WHAT SOUL AND SPIRIT MEANS

On Sunday, December 11th, (1932) Meher Baba discoursed about reincarnation, explaining what spirit means: The soul always remains the same; it is only the spirit which reincarnates and takes successive possession of bodies. People do not understand what spirit is and only vaguely use the term. There are so many terms used for one aspect. The soul is infinite, everlasting and pure. …

THE AVATAR HAS COME TO ME

A middle-aged woman saint named Tai Maharaj lived in Amraoti. She had a large following, and she invited Baba to her temple. Baba went on December 23rd, (1952) and in the presence of over five hundred of her followers, she received Baba with tears in her eyes. She declared to all present, “The Avatar has come to me!” Throughout the …

I HAVE NOT FELT ANGRY SINCE

ON ONE OCCASION, Norina telephoned her old friend Mercedes D’Acosta, a movie screenwriter, to tell her there was someone in town she should meet. But the woman had been severely depressed of late and did not wish to meet anyone, but Norina urged her that she would not regret meeting this person. Norina would not say who he was since she wanted it …

REMINDER – FIFTY-FOURTH AMARTITHI CIRCULAR

Telephone No. (0241) 2343666, 2347093 Ahmednagar, (2) 2548777 Meherabad Office Email ID: ambppct.anr@gmail.com AVATAR MEHER BABA PERPETUAL PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST KING’S ROAD, POST BAG NO. 31, AHMEDNAGAR, (M.S.) 414 001. FRAMROZE J. MISTRY 22nd October 2022 CHAIRMAN Dear Sisters andBrothersinBelovedAvatar Meher Baba, The Fifty-Fourth Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba falls on Tuesday, 31st January 2023. The observance of the …

GOD AND THE UNIVERSE

(Dec. 1952) Ordinary persons are caught up in the universe and its allurements, though the entire universe is nothing but a shadow of God or Truth. The Masters are always immersed in the joy of union with God and can never be caught up in the mazes of the illusory universe. Just as ordinarily we do not pay any attention …

THOSE WHO COME TO REDICULE ME , RETURN PENITENT AFTER SEEING ME . . .

ANOTHER WAR was beginning. After the public meetings in Mysore and Bangalore at the beginning of November, an attorney named Sampige Venkatapathaiya began to stir up heated opposition to Baba’s plan of settling in the area. He went to almost any lengths in trying to thwart the center plan and turn public opinion against Baba. During the first week of December, …

BE MY SLAVE AND SEE WHAT YOU GAIN WITHOUT EVEN ASKING!

Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, (1938) and that night they took a boat ride on the Narmada River. Baba dipped his hands in the water and posed as Rano took a photograph of him. Gaimai wistfully observed, “How long the Narmada has awaited you, Baba.” Baba just smiled. After their return from the river, Baba said, “While we were …

TRIP TO THE WEST

Before leaving New York on December 5th, (1931) Baba wished to be driven around Wall Street, New York’s financial district. It was a Saturday and the streets were virtually deserted. In the car, Jean Adriel was thinking to herself: “How ephemeral and unreal is this money madness!” The next moment, pointing to the skyscrapers, Baba smiled at her and gestured, …

GHOSTS DON’T DO ANY REAL HARM

On December 4th,(1942)  Baba left Lonavla for mast work in Raichur. (1) He returned after a week, on December 10th. Mehera, Mani and Gaimai all had the experience of being bothered by a ghost in Lonavla. When Mehera was sleeping, her arm was pulled; Mani’s entire body was shaken. Baba assured them, “Don’t worry about it; I will take care …

BABA EXPLAINS PURE LOVE

(Dec. 1939) Baba gave an explanation on pure love to a lawyer from a rural area, a simple and plain-spoken man. The following is their dialogue: The lawyer, quite frankly but gently, told Baba, “I have heard many people talk about love, but I still don’t know what love really is.” Baba asked, “Are you married?” “Yes.” “Do you have …

BABA EXPOUNDS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE AND MAHAPRALAYA

On the night of December 2nd, (1927) Meher Baba expounded about the universe and mahapralaya – cosmic dissolution: How was the universe created? It was automatic. There are innumerable universes which are interlaced with one another; one universe creates another in a chain reaction. These universes are so numerous that even Sadgurus cannot count them. I once tried to count …

THE REMAINING SEVENTY DAYS OF HIS SECLUSION WORK

FROM FRIDAY, December 1st, 1967, Meher Baba’s state intensified and he powerfully embarked on what he indicated was “the remaining seventy days of his seclusion work.” After each session of work, he looked exhausted and was soaked with perspiration. Eruch would wipe him dry, apply talcum powder and help him change into a clean sadra. Explaining about his work one day, …

HAS ANYONE ALREADY HAD TEA THIS EVENING ?

Baba declared his intention to do some special work from the 1st of December for forty days, so on the eve of it, November 30th, (1954) a qawaali program was arranged, and the singer Jadhav Qawaal was called to Satara from Bombay. A few persons from Bombay and Ahmednagar, such as Nariman, Meherjee, Adi Sr., Waman and Bal Natu, were …

KHUD BE KHUD AZAD BUDI, KHUD GIREFTAR AMADI

In Ajanta, during the month of November, (1944) accompanied by Adi Sr., Baidul and Kaka, Baba contacted a great mast named Mian Saheb. Mian was a saint renowned throughout the area, and people claimed he was well over one hundred years old. The very advanced mast was awaiting Baba’s arrival. He took Baba to a room on the upper floor …

BABA ANSWERS QUESTIONS

(Nov. 1934) Walter and Hedi Mertens arrived from Switzerland to meet with Baba. Walter was intellectually inclined  (1)  and, on one occasion, he and Charles Purdom asked Baba a few questions. About knowledge, Baba explained, “Man has all the nourishment to make him strong, but out of ignorance, he is eating things that do not make him strong, but fat! This metaphor …

GOD’S SENSE OF HUMOR

(November 1952) Baba then mentioned different incidents in the lives of the past Avatars, which illustrated their unique sense of humor: It is said that once Rasool-e-Khuda, the Messenger of God, felt indisposed, and someone suggested that it was due to an evil eye and that he should sleep on a pillow with an open knife underneath it. He did so, and …

ONCE THE INNER PERCEPTION IS GAINED . . . ALL IS ALIKE

The orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski came to meet Baba at the Astor Hotel on November 25th. (1931). The following is their conversation: Stokowski asked Baba, “How can unity be brought about between East and West, especially when the conditions prevailing are quite contrary?” Baba dictated, “Reconciliation is possible and can be achieved. It can and will be done. I will …

GOD IS WITHIN AND CAN BE FOUND ONLY THERE

On November 25th, (1964) an Englishman who had become a sanyasi (renunciant) and had taken the Sanskrit name of Mahendra Nath (1) showed up unexpectedly in Meherazad. During their meeting, Baba asked him, “Where will you proceed from here?” “Hardwar,” he replied. “And from Hardwar?” “Benares.” “How long will you go on wandering like this?” “I am not wandering but …

. . . AN INSEPARABLE PART OF A DEFINITE PLAN

(November 1923) The Master, with Ghani, Gustadji, and Ramjoo, left for Lonavla by train. At the Bombay station, Ghani’s father happened to be waiting for the same train on the platform, and it proved an awkward moment because Baba’s journey was to be kept secret. With tact, before the old man had seen Baba, Ramjoo led him into another compartment …

TO HAVE MY REAL DARSHAN IS TO FIND ME

(November 1953) I am happy to be in your midst. It is the love of some of my lovers that has drawn you all together today to have my darshan. But to have my Real Darshan  is not easy. To see me at close quarters, to do obeisance to me, to offer me fruits and flowers, to bow down to …

ALL ILLUSORY WORDS ARE WITHIN GOD

Baba then commented, “What is there to worry about? So don’t worry! Yesterday, it rained and you got drenched. What did happen? Nothing! Today, it is just the same here. Nothing happened yesterday; it is just today!” Baba took a large glass in his hands which was covered with bright golden paper and marked “GOD.” (Inside the big glass were …

THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOR AND CAN GIVE IS FORGIVENESS

(Nov.. 21, 1955) Don’t be afraid. There is no need to say anything. If I am the Avatar, then I know everything. The only thing I have come for and can give is forgiveness. It is the most supreme thing for those who are forgiven. Christ often said, “I forgive you, I forgive you.” Some considered this as his prasad …

FOR YOU, THIS IS THE ONLY REMEDY TO FREE YOURSELF . . .

(Nov. 1955) Tomorrow, I will speak to you for five minutes and tell you about the gift of love. I am going to test who has understood love. I will see who is bold enough to deserve this gift. It matters not if what I am going to tell you to do, you are unable to do. If you feel …

QUARRELS OVER WORDS AND EXPLANATIONS THAT THE PROPHET NEVER UTTERED.

On November 12th, (1937) Baba allowed a Christian minister on board to meet him. The minister was reading the book by Rom Landau entitled God Is My Adventure and pointed out a chapter about Baba in the book. During their discussion, while speaking about the Bible, Baba commented to the minister: If a lecturer speaks today before a gathering of …

TRUTH IS INFINETELY SIMPLE AND TO REALIZE IT IS NATURALLY ALSO EASY

On November 18th, (1937) Baba gave this message to that small group of passengers: Truth is infinitely simple and to realize it is naturally also easy. Complications are not natural to unity because duality is based on complications. Books, philosophies and different terms, all lead to confusion and contradiction if not applicable to one’s spiritual tendency. God-Realization means living in …