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 …

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW BABA’S LOVE AND TRUTH LIVED IN HIS CLOSE LOVERS

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On Sunday, February 27th, 1965, Kaikobad’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was forty-four. While dying, Baba’s name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, “Meheru has come to me and is freed forever from the rounds of births and deaths.” Kaikobad was in Meherazad and did not …

pilgrim announcement

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE === Jai Baba dear Baba lovers, As you may know, due to the prolonged continuation of the Covid pandemic, Beloved Baba’s lovers were deprived of the chance of staying in Meherabad’s pilgrim accommodations (MPR and Hostel D) for many months. However, pilgrims have been welcomed to stay there since October 2021. Because Baba’s lovers deeply wish to …

AMAZED AT BABA’S POWER OF ENDURANCE

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Baba was still suffering terribly from hemorrhoids and a fissure, so on February 26th, (1952) an operation was performed in the Ahmednagar Civil Hospital at 11 A.M. by Dr. Joglekar, who had been specially called from Bombay. On the operating table, Baba was in such a hurry that the doctor accidentally dropped a hot proctoscope on Baba’s anus. No anesthesia …

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Baba was occupied with these visits until late that evening. A touching incident occurred when Baba visited the Venkata Rama Elementary School. Baba’s visit to Eluru had been publicized through handbills containing Baba’s photograph. A small boy had seen one and requested his parents to please take him to meet Meher Baba. But being a strictly orthodox Brahmin family, they …

CELEBRATING BELOVED BABA’S 128TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

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  Joy to the world Beloved BABA is born. The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre reminds all Baba lovers worldwide to partake in the 128th  Birthday Celebrations of Avatar Meher Baba On 25th February, 2022. MORNING PROGRAMME. 4:30 am – Devotional songs 4:50 am – Meher Baba Dhoon. 4:55 am – Silence. 5:00 am – Beloved Baba’s birth  time. Repetition …

UPASNI MAHARAJ IMPRISONS HIMSELF IN A SMALL BAMBOO CAGE

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Aunt Dowla had recently visited Upasni Maharaj at Sakori. On February 24th, (1923) she narrated before Baba and the mandali what she had witnessed there: “Maharaj has become very weak, imprisoned in a small bamboo cage. He has not left that cage once in three months, remaining seated inside it… . He is often heard repeating Merwan’s name. He seems …

BABA EXPLAINS THE SUFI TERMS “NAAZ AND NIAZ”

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The next morning, February 26th, (1954) at eight o’clock, Baba informed Ramjoo he wanted to dictate something about the Sufi terms “naaz and niaz,” and asked for Kishan Singh, who was not present but doing some work where the mandali were staying. Baba complained, “Whenever I get the urge to say something important, things go wrong; either the microphone does …

THREE MESSAGES FROM MEHER BABA

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At 6:30 A.M. on Sunday, February 21st, (1954) the mandali were called before Baba at his residence. Baba informed Dhanapathy Rao, “On the 2nd (of March) I want all workers present, small and big, every one of them, because work must be done honestly or be stopped. I work since ages. I am the only one who works. But if …

IMPLICATIONS AND IMPORTANCE OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE NEW LIFE

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AFTER BREAKFAST on Monday, February 20th, 1950, Baba called the companions, and again explained in detail the implications and importance of the conditions. The entire day was spent in discussing and repeating the conditions of the various plans. A list of all the conditions was made, and Baba dictated the following: Although the New Life has emerged from me, I am …

TELL IT TO ME FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HEARTS

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ARRIVING IN MEHERABAD at 8:00 A.M. on the 19th of February, (1958) . . . The sahavas group had assembled in the meeting tent long before Baba’s arrival. This was their last occasion with Baba. Some wanted to sing to him, and some wanted to ask something. Baba entered the tent, and the mandali started receiving handwritten notes from the …

YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT I WANT

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On Sunday morning, February 18th, (1962) at 9:45 A.M., the Ahmednagar bhajan group came to Meherazad to sing for Baba. Eruch and Don Stevens had gone out for a walk, as they would do every morning, but the Ahmednagar group had arrived fifteen minutes early. By the time Eruch and Don returned to Meherazad, Baba was already with them in …

HAVING MADE THIS RESOLVE, TRY TO FOLLOW THESE TWO THINGS HONESTLY

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Baba arrived at Meherabad at 8:15, on the morning of February 17th (1958). Eight men took turns carrying him up the Hill in his lift-chair. The sahavas group in their enthusiasm disregarded Baba’s instructions to follow his chair and made much noise and raised a lot of dust by running in front of him. To control them, Baba ordered them …

AN UNEXPECTED CAR DROVE INTO THE COMPOUND . . .

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Before moving to Mysore, Baba had emphasized to the mandali not to observe his birthday, since he would be in seclusion. Accordingly, it was not observed in Meherabad, Ahmednagar, Nasik or Mysore. Baba visited Bangalore on Sunday, February 16th, (1936) the day of his forty-second birthday according to the Zoroastrian calendar. He had already informed the Aiyangar family that his …

SERVING THE POOR

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Baba’s one-year seclusion was to end on Friday, February 15th. (1957). As previously announced, Baba wished to distribute cloth and sweets to seven hundred poor persons. Padri, Kaka Baria, Chhagan and Adi Sr. had been instructed a month before to find the poor and bring them on that day to Meherazad. Baba was to fast for twenty-four hours without water …

THE REAL GIVING

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Baba devoted that day, (Feb.24, 1954) from 8:30 to 11:30 A.M., and again from 3:30 to 6 P.M., to house visits. At least sixty homes were visited, as well as a few schools, another Sai Baba temple, the Theosophical High School and various business establishments that were owned or managed by Baba lovers, such as the Venkatarah Printing Press. Baba …

A NEW MESSAGE ABOUT THE WAR

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On Sunday, February 22nd, (1942) Baba dictated points to Chanji for a new message about the war. The main points were: From the only real spiritual viewpoint, wars, battles, fights, et cetera, are divine games played by God with the help of Maya. Maya, being both the medium for entrapping the soul into the maze of illusion and freeing the …

SUMMING UP BABA’S MANONASH WORK

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To sum up my Manonash work:   (Feb. 12, 1952) First: I feel in all truth that the four months’ Manonash work has been done by me, by the help of God, to my entire satisfaction. Second: The result of this work must bear fruit, sooner or later: either in the immediate present, or sometime later, or in the distant future. …

SANSKARAS

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(Feb. 1927) The process of spending old sanskaras and creating new ones applies to ordinary people, the masses of humanity. For those members of his circle, however, the Sadguru stops this creation of new sanskaras and gradually destroys the old ones. And when all the sanskaras are wiped away, Realization is immediately given. The working of the minds of the …

I WANT A PROPER MEDIUM FOR CERTAIN WORK

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Baba still had not given up looking for a suitable boy to accompany him to the West. While in Bombay, Baba placed this classified ad in The Times of India, which appeared on January 27th: “Boy, not above sixteen years of age, wanted to serve as a personal attendant to a Spiritual Master touring the world.” Many applicants were interviewed, but …

ONLINE PROGRAMME – DISCOVERING THE AVATARIC TREASURE 2022

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Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust Ahmednagar, India Online Programme Organised by the Library Committee 12th Annual Legacy Programme Discovering the Avataric Treasure 2022 Based on Baba’s Life and Work Between 1954-55 Programme Dates:- Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of February 2022 Presentations Starting at 9 a.m. Indian Standard Time in Four Sessions on the YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/AvatarMeherBabaMeherabadStreams …

MY TEMPLE IS IN YOUR HEART ALONE

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Very early the next morning, February 9th, (1954) Baba left for Mahoba. En route he gave darshan in Panwari where Pukar’s in-laws lived. Kishan Singh recalled: “The display of their songs by the kirtan singers with finger cymbals in their hands, backed by the heat of the burning love and devotion with which the display was given, can hardly be …

CHARGEMANSHIP

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During the night of February 8th. (1923) , Ghani was reading to the Master from the book The life of Ghouse Ali – a Mohammedan Qutub who was a ghouse type Perfect  Master like Sai Baba, and separated his physical body as an aspect of his spiritual working. Ghani asked, “Why did Ghouse Ali Shah have to contact nineteen different Masters – eleven Mohammedans …

MESSAGE GIVEN AT CHHANI

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Baba arrived in Chhani at 3:45 P.M. on February 7th. (1954). Again, instead of sitting in the chair placed for him, Baba sat on the veranda of the government village dispensary from where he gave darshan to the crowd. This was his message in Chhani: If you have rock-like faith and flame-like love for God, nothing in this world will …

BABA’S DICATION ON MANONASH

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(February 06, 1952 – Manonash God is everywhere and does everything. God is within us and knows everything. God is without us and sees everything. God is beyond us and IS everything. The One, All-pervading, All-comprehending, All-powerful God, Who is the Self of ourselves and besides Whom nothing is real, has helped me and guided me during this Manonash period …

ONE REALLY DIES WHEN ONE IS BORN TO LIVE AS GOD . . .

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Meher Baba’s birthday message for 1967 was: Births and deaths are illusory phenomena. One really dies when one is born to live as God, the Eternal Who is beyond both birth and death. The circular also stated: Please note very carefully: — Avatar Meher Baba will be in Poona from 1st April to the end of June, 1967. As usual, …

THE MESS OF THIS AGE WILL BE DISSOLVED BY THE FIRE OF PURE LOVE

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Early the next morning, at 4 A.M., Baba sanctified the Betwa River by bathing with its water. He also drank some of the water. Baba gave darshan at Ichhuara on February 4th, (1954) and thousands had the gift of his prasad as people from neighboring villages also came for the occasion. Baba also made house visits to the homes of …

TAKE ME TO YOURS

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(Feb. 1954) At 1:35 that afternoon, Baba gave darshan to a group of college students at the Brahmanand Inter College. He stated: “I feel very happy to be among you all, and especially to meet Swami Brahmanand,” referring to the founder of the college. “Swami Brahmanand has done so much and is doing so much for you because even this …

MERGE IN MY ORDER

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Nadine Tolstoy asked what it is like for Baba to feel himself to be God. Baba replied, using her given Russian name Nadia: Heaven and hell, God and man all are here. You are now God, plus Nadia. When Nadia disappears, God remains. So, Nadia must go. Let Nadia go, and then God remains. Nadia has to make Nadia go. …

IF MY WORDERS FOLOW THIS ADVICE, MY WORK WOULD BE DONE

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(Feb. 1958) What is Baba’s work? It is to explain to people who and what Baba is. Baba has always emphasized that one should love all, slander no one, not make others suffer and have a pure heart. Baba is the Avatar of the Age and the greatest work anyone can do is to love Baba as Baba ought to …

THE FREEDOM TO SEE ME. . .

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Many lovers were writing to Baba for darshan, and so, on Sunday, February 1st, (1950) Baba had this circular issued: To those who love me and obey me and to those who would do so: In the Meherabad Gathering of July 10th, 1958, I had expressed my wish that, henceforth, none should expect or seek from me any discourse, interview, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 12 (LAST)

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The beginning of an endless new story! Mehera and the women Mandali came for their last darshan. All stood silently around the Tomb. In the pin-drop silence, only the loud sobs could be heard of the one who loved the only One as He should be loved. The women Mandali put a garland round Baba and with eyes that betrayed the sorrow in their …

REMINDER – BOMBAY CENTRE NOT TO REMAIN OPEN TOMORROW IN THE AFTERNOON FOR AMARTITHI

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Monday, 31st January 2022 marks the fifty-third anniversary of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Amartithi. The main part of the function commemorating the Event is observance of Silence from 12:00 noon to 12:15 P.M. Every year, we used to keep the Bombay Centre open during these hours to allow Baba-lovers to have a quiet time with Beloved Baba. This year, however, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 11

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Happy Birthday to You! Some of Baba’s old treasures were shown by the Mandali to the lovers. One was an old patched coat, originally black but practically covered with patches of blue and black. Baba had said that this coat was the most sacred of His possessions. He had worn it steadily for eight years from 1921. Referring to the coat, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 10

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Would there be a resurrection today? The women Mandali occupied the empty rooms on Meherabad hill. They would come several times each day to see Baba in the Tomb. The long queues of men, women and children would then be temporarily stopped and the Tomb vacated. Mehera and the other women Mandali would then enter the Tomb. To see Mehera …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 9

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Sleeping on a bed of roses! Two volunteers remained in the Tomb all the time. One would fan Baba while he sat on the landing of the crypt, the other would be busy collecting flowers at the door and swabbing the floor with a wet cloth to remove the dust that flew inside in plenty with thousands stamping and bowing at the door. The …

AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS FOR AMARTITHI

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AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS – REMINDER Jai Baba, As we know, many of you dear Baba lovers will be anxious to have darshan at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi on Amartithi day, 31st January 2022. However, we must emphasize more than ever that the Covid-19 Pandemic is not yet over; in fact the new variant of the virus, ‘Omicron’, is very …

REMINDER – BOMBAY CENTRE NOT TO REMAIN OPEN IN THE AFTERNOON ON AMARTITHI

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Monday, 31st January 2022 marks the fifty-third anniversary of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Amartithi. The main part of the function commemorating the Event is observance of Silence from 12:00 noon to 12:15 P.M. Every year, we used to keep the Bombay Centre open during these hours to allow Baba-lovers to have a quiet time with Beloved Baba. This year, however, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 8

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They were tears of love ! News had already reached Bombay by the evening of the 31st. Lovers rushed to the station to catch a train or a bus or got into cars and taxies to leave for Meherabad. Some arrived soon after Baba’s body had been placed in the Tomb. Padri and Chhagan stayed the whole night in the Tomb on Friday …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 7

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For Baba there is no goodbye! While the record “Begin the Beguine” was being played several times, Dr. Donkin arrived with an ambulance. Baba was lifted on a stretcher from His room in Meherazad and brought to the men Mandali room. The stretcher was placed on His aluminium bed. The Mandali came one by one and bowed down for the last time in Meherazad. …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 6

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To live eternally in the hearts of all His lovers! The Mandali around Baba now realised that Baba had dropped His physical body. The reaction of the women Mandali was as womanly as it was heart-achingly understandable. They just could not bring themselves to believe that Baba had dropped His body. Mehera came into Baba’s room when He choked and had the …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 5

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He had given His life and made it available to all. After Padri gave Baba the fourth dose, Baba for the last time then enquired whether Dr. Ginde had come. He was answered in the negative. Baba gestured, “By this time he should have come, it is getting late.” The Mandali were too busy attending to Baba’s needs and this statement did not make them …

BOMBAY CENTRE NOT TO REMAIN OPEN IN THE AFTERNOON ON AMARTITHI

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Monday, 31st January 2022 marks the fifty-third anniversary of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Amartithi. The main part of the function commemorating the Event is observance of Silence from 12:00 noon to 12:15 P.M. Every year, we used to keep the Bombay Centre open during these hours to allow Baba-lovers to have a quiet time with Beloved Baba. This year, however, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 4

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This is my crucifixion ! Bhau Kalchuri, who was constantly near Baba on the last night said that at 9:30 p.m. Baba told him, “I am not this body.” At 10:30 p.m. and again at 12:30 a.m. Baba told him, “Don’t Worry.” At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, 31st January, 1969, the following from the Mandali were called to be near …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 3

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Carry out every command of the Master! On 30th January, (1969) the spasms increased manifold. Even finger movements would precipitate a spasm making it very difficult to read Baba’s gestures. Dr. Grant was called from Poona. He felt Baba’s health was improving and so asked Baba to take a high protein diet. Baba asked him whether he ate meat and fish. The doctor replied …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVA – PART 2

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The shop will now be opened! On the 22nd of December, (1968) Mehera’s birthday was celebrated in the usual manner. About 200 lovers from Bombay had been called for the occasion. On 23rd December Dara, Baba’s nephew, and his wife Amrit, daughter of Shatrugna Kumar of Dehradun were blessed at Meherazad. Baba had taken a great interest in this wedding. In fact, Baba …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 1

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MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS (Excerpts) Dr. H. P. Bharucha. We sat down under a tree and heard the long story … from Eruch and the other members of the Mandali. On the 19th of November, 1968, Beloved Baba asked one of His lovers from the Ahmednagar Meher Baba Centre to cook and send for Him “Sambhar” (curry) and rice. She …

AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS FOR AMARTITHI

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AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS – REMINDER Jai Baba, As we know, many of you dear Baba lovers will be anxious to have darshan at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi on Amartithi day, 31st January 2022. However, we must emphasize more than ever that the Covid-19 Pandemic is not yet over; in fact the new variant of the virus, ‘Omicron’, is very …

AVATAR MEHER BABA’S 53RD AMARTITHI VIRTUAL PROGRAM – UPDATE

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BELOVED BABA’S 53RD AMARTITHI VIRTUAL PROGRAM – UPDATE 18th January 2022 Jai Meher Baba dear Beloved Baba’s World Family, The most sacred occasion of Avatar Meher Baba’s 53rd Amartithi (Eternal Day) will be observed through a virtual/online program from Meherabad on 30th and 31st January and 1st February.  As you know, there will be no live gathering on Meherabad Hill again this year; but the webcast …

REMEMBERING BELOVED BABA’S LAST DAYS OF HIS PHYSICAL MINISTRY

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! As we approach the fifty-third Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba which falls on Monday, January 31, 2022, we, at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai, intend to bring alive the memory of the last days of Beloved Baba’s ministry on earth through sharing of excerpts from a splendid book, “Meher Baba’s Last Sahavas” …

BABA ANSWERS QUESTION POSED BY WESTERNERS

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During the following day, (January 18, 1937) Baba allowed the Westerners to ask him questions. Baba began by dictating: “It is so easy for you to love those whom you already love, but to love those whom you hate, that is something! “By loving I mean not merely being kind. Does any one of you think it is possible to …

THE LIMITED “I” IS LIKE A SEVEN-HEADED DEMON

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(Jan. 1939) Dr. Deshmukh arrived from Nagpur to see Baba in Jabalpur. His mind was quite troubled and he told Baba that people were asking him why Baba was calling himself “God.” They were saying, “Isn’t this the expression of his ego? Isn’t he a supreme egotist?” Deshmukh did not know how to answer them. To pacify Deshmukh, Baba gave …

DO NOT LET THE FACT OF DEPRESSION DEPRESS YOU

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On January 13th, 1959, Baba met a group of newspaper reporters. He stated: “I am happy to be able to meet this group of intelligentsia who possess a warm heart for the spiritual aspect of life.” Baba gave the following short message: Our very life should be such as to be God’s message of Truth in the world. If, in …

TRY TO PUT UP WITH IT AND PASS THROUGH IT CHEERFULLY

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On January l5th, (1923) the Master offered to explain to Khak Saheb and Ghani about the current melancholy prevalent in the minds of the men: In this path, ordinarily one has to pass through three stages. The first stage consists of a keen interest and intense longing to know about and experience God, resulting in bright hopes and pleasant expectations. …

UPASNI MAHARAJ’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT SAKORI IN 1921

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On January14th, 1921, the Hindu holiday Makarsankrant was celebrated at Sakori. Upasni Maharaj’s men and women disciples assembled and performed puja before him. Upasni sat naked except for his gunny sack while the women put their gold ornaments on his body. Later, many poor people from the neighboring villages came to share in the feast and Upasni distributed clothes to them. Afterward …

AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS FOR BABA’S AMARTITHI

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AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS Jai Baba, As we know, many of you dear Baba lovers will be anxious to have darshan at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi on Amartithi day, 31st January 2022. However, we must emphasize more than ever that the Covid-19 Pandemic is not yet over; in fact the new variant of the virus, ‘Omicron’, is very much prevalent …

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY YOU HAVE MADE ME WITH YOUR SINGING

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In the morning that day, (January 13, 1963) an unscheduled visitor arrived. Begum Akhtar, age forty-nine, the celebrated singer from Uttar Pradesh, suddenly came to Meherazad along with Golwalkar, the music director of the Poona All India Radio station. Baba had several of her records and she was one of his favorites. Back in 1937-38, Adi had invited Begum Akhtar …

NUMBER SEVEN

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During this seclusion, Baba would discourse in the evenings, after which those Prem Ashram and Meher Ashram boys, whom Baba kept under his guidance in Nasik, would meditate for an hour. During one of these discourses on Sunday, January 12th, (1930) Baba further explained the significance of the number seven: The evolution of creation has seven stages. There are seven planes …

LAL BAHADUR WAS A FINE MAN AND A VERY GOOD SOUL

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The war between India and Pakistan had finally ceased in October 1965, due to firm action taken by the Security Council of the United Nations. A cease-fire had been ordered to which both nations complied. The war had reached a stalemate, yet neither country was willing to withdraw from the military positions they had gained. In January 1966, the Soviet …

ALWAYS REMAIN DETACHED

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(Jan. 1939) Always remain detached toward results. The result of something may be good or bad, but you should be detached from both. Like Ramakrishna, dedicate everything to your Master. Let not the dirt of the sanskaras of your thoughts and deeds touch you, by surrendering every thought and act at the feet of your Guru! As a laundryman washes …

THE SEVEN REALITIES OF MEHER BABA

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

NOT BY RENOUNCING THE WORLD, BUT BY RENOUNCING WORLDY DESIRES

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On Sunday, January 8th, (1939) people of all beliefs poured in to Baba’s bungalow for darshan all through the day. A sadhu who headed an ashram some distance from Jabalpur came and, seeing Baba, exclaimed, “I saw you in Hardwar in December!” Chanji interjected, “But Baba was in Meherabad during December!” Baba declared, “Baba is now here with you, and …

BABA STARTS USING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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Initially, after he quit writing,(January 2, 1927) when Meher Baba wished to express himself, he would pick up a newspaper and point to the appropriate letters or words. But as this method was found to be cumbersome and time consuming, Chanji typed the English alphabet in capital letters on a piece of paper which Baba began using. This being too …

IT IS MY LOVE FOR YOU THAT COUNTS

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One day, Baba (in January 1959) commented to his lovers, “It is not your love for me that matters; it is my love for you that counts. One who does not seek my blessing and desires nothing from me but to be able to obey me and serve me is my true lover.” He also dictated this poem: “For me  is …