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DO YOU THINK JESUS WOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH WASHINGTON WITH A POLICE ESCORT?

(July 19956) Those not going to Washington, D.C. with Baba embraced him for the last time. Baba also paid a final visit to his dear “Nurjehan” – Norina. They gazed at each other silently before the Master enfolded his disciple in a last embrace. Baba took from his pocket a fine lawn handkerchief, folded it and pressed it to his …

WE MASTERS ALSO WORK AS SWEEPERS CLEANING TOILETS

(July 1928)Pleader was new to the mandali, having recently joined Baba, and expressed his willingness to serve in any way. There were no sweepers in the ashram, and this was a problem as there were no flush toilets or septic tanks. Masaji was given the duty of cleaning the women’s toilets. The men mandali would relieve themselves in the fields, …

ONE WOULD NEVER DOUBT THAT HE DID SUFFER ON THE CROSS

From 8 to 9 A.M. on Saturday, July 21st, (1956) Baba held private conferences with several small groups in his hotel room. Bili Eaton told him, “Baba, I would like to love you more than I love myself.” “Do that,” he said, “And you will have everything!” Baba asked Ivy Duce, regarding Charmian’s upcoming marriage to Jay Corrinet,”Are you happy?” “No, …

REMEMBER, THE WHOLE WORLD IS LIKE COW DUNG

(July 1945) Baba then asked, “Do you know the story about Nilu and the box of sweets?” Donkin did not, so Baba narrated: Nilu is very, very fond of sweets. He pines for them night and day. One day in Meherabad, I told Pilamai to fill a tin with cow dung and wrap it up like a gift. She did …

IF ANYONE EVER GIVES YOU ANYTHING, FIRST GIVE IT TO ME

(July 1945) During this period in Hyderabad, Rano Gayley, whose eyesight was poor, was suffering discomfort, so one day she asked Baba’s permission to buy new glasses. Baba advised, “Buy the spectacles, but don’t spend more than you absolutely have to.” Rano went to an optometrist, and after giving her an examination, he asked for a large fee. This was …

YOU FOOL, YOU BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY, PALMISTRY?

(July 1943) SINCE 1929, Meherjee Karkaria had been quite successfully doing business in Iran, and had no opportunity of meeting Baba. He had come to India once in 1934 to see Baba, but at the time, Baba was in the West. In 1943, Meherjee again came to Bombay for a visit, and against his better judgment, a friend took him …

YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE SO MANY HARDSHIPS

The mayor of Karachi, Jamshed Mehta, again came to see Baba. He told Baba that he found himself surrounded by difficulties with no immediate solution. To console him, Baba explained: That is not bad news; that is very good news! You are lucky to have so many hardships. The fact is there are no hardships, because everything in the world …

THESE ODD THINGS WERE AN INVALUABLE TREASURE

On July 16th, (1943) in Kanganpur, at the very sight of Baba, a mast named Saiyid Rehmatullah began dancing with ecstasy and welcomed Baba with joy: “Come in, come in; I was waiting for your arrival and am ready for you.” He then conducted Baba to a graveyard a mile away where he had an abode and Baba sat with him alone. …

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO EXPRESS LOVE THROUGH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

(July 1933) On one occasion, a person in the group questioned Baba about lust. Their conversation follows: “It has been said that, by fighting lust, one can develop true love. But you teach that, by developing true love, one can break away from lust.” Baba replied, “The method of love is direct. The other method is indirect and roundabout. It …

I KNOW THREE THINGS . . .

(July 1958) Believe me, I am the Ancient One. There is no doubt about it. I am not this body that you see. It is only a cloak. I am Infinite Consciousness. I sit with you, play with you and laugh with you; but remember, I am simultaneously working on all the planes of consciousness. I have before me walis …

GOD ALONE IS

(July 1958) Finally, before the meeting came to an end, this final discourse by Baba, entitled God Alone Is,  was read by Eruch: Infinite Consciousness is infinite. Thus, it can never lessen at any point in time or space. Infinite Consciousness, being infinite, includes every aspect of consciousness. Unconsciousness is one of the aspects of Infinite Consciousness. Thus, Infinite Consciousness includes …

HEAVEN AND HELL ARE PART OF MAYA

(July 1856) Don Stevens then stood up and, as asked by Baba, read three of his messages: The Binding Past, The Law of Karma, and Freedom From Opposites. When he finished, Baba clapped his hands. Someone had fallen asleep, so Baba asked Don to read them again, and then explain what they meant. One message emphasized that the past cannot …

BABA EXPLAINS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOGIC POWERS AND SPIRITUAL POWERS

In Raipur, on July 11th, (1944) Baba gave an explanation on the powers of yogis (siddhis) compared to spiritual powers: Through different yogas, one can attain strange, occult powers such as walking on water, talking with persons who are at a distance, becoming immune to snake venom through chanting mantras, et cetera. These powers, attained through yoga, control different vibrations, …

UNIVERSAL MESSAGE OF MEHER BABA

(10 July 1958) Baba then declared: “I am the Ancient One, and I have the divine authority to forgive anyone of anything!” Moments after Baba declared this, Ravikant Rawal implored Baba to forgive him for his sins, and the interruption displeased Baba greatly. He directed everyone to leave the hall for five minutes, and the atmosphere turned serious. Baba’s mood …

WINNING HIS HEART – ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BABA HOUSIE

WINNING HIS HEART – 2024 Activity # 5 Baba Housie “God cannot be explained God can only be lived.” Meher Baba. Let us all make a conscious effort to live God by indulging in a fun game of Housie and win HIS heart. The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre extends a warm invitation to all Baba lovers, worldwide, to participate …

YOU SHOULD NEVER WASTE FOOD

EVEN THOUGH FASTING, Baba would often serve meals to the mandali and boys, and was careful to see that no food was wasted. On July 9th, (1928) some of the mandali discarded a portion of their lunch. When Baba found out, he asked with obvious displeasure, “Why did you throw away some food?” They replied that he had served them …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE FROM THE LAW OF KARMA

(July 1956) Don Stevens read The Law of Karma a second time, and Baba asked him again to give the gist of it. Don replied, “Baba, I understand from this that it is quite true that the entire universe is governed by laws. The material world may be less understandable in terms of being governed by laws, but the whole …

SADHU VASVANI’S INVITATION TO MEHER BABA

The social and charity worker Sadhu Vaswani, of Saint Mira High School in Poona, invited Baba to visit there. Baba accepted and set Sunday, July 6th, (1958) for the occasion. The night before, Baba had a high fever and was unable to pass either urine or stool. He tried several times, but without success. Still, at 7:00 A.M., he left …

I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU, BUT YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP ME WITH YOU

(July 1933) One visitor was C. D. Deshmukh. After completing his philosophy doctorate in London, he came to see Baba and stayed for four days. He asked Baba, “What am I to do now?” Smiling, Baba replied, “Just be sure to not forget me! Look for a job in a university, but with the conviction that you do so in …

CAN PRAYER, WORSHIP OR ENTREATIES TO GOD EVER BE HIRED?

(July 1929) Someone questioned Baba, “If it is done with a feeling of devotion, is it bad for a person who has no time to pray himself to have it done through a medium?” In reply, Meher Baba stated: This is total foolishness and completely absurd. It is an excuse and a useless pretext. It does not hold water. It …

ALL PRAYERS ARE A MERE SHOW IF THEY DO NOT ORIGINATE FROM THE HEART

(July 1929) In Dhulia, a Brahmin priest lived in a room adjoining the mandali’s. Every morning he would get up early and loudly chant Hindu shlokas (verses) from the Shastras (Scriptures). The mandali complained about him to Baba. . . .  in reference to the Brahmin priest, Meher Baba explained: Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and …

YOU HAVE SAVED HIM BY OBEYING MY INSTRUCTIONS

(July 1923) MEHER BABA had sent Soonamasi and Khorshed from  Ahmedabad to Ahmednagar with orders that they should remain there unless otherwise instructed. While Baba and the mandali were touring Gujarat, Soonamasi’s husband, Kaikhushru (called Masa), became seriously ill in Bombay. Although Soonamasi received a telegram urging her to immediately come to Bombay, she did not go. In a few …