Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jean Adriel

Jean Adriel was born in Pennsylvania, USA on September 21, 1892. She passed away on May 16th, 1984 in California, USA.
Jean married Malcolm Schloss, who is the scribe of the poem below. The image of Jean is from The Awakener, Volume 21, #1 1984 and depicts Jean dancing at Harmon-on-the-Hudson.
Jean wrote the book Avatar which truly is a remarkable tale of her experience with Meher Baba.

The Whole of Life
Is the expression
Of a joy
So great
That it cannot
Contain itself --
Of an energy
So vast
That it cannot
Encompass itself--
Of a love
So intense
That it cannot
Find objects enough
To which to devote itself--
But what begot
The joy, the energy, the love?

       — Malcolm Schloss - Processional of Joy, p. 76

This piece was originally posted on Facebook by Vesta Clinton. I liked it and asked her permission to repost it, exactly as she had it. 


  1. more here..

  2. The poem is very tender. Devotion to does not get much better.

  3. The book Avatar helped bring me to Baba. I devoured every page.