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 …

MY PRESENT FORM IS SIMILAR TO SHIVAJI’S IN MANY WAYS

Later, while discoursing about a Sadguru’s circle, Baba revealed: When a man or woman dies, he or she sometimes takes a different human form in the next birth. This form is distinctly different from the previous form. Even in hundreds and thousands of births, no two human forms are similar. But even this has an exception. A person who enters a …

ONE SINCER LOVER CAN PRODUCE THOUSANDS OF LOVERS

ouching on work done in his name, Baba stated: Every time, I have been telling you to love me more and more, and to tell others about my love. Today, I want to stress the point that before speaking to others about my love, search within your own hearts and determine if you are worthy to love me or not. …

MAKE ME YOUR CONSTANT COMPANION

Meanwhile, devotees in Kovvur, Andhra, wished to start a center there in Meher Baba’s name, for which he gave his approval. In a letter dated November 15th, (1953) he sent them a message about making him their “Constant Companion:” Make me your constant companion. Think of me more than you think of your own self. The more you think of …

THE TWO ASPECTS OF DIVINITY

The Master’s message, “The Two Aspects of Divinity,” was delivered on this occasion by Ghani Munsiff, an excerpt of which is as follows: However dark the clouds and whatever may be the poignancy of pain and despair, one spiritual fact, embodying cheer and hope to suffering humanity, must not be lost sight of, and which I am going to convey …

A DIVINE PRETEXT

Arriving in Surat the following day, (November 12, 1923) the Master went to the bazaar near the railway station accompanied by Adi, Ghani, Gustadji and Ramjoo. On the way back, he spotted a Hindu boy of about eighteen in a pitiable condition. The boy was shivering in the cold. At Baba’s request, Ramjoo inquired and found that the boy had …

EVRYTHING IS GOD! NOTHING IS GOD! THINK ABOUT IT.

Later in the afternoon that day (November 11, 1940) Baba decided to move to a house in Kandy. He remarked, “In Ceylon everything hopeful is hopeless, and everything hopeless is hopeful! At least in this new bungalow there are no ghosts!” When some of the women looked relieved by this last remark, Baba commented: Why be afraid of ghosts? A …

BABA’S DESOTO CAR ON DISPLAY AT MEHERAZAD

Baba’s DeSoto Car Meherazad, Beloved Baba’s home, has a new surprise to delight the hearts of His pilgrims. Baba’s DeSoto car is now on display for all His lovers to see and enjoy. In 1960, Arnavaz and Nariman Dadachanji, presented Baba with a special gift: they wrapped a huge red ribbon around the bonnet of an imported 1956 model DeSoto …

YOU ARE RIGHT. I AM EVER-CHANGING, FOR IT IS LIFE ITSELF . . .

A group of six people came to meet Baba on November 11th. (1931). Among them was Norina Matchabelli, who brought a young lady named Anita de Caro. (1) Anita was a talented art student in whom Norina had taken an interest and was helping financially. On one occasion, Anita recalled her first encounter with Meher Baba: I had been brought up Catholic. …

LISTEN, HUMANITY

Baba did not come to Meherabad on November 9th. (1955). On that day, Adi Jr., Francis Brabazon and Don Stevens returned to Ahmednagar from their trip to the Ellora Caves, and the next morning, were driven with Nariman, Meherjee and Vishnu to Meherazad. Baba discussed matters with the mandali and then gave Francis and Don a tour of the property. …