FORGETFULNESS, HELPLESSNESS AND ALL-POWERFULNESS

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During the train ride, (April 1947)  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 …

YET EXPECTED TO REMAIN CHEERFUL AND APPEAR HAPPY

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It was quite cold at Manjri Mafi and Motichur (April 1950). 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 …

THE DREAM OF MATERIALSM

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(April 1962) 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 …

HIS CLEVER ANSWER MADE BABA LAUGH AND LAUGH

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One weekend (April 1959) when Jim Mistry came from Bombay, he went to take a bath. A small electric water heater was installed in Guruprasad for warm water and he switched it on. That moment, Baba called him. Forgetting to switch the heater off, he ran out. The device overheated and exploded. The men went to see what had happened. …

BLISSFUL AGONY

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(April 1959) Baba discoursed on God-intoxication and a mast’s “blissful agony.” Part of what he stated about masts on this and other occasions was as follows: 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, …

THE JHOPDI

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Rustom K. Irani brought up a subject that he considered important, which resulted in a meeting of the mandali, and several guests were also called. (April 1024). Abdulla Jaffer was made the chairman and, as there was no chair, he was given a bucket to sit on. The others sat around him on the ground. Rustom proposed that, since Meher …

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO WANT WHAT I WANT . . .

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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, …

I HAVE A GREAT MISSION TO PERFORM IN MY LIFE . . .

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Lord Ram’s birthday was celebrated on Sunday, April 13th. (1924). A small mandap canopy was erected opposite Meher Baba’s room, and many followers from Poona and Ahmednagar arrived. Khansaheb, uncle Faredoon and Barsoap arranged to bring a famous bhajan singer named Bhikolya. The mandali at Meherabad had been ordered to observe a twenty-four hour fast from the 12th of April. …

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 …

AFTER I SAW YOUR LITERATURE BEING USED AS TOILET PAPER . . .

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(April 1958) . . . That morning, Baba suddenly expressed that he wanted to be driven to Udtara to visit the site of the automobile accident (December 1956). “See that you take me to the exact spot but be careful not to cross beyond the accident spot,” he warned Kohiyar Satarawala, who was driving. Eruch, Bhau, Savak and Jal went …

I AM PLEASED WITH YOU

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Jim Mistry’s son, Meherwan, once came to Poona to see Baba (April 1959) . He was staying in a hotel and before going to Guruprasad, he went to purchase a movie ticket, thinking he would go to a movie that evening. At Guruprasad, he sat near Baba, who instructed him, “This evening go to the Poona Centre.” Meherwan agreed, conscious …

WHAT A BUTCHER YOU ARE TO SLAUGHTER ONE SO SLOWLY!

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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, …

WHEN HE WOULD PAT ME ON THE BACK, ALL MY QUESTIONS VANISHED

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Once, (April 1957) Baba was playing a checkers-like game with the mandali when an important government official came to see him. Telling him to sit by his side, Baba continued the game. The official’s mind began working. Smiling, Baba remarked, “When I was Krishna, I played this game and in this form, also, I enjoy it. Though to you I …

A WOMAN CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART . . .

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“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 in the development of divine grace. She is man’s equal. So long as she is true to herself, all will be well. But once she surrenders …

REMINDER – SCREENING OF BABA FILM TODAY AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday 7 April 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. LOVE FEAST GATHERING – THE 1958 MEHERABAD SAHAVAS The film documents the 1958 Sahavas Meher Baba gave to 1000 of His …

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU, 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 …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday 7 April 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. LOVE FEAST GATHERING – THE 1958 MEHERABAD SAHAVAS The film documents the 1958 Sahavas Meher Baba gave to 1000 of His …

FAREWELL MESSAGE TO HIS MADRAS DEVOTEES

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Prior to his departure on Saturday, April 5th, 1947, Baba gave this farewell message to his Madras devotees: To the disciples and devotees of Madras and surroundings, my message to them can befittingly be epitomized in one supremely sweet word: LOVE. Love, as you all know, is dynamic in action and contagious in effect. It is only the spiritually alive and …

UNHAPPILY, BABA GAVE SOME CONCESSION

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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 …

BABA-TIME IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. REMEMBER IT!

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MEANWHILE,  (April 1959) 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 …

YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO ‘SEE’ ME BY SEEING ME PHYSICALLY

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(April 1962) . . .  Pendu had much pain passing urine and was admitted to the Jehangir Nursing Home. He had to have a prostate operation, but when the surgery failed to relieve his condition, he was operated upon a second time. This operation failed as well, but fortunately the third attempt was successful. So during Baba’s stay in Poona, …

ON 1ST OF APRIL START THIS NEW LIFE

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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 …

FIRST PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF BOMBAY CENTRE APPOINTED BY BELOVED BABA HIMSELF

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As instructed, on Sunday, March 31st, 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 sever …

ID DI NOT LET HIM DROP TO HIS BODY BECAUSE HE DID NOT SAY MY NAME

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Joseph Harb had recently undergone gall bladder surgery, and Baba went to see him three times at the Jehangir Nursing Home. Herman Alvarado arrived and also saw Joseph. Harry Dedolchow and A. K. Das visited Guruprasad for three days at this time. Dedolchow asked Baba if he could go to the hospital and visit his friend Joseph. Baba agreed, but …

THEY DO NOT DECEIVE US BUT HELP US

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THAT DAY, (March 1953) Harish Chander Kochar came before Baba for darshan. Daily, he would sit outside in front of Baba’s bungalow and consequently his mental and financial condition deteriorated. Baba stated, “Whatever you have to say, tell me in five minutes; and whatever you say, speak honestly.” “Free me of my mental anxieties,” Kochar requested, “and permit me to stay …

HOW TO REMAIN ATTACHED TO BABA

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BACK IN DEHRA DUN, while conversing with the mandali one day, (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 where …

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN BY GOING TO HARDWAR?

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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 …

EMBODIMENT OF DIVINE LOVE

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Three days later, on March 25th, (1958) Baba held another darshan program when the Poona bhajan group had the opportunity of offering a musical recital before him. A contingent of lovers from Calcutta also came for three days. Among them was a high court judge named P. K. Sarkar, who met Baba for the first time with his family and …

THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY IS IN THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO HAVE THIS VISION

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The following is the message that was delivered to the world leaders and that Meher Baba wanted them to read: (1) The Need for Creative Leadership in India 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 …

DAMNED IF HE DID AND DAMNED IF HE DIDN’T

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(April 1950) According to the conditions, Eruch was doing his utmost to fully carry out Baba’s behests by being alert and cautious in obeying Baba’s orders. But not a single day would pass without some unavoidable mishap in the daily management of household affairs, and Eruch would have to submit himself to Baba’s severe criticism and scolding on one pretext …

BABA’S MESSAGES CIRCULATED AMONG PROMINENT POLITICAL LEADERS

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Baba had given out several messages during the war which were printed and circulated among his lovers and the public. In February, 1942, he dictated four messages: The Spiritual Significance of the Present War, Violence and Non-Violence, Action and Inaction, and The Need for Creative Leadership in India. (1) Baba also gave explanations and precise instructions to his lovers, devotees and the general public on what …

FEELING HAPPY OR UNHAPPY OVER CERTAIN CONDITIONS – IS MAYA

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On March 21st, (1936) when Mehendarge received news of his brother’s demise, he wept. Baba took him aside, stating: This life, body and death are all Maya, and to weep over the death of someone is ignorance. Remember, Maya does not mean this world and its affairs. The illusion that this world and everything in it is real – and of feeling …

MANDALI ARE NOT BABA

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If the mandali advise you when asked by you, do not take the advice as from me. They will definitely advise you for the best because they have been a long time with me. Still, do not take their advice as from me. If you find difficulty in clearing out and closing matters dealing with publications, books, et cetera, ask …

IT WAS THE BRIEFEST POSSIBLE, BUT EVERYTHING WAS IN IT

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Two days later on the 19th, ​(March 1965) an unexpected visitor, Sir Anthony Brooke, 53, arrived. Brooke belonged to a prominent British aristocratic family, and had been appointed as the Rajah of Sarawak for one year.   Brooke was interested in spirituality and had learned where Baba resided from Maud Kennedy in England. He intended to travel in India, visiting the ashrams …

EXCEPT LOVE, ALL THINGS AND MEANS BECOME OBSOLETE . . .

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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 …

I AM GOD, A CROOK AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

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A very large darshan program was scheduled to take place in Ahmednagar on March 6th, before Baba left for Guruprasad. The Navsari group had come for this, and Baba called them to Meherazad the day before. Many newcomers were in the group. Hoshang Bharucha’s brother, Marzban, was among them and Baba asked him, “What do you think I am?” Marzban …

THEN ONLY DO ALL OUR DOUBTS VANISH

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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 …

HOW CAN WE LOVE GOD?

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(March 1953) “How can we love God?” one visitor asked. How to love God? How do you love anything? If you fall in love with a beautiful girl, what happens? No system or principle exists for such a man. He will not fear ridicule. If people call him mad, he does not mind. To lose oneself to find the Beloved …

HE IS ANY AND ALL THAT YOU TAKE HIM TO BE

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INVITED BY THE PRIEST,  Father Rego, the principal of the Catholic Saint Joseph High School in Wadala, and by the secretary of the N. S. D. Industrial Home for the Blind in Worli, Baba paid a visit to both institutions on March 13th. Dr. Alu Khambatta was a homeopathic consultant in the Saint Joseph High School and the priest had come …

ASK THAT YOU BE GIVEN THE TRUE SIGHT

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Baba then left for Worli, a Bombay suburb, to visit a home for the blind. The young inmates received him warmly. Speaking reverentially on behalf of all, one of the young men eloquently welcomed Baba. Everyone gave a small rose to Baba, who embraced each. All went near the One who is the very basis of love, but whom their …

THE HEART MUST THIRST TO SEEK GOD

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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 a game.” Baba …

I WILL LEAD YOU ALONG IT TO THE END

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On March 10th, (1940) Baba wrote to Minta Toledano: Your last letter ticked me off – for tempering or balancing my eternal suffering with eternal bliss, while humanity has to suffer without the joy of infinite bliss and happiness, implying was it fair? Darling Shalimar, I want you to be always outspoken and free with your Beloved. I know you love, but imperfectly …

. . . BECAUSE HE DID NOT SAY MY NAME

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Joseph Harb had recently undergone gall bladder surgery, and Baba went to see him three times at the Jehangir Nursing Home. Herman Alvarado arrived and also saw Joseph. Harry Dedolchow and A. K. Das visited Guruprasad for three days at this time. Dedolchow asked Baba if he could go to the hospital and visit his friend Joseph. Baba agreed, but …

TIME TO STOP PLAYING WITH THE SCINTILLATING TOYS OF ILLUSION

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(March 1954) 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 …

THIS MUCH WILL BE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT FOR ME

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Narayana Rao asked (March 1954), “How can we retain contact with the Avatar constantly?” In response, Baba clarified: He means that now that Baba is physically among us, we feel the contact. But when Baba physically leaves us, this contact gradually cools down. How to retain it constantly? I will explain. Do you feel constantly hungry? When you are hungry, …

BABA SET THEIR MINDS STRAIGHT

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From Jabalpur, Amiya Kumar Hazra and Ram Lakhan Sharma were sent for by Baba. Hazra, in an attempt to humble his own ego, had given up his job as a college professor and was serving as an apprentice soapstone carver in Bhedaghat, about thirteen miles from Jabalpur. Hazra’s leaving the college caused much misery to his parents. After obtaining his master’s …

ACCORDING TO THEIR READINESS TO LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND

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Life at the school ashram returned to a normal schedule again. In the course of his explanations on March 5th, (1928) the Master revealed what Jesus the Christ said: If poor God were only to sit in heaven like a thief, then He must be pitied. If Jesus said that God is in heaven, then he was not the Christ. But I know …

WHAT IS LIFE

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(March 1953) FROM THE ASYLUM for the Blind in Dehra Dun several men came for Baba’s darshan. Although they could not see Meher Baba’s physical form, they had an appreciation of his love which they could feel. Baba consoled them: “The whole world is blind because it cannot see God as Truth, and whatever it sees is false. From that viewpoint, you …

WHAT IS MEANT BY BABA WORK

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Baba then apprised the workers of the reasons for calling them to the meeting that night: (March 1954) The introduction is over and now real points start, to which you must all listen very carefully. It is about work for which you have been called here. You have been called workers. You must understand what work is. You Andhra workers, …

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT IF YOU ONLY THINK OF MY WISH

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DURING THIS PERIOD, (March 1942) Savak Damania of Akbar Press, who was now age thirty, had been in Baba’s contact since his childhood and was engaged to marry Eruch’s sister Meheru. Savak had a friend named Homi Pavri, who wanted to meet Meher Baba. Savak wrote to Baba at Lonavla, and Baba permitted them to come. They arrived in Lonavla, but Baba …

GOODNESS MEANS WHERE THERE IS NO THOUGHT OF SELF

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The group finally reached Amalapuram at 12:30 P.M. on February 28th (1954), and they were taken to Konaseema’s residence. Kala Venkata Rao led Baba to his room; he had kept food ready for Baba and his group. They had lunch, and Venkata Rao kept guard at the bottom of the staircase leading to Baba’s room so that no one would …

SHE IS BLESSED AND NOW RESTS IN ETERNAL BLISS IN ME

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On Sunday, February 27th, 1965, Kaikobad’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was forty-four. While dying, Baba’s name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, “Meheru has come to me and is freed forever from the rounds of births and deaths.” Kaikobad was in Meherazad and did not …

ENDURANCE POWER OF BABA

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Baba was still suffering terribly from hemorrhoids and a fissure, so on February 26th (1952) , an operation was performed in the Ahmednagar Civil Hospital at 11 A.M. by Dr. Joglekar, who had been specially called from Bombay. On the operating table, Baba was in such a hurry that the doctor accidentally dropped a hot proctoscope on Baba’s anus. No …

I SAY WITH DIVINE AUTHORITY TODAY THAT I AM THE ANCIENT ONE AND THE SLAVE OF THOSE WHO REALLY LOVE ME

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… Ramjoo read out Filis Frederick’s editorial in The Awakener (January 1954 issue) on “The Divine Birth.” At 9:30 A.M., Ramjoo read out this message, which Baba had dictated shortly before leaving Mahabaleshwar: I am never born, I never die. Yet, every moment, I take birth and undergo death. The countless illusory births and deaths are necessary landmarks in the progression of man’s consciousness to …

BABA WORKED ON EARTH LIKE LIGHTNING IN THE SKY

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Baba devoted that day, (Feb.24, 1954) from 8:30 to 11:30 A.M., and again from 3:30 to 6 P.M., to house visits. At least sixty homes were visited, as well as a few schools, another Sai Baba temple, the Theosophical High School and various business establishments that were owned or managed by Baba lovers, such as the Venkatarah Printing Press. Baba …

NO WEEKLY SATSANG TODAY AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers, As “Meher Hall” – the Bombay Centre, is being dressed up for Beloved Baba’s 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations on Monday 25th February 2019, there will be no weekly satsang at the Centre on Sunday 24th February. The Centre will, however, remain open for lovers to visit and pay their respects to Beloved Baba. Kindly inform others in …

MODESTY AND HUMILITY

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(Feb. 1954) Modesty is weakness, but humility is strength. A world of difference, therefore, exists between the two. The moment you say, “I say in all humility,” the very expression is the expression of the ego in you. Even if in your mind you feel that you are humble, this feeling is egoistic. The difficulty does not end even if …

NO WEEKLY SATSANG TOMORROW 24TH FEBRUARY 2019 AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers, As “Meher Hall” – the Bombay Centre, is being dressed up for Beloved Baba’s 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations on Monday 25th February 2019, there will be no weekly satsang at the Centre on Sunday 24th February. The Centre will, however, remain open for lovers to visit and pay their respects to Beloved Baba. Kindly inform others in …

I DEEPLY APPRECIATE THIS ACTION FOR SPREADING SUCH FALSE RUMORS

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Upon Baba’s arrival, an unfounded rumor was spread, and so the following Life Circular was dictated by him on February 22nd, 1953: 107-A Rajpur Road Dehra Dun A certain rumor concerning myself and my disciples has reached my ears. It is to the effect that during my stay in Rishikesh with my disciples in 1942, some parcels were sent to …

THREE MESSAGES

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At 6:30 A.M. on Sunday, February 21st, (1954) the mandali were called before Baba at his residence. Baba informed Dhanapathy Rao, “On the 2nd (of March) I want all workers present, small and big, every one of them, because work must be done honestly or be stopped. I work since ages. I am the only one who works. But if …

NO WEEKLY SATSANG ON SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2019

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Dear Baba lovers, As “Meher Hall” – the Bombay Centre, is being dressed up for Beloved Baba’s 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations on Monday 25th February 2019, there will be no weekly satsang at the Centre on Sunday 24th February. The Centre will, however, remain open for lovers to visit and pay their respects to Beloved Baba. Kindly inform others in …

IMPORTANT – CHANGE IN VENUE OF BABA’S BIRTHDAY EVENING PROGRAMME

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! This is to inform you that the management of the Y. B. Chavan Auditorium has informed us that on account of urgent major repairs to be carried out in their auditorium hall, our evening programme scheduled on Monday 25th February 2019 cannot be held there. We have, therefore, made alternative arrangements at the Seth Gokuldas …

MIGHTY DIVINE JOKE

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At ten-thirty, Baba dictated this message on the alphabet board: We are all one. Every one of you has the Infinite within, and yet, because of ignorance, everyone feels some kind of helplessness. It is a mighty divine joke that everyone, being most powerful and blissful, feels most weak and miserable. The very moment this ignorance goes, you become the Infinite Source …

MONEY, YOU AND EVERYTHING ELSE ARE SECONDARY TO MY WORK.

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Baba had mentioned taking the women to Taragarh Hill, but later remarked, “To go there is a headache. A palanquin will have to be hired for Nonny as she will not be able to make the steep climb. Besides the expense, I think it will be difficult for all.” Meanwhile, Rano and Kitty talked it over among themselves and then …

BURDEN OR RELAXATION MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO ME

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(Feb. 1958) The affairs of the universe will continue without my paying any special attention to them, and without there being any burden on the Creator. The subject of discourses and explanations is a headache to me. One’s breathing is natural and one has not to pay any attention to it, but after some exertion, the mind becomes conscious of …

I DON’T YET UNDERSTAND HOW I AM TO BEGIN THE WORK

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Soon after, Pukar and the others from Hamirpur arrived, and Baba rebuked Pukar: “You had come to Poona on January 14th for the darshan program and again you are here. (Feb. 1955). I have assigned a year’s work for you to do during my retirement. You have to fast for seven days from the 15th [of February] and thereafter, wander …

THE MASTER PRAYING BEFORE THE PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS DISCIPLE WITH FOLDED HANDS

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Before moving to Mysore, Baba had emphasized to the mandali not to observe his birthday, since he would be in seclusion. Accordingly, it was not observed in Meherabad, Ahmednagar, Nasik or Mysore. Baba visited Bangalore on Sunday, February 16th (1936), the day of his forty-second birthday according to the Zoroastrian calendar. He had already informed the Aiyangar family that his …

BABA ANSWERED HIS TRUE LOVER’S PRAYER

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Baba was occupied with these visits until late that evening. A touching incident occurred when Baba visited the Venkata Rama Elementary School. Baba’s visit to Eluru had been publicized through handbills containing Baba’s photograph. A small boy had seen one and requested his parents to please take him to meet Meher Baba. But being a strictly orthodox Brahmin family, they …

REMEMBER THAT BABA IS GOD

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Nearly five thousand people gathered in Guntur (Feb. 1954) . When Baba was about to leave after the darshan, a boy came running toward him. Prostrating himself, he laid his head on Baba’s feet. Baba had forbidden this sort of obeisance, and so in return he put his head on Eruch’s feet and remarked, “The boy is on the path.” …

ONE HAS TO BE IN MAYA TO COME OUT OF IT

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During this brief visit to Madras,  (Feb. 1954) Baba explained about Maya to Sampath Aiyangar: It is like this: If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean, then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach. If he really wants the pearl, he should try his hardest to …

GOD NOT ONLY HEARD THIS POOR UNTOUCHABLE’S PRAYER, BUT ANSWERED IT

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(Feb. 1954) From there Baba proceeded to Venkata Ratnam Naidu’s residence. When the car pulled up near the doorway, a girl came out bearing the ubiquitous garland. Baba smiling, indicated to her, “Already I have a ton of garlands round my neck.” Proceeding, Baba entered a lane inhabited by poor hut dwellers. It was 6:45 P.M. and growing dark. Approaching …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD IN MARCH 2019

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Jai Baba Dear Baba family, Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre two  trips are planned to Meherabad in March  : From Saturday the 9th to Monday the 11th and Saturday the 9th to Wednesday the 13th of March. Stay at Meher Pilgrim Retreat and travel by Zubin’s Royal Fleet. Boarding points: Opposite Bhatia Hospital , Lal Baug …

A[[ROACH ME WITH UNFAILING FAITH, LOVE AND DEVOTION . . .

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“The Master’s Love and Grace:” It makes me very happy to see you all here, and I appreciate the feeling of love and devotion with which you have approached me. I know and understand your difficulties, problems, sufferings and expectations; these you need not voice to me either by word or action. The world has been suffering from natural and unnatural …

WHEN THE SELF S ABSENT, ONE ACHIEVES INACTION N ONE’S EVERY ACTION

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The following is another message, given at the time, on Mukti – Liberation: (Feb. 1954) God is eternally free. To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion. The greater the strife and the more intensified the struggle to attain liberation, the more the shackles of illusion are felt, because this very action brings greater awareness of the …

I WARN YOU TO BEWARE OF FURTHER ENTANGLEMENTS

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ON FEBRUARY 9th, (1959) Baba went to Meherabad to give darshan to the Arangaon villagers. Phillipe Dupuis of Paris, France, had written to Baba for permission to come and see him. Baba granted permission, and Dupuis arrived in Bombay on February 6th. On February 9th, he was brought by Adi directly to Meherabad, arriving at 9:00 A.M. Without obtaining Baba’s permission, …

THE MOST PRACTICAL WAY OF LOVING GOD IS TO HELP OTHERS LOVINGLY

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Then, accompanied by all, at three in the afternoon, (Feb. 1954) Baba proceeded to the local high school, where the darshan program was arranged. V. V. Narayana Rao of Kakinada had come and was waiting for Baba’s darshan in the tent. Baba first sat on the ground for a while and then, standing up, saluted the gathered crowd by raising …

IT WOULD BE BEST TO ESTABLISH BABA’S PHOTOGRAPH IN ONE’S HEART

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(Feb. 1954) Dr. Deshmukh wanted to have group photographs taken with Baba, but Eruch explained that there was no time. On Deshmukh’s insistence, Baba asked who would take this responsibility. He added that if the person who took the responsibility failed to fulfill it, he would have to fast for seven days on water – not for any spiritual benefit …

WITHOUT ACTUAL EXPERIENCE, ALL PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENTS ARE IDLE TALK . . .

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(Feb. 1954) . . . his fingers flew over the alphabet board, producing this spontaneous message: In the spiritual path, these messages and addresses mean nothing. Without actual experience, all philosophical statements are idle talk, and all these ceremonies are a further addition to the existing illusion. If, instead of erecting churches, fire-temples, mandirs (temples) and mosques, people were to …

THAT IS MY REAL WORSHIP

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(Feb. 1958) In the Dehra Dun group, discord had arisen in some families about the manner in which certain family members were loving and worshiping Baba. Baba settled the matter in his masterful way, by advising the parties concerned not to hurt the feelings of their near and dear ones. In such cases, Baba stated, he preferred that they remove …

DAY TRIP TO PUNE – BABA PLACES

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Dear Baba family, The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre has arranged a day trip to Pune to visit places associated with Avatar Meher Baba on Sunday the 10th of February 2019. Tentative list of places we will visit: Hazrat babajan dargah Baba House Pumkin House Bindra House (Outside) Sheriar Cafe ( Outside) Guru Prasad Pune Centre + ( lunch) Kasba …

LOVE CANNOT BE CALLED BHAKTI

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(Feb. 1958) On Baba’s instruction, Eruch then read the discourse on the Split “I” or Split Ego. One man, in regard to the Real “I” and the false “I,” interrupted and asked, “Does ‘I’ mean the physical body?” Baba replied: It is the false “I” that asks this question. “I am Mr. ‘X’ … I am hungry … I had no sleep … …

IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO PAY HOMAGE TO HIM

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Baba then described the mast he had brought from Meherazad, who had been kept opposite the main building in lower Meherabad on the east side (Feb. 1958). He had been given milk which he drank, and Baba directed that he be given a little rice and more milk at noon. Baba warned them not to disturb the mast, nor pester …

THE BEST COURSE IS THAT BOTH EMBRACE EACH OTHER LOVINGLY

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( Feb. 1954) The program started at nine o’clock that night, and as bhajans and qawaalis were being sung, an argument broke out, causing Baba to make an important declaration. The quarrel was between Pendu and Kumar. Kumar had prohibited those coming, from placing their shoes and sandals in front of the door because they blocked the way, but people …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 4

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(Continued from yesterday’s post) However, there should be strict rules framed and displayed to maintain discipline, cleanliness, and hygienic conditions in and around Mehersthan. Mehersthan should have a watchman to look after the property, but no regular and paid pujaris, for every lover of Baba is in himself a true pujari. This letter has become very long, and I hope …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 3

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(Continued from yesterday’s post)  The following is Eruch Jessawala’s full reply to P. Ramalingeshwara Rao: Meherazad Ahmednagar February 1st, 1963 My dear brother, Your letter of 19th January was forwarded to me by dear brother Adi for being read out to Beloved Baba and for reply to you. In spite of Baba’s ban for a full year on the flow …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 2

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(Continued from yesterday’s post) January 19th, 1963 My dear brother Adi, Pranams [salutations] to the Lotus Feet of Beloved. For the unveiling of Mehersthan, Beloved has favored eight messages to be inscribed in Mehersthan as well as in the hearts of all Meher lovers. Our Andhra Meher Center met recently at Kovvur. The very first message which had to be …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 1

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Kodury Krishna Rao had established Mehersthan (House of Meher) on the western banks of the Godavri River in Kovvur, Andhra, where Baba had given darshan in 1954. A life-sized bronze statue of Baba had been built and installed at Mehersthan. The opening ceremony was fixed for February 28th, 1963. Baba sent the following eight messages to Kodury to be displayed in Mehersthan: …

BABA’S FIRST PLANE FLIGHT

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On January 26th, (1931) Sarosh hired a small, private airplane and brought it to Deolali. Baba, brother Beheram and six others took a ride in it. This was the first time the Master rode in an airplane. Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1357.