Saturday, November 30, 2013

On the 15th of October, I reported a medical crisis in my life. I quoted a story from one of Tony's books and followed the advise to see me through the last few weeks. Today, I am pleased to post the results and to say that "All has indeed turned out well"! I share on my blog today, what I communicated to all my regular correspondents, family and close friends:

Over the last few weeks, I have communicated with you a condition involving my health and the action that needed to be taken.
I am pleased to report that such action too place on the 28th of this October at Sydney Adventist Hospital. The surgeon  performed a Transurethral Prostatectomy( In simple terms, a medical procedure on my enlarged prostrate) The procedure went well and today, after a final successful 'flow test'(which means, "The river flows again, unaided) I have returned home- grateful and happy. 

The last few weeks have been very difficult, testing my resolve and patience. All of you have been wonderful with your messages of encouragement, prayers, love, support and offers of help. I cannot I thank you  enough for this affection you have shown me. I feel very blessed!
I return your love TENFOLD. Be well, be happy and if ever I can be of assistance to any of you, please do not hesitate to ask.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


The Master would laugh at those of his disciples who deliberated endlessly before making up their mind.
The way he put it was, “People who deliberate why before they take a step will spend their lives on one leg.” Anthony deMello-One Minute Wisdom.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I have neglected my blog for a few days-not that I was regular in the past; but I did
make a new year resolution to keep the blog updated and realise that resolutions, even with
the best intentions, are made to be broken. So from now onward, I have promised myself to attend to this blog whenever the urge presses me to attend to it. I share a story I posted on Tony's Facebook page a few days ago(Anthony deMello-Call to Love page) The outcome of this tale has yet to unfold but for the moment I'm still counting my blessings. I wish you all good health and happiness! Please read on:

Posted on Facebook page 15th October 2013.
A small change from the usual posts I have been offering here. I know how much you all appreciate Tony's Wisdom. So while this post may be a distraction from my usual daily posts, it has deep meaning for me.
I was due to leave for Bali today on a brief holiday. Yesterday though, a medical emergency took me to the local hospital where the doctor strongly recommended I cancel my trip. I was very disappointed, all but devastated. This trip was in the planning since June this year. Nevertheless, I followed his advise and stayed home while the others went on their way. Now, you may ask, what has this to do with Tony and his Wisdom? Well, had the medical emergency taken place this morning, I would have boarded the flight, only to be in big trouble on my arrival. I won't go into the details but to console myself, I thought of that little story which I have quoted in Tony's biography, The Happy Wanderer. All things do indeed turn out well. Please take a moment to read this gem from my brother:

There is a Chinese story of an old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when all the farmer’s neighbours sympathised with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’ A week later the horse returned with a herd of wild horses from the hills and this time the neighbours congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, ‘Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?’ Then, when the farmer’s son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this was very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’ Some weeks later, the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer’s son with his broken leg they let him off. Now was that good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?
Everything that seems on the surface to be an evil may be a good in disguise. And everything that seems good on the surface may really be an evil. So we are wise when we leave it to God to decide what is good luck and what bad, and thank him that all things turn out for good with those who love him. Then we shall see something of that marvellous mystical vision of Juliana of Norwich who uttered what for me is the loveliest and most consoling sentence I have ever read: ‘And all thing shall be well; and all thing shall be well; and all manner of thing shall be well!’
Anthony deMello SJ.
September 4th 1931 – June 1st 1987.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Another example from another follower of Tony's work:
Hi Bill,
At this very moment Ann and I have already listened to tracks 1 to 3  of ‘The Way to Love’.   Just moments after we received the notice from you about the new audio presentation we purchased the audio from ITunes to which I am a member.  Subsequently I burned two CD’s so that we could listen to it on our CD player at home as well as in the car.  We both love the way you convey your brother’s meditations.  You careful intonation, subtle hesitation, lovely Indian dialect immediately reminded us of Anthony but also allowed us to hear you, for the first time personally.   What you have done, which must have required a lot of thought and effort is truly a work of God’s brotherly love.  Ann and I are immensely grateful to be included in this part of your wonderful family.  We can only hope for more.
Much love,
Bert & Ann

New comers and regulars- An alert or a reminder that Tony’s Call to Love audio album read by Bill deMello, is now available on the following sites:

Amazon MP3 downloads:

Tony’s biography, The Happy Wanderer available by contacting the following websites:

Thank you for supporting and promoting Tony's work.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

In response to my last post about the audio album I have launched. This is but a sample of many others who love and appreciate Tony, more than 26 years after his death:
Dear Bill,
    How wonderful to hear from you and with such exciting news.  I will be checking out your latest labours of love on behalf of our beloved Tony very, very soon.  I look forward to savouring them and the wisdom contained therein.  How delighted I was to read that you discovered that second book Tony mentioned.  I've never read anything by Krishnamurti although I've known of him and of his acclaim as a wise spiritual teacher.  It seems I have my work cut out for me for the next year or so.  I can't tell you how amazing and wonderful it is to me that Tony continues to direct my spiritual unfolding from the other realm.  It feels to me like he is right here and this is so very Christ-like and a precious gift.
     Alas, I am not the one who keeps a copy of one of Tony's books in my glove compartment.  I carry them in my heart instead.  Blessings on all the good works you've been undertaking.  May you live to see your efforts blossoming good fruit.  We are living in such amazing times when the spiritual insights of so many that have travelled before us are so readily available to seekers of wisdom and truth everywhere.
In deepest gratitude for our continued friendship,

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello everyone,
Some of you may have heard of or have a copy of a book of meditations  published by Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, titled Call to Love, Meditations-Anthony deMello(1991). A couple of years later, Doubleday/Image published the same book titled- The Way to Love aimed at North American and European readers. The book originated from meditations composed by Tony which were found in his room after he died, in 1987. Thank goodness, someone saw fit to preserve these priceless gems and publish them!
Some years ago, one of my correspondents from the USA told me that she kept her pocket size copy of The Way to Love in the glove compartment of her car. During the long wait at a railroad crossing, she used to read a meditation or two from the book stashed in her glove box. She found the meditations very meaningful and benefitted from what she thought was one of my brothers best books. This doesn't surprise me because I would go a step further and say that Call to Love is in my opinion, Tony's BEST work. The meditations do not dwell on religion, faith or belief. They point to a structure we have adapted in our lives, as a result of our conditioning and programming. The meditations offer solutions on how best to undo the damage that was done by this programming. I continue to  benefit enormously from this book. I have opened my eyes and finally begun to see!
After giving it much consideration and having consulted with a few people, I concluded that my correspondent as well as others would appreciate an audio version of this brilliant collection of daily reflections/meditations. Why 'read' when one can 'listen' to the meditations instead? I'm sure it would be so much better to sit in the privacy of one's surrounds, even in one's car, in the hustle and bustle of traffic, listen and contemplate/meditate? With this in mind, I have recorded ten meditations titled Call to Love Part- I.
I concede, the voice in this album is not Tony's-it is mine. However, I have recorded the first ten meditations with the utmost respect and love for my brother and I sincerely hope that I have done justice to him by recording these meditations.
I am definitely NOT conducting or instructing. I have merely taken the words from my brother's book and read them to share with others.
The album is now available through iTunes as well as Amazon MP3 and Spotify. Should you decide to avail yourself of a copy for your own personal use or for that matter, to conduct group sessions with friends be aware that in doing so, you are helping a needy child. After royalties are paid to Gujarat Sahitya Prakash (for the right to record these meditations), proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated equally between UNICEF and Jesuit Mission.
You can listen to samples of each meditation and purchase your copy by clicking on the link below. Hover your mouse on each meditation and click it to hear the short sample. After sampling the album if you are satisfied, you  may purchase your copy.
Your feed back is important. I would be very grateful if you could also forward this message to like minded people on your contact list. The more copies sold means more funds for these two organisations to help needy children.  Please go to this link:
With love and gratitude to all,
Since Pope Francis has been elected, I have had a surge of hope that this man will unite the warring factions around the world. He comes across as being a loving compassionate man. I sincerely hope he succeeds. It would seem however, that forces within the so called Christian community are opposed to what he is trying to achieve-Unite all faiths and peoples. Here is an article I received a couple of days ago. It's an eye opener for those who think that everyone who takes shelter under the umbrella of the Christian faith, actually follow the teachings of Jesus. Poor Jesus, he must be crying tears of blood for those opposed to Francis' reforms as well as tears for the man who is trying to implement change for the betterment of humankind. Please click the link to read:
Peace and Love..................