WHAT CARE DO I HAVE FOR EXPENSES WHERE MY WORK IS CONCERNED?

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(Feb. 1939) Baba had mentioned taking the women to Taragarh Hill, but later remarked, “To go there is a headache. A palanquin will have to be hired for Nonny as she will not be able to make the steep climb. Besides the expense, I think it will be difficult for all.” Meanwhile, Rano and Kitty talked it over among themselves …

SHE IS BLESSED AND NOW RESTS IN ETERNAL BLISS IN ME

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On Sunday, February 27th, 1965, Kaikobad’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was forty-four. While dying, Baba’s name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, “Meheru has come to me and is freed forever from the rounds of births and deaths.” Kaikobad was in Meherazad and did not …

BABA EXPLAINS NAAZ AND NIAZ

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The next morning, February 26th, (1954) at eight o’clock, Baba informed Ramjoo he wanted to dictate something about the Sufi terms “naaz and niaz,” and asked for Kishan Singh, who was not present but doing some work where the mandali were staying. Baba complained, “Whenever I get the urge to say something important, things go wrong; either the microphone does …

I STARTED THIS GAME . . .

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More news about Upasni Maharaj’s condition came from Sakori. Shireenmai had been visiting in Bombay and, on February 25th, she was sent by her son to Sakori to inquire about Maharaj on his behalf. Shireenmai returned on the 27th and, on Meher Baba’s wish, gave the mandali an account of her encounter: When I went near Maharaj’s cage in Sakori, …

WINNING HIS HEART – 2020 FLYER & REGISTRATION LINK

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Dear Baba-lovers, Winning His Heart – WHH – has become an integral part of Beloved Baba’s birthday celebrations since the past few years. WHH aims at co-operative and harmonious participation of Baba-lovers of all age groups in individual and group items in various fields of art – singing, dancing, music, drawing, drama and the like – to showcase each one’s talents to …

UNFOUNDED RUMOR

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Upon Baba’s arrival, an unfounded rumor was spread, and so the following Life Circular was dictated by him on February 22nd, 1953: 107-A Rajpur Road Dehra Dun A certain rumor concerning myself and my disciples has reached my ears. It is to the effect that during my stay in Rishikesh with my disciples in 1942, some parcels were sent to …

WHEN THE AVATAR WILL ‘STING’ (MANIFEST) EVERY LIFE SUSTAINED IN CREATION WILL FEEL IT.

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After returning to Ahmednagar, on February 22nd, (1948) Baba in the evening discussed matters with the men mandali in the Ice Factory bungalow. In the course of the conversation, the subject of the Master’s manifestation came up and Baba asked those present, “What do you think constitutes one hundred percent proof of my manifestation as the Avatar?” Dr. Ghani, Dhakephalkar, …

THE THREE MESSAGES

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(Feb. 1954) Baba concluded, “I am most slippery. You will never catch hold of me because, being divine, I am also very human. Only if you lose your will one hundred percent in my will, will you know me; otherwise not.” Baba then asked Eruch to read out the three messages that Baba had dictated. The first message was: Do …

I DO NOT LIKE THE WAYS IN WHICH LOVE FOR ME IS EXPRESSED

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(Feb. 1054) “Remember, I am the most divine and, at the same time, the most human, so much so that no one – not even the rishis – can fathom my depth, because I am infinitely slippery. I do not like the ways and ceremonials in which love for me is expressed, such as garlanding me, performing arti, and so …

WHAT IS THE USE OF HAVING MY PHOTOGRAPH ON PAPER . . .

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(Feb. 1958) Dr. Deshmukh wanted to have group photographs taken with Baba, but Eruch explained that there was no time. On Deshmukh’s insistence, Baba asked who would take this responsibility. He added that if the person who took the responsibility failed to fulfill it, he would have to fast for seven days on water – not for any spiritual benefit …

“MEHER HALL” BEING DRESSED UP FOR BELOVED BABA’S BIRTHDAY. HENCE NO PROGRAMMES TILL 24TH FEBRUARY 2020

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Dear Baba-lovers, As “MEHER HALL” is being dressed up for Beloved Baba’s birthday, there will be no special programmes, readings or satsang until Monday, 25th February – Baba’s Birthday. The Centre will, however, remain open for darshan at the posted hours on all these days i.e. from 5:30 P.M. till 7:30 P.M. Baba’s birthday celebrations will commence at 4:30 A.M. …

YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT I WANT

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On Sunday morning, February 18th, 91962) at 9:45 A.M., the Ahmednagar bhajan group came to Meherazad to sing for Baba. Eruch and Don Stevens had gone out for a walk, as they would do every morning, but the Ahmednagar group had arrived fifteen minutes early. By the time Eruch and Don returned to Meherazad, Baba was already with them in …

A MIGHTY DIVINE JOKE

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After various other speeches, Ramjoo read out Baba’s message on Real Darshan (given in Dehra Dun). At ten-thirty, Baba dictated this message on the alphabet board: We are all one. Every one of you has the Infinite within, and yet, because of ignorance, everyone feels some kind of helplessness. It is a mighty divine joke that everyone, being most powerful and blissful, feels most …

INFINITE HONESTY AND INFINITE GOODNESS

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(Feb. 1954) Love for God can be expressed in so many ways because He has infinite aspects. The three aspects of power, knowledge and bliss are well known, but infinite honesty and infinite goodness are also main aspects – and goodness means where there is no thought of self. When you serve your fellow beings with selflessness, you serve God; …

REAL DEVOTIONAL MUSIC IS HERE

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(Feb. 1954) Nearly five thousand people gathered in Guntur. When Baba was about to leave after the darshan, a boy came running toward him. Prostrating himself, he laid his head on Baba’s feet. Baba had forbidden this sort of obeisance, and so in return he put his head on Eruch’s feet and remarked, “The boy is on the path.” Baba …

WITHOUT ACTUAL EXPERIENCE, ALL PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENTS ARE IDLE TALK . . .

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In the spiritual path, these messages and addresses mean nothing. Without actual experience, all philosophical statements are idle talk, and all these ceremonies are a further addition to the existing illusion. If, instead of erecting churches, fire-temples, mandirs (temples) and mosques, people were to establish the House of God in their hearts for their Beloved God, my work will have …

SPIRITUAL SUICIDE SQUAD

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(Feb. 1954) Baba arrived in Dhanauri, where a special meeting of these workers was to be convened. Keshav called this congregation “Durbar-e-Khas” (the Court of the Selected Ones), and Bhau was nervous about what was to transpire, since Baba had stated in Mahabaleshwar he would appoint him the leader of a “spiritual suicide squad,” and he thought it was this …

MEANS TO FREE ONESELF FROM MAYA

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During this brief visit to Madras,  (Feb. 1934) Baba explained about Maya to Sampath Aiyangar: It is like this: If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean, then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach. If he really wants the pearl, he should try his …

LIFE OF ABSOLUTE INACTION IS TO COMPLETELY SURRENDER TO A PERFECT MASTER

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(Feb. 1954)God is eternally free. To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion. The greater the strife and the more intensified the struggle to attain liberation, the more the shackles of illusion are felt, because this very action brings greater awareness of the illusion, which then becomes all the more impressive and realistic. All actions, whether …

LOVING GOD IN DAILY LIFE

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(Feb. 1954) He gave this message through his alphabet board: I belong to no religion. Every religion belongs to me. My own personal religion is of my being the Ancient Infinite One, and the religion I teach to all is of love for God. This love can be practiced by anyone, high, low, rich, poor; and everyone of every caste …

. . . I ALSO FORGIVE, WHETHER YOU ARE FOUND GUILTY OR NOT

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(Feb. 1958) Seeing Baba perspiring, someone offered to fan him. Baba remarked, “I don’t need it. Those who embrace me give out a breeze of love. I sweat and I get the breeze. If not for enjoying the love of my lovers, why should I take this body? I have taken it only to undergo suffering, hardships, discomforts and inconveniences.” …

NOT YET LEARNED TO CONTROL ANGER

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(Feb. 1949) Meanwhile, Padri was busy fitting the plumbing to the new building at Pimpalgaon. Baba would visit daily and insist that he speed up the work. Once, in a teasing mood, Baba remarked to Padri, “Be more careful of the laborers working here. They are being paid and you must get a full day’s work from them.” Padri replied …

MANONASH

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(February 06, 1952) God is everywhere and does everything. God is within us and knows everything. God is without us and sees everything. God is beyond us and IS everything. The One, All-pervading, All-comprehending, All-powerful God, Who is the Self of ourselves and besides Whom nothing is real, has helped me and guided me during this Manonash period of my …

GIVE US SPEECH, O SILENT MEHER BABA

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During the New Life (1951), one of the bullocks from the caravan had been given to a friend of Kumar’s named Lekh Raj. Lekh Raj was the founder of Nanhi Duniya, a school for deaf and mute children in Dehra Dun. When Baba gave darshan in Dehra Dun back in November 1953, the children came with a long flower garland …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD IN MARCH 2020

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Jai Baba Dear Baba family, Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre a year end trip is planned to Meherabad: From Thursday the 12th (Dhooni) to Saturday the 14th of March Please note that children under the age of two years (complete) are not accommodated in MPR. The cost of the trips will be Rs 3,300/- for 3 …

BE HONEST IN MY LOVE

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One thing is definite: I love you more than you love me. Out of your love for me, you have come from distant places for my sahavas. I know each and every work you have done for me in Andhra and elsewhere, and there is no need for you to tell me anything about it – so much so that …

THE SPLIT “I” OR SPLIT EGO

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(Feb. 1958) On Baba’s instruction, Eruch then read the discourse on the Split “I” or Split Ego. One man, in regard to the Real “I” and the false “I,” interrupted and asked, “Does ‘I’ mean the physical body?” Baba replied: It is the false “I” that asks this question. “I am Mr. ‘X’ … I am hungry … I had …

THE SECRET IS THAT YOU HAVE TO BECOME WHAT YOU ALREADY ARE

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(Feb. 1954) … Ramjoo read out Filis Frederick’s editorial in The Awakener (January 1954 issue) on “The Divine Birth.” At 9:30 A.M., Ramjoo read out this message, which Baba had dictated shortly before leaving Mahabaleshwar: I am never born, I never die. Yet, every moment, I take birth and undergo death. The countless illusory births and deaths are necessary landmarks …

REMINDER – HILLA TALWAR (KOTWAL) TO SPEAK AT THE CENTRE ON SUNDAY FEB.02.

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Dear Baba lovers, As intimated earlier, Hilla Talwar, daughter of Savak and Nergiz Kotwal. who lived with their family in Baba’s Ashram in early days, would be speaking about her life and times with Beloved Baba and His mandali. Date: Tomorrow, Sunday February 02, 2020. Time: 5:30 P.M. onward. Venue: Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre. Please inform others in your …

INWARDLY REMEMBER ME AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. THAT IS MY REAL WORSHIP

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In the Dehra Dun group, (Feb. 1958) discord had arisen in some families about the manner in which certain family members were loving and worshiping Baba. Baba settled the matter in his masterful way, by advising the parties concerned not to hurt the feelings of their near and dear ones. In such cases, Baba stated, he preferred that they remove …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 12

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The beginning of an endless new story! Mehera and the women Mandali came for their last darshan. All stood silently around the Tomb. In the pin-drop silence, only the loud sobs could be heard of the one who loved the only One as He should be loved. The women Mandali put a garland round Baba and with eyes that betrayed the sorrow in their …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 11

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Happy Birthday to You! Some of Baba’s old treasures were shown by the Mandali to the lovers. One was an old patched coat, originally black but practically covered with patches of blue and black. Baba had said that this coat was the most sacred of His possessions. He had worn it steadily for eight years from 1921. Referring to the coat, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 10

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Would there be a resurrection today? The women Mandali occupied the empty rooms on Meherabad hill. They would come several times each day to see Baba in the Tomb. The long queues of men, women and children would then be temporarily stopped and the Tomb vacated. Mehera and the other women Mandali would then enter the Tomb. To see Mehera …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 9

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Sleeping on a bed of roses! Two volunteers remained in the Tomb all the time. One would fan Baba while he sat on the landing of the crypt, the other would be busy collecting flowers at the door and swabbing the floor with a wet cloth to remove the dust that flew inside in plenty with thousands stamping and bowing at the door. The …

TIME TABLE AND WEBCAST – 51ST AMARTITHI 2020

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Timetable & Webcast – 51st Amartithi 2020 Jai Meher Baba! Dear Beloved Baba’s Family, The 51st Amartithi 2020 programme timetable is now available for viewing online on the Avatar Meher Baba Trust website.  Simply click on this link: 51st Amatithi Programme Or open the Avatar Meher Baba Trust website ambppct.org, and go to the Home page tabs:   Activities/Events. On the “Events” page, click …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 8

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They were tears of love ! News had already reached Bombay by the evening of the 31st. Lovers rushed to the station to catch a train or a bus or got into cars and taxies to leave for Meherabad. Some arrived soon after Baba’s body had been placed in the Tomb. Padri and Chhagan stayed the whole night in the Tomb on Friday …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 7

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For Baba there is no goodbye ! While the record “Begin the Beguine” was being played several times, Dr. Donkin arrived with an ambulance. Baba was lifted on a stretcher from His room in Meherazad and brought to the men Mandali room. The stretcher was placed on His aluminium bed. The Mandali came one by one and bowed down for the last time in …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 6

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To live eternally in the hearts of all His lovers! The Mandali around Baba now realised that Baba had dropped His physical body. The reaction of the women Mandali was as womanly as it was heart-achingly understandable. They just could not bring themselves to believe that Baba had dropped His body. Mehera came into Baba’s room when He choked and had the …

HILLA TALWAR (KOTWAL) TO SPEAK AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers,   Jai Baba!   We are happy to inform that Hilla Talwar would be speaking about her life and times with Beloved Baba at our Bombay Centre on Sunday February 2, 2020.   Hilla first met Baba when she was around 3 to 4 months old. While at their home during Baba’s short stay in Bombay, He …

MEHER ABABA’S LAST SAHVAS – PART 5

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“It is getting late!” After Padri gave Baba the fourth dose, Baba for the last time then enquired whether Dr. Ginde had come. He was answered in the negative. Baba gestured, “By this time he should have come, it is getting late.” The Mandali were too busy attending to Baba’s needs and this statement did not make them suspect anything. Padri asked Eruch to …

BOMBAY CENTRE TO REMAIN OPEN ON BABA’S AMARTITHI DURING POSTED HOURS

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Dear Baba Lovers, Jai Baba! Friday, 31st January 2020 marks the fifty-first Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba, when most of the Baba-lovers would be visiting Meherabad to pay homage to Baba at His Samadhi. For the convenience of those who cannot make it to Meherabad and would like to spend quiet time with Baba in Mumbai, the Bombay Centre …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 4

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“This is my crucifixion!” Bhau Kalchuri, who was constantly near Baba on the last night said that at 9:30 p.m. Baba told him, “I am not this body.” At 10:30 p.m. and again at 12:30 a.m. Baba told him, “Don’t Worry.” At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, 31st January, 1969, the following from the Mandali were called to be near Baba: Eruch, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 3

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“Carry out every command of the Master!” On 30th January, (1969) the spasms increased manifold. Even finger movements would precipitate a spasm making it very difficult to read Baba’s gestures. Dr. Grant was called from Poona. He felt Baba’s health was improving and so asked Baba to take a high protein diet. Baba asked him whether he ate meat and fish. The doctor replied …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 2

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“The shop will now be opened!” On the 22nd of December, (1968) Mehera’s birthday was celebrated in the usual manner. About 200 lovers from Bombay had been called for the occasion. On 23rd December Dara, Baba’s nephew, and his wife Amrit, daughter of Shatrugna Kumar of Dehradun were blessed at Meherazad. Baba had taken a great interest in this wedding. In fact, Baba had …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 1

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MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS Dr. Hoshang P. Bharucha. We sat down under a tree and heard the long story … from Eruch and the other members of the Mandali. On the 19th of November, 1968, Beloved Baba asked one of His lovers from the Ahmednagar Meher Baba Centre to cook and send for Him “Sambhar” (curry) and rice. She did …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba. As we approach the fifty-first Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba which falls on Friday, January 31, 2020, we, at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai, intend to bring alive the memory of the last days of Beloved Baba’s ministry on earth through sharing of excerpts from a splendid book, “Meher Baba’s Last Sahavas” …

YOU ARE ALWAYS EVERYWHERE

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During the following day, (January 18, 1937) Baba allowed the Westerners to ask him questions. Baba began by dictating: “It is so easy for you to love those whom you already love, but to love those whom you hate, that is something! “By loving I mean not merely being kind. Does any one of you think it is possible to …

BACKBITING

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Later in the day, while discoursing to the group, Baba explained to them: Of the three most important things to be eliminated before attaining God-Realization – greed, lust and backbiting – backbiting is the worst and most disastrous. One can overcome greed, and even lust, though both are very hard to get rid of; but by far the worst, and …

ALL ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICES LEAD TO THIS

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(Jan. 1939) When suffering leads to real, eternal happiness, we should not attach importance to this suffering. It is to eliminate suffering that suffering has to be. People suffer because they are not satisfied. They want more and more. Ignorance gives rise to greed and vanity. If you want nothing, would you then suffer? But you do want. If you …

STAGES ON THE PATH

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On January 15th, (1923) the Master offered to explain to Khak Saheb and Ghani about the current melancholy prevalent in the minds of the men: In this path, ordinarily one has to pass through three stages. The first stage consists of a keen interest and intense longing to know about and experience God, resulting in bright hopes and pleasant expectations. …

THE OCEAN IS NEVER POLUTED

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(Jan 1953) During the Nagpur stay, Baba and the mandali’s food was coming from Nana Kher’s family’s house and was daily being delivered to where Baba was staying. He was not eating at anyone’s house, but he once went to see the Kher family at their residence. There were so many dishes for lunch that Baba complimented Nana’s mother, Godubai, …

FASTING

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Later that day, (January 13, 1942) Baba called all the men mandali to the mast ashram at three that afternoon, and gave this explanation about fasting: The body will survive for ninety-five days if one remains only on water. Just as the body feeds on food, so the mind feeds on desires, and indulgence in these desires feeds the mind and …

BABA’S COMMENTS ON THE FILM TEN COMMANDMENTS

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(Jan 1958) Baba had sent word beforehand that he would not be giving darshan, and that no one should come to see him at Ashiana except for those few he called. He did, however, go with the men to see the Cecil B. De Mille movie The Ten Commandments at the Regal Cinema, but he stayed only up to the …

YOU DO NOT REALLY WANT WHAT YOU THINK AND SAY YOU WANT

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ON SUNDAY,  January 11th, 1959, a Christian, who wished to “lead a perfect life of love and service in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ,” expressed a keen desire for Meher Baba’s guidance. The man’s request for an interview was granted. When he arrived at the appointed time, Baba was amidst a gathering. This seemed to disturb the man, …

SACRIFICE IS SWEET WHEN IT IS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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(Jan. 1939) A finely dressed man came to see Baba and prayed to him for guidance on the path. Baba asked him, “For what do you want this guidance?” The man confessed, “I have incurred numerous debts to maintain my family in comfort; now the debts are weighing on me like a great mountain. They pierce me like arrows and …

THE SEVEN REALITIES

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It was in Jaipur, on Thursday, January 9th, 1941, that the Master dictated his message, The Seven Realities of Meher Baba’s Teaching. It stated: Meher Baba’s teaching gives no importance to creed, dogma, caste systems and the performance of religious ceremonies and rites, but to the UNDERSTANDING of the following seven Realities: 1.  The only Real Existence is that of …

I ALONE AM REAL, ALL ELSE IS ILLUSION . . .

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Baba sent the group away and called about twenty of the workers of the Eluru Meher Centre to his room. He spelled out to them, “I say with my divine authority that I am God.” He repeated his statement, “I declare with my divine authority that I am God.” Then he concluded,”I am God in human form. I alone am real; all …

BABA STARTED USING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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Initially, after he quit writing,(January 2, 1927) when Meher Baba wished to express himself, he would pick up a newspaper and point to the appropriate letters or words. But as this method was found to be cumbersome and time consuming, Chanji typed the English alphabet in capital letters on a piece of paper which Baba began using. This being too small, Pendu suggested …

ISN’T HE THE SUPREME EGOTIST?

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. . . Dr. Deshmukh arrived from Nagpur to see Baba in Jabalpur. His mind was quite troubled and he told Baba that people were asking him why Baba was calling himself “God.” They were saying, “Isn’t this the expression of his ego? Isn’t he a supreme egotist?” Deshmukh did not know how to answer them. To pacify Deshmukh, Baba …

REMAIN DETACHED TOWARD RESULTS

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On January 5th, (1939) Baba explained to Jal Kerawala: Always remain detached toward results. The result of something may be good or bad, but you should be detached from both. Like Ramakrishna, dedicate everything to your Master. Let not the dirt of the sanskaras of your thoughts and deeds touch you, by surrendering every thought and act at the feet …

EXISTENCE AND LIFE

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Several days after Baba had settled in Mahabaleshwar, (Jan. 1954) he called Kishan Singh and Kumar from Dehra Dun and dictated the message “Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow”: Existence is Eternal, whereas Life is perishable. Comparatively, Existence is what his body is to man, and Life is as the cloth that covers the body. The same body changes …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY JAN. 5, 2020

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Jan. 05, 2020 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 …

WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL PATH?

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The reporters were then introduced to Baba individually. At the end of their ten-minute audience, one of them asked, “Meher Baba, what is the spiritual path, and what is the criteria for one being on the path?” Baba smiled, for they had been instructed not to ask questions, but nevertheless, he explained: When you begin to think of yourself as …

THE REAL JAPA

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Army General Bhandari of Poona was being transferred to Delhi. Having the urge to pay respects to Baba before leaving, without prior intimation, he and his wife came to Meherazad on January 2nd, 1964, with their seventeen-year-old daughter, Reva. General Bhandari also brought the brigadier general in charge of the military post in Ahmednagar and several other officers. Baba in …

LOVE FOR GOD ALONE COUNTS

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One of the reporters remarked, “Although one makes a determined beginning, one’s enthusiasm slowly wanes when there seems nothing to show for the efforts, and this is followed by a feeling of mental depression.” Baba answered through Eruch: Yes, this is quite common. Whatever the efforts you make, whatever the failures that seem to result, whatever the despair that follows, …

TO LOVE ME AS I SHOULD BE LOVED

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On December 31st, (1964) Baba dictated this special message to be sent to Adi Arjani in Pakistan, who did a daily-diary project of collecting Baba’s statements: “To love those whom you could not hate is natural; but to love those whom you cannot love is to love me as I should be loved.” Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. …

MEHERABAD YOUNG ADULT SAHAVAS 2020

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE ===   Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2020 Dear Baba Lovers, We are delighted to announce: With Beloved Baba’s Love Blessings, the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas – 2020 will be celebrated from Sunday 14th June, 2020 afternoon through Saturday 20th June, 2020 afternoon in Meherabad. Kindly visit AMBPPCT website for full details. AMBPPCT website link: http://www.ambppct.org/yas20.php For questions or …

I HAVE COME TO DESTROY ALL SUCH THINGS, BUT . . .

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Keki Nalavala came to see Baba on Sunday, December 30th, (1963) from Dehra Dun. Although he knew that there was a strict injunction against visitors, he had come anyway and met Adi at Khushru Quarters. Adi was so annoyed with him for coming that he refused to help him, even to the extent of not arranging for a taxi, because …

YOUR DEATH WILL NOT PAIN ME, BUT YOUR DISOBEDIENCE TO MY ORDERS WILL!

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Bhau would also go to Poona every Sunday to receive instructions concerning the mandali recovering in Satara, and report to Baba about their condition. He would return to Satara the same evening. This was a period of terrible mental strain for Bhau. Baba would tell him to rest, but he could not obey because someone had to look after Eruch …

ONCE FAITH IS BORN, THERE IS NO QUESTION OF OUR EXISTENCE OR OUR PASSING AWAY

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ON DECEMBER 30th, (1964) a member of parliament in Delhi, named Seth Govindas, arrived in Meherazad with Amiya Kumar Hazra. Hazra was an old lover, who availed himself of every opportunity of Baba’s darshan with his family. Govindas came to know about Meher Baba through Hazra. Govindas’ son, who was a government minister in the Madhya Pradesh cabinet, had recently …

IT IS OF NO USE GARLANDING A MERE FRAME OF BABA’S PICTURE

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After his return from India, John Bass wrote to Adi Sr. inquiring how they should conduct their Monday Night meetings in New York City. Ruth Ringer suggested that the meetings be done along the lines of those she had witnessed in Calcutta – singing Baba’s arti, burning incense, distributing prasad, reciting Baba’s prayers and garlanding his photograph with flowers. In …

DO NOT FORGET THAT I AM GOD

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Starting on December 26th, (1968) Baba’s muscle spasms increased. Movements would sometimes precipitate a spasm. By the end of the month, his hemoglobin remained constant at ten percent but his urea level was still high at 136 mg percent. Dr. Ginde wrote that he was concerned about it and could not understand the cause for it. But after Baba’s second …

MY WORK COMES FIRST

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In late December, (1962) Baba began complaining of continual headaches, but he would not let Goher consult Dr. Ginde or other outside doctors. He tried aspirin for relief, but it was found that he was allergic to it. The painful headaches continued for several months, yet Baba continued his daily routine. After the East-West Gathering, Baba would get not only …

MEHERA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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TO COMPENSATE for the “all-male” day held at Meherazad back in October when Jaipuri Qawaal had come to sing, about two hundred fifty women from Ahmednagar, Poona, Bombay, Navsari and Meherabad were called to Meherazad to celebrate Mehera’s birthday. The large group of women arrived at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, December 23rd. (1963). They had been instructed not to bring …

MEMORIAL TOWER

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On December 22nd, (1944) Baba left with the women to stay at Meherabad, where a unique event took place the next day. Baba called all his lovers from Ahmednagar to Meherabad on December 23rd, and also all the guests who had attended Nariman’s and Arnavaz’s wedding. A two-foot pit was dug near Masaji’s grave. Chanji’s bedding roll was then buried …

RITUALS AND CEREMONIES

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Rituals and Ceremonies: (Dec. 1952) The diverse rituals and ceremonies of different religions and cults are intended to release divine love, but they mostly bind the soul to the repetitive mechanism of expressive forms. Attachment to the rigid forms of external expressions of love to God not only limits the love itself but creates separative divisions between one religion and …

BABA GAVE DISCOURSES TO THE CHILDREN

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Meher Baba gave discourses to the children, often using similes and analogies to illustrate his points. On December 18th, (1927) Baba brought out a doll and explained the progression of evolution. Bending the head of the doll downward and folding all its limbs inside, Baba stated, “This is the state of inanimate objects in the world, such as stones, rocks …

IF YOU KEEP ME HAPPY IN ALL, I WILL BE SO PLEASED WITH YOUR LOVE . . .

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Meanwhile, Baba called an inspector of police named K. S. Savant and his wife, Hemlata, to Satara, and they arrived on the morning of Sunday, December 18th. (1955). They were old lovers, experiencing a certain difficulty which Baba wished to clear up. At home, Hemlata would sit in her prayer room absorbed in Baba’s remembrance. She would neither cook nor …

EVEN IF YOU LEAVE ME, I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

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The following day, December 17, (1928) Baba began cleaning the boys’ toilets, allowing only his brother Jal to help in this work. Regarding this lowly task, Baba explained to the mandali: Sadgurus are in the highest state, yet they work like sweepers to abolish the bad sanskaras of sinners; but here I have to do this outwardly filthy work of cleaning the …

TRUE SPIRITUALITY

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Garrett Fort was full of questions about what constituted spirituality, renunciation, and the spiritual path. On December 17th, (1936) Baba stated to the group, while directing his comments at Fort: “Divinity is not devoid of humanity – it lifts mankind to God. Nor does spirituality necessarily imply the renunciation of worldly activities. “True spirituality signifies the internal renunciation of mundane …

IN THIS APPARENT HELPLESSNESS, I DECLARE AGAIN THAT EVERYTHING EXCEPT GOD IS ILLUSION

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On the evening of December 15th, ​(1956) Baba informed the women mandali: During the last seventy-five days of my seclusion, beginning from the day of the accident, I have to work through physical suffering. The main pattern of its intensity resembles climbing a hill: the first three weeks being in the ascension. Therefore, the critical week beginning tomorrow is the …

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVATAR AND THE PERFECT MASTERS

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(Dec. 15, 1929) Every God-Realized personality is perfect. However, those who come down and act as Masters – the Sadgurus and Avatar – come down with their minds universal and use divine powers to work for others. There is a place, Vidnyan Bhumika, where the Masters work and rest. It is similar to a threshold in between two places, where …

MY NAME IS THE MOSQUITO NET

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On December 12th, (1941) Baba explained another point to the women about meditation: Those of you who are unable to meditate should repeat my name without being bothered by thoughts. Thoughts are like mosquitoes, and my name is the mosquito net. When you are within the mosquito net, the mosquitoes may buzz around you, but they cannot bite you. Thus, …

THIS PATH IS NOT FOR THE WEAK AND THE FAINT-HEARTED!

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Divine love is the gift of God to man. It can be compared with the grace of the Sadguru which enables man to realize God in a flash. The true lover of God (Mard-e-Khuda) is he whose whole life has become like dust. The agony of love is so dear to him that, although it burns him to ashes, he …

INTENSE “STILLNESS”

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This letter from Eruch to his family at Akbar Press on Sunday, December 10th, (1960) aptly sums up Baba’s condition: Beloved Baba’s health is not at all good. He has terrible pain all over his body, but he does not tell us what it all is. From all outward appearances he looks as if in terrible pain, and he makes …

SUCH WAS THE ALL-MERCIFUL ONE’ PLAY!

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IN DECEMBER 1943, an Irani came to Meherabad and wanted to place five hundred rupees at Baba’s feet. Baba did not accept the money, but the man entreated him again; so Baba motioned to him to give it to Eruch, remarking, “You, Eruch, have to hand over this amount to a family who is very poor, but who cannot beg. …

EVERYTHING IS IN GOD, BUT THE HELP OF THE SADGURU IS NEEDED . . .

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Baba emphasized to the boys, (Dec. 1928) “Every thing is in God, but the help of the Sadguru is needed in order to know and experience God.” To illustrate this, Meher Baba narrated the following story: Once in the jungle, a tigress died after giving birth to a cub. The cub remained hungry, without food or water for days. A …

I AM EVERYTHING AND IN EVERYONE. THIS EXPERIENCE IS SAHAJ!

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At the end of a Hindi song, referring to the status of a Sadguru, Baba conveyed: “I am eternally and indivisibly One and continually experience that state. I am myself everything – the drum and the harmonium, the notes and the tunes, and the singers and the listeners! I am everything and in everyone.” He asked Ramakrishnan, “Do you follow …

YOU ARE GOD, AND YET YOU HAVE TO BECOME GOD

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(Dec 1957) While most of the group were occupied in doing full justice to the refreshments, Baba called Amiya Hazra before him and explained: What is God? God is neither heavy nor light in weight. He is all-pervading. He is absolutely independent. But everything depends upon Him. You have a body; it is matter. You also have energy and mind. …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 08, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Dec. 08, 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 “An Act of God” is a reminiscence of Baba’s mandali of the day on which Beloved Baba took upon …

THIS WAS HIS LEELA . . .

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(Dec. 1960) At night, Baba would become restless and sit up in bed gesturing, “I feel very hungry!” He did this every night during the entire period of the twenty-one-day fast, while his lovers were fasting at different places. Bhau knew from experience that whenever there were floods, famine or starvation prevalent anywhere in the world, Baba would silently cry …

WHILE THE SO-CALLED RICH MAY BOW DOWN TO ME, I BOW DOWN TO THE POOR

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Although Meher Baba remained in seclusion, on occasion he would allow individuals to see him. During the month of December, a family from Andhra was allowed to come. Dr. Pedersen of Booth Hospital met Baba one day. The Collector of Ahmednagar was another visitor. There are no accounts of their meetings. During this period an incident occurred that disturbed K. …