BABA IS FIRE

Dr. Ghani was staying with Baba in Mahabaleshwar. He was joking with Baba on May 22nd, (1947) and when he said something in a lighter vein about Baba, Baba at once composed this rhyme about himself as Fire: “Baba is Fire! When you feel cold And sit near the fire, It drives out your cold And makes you perspire.   When …

LOVE CAN WIPE AWAY EVERY WEAKNESS, EVERY MISTAKE

(May 1952) Margaret Scott had not seen Baba since 1935. “I am sorry I caused you suffering, Baba, for I know you have suffered for me,” she said. “But your love has compensated for all the suffering,” Baba assured her. “I know deep down you do love me. Baba loves you, too.” Margaret said, “Sometimes I am very naughty just …

MEHERA’S LOVE IS DIFFERENT

(May 1958) Baba signaled for a break. Some remained clustered around his chair, especially the children. On resumption, he asked: Have you all heard of Saint Mira? In India, everyone knows her. People sing the bhajans sung by her in praise of Krishna. Mira was a very beautiful girl. She was the wife of a royal prince of a wealthy …

HE REMAINED A TRUE NEW LIFE COMPANION

(May 1950) In 1949, Baba had sent Dr. Daulat Singh home to Bangalore from Belgaum with certain instructions. Accordingly, he was to live only on food obtained by begging for a fixed period. Daulat Singh was from a very respectable family, and his relatives were disgusted with the idea of someone like himself, an educated doctor, begging. Society ridiculed him …

BABA’S ADVICE

(May 1937) Do not get disheartened or alarmed when adversity, calamity or misfortunes pour upon you. Thank God, for thereby He has given you the opportunity of acquiring forbearance and fortitude. One who has acquired the power of bearing with adversity can easily enter upon the spiritual path. Do not become angry, but be pleased with him who backbites you, …

TO TAKE MY NAME WHOLEHEARTEDLY IS MY WORSHIP

On May 17th, (1960) a group of Andhra lovers came to Guruprasad. One devotee expressed his desire to worship a photograph of Baba, and asked if Baba had any special instructions for this. Baba stated, “To take my name wholeheartedly is my worship.” Two days later, while introducing Khare, a Hindu pandit (religious scholar) from Andhra, Baba asked him, “Are you a …

BABA DISCOURSES ON ACTION AND INACTION

(May 1958) The discourse on Action and Inaction, originally delivered in Poona the year before, was then read: In the Beyond-Beyond state of God, there is “unconscious inaction.” In the state of God-Realization, there is “conscious inaction.” This is not the state of Perfection, but of liberation (najaat, mukti) while on earth – a Jivanmukta (Liberated Incarnate). In this state, there is absolute …

BABA HAS SIMPLIFIED SPIRITUALITY TO THE MINIMUM

Baba had once revealed: “I come for all, but I am for a few.” This explains that although thousands and thousands recognized him when he held mass darshans, comparatively few surrendered their lives to him and followed him when he was on Earth. Allan Cohen was destined to be connected with Ivy O. Duce and to join Sufism Reoriented and lecture about …

THE GREATEST SERVICE WAS JUDAS’S BETRAYAL

On the evening of May 14th (1952), Baba asked them to tell him a story. Adele, feeling very nervous, stumbled her way through a story of Saint Peter. At one point, Baba bent his head and stated, “Peter loved me the most – but even he denied me.” Delia asked, “Was that a conscious act or did he do it …

THE INEXORABLE LAW OF MUST

(May 1958) Baba then had the discourse on the Law of Must read out. After this, he concluded, stating: The rule of this inexorable Law of Must  governs and reshapes the so-called destiny of man in every incarnation, as long as the “self” of man remains conscious of impressions. The principle of must which overrides human plans is based on divine law, which both adjusts …

CONVICTION ONLY THROUGH INTELLECT MIGHT LAND ONE INTO THE MESS OF HYPOCRISY

On May 12th (1952), Dr. Vinod from New York, who knew the Winterfeldts, saw Baba at 8:15 A.M. He was a Hindu and part of his lengthy and poignant interview is reproduced herein: “I am writing a book on the psychological condition of the world in relation to war and peace,” he said. “I have traveled to Australia, Europe, Asia, …

UNLESS I HELP YOU, YOU CANNOT SURRENDER

(May 1960) The subject of the mind’s false ego came up again when L. Neurgaonkar, an engineer of the Poona municipality, saw Baba. He was a learned and religious man, and Baba explained to him: You have read much of spiritual literature. You are well-known for your lucid expositions. Spiritual understanding takes one nearer the path. But remember well that the experience …

WHEN BABA SAYS “HE SAY HE HAS COME TO ME” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

(May 1958) Charles Purdom asked, “Will you comment on what you mean by ‘to come to me’?” Baba replied: To come to me means liberation, experiencing me as I am, no more bondage of births and deaths. But it does not mean the state of a Perfect Master or Perfection. That is only to be attained while alive in the gross body. …

GOD AND COSMOS

(May 1958) Now we will listen to the discourses.” And this one about God and Cosmos was read out: (1) God is Infinite Reality; cosmos is infinite illusion. In infinite illusion there are infinite suns, stars, moons, planets and the creation as a whole evolves ad infinitum. For instance, take the head of a human being. The head is one, and there is …

IT IS DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP THAT LOSS

(May 1961) One day a woman approached Baba for darshan with her child. She requested Baba to bless her baby. Baba commented, “As you wish. But do you remember how last year on your request, I permitted you to visit Guruprasad to have my darshan a second time? You did not come.” From the hundreds who had visited Guruprasad the …

TO BE A HYPOCRITE IS A SIN

The following day, (May 1960), Baba informed some visitors, “Let your heart be pure. Do not act outwardly what you are not inwardly. “Be absolutely honest. God is infinite honesty. Do not pose as being pious, because God is everywhere. God cannot be fooled – so why pose as something you are not? “I do not want anything else from …

TYPES OF QUTUBS

(May 1963) Baba stated that yesterday he explained about different types of Qutubs (Perfect Masters). But he repeated: Qutubs are of three types – Qalandar, Khwaja and Ghous. The Qutub himself is neither a Qalandar, nor a Khwaja, nor a Ghous, but he behaves like either a Qalandar, a Khwaja or a Ghous. The Qalandar type of Qutub is usually naked, and never stays …

DOESN’T HE HAVE ANY THOUGH FOR THE GOOD OF HIS STUDENTS?

During Baba’s stay in Guruprasad at this time, (May 1965) Nana Kher’s brother Vinoo’s daughter, Veena, failed her B.Sc. (Bachelors of Science) exam by only one point, and  Vinoo informed Bhau about this in a letter. That evening when Bhau went to Baba for nightwatch, Baba asked him, “Any news today?” Baba would ask this question every day, and that …

ONE SHOULD ASPIRE FOR SUCH A DRINK!

One day, (May 1960) Baba asked Professor Abdul Karim what he had eaten for breakfast and lunch. The professor enumerated a long list of items, and Baba remarked, “A delicious breakfast and lunch indeed. Now you must be feeling satisfied and happy. You have tasted so many things, but you have not tasted me! You may eat as many eatables …

THREE TYPES OF CONVICTION

(May 1963) . . . One of those from Navsari declared, “Baba, I see you everywhere!” Baba answered, “Good. Try wholeheartedly to see me all the time. But remember well that your present feeling of seeing me is not the real seeing. “It is very difficult even to have intellectual conviction of God’s all-pervading Existence. This requires rocklike faith in God’s …

WHY KEEP ASKING FOR MORE OF ILLUSION?

One day, (May 1963) when Baba asked someone to pray, the devotee began: “O God, grant me health, give me long life so that I may serve Thee …” Baba interrupted, correcting him, “This is not a prayer, but a list of your wishes! The real prayer to God is praise for Him through love and nothing else! When you …

YOU ARE BORN ONCE, AND YOU REALLY DIE ONLY ONCE

(May 1958) There is one real birth and one real death. You are born once, and you really die only once. What is real birth? It is the birth of a “drop” in the Ocean of Reality. What is meant by it? It is the advent of individuality, born of indivisibility through a glimmer of the first most-finite consciousness, which …

UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP DUE TO DISOBEDIENCE

Baba was to leave for Guruprasad the next day. (April 30, 1958). He instructed his close ones that they should depart for Poona by the luxury bus, and he would follow by car with both mandali. The next morning, they went to the bus stand, where they happened to find an empty taxicab. Sadashiv said if they went by taxi, …

DR. DAULAT SINGH

Daulat Singh was practicing medicine in England when he had a dream in which the disciple Bhabhanand introduced him to his Master. This was Meher Baba, although Dr. Singh had never met either Bhabhanand or Baba. In the dream, the Master urged Dr. Singh, “Leave England and return to India. I have connections with you.” Dr. Singh followed the advice, …

DIET AND SEXUALITY

(April 1924) after the yoga labor was over, during the afternoon break the Master gave a brief discourse about diet and sexuality: To eat meat is detrimental to some extent in controlling one’s sexual nature. The main disadvantage is that eating meat increases sexual desires. Consciousness exists in stones, but there is so very little consciousness in stones – almost nothing. It is …