THIS WAS HIS LEELA; BUT HOW COULD THEY KNOW O UNDERSTAND IT?

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At night, Baba would become restless and sit up in bed gesturing, “I feel very hungry!” He did this every night during the entire period of the twenty-one-day fast, while his lovers were fasting at different places. Bhau knew from experience that whenever there were floods, famine or starvation prevalent anywhere in the world, Baba would silently cry out at …

IN KEEPING MY WISH, NOTHING SHOULD COME IN THE WAY

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Bhau would also go to Poona every Sunday to receive instructions concerning the mandali recovering in Satara, and report to Baba about their condition. He would return to Satara the same evening. This was a period of terrible mental strain for Bhau. Baba would tell him to rest, but he could not obey because someone had to look after Eruch …

DETERIORATING BABA’S HEALTH

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…Baba had become pale and there was swelling around his feet and ankles. He was unable to sit up and was getting spasms in his limbs. He also tended to be drowsy from time to time. But while [Dr.] Ginde was there for about a half an hour, Baba’s health brightened and he looked almost his usual self. After examining …

SUICIDE IS NOT THE SOLUTION

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ON ONE OCCASION, Norina telephoned her old friend Mercedes D’Acosta, a movie screenwriter, to tell her there was someone in town she should meet. But the woman had been severely depressed of late and did not wish to meet anyone, but Norina urged her that she would not regret meeting this person. Norina would not say who he was since she wanted it …

SPIRITUAL FREEDOM

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We have gained our national freedom; let us now try to gain our spiritual freedom, besides which every kind of freedom is a binding. Spiritual freedom is marred by the bindings of lust, power, greed, anger, hatred, jealousy and low desires. When the prison of these bindings is torn asunder, the heritage of freedom which constitutes infinite power, wisdom, peace, …

MY JOB IS TO AWAKEN THE FEELING OF GODLINESS IN HUMANITY

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. . .  (Dec. 1936) T. A. Raman, an editor of the newspaper The Evening News of India, came to Nasik and interviewed Norina Matchabelli, Nadine Tolstoy and Garrett Fort. He also approached Baba with several questions. Raman criticized that there was too much “so-called spirituality” in India. The following is his dialogue with Meher Baba: Raman cynically said to Baba, “What …

THIS EXPERIENCE IS SAHAJ!

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(Dec. 1957) At the end of a Hindi song, referring to the status of a Sadguru, Baba conveyed: “I am eternally and indivisibly One and continually experience that state. I am myself everything – the drum and the harmonium, the notes and the tunes, and the singers and the listeners! I am everything and in everyone.” He asked Ramakrishnan, “Do …

COSMIC DISSOLUTION

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On the night of December 2nd, (1927) Meher Baba expounded about the universe and mahapralaya – cosmic dissolution: How was the universe created? It was automatic. There are innumerable universes which are interlaced with one another; one universe creates another in a chain reaction. These universes are so numerous that even Sadgurus cannot count them. I once tried to count them while …

BABA HAD SHOWN HER THE TRUE WAY TO WORSHIP HIM

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Meanwhile, Baba called an inspector of police named K. S. Savant and his wife, Hemlata, to Satara, and they arrived on the morning of Sunday, December 18th. They were old lovers, experiencing a certain difficulty which Baba wished to clear up. At home, Hemlata would sit in her prayer room absorbed in Baba’s remembrance. She would neither cook nor care …

A DISCOURSE ON WILL AND WORRY

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Baba had a few recent unpublished discourses read to them (Ben Hayman and Joseph Harb). One was on his “Will And Worry:” Duality signifies separateness. Separateness implies fear. Fear causes worry. The way of Oneness is the way to happiness; the way of manyness is the way to worry. I am the One who has no second, so I am …

WE SHOULD NOT WANT POSTERITY TO POINT THE FINGER OF BLAME AT US

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IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, a large conference of Catholics took place at the end of November in Bombay, and Baba’s lovers there distributed sixteen thousand brochures among the delegates. “We should not want posterity to point the finger of blame at us for not telling them that the Second Advent they await has come to pass and that Christ is …

MAHAPRALAYA

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THREE DAYS LATER, on November 28th, (1964) Don Stevens arrived in India for a short visit with Baba. From Poona he was driven there with Meherjee. Upon entering Mandali Hall, Baba asked Don, “Mahapralaya, do you know what it is?” Baba continued gesturing without waiting for a reply. “It is the breathing in and out of all creation by God.” …

SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING

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In the world of quiet speculation, as well as in the world of surging political activity, or individual striving, men are desperately trying to remedy the many ills to which humanity is heir. All our creeds and faiths, all our parties and “isms” are so many practical solutions offered toward this purpose. But, though good in their intention and starting …

REAL HOUSE OF GOD AND REAL WORSHIP

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During Baba’s stay in Guruprasad back in 1960, several lovers from Hamirpur expressed their desire to have a life-sized marble statue made of Baba and to house it in a mandir (temple) built for it in the village of Nauranga. Baba acceded to their wish, but at the same time warned against making his statue a focus of empty ceremonial …

HOW LONG WILL YOU GO ON WANDERING LIKE THIS?

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On November 25th, (1964) an Englishman who had become a sanyasi (renunciant) and had taken the Sanskrit name of Mahendra Nath (1) showed up unexpectedly in Meherazad. During their meeting, Baba asked him, “Where will you proceed from here?” “Hardwar,” he replied. “And from Hardwar?” “Benares.” “How long will you go on wandering like this?” “I am not wandering but visiting places of …

SPIRITUALITY MEANS DYING TO ONE’S SELF . . .

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Baba then mentioned those who dabble in Vedanta and the Upanishads and confuse it with spiritual experience: In North India, particularly in Rishikesh and Hardwar, there is a regular bazaar of saints, mahatmas and sadhus with their “disciples” of various sects and factions, who fight among themselves to entice seekers from one sect to another. But true spirituality is never to be …

. . . AN INSEPARABLE PART OF A DEFINITE PLAN

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The Master, with Ghani, Gustadji, and Ramjoo, left for Lonavla by train. (Nov. 1923) At the Bombay station, Ghani’s father happened to be waiting for the same train on the platform, and it proved an awkward moment because Baba’s journey was to be kept secret. With tact, before the old man had seen Baba, Ramjoo led him into another compartment …

ALTHOUGH OUTWARDLY YOU HAVE OBEYED, YOU HAVE NOT OBEYED ME

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Once, (Nov. 1941) in Dharwar, Krishna was fifteen minutes late in bringing water, as he was feeling drowsy and had overslept. Baba was waiting for him at the gate, and when Krishna came he was angry with him and scolded, “I don’t want to see your black face ever again! How many times have I told you to be honest …

MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL SCIENCE & INTERNAL CONVICTION

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A principal of a college, Niranjan Singh requested that Baba give a special message for students, and Baba replied in a joking manner, “When I was in the toilet (at 7:45 A.M.), I thought of you and felt certain you would ask for a message. So in accordance with your scientific mind I dictated a message, and another one also.” …

LET YOUR THOUGHTS COME; DON’T WORRY, BUT CONTINUE REPEATING MY NAME

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Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace. As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was feeling something within which made him …

FROM THAT POINT OF VIEW, EVEN MY TELLING A LIE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH

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While having a domestic discussion, Beheram told a lie, which displeased Baba. “You’re lying even to me! It is not good to lie. Never speak falsely again, to me or to anyone else.” Beheram acknowledged his mistake and sought Baba’s forgiveness. But the next moment, he thought: “Even Baba lies at times.” Without asking what he was thinking, Baba smiled …

ANY ANIMAL THAT DIRECTLY INJURES SHOULD BE KILLED

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There were many lizards in Kandy. Because there was a danger they would urinate or defecate in the food, and their urine and excreta are extremely poisonous, Katie would brush them off the wall, and Baidul’s daughter, Dowla, would kill them. On Sunday, November 17th, (1940) Dowla reported to Baba that she had killed seven lizards in only fifteen minutes. …

QUESTIONS BABA ANSWERED

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Walter and Hedi Mertens arrived from Switzerland to meet with Baba. Walter was intellectually inclined  (1)  and, on one occasion, he and Charles Purdom asked Baba a few questions. About knowledge, Baba explained, “Man has all the nourishment to make him strong, but out of ignorance, he is eating things that do not make him strong, but fat! This metaphor contains all …

MAKE ME YOUR CONSTANT COMPANION

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Meanwhile, devotees in Kovvur, Andhra, wished to start a center there in Meher Baba’s name, for which he gave his approval. In a letter dated November 15th, (1953) he sent them a message about making him their “Constant Companion:” Make me your constant companion. Think of me more than you think of your own self. The more you think of me, …

MIRACLES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SPIRITUALITY

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A few men had spoken to Baba about his being seen in Andhra by some persons, and other miraculous happenings. Baba stated: To date I have never done a single miracle. What greater miracle to expect than the creation, as we see it, that has come out of me! Seeing me personally in the physical form, and the dead coming …

WHEN KNOWLEDGE DAWNS, YOU KNOW EVERYTHING

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Madhusudan then sang a few ghazals; their meaning would be occasionally interpreted by Baba. He commented: On the path, cowards have no place. Hafiz said that when he became a lover of God, he thought he had got a grip over the “Pearl.” But he never dreamt of the depth of the Ocean and the dangers to be faced from …

WHAT IS GRACE?

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What is grace? Suppose one becomes one hundred percent prepared and then realizes himself as God; that is not grace. If the worst sinner were before me and I got the whim, I could make him realize God in a flash. This is grace. Once my grace descends upon anyone, that very instant he becomes me. But grace is very, …

BY SUCH FASTING, THE BINDINGS BECOME STRONG

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One man of the sahavas group asked, “Baba, what do you mean by fasting the mind? I don’t try to think, yet thoughts come!” Baba answered him in detail: If such small points start cropping up, there will be no end to explanations. What is fasting of the mind? It is to have no thoughts. This in itself is impossible, …

YOU YOURSELF, ARE THE VEIL

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You, yourself, are the veil. How will you remove it? As said before, take my name sincerely fourteen times, not less. Go on repeating, “Baba, Baba, Baba!” One day the veil will be torn asunder. I will do it. You cannot have the gift of my love – in spite of all meditation, repetition of God’s name and worship – until I give …

THE MOST UNIMPORTANT AND IMPORTANT THINGS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH

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Listen! There are three things which are most unimportant: to offer me garlands, to worship me, to perform my puja-arti. These are not the signs of love for God. There are three things which are of paramount importance on the spiritual path. There is no compromise. These are love, obedience and surrender. Love is great in itself, but greater than …

FASTING DOES NOT INCREASE LOVE

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Addressing those men who were to fast, Baba stated: I will give you further instructions tomorrow. Do not think after fasting that you have advanced spiritually on the path!  Once, in Andhra, I made a person fast for forty days. Thereafter, he had some inner experience and started allowing people to garland and worship him. He would tell them about …

AT BAAM

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The next day, October 31st, Gustadji noticed a saintly-looking man near their house and told Baba about him. Happy to know of this, Baba immediately left to see him. No sooner did the man see Baba coming than he ran toward him and kissed Baba’s hands. After Baba embraced him, the man walked off down the street. Later, Baba had …

NEW LIFE CONDITIONS FOR BEGGING

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(Oct. 1949) Baba explained to them about begging in Benares and other places: We have to beg only for food and not for anything else. Food includes everything – cooked or raw, liquid or solid – anything and everything. While begging we should not ask for anything special. Dr. Ghani should not say “Give me mutton,” and Dr. Nilu should …

DO NOT WASTE YOUR ENERGY WITH THEM ANY MORE

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A hostel for poor students was situated between the Grafton and Rosewood bungalows. When Baba walked by it daily, the principal and pupils would stand on one side of the road to offer salutations and were very drawn to him. But adjoining it was another student hostel whose students would ridicule them. Once, (Oct. 1955) they surrounded Bhau and began …

WHEN IT COMES TO A QUESTION OF DUTY, YOU MUST SACRIFICE

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While at Meherabad, Baba would grant interviews. An Indian woman devotee came to see Baba on October 28th. She complained openly before Baba that she wished to stop having sexual intercourse with her husband because of her desire to see God. But her husband was unwilling. Consoling her, Baba explained, “It is better to treat your husband with love and …

KAMMU BABA OF BOMBAY

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A GREAT SAINT lived in Bombay, named Kammu Baba. For several years, Baba had been indirectly contacting this highly advanced soul through Roshan Satha, who was studying in Bombay. Baba would send her instructions to contact the saint and give him a certain message, and the saint would dictate a reply. Once, Baba sent Roshan’s sister, Dhun, to the saint. Meherjee brought her …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, October 28,  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 depicts Beloved Baba’s visit to Dehra  Dun in September 1953, when He gave the message “The Highest of the High.” The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at …

WHY BABA CONSENTED TO TRAVEL FIRST CLASS

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During one train journey, (Oct. 1947) Meherjee, in Bombay, offered to pay for first class tickets for Baba’s journey. “Can you afford it?” Baba asked. Usually Baba would travel third class, but this time he agreed. Two first class tickets were purchased and two tickets for Baidul and Gustadji in the small “servant-class” compartment, a third class compartment that adjoined …

MASTS

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The average person is not familiar with masts or their spiritual condition of God-intoxication. The following description by Meher Baba elucidates what constitutes the mind of a mast: All masts are intoxicated with God; they are intoxicated by divine love. When a normal person is intoxicated by alcohol or drugs he enjoys this sensation so long as the intoxicant is …

BABA DISCUSSES FOOD

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The subject then turned to different types of food and Baba made the following remarks: There are three things that are good for increasing and purifying the blood: pomegranates, grapes and tomatoes; but grapes have one defect, they create bile. Okra is good for people with backaches. Potatoes give strength, but create gas. Lentils are good; beans, pumpkins, cabbages and …

BY THRASHING YOU, I DID SOME IMPORTANT WORK. NOW FORGET ABOUT IT

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From Ahmednagar, Baba had brought with him a lowly sweeper’s son named Amir Amin Syed. His sister was working for the women and she had asked Baba to keep her brother. Baba kept this poor fifteen-year-old boy in royal style, and Krishna was assigned the duty of serving him. Baba appeared to be very fond of Amir and pampered him. According …

NOW REPEAT IT TO ME THREE TIMES

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Also during this period in Lahore, Baba once warned Krishna that during the nightwatch, while he took his rounds around the bungalow, he should be extra careful and always carry a stick and a flashlight with him. Baba repeated this warning three times, and Krishna was puzzled at his repeated emphasis on the point. When Krishna saw Baba at night, …

AMHEDNAGAR CENTER INAUGURATION

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The inception of the Ahmednagar Center in Khushru Quarters occurred in 1959. With the growing number of devotees in Ahmednagar, the need was felt for a larger accommodation, as the old building could only seat about fifty people. Sarosh headed the renovation committee, and two rooms at Khushru Quarters were joined to form a single large hall. Sunday, October 21st, …

BABA MADE THEM INTERESTED IN HIS DISINTERESTEDNESS

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Besides Baba’s acute physical suffering, there was another element which made these times even more trying and unbearable for the Meherazad mandali, and that was Baba’s mental attitude. It was as though he were only interested in remaining disinterested. If anything were told to him, he would not pay the slightest attention to it and seemed totally unconcerned about everything going …

DIFFERENT EVILS IN DIFFERENT AGES THAT BEFALL MANKIND

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On October 19th, (1968) Adi sent this telegram to Cohen: Your letter October 8th giving work report on visit to England and Holland made Baba very happy. Baba says he was, he is, and he will be with you while you are doing his work wholeheartedly. Baba sends his love to you.  – Adi Earlier in October, Allan Cohen had …

IT IS AN IMPORTANT TASK, AS IT DEALS WITH THE INFANT’S NATURE . . .

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… The vice-principal of Kolhapur University, a Mr. Dixit, invited Baba to participate in the opening of a new Montessori school, but because of his seclusion, Baba did not go. Instead, on Sunday, October 18th, (1942) he sent Adi Sr. to deliver this message: The form of service that a Montessori school takes has a practical value, if one’s service …

THE THIRD EYE

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In addition to our two outward eyes, there is a third eye internally which sees through the two outward eyes and is situated between the eyebrows – the yogis know about it. The real yogi, in his advanced state, sees God, or Brahmand (the God of the universe), through this third eye contained in his mind – within the skull. …

KNOWLEDGE (DNYAN)

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Knowledge (Dnyan) is a thing that even after endless evolutionary forms, it is very difficult to attain. But it could even be grasped in a fraction of a second; such is Knowledge. Imagination is so strong, and its scope is so infinite, that you can imagine anything. You can imagine a rat with a million heads. One can imagine oneself …

WHY ASK FOR HEALTH?

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ON ONE OCCASION, Baba visited Akbar Press in Ahmednagar, where Shirin Damania was bedridden with arthritis. Baba asked her what she wanted. Eruch urged her, “Tell Baba to make your body all right so you can move about as before.” Baba assured her, “There is only one remedy for that – you will be all right if I am bedridden with …

IT WAS THAT MAN’S FAITH THAT BROUGHT WATER

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During 1926, the scarcity of water was a great problem in Meherabad due to the increasing number of people staying there. In October, Rustom asked for and received Baba’s permission to dig another well near the railway line. He brought in experts and water diviners to do the work. But though they dug deeper than usual, no water was found. …

SANSKARAS MUST BE BALANCED PERFECTLY

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On Sunday, October 13th, (1940) he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out: Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy. Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you have good sanskaras, you may take birth as a great, rich man; with bad …

A TEMPLE IS A PRISON FOR THE LORD

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A few days after his mast trip, Baba, with Eruch, Baidul, Kumar and Bhau, returned on several occasions to Islampur and Kolhapur to work with two particular masts. Baba would leave Satara in the morning and return the same evening. He worked with a mast in Islampur named Dhondi Bua, a tall figure, who was quite robust and healthy, although completely naked. …

THIS IS THE SPIRITUAL POINT OF VIEW OR STANDARD OF JUDGMENT

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On October 11th, (1933) a woman visitor asked Baba, “When a person is surrounded on all sides by untoward circumstances and difficulties, without any avenue of escape, would he or she be justified in doing something which would ordinarily be termed undesirable or indecent?” Baba answered her at length: It is justifiable for a person in such circumstances to do …

UNIVERSAL SOUND

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Gustadji informed Baba (Oct. 1922) that in his absence there had been a heated argument between Rustom K. Irani and Naval Talati. Naval was certain that if a megha rag (rain tune) was properly sung, rain would fall. Rustom, however, was firm in his opinion that without spiritual powers, it was not possible to bring rain. In order to appease them, the …

EVEN AFTER REALIZATION, A MAN’S NATURE IS THE SAME

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One afternoon, (Oct. 1922) Baba called Ghani to massage his legs, and as he was doing it, Baba uttered, “May God help you!” Ghani burst out laughing and when Baba asked him the reason, he replied, “We generally find it very difficult to follow the drift of your utterances. Your words seem to have a deeper meaning than that denoted …

VISIT TO THE HOME OF THE NEEDY

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In accordance with his promise to Kitty’s mother Helena, Baba went with her and Margaret Craske to the home for the needy and met with the old people. Many of the elderly were blind, dumb or deaf. The Master’s ways are his own. Appearing to be dictating various thoughts on his alphabet board, Baba spoke to these old people for a long …

BABA STOPPED USING THE ALPHABET BOARD – 7 OCT. 1954

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Baba had brought three alphabet boards with him: one made of plywood, one plastic, and the other cardboard. The plywood board he presented to Kumar, and the plastic one to Dhake. The third alphabet board made of cardboard, which Baba had used much the past years, had printed letters and numerals pasted on it. The zero of this board was …

THEN YOU WILL BE ONE WITH GOD

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Meanwhile, (Oct. 1941) in Panchgani, the men and women mandali had been instructed to meditate according to Baba’s order. Some were having thoughts as to why they had not yet realized God, despite serving Baba for so many years. Baba narrated to them a story about a Sadguru in answer to their unspoken question: A disciple used to always ask …

I ACCEPT YOU. BUT THIS STUPID MIND CAUSES ME TROUBLE

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One of those who came during his vacation (Oct./Nov. 1963) was Niranjan Singh of Delhi. Niranjan had an exceptional intellect, and was well respected as the head of the science department at his college. Being a physicist, whenever he came, he would inevitably question Baba about the cosmic creation, or about oneness and manyness, human beings on other planets, evolution …

I HAVE GONE BEYOND ALL LAWS

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Baba met with Herbert Davy from 3 to 5 P.M. Some things in particular were bothering Herbert, and Baba discussed matters with him at considerable length. Herbert spoke out, “You promise to speak, but you do not do it. What will the world think of you?” Baba’s reply to Herbert was very poignant: (Oct. 1933) It is good for mankind, …

THE “DROP’ IS NOT; THE INDIVISIBLE OCEAN IS.

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Another point is that God alone is and there is nothing but God. God is indivisibly one, and He is indivisibly in each and every one. He cannot be divided. Yet we see everywhere these divisions! What is this separateness? There are Anita, Beryl, Ella, Harry, Charles, and others. Why this separateness? Why are you all separate? God is in …

THE AIM OF LIFE

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What is the aim of life? It is to see God and become One with God. If God is, then we must see Him! That is our sole aim. There are different ways of seeing God, called yogas. Some try to see God through meditation and concentration on the Absolute within. That too is a very long process. And this process …

THROUGH ME YOU ARE SERVING THE WHOLE UNIVERSE

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Meanwhile, in North India, (In Oct. 1964) 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 …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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On one occasion in September, (1938) Baba explained to the western women about detachment, stating: 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 …

DRUGS – DECEPTIONS OF ILLUSION

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert, both professors at Harvard University, were experimenting with several new very potent drugs (later called “hallucinogens”) at a large three thousand acre private estate in Millbrook, New York. In August of 1964, Dr. Leary and Dr. Alpert and a group of their students from Harvard drove to nearby Woodstock to hear Darwin …

YOU HAVE WORKED HARD BUT SOON YOU WILL HAVE REST

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A telegram from Adi Sr. in Ahmednagar was received, informing Baba about the death of Eruch’s younger sister, Meheru Damania, on September 28th, (1953) at the age of thirty-two. She had died of cancer. She was the girl who had cooked during the Blue Bus travels [1938-39]. The last time Baba had seen her, he had remarked, “You have worked …

DON’T WORRY, MY NAZAR IS ON YOU

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During this period, Manohar Mohanlal Panday (known as Bhaiya), age thirty-five, a photographer in Ahmednagar, had been in Baba’s contact since 1932. However, he did not acknowledge Baba as the Avatar, although he had faith in him and was an occasional visitor. One day, Panday colored a photograph of Baba and brought it to him. It was not painted well, …

TO BRING ABOUT THE AWARENESS OF UNITY AMONG ALL PEOPLE IS SIMPLY BEYOND HUMAN EFFORT

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he Hindu Brahmins among the mandali had separate cooking arrangements, separate water facilities, and they prevented anyone else from touching their drinking water. On the morning of September 26th, (1926) there was a decision among the other mandali to make one arrangement for everyone’s drinking water and do away with distinctions. But the Brahmins were not ready to accept such a …

A DIVINE PRETEXT

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BABA DEPARTED for Mount Abu, arriving on the 25th of September (1947). One of the reasons Baba went to Mount Abu was to rest at the pleasant hill station, but as usual, Baba spent more time in contacting masts in the area than in relaxing. Baba had originally announced his intention of continuing the present tour to the north, contacting masts …

LOVE AND LUST

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Adarsh Khare said, “I want such love whereby I can really see you.” Baba replied, “For such love, my grace is required. If showered spontaneously and of my own accord, it is like nectar. If asked for, it is like plain water. If anyone insists on it, it proves like poison. So, just go on thinking of me, and leave …

GANDHIJI CLARIFIES ON DISTORTED PRESS REPORTS

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When Meher Baba was in seclusion in Panchgani during September of 1941, some distorted reports appeared in the press regarding his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi in the early thirties. Gandhi’s English follower, Mirabehn, was reported to have told the author, Rom Landau: I know all the details about the connection between the two men. It was always Shri Meher Baba …

BEGGING

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THROUGHOUT INDIA, one finds many sadhus or sanyasis who renounce the world and wander on pilgrimage, begging for alms. In reference to sanyas(renunciation of the ephemeral world), the next morning September 21st, Meher Baba remarked: He who is a coward materially turns into a hero on the spiritual path. Perhaps you think that compared to materialism, renunciation is easy, but it …

THE ‘WORD OF GOD’

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There are one hundred and thirty-two tunes in music. The singing, by an expert musician or maestro, is wonderful. But they are very rare. There was a blind singer in Delhi, who is now dead, whose performance was quite superb. God is Infinite Naad. Kabir calls it Anhad Naad or Infinite Voice. In each subtle and mental plane, there are seven tunes. Thus, …

ONE WHO HAS BECOME ONE WITH GOD, EXISTS FOR ALL . . .

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On September 19th, (1962) Baba dictated for the gathering: “There are some who exist to hate others, be jealous of others and make others unhappy; and there are some who exist to love others and make others happy. One who has become One with God, exists for all, both good and bad. And to become One with God, one has …

THE WORLD IS A PRISON

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On Sunday, September 18th, (1960) Baba explained how “the world is a prison:” The whole world is a prison, for the Soul experiences being behind the bars in a cell of its gross-subtle-mental body. The hold of illusion is so strong that it imprints the feeling of perpetual bondage. And the eternally free Soul – though Lone Sovereign and Supreme …

HE IS LIKE ZARATHUSTRA, OUR PROPHET

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During 1945, Adi’s father, Khan Saheb Irani, had been ill and bedridden for the past several months. Baba went to see him at his home in Khushru Quarters, Ahmednagar, on September 19th. (1945). Khan Saheb had always had great reverence for Baba, but no love. Now, much to his wife Gulmai’s delight, he genuinely felt drawn to Baba. Baba asked …

I WAS READY TO HELP YOU, BUT YOUR FAITH IN ME WAS LACKING

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It was Baba’s order for all to take a lantern while going out at night in the dark. Several days earlier, Meherjee had gone out to urinate at night, but forgot his lamp. His mistake had its immediate consequence, for a large scorpion stung him which he would have otherwise seen. The whole night, he reeled with pain and restlessness, …

I KNOW, I KNOW I HAVE HELPED YOU

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OTHER PEOPLE had similar impressions meeting the Master. One lady named Maud McCarthy Foulds had been suffering from asthma. She once described what happened after her first meeting with Meher Baba: I have never met a human being who gives such certainty of inner light so easily, so purely and as naturally as Baba. I was an utter stranger to him, …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be a screening of the film “The Best of Jangoo” on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 5.45 pm. at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. Jangoo Sukhadwalla is Baba’s younger brother Behram’s son-in-law, having married to Gulnar, Baba’s neice …

IF YOU LOVE EACH OTHER IT WOULD BE A MIRACLE GREATER THAN THE BLESSING OF THE RAIN

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There had been insufficient rain that year, and the farmers’ crops in Ahmednagar district were failing. Drinking water was likewise becoming a problem, as the wells were drying up. Around noon, on Sunday, September 6th, thirty Arangaon villagers came to Meherazad in bullock carts, singing the whole distance of about fifteen miles. They hesitated to enter the compound because of …

MEHER BABA’S CALL

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Age after age, amidst the clamor of disruptions, wars, fear and chaos, rings the Avatar’s Call: “Come all unto me!” Although, because of the veil of illusion, this call of the Ancient One may appear as a voice in the wilderness, its echo and re-echo nevertheless pervade through time and space, to rouse at first a few, and eventually millions, …

I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT

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Later that same day, at about 2:30 P.M., while driving to Gulbarga, Baba saved them from being involved in a serious auto accident. The mandali could only describe it as a miracle. There was no other explanation to show how the car, which had slipped from the incline of the road into a deep hole and gone over completely on …

PREMIER OF BOMBAY CENTRE DRAMA ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018 AT HOSTEL ‘A’

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Dear Baba lovers, As per the ongoing practice over the past several years, the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai would be presenting its premier of the drama “Avatarhood of Meher Baba part 8 – Meher Baba’s Infinite Compassion” at Hostel ‘A’ – Theatre at Meherabad on Friday, November 09, 2018 at 4:15 P.M. This advance intimation is given so …

DID CHRIST SUFFER PHYSICALLY ON THE CROSS?

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Since the Westerners were from a Christian background, there would often be questions about Jesus Christ. Since Baba had already explained that Jesus did not die on the cross, there would be questions about the crucifixion and Jesus’ suffering. One of them asked, “Did Christ suffer physically on the cross?” Spelling out from his alphabet board, Baba answered: If not, …

FUNNY SIGHT WHICH PROVIDED AMUSEMENT FOR BABA

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Chum was the dog given to Baba by the Satha family at Akbar Press. He was being kept at Meherabad and had grown into a sturdy, ferocious watchdog. During this seclusion, Baba had the dog brought to be near him and Chum would sit outside the cabin. However, he was so protective that he would not allow anyone near the …

IN SUCH GREAT UNCERTAINTY, REAL WORK IS BEING DONE

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… Baba explained about his work: (September 1942) Reality IS; unreality is not! Unreality, or Nothing, is in the air. My work, too, is in the air and, because of that, it looks to you uncertain. I often make changes. Several times I have repeated that this is my last fast, this is my last seclusion, this is my last …

THE FIRST TIME BABA SIGNED SUCH A DECLARATION WITH HIS OWN HAND

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Who was the Master of Jesus? John the Baptist. You must have read how the disciples of John found fault with Jesus’ disciples for living in comfort and having good food when they had nothing of the kind. I will tell you how history repeats itself. Do not worry, do not doubt. God knows I am consciously One with Him. …

THE GREATER THE OPPOSITION FROM MAYA THE BETTER THE RESULTS

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I used to say to the mandali that in God’s work Maya always opposes; it is necessary. Just as illusion is necessary for the realization of God, so Maya’s force in opposing God’s work gives strength to the work. The greater the opposition from Maya the better the result. Before the mass darshan on the 12th, (1954) Ahmednagar had had …