YOGA AND OCCULT POWERS

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When one is in contact with a Sadguru, yoga is meaningless and totally useless. What is the use of fasting for even a hundred years to attain God? What is the use of dying a physical death for God? Just remember my one instruction: remain bowed – submit to my wish. You have to become like the dust beneath my …

THIS WAS TO BE THE SITE OF HIS FUTURE TOMB

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Starting in August, 1938, the Swiss artist Helen Dahm was painting colorful murals on the inside walls of Meher Baba’s underground crypt. She was absorbed in her work from morning to evening. Although Helen was not a young woman, (she was sixty at the time) out of love, she worked on her back on top of scaffolding to paint the …

I WANT ALL MY LOVERS TO GUARD AGAINST MAYA’S TRICKS

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From the 14th of August (1959) to the end of October 1959, Maya will try to make everything go against me. Maya, the Master Showman who displays things that do not really exist, will perform its master trick of making everything, including my health, body, energy, words and promises seem to go against me, and this will automatically test the …

BABA DICTATED THE MASTER’S PRAYER

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Meher Baba dictated the Master’s (or Parvardigar) Prayer in Dehra Dun on Thursday, August 13th, 1953. And from that day until the 2nd of September, it was recited every evening with Baba taking part in the prayer. Donkin would read it aloud in English, and it was repeated by another mandali in Gujarati. When it was over, Baba would lay his head on the feet …

PENDU PROBED PADRI ON BABA’S BEHEST

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According to the Irani calendar, August 6th, (1961) was the Prophet Zarathustra’s birthday. That day, for the first time since he returned from Poona a month ago, Baba left Meherazad and visited Meherabad to see the mandali and the resident families there. On his return, Baba expressed his dissatisfaction with Padri and his management of Meherabad. Pendu and Padri were …

BUT WHAT WAS BABA’S JUSTICE?

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On August 11th, (1938) an old villager was brought by force to Meherabad by Dada Patil. The man had a bullock cart, which Pendu had hired to bring materials to Meherabad, but he was caught with some wooden planks he had stolen from the stockpile on the Hill. Baba had come to lower Meherabad that day, and the villager was …

BABAJAN WAS ALWAYS ACCORDED THE HIGHEST HONOUR

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On August 7th, (1926) the topic of conversation turned to the Master’s very distinct hand movements which he had begun in July. In the beginning of his silence, Meher Baba used to write on the ground with his forefinger. Now, it was Baba’s characteristic to repeat a certain movement of his hand in the air, even while giving a bath …

‘THE TAIL’ OF THE WORK

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On Sunday, August 7th, (1968) Baba had Rama Kalchuri prepare and send bhajiya for himself and the women. The next day, Rama sent Baba a rakhi (a bracelet-like amulet tied by a sister to her brother’s wrist on the Hindu festival of Rakhi, devoted to Lord Shiva). Baba accepted the symbolic act. Although Baba’s exclusion work ended on the 30th of July, …

BABA GAVE A DISCOURSE ON MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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Baba continued giving discourses during his seclusion. On Saturday, August 6th, (1960) he drew a diagram and expounded on “the infinite atmas (souls) in Paramatma (Oversoul or God)” and gave some further points on the working of the Avatar. He also gave a discourse on mental consciousness, part of which follows: Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the …

DIVINE LEELA

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Baba called his brother Jal, Eruch and Adi Sr. to Raipur on August 5th. (1944). That evening, Deshmukh delivered an inspiring speech about Meher Baba, which made hundreds of citizens eager for his darshan. Suddenly that night, Baba’s health collapsed. The public darshan was scheduled to take place the next day, and Jal Kerawala grew worried. He had invited many …

I AM ALWAYS CHANGELESS, I AM ALWAYS EQUABLE

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While staying in Harvan, Baba explained to the mandali about freedom from desires: As long as a person is not free from desires, he is not ready for emancipation. Desires, both good and bad, are binding. Good desires bind a person with golden chains, and bad with iron ones. Why do you feel restless? Because you have a thousand thoughts …

BABA’S MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

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Previously, on August 3rd, (1942) Meher Baba had dictated the following message, which was published in the September issue of the Indian magazine for youth, Comrade: It is the privilege of youths to be full of energy and hope. Not being caught up in any grooves, their dreams about the future have the advantage of being inspired by an unfettered imagination. …

ALL THAT IS GOOD AND BAD WITHIN YOU COMES OUT IN SPARKS, AS IT WERE

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(August 1956) Baba remarked, “No one can understand my ways. I am beyond your understanding. Only Perfect Masters can know me and my ways.” Continuing, Baba explained, “Another point. As you all become more intimate with me, with opportunities to come closer to me, all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks, as …

BABA’S SPECIAL WORK COMMENCED FROM AUGUST 1ST, 1957

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Baba’s special work commenced from Thursday, August 1st, 1957. Adi, Dhake, Sidhu, Chhagan and Sadashiv Patel were called that day. Just before they were ready to start from Khushru Quarters, they received a note from Baba, stating that each man should take a bath before coming. Sidhu and Dhake had not had one that day, so they took a bath …

TRY UTMOST TO MAKE OTHERS FEEL HAPPY

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BABA ARRIVED at Los Angeles International Airport at 5:50 A.M., on Tuesday, July 31st, 1956. It was drizzling rain and the skies were overcast. Baba was greeted by three women of the Los Angeles Hospitality Committee, none of whom had met him before: Hilda Fuchs, Gladys Carr and Marguerite Poley. They placed a lei of red and white carnations around his …

MY WORK IS DONE

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Baba’s exclusion work came to an end on July 30th, and from that day the reciting of the prayers was also stopped. That evening, Baba declared: My work is done. It is completed one hundred percent to my satisfaction. The result of this work will also be one hundred percent and will manifest from the end of September (1968). How …

. . . YOU WILL ONE DAY SAY GOOD-BYE TO THIS WORLD AND ITS AFFFAIRS

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)July 1945) During this period in Hyderabad, Rano Gayley, whose eyesight was poor, was suffering discomfort, so one day she asked Baba’s permission to buy new glasses. Baba advised, “Buy the spectacles, but don’t spend more than you absolutely have to.” Rano went to an optometrist, and after giving her an examination, he asked for a large fee. This was …

BABA’S WORDS HAD A SALUBRIOUS EFFECT

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They returned to Hardwar, and Baba decided to proceed to Amritsar for further mast contacts. They boarded a train on July 27th, (1946) and were surprised to find plenty of accommodation in a military compartment. But before the train left, the conductor came and told them to move to another compartment, as this one was reserved for military personnel only. …

I AM THE OLDEST OF THE OLD

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(July 1952) During Baba’s visit to New York, many of the Sufis came in his close contact, including Lud Dimpfl and his family, and Joseph Hamad Harb, age fifty-eight, originally from Lebanon. MEHER BABA also gave his touch to others, such as Jean Adriel (who, because she had been ill, had not been able to come to Myrtle Beach), Barbara Mahon, …

A DISCOURSE ON HAPPINESS

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In the P.W.D. bungalow, the Master explained to the women about Maya, sanskaras and yoga. On Sunday, July 24th, (1938) he discoursed about happiness: Everything that people do in the world is done to obtain happiness. People seek power to derive happiness. They strive after money wishing to find happiness through possessions. That is all right when money is used …

THOSE WHO CONSTANTLY WANT SOMETHING WILL NEVER BE HAPPY

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(July 1956) At 11 A.M., all were called into the interview room. Cameramen from the television station NBC were going to take a short film. Don Stevens read Baba’s message “Deathless Living,” and afterwards Baba stated: It is the birthright of every human being to be happy, but most feel miserable. It is due to the load of sanskaras or …

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE TRUTH

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(July 1956) Henry David Kashouty, age thirty-three, was a lawyer from Virginia who had been looking all his life “for the kind of answer that would be able to hold up no matter what happened in life.” He had read widely, but in 1955, as he wrote to Swami Nikhilananda (a disciple of Ramakrishna of Calcutta) in New York, “I …

SERIOUS SECLUSION WORK

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From Friday morning, July 21st, (1967) Baba began his “serious seclusion work” with Kaikobad every morning for three hours inside Mandali Hall. The doors and windows were kept tightly shut, and not the slightest sound was permitted – so much so that even the birds were gently driven away so their chirping might not disturb Baba. Inside the hall, Kaikobad …

WHO IS HE? IS HE A SPIRITUAL LEADER?

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A group of about sixty lovers from the New York area, California, Texas and South Carolina had gathered at Idlewild Airport (1) on the early morning of Friday, July 20th, 1956, to await the arrival of the Ancient One and to welcome him once again to the shores of America after a gap of four years. At exactly 7:05 A.M., Baba’s plane, …

A SPECIAL MESSAGE EXPLAINED

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The other Sufis assembled at Ivy’s apartment at 2 P.M. on July 20th. (1952), Charmian had stayed at Scarsdale for lunch, and then had driven Baba back to the city with the mandali. A special message from Baba, dictated by him on July 7th, had been posted on a bulletin board. Jeanne Shaw had been assigned the duty of requiring …

A DISCOURSE ON GOD-REALIZATION

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On July 17th, (19513) Baba celebrated Kishan Singh’s birthday, and distributed cake and tea. Afterward he continued his discourse on God-Realization given the other day, for the benefit of those who had not been present: The state of the Majzoob is very splendid. Neither has he anything to do for the world, nor for his body. He himself is drowned, …

FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A SAINTLY SON

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Baba left Kathgodam on July 22nd, (1942) and went to Bareilly, where he again contacted the saint Bashir Mian. He reached Najibabad at 6:15 P.M., and went from there to the small village of Sahanpur some distance away in a tonga. The tonga had to wade through a flooded river, and their seats and clothes got drenched. Baba changed into some of …

A SIGN OF THE POWER OF THE MASTER’S SECLUSION WORK

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Some work still remained to be completed on the cabin, so Baba did not actually begin his seclusion until the evening of July 15th. No one was allowed near the new cabin unless called by Baba. Padri and Pendu were occasionally called for work. Vishnu came each day from 3 to 4:30 P.M. to attend to correspondence, since Chanji continued …

CAN HIRED PRAYER EVER RESULT IN ANY MERRRITORIOUS ACTION OR VIRTUE?

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In Dhulia, a Brahmin priest lived in a room adjoining the mandali’s. Every morning he would get up early and loudly chant Hindu shlokas (verses) from the Shastras (Scriptures). The mandali complained about him to Baba. On July 14th, (1929) in reference to the Brahmin priest, Meher Baba explained: Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and worship, this sort of useless …

COLORS

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(July 1936) … During an explanation, Baba stated: If you see Chanji with your gross eyes, you see his figure – no circle, no colors surrounding him. But if you concentrate and can see him through your subtle eyes, you can see his astral form without color or mark – a faint form, a bit blue or grayish. If, however, …

THESE YOGIC POWERS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SPIRITUALITY

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n Raipur, on July 11th, (1944) Baba gave an explanation on the powers of yogis (siddhis) compared to spiritual powers: Through different yogas, one can attain strange, occult powers such as walking on water, talking with persons who are at a distance, becoming immune to snake venom through chanting mantras, et cetera. These powers, attained through yoga, control different vibrations, …

AS I ORDERED YOU TO DO IT, THE RESPONSIBILITY IS MINE

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ON SILENCE DAY, Sunday, July 10th, 1955, both the men and women mandali kept silence and ate only one meal that day. Baba’s lovers throughout India, Pakistan, Europe and America were also ordered to observe silence, but not to fast. As in other places in India and Pakistan, as well as in Satara, according to his wish, unbroken repetition of Baba’s …

ANNOUNCEMENT -MEHERABAD YOUNG ADULT SAHAVAS – 2022

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ANNOUNCEMENT =================== Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2022 Dear Baba Lovers, We are delighted to share, by Beloved Baba’s Love Blessings, the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2022 will be celebrated from Sunday 18th September, 2022 afternoon through Saturday 24th September, 2022 afternoon at Meherabad. Kindly visit AMBPPCT website for full details. AMBPPCT website link: https://avatarmeherbabatrust.org/meherabad-young-adult-sahavas For any questions or further information,please email …

NO IDEA WHAT I AM GIVING YOU THROUGH THIS FOOD

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EVEN THOUGH FASTING, Baba would often serve meals to the mandali and boys, and was careful to see that no food was wasted. On July 9th, (1928) some of the mandali discarded a portion of their lunch. When Baba found out, he asked with obvious displeasure, “Why did you throw away some food?” They replied that he had served them …

BUT IT WAS TOO LATE

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(July 1952) IN SCARSDALE, meals for Baba and the women were being prepared by a Negro cook named Alberta. She had previously worked for Elizabeth in New York and Filis had hired her to cook for Baba. Baba sent Rano to bring his food. However, it was not ready, and she told the cook, “This is Baba’s mealtime; how is …

ANGELS

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Later that same day, July 7th, (1930) the Master gave this discourse to the mandali on angels: There is an Ocean of infinitude in God. In this Ocean there are waves which produce the creation of drops. The drops in the waves, which were created in the beginning with the whim in the infinite Ocean, do not pass through the seven …

SADHU VASWANI OF SAINT MIRA HIGH SCHOOL IN POONA INVITES BABA

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The social and charity worker Sadhu Vaswani, of Saint Mira High School in Poona, invited Baba to visit there. Baba accepted and set Sunday, July 6th, (1958)  for the occasion. The night before, Baba had a high fever and was unable to pass either urine or stool. He tried several times, but without success. Still, at 7:00 A.M., he left …

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 …