SUCH IS THE CASE WITH ALL EARTHLY PLEASURES AND PAIN

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When Ghani was preparing Meher Baba’s bath around two o’clock that afternoon, the Master ordered chocolates from the market and distributed them among the mandali. He asked everyone if they liked the taste and, except for Arjun, all said they were delicious. Sometime later Baba inquired, “Is the taste which you enjoyed just a few moments ago still present?” The …

SANSKARAS MUST BE BALANCED

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On Sunday, October 13th, (1940) he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out: Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy. Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you have good sanskaras, you may take birth as a great, rich man; with …

THERE ARE TWO STATES, INTERNAL AND ETERNAL

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At four-thirty in the morning on October 12th, (1922) before the mandali began their usual prayers of repeating God’s name, Meher Baba gave the following discourse: There are two states, internal and external, divided or separated by a mental curtain or veil. To purify the internal state is not in the hands of any mortal being. It is impossible without …

IT IS NO SIN . . . IT IS JUSTIFIABLE

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On October 11th, (1933) a woman visitor asked Baba, “When a person is surrounded on all sides by untoward circumstances and difficulties, without any avenue of escape, would he or she be justified in doing something which would ordinarily be termed undesirable or indecent?” Baba answered her at length: It is justifiable for a person in such circumstances to do …

50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PROGRAMME OF THE 1969 GREAT DARSHAN

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     === FORWARDED MESSAGE ===   AVATAR MEHER BABA P.P.C. TRUST  50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PROGRAMME  of the 1969 GREAT DARSHAN,  APRIL to JUNE 1969  COMMEMORATING AT MEHERABAD (AHMEDNAGAR), INDIA  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 22nd and 23rd NOVEMBER 2019  In 1968 Avatar Meher Baba had made extensive preparations for a public darshan programme to be held in Pune, India in the …

IT I A MOMENT’S WORK, BUT ONLY A SADGURU HAS THAT MATCH!

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(Oct. 1922) No yogi can gain eternal freedom or emancipation, even though he might have reached the highest yogic state of samadhi through his practices, because sanskaras (bindings) are still there and all ties have not yet been snapped. Sanskaras mean the impressions in the mind left behind while doing any good or bad action. Even a thought creates sanskaras. …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday October 13, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The film will depict reminisces of the “New Life” led by Beloved Baba and His chosen companions between October 1949 and February 1952. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual …

FROM THE HEART

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(Oct. 1960) After hearing Kenmore recite the prayers, once Hoshang Bharucha asked Kenmore, “Are you praying or fighting with God?” The next day when he had to repeat the prayers, Kenmore spoke them almost in a whisper. Baba stopped him halfway through and asked why he was suddenly adopting a new method of praying. Kenmore replied, “I do not want …

WHO IS MEHER BABA?

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On Sunday, October 8th, (1967) as desired by Baba, Kishanchand Gajwani, Sohrabji Siganporia, Jal Dastur and Kishore Mistry came to Meherazad from Bombay. An International Tourist Fair was to open in Bombay on October 30th, and after reading about what Canadian lovers had done at the Montreal Expo, Siganporia was inspired to set up a similar booth at this fair. …

THAT IS WHY YOU SEE ME HERE

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(Oct. 1929) . . . Gustadji noticed a saintly-looking man near their house and told Baba about him. Happy to know of this, Baba immediately left to see him. No sooner did the man see Baba coming than he ran toward him and kissed Baba’s hands. After Baba embraced him, the man walked off down the street. Later, Baba had …

WOMEN’S SAHAVAS AT AVATAR’S ABODE, AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2020

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE AS REQUESTED ===   Hi Cyrus, Jai Baba! We are running an Women’s Sahavas next year here in Australia and have been given your contact details as the person who manages the Bombay centre community email. We would like to extend an invitation to all the women in India (and around the world) who may like to …

THERE ARE TWO MEHER BABAS

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…Baba called Krishna inside his room. He motioned, “Talk about something.” Taken aback, Krishna did not know what to say. Baba then asked him, “Who am I?””Meher Baba.” “No, I mean previously.” “I don’t know,” Krishna said. Baba spelt on the board, “M-E-R-W-A-N. I was Merwan. After that I became Sadguru Meher Baba. After that, Avatar Meher Baba.” Then Baba said, …

BABA CUTTINGLY REMARKED, “SERVES HIM RIGHT!”

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. . .  another amusing incident occurred on the train. Baba, Baidul, Eruch and Gustadji found themselves in a small third class compartment which was empty. Everyone was pleased at this lucky turn of events, as whenever possible Baba preferred to have the compartment to himself so that he could relax and express himself uninhibitedly through gestures, without being concerned …

FOUR RIDDLES

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At times, Baba would test the mandali’s understanding by giving them riddles to solve. On October 26th, (1926) Baba asked the men to solve four riddles. The men were given two days to solve them, and a prize of sweet jalebi and milk was offered for the correct answers. The riddles were: “Who says one thing and does another? “If the three go, one comes. …

LL THIS IS BEYOND INTELLECT . . .

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It is absolutely impossible for an ordinary man to understand my work. With my universal mind, I work on an unlimited scale for the universe; to understand what I do is not within the bounds of human intellect. I always work for the universe and not for myself. Why would I need to work for myself? I do my work …

THE INFINITE CANNOT BE BOUND BY ANYTHING FINITE . . .

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Some things in particular were bothering Herbert, and Baba discussed matters with him at considerable length. Herbert spoke out, “You promise to speak, but you do not do it. What will the world think of you?” Baba’s reply to Herbert was very poignant: It is good for mankind, rather essential, to adhere to religious and moral principles and observe religious …

WHAT CAN I DO? YOU WERE ATTRACTED TO THE WORLDLY ALLUREMENTS . . .

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Meanwhile, in Panchgani, the men and women mandali had been instructed to meditate according to Baba’s order. Some were having thoughts as to why they had not yet realized God, despite serving Baba for so many years. Baba narrated to them a story about a Sadguru in answer to their unspoken question: A disciple used to always ask his Master …

IT IS FOR YOU TO DO WHAT I SAY

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On Sunday, September 29th, ​(1957) ​another meeting about the sahavas was held at Meherazad. Baba invited the Ahmednagar lovers, and Rustom Kaka entertained Baba with melodious singing. Accommodations for the Western lovers coming for the sahavas were discussed, and Sarosh and Viloo assured Baba they would be able to manage it. Baba repeated some statements which he had stated at an earlier meeting: The …

I COULD SEE NOTING BUT LIGHT AROUND BABA

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The next day, (Sept 29, 1933) Mr. Munshi, a Parsi from Hyderabad, came to see Baba. He had composed a poem in Persian about Baba which he wished to recite, but when the man came face to face with Baba he could not utter a word in the Master’s presence. He stood transfixed, gazing at Baba, then quietly left. The …

CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCER UDAY SHANKAR MEETS BABA AT SEA

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That same day, September 28th, (1933) the celebrated Indian dancer Uday Shankar (1) came to see Baba. He had found out about Baba through the Swiss sculptor and art historian Alice Boner, who was defraying the expenses of Shankar’s visit to the West. It was during Alice Boner’s trip to India with Shankar in 1930 that she heard of Meher Baba. …

SIR AKBAR HYDERI CAME TO MEET BABA AT SEA

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After two days at sea, on the evening of September 27th (1933) while Baba was discussing matters with the mandali, there was a knock at the cabin door. Chanji opened it, and stepped out to find a very dignified looking old man standing in the hallway. Introducing himself, the old man said, “I am Sir Akbar Hyderi and I wish …

THE AWARENESS OF UNITY WILL COME AT ITS PROPER TIME

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The Hindu Brahmins among the mandali had separate cooking arrangements, separate water facilities, and they prevented anyone else from touching their drinking water. On the morning of September 26th, (1926) there was a decision among the other mandali to make one arrangement for everyone’s drinking water and do away with distinctions. But the Brahmins were not ready to accept such a …

A DIVINE PRETEXT

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BABA DEPARTED for Mount Abu, arriving on the 25th of September (1947). One of the reasons Baba went to Mount Abu was to rest at the pleasant hill station, but as usual, Baba spent more time in contacting masts in the area than in relaxing. Baba had originally announced his intention of continuing the present tour to the north, contacting …

BABA’S ADVICE TO BUASAHEB

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On September 24th, (1929) Baba began goading Buasaheb. Once while Baba was teasing him, Buasaheb, in his vexation, said something regrettable, and Baba advised him, “Learn to swallow your anger. Try to remain cheerful in all circumstances. Try to be humble and don’t ever answer me back. “These sharp arrows of mine are very good for your spirit; the wine is hidden …

RENOUNCE ONE’S OWN SELF

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On September 19th, (1962) Baba dictated for the gathering: “There are some who exist to hate others, be jealous of others and make others unhappy; and there are some who exist to love others and make others happy. One who has become One with God, exists for all, both good and bad. And to become One with God, one has …

HOW CAN YOU UNDERSTAND GOD AS VOICE AND YOUR BECOMING THAT VOICE?

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Meeting with the women in the afternoon of Thursday, September 19th, (1940) Baba heard some portions of music books read aloud, and commented: There are one hundred and thirty-two tunes in music. The singing, by an expert musician or maestro, is wonderful. But they are very rare. There was a blind singer in Delhi, who is now dead, whose performance …

YOU WERE RIGHT, ADI. MEHER BABA IS GOD!

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During 1945, Adi’s father, Khan Saheb Irani, had been ill and bedridden for the past several months. Baba went to see him at his home in Khushru Quarters, Ahmednagar, on September 19th (1945). Khan Saheb had always had great reverence for Baba, but no love. Now, much to his wife Gulmai’s delight, he genuinely felt drawn to Baba. Baba asked …

DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. I HAVE USED YOU FOR SOME INNER WORK OF MINE

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…In Bombay, (September 1929) he stayed at Naval and Dina Talati’s house in the Shivlal building at Byculla. Many new devotees came into the Master’s contact during this stay in Bombay. At first Baba instructed Dina Talati not to allow anyone to enter the house for darshan. So she stood at the entrance of her home to prevent people from …

WHATEVER I DO IS FOR THE ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL GOOD

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One of those who was “unnecessarily” suffering was Raosaheb. He had recently written complaining about Baba’s harsh attitude toward him. On September 16th, (1938) Baba sent him this reply:May Lily (Rao’s name for Baba) have mercy on you because Lily loves you in spite of your certain weaknesses. Firdosi could not have written what you in your Shah-nama of complaints have written …

STATES AFTER DEATH

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. . . the Master explained to the mandali about the state after death: (Sept. 1926). A person dies when his sanskaras are exhausted – spent in full. After a person dies his sanskaras snap the mind’s connection with the gross body, and at that time he receives such a shock that he forgets every incident of his past life. …

ONLY THROUGH LOVE CAN REALIZATION BE ATTAINED

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Henry J. Strutton, editor of the Occult Review magazine, came to meet Baba (Sept. 1931). Explaining about the role of the intellect and the heart, Baba stated: There is a vast difference between the intellect and the heart. It would be wonderful if both were used for the highest good, but to have only intellect with a dry heart is …

MEDITATE ON THE HIGHEST IDEAL. THAT IS LOVE.

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(Sept. 1931) It is not within the bounds of the intellect to judge spiritual perfection or to enter the realms of One who has attained perfection. This can only be achieved through love – surpassing the intellect. This love is born only in the pure heart of a real lover of God. It can never blossom in the hearts of …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

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Dear Baba lovers, Last Sunday, September 8, the Centre had screened a Baba film. This is what our Trustee, Sam E. Patell had to say about it: “Dear Baba Lovers, On Sunday the 8th  Sept. a  movie was screened depicting the stories by Baba’s nephews Rustom  Sohrab and their talk during a youth adult Sahvas.In spite of the heavy rains …

WHEN THE MANDALI SAID IT WAS A MIRACLE, BABA LOOKED INNOCENT

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Later that same day, at about 2:30 P.M., while driving to Gulbarga, Baba saved them from being involved in a serious auto accident. The mandali could only describe it as a miracle. There was no other explanation to show how the car, which had slipped from the incline of the road into a deep hole and gone over completely on …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD IN OCTOBER 2019

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Jai Baba Dear Baba family, Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre a trip is planned to Meherabad & Meherazad in October ( Diwali vacation time) : From Friday the 25th to Tuesday the 29th The Centre is staging a play ‘ The life of Dr. Abdul Ghani Munseif with Meher Baba’ on Monday the 28th at the …

I KNOW I HAVE HELPED YOU

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OTHER PEOPLE had similar impressions meeting the Master. One lady named Maud McCarthy Foulds had been suffering from asthma. She once described what happened after her first meeting with Meher Baba: (Sept. 1931). I have never met a human being who gives such certainty of inner light so easily, so purely and as naturally as Baba. I was an utter …

DOES IT BEHOOVE YOU TO ASK SUCH SILLY QUESTIONS?

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After staying at Naval and Dina Talati’s for a week, Baba and the mandali shifted to Marker’s bungalow in Kandivli on the 9th of September (1929). As ordered, Dina continued to cook meals for Baba, and Bachamai Dadachanji cooked for the mandali. Baba had ordered Dina not to allow anyone to touch his food while she was preparing it, and …

IN SUCH GREAT UNCERTAINTY, REAL WORK IS BEING DONE

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(Sept. 1942) … Baba explained about his work: Reality IS; unreality is not! Unreality, or Nothing, is in the air. My work, too, is in the air and, because of that, it looks to you uncertain. I often make changes. Several times I have repeated that this is my last fast, this is my last seclusion, this is my last …

FIND ME IN EVERY OTHER HEART

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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 love me more …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday September 15, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start around 6:00 P.M. You are requested to be …

MIRACLE GREATER THAN THE BLESSING OF RAN

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There had been insufficient rain that year, and the farmers’ crops in Ahmednagar district were failing. Drinking water was likewise becoming a problem, as the wells were drying up. Around noon, on Sunday, September 6th, (1964) thirty Arangaon villagers came to Meherazad in bullock carts, singing the whole distance of about fifteen miles. They hesitated to enter the compound because …

AFTER I DROP MY BODY, THIS ARTI WILL BE SUNG ALL OVER INDIA

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During this period, (September 1967) if Waman Padole was otherwise engaged, Adi Sr. would occasionally send Manek to Meherazad with letters and telegrams. Once when he came, he was holding a copy of Bhau’s Hindi arti (Aadi Sachetana) in his hand. Baba asked, “What are you holding?” Manek told him, and Baba asked Manek to read it to him. He …

THE ONLY ANSWER IS LOVE

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(Sept. 1954) When you are in the grip of the false “I,” which identifies itself with what happens, illusion governs you. But when you know the Truth, you do not identify yourself with it. All we see, hear and experience in the world is not God. Whatever you can understand is not God. Whatever is explained is not God. Whatever …

THROUGH ME YOU ARE SERVING THE WHOLE UNIVERSE

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Meanwhile, in North India, there was a severe drought and thousands of poor people were starving (Sept. 1964). The newspapers were full of descriptions of their plight. In the hall each morning, after attending to the correspondence and pending matters, and if there was time, Baba would state, “Now let’s have some bogus news,” meaning Eruch should read out the …

THE GREATER THE OPPOSITION FROM MAYA THE BETTER THE RESULT

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I used to say to the mandali that in God’s work Maya always opposes; it is necessary. Just as illusion is necessary for the realization of God, so Maya’s force in opposing God’s work gives strength to the work. The greater the opposition from Maya the better the result. Before the mass darshan on the 12th, Ahmednagar had had a …

DO IT FOR FOUR SECONDS EVERY DAY

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(Sept. 1954) When you remember me, you are in sahaj dnyan (God’s company or presence). The question is how to remember me. The easiest and surest way is to do as I tell you. It will be somewhat of a task at first, as when you start to run you feel it too much (sore muscles); but when you are …

MAYA

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From the 14th of August to the end of October 1959, Maya will try to make everything go against me. Maya, the Master Showman who displays things that do not really exist, will perform its master trick of making everything, including my health, body, energy, words and promises seem to go against me, and this will automatically test the extent …

WITH GOD AS MY ONLY GUIDE

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In Karachi, Chanji booked berths on a ship bound for Europe. Soon after, however, Baba instructed him to cancel it and book cabins on the S. S. Rajputana instead. It was difficult on such short notice for Chanji to obtain a refund and tickets for a different ship, and he wondered why this last minute change was necessary; Jamshed Mehta, too, was …

THE MIRROR IS UNCHANGING

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Once, when Baba was in an open mood, Sarosh asked him, “Why do you sometimes get so angry with us?” Meher Baba replied: I am never violent or angry. For me anger, pride, lust, happiness or misery do not exist. Nothing like that exists for me. But when I appear angry at someone, it is his anger that expresses itself through me. I am …

DON’S IS THE ONLY CORRECT AND LOGICAL ANSWER

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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 …

BABA’S MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

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Meher Baba had dictated the following message, which was published in the September issue (1942) of the Indian magazine for youth, Comrade: It is the privilege of youths to be full of energy and hope. Not being caught up in any grooves, their dreams about the future have the advantage of being inspired by an unfettered imagination. In the glow …

A GHAZAL FROM BABA

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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 …

PRAYER FOR BABA LOVERS DICTATED BY BABA

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Baba came into the hall on August 25th, (1959) after working with Kaikobad. The men assembled before him. For some time, Baba sat with his eyes closed. He stretched and rested his legs on the bamboo stool. A bed sheet was    spread over his legs for warmth. After resting for some time in this position, Baba signaled for the …

THE REASON I CAME TO EGYPT IS TO VISIT THIS CHURCH

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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 …

DO NOT SEEK MATERIAL PLEASURE AND YOU WILL FIND SPIRITUAL TREASURE

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On August 23rd, (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 …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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I am in all – in both great and petty things. All are nothing, so why give importance to anything? I take as much enjoyment in looking after the mad, being with the mandali, ordering my agents, looking after the great Universal work, as in bringing eggs to Hedi (Mertens) and mail for you all. You cannot escape petty things, …

BUT WHAT WAS BABA’S JUSTICE?

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(Aug. 1938) An old villager was brought by force to Meherabad by Dada Patil. The man had a bullock cart, which Pendu had hired to bring materials to Meherabad, but he was caught with some wooden planks he had stolen from the stockpile on the Hill. Baba had come to lower Meherabad that day, and the villager was brought before …

NEVER DO AS I DO, BUT DO AS I SAY

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During the month of August, Baba often remarked that Upasni Maharaj would come to the Manzil and give darshan, and that the mandali should be prepared for his arrival, although he never did show up. For relaxation, Baba would go to Munshi Rahim’s house to play cards. Once, while playing cards at Munshi’s, he quietly stole a card from Ramjoo, …

THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO SEE ME IN EVERYONE

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(In Aug. 1956) After a few minutes of silent meditation, Baba instructed the group to meditate on his name every Wednesday at midnight. Through Eruch, he stated to the group: We are pleased to meet you – Dante loves Baba. He told you all about Baba today. Baba loves him, but the important thing is one should see me in …

GOD WANTS TO GIVE THEM GOD, BUT THEY WANT TO PRAY!

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DURING THIS PERIOD, (August 1938) Padri once brought a qawaal singer to the P.W.D. bungalow to entertain Baba. Baba met with him for a while and the man said, “How good is my luck that I have met you today. I wish someday to compose ghazals and sing them before you, Hazrat.” Baba replied, “If you want to sing, sing now …

I WAS HERE AS JESUS

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AFTER TWO WEEKS along the Italian Riviera, (17 Aug. 1932) 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 …

OUR WAYS ARE QUITE OPPOSITE TO THE WAYS OF THE WORLD

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Meher Baba would explain about the past Avatars to the mandali. On August 16th, (1926) he revealed about Prophet Muhammad: Infidels knocked out the teeth of Prophet Muhammad and he did not let out even a single sigh! As Masters, our ways are quite opposite to the ways of the world. We outwardly harass those who love us, and we …

MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the gross or subtle planes. How then is it possible for one on the mental plane to speak, eat, drink, et cetera – in short, to perform actions similar to those of an ordinary man on the gross plane? It is just as we hear of persons walking, or eating, drinking, …

ONLY THE ONE WHO LOVES CAN SERVE

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God as God alone is not consciously man, and man as man alone is not consciously God. Only the God-Man is consciously both God and man; so the God-Man is both Lord and the servant of the universe. Lord, in the state of helping all souls progress toward Reality. Servant, as consciously bearing the burden of all. To serve him who serves …

HAD I NOT SAVED THAT MAN, HE WOULD HAVE TURNED INTO ASHES

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(Aug. 1944) In Mangom, Baba communed with a jalali mast named Pandit Kashkak. He was a very high and powerful old mast, nearly seventy years old. He was mostly of a jalali temperament, and his fiery physical appearance reminded Baba of Upasni Maharaj when he encountered him. When Baba was working alone with Pandit Kashkak, Baig sneaked around and curiously …

AS IF IN AN ADDITIONAL TRIBUTE TO GULMAI, THIS WAS THE LAST TIME BABA EVER WENT TO MEHERABADbad.

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MEANWHILE, Adi’s mother Gulmai’s ill condition, due to kidney disease, worsened in August. While at Meherabad on August 6th, (1962)  Baba informed Padri to be prepared for Gulmai’s burial on the Hill, as she would be dying shortly. On the evening of August 8th, Gulmai’s condition became serious, and Adi sent Sarosh to Meherazad to inform Baba. Baba instructed Sarosh …

WHAT A LOVE BLESSING

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Meanwhile, an account of Baba’s accident in America had been reported in the Times of India. As a result, a false rumor about Mehera’s demise had reached the ears of Baba’s bitterest opponent, Colonel M. S. Irani. Mehera was the Colonel’s niece. So, according to Baba’s wish, the following telegram was sent to him: “Mehera is alive. Love blessings, Meher …

DANCING – A PART OF GOD

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On another occasion, (Aug. 1932) Delia and Margaret were sitting in the walled garden at the back of Fiorenza. It was after lunch and all the others had gone to the town on passport business. Delia and Margaret were not expecting to see Baba, who suddenly appeared with Chanji. Baba smiled like a child and jumped on Margaret’s back in …

NOTHING WAS HEARD OF THE GHOST AGAIN

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(In Aug. 1953) SOMEONE CLAIMED that the mandali’s quarters (at 101 Rajpur Road) housed an “evil spirit.” It was thought to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who had committed suicide there years ago. Krishna Nair wanted a room to himself, because after doing his nightwatch duty he needed to rest for some time during the morning. But …

SPIRITUAL WIRES USED TO HUM

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Later that day, (7 Aug.1926) Baba discussed the current wanderings of Upasni Maharaj and Hazrat Babajan: While I was travelling all over India and Persia, Maharaj kept himself at Sakori. But now that I am staying in Meherabad, Maharaj is travelling from one place to another. As in the case of important dignitaries being received by the nobility and higher …

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF OBEYING THE MASTER’S WISH

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According to the Irani calendar, August 6th, (1961) was the Prophet Zarathustra’s birthday. That day, for the first time since he returned from Poona a month ago, Baba left Meherazad and visited Meherabad to see the mandali and the resident families there. On his return, Baba expressed his dissatisfaction with Padri and his management of Meherabad. Pendu and Padri were …

TRANSITORINESS OF LIFE

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Baba again began giving discourses to the boys this same day, which he had stopped since January. Baba explained about the transitoriness of life. Sin and virtue, good and bad, heaven and hell are all bindings because they are transitory and illusory states. But such truths cannot be mentioned to the outside world because most of mankind lacks the preparedness …

I AM IN THIS WORLD TO HELP PEOPLE TO LOVE GOD . . .

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To a group Baba stated: (Aug. 4, 1952) I really am happy to see you today. Let me tell you this fact: there is nothing to worry about, nothing to be disheartened about. We are all, each of us, meant to be happy. God, who is within us all, is to be experienced as infinite happiness, and it can be …

IT IS THIS JOURNEY THAT MATTERS

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Numerous American and Russian rocket space flights were also in the news at this time. One morning, some remark from one of the mandali elicited this response from Baba on the subject of the exploration of space: However far man may fling himself into outer space, even if he were to succeed in reaching the furthermost object in the universe, …

REAL LOVE

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(In Aug. 1956) You assert, “I am God” because you have read and understood intellectually that there is nothing but God. But this assertion “I am God” falls apart, because you and your mind are not united – are not One. This assertion is due to having thoughts. Thinking is there; that means duality is there. There is no direct …

I KNOW THREE THINGS

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(In July 1958) Believe me, I am the Ancient One. There is no doubt about it. I am not this body that you see. It is only a cloak. I am Infinite Consciousness. I sit with you, play with you and laugh with you; but remember, I am simultaneously working on all the planes of consciousness. I have before me …

I AM GOD AND TOMORROW I AM COMING TO STAY IN YOUR TOWN

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THEY LEFT Uri at seven-thirty on the morning of July 30th, (1929)  but after going some distance, Baba directed Padri to turn around. Back in Uri, Baba found a blind boy and kindly handed him a cotton scarf. The blind boy was worshiped by the local people, who believed him to be an advanced soul. They then left Uri and …

. . . THEN YOU ARE LIBERATED

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(July 1956) Christ said, “Leave all and follow me.” What did that mean? Don replied, “I assume it means literally to leave everything and follow Christ within yourself.” Then Baba continued: But the meaning behind it was not to leave all these things; not to renounce the world, it was to obey.  Leave all thoughts, your selfish thoughts, and simply obey …

ON PRAYERS

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In Dhulia, (July 1929) a Brahmin priest lived in a room adjoining the mandali’s. Every morning he would get up early and loudly chant Hindu shlokas (verses) from the Shastras (Scriptures). The mandali complained about him to Baba. . . .  in reference to the Brahmin priest, Meher Baba explained: Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and …

BELOVED ARCHIVES LAUNCHES PODCAST ‘MEETING MEHER BABA’

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE AS REQUESTED === Dear Companions,   Beloved Archives has launched a podcast MEETING MEHER BABA.   Please forward our press release to your list and to all those who know about Meher Baba and wish to know more.   Thank you so much. Jai Meher Baba, Naosherwan 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Corporation         SAVE …

10TH ANNUAL PROGRAMME ON DISCOVERING THE AVATARIC TREASURE

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Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust, Ahmednagar 10th Annual Programme on Discovering the Avataric Treasure Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 7th, 8th, and 9th February 2020 First Announcement   The Avatar Meher Baba Trust, through its Library Committee, proposes to hold a three-day programme on “Discovering the Avataric Treasure” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 7th, 8th, and 9th February 2020 at M.P.C. Meeting Hall, Meherabad. The three-day programme will have …

THIRD ANNUAL A.M.B.P.P.C. TRUST PROGRAMME

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Third Annual A.M.B.P.P.C. Trust Programme “Celebrating a Century of Love from Meher Baba’s Life and Work” Centenary Year 1919 Monday 7th October 2019 at Meherabad M.P.C. Meeting Hall 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 2019 is the centenary year of the important landmark events in Baba’s life and work during 1919, and a programme will be organised to celebrate this occasion. During …

BABA EXPLAINS AURA AND HALO

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Presented here is Meher Baba’s discourse explaining the difference between an aura and a halo: The aura and the halo are two different things and people are unable to distinguish between the two. Few people know that an aura and a halo are quite different in their respective natures, despite their close interconnection. No man can ever possess both aura and halo completely …

WE MASTERS ALSO WORK AS SWEEPERS

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Pleader was new to the mandali, having recently joined Baba, and expressed his willingness to serve in any way. There were no sweepers in the ashram, and this was a problem as there were no flush toilets or septic tanks. Masaji was given the duty of cleaning the women’s toilets. The men mandali would relieve themselves in the fields, but …

EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE DO IN THE WORLD IS DONE TO OBTAIN HAPPINESS

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In the P.W.D. bungalow, the Master explained to the women about Maya, sanskaras and yoga. On Sunday, July 24th, (1938) he discoursed about happiness: Everything that people do in the world is done to obtain happiness. People seek power to derive happiness. They strive after money wishing to find happiness through possessions. That is all right when money is used …

THE MAIN THING THAT COUNTS IS LOVE FOR ME

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At 11 A.M., (July 23, 1956) all were called into the interview room. Cameramen from the television station NBC were going to take a short film. Don Stevens read Baba’s message “Deathless Living,” and afterwards Baba stated: It is the birthright of every human being to be happy, but most feel miserable. It is due to the load of sanskaras …

I TOO AM OLD, OLDER THAT THE EARTH. I AM THE OLDEST OF THE OLD.

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During Baba’s visit to New York, many of the Sufis came in his close contact, including Lud Dimpfl and his family, and Joseph Hamad Harb, age fifty-eight, originally from Lebanon. MEHER BABA also gave his touch to others, such as Jean Adriel (who, because she had been ill, had not been able to come to Myrtle Beach), Barbara Mahon, Beryl Williams, …

REMINDER – SCREENING OF BABA FILM TOMORROW SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday July 21, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start around 6:00 P.M. You are requested …

DO IT EVERY DAY . . . AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE THIS BLISS

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(In July 1956) One who hears the music of God in his heart – such wonderful music, for it is the Original Music – loses his bodily consciousness and sees God everywhere. God is within everyone. He is in all of us, Infinite, All-powerful. The helplessness that you now feel here is because you are now in the body, and …