ONE SHOULD SERVE OUT OF LOVE

Adi K. Irani’s mood had been gloomy since seeing Baba and, on August 23rd, (1934) Baba asked him, “Why don’t you look happy these days?” Adi was never one to mince his words, even with Baba. He replied, “During your last five foreign tours, you did not take me with you and kept me here under one pretext or another.” …

GO TO ARNGAON AND NOWHERE ELSE

Early that same evening, (Aug. 21, 1926) Baba was sitting in the Makan in a very pleasant and expansive mood. From among those sitting around him, his eyes fell on Gopal Swamy. Baba asked him, ‘”Tell me what you most desire?” Gopal said, “Nothing.” Baba pressed him, “Go on, ask me. Ask for anything. Tell me your desires now and …

BABA WAS IN FITS OF LAUGHTER

As instructed by Baba, everyone had to keep awake the whole night of Thursday, August 20th. (1953) So Baba told Bhau, “Since you all have to stay awake, perform a play.” It was on short notice, but nevertheless Bhau wrote a play based on the Indian story of Durgadas (a devotee of the goddess Durga, (1) in which a queen, …

BABA PARDONED ALOBA, URGING HIM TO FORGET THE INCIDENT . . .

For a long time now Baba had stopped his lovers and mandali from touching his feet, and also from offering salutation with folded hands. Every man was aware of it and was obedient to his wishes. On August 18th, (1949) however, Ali Akbar (Aloba), who was sitting by Baba’s chair, silently and quickly touched Baba’s feet. No one noticed, but …

QUTUB TAJUDDIN

(Aug. 1892) On another occasion, a man sought out Tajuddin and then pleaded, “Hazrat, come! My daughter is on the verge of death.” The man had sought the best possible medical advice but the girl’s condition had not improved. Tajuddin closed his eyes and after a few moments smiled, saying, “Your daughter is all right now. Go to her.” The …

I WAS HERE . . .

AFTER TWO WEEKS along the Italian Riviera, Baba entrained with all from Santa Margherita to Venice on August 17th. (1932).  Kitty was supervising every detail of their journey. They changed trains in Genoa, and Enid Corfe joined them in Milan. The compartment was packed, but they arrived safely the next morning in Venice, where they checked into the Hotel International. Baba …

AS MASTERS, OUR WAYS ARE QUITE OPPOSITE TO THE WAYS OF THE WORLD

Meher Baba would explain about the past Avatars to the mandali. On August 16th, (1926) he revealed about Prophet Muhammad: Infidels knocked out the teeth of Prophet Muhammad and he did not let out even a single sigh! As Masters, our ways are quite opposite to the ways of the world. We outwardly harass those who love us, and we …

GOD IS NOT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF HIMSELF

(Aug. 1963) Numerous American and Russian rocket space flights were also in the news at this time. One morning, some remark from one of the mandali elicited this response from Baba on the subject of the exploration of space: However far man may fling himself into outer space, even if he were to succeed in reaching the furthermost object in …

BABA DICTATES REPLIES FROM HIS SECLUSION

Even though Baba was in seclusion during August 1935, he still attended to his correspondence, listening to letters and dictating replies. On August 14th (1935) he answered several letters and Chanji, visiting from Bombay, took down his replies. Darwin Shaw had written that he was hoping to establish a retreat for Meher Baba in America. Baba wrote back: Whether that …

BELOVED’S WATCHDOG

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 it were. All …

WHAT WAS BABA’S JUSTICE?

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 …

THIS WAS THE LAST TIME MEHER BABA EVER WENT TO MEHERABAD

(Aug. 11, 1961) MEANWHILE, Adi’s mother Gulmai’s ill condition, due to kidney disease, worsened in August. While at Meherabad on August 6th, Baba informed Padri to be prepared for Gulmai’s burial on the Hill, as she would be dying shortly. On the evening of August 8th, Gulmai’s condition became serious, and Adi sent Sarosh to Meherazad to inform Baba. Baba …

THIS IS THE ONLY LOVE WHICH CAN BE CALLED REAL LOVE

(Aug. 1956) You assert, “I am God” because you have read and understood intellectually that there is nothing but God. But this assertion “I am God” falls apart, because you and your mind are not united – are not One. This assertion is due to having thoughts. Thinking is there; that means duality is there. There is no direct experience …

ALTHOUGH OLD FRIENDS, PENDU PUT ALL HIS HEART INTO SCOLDING PADRI . . .

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 …

I AM IN THIS WORLD TO HELP PEOPLE TO LOVE GOD

To a group Baba stated: (Aug. 1952) I really am happy to see you today. Let me tell you this fact: there is nothing to worry about, nothing to be disheartened about. We are all, each of us, meant to be happy. God, who is within us all, is to be experienced as infinite happiness, and it can be done …

THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE SAME TIME WHEN BABA WAS . . .

On the evening of August 7th, (1925) while bhajans were being sung by the blind singer Bhikolya, it began raining heavily. Not finding Behramji among the gathering, Baba asked where he was, and on the pretext of going to look for him, he began running about in the pouring rain without even taking an umbrella. Baba found Behramji and Gangaram …

ACTIONS PERFORMED ON THE MENTAL PLANES

He also gave a discourse on mental consciousness, part of which follows: (August 06, 1960) Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the gross or subtle planes. How then is it possible for one on the mental plane to speak, eat, drink, et cetera – in short, to perform actions similar to those of an ordinary man on …

FOR JAL KERAWALA, IT WAS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

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 …

FREEDOM FROM DESIRES IS REAL LIFE

(Aug. 04, 1929) 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 …

BABA’S MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

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. …

‘THE TAIL’ OF HIS WORK

Although Baba’s exclusion work ended on the 30th of July, 1968, he kept working alone in his room for twenty minutes in the afternoons. He commented: “Something was left out from the last stages of my work, which I have to make up.” He later called it “the tail” of his work. Now that the major part of his work …

THE SO -CALLED LEADERS . . . ARE MERE PLAYTHINGS IN THE HANDS OF THE AVATAR

(Aug.1946) Meanwhile, during their stay in Rishikesh, Baba and his men spent every day looking for masts. Their days were filled with hardships as Baba, Baidul, Eruch, Kaka Baria and Adi roamed about, walking for hours in the hot sun or rain. They covered a radius of twenty to twenty-five miles around Rishikesh, and in all, five hundred good sadhus …

I CONTINUALLY FEEL BOTH INFINITE BLISS AND HUMAN SUFFERING

(July 1956) Baba asked Ivy Duce, “What are you thinking?” She replied, “I was wondering what you were thinking!” Baba answered, “I was thinking that God within each of you is free, infinite; yet He feels Himself bound in each of you and therefore He suffers. I am infinitely happy, eternally blissful, yet I suffer every instant through you because …

MY WORK IS DONE . . .

Baba’s exclusion work came to an end on July 30th, (1968) 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 …

ALL THE KASHMIRIS WERE JOYOUS TO BE IN THE MASTER’S COMPANY

THEY LEFT Uri at seven-thirty on the morning of July 30th, (1929)  but after going some distance, Baba directed Padri to turn around. Back in Uri, Baba found a blind boy and kindly handed him a cotton scarf. The blind boy was worshiped by the local people, who believed him to be an advanced soul. They then left Uri and reached …