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Reincarnation

And the Evolution of Consciousness

 

TWO-DAY INTENSIVE

 

May 10-11, 2014

RSVP: April 15, 2014

 

Presentation and Interactive Discussion

  BELOVED ARCHIVES, INC. 

116 Youngs Road, Hamilton,  NJ 08619

609 . 529 . 6129

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Man's search for immortality is as old as man himself. Does the spirit, does the subjective experience of the personal "I," continue after the death of the physical body? Avatar Meher Baba has explained that the spirit never perishes and the Self at the root of all our individual selves is indeed eternal.

THE INTENSIVE

 

This Intensive will explore Meher Baba's teachings and revelations on the subject of reincarnation, its causes, its processes, and its purpose in the achievement of the goal of life.

        

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Morning Intensive: 10 a.m. to noon.

 

"Mortality, Reincarnation, and the Divine Theme." We will begin with an examination of the problem of mortality as a challenge to the possibility of meaning in human life. Secular materialism and the monotheistic religious traditions have proposed their own various answers to this challenge. Yet reincarnation explains the human predicament in terms that are deeply satisfying to the needs of the contemporary mind.

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Afternoon Intensive: 2 to 4 p.m.

 

"The Dramatization of Reincarnation and a Study of the Reincarnationary Cycle." In the film scenario "How It All Happened," Meher Baba dramatized reincarnation and the journey of the soul by means of a story of three individuals through the course of five lifetimes. After studying this narrative that presents the theory of reincarnation in a concrete and humanly intelligible way, we will turn to a review of the reincarnationary cycle of life in the body and life after death. Are "heaven and hell" realities, and what is their significance? How are we to understand memories of past lifetimes? Why do we take birth in one set of circumstances rather than another?

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Evening Discussion: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Questions & Answers and Discussion with Ward and the participants

 

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Sunday, May 11, 2014: Morning Intensive: 10 a.m. to noon.

 

"The Causes of Reincarnation: Sanskaras and Karmic Bondage." If the spirit is immortal, why does one have to undergo the suffering of being born and dying again and again? Reincarnation is made inevitable by the impressioning of consciousness, which is to say, by sanskaras. Impressions or sanskaras are the tie, the causal mechanism whose playing out through the course of human life can be described through what is called the law of karma. Karmic determinism shapes all that we experience.

 

Sunday, May 11, 2014: Afternoon Intensive: 2 to 4 p.m.

 

"The Illuminative Value of Reincarnation in an Assessment to the Human Condition." An understanding of reincarnation, its causes, and its greater purpose, can be helpful in palliating the traumas of modernity and the mental confusion which many people face today. In this last session we will consider the light which a recognition of reincarnation sheds on such perennial themes as cosmic justice, good and evil, predestination and free will, and the need for grace in the spiritual journey.

 

Sunday, May 11, 2014: Evening Discussion: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Questions & Answers and Discussion with Ward and the participants

 

PRESENTER: Dr3. IMG 0583.Ward Parks will moderate and present the Intensive. Ward is one of the editors of Infinite Intelligence and a scholar of Meher Baba's writings. He first heard of Meher Baba at a lecture when he was a freshman at Harvard University in 1970. "I found what was for me an authentic spiritual Master in Meher Baba (1894-1969)." For 10 years Dr. Parks served as a professor of medieval studies, at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. In 1993 he left the academic world to become a spiritual trainee in India. There he has engaged in research in Meher Baba's life and teachings and edited books of Meher Baba's authorship. He is currently working on Meher Baba's Discourses, known as Tiffin Lectures.

 

 

   Intensive Fee: $75

($125 for 2 attendees from the same family)

 

SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE BOOK VERY EARLY.

 

Please make check to 'Beloved Archives' and mail to:

116 Youngs Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

Tea, coffee and snacks will be served on all two days. For lunch, participants will need to bring their own lunch (or go to walking distance area restaurants during the two-hour lunch break).

 

BELOVED ARCHIVES is a non-denominational, non-profit, tax-exempt organization 501 (c) 3, established to share archival material on the Life, Work and Teachings of Avatar Meher Baba.  

 

All donations made to Beloved Archives go towards archival work.

 

For more information, please log onto: www.belovedarchives.org

 

Meher Baba on May 15, 1936. Meher Baba's portrait painted by Anthony Davis.

Courtesy Photo Archives of Sufism Reoriented.

 


 
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The God-Seeker

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.

 

The God-Seeker is a powerful testimony of man’s search for God. It is a practical manual for seekers everywhere. The 288-page book, with 90 rare photographs from the Beloved Archives Photo Collection, is the handbook on the spiritual path.

 

$28.00 (Plus $5 Shipping & Handling for U.S. Orders ONLY)

 

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Please order copies of The God-Seeker from: Beloved Archives, 116 Youngs Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619. Payable to ‘Beloved Archives’ in U. S. funds only.

 

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GOD OF SCIENCE

A New Book on Meher Baba's Manifestation


 
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Beloved Archives opens the Meher Baba
Archive to the public

With a celebration of love, music and companionship

 

 

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The House of the Beloved in Hamilton, New Jersey, opened its doors to the public. It is the first public outreach in the West for seekers to learn about the life, work and teachings of Meher Baba.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011, Hamilton, New Jersey: It was a day of miracles. The climatologists had predicted thunderstorms, heavy rains and flooding. In preparation, organizers had set up a large indoor hall elegantly dotted with photographs and paintings of Avatar Meher Baba.

 

It was the launch of the first Meher Baba archive in the West, open to the public - to people of all castes, creeds and religions. And 200 seekers came in by cars, buses and airplanes to celebrate the Event.

 

And then the Beloved One turned the key. Streaks of sunlight parted the dark clouds and the 2-day celebration was soaked in sunlight and completely rain-free.

 

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Beloved Archives Launches Meher Baba Web Portal on Silence Day Print E-mail

'Mastery in Servitude' plaque unveiled

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The House of the Beloved in Hamilton, New Jersey, USA

 JULY 10, 2011, Hamilton, New Jersey: On July 10, 2011 Beloved Archives, the Meher Baba Archival Foundation launched the Meher Baba Web portal (belovedarchives.org), with a strong focus on the life, work and teachings of Avatar Meher Baba. Created by web maven Jon Truelson, the portal opens with a rotating series of photographs of Meher Baba superimposed by pithy messages. 

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We Welcome your Support Print E-mail

Glow InternationalGlow International is published each quarter from contributions made to Beloved Archives, Inc. Your contribution of $30 (for 4 issues) and $50 (for 8 issues) will help us to continue publishing the journal each quarter.

Click here to to learn more about Glow International

 

 

Planned Giving/Endowment

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LEGACY CIRCLE

Planned giving and endowment gifts are essential to the long-term prospects of preserving all the archival material in Beloved Archives and spreading Meher Baba's message of love, truth and spiritual unity throughout the world. Donors who choose to make these gifts to help both the preservation and publishing initiatives are designated members of the Legacy Circle. Through their generosity, they truly provide a legacy for the rest of the world by ensuring that the Avatar's teachings will be available to future generations.

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