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My Favorite Cafe in Berkeley, Ca.

This is one of my favorite cafés, the Mudraker’s Cafe, on fabled Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, Ca. Cognoscenti from all over the world meet here and discuss their work: Assange, Snowden, Darvish Khan and many more. Beautiful yoga women, mentored … Continue reading

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A Second Opinion

Rumbling and rumbling in the swirling gyre Rhetoric cannot hear the demagogues; Things fall apart; words snarl with vertigo; Mere bombast is flushed upon the world, A tsunami of hubris is loosed, and everywhere The pretense of intelligence is drowned. … Continue reading

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The utter exhaustion of the metaphor “jihad”…

The Prophet defined jihad as preeminently the struggle against the “nafs”- the ego; it is only secondarily (but importantly) a reference to the struggle of  the early Muslim community to secure itself against militant opposition. Now, 1,400 years after the … Continue reading

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Speculative Thoughts About Meherabad Machinations

Erico Nadel was murdered while engaged in the investigation of shonky Meherabad land transactions and other issues. Perhaps this was no coincidence. Who are the players involved? We know for certain that Erico was highly displeased with Mehernath Kalchuri’s behavior … Continue reading

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A Petition To The World Wide Meher Baba Community

Why is the AMBPPCT (Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust) so reluctant to account for the Meherabad real estate holdings of  Trustees and past and present residents serving the Trust? Why is this not a matter of the public … Continue reading

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Why do we suffer? A 1 minute interview with Dr. Darvish Khan

Interviewer: Why do we suffer? Dr. Darvish: We suffer for primarily three reasons. 1) We forget to thank God for our pain. Thanking God for our pain converts it into bliss. 2) We forget to brush our teeth. 3) We steal … Continue reading

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The Selling of Meherabad (by Baba lovers)

This Facebook post by Judy Stephens is of pressing interest to all Baba lovers, and I repost it here on my blog for review for that reason. “Yesterday, I saw the construction going on right in the open space next … Continue reading

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A synopsis of Sufism re-Reoriented (Updated 3/11/15)

Eruch Jessawalla rang the “Bell of Warning” in 1980 after having received an inner directive from Avatar Meher Baba to do so. (Meher Baba had “dropped the body” 11 years earlier in 1969.) He wrote a letter to the worldwide … Continue reading

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Dysfunction vs. Control Central: MBCNC vs. Sufism Reoriented of Walnut Creek

There have been recent Facebook posts and emails that bemoan the organizational acumen of MBCNC- Meher Baba Center of Northern Ca., and which implicitly praise the carefully regulated life and membership of Sufism Reoriented of Walnut Creek, which is right … Continue reading

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“Ghazals For The Friend” wins Amazon Best Poetry Book of 2014 Award!

“Ghazals For The Friend” wins Amazon Best Poetry Book of 2014 Award!!!!!!   Update, 11/22/2014: This astonishing news may be either a hoax or a fantastic mistake. Jeff Bezos won’t answer my repeated phone calls. Stay tuned. Update, 12/1/2014: I … Continue reading

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