YOU CANNOT HATE THIS ONE OR THAT ONE IF YOU TRY TO SEE ME IN EVERY HEART

​​On that Sunday, September 7th, ​(1937) ​Baba explained to the Western group about individual natures: For me all are equal. Universally, I love everyone equally. However, individually it is a different story. I do not love the cook as deeply as I love you all. Why? Not because she is a cook and you are above her, but because you …

THIS MAN OF LOVE SETS ALL MEN AN EXAMPLE!

(Sept. 1931) A man who converted from Christianity to Buddhism named Christmas Humphreys was president of the Buddhist Society of London. Humphreys found out about Meher Baba through Kim Tolhurst. One day, he and some others from his Buddhist group came to see Meher Baba. During their meeting, Baba exchanged ideas with them: Baba explained: “In Sufi terms, religion has …

WHAT IS THE LOWER SELF?

Elizabeth and Norina were supposed to be looking after Lucky, and everyone complained to them about him. On Thursday, September 5th, (1940) when Baba came, Mansari was so irritated, she complained to him about Lucky. Baba replied: Mansari gets exasperated and excited in no time and cannot control her ire, because she is not so strong. And you all cannot …

BABA CALENDAR 2024

Dear all, Baba calendar for the year 2024 will soon be available at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre for sale. The price per copy is Rs. 200/-. You may place an advance order with Mehernosh Mehta – +91 9820175224 or Darayus Subedar +91 98211 69324. Postage will be extra. If you wish to pay online our bank details are …

A SADGURU PITIES SUCH PEOPLE INSTEAD OF BEING ANGRY WITH THEM

(Sept. 1926) THE MAHARS were among the Untouchables of the villages; they were commonly known as Harijans. Some Mahars in Arangaon formed a rough and ruthless gang who antagonized the mandali and tried to vandalize the property. At times, Baba would get fed up with their hostile acts. On September 24th, (1926) the Mahars in Arangaon again caused disturbances. This …

SUCH AN IDEA IS DUE TO IGNORANCE OF THE AVATAR’S INNER STATE

Mahatma Gandhi would come out on the deck in the evening when prayers would be offered, giving a short speech afterward. On September 3rd, ​(1931) ​ he spoke on the significance of prayer. To a small gathering, Gandhi explained what an important part prayer played in his life and how it brought him peace of mind. Gandhi claimed that three of …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD AND MEHERAZAD

Jai Baba Avatar Meher Baba BombayCentre has arranged trips From Mumbai to  Meherabad and Meherazad in September as under: 3 days Saturday 16th to Monday 18th. Rs. 4000 5 days Saturday 16th to Wednesday  20th. Rs. 5100. Please arrange your stay bookings and there after contact Bomi 97696 06179 Godrej 77389 43017 Sam 98206 26276

ONCE I FORGIVE, THERE IS NOTHING TO REPENT FOR

(Sept 1929) Now that I have come to Persia, I shall finish this work of purifying the atmosphere before returning to India.” Baba then confronted the men mandali, “Tell me one thing and be frank; I have a special reason to ask about it. Today I want you to disclose to me any wrong actions you have done before or …

COMPELLED TO TRAVEL ALL THE WAY TO ENGLAND JUST TO MEET MEHER BABA

(Sept. 1931) Among the persons gathered to receive Meher Baba was an elderly man named Thomas Augustus Watson, who had come with his wife from America to stay at the retreat for two days. Mr. Watson was the scientist who had worked with Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, and since retired was searching for spiritual knowledge. (1) Upon …

THE LIGHT THAT CAME INTO HER EYES, AND HER HAPPINESS WAS BEYOND WORDS

(1947) Rabia Martin directed Sufi groups in the United States, South America and Australia. During 1946, at the age of seventy-five, Rabia Martin made plans to travel to India to meet Meher Baba and work out the details of setting up a new organization for Sufism in America and Australia. An Australian Sufi and writer, Francis Brabazon, was sent by …

BABA EXPLAINS POWERS OF GOD REALIZED MASTER AND A YOGI

Throughout August, (1927) Meher Baba would often go to Ahmednagar to visit his devotees. During one occasion, on August 30th, he explained the difference between the powers of a God-Realized Master and a yogi: Divine miracles are generally attributed to Avatars, Sadgurus, or Realized human beings, while occult powers belong to yogis. The former is the outcome of extremely high …

DIE THAT DEATH WHICH MAKES YOU LIVE AFTER DYING

Two days later, August 28th, (1960) while on nightwatch, Baba dictated another ghazal to Bhau as follows: Sip the nectar of love and become like a mast for the Beloved. Turn the heart to kabob and eat it; then drink its blood. How long will you sew stained patches of sins to the daaman? Let the Master-Tailor-of-Love stitch the pieces …

WHERE IS GOD?

On the morning of the 28th of August, (1939) during the usual talks with the men mandali, Baba abruptly started asking each one in the room, “Where is God? … Where is God?” All replied spontaneously. Jehangir Wankadia, a scholar of Eastern philosophy, and who had come with Adi Sr. from Meherabad on the 23rd, said, “Everywhere.” Nilu pointed to …

DO NOT SEEK MATERIAL PLEASURE AND YOU WILL FIND SPIRITUAL TREASURE

Aug. (1960) Baba stated: “Seek and you shall find” has become such a commonplace slogan that spiritual aspirants have begun to wonder what it means. To them I say: “Do not seek and you will find.” Do not seek material pleasure and you will find the spiritual treasure. This means, seek only God by not seeking material pleasure and you …

DO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYA, IT WILL RUIN YOU

During his nightwatch on Friday, August 26th, 1960, Baba dictated this ghazal to Bhau in Hindi: Do not fall in love with Maya, it will ruin you. It will drag you from love and leave you a pauper. Surrender to the Perfect Master, he will better your lot He will adorn you with the jewelry of spirituality and make you …

I MUST GO TO LONDON WITH GOD AS MY ONLY GUIDE

On August 25th, (1931) Baba executed a bond in the commissioner’s office in Karachi and, with a grim expression, signed M. S. Irani to the bond. The British government had unknowingly dug its own grave and their rule in India started to topple as a result. In Karachi, Chanji booked berths on a ship bound for Europe. Soon after, however, …

THE REASON I CAME TO EGYPT IS TO VISIT THIS CHURCH

On August 24th, (1932) Baba rode a donkey to the pyramids and Sphinx in Gizeh, and also visited the local zoo. In Cairo, Baba revealed to Kaka and Chanji, “The Coptic Church contains a cave where Mary and Joseph stayed after fleeing Herod. The reason I came to Egypt is to visit this church.” Led by Baba, they visited the …

CHANGE IN BOMBAY CENTRE’S BANK DETAILS

Dear Baba lovers, The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai, has transferred its bank account from Central Bank of India, Mira Road Branch to Central Bank of India, Main Branch, Fort. Please, therefore, note the following details for any future online transactions: Bank Name: Central Bank of India Branch Name: Main Branch, Fort Account Name: Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre …

YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THESE SUDDEN AND FREQUENT CHANGES OF MY PLANS

On August 23rd, (1929) Baba wished to proceed to Aurangabad, and they departed in the bus at three in the afternoon. Many devotees from Dhulia came to see Baba off; Kalemama and his family bid Baba farewell with an especially heavy heart. After the bus had gone some distance, Baba changed his mind and gave Padri directions to drive first to …

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 …