BLISS

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Later that day (July 1952) when the Monday Night Group assembled, Baba explained about bliss: Bliss is the goal of life. That bliss is continuous, changeless, eternal and divine. That bliss has in it power, love, knowledge and infinite wisdom, and God is all this in one. The Indian term “ananda,” which means happiness, has seven stages. The seventh ananda …

CIRCUMSTANCES LEADING TO SOMA DESAI’S FIRST MEETING WITH BABA

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Leaving Ankleshwar, they reached Surat at 6 o’clock on the morning of July 4th. (1923). From the train station they went by tongas to the Parsi dharmashala, which had plenty of room. After eating, all bathed and washed their clothes, which had been soiled in the muddy Narmada river. That day they ate three meals, which consisted of only rice …

MAYA – THE PRINCIPLE OF IGNORANCE

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During July, (1957) Baba also answered several questions for Irene Conybeare and dictated three discourses for her book, one on Maya, one on Compassion [from three distinct points of view], and another on the Aura and the Halo. The following is the discourse on Maya that Baba dictated by hand signs for Irene Conybeare’s book, In Quest Of Truth: (1) …

LAST VERBAL DISCOURSE

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ALTHOUGH it had been announced by mail that no outsiders should come to Meherabad after July 1st, (1925) a group of Parsi politicians came to see Meher Baba on July 2nd. After discussing with them the political and spiritual situation of India, the Master discoursed about the mind and body. This was to be his last recorded verbal discourse: Human …

CAN ONE EXPRESS AND DEVELOPE LOVE THROUGH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE?

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On one occasion, (July 1933) a person in the group questioned Baba about lust. Their conversation follows: “It has been said that, by fighting lust, one can develop true love. But you teach that, by developing true love, one can break away from lust.” Baba replied, “The method of love is direct. The other method is indirect and roundabout. It …

A REAL YOGI IS HE WHOM NOTHING OF THE WORLD CAN TOUCH

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On June 28th, (1926) a Hindu devotee, who was in the habit of performing various religious rituals, came to see Baba. He wanted to marry and was anxious to have the Master’s encouragement. But Baba did not approve, explaining, “For you, marriage would be a great stumbling block in the path to God-Realization. But for you to have connection with …

GOD QUENCHES THE THIRST OF MAN IN DIFFERENT WAYS

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While Baba was in London, the Countess Kitty Phalen hosted a reception for him at her home on the evening of June 29th. (1934). About fifteen sincere people came to meet Baba, and he answered their many questions and gave explanations: One man asked, “How can I be a true Christian?” From the alphabet board, Baba replied, “By following the teachings …

NOTICE FROM THE AVATAR MEHER BABA PPC TRUST

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NOTICE From 1 July 2022: – The railing in front of Samadhi marble will continue to remain in place till further notice. – Pilgrims are not allowed to sit inside The Samadhi. – Samadhi cleaning in the mornings will be carried out by designated resident volunteers. Pilgrims cannot assist helpers in cleaning Baba’s Samadhi. – Pilgrims can offer the flowers …

A YOUTH NAMED SINGH

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A YOUTH named Singh, from Hamirpur, had attended the Andhra darshan program, but his parents were against Baba. Running away from home, Singh came to Baba in Dehra Dun on Sunday, June 28th. (1953) Before he arrived, his father’s telegram was received, asking Baba to send Singh back immediately. “Why have you come here?” Baba asked him. “I wish to stay …

MY METHOD IS TO CREATE AND TO ABOLISH

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Kumar had brought the colt, Sheba, to Baba, and on June 27th, (1953) Baba told him to bring a deer. The deer was also kept as a pet for a while. At one point, Baba explained to Kumar: You should know that lately I feel much disgust. It will go on increasing. I do all this for a purpose. But …

EMPTY YOUR MIND OF ALL MAYAVIC DESIRES . . .

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(June 1926 )Meher Baba revealed: A Sadguru is like an ocean, a limitless stretch of water. Empty your mind of all Mayavic desires and the waters of the ocean will find a way in – the waters of Knowledge, Power and Bliss. The jivanmuktas and majzoobs and other spiritual beings on the subtle and mental planes are the pipelines for …

JIGAR – ONE OF BABA’S FAVOURITE POETS

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At eight o’clock in the morning of June 25th, 1943, Baba held a special gathering of a few of his lovers and the mandali, to listen to songs and ghazals of Jigar (1) (one of Baba’s favorite poets) being performed at Meherabad. The following is one couplet Jigar sang about love: “If one word of love, so insignificant in expression but so powerful in …

WHY ARE THERE FIFTY-SIX REALIZED SOULS IN THE WORLD IN EVERY AGE?

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(June 1926) While Baba was discoursing, someone asked, “Why are there fifty-six Realized souls in the world in every age?” Baba replied: The number 56 denotes perfection. God has to take human form to do the work of maintaining a balance in the universe, and if only one Perfect Person existed he would not be sufficient for the purpose. For …

GOD USES MAYA TO CONDUCT THE AFFAIRS OF THR UNIVERSE

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(June 1926) God uses Maya to conduct the affairs of the universe. Paramatma never uses Maya to make others free from Maya. Suppose Arjun is Paramatma and his cane is God. If you wrap a seven-colored string around this cane, that string is Maya. What a difference between Arjun and the string – the string has only touched God (the …

TAKE THE WORRY FROM WITHIN AND FLING IT OUT

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On the late afternoon of June 22nd, (1936) Baba went to see Naval and Dina Talati in Nasik. He was accompanied by Rustom, Pendu and Vishnu. Chanji was also there, having been called from Bombay. Dina was concerned about her family’s welfare. Seeing her worried face, Baba emphasized to her: “This is very bad! However miserable and disappointing a thing …

OF WHAT AVAIL IS SUCH DRY KNOWLEDGE? LOVE IS THE WAY.

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(June 1960) A respected man had come to meet Baba at the exhorting of his friend, who was a devotee of Baba’s. A day before, he drew up a long list of questions, starting with: “Why do you call yourself the Avatar?” Knowing what was in his mind, Baba asked, “What do you wish to ask me?” The man replied …

I WILL GIVE YOU BABA!

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One day, Baba called the “five Bangalore boys” and asked each, “What do you want? What do you want to do in life?” Raju said, “I want to go into business.” Kalappa replied, “I want to deal in cooking oil.” Amdoo said, “I would like to drive a tonga.” Venkoba Rao said, “I want to be a farmer.” Krishna alone …

WHEN DID I SLAP YOU BABA?

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(June 1945) Once the men mandali were sitting with Baba in Hyderabad. Ghani said something which infuriated Baba, and Baba asked Kaikobad, “Would you do as I tell you?” “It is the sole reason I’ve joined you,” Kaikobad said. “Then give Ghani a good hard slap!” Kaikobad looked momentarily puzzled and said, “But Ghani is one of your oldest mandali. …

THE POWER OF MOTION PICTURE

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(June 1932) Mary Pickford had Baba sit on a sofa and she herself sat on the carpet by his feet. The others, too, sat down on the carpet around Baba, and the wine of love began speaking to all hearts. Douglas Fairbanks joined his wife near Baba, who conveyed to him: The whole universe and its structure, I have created. …

DO YOU TAKE ME FOR A SAINT?

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FROM JUNE 15th, Baba decided to fast for a week on water mixed with lemon juice and sugar. He first consulted his doctors Donkin, Nilu and Goher, who said it would not drastically affect his health, and they promised not to interfere with his wish. Adi Sr. arrived in Dehra Dun that day and stayed for three days. In the vicinity …

THE SEVEN NAMES OF GOD

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On June 16th, (1927) this simple prayer of seven names of God, representing the world’s religions, was composed by Baba for the ashram boys to recite every day: “Hari, Paramatma, Allah, Ahuramazda, God, Yezdan, Hu.” In the morning, one boy would first recite the names of God alone, and then all the boys would join in together, chanting the prayer …

THE POWER AND KNOWLEDGE OF A QUTUB

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(June 1963) This is a story about the knowledge and power of the Qutub. There was once a Muslim Perfect Master named Piran-e-Pir Dastagir in Baghdad. He was a Qutub and loved a boy very much. The boy loved his father very much. At the age of seven years, the boy’s father died and the boy joined the Qutub. One day, …

HIGHER PLANES AND DREAMS

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Baba continued his explanations about the higher planes and the types of dreams two days later, June 14th (1963): When a Qutub works on the subtle and mental planes, he has not to exert his physical body at all. But on the gross plane, exertion is necessary for his working in the physical world, in order to help the animate …

IN FUTUE, DON’T MISS SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY AGAIN

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(June 1958) When Baba returned to India from the West, Sohrabji Siganporia was not present at the airport to receive him. He was in Kashmir at the time. Baba called him to Poona and asked, “Did you enjoy Kashmir?” “Very much, Baba,” he said. “Can you visualize all the sights you saw in Kashmir here now?” “Not really.” “Nothing is …

THE DISCIPLE HAS TO BECOME THE VERY WILL OF THE MASTER

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Addressing the mandali in Dehra Dun on June 12th, 1953, Baba stated about Shatrugna Kumar: “Shatrugna says he would die for me if I ask, and I believe him one hundred percent. Also he says he does not love me as love is described, and that also is true. Love is a gift.” Baba further explained: Love for one’s wife or …

THERE IS NOTHING SUCH AS GOOD OR EVIL

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(June 1942) There is nothing such as good or evil. From a moral standpoint, this difference exists so that the affairs of the world may be conducted according to limitations imposed by society. But from the spiritual standpoint, both are bindings. Standards of good and bad are established according to contemporary standards that may vary with time and circumstance. Also …

A GREAT HOLY MAN HAD ENTERED PERSIA

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ON JUNE 1st, 1931, accompanied by Agha Ali, Chanji, Buasaheb, Raosaheb and Gustadji, Baba left Quetta by train for his third visit to Persia. This time, too, Baba refused to write his signature for a British passport and traveled on his Persian passport. The route chosen was again plagued with trouble and hardships. They reached Duzdab five days later. From …

THE LOVER COMPLAINS TO THE BELOVED

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he next morning, Baba was in the assembly hall at 7:30 A.M., Sunday, June 9th. (1963). After giving darshan to those who had come, including Dharmarao from Andhra, a musician played the sitar. Baba liked the music very much. Mohan-Saigal sang ghazals, which Baba explained: The lover tells the Beloved: “While passing by, if you would just cast a glance …

GOD NEVER CONDEMNS

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On June 9th, (1960) Baba visited the Hindu Women’s Home, an institution for neglected women and abandoned children. First the teachers bowed to Baba, and then the orphan girls filed past. Baba embraced some and gave this message: Love and understanding never condemn, but seek to help and encourage. Men and women have departed from the custom and laws of …

PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE

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(June 1943) Truth, indeed, is the best principle or rule of life. In practical life, however, while adhering to this noble principle, adjustments are at times essential and justified, especially in cases where such adjustments contribute to the cause of benefit to others. For example, suppose a person is wrongly convicted of a serious crime like murder. All circumstantial evidence …

THE FALSE AND THE REAL “I.”

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THE AUSTRALIAN GROUP was called to the meeting room at 9:00 A.M. on the last day of the sahavas, June 6th.(1958). Baba asked for chalk and directed Eruch to draw three circles on the floor representing the gross, subtle and mental worlds. Baba used a hat to represent the false “I” and then began to explain: Your Real “I” within …

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 …