BABAB GIVEN A SPLENDID RECEPTION BY SADHU VASWANI

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 …

AGE AFTER AGE, I HAVE BEEN SAYING NOTHING BUT “LOVE GOD”

(July 1956) After lunch, which was Baba’s only meal of the day and which he took privately upstairs, he came down again for more interviews. Afterwards, he invited all his lovers into the room. They sat down around him as the blinds were drawn open and Lowell Shaw, Charmian Duce, Don Stevens and an NBC-TV cameraman prepared to take films. …

BABA’S BLESSINGS

Rhoda had been a very religious child and somewhat romantic. She had always had a secret wish that when she got married God should bless her wedding in the form of a slight drizzle – a few sprinkles of rain – as a sign of his blessing. Just one day before her wedding in Karachi, on July 1st, 1945, she …

COMING, COMING, COMING, CAME . . .

One morning in July, (1968) Baba dictated this rhyme: “God always existed. God will always exist. He is never changing, ever the same, And illusion is his eternal game.” Later, in August, Baba continued the theme: “Everlasting, never ending Never changing, ever the same And his Oneness in its fullness Plays in manyness his game.” Another time, he spelled out, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST VERBAL DISCOURSE

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 …

SUCH WAS HER OBEDIENCE . . .

(July 1923) MEHER BABA had sent Soonamasi and Khorshed from  Ahmedabad to Ahmednagar with orders that they should remain there unless otherwise instructed. While Baba and the mandali were touring Gujarat, Soonamasi’s husband, Kaikhushru (called Masa), became seriously ill in Bombay. Although Soonamasi received a telegram urging her to immediately come to Bombay, she did not go. In a few …

GOD USES MAYA TO CONDUCT THE AFFAIRS OF THE UNIVERSE

On June 30th, (1926) explaining to the mandali about Maya, Meher Baba expounded: 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 …

MAYA AND SANSKARAS

(June 1926) Baba then distinguished between Maya and sanskaras: Suppose you are assailed by anger, lust and greed or any bad emotion or feeling. This is Maya’s work. But suppose you feel hungry, thirsty or sleepy, which is due to sanskaras. If you eat, drink and engage in innocent enjoyment, it is not wrong because these are necessary to life. …

NO YOGA AND NO BHOGA

(June 1926) When someone mentioned doing yoga, Baba remarked: For you, no yoga and no bhoga! No spiritual exercise and no worldly enjoyment! All at once and quite in the dark, completely unknown to you, you are being taken up! What the Sadguru does for the members of his circle is to weaken and clear away their intellects and egos gradually, establishing …

BABA WAS HIGHLY PLEASED WITH THE WORK IN ROORKEE

ACCOMPANIED by Pendu, Elcha Mistry, Kishan Singh and with Hellan driving, Baba left for Roorkee at 7 A.M., on June 24th (1953). There, a poor program was held in the dargah of the Qutub Sabir. Baidul was sent in advance to make the arrangements. It was drizzling on the way and the car was also giving trouble. The petrol tank …

I AM HERE TO SEE WHO DARES TO REALLY SEE ME

(June 1961) THE NEXT DAY, at 4:30 P.M., the darshan began and lovers from all over India streamed in to take advantage of it. Lovers from Hamirpur and Uttar Pradesh led by Pukar were there. Also present were C. D. Deshmukh, Bal Natu, and hundreds of other devotees. Some children danced for Baba, and also there was a singing performance. …

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 …