HAFIZ’S ODE EXPLAINED BY BABA

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(In June 1963)  Afterward, Baba began to discourse: There are seven stations in the process of evolution. After one has crossed all these, one gets complete consciousness in human form. But unfortunately, with this consciousness, one has also gathered impressions (sanskaras). One has to shed them during the involution process, which also has seven stations. As soon as all the …

ALTHOUGH NOT AS YOU UNDERSTAND THEM

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(In June 1961) Those who came to have Baba’s darshan could only have it once for one hour. Many had traveled from a long distance despite the fact that Baba had discouraged this in his circular and also hinted that later they might have a better opportunity of his company for a much longer period. When one such group was …

THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE MIND AND THE HEART

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Once (In June 1960) a bank manager, a kind-hearted man, came for darshan. Baba explained to him: God is not to be argued about. Mere arguing will take you nowhere. In love, arguments and discussions have no place. Let the argumentative attitude slacken and be more and more open-minded. Don’t be dogmatic. Then in the course of life, if you …

THE REAL PEARL IS HERE

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In reference to the abundance of so-called saints and false gurus in the East, Baba once stopped the singing and commented: “They are like seashells scattered on the beach, their superfluous glitter attracting the loiterers on the beach, who pick them up and think they have gained the treasure of the sea. But it is a far cry from the …

WHATEVER I SAY IS WHAT I KNOW, BUT TO YOU ALL THESE ARE ONLY WORDS

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There is Paramatma. He is all-existing. All atmas (souls) are in Paramatma. All atmas are Paramatma. When an atma apparently comes out of Paramatma, it is the jivatma (individual embodied soul) and begins to gain consciousness of falseness. For the jivatma to become One with Shivatma (God, the Supreme Soul) is the goal. After passing through the process of evolution, reincarnation and involution, the …

STICK FIRMLY TO ONLY ONE MASTER

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On June 2nd, (1928) the day before leaving Meherabad, Baba met privately with Minoo Pohowala. As Minoo was in the habit of going to one saint after another, Baba pointedly explained to him: When you sink a well, you first select a spot before beginning the drilling. But if you stop drilling halfway and start anew at a different spot, …

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IMPORTANT WORK YOU ARE DOING

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Some days Baba would come to Mandali Hall as early as 7:00 A.M., and Bhau had to be present until Baba went for his lunch at 11:00 A.M. Then, when Baba returned, Bhau also had to sit in the hall; and when Baba retired to his room at 3:00 P.M., Bhau had to go with him and be on duty …

YOUR BABA IS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT

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On another occasion, a friend of Norina’s, who was an acute alcoholic, came to meet Baba in New York. For years, she had been in and out of one asylum after another. She hated her mother, with whom she lived, and would greet her each morning with such cruel words: “Why aren’t you dead yet?”Norina aroused her curiosity about Baba, and …

IN THE FIRE OF LOVE, ALL DIRT IS AUTOMATICALLY CONSUMED

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One devoted couple, who met Baba for the first time during his visit to Myrtle Beach, was Fred and Ella Winterfeldt, two German immigrants who had settled in New York, where they had met and married. Both were interested in finding a spiritual Master. Fred, age fifty-four, had been searching for many years, and Ella, age fifty-five, had felt a …

THE GOD-MAN’S PLAN

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Once a college student from Srinagar, Kashmir, named Kisan Tiku, who had been constantly writing to Baba, came for his darshan. Baba embraced him, but after some time, he asked Tiku to leave with the injunction not to come back to Guruprasad again. The young man did not stand up, but said, “I will sit a while longer, Baba, if …

DO NOT ACT OUTWARDLY WHAT YOU ARE NOT INWARDLY

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The following day, (May 1960) Baba informed some visitors, “Let your heart be pure. Do not act outwardly what you are not inwardly. “Be absolutely honest. God is infinite honesty. Do not pose as being pious, because God is everywhere. God cannot be fooled – so why pose as something you are not? “I do not want anything else from …

IT IS THE BITTER FRUIT OF MY INTERNAL WORK

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As I’ve forewarned, the present crisis and the most critical, desperate situation of one and all of the mandali, as well as for others, is nothing but the outcome of my working. Not only do they weep, but I also have to shed tears. No one is to blame for this; it is no one’s fault. It is the result …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD IN JULY 2018

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Dear Baba family, The Bombay Centre has arranged trips to Meherabad and Meherazad in July as under : 9th Monday  to 11th Wednesday. and 9th Monday to 13th Friday. The cost of the trips will be Rs. 3,400 and Rs. 4,400 rersp. inclusive of lodging and board at MPR and transport by Zubin’s Royal Fleet. You will please do your own booking on [email protected] Please do …

THANK GOD . . .

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Do not get disheartened or alarmed when adversity, calamity or misfortunes pour upon you. Thank God, for thereby He has given you the opportunity of acquiring forbearance and fortitude. One who has acquired the power of bearing with adversity can easily enter upon the spiritual path. Do not become angry, but be pleased with him who backbites you, for he …

AS THE ANGLE OF VISION OF CONSCIOUSNESS CHANGES, YOUR HIGH EXPERIENCES CHANGES

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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 becomes aware, as …

ONE SHOULD ASPIRE FOR SUCH A DRINK!

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One day, Baba asked Professor Abdul Karim what he had eaten for breakfast and lunch. The professor enumerated a long list of items, and Baba remarked, “A delicious breakfast and lunch indeed. Now you must be feeling satisfied and happy. You have tasted so many things, but you have not tasted me! You may eat as many eatables as you …

LOVE AND DEVOTION

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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 outward expressions; devotion expresses itself outwardly. Love does not require the presence of …

HOW CAN SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING DERIVED FROM BOOKS IMAGINE THIS STATE?

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The subject of the mind’s false ego came up again when L. Neurgaonkar, an engineer of the Poona municipality, saw Baba. He was a learned and religious man, and Baba explained to him: You have read much of spiritual literature. You are well-known for your lucid expositions. Spiritual understanding takes one nearer the path. But remember well that the experience of the …

IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING ME, YOU ARE TO DO AS I TELL YOU

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One afternoon Baba walked on the veranda and saw Slamson, Padri and another one of the men casually talking with the keeper of the Shiva temple. He immediately sent someone to inquire as to what they were doing by that temple and what they were discussing. The three men went to Baba and explained that they were simply passing the …

CULTS AND RELIGIONS HAVE NO IMPORTANCE. LOVE HOLDS THE KEY

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im and Rhoda Mistry requested Baba to perform the navjote ceremony (the sacred thread ceremony usually done by a Zoroastrian priest) of their three sons Meherwan, Falu and Sarosh. Two days before the ceremony, Baba embraced the three boys. Falu had the mumps, and afterwards Baba complained of having caught it from him. Calling Rhoda and her sister, Nargis, he reprimanded them, …

“BABA SAID, DON’T WORRY. HE HAS FORGIVEN YOU”

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Deshmukh had finished preparing the manuscript for the book Beams, and Ramakrishnan had been given it for proofreading and typing before it was taken to America for publication by Sufism Reoriented, Inc. Ramakrishnan had finished it the late night of May 13th, (1958) stitched it in book form and put a pink cover around it. The next day, he handed it …

THE GREATEST SERVICE WAS JUDAS’S BETRAYAL

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On the evening of May 14th, (1952) Baba asked them to tell him a story. Adele, feeling very nervous, stumbled her way through a story of Saint Peter. At one point, Baba bent his head and stated, “Peter loved me the most – but even he denied me.” Delia asked, “Was that a conscious act or did he do it …

. . . IN MY HAPPINESS I MERGED VISHNU WITHIN ME!

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On the morning of Sunday, May 13th, (1962) Vishnu was sitting on the doorstep of the hall in Guruprasad. Baba saw him and remarked to Nariman, “Vishnu has one foot in this room and one foot in the grave.” At the time, none of the men understood what Baba meant. That afternoon, Guruprasad was filled to overflowing during a program …

YOU LEFT OUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PART

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A Catholic priest, Father Anthony, the principal of Saint Catherine of Siena School in Bombay, came for Meher Baba’s darshan on May 12th, 1960. This Catholic priest had dedicated his life to serving the poor. Baba remarked to him: I am well pleased with your work among destitute and abandoned children. By serving the abandoned, you are really serving Jesus …

NOW BE HAPPY AND FORGET ABOUT IT

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One day a woman approached Baba for darshan with her child. She requested Baba to bless her baby. Baba commented, “As you wish. But do you remember how last year on your request, I permitted you to visit Guruprasad to have my darshan a second time? You did not come.”From the hundreds who had visited Guruprasad the past year it …

ONE REAL BIRTH AND ONE REAL DEATH

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There is one real birth and one real death. You are born once, and you really die only once. What is real birth? It is the birth of a “drop” in the Ocean of Reality. What is meant by it? It is the advent of individuality, born of indivisibility through a glimmer of the first most-finite consciousness, which transfixed cognizance …

THE MORE YOU GET, THE MORE ENTANGLED IN IT YOU BECOME.

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One day, (May 1963) when Baba asked someone to pray, the devotee began: “O God, grant me health, give me long life so that I may serve Thee …” Baba interrupted, correcting him, “This is not a prayer, but a list of your wishes! The real prayer to God is praise for Him through love and nothing else! When you …

WHAT IS MEANT BY “TO COME TO ME?”

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Charles Purdom asked, “Will you comment on what you mean by ‘to come to me’?” Baba replied: To come to me means liberation, experiencing me as I am, no more bondage of births and deaths. But it does not mean the state of a Perfect Master or Perfection. That is only to be attained while alive in the gross body. So if …

THERE IS ONE MOMENT ONLY – THE ETERNAL NOW

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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. You know …

NIRVAN AND NIRVIKALP

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(May 1958) A discourse on Nirvan and Nirvikalp was to be read. (1) Baba prefaced it by stating: This is short, but difficult. Those who cannot follow it must not worry. It is nothing but words. Only love counts. If the most unintelligent one can love me as I ought to be loved, he is infinitely more blessed than the most intelligent one who …

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU IS GOD . . .

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Remember the story about the parrot who was free from the beginning, but did not know what freedom meant? It was put into a cage and inside there learned what the meaning of freedom was. When it was released, it fully realized its freedom and enjoyed it. Its freedom was taken away; it was put into a cage simply to …

GOD AND COSMOS

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God is Infinite Reality; cosmos is infinite illusion. In infinite illusion there are infinite suns, stars, moons, planets and the creation as a whole evolves ad infinitum. For instance, take the head of a human being. The head is one, and there is one individual mind. Yet innumerable hairs grow over this one head. Even when all the hair is …

YOU ARE GOD NOW, BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW IT

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I am in Sahaj Samadhi every second. This state means: “I am everywhere; I am in everything; I am in everyone.” That is why to know me you have to realize the Self. You see me ordinarily in the physical body – but I am in samadhi. When you see through, deep down into yourself, there you will see me as the …

I KNEW THEN, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THAT BABA LOVES EVERYBODY

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Bili Eaton had come from New York for the sahavas. She was feeling full of guilt the entire time, as she had fallen in love with a man and had disobeyed Baba’s order on celibacy. When she first met Baba in the Lagoon Cabin with several others, she hid in a corner behind everyone where Baba could not see her. Baba …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE ON SUNDAY 6TH MAY 2018

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a Baba film Love Feast Gathering on Sunday, May 6, 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 film includes scenes from the 1958 Sahavas held in Meherabad and also interviews taken recently of a few who had attended the Sahavas. …

EVEN WANTING TRUTH IS AN UNWANTED WANT

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Baba was discoursing about the Path when he remarked: “The fun of it is that the One who is sought is Himself the seeker. It is the same One God who prompts the seeker to ask, ‘Where can I find God?’ … ‘How can I find God?’ “The seeker asking ‘Where can I find God?’ is really God saying: ‘Where …

UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP

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Baba was to leave for Guruprasad the next day. (April 30, 1958). He instructed his close ones that they should depart for Poona by the luxury bus, and he would follow by car with both mandali. The next morning, they went to the bus stand, where they happened to find an empty taxicab. Sadashiv said if they went by taxi, …

BABA EXPLAINS SPIRITUAL POISE

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In Karwar, Baba gave this explanation to the women about spiritual poise: What is spirituality? It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You always thought of selfish motives for eating, preserving your life, and attending to every need with zeal. All these lives you have made a habit of looking to yourself. If the slightest thing …

BABA . . . SAVED . . . ME!

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Baba left Bhilar on April 26th, (1943) for a quick visit to Meherabad, and returned within a day or so. Sidhu came to Bhilar with Mast Mohammed so that Baba could work with him. Sidhu’s main duty in Meherabad consisted in looking after Mohammed and he continued this important work until he died. On the night of April 28th, Sidhu …

INTERPLAY OF GOOD AND EVIL IN LIFE

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On April 27th, (1936) a discussion among the men mandali took place about the interplay of good and evil in life, whereupon Baba stated: As good is necessary, likewise bad is also necessary – just as positive and negative. Both are essential for action and evolution. If only good were to prevail everywhere, life would end! Both good or bad done to the extreme …

IT IS FOR HUMANS TO DO, FOR GOD TO ORDAIN

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On April 25th, (1934) Meher Baba gave a short discourse about taking action without caring about the results, referring in particular to Mahatma Gandhi: Even a great soul like Gandhi worries, because he wants results. One must sincerely try to do his duties, but the results must always be left with God. Worrying about the results is no good and …

SHAMS-UD-DIN MUHAMMAD HAFIZ

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There is no one equal to Hafiz in poetry. He was a Perfect Master. He was fat and very ugly and born of poor parents. His father was a coal merchant. Hafiz, too, was a coal merchant and very black with soot, so imagine how he must have looked. From his childhood, he had a penchant for hearing stories of …

HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF

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Regarding the credit attributed to him for miracles by some of his lovers, Baba remarked (April 1955): “I often wonder at the coincidences and so-called miracles that happen. But these matters are not of any great importance. In spiritual history, it has always been the case that most insignificant things are magnified. But by doing this, the lovers do not …

GOD HAS EXPERIENCED THREE STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

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During the train ride, at two in the afternoon, Baba gave the following explanation for an hour. Brother Jal read the alphabet board, as Baba dictated: God has experienced three states of consciousness: Forgetfulness, Helplessness and All-powerfulness. In the state of Forgetfulness, God – unconscious of His infinite power, bliss and existence – was perfectly at peace. This state can well …

YET BABA EXPECTED THE COMPANIONS TO REMAIN CHEERFUL AND APPEAR HAPPY

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(April 1950) It was quite cold at Manjri Mafi and Motichur. Due to the lack of proper clothing and diet, remaining on only dal and chapatis once a day, both the men and women companions’ health gradually deteriorated. All sorts of ailments began plaguing them. Pendu had pleurisy and pain in the chest; Eruch, lumbago and a sprained foot that …

THIS IS NOT EVEN THE BEGINNING OF GIVING UP YOUR LIFE

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One morning, (April 1924) Baba found Padri and Ramjoo chatting idly for a few moments. Upset with them, Baba threw a stick at Padri, narrowly missing him. He then rebuked both men and told them to stop working; however, they resumed their work after a while. Later, in front of some of the other men, Padri showed his blistered palms …

WHAT IS THAT ACTION WHICH IS “I”-LESS?

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The Beyond State is attained when one gets real knowledge. It cannot be gained with the mind. You see everything with your eyes, but you cannot see your own eyes unless you place a mirror in front of you. Similarly, place the mirror of real knowledge before you, and you will then see your Real Self. On the path, perfect …

THE DREAM OF MATERIALISM

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The condition of the world, the strife and uncertainty that is everywhere, the general dissatisfaction with, and rebellion against, any and every situation shows that the ideal of material perfection is an empty dream and proves the existence of an Eternal Reality beyond materiality. For if this Reality did not exist, the increased material well-being of millions of people that …

CANCELLATION OF ELIMINATION ROUND OF QUIZ UNDER WHH

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Dear Baba-lovers, Due to last moment drop outs of some participants from the Quiz under the “Winning His Heart” programme, we are constrained to cancel the elimination round of Quiz which was scheduled to take place at the Bai Bengallee Girls’ High School, New Marine Lines, on Saturday, 21st April, 2018. Consequently, we will straight have the finals on Saturday, …

ALL THIS TALK WAS TO BRING OUT THE COLOR

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One day, (April 1959) Moorty appeared at Guruprasad in a canary yellow shirt. Baba asked him, “How did you ever get your master’s degree in college? You don’t even know what color clothes to put on? You look ridiculous!” The next day, Moorty came wearing a deep red shirt. Baba commented, “You look more ludicrous than yesterday. You really are …

BLISSFUL AGONY

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One who burns in the fire of Divine Love experiences blissful agony. For him, peacefulness is death and restlessness is life. He never wishes that the fire of love should cool down a bit, but longs that it be ever aflame. In reference to the agonies of a lover, Hafiz has said: “In love, a stage is reached when the …

WHAT NONSENSE!

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On April 14th, (1959) Deshmukh broached the subject of a certain young man he had chosen as a husband for his daughter, Sanjeevani. Baba replied, “I don’t like it; he is not suitable.” Earnestly, Deshmukh rejoined, “Baba, the fellow is very good. He is educated and comes from a good family.” Seeing that Deshmukh had already settled things, Baba relented, …

SHE IS MAN’S EQUAL

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When Baba was sitting for the final session with the sculptor Edward Merrett on April 13th, (1932) a newspaper reporter came to watch and asked Baba: “It is said that a woman is a drag on man in his attainment of divine grace. All the saints …” Baba interrupted, emphatically spelling out, “No! A woman can play an important part …

. . . AND THAT NOTHING MAY PROVE EVERYTHING

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On April 12th, (1958) Baba dictated this message for those lovers attending his upcoming sahavas in America and Australia: I am coming to America and Australia solely to give my sahavas to my lovers, and I want each of you to come with the longing to receive just that. Above all, I want this sahavas to be a close companionship …

IT WAS FOR HIS OWN GOOD

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ON ONE OCCASION, (April 1959)  a seeker from Bombay named Joshi Maharaj came for Baba’s darshan along with some well-known and highly respected persons from Poona, including Jagannath Maharaj. Joshi Maharaj had previously met Baba at Sakori and at that time had touched Baba’s feet. But this time, since he was accompanied by influential persons and some of his followers, he …

BUT IT IS GOOD FOR YOU TO SUFFER

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During this period, (April 1959) Dhun Satha came for Baba’s darshan from Bindra House. Being a cripple, she was carried in a chair by their servant, named Kesar. Baba commented to her, “Seeing your plight, I feel I should heal you, but it is good for you to suffer and have patience until I break my silence.” Dhun said, “I …

. . . ONLY FOR HIM

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One day (April 1957) a Muslim doctor, who was a friend of Goher’s, came to see Baba. The doctor said, “All religions lead to God, but no one understands the meaning of religion. No one is conscious of its true significance, and by adopting shariat (rituals, traditions) they create binding.” Baba replied, “Forget all that! Just tell me if you would be …

BY HOLDING FAST MEANS WHAT?

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Now I will explain about holding fast to my daaman. Hold me, or leave me! Do not try to compromise. One thing is definite and fixed: if I am the Highest of the High or if I am the Lowest of the Low, and you hold fast to my daaman, you will be where I will be. This depends on …

THROUGH THIS MEANS I TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE WHOLE WORLD

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Another activity of Baba’s daily routine in Mussoorie concerned Vishnu. From the early 1920s, Vishnu did the marketing and kept accounts of every paisa and rupee. He wrote down the expenses in a notebook and was careful in keeping a record of all the money spent. In Mussoorie, Baba began scrutinizing the accounts each day. Vishnu would read out the …

INWARDLY HE RECEIVED THE SOUGHT-AFTER ANSWERS

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Homi Desai of Lahore came for Baba’s darshan (April 1959). He came after several years and was eager to lay some of his problems before Baba. But on seeing him, Baba stated, “Homi, just sit here quietly for five minutes and then leave.” Desai sat down, but his mind was in turmoil. After five minutes Baba asked him to go, …

WHAT IS HERE? A ZOO?

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. . . Baba had given orders that his lovers were not even to look inside Guruprasad if they happened to be passing by, as Baba might be on the veranda at that time. Not to risk breaking his order, several avoided travelling via Bund Garden Road altogether. One evening, a few young girls came inside and began frolicking about. Eruch saw …

BABA-TIME IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. REMEMBER IT

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MEANWHILE,  Baba had Francis Brabazon staying at Ramakrishnan’s home in Kirkee, because it was quieter and Francis found it easier to write there. Francis had to ride a bicycle three miles to Guruprasad every morning. Baba had instructed him to come at 9:00 A.M., and Francis would arrive at 8:45 A.M. One day, he came at his usual time and …

EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOR

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(April 1950) When the meeting was ending, Baba turned to Murli Kale and, before everyone, praised him for his consistently exemplary behavior in conforming to the conditions of the New Life. From among all the companions, Baba stated that Murli alone had managed to remain cheerful throughout all the ups and downs faced so far. Baba folded his hands to …

NOT IN HER FATE

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Maya Ganguli, a blind teenage girl (about age fifteen), had sung before Baba during the darshan program in Saint Mira High School in March. She was a very good singer, and Baba liked her voice. One day, the teenage girl and her parents came to see Baba in Guruprasad. She sang before Baba again, and after the program Baba asked …

IT IS WE WHO HAVE CREATED MISERY

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Baba had directed the Westerners to do an hour of meditation each morning. On April 2nd, (1937) before leaving for Meherabad, he urged them to take the meditation seriously, and he also stressed to them that they should always think of him in everything they did. He stated: Try to do it very, very seriously as if your very spiritual …

DO YOU WANT ME OR GOD

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As instructed, on Sunday, March 31st, (1963) Sohrabji Siganporia and Kishanchand Gajwani arrived at Guruprasad from Bombay. Gajwani wanted to live with Baba permanently. Upon seeing the two men, Baba first asked Gajwani, “Do you want me or God?” Gajwani replied, “You, Baba!” “Then will you do as I tell you?” With folded hands, Gajwani said, “Yes, Baba.” “You should …

IMPORTANT – CHANGE OF VENUE AND PROGRAMME FOR SATURDAY 31 MARCH, 2018

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Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018 Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Venue: (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE) Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre Programme: (1) 5:30 to 6:00 P.M. Baba Film. (2) 6:00 TO 7:30 P.M. Talk by Prof. Ward Parks, long-time resident of Meherabad, on “Meher Baba’s Work and Words.”   Date: Sunday 1st. April, 2018 Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 …

THE ADVENTURE OF MAJOR ASPI IRANI

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Later the same day, Army Major-General Bhandari and his wife, Kamla, arrived at Guruprasad to have Baba’s darshan. Goher and Katie’s brother, Aspi, was also a major in the army and during the recent Indo-Chinese War had been entrapped in a battle. Remembering him, Baba mentioned this and asked Eruch to relate what had happened to him during the conflict. …

WHY MOVE THE CLOCK?

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In late March, (1927) a young sadhu wandered into Meherabad and approached Baba begging for money to go to Hardwar. Baba took a special interest in him and gave him this discourse: The meaning of a sadhu is one who performs spiritual practices with the object of controlling the mind. But since you are unable to keep your mind under control, what do …

YOUR DISEASE HAS FALLEN AT MY FEET

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During this period, (March 1927) Anna 104 claimed that his leg had been miraculously healed by the Master. Anna began declaring to many of the local people that by repeating the name of Meher Baba, and by applying the juice of neem leaves on his leg, his deep wound was completely healed. One day, Anna brought two afflicted women to …

STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

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Baba then touched on the various stages of development: A person has to pass through three stages before Realization – evolution, reincarnation and advancement on the path. From stone to animal to human form is evolution; this is the first stage. With the human form, evolution ends and the cycle of rebirth begins; this is the second stage. The third …

REMINDER – SEMINAR ON “GOD SPEAKS” AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, As part of the 124th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Avatar Meher Baba, the Centre has arranged with Prof. Ward Parks to conduct a Seminar on Baba’s magnum opus “God Speaks.” Venue: Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, ‘A’ Block, 3rd Floor,  Room No 23 & 24, Dr. D. Bhadkamkar Marg (Lamington Road), Opp. Minerva Theatre (now demolished), …

DISCOURSE ON INTELLIGENCE

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Meher Baba gave the following discourse on intelligence – the use of knowledge by the mind in the state of thinking:Intelligence not thinking is unconsciousness and may be likened to sound sleep. Thinking and imagination are latent in intelligence. When intelligence thinks of Itself, it realizes Its Self and is God. When it thinks about imagination, it is the world, mind, body …

IT WAS SIMPLY AN EXCHANGE OF GROSS MEDIUM

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Lateef presented a new bicycle to Meher Baba, and a lottery was proposed to decide to whom the Master should give it. All the tickets were sold to followers and it was decided that the drawing should be held during a picnic at the village of Chinchwad. Meher Baba met there with his followers on Saturday, March 25th, (1922) and in …

THE PRICE OF KNOWING ME IS LOVE

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Love me and you will know me; but I am such a Reality that it is extremely difficult to know me. The price is love. No repetition of God’s name, no penance and no meditation is necessary – only love, and such love that it annihilates your ego. This means your love should be so deep that it makes you …

EVEN IF YOU DIE, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I HAVE SAVED YOU

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The group’s conversation topic turned to wild animals, for there were tigers, lions and bears roaming the jungles surrounding Mysore. Meher Baba advised: If you ever come across any such savage animals, or if you find yourselves in a perilous situation, cry out my name loudly. I will then save you. Even if you die, you should know that I …

THE WORRIES AND TROUBLES OF THE WORLD ARE DUE TO THOUGHTS

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Baba gathered the mandali near the dhuni and explained: Hafiz has compared the body with a pot, the soul with smoke, and the sanskaras with a huge stone lying on top of the pot. For all its attempts, how can the smoke ever succeed in removing and throwing off the stone? For this, a sage must come and lift it …

REMINDER – WEEKEND PROGRAMME IN CELEBRATION OF 124TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF AVATAR MEHER BABA

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Date: Saturday 24th March, 2018 Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Venue: Bai B.S. Bengallee Girls’ High School, New Marine Lines, Near Churchgate Station. Programme: Shri Manik Ubale and party, Baba lovers from Nagpur will present ghazals and qawwalis in honour of our Beloved.   Date: Sunday 25th March, 2018 Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Venue: A/1, Gnyana Deep, …

IT IS TIME TO STOP PLAYING . . .

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Each and every seemingly individual soul (atma) is destined to realize its One Indivisible Self. As soon as the atma begins to unfold to the first faint consciousness of its Infinite and Eternal State, it is confronted by its own shadow. The atma gets immediately lost in the consciousness of this shadow and from then on becomes involved in the …

THE NEED FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP IN INDIA

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The Need for Creative Leadership in India (Given in March 1942) Throughout the hoary ages of the past, India has played the most prominent part in shaping the spiritual history of humanity. She has been a home of Avatars, Prophets, Masters, Seers and Sages, whose contribution to the spiritual evolution of humanity has been unparalleled. The contribution of India to …

BUT WHAT HAS YAGNAS TO DO WITHSPIRITUALITY

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Meanwhile, Keshav Nigam had written asking if he and all Baba’s lovers and devotees in the Hamirpur district should participate in a havan yagna  (sacred Hindu fire ceremony) organized by a yogi named Yogiraj Dharma Dhruwa Gaur for the propagation of Truth. On hearing Keshav’s letter, Baba gave a poignant reply through Eruch on March 18th:(1959) I know all about him …

MOHAMMEDAN SAINT GILORI SHAH

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When Meher Baba had first arrived in Arangaon, during May, 1923, the tomb of the Mohammedan saint Gilori Shah had been completed while the saint was still alive. But after Baba left Meherabad on his journeys, and by the time he returned in March, 1924, Gilori Shah had dropped his body. According to the saint’s wishes, his funeral procession ended …

REMINDER – WEEKEND PROGRAMME IN CELEBRATION OF 124TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF BELOVED AVATAR MEHER BABA

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Date: Saturday 17th March,2018 Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Venue: Bai B.S. Bengallee Girls’ High School, New Marine Lines, Near Churchgate Station.  Programme: Avatar Meher Baba wrote and sang ghazals under the nom-de-plume of ‘Huma’ in the years He dedicated to the service of Sadguru Upasani Maharaj –  a special musical program on this subject will be presented by Smt. …

GO ANYWHERE, BUT I WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU

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Baba wished to give Chatti Baba a bath every morning at 6 A.M. Krishna would prepare kangi (cream of wheat) and an omelette for the mast’s breakfast, and keep it ready, so that he could be fed immediately after his bath. On one occasion (March 1941), Baba wanted the bath water to be very hot. That morning, Krishna was late but by …

IF YOU THROW YOUR GOOD AND BAD ACTIONS UPON ME, ABSORBING THEM, I WILL FREE YOU FROM ALL BINDINGS

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BACK IN DEHRA DUN, while conversing with the mandali one day (in March 1953), Baba explained to Kishan Singh: “To a freight train are attached many wagons. Some contain good material, some bad – iron, copper, oil, waste products, et cetera – in different wagons. But, whether it is good material or bad, when attached to the engine the carriages go …

WHEN ONE SEEKS WITH ALL ONE’S HEART, ONE GETS WHAT ONE SEEKS

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(In March 1953) Keshav Nigam’s brother, Devendra, brought a batch of students from the Ayurvedic College in Hardwar. Devendra told Baba, “I want to see God!” and Baba extemporaneously composed these poetic lines in reply: “Some seek money, Some seek name. Some seek power, Some seek fame. Some want children, Few want God. Life is a joke, And all is …

WE WILL BECOME

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People of all beliefs were introduced to Meher Baba. Kumar brought an atheist to whom Baba stated: Everyone is an atheist until he finds God by actual experience. It is better to be an atheist and be honest in words and deeds than to pose as a lover of God and lead a dishonest life. God is completely independent. He …

POINTS OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVATAR AND THE SADGURU

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One point more. The difference between the Avatar (Rasool, Prophet) and the Sadguru (Qutub, Perfect Master) is that the Qutub, after going through the whole process of evolution, reincarnation and Realization, enters and lives the Life of God, whereas the Avatar has not to go through the process of evolution at all. He directly becomes  man. In living the Life …