Bernard Francis Brabazon
Born : January 24, 1907 - London, England
Died : June 24, 1984 - Woombye, Queensland, Australia
Buried : Avatar's Abode, Woombye, Queensland, Australia
Nationality : Australian
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Francis lived and worked at the above address in Fitzroy with his parents during the 1930s. An Indian restaurant is the current business.
The following sequence of images is from the video "Meher Baba, The Awakener".
India - 1954 ; Behind Francis are Australians Bill Le Page & John Ballantyne.
The following sequences of images are from the video "Meher Baba, The Awakener"
Roy & Ros Hayes in the background, Richard Lockwood - sitting, Lorna Rouse - far left.
Hazel Shipway sitting - far centre
BOOKS BY FRANCIS
Video of Francis building Meher House, Sydney, Australia
MUSIC BY FRANCIS
O glorious, eternal Ancient One
your face is a bright, transcendental sun -
lighten this dark world and the tears I weep;
my heart, Meher, I give to you to keep.
Creator, yet creationless you are -
truth and Truth's Body, divine Avatar
who, through compassion the three worlds maintains -
destroy this ignorance that life sustains.
These five lights are the whirling spokes of breath
of the world-wheel that bears me on to death
unless you, who are infinitely kind
break the wheel's hub which is conditioned mind.
This incense is my love, these fruits my art
which to please you I have shaped from my heart;
accept them as you would a simple flower
that has no use beyond it's shining hour.
You are my Self. I sing to you in praise
and beg your love to bear me through the days
till you, the Everlasting Perfect One,
illume by darkness with your shining sun.
Words & Music by : Francis Brabazon
Francis's Grave at Avatar's Abode, Queensland, Australia