The nice people at Meher Baba Film Archive International in England are letting us preview the restored film footage of Beloved Baba's Entombment. "The Entombment Film" (aka "The Great Darshan") of Meher Baba's laying to rest between January 31st and February 7th 1969.
MBF (or MEFA) was started by Delia de Leon and Pete Townshend at Meher Baba Oceanic in London. It is the most complete archive of film of Meher Baba in the world.
Their website is www.meherbabafilm.com where you can learn lots more about the preservation and restoration of the original film of Baba.
The present curator of the archive, Richard O'Casey, was uniquely given personal permission by Mehera and Mani to show The Entombment Film to people who have a sympathy with or understanding of Meher Baba.
Richard told us, "All the 16mm Kodachrome footage taken at the Entombment has been very sucessfully restored. This ten minute film is a shortened version of the material to capture the poi nuance and magnificence of this great event 42 years ago, and also to showcase the new restoration.
NOTE: This video is presented in high Definition, If you have trouble playing this video, click here to play in a more standard definition.
Beloved Bhauji Goes To Baba!
Date: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 Subject: Bhau Joins His Beloved
Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!
Avatar Meher Baba's dearest Bhau, Baba's intimate Mandali member and the Chairman of His Trust, passed into Beloved Baba's embrace on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013, at 11:17 p.m., faithful in love and service to his Master till the end.
Bhau went to Baba in the Jehangir Hospital ICU in Pune, attended by his wife Rama, children Sheela and Mehernath, and very close family. He was 87 years old, and passed away due to a long illness complicated by recurrent infections.
Bhauji’s family, and all at Meherazad, Meherabad and Meher Nazar, join Baba lovers around the world in a united tribute to dearest Bhauji’s unforgettable life. He was the last remaining member of Baba's Meherazad resident Mandali, the Chairman of the Avatar Meher Baba Trust, and the author of numerous literary works about Meher Baba, including the twenty-volume biography LORD MEHER, written at Baba's order.
Named Vir Singh Kalchuri and nicknamed "Bhau" ("Brother" in Hindi) by Baba, Bhauji joined Baba in 1953 after receiving masters degrees in Law, Chemistry and Agriculture. For many years he served as one of Baba's night watchmen, and it was during the hours of night watch that Baba first expressed His wish that Bhau begin writing poem-songs in Hindi and later books and plays, for Baba's pleasure.
After Baba dropped His body, Bhauji's unique background in Law and Public Administration proved to be invaluable, from the early days of the Trust's activities when Bhau became a trustee, through the past 17 years when he served as Chairman. Whether working day and night to solve a Trust difficulty, answering a pilgrim's question, resolving a resident's dilemma or touring the Baba world in response to invitations from Baba centres in India and abroad, Bhauji gave extraordinary service to Baba through many different aspects. Even during his last illnesses, despite great discomfort, Bhauji made efforts to give visitors his personal attention, loving wisdom and lively sessions of witty humour and song, as well as continuing his Sunday online Chat, which was looked forward to, and enjoyed, by Baba-lovers around the world.
Bhauji’s achievements for Baba's Cause were legion. But like the men Mandali who went before him, Bhauji will be remembered and honoured by posterity above all because of his loving, wholehearted, life-long surrender at the Feet of the Avatar of the Age, Beloved Meher Baba.
AVATAR MEHER BABA KI JAI!!!
The Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust 23rd October 2013
Ps. Bhau will be buried on Friday, but the exact time of his internment has not yet been set.
Vignettes of Katie's Life with Baba
Katie's Life With Baba Video Gallery is now online in English and viewing options of Farsi or Hindi subtitles.
To read more about Sweet Katie and to view her videos click here
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The Music of Bob and Jane Brown
From the Best of Bob and Jane Brown
A compilation of the best songs recorded by Bob and Jane Brown from the years 1973-1991. And a never-released song as well! Their voices blend like honey and butter. They are accompanied by Raphael Rudd on harp, Jeff Seitz on drums (Jeff was the stand in for Stuart Copland of The Police). Julie Kohl-Skiff on violin (former violinist in the National Symphony) and many, many other great musicians and singers
A special gift for you...
O' Parvardigar by Pete Townshend
Happy 117th Birthday Avatar Meher Baba!
Whether you are a fan of The Who or Pete Townshend or rock music... or new to Meher Baba... or a seasoned Baba follower... there will be something here for you! MeherBabaFilm.com is the website of Meher Baba Film Archive International (MBF) the principal charitable organization in the world for the conservation of Avatar Meher Baba movies. We celebrate 250,000 site visitors by rolling out our Phase IV site design during 2010. You can view many Meher Baba videos free of charge and learn all about the first Avatar in creation to appear on film video and DVD!
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Remembering Adrian Rawlins
Bob JaegerBob Jaeger lives in Englewood, Colorado with his wife, Gerri, and their Australian cattle dog, Red. He spends his days reading, writing, walking, gardening and visiting old friends. His poetry and prose has been published in Love Street Lamp Post, Pilgrimage, Central Avenue, and the Lake Chapala Review as well as an early collection in 1988 by Bread and Butter Press, Denver, Colorado.
Nectar for the Children
Stories dictated by Meher Baba to Bhau Kalchuri
In 1968 Baba told Bhau to write a children's book including stories He had given him. And then he forgot. In 2002, Bhau was reminded of Baba's wish and has therefore written Nectar for the Children, including stories such as The Mischievous Chicken, The Two Kings, The Seven Fishes and more, totaling 18 stories in all. Nad Wolinska has enlived each story with beautifully painted color illustrations. Following each story is an explanation of it's moral and spiritual meaning.
Click here to get your copy!
Jelauddin Balkhi (Rumi), God realized 13th century poet. Described by Meher Baba as one of the greatest minds to ever be born upon the earth.
Come, come whomever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. Ours is not a caravan of despair but ours is a caravan of hope. Come, come even if you've broken your vows a thousand times. Come yet again, come...
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