In "The Cosmic Eye" Dr. Piper pursues a lifetime hobby of collecting and interpreting what he calls "Cosmic Art" .. art painted during, or which attempts to describe, experiences of higher consciousness. Dr. Piper, who has also made a fine movie of many locales of former Avatars), has personally collected many hundreds of photos and examples of this type of art; and in this prelude to a larger work, attempts to categorize the various aspects of its creation and appreciation. It should surprise none of us that there is a tremendous upsurge in religious painting, knowing this is the beginning of a new cycle in man's evolutionary development and awareness. An aesthetics worthy of the new experiences, however, has yet to be written—preferably by a genius who fuses his own higher experience with the necessary intellectual insights. We feel that Dr. Piper is a little too hard on modern abstract art, which has advanced artistic thinking so tremendously.
Our sister publication "MIRA East & West" is an excellent, well .illustrated magazine devoted to spiritual themes. It is largely the work of Baba's beloved "Dada," T. S. Vaswani, who founded the progressive St. Mira s High School, named after the Indian poetess and mystic, Sant Mira, devotee of Lord Krishna. The same quality of bhakti radiates from MIRA and is refreshing to Western readers. We wish MIRA continued success. .and of course—more articles about our beloved "Babaji"!
SHORT, SHORT STORY related by Baba in Nasik, May 5th, 1937
The Master asked His disciple to give Him a knock at 5 a.m. The disciple kept awake all night until 4:55 a.m. Then he went to sleep until 5:05 a.m.
Meanwhile the milkman who used to come every day at 5 a. m, arrived at his usual time, knocked at the door, and the Master said, "Open!" And the Universe was opened to the milkman.
But this was ordained—not just chance. Realization is never a matter of chance. It is so big. It is all chalked out—all planned beforehand.