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On June 16th, (1927) this simple prayer of seven names of God, representing the world’s religions, was composed by Baba for the ashram boys to recite every day: “Hari, Paramatma, Allah, Ahuramazda, God, Yezdan, Hu.” In the morning, one boy would first recite the names of God alone, and then all the boys would join in together, chanting the prayer …

WHY BARGAIN WITH THE MASTER?

(June 1960) A respected man had come to meet Baba at the exhorting of his friend, who was a devotee of Baba’s. A day before, he drew up a long list of questions, starting with: “Why do you call yourself the Avatar?” Knowing what was in his mind, Baba asked, “What do you wish to ask me?” The man replied …

PURE DERAMS, HALLUCINATIONS AND NIGHTMARE

Baba continued his explanations about the higher planes and the types of dreams two days later, June 14th (1963): When a Qutub works on the subtle and mental planes, he has not to exert his physical body at all. But on the gross plane, exertion is necessary for his working in the physical world, in order to help the animate …

THIS TYPE OF WORSHIP AND REVERANCE PAINS ME

One day soon after his return to Meherabad, (June 1929) Baba went to the Family Quarters near Arangaon. He sent for Vishnu. Vishnu came immediately, running to Baba barefooted. After a brief discussion, Baba directed him to go and bring Raosaheb. Vishnu was about to turn back when Baba directed him, “Don’t walk bare-footed; take my sandals.” Vishnu picked up …

TO CONSCIOUSLY BECOME THE VERY WILL OF THE MASTER

Addressing the mandali in Dehra Dun on June 12th, 1953, Baba stated about Shatrugna Kumar: “Shatrugna says he would die for me if I ask, and I believe him one hundred percent. Also he says he does not love me as love is described, and that also is true. Love is a gift.” Baba further explained: Love for one’s wife or …

THEN ALONE WILL YOU BE DEEMED WORTHY

(June 1926) If you desire to aspire for Realization, you should hold your very life in the palm of your hand, ready to give it up at any moment! Then alone will you be deemed worthy and be able to experience Truth. The topic then turned to the American Christian Mission and the Salvation Army – two organizations which were …

GOD NEVER CONDEMNS US

On June 9th, (1960) Baba visited the Hindu Women’s Home, an institution for neglected women and abandoned children. First the teachers bowed to Baba, and then the orphan girls filed past. Baba embraced some and gave this message: Love and understanding never condemn, but seek to help and encourage. Men and women have departed from the custom and laws of …

THE MORE YOU TRY, THE LESS ARE THE CHANCES TO RECEIVE LOVE

(June 1960) On another occasion, about one of his lovers, Baba remarked, “He has a very deep understanding of love, and he is prepared to do anything to experience it.” He asked the mandali, “Do you experience my love?” “Not as the Ocean of Love,” one said. “A fraction of your love,” said another. “Not even a fraction!” answered a …

STATES AND STAGES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

There are three states of a man: the awake state, the dream state and the sound sleep state. In the awake state, man uses his gross eyes for seeing, gross ears for hearing, his gross nose for smelling, and so on for all other senses. In the dream state, man uses his subtle body, and not his gross body, for …

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO LOVE

(June 1961) During these evening programs at Guruprasad, Madhusudan sang bhajans, and often the scheduled one-hour sessions stretched to two hours or more. One singer from Poona named Shankar Rao Sholapure would sometimes sing ghazals. One afternoon, he sang a ghazal in Urdu that Baba liked very much. Summarizing its meaning, Baba explained: “The lover says: ‘O Beloved, my moods …

NO GOODBYE TO BABA AT ANY TIME

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 1960, was the largest public darshan that summer. An estimated ten thousand persons poured through Guruprasad seeking the God-Man’s touch. Among them were a number of government officials and one cabinet minister, named Jagjivan Ram. Kaikobad was brought from Meherabad by Adi, and Aloba and Homi Satha accompanied them. Yogi Shuddhanand Bharati had also come that day as …

THREE TYPES OF FANA

​(June 1963) Baba was in a mood to give a discourse that day. He began explaining about fana – annihilation of the false mind: Fana is of three types – fana-fillah, fana-fi-Sheikh and fana-fi-Rasool. In the first, a person becomes One with God. There are always fifty-six persons existing in this state. In fana-fi-Sheikh, a person becomes One with the …

A DEMONSTRATION OF MOST OF THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST

The whole incident made a deep impression on Dr. Burleson, (the doctor who treated Baba and His women mandali after the first auto accident in Prague)and he recorded some of his thoughts in a letter to Baba dated June 3rd, 1952: … From you and your party we have seen a demonstration of most of the teachings of Christ. Many Americans …

THE DIVINE RESPONSE

(June 1959) The moment you try to understand God rather than love Him, you begin to misunderstand Him, and your ignorance feeds your ego. Mind cannot reach that which is beyond it. God is infinite and beyond the reach of mind. The Divine Will that brought forth this infinite illusion expresses itself in all its purity through me, and through …

BOTH PROSTITUDES WERE DEEPLY MOVED BY BABA’S SILENT WORDS

ON JUNE 1st, 1931, accompanied by Agha Ali, Chanji, Buasaheb, Raosaheb and Gustadji, Baba left Quetta by train for his third visit to Persia. This time, too, Baba refused to write his signature for a British passport and traveled on his Persian passport. The route chosen was again plagued with trouble and hardships. They reached Duzdab five days later. From Duzdab, …

PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE NEXT INCARNATION

(May 1958) Baba had this discourse read on: Planes of Consciousness in the Next Incarnation. Do persons on the spiritual planes of consciousness take birth having consciousness of the same plane? Yes, but the emergence of consciousness is very gradual, as when a person of gross consciousness dies and is reborn with consciousness of the gross world. The child gradually …

DO WHATEVER I TELL YOU. DO NOT USE YOUR MIND

A GROUP of fifty lovers from Calcutta had also arrived on May 30th (1960). During the program, the following couplets of Hafiz (which Baba had previously translated into English) were read out: Hafiz says: “O ignorant one! Strive, so that one day you become a Master of Wisdom. Unless you yourself have traversed the path, how can you guide others? …

HELPING OTHER THE RIGHT WAY

(May 1952) Yes, we must do something, but something that would really make people happy – not the apparent passing happiness, but real lasting happiness. I will tell you both. You, Consuella, are connected with me, and she, too, has long connection with me. So I will explain this selfless work. Life is one long, endless chain of existence, and …

THERE IS ONE MOMENT ONLY – THE ETERNAL NOW.

(May 1958) To experience your Real Self is the Goal. You are and you will ever be. There is no one else but you. Instantly, in a flash, you will know everything, including why you have no beginning and no end. But this knowing will have nothing whatsoever to do with mind, or reason, or logic. It is beyond mind. …

MY ONLY CONCERN IS WITH MY ORDER

(May 1953) WHILE IN DEHRA DUN, another seeker from Uttar Pradesh called Swami Paramananda unexpectedly arrived, requesting an interview with Baba. Well educated, formerly he had been a professor of English, but he had left his position to pursue a life dedicated to finding God. Baba allowed him to come inside and Paramananda bowed down to him. Baba inquired, “How did …

HE IS THE VERY CHRIST

Hilda Thorpe of England was attending the sahavas with her son, Simon. On May 26th (1938), she wrote her other son, Anthony, [in New Zealand] about the sahavas and her first impressions of meeting Baba. The following is an extract from Hilda Thorpe’s letter: I don’t know how to write of this momentous experience which 220 of us are having …

LOVE HAS NO QUESTIONS, AND HENCE EXPECTS NO ANSWERS

MEANWHILE, Lud Dimpfl of California had written asking permission to come visit, as he was being transferred to Iran on business. Lud, too, was in the petroleum business with Standard Oil Company. Baba had given his consent, and Lud arrived at 2:00 P.M. on May 25th (1960), and saw Baba for about an hour. Lud Dimpfl returned the following day, …

CONFLICT BETWEEN TRUTH AND LOVE

(May 1959) One day a young man from South India came to see Baba. He wished to recite a Sanskrit shloka before Baba, claiming he had composed it in praise of Baba’s love and glory. Baba allowed him to recite it and appeared to like it. Looking at Ramakrishnan, Baba asked, “How did you like it?” Ramakrishnan knew that the …

LOVE AND DEVOTION

(May 1958) Don Stevens then read out this discourse on the difference between love and devotion: Love burns the lover; devotion burns the Beloved. Love seeks happiness for the Beloved; devotion seeks blessings from the Beloved. Love seeks to shoulder the burden of the Beloved; devotion throws the burden on the Beloved. Love gives; devotion asks. Love is silent and sublime, devoid of …