Roger “Raja” Robinson
April 16, 1950 – January 21, 2013
Lover of Meher Baba, sublime musician/singer/songwriter, beloved partner of Jon Butler, graduate of the University of Rhode Island . . . Raja passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Roger described himself on Facebook thus:
Arrived in this body in 1950 in Brooklyn, NY, have travelled worldwide and fell in love with the Avatar, Meher Baba, externally in 1969 after being contacted by Him in 1956 internally.
I am a songwriter and poet, live with my life partner, Jon Butler, am quite disabled physically as a result of 2 broken hips, but remain happy in Baba’s Love. Relearning to walk with a walker.
I compose lovesongs to Baba for His enjoyment and the enjoyment and nurturing of the hearts of His Lovers. We have a doggie named Gracie and she’s our little girl of 75 lbs. We enjoy being connected through God, Meher Baba and through Sufism Reoriented.
I have recently changed my first name to Raja.
One of Raja’s last posts to Facebook, on January 1, 2013, reads:
Seems there ‘s a lot of garbage of FB. I rarely open it anymore. It’s all ego, ego, ego. Anyone remember why we’re here? His name is Meher Baba. His job is to help us disintegrate our lower selves, like those so prevalent on FB. What’s the use of a social network anyway, ego demonstration!? How about spiritual progress and joy at being in Him? C’mon, folks, we’re better than this.
Indeed, Raja. And so are you!