UNKNOWINGLY, THIS THIEF HAD SOUGHT GOD’S PROTECTION

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(Oct. 1947) Baba and the mandali spent the night at the railway station, as they were to leave early the following morning. Here a memorable incident took place. Baba and the men would always carry their bedding rolls with them, and at the station they spread them out on the ground at the end of the stone platform. One of …

YOU ARE NOT LIKE AYAZ, BUT PIYAZ – ONIONS!

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Once, (Oct. 1939) when explaining to the women about love, Baba narrated this story about the ancient Persian king Gaznavi: King Muhammad Gaznavi had a slave named Ayaz, who loved him very much. He obeyed the king in every detail and carried out all his behests. Ayaz had no care for his own life and, to keep Gaznavi happy, would …

DO NOT AK FOR MY GRACE . . .

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On the morning of October 23rd, (1960) Baba, during the course of conversation, stated: “What can you achieve through talks? Reading also does not help. Any amount of reading or hearing has no value. Real understanding comes in a flash!” To Bharucha and Vesuna, Baba stated: “I have called you to Meherazad not for sahavas but to help me in …

BABA TALKS ABOUT FOOD

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The subject then turned to different types of food and Baba made the following remarks: There are three things that are good for increasing and purifying the blood: pomegranates, grapes and tomatoes; but grapes have one defect, they create bile. Okra is good for people with backaches. Potatoes give strength, but create gas. Lentils are good; beans, pumpkins, cabbages and …

. . . BUT SHE MUST DIE HERE AND NOW IN MY PRESENCE

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he entire Meherabad zoo of birds and animals had been brought to Bangalore and set up in the Links compound. (Oct. 1939). The women were now mostly occupied in looking after the cleaning, feeding and watering of its inmates. There were many ducks, hens and a rooster, whose water ponds were to be daily cleaned and refilled with fresh water. …

NOT FOR THE SAKE OF COMFORT BUT . . .

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During one train journey, (Oct. 1947) Meherjee, in Bombay, offered to pay for first class tickets for Baba’s journey. “Can you afford it?” Baba asked. Usually Baba would travel third class, but this time he agreed. Two first class tickets were purchased and two tickets for Baidul and Gustadji in the small “servant-class” compartment, a third class compartment that adjoined …

THE USEFULNESS OF HUMAN SERVICE AT ITS PUREST

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… The vice-principal of Kolhapur University, a Mr. Dixit, invited Baba to participate in the opening of a new Montessori school, but because of his seclusion, Baba did not go. Instead, on Sunday, October 18th, (1942) he sent Adi Sr. to deliver this message: The form of service that a Montessori school takes has a practical value, if one’s service …

LOVE FOR GOD IS THE BEST AVENUE TO REAL KNOWLEDGE

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After these assignments were made, Baba dictated the following discourse on Knowledge (Dnyan): (Oct. 1952). Knowledge (Dnyan) is a thing that even after endless evolutionary forms, it is very difficult to attain. But it could even be grasped in a fraction of a second; such is Knowledge. Imagination is so strong, and its scope is so infinite, that you can …

BABA’S SERMON

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Being just now in the Old Life for these few hours, I will tell you what I feel to be the established divine facts: Essentially, we are all One. The feeling of our being otherwise is due to ignorance. Soul desires consciousness to know itself; but in its progress toward this Goal, which it cannot realize independently of creation, it …

YOU WILL BE FREE FROM THE ROUNDS OF BIRTH AND DEATH

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ON ONE OCCASION, Baba visited Akbar Press in Ahmednagar, where Shirin Damania was bedridden with arthritis. Baba asked her what she wanted. Eruch urged her, “Tell Baba to make your body all right so you can move about as before.” (Oct, 1948). Baba assured her, “There is only one remedy for that – you will be all right if I …

SANSKARAS MUST BALANCE

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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 …

YOU ARE THE FIRST TO PIERCE MY HEART

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They arrived on the morning of October 12th, (1946) but then learned that Pir Fazal Shah, the saint they had come to see, had left for Kotah. Baba decided to leave the luggage at the station, and they boarded the train for Kotah, where they arrived at eight-forty that night. They immediately went to the saint’s abode. Pir Fazal, a mental …

FIRST NIGHT OF ELECTRICITY AT MEHERAZAD

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Meanwhile Padri, who had been working diligently, had by now completed the electrical fittings at Meherazad by installing a generator. The electric inspector came on October 12th, (1949) tested the equipment and, finding it satisfactory, permitted its use. On that night of October 12th, for the first time, Meherazad was functioning with electric lights. But Baba, who had insisted that …

IT IS NO SIN

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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 …

. . . AND THEY LAUGHED OVER THEIR FOOLISH THOUGHTS

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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. (Oct. 1941). Baba narrated to them a story about a Sadguru in answer to their unspoken question: A disciple used to always ask …

ONE’S NATURE AFTER GOD REALIZATION

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One afternoon, (Oct. 1922) Baba called Ghani to massage his legs, and as he was doing it, Baba uttered, “May God help you!” Ghani burst out laughing and when Baba asked him the reason, he replied, “We generally find it very difficult to follow the drift of your utterances. Your words seem to have a deeper meaning than that denoted …

THE TEMPLE IS A PRISON FOR THE LORD

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A few days after his mast trip, (Oct. 1954) Baba, with Eruch, Baidul, Kumar and Bhau, returned on several occasions to Islampur and Kolhapur to work with two particular masts. Baba would leave Satara in the morning and return the same evening. He worked with a mast in Islampur named Dhondi Bua, a tall figure, who was quite robust and …

THE INNER PATH IS SIMILAR

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Although several of the boys had been quite mischievous during his absence, Baba did not reprimand them. At five o’clock on October 7th, Baba went for a walk to the river bank with the boys. The river was more than a mile away, and while walking they had to remove thorns and walk on stones along the rough path. When …

THIS IS YOUR REWARD FOR NOT BEING ON TIME

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During this period (Oct. 1958) of Baba’s seclusion, Bhau was keeping watch by Baba all night and also had various daytime duties to attend to. Even when he tried to get some sleep for a few hours, the loud repetitions the other mandali were ordered to do would disturb him. When he would go for his tea at 9:00 A.M., …

HOW IS IT THAT ALL THESE THINGS ARE BOTTLED UP IN YOUR EYES

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One of those who came during his vacation (Oct./Nov. 1963) was Niranjan Singh of Delhi. Niranjan had an exceptional intellect, and was well respected as the head of the science department at his college. Being a physicist, whenever he came, he would inevitably question Baba about the cosmic creation, or about oneness and manyness, human beings on other planets, evolution …

GOD IS INDIVISIBLY IN EACH AND EVER ONE

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(Oct. 1962) Another point is that God alone is and there is nothing but God. God is indivisibly one, and He is indivisibly in each and every one. He cannot be divided. Yet we see everywhere these divisions! What is this separateness? There are Anita, Beryl, Ella, Harry, Charles, and others. Why this separateness? Why are you all separate? God …

NOT SELFLESS SERVICE, BUT MOST SELFISH SERVICE

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(Oct. 1964) Meanwhile, in North India, there was a severe drought and thousands of poor people were starving. 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 …

NO EDUCATIONAL GATHERING TO CELEBRATE BELOVED BABA’S 52ND AMARTITHI ON 31ST JANUARY 2021

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Telegram : “MEHERBABA”  Ahmednagar Email :[email protected]  (Meherabad Office) Telephone No. (0241) 2343666, 2347093, Ahmednagar Office 2548777, 2548499, Meherabad Trustees Office AVATAR MEHER BABA P. P. C. TRUST POST BAG NO. 31, KING’S ROAD, AHMEDNAGAR – 414 001 MEHERABAD 1st October, 2020 Jai Baba dear Baba Lovers, With heavy hearts, we have to announce that there will be no Educational Gathering to celebrate …

THIS INEXPLICABLE EXPERIENCE HUMBLED HER

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The Davys’ oldest daughter May also met Baba a number of times. However, unlike Herbert and Kitty, she was skeptical of Baba and confronted him, “I have faith in Christ and also believe that there is no other Christ and there will be no other such being in the future. Jesus was the only one and will be the only …

BABA’S LAST AMUSEMENT WITH HIS OLD COMPANION, GUSTADJI

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On September 30th, (1957) one hundred and one elders from Pimpalgaon villagers were brought to Meherazad. As he had done with the lepers and children before, Baba bowed down to each old man and woman and gave ten rupees and sweets as his prasad. Baba continued working with Kaikobad for half an hour every day. Kaikobad did not have the least idea what great …

A HINT TO GUSTADJI ABOUT HIS IMMINENT DEATH

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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 work …

THE POOR DESERVE MY FIRST CONSIDERATION

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On September 28th, (1931) Baba asked Kitty’s mother Helena if there were anything she would like to ask him. “How should I address you? As Lord Baba?” she asked. Baba smiled and indicated that was fine. Mrs. Davy then said, “I am the secretary of a charitable institution which provides shelter to the poor, destitute and elderly. I try to …

WARRIOR SHARED IN MY WORK AND NOW HE IS FREE

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During Baba’s seclusion, he had instructed the women to send the dog Warrior to him for a certain period, and Baba himself fed the dog in the mast ashram. After this, Warrior was not well, and Elizabeth, who was looking after him, took him to the veterinarian for medicine and treatment. But Warrior did not recover, and at 10 A.M. …

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THIS CONFUSION, I AM QUITE HAPPY . . .

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BY SEPTEMBER 26th, (1929) they reached the Persian port of Mohammerah (Khorramshahr), and all were requested to be inoculated against cholera. Chanji tried to have Baba exempted from this as he had already had a vaccination in Bombay before leaving, but he failed and Baba was forced to take the injection. When they disembarked and were going through customs, the customs …

THE WORK RELATING TO THE WELFARE TO BABIES IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF

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Goma Ganesh Pathak, one of the former teachers of the Meher Ashram school, was doing social work in Ahmednagar and would come to see Baba from time to time. He invited Baba to the upcoming opening of a nursery school, Babawadi, for poor children, where they would be given free milk. Baba went for the opening in Ahmednagar on October …

BETTER TO BE HONEST AND SUFFER THAN TO BE DISHONEST AND ENJOY LIFE

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Nadirsha Dastur came to Meherabad. In the course of a private conversation, he complained that he had lost money in business due to Baba’s advice and his friends were now ridiculing his continued faith in the Master. (Sept. 1931) Baba explained to Nadirsha at length: The meaning of faith is that one is not shaken by anything. Faith is the …

TO US MASTERS, ALL ARE EQUAL

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THE MAHARS were among the Untouchables of the villages; they were commonly known as Harijans. Some Mahars in Arangaon formed a rough and ruthless gang who antagonized the mandali and tried to vandalize the property. At times, Baba would get fed up with their hostile acts. On September 24th, (1926) the Mahars in Arangaon again caused disturbances. This time they hung …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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On one occasion in September, (1938) Baba explained to the western women about detachment, stating: 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 …

LOVE AND LUST

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(Sept. 1954) Adarsh Khare said, “I want such love whereby I can really see you.” Baba replied, “For such love, my grace is required. If showered spontaneously and of my own accord, it is like nectar. If asked for, it is like plain water. If anyone insists on it, it proves like poison. So, just go on thinking of me, …

ALL THE DISORDER OF THE WORLD IS DUE TO THE MIND

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On the night of September 21st, t(1929) he ship arrived in Karachi. Baba and the mandali were met by Pilamai Hormuzd, Baba’s maternal aunt Banumasi, and Merwan and Homi, her two sons who had been at the Meher Ashram school. The most distinguished among the others to receive them was the mayor of Karachi, Jamshed N. R. Mehta. Pilamai invited …

THOSE WHO RESIDE WITH THE JEWELER ARE TRULY SPIRITUAL

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. . . Darshan was held at Karamchand’s bungalow in Nishat on September 20th. (1944) Almost five hundred people came to meet Baba. Meeting each briefly, Baba sent them back, but did give some extra time to Daulat Singh, his family and a few others. Among them was a recluse who described his austerities to Baba and also his visits …

NOT TO RENOUNCE ANYTHING BUT 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 …

THE WHOLE WORLD EXISTS ONLY AS LONG AS THE SOUL EXPERIENCES BONDAGE

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On Sunday, September 18th, (1960) Baba explained how “the world is a prison:” The whole world is a prison, for the Soul experiences being behind the bars in a cell of its gross-subtle-mental body. The hold of illusion is so strong that it imprints the feeling of perpetual bondage. And the eternally free Soul – though Lone Sovereign and Supreme …

WHY DO WE SUFFER?

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At a meeting on September 19th, (1938) one of the Western women questioned, “Why do we suffer?” Baba dictated this reply: Why should we be born? To take birth means to suffer. 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. Most of this suffering is …

LET THINGS COME AND GO

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A Lawyer named Mazumdar came to Nasik on the 16th of September (1933) . Finding him anxiety-ridden, Baba consoled him: Do not brood over difficulties and do not take them too seriously. Let things come and go; do not worry over this or that. Keep your mind in check, steady under all circumstances. Spirituality is so simple, but the pundits …

FIRST REFERENCE TO HIMSELF AS THE AVATAR

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On September 15th, (1931) Baba asked Charles Purdom how he was feeling. Purdom replied, “I feel that everything from my head has entered my heart and there is a burning sensation in my chest.” “Good,” gestured Baba. And he explained to him about the three types of faith: intellectual faith, faith by sight and faith by experience. After interviews, Baba …

FROM THE SPIRITUAL POINT OF VIEW, MIRACLES ARE NOTHING BY FARCE

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Going into the West Room with the group, Baba sat in a chair and began to dictate: “I will explain about Sakori and talk as thoughts come to me. I will speak about the planes, too. (Sept. 1954). “First, about miracles, and why I think that from the spiritual point of view, they are nothing but farce. When Jesus said, …

IT WILL BE A MIRACLE GREATER THAN THE BLESSING OF RAIN

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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 …

BUT MEDITATION HAS NEVER MADE A PERSON ONE WITH GOD

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(Sept. 1940) For some, meditation is suitable, for others, it is not; and a very few enjoy it. The meaning of meditation is to go within yourselves, right inside of you. Those who love God, that love takes them within. In some ashrams like Madurai and Pondicherry, there are actual meditation classes. But meditation has never yet made a person …

THE GREAT MISTAKE YOU MAKE

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Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glorifies in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others. You should really feel and consider yourself as the happiest and most fortunate among men that you have renounced the illusion and surrendered to a Perfect Master. You should now …

ROYAL PIGEON

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On September 10th, 1922, a white pigeon flew into the Manzil. The bird looked ill and exhausted and, when an attempt was made to catch it, it was easily trapped. The bird was taken to Baba, who lovingly held and caressed it. But it was so sick it was unable to walk. It was exceptionally beautiful, and Baba looked after …

VALUE OF GRACE

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A man who converted from Christianity to Buddhism named Christmas Humphreys was president of the Buddhist Society of London. Humphreys found out about Meher Baba through Kim Tolhurst. One day, he and some others from his Buddhist group came to see Meher Baba. During their meeting, Baba exchanged ideas with them: (Sept. 1931)  Baba explained: “In Sufi terms, religion has …

NOW YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPENT FOR ANYTHING

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(Sept. 1929) Now that I have come to Persia, I shall finish this work of purifying the atmosphere before returning to India.” Baba then confronted the men mandali, “Tell me one thing and be frank; I have a special reason to ask about it. Today I want you to disclose to me any wrong actions you have done before or …

CENTRE ACTIVITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Of late, we have been receiving several inquiries asking when our Centre will re-open for darshan and when the Centre’s Baba activities would commence. In this connection, we wish to inform that till such time as the Government Authority does not give us permission for fully opening up for such congregations, we will not be able …

INDIVIDUAL NATURES

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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 …

THE QUESTION IS HOW TO REMEMBER ME

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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 …

WHAT IS THE LOWER SELF?

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Elizabeth and Norina were supposed to be looking after Lucky, and everyone complained to them about him. On Thursday, September 5th, (1940) when Baba came, Mansari was so irritated, she complained to him about Lucky. Baba replied: Mansari gets exasperated and excited in no time and cannot control her ire, because she is not so strong. And you all cannot …

HE HAS SOME ‘HAWA’ OF THE PATH

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One day in September, (1957) brother Jal brought before Baba a Christian named John, whom he had spotted wandering in the bazaar. Baba had not worked with this man before. He explained about the Christian, “He is not on the path [planes], but he has some hawa (breeze) of it.” The man appeared mast-like, speaking fluent English, but his sentences …

THOMAS AUGUSTUS WATSON

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(Sept. 1931) Among the persons gathered to receive Meher Baba was an elderly man named Thomas Augustus Watson, who had come with his wife from America to stay at the retreat for two days. Mr. Watson was the scientist who had worked with Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, and since retired was searching for spiritual knowledge. (1) Upon …

NO DRUGS

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert, both professors at Harvard University, were experimenting with several new very potent drugs (later called “hallucinogens”) at a large three thousand acre private estate in Millbrook, New York. In August of 1964, Dr. Leary and Dr. Alpert and a group of their students from Harvard drove to nearby Woodstock to hear …

MURSHIDA MARTIN PASSES OVER TO BABA

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Rabia Martin directed Sufi groups in the United States, South America and Australia. During 1946, at the age of seventy-five, Rabia Martin made plans to travel to India to meet Meher Baba and work out the details of setting up a new organization for Sufism in America and Australia. An Australian Sufi and writer, Francis Brabazon, was sent by the …

BABA EXPLAINS POWERS

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Throughout August, Meher Baba would often go to Ahmednagar to visit his devotees. During one occasion, on August 30th, he explained the difference between the powers of a God-Realized Master and a yogi: (Aug. 30, 1927) Divine miracles are generally attributed to Avatars, Sadgurus, or Realized human beings, while occult powers belong to yogis. The former is the outcome of …

BABA DICTATES A GHAZAL

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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 …

IS GOD IN FLOWERS AND NOT IN DIRT?

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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 …

THE SO-CALLED LEADERS ARE PLAYTHINGS IN THE HANDS OF THE AVATAR

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Meanwhile, during their stay in Rishikesh, (Aug. 1946) Baba and his men spent every day looking for masts. Their days were filled with hardships as Baba, Baidul, Eruch, Kaka Baria and Adi roamed about, walking for hours in the hot sun or rain. They covered a radius of twenty to twenty-five miles around Rishikesh, and in all, five hundred good …

SIGNED AS “MEHER BABA”

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AUGUST 1937 – THE FIRST AND THE LAST TIME SIGNED AS ‘MEHER BABA.’ The Master would accept monetary gifts from only his closest or proven disciples. New people would offer him money, but he would refuse it. (1) Someone sent a check to Cannes made out to Meher Baba. Baba endorsed it on the back as M. S. Irani, but the …

WITH A GRIM EXPRESSION, SIGNED M. S. IRANI

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On August 25th, (1931) Baba executed a bond in the commissioner’s office in Karachi and, with a grim expression, signed M. S. Irani to the bond. The British government had unknowingly dug its own grave and their rule in India started to topple as a result. In Karachi, Chanji booked berths on a ship bound for Europe. Soon after, however, …

BABA WAS RELIVING HIS MEMORIES AS JESUS

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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 …

YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THESE SUDDEN AND FREQUENT CHANGES OF MY PLAN

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On August 23rd, (1929) Baba wished to proceed to Aurangabad, and they departed in the bus at three in the afternoon. Many devotees from Dhulia came to see Baba off; Kalemama and his family bid Baba farewell with an especially heavy heart. After the bus had gone some distance, Baba changed his mind and gave Padri directions to drive first to …

THREE WAYS OF OBTAINING THE SPIRITUAL TREASURE

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(Aug 1960) “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 and you will find …

PROMISES OF THE MASTERS AND THEIR FULFILLMENT

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Discoursing about how the Master gives and fulfills his promises, Baba explained to them (Aug. 1932):The promises given by the Masters are never vague or unfulfilled. They always come true and are fulfilled, but in their proper time. The question of time depends on the conditions or circumstances in which they are given. When Masters give their promises, they are …

BABA WAS GREATLY AMUSED BY THE RIDICULOUSNESS OF HIS PLIGHT

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(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 Baba …

BABA WAS IN FITS OF LAUGHTER

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(Aug. 1953) As instructed by Baba, everyone had to keep awake the whole night of Thursday, August 20th. So Baba told Bhau, “Since you all have to stay awake, perform a play.” It was on short notice, but nevertheless Bhau wrote a play based on the Indian story of Durgadas (a devotee of the goddess Durga {1} ), in which …

THE ALL IMPORTANT THING

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For a long time now Baba had stopped his lovers and mandali from touching his feet, and also from offering salutation with folded hands. Every man was aware of it and was obedient to his wishes. On August 18th, (1949) however, Ali Akbar (Aloba), who was sitting by Baba’s chair, silently and quickly touched Baba’s feet. No one noticed, but …

THE CHRIST HAD HEARD HIS LONGING

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Once in Nagpur, (Aug. 1930) Baba cautioned all not to disclose his identity to anyone. Gaimai asked what she should say if someone inquired who he was. “Tell them that I am your elder brother Merwan,” replied Baba. Baba informed Gaimai that in the morning before Eruch went to school and after returning in the afternoon he should first meet …

REMAIN BOWED – SUBMIT TO MY WISH

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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 …

“THE BIG MAN FROM BOMBAY” WAS AWARE OF EVERYTHING

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In Mangom, Baba communed with a jalali mast named Pandit Kashkak. (Aug. 1944) 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 …

RAHURI ASHRAM

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(Aug. 1936) Rahuri was a strange and wonderful ashram where the worldly mad were kept with the intoxicated lovers of God, masts, demonstrating to mankind how the Lord of the Universe becomes a companion to the afflicted and serves them. From four o’clock each morning, Baba gave himself to tending these derelicts. He would wash their faces, shave them, cut …

FIRMLY EMBEDDED NOTIONS CANNOT BE OVERCOME AT ONCE

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(Aug. 1949) On the first day of the meetings, several men had come whom Baba had sent away after a brief interview. One was a sadhu called Mauni Bua, who had taken a vow of silence and spent his time wandering about on pilgrimages. He had met Baba in June 1948, at Meherabad, having been brought by Bal Natu. On …

COME ALONG THOMAS

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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 …

GULMAI JOINS BELOVED BABA

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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, 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 that …

BABA REMEMBERS HIS LOVED ONE

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ON ONE OCCASION, at the end of August, (1957) Baba began asking if there had been any letter or telegram from Ben Hayman. Ben did not write often, and Mani was puzzled by Baba’s persistent, daily inquiries. On reaching Poona, Baba again asked if there had been any communication from Hayman, and on being told none had been received, Baba remarked, “Tomorrow, …

BABA’S MAST WORK AND THE ATOM BOMBS

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Baba continued to work with local masts in Hyderabad throughout August 1945. One day, Baba contacted a mast called Nuruddin, who despite being a heavy drinker of toddy, was an exceptionally good mast. On this occasion, while riding in a tonga with Baba the mast spotted a toddy shop, and clearly indicated to Baba to make the driver stop the …

IT WAS YOUR DUTY TO WARN ME, BUT YOU MUST GIVE IN WHEN I INSIST.

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DURING THEIR STAY, Baba wished to walk to a distant beach. As they took off, the party spread out. This annoyed Baba. Calling them together, Baba stopped and indicated that he wished to go to the seashore, pointing in a specific direction. Herbert looked over an embankment wall and reported, “This is a private beach and it looks as if …

THE DOYEN OF MASTERS

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On August 7th, (1926) the topic of conversation turned to the Master’s very distinct hand movements which he had begun in July. In the beginning of his silence, Meher Baba used to write on the ground with his forefinger. Now, it was Baba’s characteristic to repeat a certain movement of his hand in the air, even while giving a bath …

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 …

GROSS INTERPRETATION OF THE REFLECTION OF MENTAL ACTIVITY

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Baba continued giving discourses during his seclusion. On Saturday, August 6th, (1960) he drew a diagram and expounded on “the infinite atmas (souls) in Paramatma (Oversoul or God)” and gave some further points on the working of the Avatar. He also gave a discourse on mental consciousness, part of which follows: Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the …

IT IS THIS JOURNEY THAT MATTERS

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(Aug. 1963) 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 …

I LIKE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE . . .

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(Aug. 1956) Baba remarked, “No one can understand my ways. I am beyond your understanding. Only Perfect Masters can know me and my ways.” Continuing, Baba explained, “Another point. As you all become more intimate with me, with opportunities to come closer to me, all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks, as …

TO SEE ME IN EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

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(Aug. 1956) We use the word “love” very loosely. Suppose a man sees a beautiful woman and he falls in love with her. His love wants to possess that woman. He becomes restless; he has no appetite, he loses his sleep. He thinks of the woman all the time. But to love me is much more than this so-called love …

LOVE WANTS TO GIVE ITSELF. IT DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING FOR ITSELF

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(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 experience …

I CONTINUALLY FEEL BOTH INFINITE BLISS AND HUMAN SUFFERING

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Baba asked Ivy Duce, (July 31, 1956) “What are you thinking?” She replied, “I was wondering what you were thinking!” Baba answered, “I was thinking that God within each of you is free, infinite; yet He feels Himself bound in each of you and therefore He suffers. I am infinitely happy, eternally blissful, yet I suffer every instant through you …

THIS IS THE SAME GOD I DREAMED OF LAST NIGHT

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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 reached …

TIRED OF THE ILLUSION CAME!

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One morning in July, (1968) Baba dictated this rhyme: “God always existed. God will always exist. He is never changing, ever the same, And illusion is his eternal game.” Later, in August, Baba continued the theme: “Everlasting, never ending Never changing, ever the same And his Oneness in its fullness Plays in manyness his game.” Another time, he spelled out, …

I MUST SEE BABA IN EVERYONE EVERYWHERE

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With families, Baba’s approach was individual and yet comprehensive, and when he embraced both the husband and wife together, the couple would feel that they had entered a new era in their marriage. Tom Hopkinson had first met Baba in 1952. This time when he embraced Baba, he recalled: “I remember giving him a hug and feeling this strange feeling that …

THE METHOD OF LOVE IS DIRECT

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On one occasion, a person in the group questioned Baba about lust. Their conversation follows: “It has been said that, by fighting lust, one can develop true love. But you teach that, by developing true love, one can break away from lust.” Baba replied, “The method of love is direct. The other method is indirect and roundabout. It is like …

IT IS TIME FOR THE OCEAN TO FLOOD THE RIVERS!

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Baba called Kutumb Sastri to Dehra Dun to discuss the Andhra programs. On Sunday, July 26th, (1953) in the course of the conversation, Baba explained to Sastri: To know God is to become God. So how can you know what a Perfect Master is unless you become one? I may be either the Avatar, a Sadguru or an ordinary man. …

IT IS MY DELIGHT TO HEAR , . . .”BABA, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.”

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(July 1956) Afterwards Baba saw Charles Davy, a reporter for The Observer newspaper. Davy had met Baba the first day. After greeting him, the following exchange took place: Baba stated, “Ask any one question.” Davy asked, “How can one get to know the Truth?” Baba replied, “This question has two answers, one would fill volumes and the other is only …

TRUE KARMA YOGIS

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A discussion ensued about rendering social service. Meher Baba made the following comments: (July 1929) The activities you are engaged in of serving the nation and the people are good. But to acquire the full bliss through karma yoga, there is only one way and method. And that is, while rendering service, there should not be the least thought or feeling …

A LESSON IN NOT LETTING EGO GET ATTACHED TO RESULTS

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Taking movies of Baba on the Center was difficult, either because of the deep shadows, or bright sun, or someone’s straw hat poking in front of the lens. But Andy Muir got what he could. When he learned that Baba was to go to Brookgreen Gardens, Andy felt this was his golden opportunity. He imagined Baba walking down the beautiful oak-lined …