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.

BABA’S MESSAGE OF “NO DRUGS” – PART 2

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(Continued from yesterday’s post) Meher Baba stated that Richard Alpert was a sincere seeker, and therefore he dictated this detailed reply which was sent to him in Los Altos, California, through his secretary, Adi K. Irani: Dear Mr. Alpert, Your letter and the book sent by you to Meher Baba have been received and brought to his attention and he …

BABA’S MESSAGE OF “NO DRUGS” – PART 1

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According to Baba’s instructions, Robert Dreyfuss had returned to America and begun the work Baba had given him of dissuading young people from taking drugs. One day he received a long distance phone call from the clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Alpert, Allan Cohen’s former professor at Harvard. Dr. Alpert, with Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner, had been experimenting …

SURRENDER SHOULD NOT BE EXTERNAL, BUT INTERNAL

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Explaining to them about surrender and grace, Baba stated: To surrender is not as difficult as people think. It must not be external, but internal. You must do your duty toward your dear ones – your wife, children and others who depend on you. You must not shirk or avoid your responsibilities. But while doing these duties, one must not be attached to …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY JANUARY 27, 2019 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! It was originally planned to screen Baba’s Entombment Film last Sunday, Jan. 20. However, better sense prevailed and it was kept for the coming Sunday, January 27, 2019 closer to the Amartithi Day.  (January 31) On last Sunday, January 20, 2019 a clipping of the Centre’s Drama depicting last days of Beloved Baba was screened instead. The Entombment Film depicting …

DAY TRIP TO BABA PLACES IN PUNE

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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 …

SEVEN MESSAGES DICTATED IN BOMBAY FOR THE MEHERABAD SAHAVAS

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In Bombay, (Jan. 1958) Baba dictated seven brief messages, which he ordered to be translated into five languages, painted on boards and displayed at Meherabad during the sahavas. The messages were: One: Be angry with none but your weakness. Hate none but your lustful self. Be greedy to own more and more wealth of tolerance and justice. Let your temptation …

POWER OF LOVE

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An Indian Hindu scholar named Dr. Subodh Chandra Roy, age fifty, had been teaching in New York at the New School for Social Research since 1948. One day after a lecture, a lady named Rose Garbade (who had met Baba in America in 1958) gave Chandra Roy one of Baba’s books. Chandra Roy had been blind since he was seven …

A PRETEXT FOR CONTACTING THIS ADVANCED SOUL

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NEARING CEYLON, Baba indicated that he wished to rest there for a month in solitude before returning to India. Baba, Kaka and Tod arrived in Colombo on January 12th, staying at the White Horse Hotel for three days. On Sunday, January 15th, Baba traveled into the interior of Ceylon and stayed in a bungalow called Villa Valencia on a hill …

THE SEVEN REALITIES OF MEHER BABA’S TEACHINGS

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It was in Jaipur, on Thursday, January 9th, 1941, that the Master dictated his message, The Seven Realities of Meher Baba’s Teaching. It stated: Meher Baba’s teaching gives no importance to creed, dogma, caste systems and the performance of religious ceremonies and rites, but to the UNDERSTANDING of the following seven Realities: 1.  The only Real Existence is that of the One and only …

SPIRITUALLY VERY DEROGATORY AND REACTIONARY

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Later in the day (Jan. 1939) , while discoursing to the group, Baba explained to them: Of the three most important things to be eliminated before attaining God-Realization – greed, lust and backbiting – backbiting is the worst and most disastrous. One can overcome greed, and even lust, though both are very hard to get rid of; but by far …

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 …

BABA STOPPED WRITING

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On Saturday, January 1st, 1927, a year and a half after the Master began his silence, he wrote this message: “I intend to stop writing from tomorrow. It is not definite when I will resume writing or speaking. I may start again after some days, some months or even some years. It all depends on Hazrat Babajan.”Baba received many New …

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 …

AS I SHOULD BE LOVED

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On December 31st, (1964) Baba dictated this special message to be sent to Adi Arjani in Pakistan, who did a daily-diary project of collecting Baba’s statements: “To love those whom you could not hate is natural; but to love those whom you cannot love is to love me as I should be loved.” Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. …

I HAVE COME TO DESTROY ALL SUCH THINGS

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Keki Nalavala came to see Baba on Sunday, December 30th, (1963) from Dehra Dun. Although he knew that there was a strict injunction against visitors, he had come anyway and met Adi at Khushru Quarters. Adi was so annoyed with him for coming that he refused to help him, even to the extent of not arranging for a taxi, because …

AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LOVE?

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On December 29th, (1927) Baba discoursed about the Avatar: The Avatar can do all that a Sadguru does. He has and prepares a circle as a Sadguru does, but he does one special thing also. The Avatar can make a person who is not even in the circle, or turned to God (meaning enter the planes), a God-Realized salik with special duty. If I …