THE ESSENCE MUST BE PREPARED TO CHANGE ITS VERY FORM

On June 22nd, (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 …

TRUTH IS FAR AWAY AND FAR BEYOND THE TENETS AND PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION

(June 1926) If you desire to aspire for Realization, you should hold your very life in the palm of your hand, ready to give it up at any moment! Then alone will you be deemed worthy and be able to experience Truth. The topic then turned to the American Christian Mission and the Salvation Army – two organizations which were …

I WILL GO WHEREVER I AM PULLED

(June 1928) Whenever Baba visited the women mandali, the Prem Ashram boys would follow him and try to bring him back to their side. The boys would not leave him alone, even though the women mandali were given very few occasions to be with Baba privately. One day, when Baba was sitting with the women, the boys appeared on the …

THERE IS NOTHING TO KNOW . . . WHATEVER CAN BE UNDERSTOOD IS ILLUSION

(June 1953) There is nothing to know. Everything is for forgetting. Whatever can be understood is illusion. The highest understanding and the lowest are both illusion. What cannot be understood is Reality. We are what we are. What we were, we are, and what we are, we shall be. If you don’t understand this, it matters little. All that has …

 REVERE MY WORD RATHER THAN MY THINGS

(June 1929) One day soon after his return to Meherabad, Baba went to the Family Quarters near Arangaon. He sent for Vishnu. Vishnu came immediately, running to Baba barefooted. After a brief discussion, Baba directed him to go and bring Raosaheb. Vishnu was about to turn back when Baba directed him, “Don’t walk bare-footed; take my sandals.” Vishnu picked up …

SEVEN NAMES OF GOD COMPOSED BY BABA

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 …

DO YOU TAKE ME FOR A SAINT?

FROM JUNE 15th, (1953) 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 …

BABA ON OBEDIENCE

(June 1953) In obedience, only one thought of acceptance remains. One willing to obey one hundred percent has no thought of one’s self, relations or of anything else for twenty-four hours a day, except the will of the Master. The Master’s order, his movement, his will or any other action of his are not like those of an ordinary person. …

IT WAS NECESSARY THAT IT SHOULD HAPPEN IN AMERICA

On June 13th, (1952) Baba dictated the following message for his lovers around the world: The personal disaster, for some years foretold by me, at last happened while crossing the American continent – causing me through facial injuries, a broken leg and broken arm, much mental and physical suffering. It was necessary that it should happen in America. God willed …

THIS REMEDY IS LIKE A SPECIAL EXPRESS TRAIN . . .

(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 all love and in all sincerity …

THERE IS NOTHING SUCH AS GOOD OR EVIL

(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 …

GOD NEVER TURNS US FROM HIS DOOR

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 …

ONLY GOD IS REAL, AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS A MERE MOTION PICTURE!

(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. …

THE MORE YOU TRY, THE LESS ARE THE CHANCES TO RECEIVE LOVE

(June 1960) On another occasion, about one of his lovers, Baba remarked, “He has a very deep understanding of love, and he is prepared to do anything to experience it.” He asked the mandali, “Do you experience my love?” “Not as the Ocean of Love,” one said. “A fraction of your love,” said another. “Not even a fraction!” answered a …

I HAVE AN INNER CONNECTION AND ASSOCIATION WITH YOU . . .

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, …

ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NOT SEE ME PHYSICALLY, BE CERTAIN I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 1960, was the largest public darshan that summer. An estimated ten thousand persons poured through Guruprasad seeking the God-Man’s touch. Among them were a number of government officials and one cabinet minister, named Jagjivan Ram. Kaikobad was brought from Meherabad by Adi, and Aloba and Homi Satha accompanied them. Yogi Shuddhanand Bharati had also come that day as …

A DISCOURSE ON THE DIVINE RESPONSE

During June, (1959) he also gave this discourse on The Divine Response: The moment you try to understand God rather than love Him, you begin to misunderstand Him, and your ignorance feeds your ego. Mind cannot reach that which is beyond it. God is infinite and beyond the reach of mind. The Divine Will that brought forth this infinite illusion …

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

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 …

IF YOU KEEP DRILLING AT ONE SPOT, YOU WILL SURELY FIND WATER ONE DAY

On June 2nd, (1928) the day before leaving Meherabad, Baba met privately with Minoo Pohowala. As Minoo was in the habit of going to one saint after another, Baba pointedly explained to him: When you sink a well, you first select a spot before beginning the drilling. But if you stop drilling halfway and start anew at a different spot, …

HOW CAN WE MAKE UP FOR OUR SINS?

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 Duzdab, …

THE LOVER AND THE BELOVED

(May 1958) Finally, this discourse on The Lover and The Beloved was read out: 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 …

IT IS NOT PHILOSOPHY! IT DEPICTS LIFE PERENNIAL

A GROUP of fifty lovers from Calcutta had also arrived on May 30th. (1960). During the program, the following couplets of Hafiz (which Baba had previously translated into English) were read out: Hafiz says: “O ignorant one! Strive, so that one day you become a Master of Wisdom. Unless you yourself have traversed the path, how can you guide others? …

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE LIVES OF BOTH OF US, WE FELT A BOND

As people were standing in line to pay their respects to Baba, he suddenly stopped the program and called one of the mandali. Baba pointed to a woman standing far back in the crowd and instructed that she be brought to the front to meet him. Baba’s summons was delivered by Norina Matchabelli and received by the woman in an …