I HAVE AN INNER CONNECTION AND ASSOCIATION WITH YOU

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On June 5th, (1960) a well-known spiritual seeker named Dr. Gopinath Kaviraj sent a friend to Guruprasad to ascertain whether Baba would give him darshan, as he happened to be in Poona. Baba informed the friend that he would see Kaviraj the next day at 8:00 A.M. The messenger explained that as Gopinathjee was observing silence two days a week, …

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, I HARASS YOU SO MUCH

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When Bhau went to Baba in the afternoon of June 3rd, (1957) Baba instructed him, “I am exhausted today and want to rest. So do not make the slightest noise, and do not make the slightest movement either.” Baba insisted Bhau repeat this instruction ten times out loud, and then he retired. Bhau quietly sat on the chair in Baba’s …

THE EASIEST AND SHORTEST WAY TO GOD-REALIZATION

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…Baba explained about sahavas with a Master: (June 1926) The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru, which means keeping the company, or sahavas, of such a Master, obeying him and serving him. This remedy is like a special express train which carries you straight to your destination. The second way is to repeat with …

YOUR ABUSE BROUGHT ME HERE

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DURING THIS PERIOD, Ghani Munsiff was residing with his family in Lonavla. Ghani fell victim to a con-artist. Some property had been unscrupulously taken from him by fraud and the man who had done this had been murdered. Ghani was falsely accused of the murder and he became so depressed that he decided to commit suicide. On the night of …

THE EXPRESSION OF HUMAN WILL

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The three states of consciousness corresponding to the three vehicles mentioned are: unconsciousness (mental body’s rest) as in deep, dreamless sleep; sub-consciousness (subtle body’s energy) as in dreams or obscured, unformed and unfulfilled desires; waking consciousness (physical body’s movement) as in active daily life. The inner process by which thought passes from the mental through the subtle into physical expression may be called the expression of human …

THIS IS THE REAL LIFE

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(May 30, 1960) Baba asked Deshmukh to translate this into Marathi. Deshmukh hesitated on the grounds that it was a difficult task as the passage dealt with philosophy. Baba corrected him: Do not take this as a philosophical passage. It is not philosophy! It depicts Life Perennial. This is the life expected of a real man. The life that you lead …

A DISCOURSE ON ACTION AND INACTION

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(May 1958) The discourse on Action and Inaction, originally delivered in Poona the year before, was then read: In the Beyond-Beyond state of God, there is “unconscious inaction.” In the state of God-Realization, there is “conscious inaction.” This is not the state of Perfection, but of liberation (najaat, mukti) while on earth – a Jivanmukta (Liberated Incarnate). In this state, there is …

A DISCOURSE ON NIRVAN AND NIRVIKALP

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

THE PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL STATS OF GOD

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On May 27th, (1926) Meher Baba discoursed on the Personal and Impersonal sides of God: The foremost and highest object in life is personally serving a Sadguru and complete surrenderance to him. The second is constant meditation on the divine name. The third is selfless service, and the fourth is the offering of worship (prayer). Serving a Sadguru is like …

IT WAS AS IF . . . i HAD COME HOME

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Hilda Thorpe of England was attending the sahavas with her son, Simon. On May 26th, (1958) she wrote her other son, Anthony, [in New Zealand] about the sahavas and her first impressions of meeting Baba. The following is an extract from Hilda Thorpe’s letter: I don’t know how to write of this momentous experience which 220 of us are having …

CULTS AND RELIGIONS HAVE NO IMPORTANCE. LOVE HOLDS THE KEY.

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(May 1960) Jim and Rhoda Mistry requested Baba to perform the navjote ceremony (the sacred thread ceremony usually done by a Zoroastrian priest) of their three sons Meherwan, Falu and Sarosh. Two days before the ceremony, Baba embraced the three boys. Falu had the mumps, and afterwards Baba complained of having caught it from him. Calling Rhoda and her sister, …

THE LOVER AND THE BELOVED

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Finally, this discourse on The Lover and The Beloved was read out: (May 1958) Beloved God is in all. What is then the duty of the lover? It is to make the Beloved happy without sparing himself. Without giving a second thought to his own happiness, the lover should seek the pleasure of the Beloved. The only thought a lover …

THE ANSWER HAS BEEN SO SIMPLE THAT IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO GRASP

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Since arriving in America, (May 1932) I have been asked many times what solution I have brought for the social problems now confronting you – what did I have to offer that would solve the problems of unemployment, prohibition and crime that would eliminate the strife between individuals and nations, and pour a healing balm of peace upon a troubled …

BABA IS FIRE

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Dr. Ghani was staying with Baba in Mahabaleshwar. He was joking with Baba on May 22nd, (1947) and when he said something in a lighter vein about Baba, Baba at once composed this rhyme about himself as Fire: “Baba is Fire! When you feel cold And sit near the fire, It drives out your cold And makes you perspire. When you …

I’M ON FIRE

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May is the middle of summer in India. Due to the extreme heat, the group with Baba would rise at 2 A.M. and start travelling long before dawn. They reached Nagpur at 11 A.M. and stayed at the Gorewala Guest House. India’s heat is scorchingly hot. In Nagpur, it was so hot that the women would wear wet clothing; but …

LOVE NEVER THINKS OF ITSELF

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After lunch on May 19th (1937) in Nasik, Baba offered mangoes to some of the group. Some declined, saying their stomachs were too upset to eat a mango. Baba did not like this and spelled out: What does not come spontaneously never comes! How many of you refused, how many of you hesitated, when I offered you the mangoes? In …

WHAT DO I MEAN BY INTERNAL SILENCE?

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Now, listen. I want all to observe silence on the 18th (May 1943) for twelve hours in such a way that it equals silence for one thousand two hundred days! This silence must be both within and without – internal as well as external. External silence is easy, but the internal is difficult. Now, what do I mean by internal …

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO STAY ABOVE YOUR HEART’S SENTIMENTS AND WISHES

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Baba did not seem happy in Rishikesh and left by train for Quetta. On May 16th, (1929) while discussing some points with Chanji at the town of Rohri, Baba suddenly fell ill. He could not rest and had frequent loose bowel movements. The month of May is extremely hot in India. The railway compartment was overcrowded and stifling. Baba got down at Rohri station …

I WANT TO GIVE YOU ONE PIECE OF ADVICE . . .

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Back in November 1938, Consuella de Sides had come to see Baba in India; but she also paid visits to other gurus while there. It was in reference to this bad habit of visiting other spiritual personalities that Baba advised her on May 16th (1952) at 4:10 P.M.: You are one of my most intimate ones, one of the five …

BABA HAS SIMPLIFIED SPIRITUALITY TO THE MINIMUM

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Baba had once revealed: “I come for all, but I am for a few.” This explains that although thousands and thousands recognized him when he held mass darshans, comparatively few surrendered their lives to him and followed him when he was on Earth. Allan Cohen was destined to be connected with Ivy O. Duce and to join Sufism Reoriented and lecture about …

THE GREATEST SERVICE WAS JUDAS’S BETRAYAL

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

ONE FOOT IN THIS ROOM, ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE

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

VERY FEW PERSONS CAN SEE THE REAL DARKNESS AND THE REAL LIGHT

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(May 1926) Before the veil was torn asunder and I became God conscious, I experienced the greatest electric-like shock that created for some time severe vibrations, which are indescribable. This was followed by intense darkness and finally there was Light. The greatest imagination fails to conceive of the idea of this Effulgence, before which the light of the worldly sun …

WHAT IS THE USE OF BHAJANS WHEN YOU DO NOT FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS?

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When the Hindu mandali were singing bhajans in front of the Jhopdi on Sunday morning, May 11th, (1924) Baba interrupted them and abruptly asked, “Do you all use a lantern while going out at night?” Receiving a negative answer, he upbraided them: “What is the use of your bhajans when you do not follow my instructions? What do you expect …

YOU KNOW, YOUR BABA IS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT

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(May 1932)  On another occasion, a friend of Norina’s, who was an acute alcoholic, came to meet Baba in New York. For years, she had been in and out of one asylum after another. She hated her mother, with whom she lived, and would greet her each morning with such cruel words: “Why aren’t you dead yet?”Norina aroused her curiosity …

AT THAT MOMENT VIVEKANANDA GOT HIS ANSWER

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(May 1937) … Baba commented about habits: Anything that forms itself into a habit loses its freshness, sincerity and enthusiasm – even repentance. If you every day become weak and repent for having been weak, in the end you find your only weakness has been repenting. Only love remains ever-fresh. The habit of questioning and doubting in the end reacts on …

IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE ALMOST SUPERHUMAN

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(May 1932) The woman came to Norina’s apartment and narrated the sorrowful state of affairs in her family due to the hatred between her and her daughter. Marian narrated to Norina: My daughter and I have persecuted each other in hatred for twenty years. I have never been able to understand why, as she was born in love. Neither was …

STATE OF DISINTERESTEDNESS TURNED INTO ONE OF INTEREST

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Sunday, May 7th, (1961) was the day Baba’s state of disinterestedness turned into one of interest, for on that day he gave darshan to over three hundred children in Guruprasad. At a time when he had been touching the hearts of his lovers with his Will Supreme, Baba’s heart was touched by the children of his lovers, whose hearts contain …

YOU HAVE LEFT OUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PART

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

MAY 1961 – FAMILY LETTER

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Meher Baba eventually decided to allow his lovers darshan. As Mani wrote in her Family Letter in May 1961: Having bound his lovers with the invisible cord of his wish that he might be left completely undisturbed, the first week of May found Baba in the mood to decide to open the Door of His Seclusion the merest slit to allow a glimpse of …

EVERYTHING HAPPENS NOW

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Baba further stated: (May 1958) What happened yesterday? Nothing! What will happen tomorrow? Nothing! Everything happens now. This experience of everything happening at this very moment is dnyan – knowledge, wisdom. It has nothing to do with the mind, or reason. One who had this experience of eternal knowledge – dnyan – is wise. Mind says: “It was yesterday that …

ALL THREE ATTRIBUES OF GOD ARE LINKED WITH ONE ANOTHER

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(May 1958) To experience your Real Self is the Goal. You are and you will ever be. There is no one else but you. Instantly, in a flash, you will know everything, including why you have no beginning and no end. But this knowing will have nothing whatsoever to do with mind, or reason, or logic. It is beyond mind. …

I HAVE SAVED YOU FOR MY WORK

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Rano had been suffering a very high temperature since the end of April. Her face was swollen, she had a rash on her chest and her skin itched. The doctor told Baba that there was little hope for her survival. Baba called Dr. Nilu from Rahuri, who properly diagnosed her illness as scarlet fever. Nilu began treating her according to …

MEHER ASHRAM – OPENING CEREMONIES

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The official opening ceremonies for Meher Ashram were held on Sunday, May 1st, 1927. A procession started at two-thirty, and Baba, the mandali, the pupils and teachers all joined in. They paraded to the family quarters, led by a band and a group of lejim dancers shouting and playing musical instruments. (1) When they arrived, bhajans were sung, Baba’s arti was performed, and he distributed …

UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP

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

I AM AFRAID HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF AGAIN

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

YOU KNOW NOT WHAT WORK I AM NOW DOING IN THE UNIVERSE

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Once, 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 seem to …

AS GOOD IS NECESSARY, LIKEWISE BAD IS ALSO NECESSARY

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

THE ONE WHO IS SOUGHT IS HIMSELF THE SEEKER

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…On April 26th, (1960) Baba was discoursing about the Path when he remarked: “The fun of it is that the One who is sought is Himself the seeker. It is the same One God who prompts the seeker to ask, ‘Where can I find God?’ … ‘How can I find God?’ “The seeker asking ‘Where can I find God?’ is …

REAL HEALING AND MIRACLES

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On April 25th, (1952) Baba answered questions, explaining various things, among them miracles: “Why should we produce petty imitation illusions in the already created mighty infinite illusion? Unless absolutely necessary for the spiritual purpose of a general collective drawing of mankind toward Self-Realization, miracles performed unnaturally or supernaturally can interfere with God’s ordained evolutionary process.” “What about healing?” someone asked. “Real healing …

EMPHASIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF OBEDIENCE

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One day, (in April 1940) on the veranda of their bungalow in Amboli, Arnavaz, Nargis, Silla, Katie and others were playing cards, when Baba unexpectedly showed up. He was displeased, and castigated them, “If people see you, they will say that Meher Baba’s followers do nothing but play cards all day! We are in a new town, and just think for …

LONG FOR UNION AND BE PATIENT

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In Nasik on April 23rd, (1937) Baba gave an explanation about the seven spiritual planes and also stated: I am in Sahaj Samadhi every second. This state means: “I am everywhere; I am in everything; I am in everyone.” That is why to know me you have to realize the Self. You see me ordinarily in the physical body – but I …

LAY EVERYTHING AT MY FEET AND BE FREE

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On April 22nd, (1932) Baba went for a walk to the beach after lunch. Pointing to the ocean, Baba remarked to the group present: I am like the ocean you see before you – always ready to receive anything, good and bad. All your thoughts, feelings, all and everything, lay them at my feet and be free! I am like …

WHY GET UPSET OVER THESE PETTY THINGS?

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Kohiyar Satarawala was to manage Shapoor Hall as a guest house after Baba’s departure. One day, Baba asked him why he had not hung a picture of Baba in the reception office and placed some of Baba’s books and literature there. Kohiyar had been doing so at other places he managed, but was reluctant to do so again after he …

THE AVATAR’S CIRCLE

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(April 1955) In the case of the Avatar, it is different. He has ten circles in all. The first or inner circle of the Avatar consists of twelve men with an appendage of two women; and each of the following nine outer circles consists of twelve persons, both men and women. In all there are one hundred and twenty persons …

LEAVING MEMORIES OF MANZIL-E-MEEM

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TO SUMMARIZE MANZIL-E-MEEM: Prior to the ten-month stay in Bombay, Meher Baba’s relationship with the mandali had been one that exists between good friends. Those who acknowledged him to be their Master or Guru were unaware of the significance and absolute necessity of obedience to all his orders. In Manzil-e-Meem, this relationship completely changed. The mandali were made to be aware …

THE DREAM OF MATERIALISM

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On Wednesday, April 18th, (1962) Baba gave this discourse on the Dream of Materialism: 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 …

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During April 1924, the Kasba Peth mandali – Arjun, Chowdhari, Kondiram, Vishnu and others – were called from Poona to stay at Meherabad. Some of the structures at Meherabad were in a state of ruin, so Meher Baba assigned the mandali the work of demolishing them and leveling the ground. For this work they used ghamelas, (iron, circular-shaped containers) used for carrying …

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

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One afternoon (April 1923) Baba walked on the veranda and saw Slamson, Padri and another one of the men casually talking with the keeper of the Shiva temple. He immediately sent someone to inquire as to what they were doing by that temple and what they were discussing. The three men went to Baba and explained that they were simply …

JHOPDI

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A meeting was called during the afternoon of April 15th, (1924) to suggest a name for Meher Baba’s newly built room. He suggested the name Jhopdi (simply meaning, the Hut), which all seemed to like; and so this one-room hut built for the Lord was accordingly christened. It was also referred to as Agra Kuti – the First Hut. Another …

A STAUNCH ATHEIST IS BETTER THAN A HYPOCRITICAL SAINT!

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In the afternoon, (April 1963) before Baba entered the hall, he received several Andhra devotees, and also a sadhu who came for his darshan. The sadhu hailed from Mount Abu and had spent fifteen years in penance in the mountains. He had a long beard and his hair hung on his shoulders. He told Baba that he had long wished …

IS WOMAN A DRAG IN MAN’S ATTAINMENT OF DIVINE GRACE?

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

COME WITH OPEN HEARTS TO RECEIVE MUCH OR NOTHING . . .

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

I PURPOSELY MADE HIM BOW DOWN TO ME

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

GUSTAD MEETS MERWAN FOR THE FIRST TIME

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In April 1917, in the Sion township of Bombay, an ardent devotee of Upasni Maharaj invited the Master to attend the foundation-laying ceremony of a medical dispensary he was opening for the poor. Upasni, with many of his followers, graced the occasion and sent word for Merwan to meet him there. It was during this occasion that Merwan met for the first time a disciple …

BABA’S VIEWS ON NON-VIOLENCE

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Mahatma Gandhi had his own ideas of what constituted “non-violence” and “non-violent resistance,” and he did not truly understand the gist of Baba’s message on the subject. Baba sent Chanji again to Delhi to see Gandhi, which he did on April 3rd. Chanji returned to Dehra Dun and several letters ensued between himself and Gandhi about this subject. Gandhi had …

BABA MESSAGE PULICIZED HROUGH THE PARAMOUNT NEWSREEL

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Despite Baba’s having avoided being filmed upon his arrival in London, the Paramount Film Company would not leave him alone, and he eventually acceded to their request for a filmed interview. A film of Baba was taken on April 8th (1932) from 5 to 6 P.M. in the garden of the Davys’ home. Baba wore a white robe, which had …

THIS POISE IS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT ESSENTIAL FOR SPIRITUALITY

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In Karwar, Baba gave this explanation to the women about spiritual poise: (April 1940). What is spirituality? It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You always thought of selfish motives for eating, preserving your life, and attending to every need with zeal. All these lives you have made a habit of looking to yourself. If …

ENTERTAINMENT FOR BABA

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(April 1942) Once in Dehra Dun a singer from Tehri Garhwal came and sang before Baba and the women. (Mehera did not appear.) The singer had no teeth, but boasted that the maharaja of Tehri Garhwal had compared him to Tansen, the celebrated singer in king Akbar’s court. He sang the song, “Set aside your veil and you will see …

LOVE IS DYNAMIC IN ACTION AND CONTAGIOUS IN EFFECT

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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 …

MY WISH IS RELIGION AND MY WISH IS SHARIAT

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AS THE DAYS went on, things became harder, and because of the intense heat, arduous physical labor and each man’s own strong personality, tempers would flare. To make the mandali gain more control of themselves, Baba stated the following two rules: Each morning every member of the mandali should touch the feet of every other member and say, “You are my …

I WANT SHANTI

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DURING the programs at Madras, thousands filed past Baba after taking darshan. One man took darshan on the night of April 3rd (1947) and was about to walk away when Baba interrupted the flow and called him back. Baba spelled out to him, “I know you.” But none of the local lovers were acquainted with this gentleman. The next morning, …

YOU SHOULD THINK OF ME IN EVERYTHING YOU DO

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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 …

AN AMUSING INCIDENT

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When Baba was out looking for masts on Mukamma Ghat in Batanagar on April 1st, (1948) an amusing incident took place. Baba was conversing with Baidul, Chhagan, Eruch, Gustadji and Kaka. As Gustadji was keeping silence, he was “talking” with his fingers, and Eruch, who was the most adept at putting his gestures into words, was interpreting for Baba. Because …

THE NATURE OF LOVE

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On March 30th, (1930) some devotees came to Nasik to see Baba who expounded on the nature of love to them:Love me and you will know me; but I am such a Reality that it is extremely difficult to know me. The price is love. No repetition of God’s name, no penance and no meditation is necessary – only love, and such …

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN BY HAVING A STATUE BUILT?

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(March 1957) After lunch, a meeting of the Andhra lovers was held, during which Kodury Krishna Rao expressed his desire to commission a statue of Baba for Kovvur. Baba remarked to him, “Install me in your heart! What will you gain by having a statue built?” Kodury replied, “The statue will serve as a medium to keep you in my …

MYSORIAN MAYA

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Near the end of March, (1936) Baba began suffering from stomach pains and showed that he was in much discomfort. Chhagan, who knew some ayurvedic treatments, gave Baba a metal ring to wear; but Baba removed it the next day when his finger became swollen. Others, too, were not well. Sister Mani’s mastoid became infected and, on March 23rd, she …

WAYS OF REMAINING ATTACHED TO BABA

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

FANA, BAQA AND THE FOUR JOURNEYS

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(March 1954) In Sufism, the term fana means “passing away,” and baqa means “abiding.” Fana is the goal where the “I-Am-God” state is experienced, like that of the Majzoobs, and baqa means abiding or living in God. Fana has two states. The first state of fana is absolute vacuum, where the mind, body, energy, universes, even “I” vanish – nothing …

LET THE CLOCK BE HERE OR THERE, BUT WHY MOVE IT?

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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 …

THINKING AND IMAGINATION ARE LATENT IN INTELLIGENCE

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At Shahane’s house on March 25th, (1926) Meher Baba gave the following discourse on intelligence – the use of knowledge by the mind in the state of thinking:Intelligence not thinking is unconsciousness and may be likened to sound sleep. Thinking and imagination are latent in intelligence. When intelligence thinks of Itself, it realizes Its Self and is God. When it thinks about …

HOW TO RETAIN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH BABA

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Narayana Rao asked, “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, you take …

DARSHAN AT SAINT MIRA SCHOOL, POONA OF DADA T. L. VASVANI

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DADA T. L. VASWANI, age seventy-eight, was a former college professor of English and history who had renounced all to serve humanity. He was called “Sadhu” and had established and was running the Saint Mira School in Poona, and was regarded by many to be a saint. There was a longstanding invitation from him to Baba to visit the school. Not …

TO WEEP OVER THE DEATH OF SOMEONE IS IGNORANCE

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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 …

ALL OF YOU SHOULD CONSCIOUSLY BE LIKE THE STONE

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March 21st (1955) was the Parsi New Year of Jamshed-e-Navroz. On this festival, it is customary to have a sweet, cool drink made with milk called falooda. When Baba came to Rosewood, he told Bhau to go back to Grafton to bring the drink. Bhau thought some servant would be there to carry the large pot of liquid, but as …

THE DREAM OF CREATION

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Baba explained about “the dream of creation:” All this is a delusion. Whatever you see, what you hear and what you think is all illusion. Whatever you see externally, that, too, is imagination. But its grip is so tight that you cannot free yourselves. You are the possessors of Infinite Knowledge, Infinite Power and Infinite Bliss; but you are so …

HE IS PURE LOVE

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. . . 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 …

PROMOTIONAL BOOK REVIEW OF GOD SPEAKS

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On March 18th, (1955) Baba began signing approximately five hundred title pages of the book God Speaks, soon to be published in America. (1) The following is the promotional book review of God Speaks written by the scholar W. Y. Evans-Wentz, entitled The Uniqueness and Paramount Value of God Speaks: No other Teacher in our own time or in any known …

EVEN THOSE YOU THINK CAN SEE ARE TRULY BLIND

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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 …

I SHALL SEE TO EVERY ONE OF YOUR FAMILY’S LITTLEST NEEDS . . .

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Savak Kotwal had quit his job in Bombay and was preparing to go off to  the Himalayas. His wife, Nargis, wrote to Meher Baba in Bangalore. In February, Baba called Savak to him. When he arrived, Baba informed him, “If you find a better Guru than me in the Himalayas, you may go; otherwise, come and stay with me.” Savak …

DEVILS IN THE GUISE OF SAINTS

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During March, 1936, the question of whether or not to establish an ashram in Mysore was being seriously discussed between Baba and the mandali. However, Baba expressed that the people of Mysore were far too traditionally religious-minded and since they were so entangled in orthodox religiosity, it would be difficult to free them of their narrow-minded prejudices so his ashram …

WRITING REBUFFS WAS FORBIDDEN BY BABA

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After the biography of Sadguru Upasni Maharaj was released to the public, critics were in an uproar against certain spiritual figures. On March 14th (1923) more articles appeared in the Bombay newspapers slandering Meher Baba. But amazingly, the more that opposition to Baba spread, the more his name came into prominence! The Gujarati newspaper Insaf went so far as to print an appeal …

THERE ARE MANY TO TEACH IN THE WORLD, BUT VERY FEW TO LEARN

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On March 13th, (1937) Baba was in Nasik. Malcolm Schloss had met a Catholic priest at a religious conference in Nasik and he urged the priest to meet Baba, but he declined. When he told Baba, he also seemed uninterested. However, due to Malcolm’s persuasion a meeting was arranged. The following conversation between the priest and Meher Baba then ensued: …

TIMELY HELP TO A HELPLESS FAMILY

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Later that same day, March 12th, (1942) accompanied by Kaka, Gustadji and Baidul, Baba went to Gorakhpur in search of masts, visiting many places along the way. Once during the tour, Baba stopped in Sitapur. Although according to their itinerary they were not to stop there, and neither could they find a mast, it became evident to the mandali why …

MINE YOU ALWAYS WERE AND MINE YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN

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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 …

I WILL STAY HERE FOR ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED YEARS

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Since his return from Bombay at the end of 1926, Baba had been staying in the Jhopdi at lower Meherabad. But from March 9th, 1927, he began spending the night in the table-cabin near the dhuni. The handmill was fixed outside its entrance and he again began grinding corn for a few hours each day. When Baba changed his seat …

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, (1960)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 …

DON’T WORRY, I HAD SOME OTHER PURPOSE IN SCOLDING YOU

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Naoroji Dadachanji, along with Padri, was busy in supervising the construction work going on in Byramangala. Naoroji had a bad toothache. When Baba was informed, he sent Donkin and Nilu to Byramangala on March 7th (1940). Donkin, with much difficulty, extracted two of Naoroji’s teeth. But afterwards, the pain got worse and Naoroji was forced to lie down on his …

ACCEPTING HIS WHIMS IS THE HIGHEST TYPE OF DEVOTION

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At times, after the evening meal, the mandali would engage in writing poetry – but their poems usually had no meter or rhyme. On March 6th, (1923) while Baba was in the middle of composing a humorous poem he suddenly said, “I feel like using the toilet, but I don’t wish to leave the subject incomplete.” He then asked if …

WHY DID JESUS DID DIFFERENT THINGS?

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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 …

DO NOT ASK FOR MORE THAN I GIVE

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Enthused by her new liberties, one of the Western women suggested to Baba that he allow them to go swimming or on a tiger safari with Rustom. On March 4th, (1937) Baba observed: Very hard nuts to crack, all of you! Picnics are good, walking also. Games too are good, such as ping-pong and so forth for exercise. But this …

THESE EXPERIENCES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH REALIZING THE TRUTH

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Leaving Madras on March 3rd, (1930) they proceeded to Bangalore. On the way, Sadashiv told Baba, “There is a person in Mysore who remembers his past lives. I’ve read that he recognizes his previous parents, their home and every detail.” Baba commented briefly: There are such people who abruptly remember events of their past lives. They generally are those who …

INFINITE HONESTY AND INFINITE GOODNESS ARE ALSO MAIN ASPECTS OF GOD

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(Feb. 28, 1954) After the meals, Sastri informed Baba that were it not for the help rendered by Venkata Rao to those who had suffered in the recent floods, many families would have been left destitute and starving. Hearing this, Baba observed: Love for God can be expressed in so many ways because He has infinite aspects. The three aspects …