AFTER I DROP MY BODY, THIS ARTI WILL BE SUNG ALL OVER INDIA

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During this period, (September 1967) if Waman Padole was otherwise engaged, Adi Sr. would occasionally send Manek to Meherazad with letters and telegrams. Once when he came, he was holding a copy of Bhau’s Hindi arti (Aadi Sachetana) in his hand. Baba asked, “What are you holding?” Manek told him, and Baba asked Manek to read it to him. He …

THAT IS WHERE JESUS’ BODY IS BURIED

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Throughout September, 1944, Baba continued to contact masts, about twenty in the Srinagar vicinity, including one mastani simply called Mai, who lived on raw grass and cooked rice. Five of the masts were considered very great saints. After finishing this phase of his mast work in Kashmir, Baba enigmatically remarked to the mandali, “Two mountains will bump into each other and will …

IF YOU DO IT, I WILL BE ALWAYS WITH YOU

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When you remember me, you are in sahaj dnyan (God’s company or presence). The question is how to remember me. The easiest and surest way is to do as I tell you. It will be somewhat of a task at first, as when you start to run you feel it too much (sore muscles); but when you are in training, …

YOU ALONE EXIST

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. . . Bhau was translating some of the discourses into Hindi. One day, (September 1962) Baba handed him the manuscript and gestured, “I want you to translate this into Hindi and make it interesting [for the Hindi speaking people].” Bhau said, “If it is interesting in English, naturally it will be interesting in Hindi.” Baba replied, “That I don’t …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2018 AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a Mandali talk – Katie Irani “His will, His pleasure – Part – 3 Joining Meher Baba on Blue Bus Tour.” Sunday, 2nd September 2018 at 5.45 pm. at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai …

THROUGH ME YOU ARE SERVING THE WHOLE UNIVERSE

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Meanwhile, in North India, there was a severe drought and thousands of poor people were starving. The newspapers were full of descriptions of their plight. In the hall each morning, after attending to the correspondence and pending matters, and if there was time, Baba would state, “Now let’s have some bogus news,” meaning Eruch should read out the headlines or some interesting …

BABA’S MASTER’S LOVE FOR HIM

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Masaji had been visiting Poona for some days. When he returned to Meherabad on August 23rd, (1926) he narrated this story. Mother Shireen had gone to Hazrat Babajan with a garland of flowers one night. She wanted to put it around Babajan’s neck, but when she stood before the ancient woman, Babajan asked her to garland herself with it. Shireen …

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWERS OF A GOD-REALIZED MASTER AND A YOGI

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Throughout August, Meher Baba would often go to Ahmednagar to visit his devotees. During one occasion, on August 30th, he explained the difference between the powers of a God-Realized Master and a yogi: Divine miracles are generally attributed to Avatars, Sadgurus, or Realized human beings, while occult powers belong to yogis. The former is the outcome of extremely high and unselfish motives, while …

WHERE IS GOD?

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On the morning of the 28th of August, (1939) during the usual talks with the men mandali, Baba abruptly started asking each one in the room, “Where is God? … Where is God?” All replied spontaneously. Jehangir Wankadia, a scholar of Eastern philosophy, and who had come with Adi Sr. from Meherabad on the 23rd, said, “Everywhere.” Nilu pointed to his chest and …

DO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYA, IT WILL RUIN YOU

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Baba dictated this ghazal to Bhau in Hindi: Do not fall in love with Maya, it will ruin you. It will drag you from love and leave you a pauper. Surrender to the Perfect Master, he will better your lot He will adorn you with the jewelry of spirituality and make you the richest of the rich. Then what power …

REMINDER – SCREENING OF BABA FILM TODAY AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, 26th August 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. This is Part two of Mandali Katie Irani sharing her life and times with Beloved Baba, The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start at …

BABA SIGNS AS MEHER BABA FOR THE FIRST AND LAST TIME

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The Master would accept monetary gifts from only his closest or proven disciples. New people would offer him money, but he would refuse it. (1) Someone sent a check to Cannes made out to Meher Baba. Baba endorsed it on the back as M. S. Irani, but the branch of the Bank of Marseilles refused to cash it until it was endorsed by “Meher Baba.” Therefore, …

WITH GOD AS MY ONLY GUIDE

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On August 25th, (1931) Baba executed a bond in the commissioner’s office in Karachi and, with a grim expression, signed M. S. Irani to the bond. The British government had unknowingly dug its own grave and their rule in India started to topple as a result. In Karachi, Chanji booked berths on a ship bound for Europe. Soon after, however, Baba instructed …

THE REASON I CAME TO EGYPT IS TO VISIT THIS CHURCH

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On August 24th, (1932) Baba rode a donkey to the pyramids and Sphinx in Gizeh, and also visited the local zoo. In Cairo, Baba revealed to Kaka and Chanji, “The Coptic Church contains a cave where Mary and Joseph stayed after fleeing Herod. The reason I came to Egypt is to visit this church.” Led by Baba, they visited the …

I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING

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On August 23rd, (1929) Baba wished to proceed to Aurangabad, and they departed in the bus at three in the afternoon. Many devotees from Dhulia came to see Baba off; Kalemama and his family bid Baba farewell with an especially heavy heart. After the bus had gone some distance, Baba changed his mind and gave Padri directions to drive first to …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2018 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, 26th August 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. This is Part two of Mandali Katie Irani sharing her life and times with Beloved Baba, The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start at …

THIS TOO IS SELFISHNESS

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Adi K. Irani’s mood had been gloomy since seeing Baba and, on August 23rd, (1934) Baba asked him, “Why don’t you look happy these days?” Adi was never one to mince his words, even with Baba. He replied, “During your last five foreign tours, you did not take me with you and kept me here under one pretext or another.” …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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I am in all – in both great and petty things. All are nothing, so why give importance to anything? I take as much enjoyment in looking after the mad, being with the mandali, ordering my agents, looking after the great Universal work, as in bringing eggs to Hedi (Mertens) and mail for you all. You cannot escape petty things, …

A DISCOURSE ON MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the gross or subtle planes. How then is it possible for one on the mental plane to speak, eat, drink, et cetera – in short, to perform actions similar to those of an ordinary man on the gross plane? It is just as we hear of persons walking, or eating, drinking, …

ONLY THE ONE WHO LOVES CAN SERVE

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God as God alone is not consciously man, and man as man alone is not consciously God. Only the God-Man is consciously both God and man; so the God-Man is both Lord and the servant of the universe. Lord, in the state of helping all souls progress toward Reality. Servant, as consciously bearing the burden of all. To serve him who serves …

HIS OWN IDEAS ABOUT SPIRITUALITY WERE GREATER THAN GOD’S

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On the first day of the meetings, several men had come whom Baba had sent away after a brief interview. One was a sadhu called Mauni Bua, who had taken a vow of silence and spent his time wandering about on pilgrimages. He had met Baba in June 1948, at Meherabad, having been brought by Bal Natu. On this occasion Baba …

FURTHER ELUCIDATION ON MASTS

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On another occasion, Baba further elucidated: How does it happen that some men and women become masts? There are those who have become masts whose minds have become unbalanced through unceasing dwelling upon thoughts of God so that they neglect all normal human requirements. There are those whose minds have become unbalanced by sudden contact with a highly advanced spiritual …

WHAT CONSTITUTES THE MIND OF THE MAST

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Rahuri was a strange and wonderful ashram where the worldly mad were kept with the intoxicated lovers of God, masts, demonstrating to mankind how the Lord of the Universe becomes a companion to the afflicted and serves them. From four o’clock each morning, Baba gave himself to tending these derelicts. He would wash their faces, shave them, cut their hair, …

SPIRITUAL WIRES USED TO HUM

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In the beginning of his silence, Meher Baba used to write on the ground with his forefinger. Now, it was Baba’s characteristic to repeat a certain movement of his hand in the air, even while giving a bath to the school boys, reading, conversing or listening to someone. At such moments, he would appear unaware of the persons and things …

THE “BIG MAN FROM BOMBAY” WAS AWARE OF EVERYTHING

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In Mangom, Baba communed with a jalali mast named Pandit Kashkak. He was a very high and powerful old mast, nearly seventy years old. He was mostly of a jalali temperament, and his fiery physical appearance reminded Baba of Upasni Maharaj when he encountered him. When Baba was working alone with Pandit Kashkak, Baig sneaked around and curiously peeped into the room. …

REMINDER – SCREENING OF BABA FILM TOMORROW – 12TH AUGUST 2018 AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, 12th August 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007.  The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start at 5:45 P.M. You are requested to be at the Centre well before 5:30 P.M. so as …

SEEK THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

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“Seek and you shall find” has become such a commonplace slogan that spiritual aspirants have begun to wonder what it means. To them I say: “Do not seek and you will find.” Do not seek material pleasure and you will find the spiritual treasure. This means, seek only God by not seeking material pleasure and you will find God. You …

HE COLD MOVE AS NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER MOVED . . .

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On another occasion, Delia and Margaret were sitting in the walled garden at the back of Fiorenza. It was after lunch and all the others had gone to the town on passport business. Delia and Margaret were not expecting to see Baba, who suddenly appeared with Chanji. Baba smiled like a child and jumped on Margaret’s back in a gay …

IT IS ALL THE WORK OF THE AVATAR, WHO IS NOW IN FORM

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Meanwhile, during their stay in Rishikesh, Baba and his men spent every day looking for masts. Their days were filled with hardships as Baba, Baidul, Eruch, Kaka Baria and Adi roamed about, walking for hours in the hot sun or rain. They covered a radius of twenty to twenty-five miles around Rishikesh, and in all, five hundred good sadhus and …

PROMISES GIVEN BY THE MASTERS ARE NEVER VAGUE OR UNFULFILLED

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Discoursing about how the Master gives and fulfills his promises, Baba explained to them:The promises given by the Masters are never vague or unfulfilled. They always come true and are fulfilled, but in their proper time. The question of time depends on the conditions or circumstances in which they are given. When Masters give their promises, they are given from the …

MANKIND LACKS THE PREPAREDNESS AND UNDERSTANDING TO DIGEST SUCH KNOWLEDGE

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Baba again began giving discourses to the boys this same day, (August 1928) which he had stopped since January. Baba explained about the transitoriness of life. Sin and virtue, good and bad, heaven and hell are all bindings because they are transitory and illusory states. But such truths cannot be mentioned to the outside world because most of mankind lacks …

BABA WOULD PURPOSELY CREATE THE FRICTION

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According to the Irani calendar, August 6th, (1961) was the Prophet Zarathustra’s birthday. That day, for the first time since he returned from Poona a month ago, Baba left Meherazad and visited Meherabad to see the mandali and the resident families there. On his return, Baba expressed his dissatisfaction with Padri and his management of Meherabad. Pendu and Padri were …

IT WAS YOUR DUTY TO WARN ME, BUT YOU MUST GIVE IN WHEN I INSIST

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DURING THEIR STAY, (August 1932), Baba wished to walk to a distant beach. As they took off, the party spread out. This annoyed Baba. Calling them together, Baba stopped and indicated that he wished to go to the seashore, pointing in a specific direction. Herbert looked over an embankment wall and reported, “This is a private beach and it looks …

THE WORK IS FINISHED

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SOMEONE CLAIMED that the mandali’s quarters (at 101 Rajpur Road) housed an “evil spirit.” It was thought to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who had committed suicide there years ago. Krishna Nair wanted a room to himself, because after doing his nightwatch duty he needed to rest for some time during the morning. But Baba did not allow him a …

GOD IS WITHIN MAN

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Numerous American and Russian rocket space flights were also in the news at this time. (August 1963). One morning, some remark from one of the mandali elicited this response from Baba on the subject of the exploration of space: However far man may fling himself into outer space, even if he were to succeed in reaching the furthermost object in …

SUBMIT TO MY WISH

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When one is in contact with a Sadguru, yoga is meaningless and totally useless. What is the use of fasting for even a hundred years to attain God? What is the use of dying a physical death for God? Just remember my one instruction: remain bowed – submit to my wish. You have to become like the dust beneath my …

IT WILL GRADUALLY UNFOLD THAT I AM THE LORD OF THE UNIVERSE

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You assert, “I am God” because you have read and understood intellectually that there is nothing but God. But this assertion “I am God” falls apart, because you and your mind are not united – are not One. This assertion is due to having thoughts. Thinking is there; that means duality is there. There is no direct experience here, but …

CAN ONE EXPRESS AND DEVELOP LOVE THROUGH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE?

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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 is like …

MY WORK IS DONE

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Baba’s exclusion work came to an end on July 30th, (1968) and from that day the reciting of the prayers was also stopped. That evening, Baba declared: My work is done. It is completed one hundred percent to my satisfaction. The result of this work will also be one hundred percent and will manifest from the end of September (1968). …

TO LOVE ME IS TO LOSE YOURSELF IN ME . . .

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While they waited, Baba chatted lightheartedly with his lovers, who sat around him in a circle on chairs and on the floor. He remarked, “I want you all to listen very carefully to what I say. It appears so simple, yet it is so very important for my lovers. To love me is to lose yourself in me, and to …

I WILL DIE, BUT DIE OBEYING

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(In July 1943) Cooking food in the other bungalow, Naja and Katie would send it over to Baba’s bungalow. One day, with Baba’s permission, bhajiyas were ordered from outside. After eating them, no one had any appetite left. The food as usual came from the other bungalow, but none touched it. Kitty was managing the kitchen and, according to Baba’s …

YOU FOOL! DO YOU BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY? PALMISTRY?

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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 to a palmist. …

A DISCOURSE ON MAYA

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The following is the discourse on Maya that Baba dictated by hand signs for Irene Conybeare’s book, In Quest Of Truth: (1) Everything, from the least significant to the most momentous, is here within us. The spiritual planes with their indescribably divine splendor, and the gross plane of immeasurable space, together with its innumerable gross universes, are all within us. That is …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, 29TH JULY 2018

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  short film on Sunday, 29th July 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start at 6:00 P.M. You are requested to be at the Centre well before 5:30 P.M. so as …

EVEN SUCH SENTIMENTS SHOULD HAVE NO PLACE BEFORE MY ORDERS

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The following is another important incident which relates to carrying out the Master’s wishes. It happened when Baba first moved to Satara. Baba had sent for Meherjee’s car from Bombay, which his driver was bringing. Some distance from Satara the car met with an accident, and the driver was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital in nearby Wai. When …

BABA DISCOURSES ABOUT HAPPINESS

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On Sunday, July 24th, (1938) he discoursed about happiness: Everything that people do in the world is done to obtain happiness. People seek power to derive happiness. They strive after money wishing to find happiness through possessions. That is all right when money is used rightly, but it leads to misery and unhappiness when bad use is made of it. Science …

NOT MUCH SHOULD BE SAID ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT CREATES SUPERSTITION

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Another day, Baba took the women for tea to Fred and Ella Winterfeldt’s apartment in Manhattan House on East 66th Street. Baba praised the tea and stated, “Ella is an angel.” Then he remarked, “Even angels do not have this love for God. If they want to be Realized, they have first to become human. When a person becomes God-Realized, …

BABA DISCOURSES ON AURA AND HALO

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Presented here is Meher Baba’s discourse explaining the difference between an aura and a halo: The aura and the halo are two different things and people are unable to distinguish between the two. Few people know that an aura and a halo are quite different in their respective natures, despite their close interconnection. No man can ever possess both aura and halo completely …

TRYING MEANS THINKING OF ME

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I will give you your orders tomorrow. I know you will follow all of them, except the one of not criticizing and speaking ill of others! That one you won’t be able to obey. I have been observing you all the past few days. I do not care if you do not obey, but if you do you will help …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, 22ND JULY 2018 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  film “JOURNEY WITH GOD” on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. It is an account of Baba’s nine weeks’ journey during January 1954 to remote towns and villages in the north and south of India, during …

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM BABA

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The other Sufis assembled at Ivy’s apartment at 2 P.M. on July 20th. (1952) Charmian had stayed at Scarsdale for lunch, and then had driven Baba back to the city with the mandali. A special message from Baba, dictated by him on July 7th, had been posted on a bulletin board. Jeanne Shaw had been assigned the duty of requiring …

YOU SHOULD UPLIFT THEM AND LOOK FOR GOD IN THEIR HEARTS

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A FRENCH COUPLE, Robert Antoni and his wife Yvonne, age fifty-two, had come from Paris to meet Baba with Andreé Aron. Yvonne had first heard of Baba in Paris in 1940, during a German air raid. She had been visiting a friend when the attack came, and both hurried down into the basement shelter. When the alert was over, the elevators …

RENUNCIATION MEANS GIVING UP THINGS THAT YOU LOVE MOST

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On July 18th, (1939) Baba remarked to the men mandali about renunciation, “Renunciation means giving up things that you love most.” Turning to Masaji, he spelled out, “Masaji should go to the movies but come back without seeing the picture! That is real giving up. Go, but don’t watch, and then return.” In conclusion, the Master’s unique way of training the mandali …

A DISCOURSE ON GOD REALIZATION

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Afterward he continued his discourse on God-Realization given the other day, for the benefit of those who had not been present: The state of the Majzoob is very splendid. Neither has he anything to do for the world, nor for his body. He himself is drowned, and he is God Himself! Except God, nothing exists for him. The Jivanmukta is …

I MUST SEE BABA IN EVERYONE EVERYWHERE

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With families, Baba’s approach was individual and yet comprehensive, and when he embraced both the husband and wife together, the couple would feel that they had entered a new era in their marriage. Tom Hopkinson had first met Baba in 1952. This time when he embraced Baba, he recalled: “I remember giving him a hug and feeling this strange feeling that …

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH

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Afterwards Baba saw Charles Davy, a reporter for The Observer newspaper. Davy had met Baba the first day. After greeting him, the following exchange took place: Baba stated, “Ask any one question.” Davy asked, “How can one get to know the Truth?” Baba replied, “This question has two answers, one would fill volumes and the other is only a few words. In a …

IT IS LIKE BEING TOO CLOSE TO A POWER STATION

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Bili Eaton had hidden behind some nearby shrubbery near the divan and was peeping at Baba through the leaves. She could see him all the time and thought she was so well hidden that no one could see her. She recollected: Every time Baba greeted someone, he seemed to open the floodgates of his love. Every time somebody new came …

ONLY GOD IS REAL. AND GOD IS IN EVERYTHING

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More interviews followed. At 4 P.M., (July 1956) Baba called Ella Winterfeldt in to ask how many were left. Ella had dreamt of Baba, and he told her, “Ella my dear, all the world is an illusion; it is a dream and only God is real.” Baba called all those waiting in the other room – over one hundred – …

MAN’S AIM IN LIFE IS TO REALIZE HIS UNITY WITH GOD

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When a reporter from the L. A. Mirror-News asked what message he had for the world, Baba stated: Philosophers, atheists and others may affirm or refute the existence of God, but as long as they do not deny their very existence, they continue to testify their belief in God; for I tell you with divine authority that God is Existence, eternal and …

HOW SHOULD YOU LOVE GOD

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After lunch, (July 1956) which was Baba’s only meal of the day and which he took privately upstairs, he came down again for more interviews. Afterwards, he invited all his lovers into the room. They sat down around him as the blinds were drawn open and Lowell Shaw, Charmian Duce, Don Stevens and an NBC-TV cameraman prepared to take films. …

YOU SHOULD NEVER WASTE FOOD

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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 …

IF THERE IS SOME SPIRITUAL SITUATION THAT ABSOLUTELY DEMANDS IT

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AFTERWARDS (July 195)  he spoke with Ivy Duce, Don Stevens and others about Saint Francis: “Saint Francis of Assisi was the only one of the very few saints in Europe to become a Perfect Master.” Don Stevens asked, “Baba, you have explained in the Discourses, God Speaks and elsewhere that an individual cannot attain God-Realization without the aid of a living Perfect …

I KNOW THREE THINGS

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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 and pirs, …

BOMBAY CENTRE TO REMAIN OPEN ON SILENCE DAY DURING POSTED HOURS

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Tuesday, July 10, 2018 marks the Ninety-third Anniversary of Beloved Baba’s Unique Silence. Many of the Baba-lovers from Mumbai would be on a pilgrimage to Meherabad for the Day and would be observing silence from midnight of July 9 to midnight of July 10. For the benefit and convenience of those who could not be at …

BABA HAD HIS OWN REASONS FOR DOING THIS

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It was difficult at times to follow Baba’s orders. On one plane flight, Adi had trouble keeping awake, and Baba teased him about it. The light above Baba’s seat was kept burning all night to keep Adi awake. Baba later commented, “I was doing a lot of work during the flight.” During other plane trips, Meherjee was one of the …

GOD ALONE IS

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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 unconsciousness. It sustains, covers, pierces through and provides an end to unconsciousness – which flows from and is consumed by Infinite Consciousness. …

WE CANNOT ESCAPE FROM THE LAW OF KARMA

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Although the whole universe is illusion, yet it is governed by a law, a definite law; and that law deals with every detail. We cannot escape from the law of karma. But when we transcend illusion, the law does not bind us any longer. Krishna said the same thing to Arjuna, “Kill your relatives! Kill your friends!” in the battle …

THE REAL PRAYER

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Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and worship, this sort of useless babbling is going on. Nothing is gained by it; it has no substance. Those who practice it derive nothing from it. Do they for a minute think that loud noises can bring results? For years on end, it has been happening, and it will go …

I CONTINUALLY FEEL BOTH INFINITE BLISS AND HUMAN SUFFERING

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Baba asked Ivy Duce, “What are you thinking?” She replied, “I was wondering what you were thinking!” Baba answered, “I was thinking that God within each of you is free, infinite; yet He feels Himself bound in each of you and therefore He suffers. I am infinitely happy, eternally blissful, yet I suffer every instant through you because I am …

THE STATE OF BURNING WITHIN

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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 and whims …

A SADGURU IS LIKE AN OCEAN

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A Sadguru is like an ocean, a limitless stretch of water. Empty your mind of all Mayavic desires and the waters of the ocean will find a way in – the waters of Knowledge, Power and Bliss. The jivanmuktas and majzoobs and other spiritual beings on the subtle and mental planes are the pipelines for the waters of Realization. They …

DISCOURSE ON THE DIVINE RESPONSE

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During June, (1959) he also gave this discourse on The Divine Response: 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 …

WEDDING BLESSINGS

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Sarosh and Viloo’s son, Merwan, returned from England and was to get married to Anita, his Swiss fiancée. One day, he and Sarosh came to Guruprasad, and Merwan said, “Baba, I want your blessings on my wedding day.” Baba gestured, “Granted,” and instructed that after the wedding in Ahmednagar, the bride and groom, and Sarosh and Viloo should come to …

EXPECTING INTELLECTUAL ANSWERS TO VARIOUS QUESTIONS FROM THE MASTER IS TO BELITTLE HIM!

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Expecting intellectual answers to various questions from the Master is to belittle him! From the very beginning, the question that confronts every individual is “Who am I?” This is the Original Question which gets expressed in infinite ways. It is the driving force behind this question that brought about the entire evolution of consciousness, and after innumerable reincarnations and through …

MY METHOD IS TO CREATE AND TO ABOLISH

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Kumar had brought the colt, Sheba, to Baba, and on June 27th, Baba told him to bring a deer. The deer was also kept as a pet for a while. At one point, Baba explained to Kumar: You should know that lately I feel much disgust. It will go on increasing. I do all this for a purpose. But there …

THE THREE METHODS

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The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru, which means keeping the company, or sahavas, of such a Master, obeying him and serving him. This remedy is like a special express train which carries you straight to your destination. The second way is to repeat with all love and in all sincerity any one name …

FROM THE SPIRITUAL VIEWPOINT, IF ONE BEARS SUFFERING, IT IS VERY GOOD

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On the late afternoon of June 22nd, (1936) Baba went to see Naval and Dina Talati in Nasik. He was accompanied by Rustom, Pendu and Vishnu. Chanji was also there, having been called from Bombay. Dina was concerned about her family’s welfare. Seeing her worried face, Baba emphasized to her: “This is very bad! However miserable and disappointing a thing …

REVERE MY WORD RATHER THAN MY THINGS

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One day (In June 1929) soon after his return to Meherabad, 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 …

WHATEVER CAN BE UNDERSTOOD IS ILLUSION

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There is nothing to know. Everything is for forgetting. Whatever can be understood is illusion. The highest understanding and the lowest are both illusion. What cannot be understood is Reality. We are what we are. What we were, we are, and what we are, we shall be. If you don’t understand this, it matters little. All that has to be …

YOU WILL THEN WIN THEM OVER

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A YOUTH named Singh, from Hamirpur, had attended the Andhra darshan program, (June 1953) but his parents were against Baba. Running away from home, Singh came to Baba in Dehra Dun on Sunday, June 28th. (1953) Before he arrived, his father’s telegram was received, asking Baba to send Singh back immediately. “Why have you come here?” Baba asked him. “I wish …

THE MAHBOOBI

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The following is the tale that Meher Baba related to the men mandali during the early 1960s, passed on by Eruch Jessawala. It is not recounted in any other Sufi or Vedantic book: No one in Lucknow but his fellow hermaphrodites knew he was spiritually advanced or was, in fact, a Sadguru. And this is how his fame spread: One …

THEN THAT IS ENOUGH. WHY WORRY?

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One old lover in the group, Ader Desai (Keki Desai’s brother of Dehra Dun), promptly said, “Baba, I love you so much, but the idea of God coming down as the Avatar does not penetrate into my heart, however much I try to make it do so. I tell others that you are the Avatar, but to be honest I …

GOD NEVER CONDEMNS US OR TURNS US FROM HIS DOOR

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On June 9th, 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 Truth …

SCREENING OF FILM AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE ON SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2018

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  film “MANDALI TALK – THE PROCESS OF AWAKENING” on Sunday, 17th June 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The talk by Eruch Jessawalla recorded on 21st January 1993 focuses on what Meher Baba said was most important – living life …

IT WAS FAR WISER TO OBEY BABA’S BEHESTS

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Another who lingered on in Poona was G. S. N. Moorty of Calcutta. He used to keep watch at the gates of Guruprasad from morning to evening with the hope that if someone happened to come by and be allowed inside, he would follow and thus be able to see Baba again. Baba made Aloba sit on the veranda telling …

THE GOOD AND BAD FROM THE SPIRITUAL POINT OF VIEW

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There is nothing such as good or evil. From a moral standpoint, this difference exists so that the affairs of the world may be conducted according to limitations imposed by society. But from the spiritual standpoint, both are bindings. Standards of good and bad are established according to contemporary standards that may vary with time and circumstance. Also in spirituality, …

LOVE AND OBEDIENCE

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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 …

DISCERN THE DIVINE BENEATH THIS MAYAVIC MISCHIEF

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Another day, the twin nephews performed a comedy for Baba about a father agonizing over finding a suitable match for his daughter. Baba enjoyed it thoroughly and remarked: The world is a drama. You weep, you laugh – to weep and laugh again. It is all a tamasha – a show. When the inner eye is opened, you will see this clearly. Mind …

BLISS IS EVER PRESENT – EVERYWHERE

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Although these daily sessions in the evening were only meant for lovers and not the general public, once Baba permitted the mayor of Poona to come with his two predecessors. Baba explained to them about Maya: (In June 1961). God alone exists as Existence Eternal, and all else is illusion – a creation of Maya. And what is Maya? Maya is the principle of …

BUT THIS NEEDS MY GRACE

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(In June 1961) One retired judge had been on a pilgrimage to Badri Narayan, a sacred Hindu shrine in the Himalayas. As he told Baba about his visit, Baba asked, “Did you see me there?” The man was silent. Baba then stated at length to him: The fun is, although I am with you and within you all, you travel …

IF YOU COMMIT A THEFT EVEN ONCE, YOU ARE A THIEF

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The next day (In June 1961) at 4:30 P.M., only the volunteers (such as K. K. Ramakrishnan) and those who had not yet seen Baba were permitted to visit Guruprasad. Pukar, Deshmukh and Bal Natu gathered outside by the gate, hoping that Baba would call them inside. Deshmukh said, “It is good we are sitting here outside the gate. Baba wants …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD IN JULY 2018

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Please read this in furtherance to our post of 23rd May 2018 on the subject: Dear Baba family, Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre to take the advantage of Saturday and Sunday it is now decided to take one more trip from 7th Saturday also. Those who have opted for the 3 days’ trip can write to …