the AVATAR to do the work that only He could do. Therefore the price is what you can afford so it would not prevent anyone from getting this film.
For those who can afford the regular price of the DVD of the movie is: $55 USA or $60 foreign (shipping included)
This film is a 1 Hr 20 min documentary love story that reveals what it was like to be with the Avatar. Meher Baba in the movie explains what he is doing as he does His work. He reveals why He is silent, why he suffers for humanity and the amazing gift he brings to the world when he comes. We enjoy his humor and his loving companionship in this amazing film that took 7 years to restore frame by frame. Many innovative film techniques were used to turn these film clips into a smooth flowing story that will make you feel like you are there with Him. There is no other film like it. .
Meher Baba states in the movie:
“I bring the greatest treasure that it is possible for man to receive. A treasure that includes all other treasures. which will endure forever, that increases when shared with others. Be ready to receive it.” . -Meher Baba -
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In His loving service,
Irwin Luck, Project Director
Oceanpower Film Distributor, Inc.