SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Entombment Film depicts Beloved Baba’s Last Journey from Meherazad to Meherabad on January 31, 1969, when He dropped His body. A must see short film. The …

THE OCEAN IS NEVER POLLUTED

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During the Nagpur stay, (Jan 1953) Baba and the mandali’s food was coming from Nana Kher’s family’s house and was daily being delivered to where Baba was staying. He was not eating at anyone’s house, but he once went to see the Kher family at their residence. There were so many dishes for lunch that Baba complimented Nana’s mother, Godubai, …

THREE STAGES ON THE PATH

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On January 15th, (1923) the Master offered to explain to Khak Saheb and Ghani about the current melancholy prevalent in the minds of the men: In this path, ordinarily one has to pass through three stages. The first stage consists of a keen interest and intense longing to know about and experience God, resulting in bright hopes and pleasant expectations. …

YOUR FORCED EFFORTS TO OVERCOME IT WILL ONLY IMPRINT ITSELF ALL THE MORE

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(In Jan. 1959) One of the reporters remarked, “Although one makes a determined beginning, one’s enthusiasm slowly wanes when there seems nothing to show for the efforts, and this is followed by a feeling of mental depression.” Baba answered through Eruch: Yes, this is quite common. Whatever the efforts you make, whatever the failures that seem to result, whatever the …

YOU DO NOT REALLY WANT TO BE FREE . . .

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ON SUNDAY,  January 11th, 1959, a Christian, who wished to “lead a perfect life of love and service in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ,” expressed a keen desire for Meher Baba’s guidance. The man’s request for an interview was granted. When he arrived at the appointed time, Baba was amidst a gathering. This seemed to disturb the man, …

EXISTENCE IS SUBSTANCE AND LIFE IS A SHADOW

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Existence is Eternal, whereas Life is perishable. Comparatively, Existence is what his body is to man, and Life is as the cloth that covers the body. The same body changes clothes according to the seasons, time and circumstances, just as the One and Eternal Existence is always there throughout the countless and varied aspects of Life. Shrouded beyond recognition by …

DON’T YOU LOVE THAT PLACE BEST?

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During the darshan, (Jan. 1959) a Dutch woman, married to an Indian editor and living in South Africa, came to meet Baba. She was a social worker and had been travelling extensively in India in the course of her work. She had happened to go by Guruprasad and was drawn inside by curiosity. Baba asked her to sit down. “You …

IT IS NOT YOUR LOVE FOR ME THAT MATTERS . . .

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One day, Baba commented to his lovers, “It is not your love for me that matters; it is my love for you that counts. One who does not seek my blessing and desires nothing from me but to be able to obey me and serve me is my true lover.” He also dictated this poem: “For me  is all that seems …

BABA STARTED USING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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Initially, after he quit writing,(January 2, 1927) when Meher Baba wished to express himself, he would pick up a newspaper and point to the appropriate letters or words. But as this method was found to be cumbersome and time consuming, Chanji typed the English alphabet in capital letters on a piece of paper which Baba began using. This being too small, Pendu suggested to …

THE GREATEST LESSON THAT THIS WAR HAS TAUGHT TO ALL OF US

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After one day in Sholapur, Baba returned to Meherabad on January 6th. (1942). Later that day, January 6th, Baba remarked about the war and India: The greatest lesson that this war has taught to all of us is the futility of false values in life, such as wealth, property, possessions, et cetera, which have no consideration or value at all …

SCREENING OF BABA’S MANDALI FILM ON SUNDAY 6 JAN. 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of  Baba’s Mandali film on Sunday, 6 January 2019 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 not …

LET NOT THE DIRT OF THE SANSKARAS OF YOUR THOUGHTS AND DEEDS TOUCH YOU

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On January 5th, (1939) Baba explained to Jal Kerawala: Always remain detached toward results. The result of something may be good or bad, but you should be detached from both. Like Ramakrishna, dedicate everything to your Master. Let not the dirt of the sanskaras of your thoughts and deeds touch you, by surrendering every thought and act at the feet …

THE PATH IS “I WANT NOTHING.”

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The reporters were then introduced to Baba individually. At the end of their ten-minute audience, one of them asked, “Meher Baba, what is the spiritual path, and what is the criteria for one being on the path?” Baba smiled, for they had been instructed not to ask questions, but nevertheless, he explained: When you begin to think of yourself as …

REAL JAPA

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Although in strict seclusion, Baba’s daily routine went on as usual. He would listen to those letters received about work in his name, discuss matters with the mandali, play cards, occasionally meet people. But it was evident from the obvious strain on his physical body that his inner work was intensifying. Army General Bhandari of Poona was being transferred to …

WHY BABA WAS CALLING HIMSELF “GOD.”

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ON JANUARY 1st, 1939, Dr. Deshmukh arrived from Nagpur to see Baba in Jabalpur. His mind was quite troubled and he told Baba that people were asking him why Baba was calling himself “God.” They were saying, “Isn’t this the expression of his ego? Isn’t he a supreme egotist?” Deshmukh did not know how to answer them. To pacify Deshmukh, Baba gave …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 16 DEC. 2018 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, 16 December 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 not …