WHY DO YOU ALWAYS CALL ME DUMB?

(1948) . . . an amusing incident took place. Baba was conversing with Baidul, Chhagan, Eruch, Gustadji and Kaka. As Gustadji was keeping silence, he was “talking” with his fingers, and Eruch, who was the most adept at putting his gestures into words, was interpreting for Baba. Because Gustadji had enjoyed a bumper breakfast that morning, he was in a …

HE NOW KNEW FOR CERTAIN WHO MEHER BABA WAS

DURING the programs at Madras, thousands filed past Baba after taking darshan. One man took darshan on the night of April 3rd (1947) and was about to walk away when Baba interrupted the flow and called him back. Baba spelled out to him, “I know you.” But none of the local lovers were acquainted with this gentleman. The next morning, …

KEEP THIS ONE THOUGHT CONSTANTLY WITH YOU . . .

Baba had directed the Westerners to do an hour of meditation each morning. On April 2nd, (1937) before leaving for Meherabad, he urged them to take the meditation seriously, and he also stressed to them that they should always think of him in everything they did. He stated: Try to do it very, very seriously as if your very spiritual …

BABA’S PRASAD

(April 1, 1959)  Deshmukh used to be the butt of everyone’s jokes, Baba included. On April Fool’s Day at Guruprasad, Baba presented him with a lavishly wrapped present which Deshmukh took to be something quite precious. When he carefully unwrapped the bundle, which had seven layers of different colored wrapping paper, he found an ordinary stone. Everyone laughed, but Deshmukh …

NO ONE WITH AN INFLATED EGO CAN STAY WITH BABA

Daily, Eruch and Bhau had to leave Rosewood for the Judge’s bungalow at 5 A.M. to attend to Baba’s personal work. Baba ordered Krishnaji to bring tea each day at 6:30 A.M. from Rosewood for Kaikobad, Eruch, Sidhu, Ali Shah, Nilkanth and Bhau. He did as ordered, but brought tea for everyone except Bhau, for whom he felt disdain. Baba …

THE PRICE OF KNOWING ME IS LOVE – LOVE, PURE AND SIMPLE

On March 30th, (1930) some devotees came to Nasik to see Baba who expounded on the nature of love to them: Love me and you will know me; but I am such a Reality that it is extremely difficult to know me. The price is love. No repetition of God’s name, no penance and no meditation is necessary – only love, and …

BABA SET THEIR MINDS STRAIGHT

From Jabalpur, Amiya Kumar Hazra and Ram Lakhan Sharma were sent for by Baba. Hazra, in an attempt to humble his own ego, had given up his job as a college professor and was serving as an apprentice soapstone carver in Bhedaghat, about thirteen miles from Jabalpur. Hazra’s leaving the college caused much misery to his parents. After obtaining his master’s …

UNLESS A SNAKE IS KILLED BY A HUMAN BEING, IT REMAINS ALWAYS A SNAKE

The same day (March 28, 1938) a five-foot-long snake was seen outside the kitchen with a sparrow in its mouth. Baba was called, and he came with a few of the men. One man struck the snake on its back, and it released the sparrow which flew away. Baba gave the final killing blow, crushing its head. Later in the …

Narayana Rao asked, “How can we retain contact with the Avatar constantly?”

Narayana Rao asked, “How can we retain contact with the Avatar constantly?” In response, Baba clarified: He means that now that Baba is physically among us, we feel the contact. But when Baba physically leaves us, this contact gradually cools down. How to retain it constantly? I will explain. Do you feel constantly hungry? When you are hungry, you take …

A PRIEST’S UNUSUAL ENCOUNTER WITH BABA

(March 1937) Baba was in Nasik. Malcolm Schloss had met a Catholic priest at a religious conference in Nasik and he urged the priest to meet Baba, but he declined. When he told Baba, he also seemed uninterested. However, due to Malcolm’s persuasion a meeting was arranged. The following conversation between the priest and Meher Baba then ensued: When they …

HE IS AN EMBODIMENT OF DIVINE LOVE

Three days later, on March 25th. (1958), Baba held another darshan program when the Poona bhajan group had the opportunity of offering a musical recital before him. A contingent of lovers from Calcutta also came for three days. Among them was a high court judge named P. K. Sarkar, who met Baba for the first time with his family and …

YOU ARE AN UNBAKED POT AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED

During this period, (March 1958) Baba called Sadashiv Patel to Mahabaleshwar from Poona. There were only three cots in Shapoor Hall for Eruch, Bhau or Savak and Jal. Baba specifically told them not to give their bed to Sadashiv when he came, but to tell him to put his bedding roll on the floor and sleep there. During this period, …

THE NEED FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP IN INDIA

The following is the message that was delivered to the world leaders and that Meher Baba wanted them to read: (1) (March 1942). The Need for Creative Leadership in India Throughout the hoary ages of the past, India has played the most prominent part in shaping the spiritual history of humanity. She has been a home of Avatars, Prophets, Masters, …

BABA DISCOURAGED ANNA FROM BRINGING PEOPLE TO HIM SEEKING MIRACLES

During this period, (March 1927) Anna 104 claimed that his leg had been miraculously healed by the Master. Anna began declaring to many of the local people that by repeating the name of Meher Baba, and by applying the juice of neem leaves on his leg, his deep wound was completely healed. One day, Anna brought two afflicted women to …

TO WEEP OVER THE DEATH OF SOMEONE IS IGNORANCE

On March 21st, (1936) when Mehendarge received news of his brother’s demise, he wept. Baba took him aside, stating: This life, body and death are all Maya, and to weep over the death of someone is ignorance. Remember, Maya does not mean this world and its affairs. The illusion that this world and everything in it is real – and of feeling …

THE GRIP OF ILLUSION MAKES THE REALITY SLIP OUT OF YOUR HANDS

All this is a delusion. Whatever you see, what you hear and what you think is all illusion. Whatever you see externally, that, too, is imagination. But its grip is so tight that you cannot free yourselves. You are the possessors of Infinite Knowledge, Infinite Power and Infinite Bliss; but you are so helpless due to the grip of illusion …

NIGHTWATCH PERIL

After this mast tour in the South, Baba returned to Mahabaleshwar on the evening of March 19th. As usual, in Mahabaleshwar Krishna and Venkoba Rao were the night watchmen outside of Valley View bungalow. One night a tiger came near the house. Krishna saw it but did not move from his position, though he was frightened. The tiger glowered menacingly. Krishna …

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BABA BEGAN SIGNING TITLE PAGES OF ‘GOD SPEAKS’

On March 18th (1955), Baba began signing approximately five hundred title pages of the book God Speaks, soon to be published in America. (1) The following is the promotional book review of God Speaks written by the scholar W. Y. Evans-Wentz, entitled The Uniqueness and Paramount Value of God Speaks: No other Teacher in our own time or in any …

PADRI WAS CONVINCED THAT NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUT THE LORD’S WILL

One day, (March 1951) when Baba was in seclusion in his hut and absorbed in his work, Nilu was keeping watch. Baba heard the caw-caw-cawing of a crow in the distance, but Nilu did not notice it. When Baba came out of the hut after completing his work, he was displeased and sharply criticized Nilu for not shooing the bird …

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN BY HAVING A STATUE BUILD?

(March 1957)After lunch, a meeting of the Andhra lovers was held, during which Kodury Krishna Rao expressed his desire to commission a statue of Baba for Kovvur. Baba remarked to him, “Install me in your heart! What will you gain by having a statue built?” Kodury replied, “The statue will serve as a medium to keep you in my heart. …

EVEN THOSE YOU THINK CAN SEE ARE TRULY BLIND

(March 1958) Baba then left for Worli, a Bombay suburb, to visit a home for the blind. The young inmates received him warmly. Speaking reverentially on behalf of all, one of the young men eloquently welcomed Baba. Everyone gave a small rose to Baba, who embraced each. All went near the One who is the very basis of love, but …

THE MORE THE OPPOSITION, THE MORE HIS NAME SPREAD

After the biography of Sadguru Upasni Maharaj was released to the public, critics were in an uproar against certain spiritual figures. On March 14th (1923) more articles appeared in the Bombay newspapers slandering Meher Baba. But amazingly, the more that opposition to Baba spread, the more his name came into prominence! The Gujarati newspaper Insaf went so far as to print an appeal …