Robert Dreyfuss (January 10, 1943 – October 31, 2011)
“I bow to the Beloved within, invoking His mercy”—Robert Dreyfuss
Dear Baba Family,
Robert Dreyfuss went to his Beloved Baba this morning [10/31/11] at 12:53AM, at home [in Asheville, NC]. Two Bright Star staff were with him at the time he passed. Bobby Bougia and I went soon after and said the prayers, made phone calls and spent some quiet moments with him before the funeral people removed his body. There are no plans yet as to gatherings, but these will be announced after communicating with family members.A couple of hours after he left his body a definite smile and a peacefulness appeared on his face.
Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!
Read the story of Robert’s meeting with Baba in Lord Meher, vol. 19, pp. 6398-6404. Robert’s own memoir—as well as a volume of his poetry—will be published posthumously.
See videos of Robert Dreyfuss’s talks at Mandali Hall Talks.
There is a video of Robert speaking on Baba’s warnings about drugs, in interview with the late Mary Lloyd Dugan, online.
This poem, written by Robert Dreyfuss, was posted on Facebook on 10/31/11:
Friend, by the time
you are reading this
I will have departed,
Of the world
and my attachment to it,
all I find is emptiness,
the body’s curving sway’s
This form can no longer be
sustained. I am being swallowed by shadows
through a darkening glass,
the dance forever muted.
The hungry moth eats
itself. It is time to give
whispers to silence.
Photo above by Alisa Genovese