Young Adult Sahavas: In June, 100 young adults from all over the world between the ages of 18 and 35 gather at Meherabad to spend six 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.
For more in formation go to: Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas
We invite young adult Baba lovers from around the world to the annual Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas.
This is the 11th year celebration of the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas. The theme for this year's MBYAS is – Constant Remembrance.
The Sahavas will start on Monday, August 26th and continue through lunch on Sunday, September 1st, 2013. Registration for the Sahavas is scheduled for Monday, August 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Information about the Sahavas can be found at: http://ambppct.org/yas.php .
On that page there is a link to the Application form, which is located at: http://ambppct.org/ApplicationForm.php
Those who would like to take part in this year's Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas should submit applications as soon as possible, as space is limited to 100 participants. Simply fill out the application and hit the "Submit" button on the bottom of the page.
In His Love and Service,
for Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas: Jal Dastoor, Shridhar Kelkar, Ramesh Jangle, Heather Nadel, and the organizing group
As requested we are distributing information regarding the 2012 Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas which is held every year for those aged 18-35 yrs.
In His Love
Jenny and Ross
Please see below the message re Dr Moorty’s passing. Dr Moorty who was our guest at the 2006 Spring Sahavas at Avatar’s Abode. That Sahavas had an East-West Gathering theme. In films of the East-West Gathering there is an Indian man with dark hair and a dark coat who, in one part of the film, is standing to the right of Baba’s chair talking to Him. That is the incomparable Dr Moorty whom Baba called His “problem child”. I believe Dr. Moorty was seated at Baba’s right hand for the duration of the East-West Gathering. By Baba’s grace we have a wonderful DVD of the 2006 Spring Sahavas which features many of Dr Moorty’s very humorous - and very touching – Baba stories.
Jai Meher Baba,
Dr.G.S.N.Moorty passed away Thursday April 28th at 3:20 PM (Indian Standard Time) in Sahara Hospital, Gwalior where he was admitted few days ago.
Meher Kumar, (Dr.G.S.N Moorty's son) called and informed me.
I had an opportunity to talk to Dr. Moorthy day before yesterday.
Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai
I AM YOUR FATHER, MOTHER AND WIFE
Dr. C.S.N. Moorty
Beloved Baba specially permitted me and my family to stay with Him at Meherazad on 20th October 1968 [...].
Looking at me quite peculiarly, Baba [...] said: "I know you are waiting for my embrace. But no. How could I embrace you this time when I did not embrace anyone on 13th October, though so many lovers were invited to attend an important meeting at Meherazad? Certainly I can not be partial to you by giving an embrace now."
I was feeling a sense of disappointment and at once became sad. However, suddenly I remembered about the photostat copy of Baba's telegram, sent to me years ago, (but which I always carry in my pocket). Following is the text of the
I AM YOUR FATHER, MOTHER AND WIFE. SO BE BRAVE AND HAPPY AND DO YOUR DUTY. MY LOVE TO YOU.
- Meher Baba
This telegram was taken out by me from my pocket and shown to Baba. I could clearly see a broad smile on Baba's face when He said: "You need not get disappointed. There is one way out. Ask Eruch, he will suggest."
Now poor Eruch who was himself interpreting Baba, told Him
thus: "What could I suggest? It is up to you to embrace or not embrace... What other way could there be, Baba?"
Baba showered some more smiles and told Eruch: "No doubt, I did not embrace any one on 13th October and definitely I cannot be partial to Moorty. But, suppose, though I might not embrace, if Moorty on his own comes forward and embraces Me, for which I do not resist, then how shall it sound? Can I not still maintain saying I never embraced Moorty but it is Moorty who embraced Me and I was helpless?"
Eruch kept quiet and signalled me to embrace Baba, but I was hesitating. Finally Baba said: "At present, I am in a good mood and my mood is that I shall not resist if you yourself come forward and embrace Me immediately, before my mood changes."
At once I rushed towards Baba in lightening speed and embraced Him so tightly, as if I were attempting to squeeze out the essence of Eternity. When the embrace was over, Baba asked me: "Are you now satisfied?" Myself:
"What should I do in order to please you, Baba?"
Baba, putting His forefinger first on His right cheek and then on His left, said: "Come and kiss Me on both sides of my face" and simultaneously reminded me: "Am I not also your wife?"
Tears of love burst forth from my eyes and in the same sobbing condition, I kissed Baba twice on either side of His Rosy cheeks.
THE WONDERS OF SILENCE, pp.78-80
Published and distributed by EASTERN DIVINE BOOKS 1992
“Avatar’s Abode is a stopping place on the road to the Beloved” Francis Brabazon
The article below was posted on Tavern Talk on the AMBPPC Trust website:
Security Measures in Meherabad
Since the tragic events of August 26, 2009, when long-time residents
Eric and Heather Nadel were attacked in their bungalow, resulting in
Eric’s death on September 6, the Trust has taken significant steps to
upgrade the security arrangements at Meherabad, thereby providing a
level of security that should help pilgrims and residents feel safer.
A meeting was held in the Pilgrim Center on August 29, at which Nancy
Biasi, the Chief of American Citizen Services at the American Consulate
in Mumbai discussed security concerns with residents. While the meeting
was in progress, a security team led by Vice-Consul Hayes, Assistant
Regional Security Officer of the American Consulate, conferred with
members of the Ahmednagar Police Force and inspected the scene of the
crime with them. Vice-Consul Hayes then prepared a report discussing
ways in which security could be improved in Meherabad.
After receiving the report, the Trust scheduled a second meeting in the
Pilgrim Center on September 8, which was attended by Trustees,
residents, and representatives from the Ahmednagar Police Force. At
this meeting, members of the Board discussed the findings of Vice-Consul
Hayes’ team and talked about security options that might be available,
in addition to measures that residents could themselves take to ensure
greater personal security.
After the September 8 meeting, the Meherabad Security Committee
consulted with many security companies and prepared a detailed proposal
on how to improve security at Meherabad. Chairman Bhau Kalchuri
approved the proposal on October 21.
The proposal calls for putting in place three trained supervisors, two
for night shift and one for day shift, who will coordinate an emergency
response team consisting of two patrol units for Lower and Upper
Meherabad, with one armed guard in each.
Emergency dedicated telephone lines connected to the Meherabad Control
Room will facilitate immediate response. Each house, whether on the
Trust estate or private residence, will be given a control number which
will assist the Control Room to respond to emergencies; a chart with
each of these numbers and the location of each residence will be
displayed in the control room.
Putting these steps into place will send a strong signal to criminals in
the area that Meherabad’s security force is prepared to make criminal
activities difficult if not impossible to commit.
V. S. Kalchuri, Chairman