REMEMBERING BELOVED BABA’S LAST DAYS OF HIS PHYSICAL MINISTRY

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! As we approach the fifty-third Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba which falls on Monday, January 31, 2022, 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” …

BABA ANSWERS QUESTION POSED BY WESTERNERS

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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 …

THE LIMITED “I” IS LIKE A SEVEN-HEADED DEMON

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(Jan. 1939) 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 gave …

DO NOT LET THE FACT OF DEPRESSION DEPRESS YOU

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On January 13th, 1959, Baba met a group of newspaper reporters. He stated: “I am happy to be able to meet this group of intelligentsia who possess a warm heart for the spiritual aspect of life.” Baba gave the following short message: Our very life should be such as to be God’s message of Truth in the world. If, in …

TRY TO PUT UP WITH IT AND PASS THROUGH IT CHEERFULLY

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On January l5th, (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. …

UPASNI MAHARAJ’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT SAKORI IN 1921

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On January14th, 1921, the Hindu holiday Makarsankrant was celebrated at Sakori. Upasni Maharaj’s men and women disciples assembled and performed puja before him. Upasni sat naked except for his gunny sack while the women put their gold ornaments on his body. Later, many poor people from the neighboring villages came to share in the feast and Upasni distributed clothes to them. Afterward …

AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS FOR BABA’S AMARTITHI

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AN APPEAL TO ALL BABA LOVERS Jai Baba, As we know, many of you dear Baba lovers will be anxious to have darshan at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi on Amartithi day, 31st January 2022. However, we must emphasize more than ever that the Covid-19 Pandemic is not yet over; in fact the new variant of the virus, ‘Omicron’, is very much prevalent …

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY YOU HAVE MADE ME WITH YOUR SINGING

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In the morning that day, (January 13, 1963) an unscheduled visitor arrived. Begum Akhtar, age forty-nine, the celebrated singer from Uttar Pradesh, suddenly came to Meherazad along with Golwalkar, the music director of the Poona All India Radio station. Baba had several of her records and she was one of his favorites. Back in 1937-38, Adi had invited Begum Akhtar …

NUMBER SEVEN

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During this seclusion, Baba would discourse in the evenings, after which those Prem Ashram and Meher Ashram boys, whom Baba kept under his guidance in Nasik, would meditate for an hour. During one of these discourses on Sunday, January 12th, (1930) Baba further explained the significance of the number seven: The evolution of creation has seven stages. There are seven planes …

LAL BAHADUR WAS A FINE MAN AND A VERY GOOD SOUL

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The war between India and Pakistan had finally ceased in October 1965, due to firm action taken by the Security Council of the United Nations. A cease-fire had been ordered to which both nations complied. The war had reached a stalemate, yet neither country was willing to withdraw from the military positions they had gained. In January 1966, the Soviet …

ALWAYS REMAIN DETACHED

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(Jan. 1939) 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 of your Guru! As a laundryman washes …

THE SEVEN REALITIES OF MEHER BABA

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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 the One and only …

NOT BY RENOUNCING THE WORLD, BUT BY RENOUNCING WORLDY DESIRES

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On Sunday, January 8th, (1939) people of all beliefs poured in to Baba’s bungalow for darshan all through the day. A sadhu who headed an ashram some distance from Jabalpur came and, seeing Baba, exclaimed, “I saw you in Hardwar in December!” Chanji interjected, “But Baba was in Meherabad during December!” Baba declared, “Baba is now here with you, and …

BABA STARTS 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 …

IT IS MY LOVE FOR YOU THAT COUNTS

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One day, Baba (in January 1959) commented to his lovers, “It is not your love for me that matters; it is my love for you that counts. One who does not seek my blessing and desires nothing from me but to be able to obey me and serve me is my true lover.” He also dictated this poem: “For me  is …

THE DARSHAN OF DARSHANS – UNPARALLELED

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Sarosh’s son-in-law, Hirji S. Adenwala, came to Ahmednagar for Dara’s marriage. He and his wife, Gulnar, would come every December, and would be brought to Meherazad by Sarosh and Viloo to meet Baba. Hirji Adenwala was also a medical doctor and came to Meherazad unannounced on Sunday evening, January 5th. (1969). Dr. Donkin accompanied him. Dr. Adenwala had studied Baba’s …

THE AVATAR REMAINS UNKNOWN IN HIS LIFETIME

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After tea on Sunday, January 4th, (1931) Baba desired to play a game of atya-patya and went to his Jhopdi to change clothes. When he returned, he found that the men had not started preparations for the game – sides had not been chosen, nor had the lines on the playing field been drawn. The mandali’s negligence caused Baba to …

FROM NOW ON, HOLD ON TO HIM

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As the six-month period drew to a close and it was becoming evident that Meher Baba was soon to depart from Sakori, Upasni Maharaj would tell those who came for his darshan, “Go to Merwan! I have given over my charge and authority to him. Meher now holds my key.” (Upasni always referred to Meher Baba as Merwan.) On another …

BABA STOPPED WRITING FROM JANUARY 02,1927

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On Saturday, January 1st, 1927, a year and a half after the Master began his silence, he wrote this message: “I intend to stop writing from tomorrow. It is not definite when I will resume writing or speaking. I may start again after some days, some months or even some years. It all depends on Hazrat Babajan.”Baba received many New …

TO FORGIVE IS MY NATURE

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Papa Jessawala had come to Jabalpur from Nagpur. Jal Kerawala also was there. On Sunday, January 1st, 1939, Jal played a joke on Papa, who found it to be in bad taste and became very upset. He went straight to Baba and complained bitterly. Baba sent for Jal and Chanji, and asked the reason for the uproar. Jal replied, “Forgive …

THE TIME IS VERY NEAR.

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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 …

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 …

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 …

LOTTERY FOR THE BLUE BUS

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Sunday, December 28th, (1941) had been fixed as the date for drawing the lottery for the Blue Bus. One hundred of Meher Baba’s followers and lovers had sent in their donations of fifty rupees each. On that day Baba indicated to the mandali, “The bus will go to one outside my circle who resides at a great distance from Meherabad.” …

IF THE PUBLIC WONT LISTEN AND IMPROVE, THEN THERE WILL BE SPIRITUAL BOMBS!

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(Dec. 1939) When people began coming for Baba’s darshan, they naturally asked questions about the war, and Baba stated many things about its inevitability. After a few days, Baba informed Dr. Ghani, “You should write down all my statements about the war and have them printed and distributed.” Smiling, Ghani remarked, “What effect will a booklet have? It doesn’t look …

LOVE AND DEVOTION SHOULD NOT BE MADE DEPENDENT ON CEREMONY

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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 …

I AM YOU

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ON ONE OCCASION, Norina telephoned her old friend Mercedes D’Acosta, a movie screenwriter, to tell her there was someone in town she should meet. But the woman had been severely depressed of late and did not wish to meet anyone, but Norina urged her that she would not regret meeting this person. Norina would not say who he was since she wanted it …

OPPOSITION WAS BENEFICIAL TO HIS WORK

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On December 24th, 1922, at 11 A.M., Meher Baba called fourteen of the men to his room and told them, “My seclusion is because of spiritual reasons. Maharaj has recently imprisoned himself in a bamboo cage at Sakori and is suffering for the good of his mandali. Now that my real spiritual work has started, many of the present mandali …

THE AVATAR HAS COME TO ME

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A middle-aged woman saint named Tai Maharaj lived in Amraoti. She had a large following, and she invited Baba to her temple. Baba went on December 23rd, (1952) and in the presence of over five hundred of her followers, she received Baba with tears in her eyes. She declared to all present, “The Avatar has come to me!” Throughout the …

BABA EXPLAINS SANSKARAS

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Meanwhile, Minoo Desai arrived in Bombay to escort Baba to Navsari. He and Baba boarded the Flying Rani train at six in the evening on December 22nd, (1939) accompanied by Kaka Baria, Homi Bhatana, Raosaheb and Norina. In the train, when Norina was intellectualizing about some spiritual topic with the others, Baba interrupted her and expounded on points regarding sanskaras: Now, I will …

YOU WILL NEVR KNOW HOW SWEET AND WONDERFUL THIS WORK IS TO ME!

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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 …

THOUGH MAN IS POTENTIALLY GOD, HE THINKS HIMSELF TO BE ONLY A MAN

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On December 20th, (1928) Baba emphasized to the boys, “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 …

A GREAT CHECK ON THE PROGRESS AND ADVANCEMENT

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During one incident while holding darshan in Bombay on December 21st, (1937) a finely dressed young gentleman was in line. He was weeping and bemoaning. When he approached Baba, Baba stopped him, looked into his eyes and asked, “Did you carry out all my orders?” The young man could not say a word. Baba spelled out, “An order is much …

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 …

THE TEARS WERE FOR THE SUFFERING OF THE WORLD

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From Sunday, December 16th, (1956) Baba began feeling and looking weaker in health. His physical pains had risen with renewed intensity. Because Baba’s leg was in traction, the sandbag weights would drag him gradually toward the foot of the bed, and when he was shifted up the bed again, he had terrible pains. There were abrasions on his back, because …

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVATAR AND THE PERFECT MASTERS

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After a short visit to Dhulia to see Kalemama, on the 15th of December (1929), Baba gave the following explanation to the mandali about the difference between the Avatar and the Perfect Masters: 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 …

TO BE FREE FROM BIRTH AND DEATH REQUIRES A SADGURU’S GRACE

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ENDING THE SECLUSION on December 14th, (1935) Baba and a few mandali went to Bombay where a darshan program was held at Naoroji Dadachanji’s home. The family was now residing upstairs in Boman Lodge near Khodadad Circle in Dadar. During the darshan, the Master stopped and dictated this message for all present: One should be free from birth and death. …

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 …

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, …

YOU MUST FIRST UNDERSTAND WHAT REAL LOVE MEANS

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Baba gave an explanation on pure love to a lawyer from a rural area, a simple and plain-spoken man. The following is their dialogue: The lawyer, quite frankly but gently, told Baba, “I have heard many people talk about love, but I still don’t know what love really is.” Baba asked, “Are you married?” “Yes.” “Do you have any children?” …

BABA’S MERCY PUT AN END TO HIS MISERABLE STATE

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On December 4th, Baba left Lonavla for mast work in Raichur. (1) He returned after a week, on December 10th. (1932) Mehera, Mani and Gaimai all had the experience of being bothered by a ghost in Lonavla. When Mehera was sleeping, her arm was pulled; Mani’s entire body was shaken. Baba assured them, “Don’t worry about it; I will take …

THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

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On December 9th, (1938) while discussing the local opposition, Jal Kerawala asked Baba why he did not come out and crush this hostile antagonism. Baba gave this reply: But they have not yet reached the point of crucifying me! This is nothing compared to what I want. Be prepared for that. This is only the beginning – child’s play! I warned you …

EMBODIMENT OF ALL FOUR ASPECTS OF FOUR GREAT AVATARS

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In a letter to William Donkin on December 8th, (1937) Kitty Davy wrote: Baba told this interesting fact the other day – that all four aspects of four great Avatars were embodied in the present Avataric period. The Buddha – with his poise, peace, calm exterior, and renunciation – is present in all Avatars, whether it shows externally or not. …

THE KING OF ALL MASTS

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In Ramnad, on December 7th, (1940) Baba contacted a very great saint, a hundred and fifteen-year-old mast named Pallukollah Baba. Baba was quite happy with this meeting and contacted the old mast several times in the course of the day. He remarked that the saint was exceptional, between the sixth and seventh planes, and referred to him as “King of all …

NO ONE KNEW WHAT INNER WORK HE WAS DOING

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TO WHATEVER PLACE Meher Baba would travel, and for whatever reason, he always did so for his inner work for the universe. He never stayed a moment longer than necessary in any place. No sooner was his work accomplished, he would immediately leave on one pretext or another, even though the place might seem very convenient and comfortable. Meher Baba and …

HE WAS SILENT, BUT NOT EVEN A CYCLONE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE ACTIVE . . .

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Before leaving New York on December 5th, (1931) Baba wished to be driven around Wall Street, New York’s financial district. It was a Saturday and the streets were virtually deserted. In the car, Jean Adriel was thinking to herself: “How ephemeral and unreal is this money madness!” The next moment, pointing to the skyscrapers, Baba smiled at her and gestured, …

GOD IS THE ONLY THING WHICH IS REAL AND THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS

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A message entitled “We Must Live for God and Die for God” was also dictated, printed and circulated on December 1st, 1942: This war is a necessary evil. It is in God’s plan, which is to awaken humanity to higher values. If humanity fails to profit by the lessons of war, it will have suffered in vain. This war is teaching that …

AT THE BEGINNING OF CREATION

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When Energy (Pran) clashed with Matter (Akash) four things appeared – fire, water, air and earth – in quick succession. Stones, metals and vegetation have connection with earth; worms with earth and water; fish with water; birds with air; animals with fire; and human beings with all elements. By fire is meant lightning. Lightning is everywhere, but it is covered …

YOU CAN ONY SEE WHAT YOU SEE ME DOING OUTWARDLY, BUT . . .

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FROM FRIDAY, December 1st, 1967, Meher Baba’s state intensified and he powerfully embarked on what he indicated was “the remaining seventy days of his seclusion work.” After each session of work, he looked exhausted and was soaked with perspiration. Eruch would wipe him dry, apply talcum powder and help him change into a clean sadra. Explaining about his work one …

TWO MESSAGES GIVEN OUT AT THESE GATHERINGS

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Two darshan programs were held at 10 Tagore Road in Delhi on November 30th and December 1st, (1952) which middle-class families of the city attended. A function held in the Town Hall was attended mostly by educated, cultured persons. A large shamiana (tent awning) had been erected outside Harjiwan’s residence, and Baba met with those who came in the mornings …

IT IS BETTTER YOU OBEY AND FOLLOW HIM

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Baba declared his intention to do some special work from the 1st of December for forty days, so on the eve of it, November 30th, (1954) a qawaali program was arranged, and the singer Jadhav Qawaal was called to Satara from Bombay. A few persons from Bombay and Ahmednagar, such as Nariman, Meherjee, Adi Sr., Waman and Bal Natu, were …

WHAT YOU SEE AS CHANGE IS THE VERY BODY OF A FIXED PLAN

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(Nov. 1923) The Master, with Ghani, Gustadji, and Ramjoo, left for Lonavla by train. At the Bombay station, Ghani’s father happened to be waiting for the same train on the platform, and it proved an awkward moment because Baba’s journey was to be kept secret. With tact, before the old man had seen Baba, Ramjoo led him into another compartment …

INTERNAL CONVICTION

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Eruch then read out the message “Internal Conviction”  (dictated at 9:30 A.M. that morning) (Nov.21, 1953): There are two kinds of experiences – one external and one internal. The external experience can be had by gross means. What we actually see of the gross world with the gross eyes gives us a sort of conviction, but at times even this …

HOW LONG WILL YOU GO ON WANDERING?

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On November 25th, (1964) an Englishman who had become a sanyasi (renunciant) and had taken the Sanskrit name of Mahendra Nath (1) showed up unexpectedly in Meherazad. During their meeting, Baba asked him, “Where will you proceed from here?” “Hardwar,” he replied. “And from Hardwar?” “Benares.” “How long will you go on wandering like this?” “I am not wandering but …

WILL AND WORRY

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(N0v. 1960) Duality signifies separateness. Separateness implies fear. Fear causes worry. The way of Oneness is the way to happiness; the way of manyness is the way to worry. I am the One who has no second, so I am eternally happy. You are separate from your Self, so you always worry. To you, what you see is absolutely real; …

NONE COULD SATISFY ME AS YOUR CLEAR-CUT ANSWER HAS

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The orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski came to meet Baba at the Astor Hotel on November 25th. (1931). The following is their conversation: Stokowski asked Baba, “How can unity be brought about between East and West, especially when the conditions prevailing are quite contrary?” Baba dictated, “Reconciliation is possible and can be achieved. It can and will be done. I will …

SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING – THE ONE REMEDY OF REMEDIES

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(Nov. 1952) In the world of quiet speculation, as well as in the world of surging political activity, or individual striving, men are desperately trying to remedy the many ills to which humanity is heir. All our creeds and faiths, all our parties and “isms” are so many practical solutions offered toward this purpose. But, though good in their intention …

GOD IS THAT WHICH IS ONE IN EXISTENCE

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(Nov. 1940) Always keep one thought in mind: that only God is real. Who is God? That which is One in existence. All things that exist are that One. If you say That exists, then that One is God. Everything else is automatically nothing. And if Nothing exists, then that Nothing, too, is that One God. Can you grasp this? …

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY SOME TRICKS?

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(Nov. 1962) Baba then commented, “What is there to worry about? So don’t worry! Yesterday, it rained and you got drenched. What did happen? Nothing! Today, it is just the same here. Nothing happened yesterday; it is just today!” Baba took a large glass in his hands which was covered with bright golden paper and marked “GOD.” (Inside the big …

GHOSTS

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(N0v. 1940) Later in the afternoon that day Baba decided to move to a house in Kandy. He remarked, “In Ceylon everything hopeful is hopeless, and everything hopeless is hopeful! At least in this new bungalow there are no ghosts!” When some of the women looked relieved by this last remark, Baba commented: Why be afraid of ghosts? A ghost …

BABA INVITED TO AN UNUSUL CRICKET MATCH

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MEANWHILE, Was Deo Kain invited Baba to Delhi to see an unusual cricket match between the members of Parliament and the Prime Minister’s team. On November 18th, (1953), Baba went from Dehra Dun accompanied by Eruch, Pendu, Nilu, Kishan Singh, Kumar and Hellan to attend the cricket match. Meherjee and Nariman were also called from Bombay to attend the occasion. …

DON’T KILL LIZARDS

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There were many lizards in Kandy. Because there was a danger they would urinate or defecate in the food, and their urine and excreta are extremely poisonous, Katie would brush them off the wall, and Baidul’s daughter, Dowla, would kill them. On Sunday, November 17th, (1940) Dowla reported to Baba that she had killed seven lizards in only fifteen minutes. …

BEFORE GIVING UP YOUR BODY, DO NOT FORGET TO REMEMBER ME . . .

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(N0v. 1955) Baba had Gustadji narrate a story illustrating how mischievous Parsi boys could be. Gustadji began with his silent hand gestures, “Two Parsi boys were arguing in front of God above …” Interrupting, Baba gestured, “There is no ‘above’ and ‘below.’ Everything is here in the Divine Ocean itself. God alone exists everywhere. The sun, moon, stars, planets, solar …

ONLY MY NAME CAN FREE YOU FROM ALL THIS BONDAGE!

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(Nov. 1955) Tomorrow, I will speak to you for five minutes and tell you about the gift of love. I am going to test who has understood love. I will see who is bold enough to deserve this gift. It matters not if what I am going to tell you to do, you are unable to do. If you feel …

RELAXATION IN RULES FOR VISITING THE BOMBAY CENTRE FOR BABA’S DARSHAN

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Meher Baba!  With general improvement in the conditions arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre have taken the following decisions. These will come into effect from Monday 15th November, 2021 1. No appointments need to be taken to visit the Centre. 2. Prayers and Aarti of …

I AM THE ANCIENT ONE, THE ONLY ONE!

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Baba arrived in Meherabad at 7:40 A.M., on November 12th. (1955). The sahavas group was standing on the roadside a furlong ahead, and no sooner was Baba’s car seen coming, than thunderous shouts of his praise rent the air. Almost everyone carried costly garlands, and on Baba’s entering the hall, the usual garlanding and embracing began, in the midst of …

SHAME-E-JALAL AND SHAMA-E-JAMAL

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The following day (November 13, 1944) was supposed to be a day of rest for Baba, but people nevertheless came to his residence in Dhantoli and would not leave him alone. He graciously allowed them his darshan and casually chatted with them for a while. At three o’clock that afternoon, the members of the Meher Baba Reception Committee, who had …

GOD AND LOVE

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Again on Sunday, November 12th, (1944) a great crowd collected in front of Thakur’s house, calling for Baba. Baba came out and gave darshan for some while. Then, accepting the invitation of Khan Bahadur M. F. R. Malak, a multimillionaire businessman (a bohra) of Nagpur, Baba went to his mansion where other notables of the city had gathered. Remaining there …

I AM EVER-CHANGING, FOR IT IS LIFE ITSELF – THE DIVINE PLAY!

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

IN THIS MANNER, THE BOOK ‘LISTEN, HUMANITY’ CAME INTO BEING

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

A DIVINE PRETEXT

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

AREN’T YOU ASHAMED TO SPEAK LIKE THIS TO ME?

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After Bhau had joined Baba, his wife, Rama, and two children, Sheela and Mehernath, had gone to stay with Rama’s parents in a village about a hundred miles from Nagpur. Sheela was over four years old, and her brother was three. One day, Mehernath accidently knocked his sister against a large vessel of boiling milk, and Sheela suffered severe burns. …

HAVE REVERENCE FOR ME IN YOUR HEART

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ON NOVEMBER 7th, ​(1955) ​Baba arrived in Meherabad at about 8 A.M. Eruch and Kaka Baria accompanied him from Meherazad, as did Kumar and Kishan Singh, who had come from Dehra Dun for the program and were staying at Meherazad. According to Baba’s instructions, Adi Jr., Francis Brabazon and Don Stevens left early that day in Nariman’s car with his driver …

WHATEVER THOUGHTS YOU MAY HAVE, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THEM

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Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace. (Nov. 1955). As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was feeling something within which …

THE SEED OF MY PRESENT CIRLCE WAS LAID AT THE TIME OF SHIVAJI

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Later, while discoursing about a Sadguru’s circle, Baba revealed: (Nov. 1926) When a man or woman dies, he or she sometimes takes a different human form in the next birth. This form is distinctly different from the previous form. Even in hundreds and thousands of births, no two human forms are similar. But even this has an exception. A person …

BABA’S WARNING HAD SAVED KRISHNA’S LIFE

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(N0v. 1941) Once, in Dharwar, Krishna was fifteen minutes late in bringing water, as he was feeling drowsy and had overslept. Baba was waiting for him at the gate, and when Krishna came he was angry with him and scolded, “I don’t want to see your black face ever again! How many times have I told you to be honest …

MY DEAR WORKERS

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My dear workers: In spite of telling you very often that I will not give you any more messages or discourses, I find myself doing just this thing which is what I do not want to do. This is because most of you do things which I do not like you doing. I had to give you a message yesterday …

EVEN MY TELLING A LIE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH . . .

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He (Baba) then went to see his brother Beheram. (Nov.1948). Baba met his brothers Jal, Beheram and his family at their family’s home. Beheram’s three-year old twins, Rustom and Sohrab, were identical and Baba asked Perin, “Which is Sohrab and which is Rustom?” Perin could tell them apart, but Jal and Beheram could not. Baba asked her for a hint …

THE BEST FAST

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(Nov. 1955) Then, as with the former two previous language groups, Baba touched on the subject of a seven-day fast, and asked those prepared to do it to stand up. Several men volunteered. Looking at Pukar, Baba teased, “You are too fat, so you are chosen!” To Hakumat Rai, Baba remarked, “You are also quite strong! All right, you too …

NEW LIFE CONDITIONS FOR BEGGING

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Sitting with the companions on the morning of October 31st, (1949) Baba explained to them about begging in Benares and other places: We have to beg only for food and not for anything else. Food includes everything – cooked or raw, liquid or solid – anything and everything. While begging we should not ask for anything special. Dr. Ghani should …

IF I DID NOT LOVE YOU, YOU WOULD NOT COME TO ME

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(October 1962) What is the aim of life? It is to see God and become One with God. If God is, then we must see Him! That is our sole aim. There are different ways of seeing God, called yogas. Some try to see God through meditation and concentration on the Absolute within. That too is a very long process. …

AMUSING INCIDENT

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Baba left for Baroda on the morning of October 29th, and 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 …

VIRTUAL 53RD. AMARTITHI PROGRAMME 2022 FROM MEHERABAD

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Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s 53rd Amartithi Virtual (Online) Programme 2022 from Meherabad 27th October 2021   Dear Beloved Baba’s Worldwide Family, A very loving Jai Baba to you all! As the Trust Chairman has recently announced, our Board of Trustees has decided that it will again not be possible to hold the live “Educational Gathering” for Beloved Baba’s 53rd Amartithi at Meherabad …

THE “DROP” IS NOT; THE INDIVISIBLE OCEAN IS!

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(October 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 …

DURING THIS PERIOD OF BABA’S SECLUSION . . .

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During this period of Baba’s seclusion, (October 1958) 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., …

BABA’S FIRST SILENCE WITH THE MANDALI

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On October 25th, (1923) at 2:30 A.M., all had to rise unusually early and get ready to depart. They had hardly drifted off to sleep when they were awakened; those who had to keep nightwatch had virtually no sleep at all. Soon after leaving Kasara, however, they came to another steep hill. The bullock was not strong enough to pull …

MAY GOD FULFIL HIS SPIRITUAL OBJECTIVE

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(Oct. – Nov. 1950) During Meher Baba’s whirlwind tour he traveled by train and bus, as well as on foot, contacting masts, sadhus, saints, needy families and the poor in Bihar, Bengal, Orissa, Nepal, Madras, Hyderabad and Bombay provinces. The difficult part of the trip was in finding once-wealthy families who had now fallen on hard times. Because of Baba’s …

YOHANN CYRUS NOBLE APPOINTED AS A TRUSTEE AT MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD TRUSTS

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On 23rd October 2021, the Board of Trustees appointed Yohann Cyrus Noble as a trustee of the Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust, the Avatar Meher Baba Trust (“Firstly”), the Meherazad Public Charitable Trust, and Meher Free Dispensary (Meherazad). Born in January 1980 in Mumbai, India, Yohann became interested in spiritual subjects when he was sixteen and spent his teenage years reading …

REAL UNDERSTANDING COMES IN A FLASH!

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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 …

MASTERS’ SLEEP

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LATER this same day (Oct., 1928) after dinner and arti, Baba sent for the Prem Ashram boys to come to the Manzil. It had been a long time since the boys had gathered there. Baba allowed the boys to bow down to him and each sat quietly afterward close to Baba. One boy, Vasant, continuously stared at Baba and another …

AVATAR EMEHER BABA AHMEDNAGAR CENTRE OPENED

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The inception of the Ahmednagar Center in Khushru Quarters occurred in 1959. With the growing number of devotees in Ahmednagar, the need was felt for a larger accommodation, as the old building could only seat about fifty people. Sarosh headed the renovation committee, and two rooms at Khushru Quarters were joined to form a single large hall. Sunday, October 21st, …

LOVE-GIFTS GIVEN BY BABA TO THE NEEDY FAMILIES

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. . Baba sat in seclusion for half an hour in a Muslim shrine in Gulbarga, and thereafter contacted a saint and a mast. (Oct. 1951) Baba wished to give money as “love-gifts” to one hundred and one needy families in Warangal, and he sent Eruch in advance to contact the headman of the village. The headman owned a shop, …

ARTI AT THE SAMADHI TO RESUME

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Arti at the Samadhi to Resume_* Jai Baba, Effective from Friday, 22nd October, the morning and evening Prayers & Arti will be resumed at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. everyday. The Prayers & Arti will be led by the designated volunteers in the portico. No one else will be allowed to be in the portico while …

DISTRIBUTION OF BABA CALENDARS FOR 2022

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Guidelines for Distribution of the Baba calendars for the year 2022   Dear Baba lovers, Baba calendars for the year 2022 have been received at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre this month. It has been decided to distribute the same as per below: 1.       On account of the improvement in the situation arising out of the second wave related …

COVID – 19 GUIDELINES AND REOPENING OF THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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13th October, 2021 Dear Baba lovers, Jai Meher Baba! We are very happy to inform you that the Board of Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre in their meeting held on8th October has recommended that in light of the Maharashtra Government allowing all religious places to re-open with effect from the 7th of October, the Centre be re-opened …