FROM ETERNITY WE ARE ALL ONE

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Baba then touched on the publication of God Speaks in America. With hand gestures, speaking in Gujarati, he observed: (Nov. 1955). God Speaks will soon be available. It is a unique book. I have explained many things there; still I will briefly explain in a way so that you may all understand it. From eternity we are all one. We do …

WHAT IS WANTED IS JIGAR – HEART, COURAGE

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After tea, when everyone was present in the hall at Lower Meherabad, before the music started, Baba stated: (Nov. 1955) I am pleased with all those who have come in this group. The atmosphere here now is quite different; it will change with the arrival of subsequent groups. With the Andhra group, the program during the day will mainly consist …

AN OUTWARD JOURNEY TO FIND HIM HAS NO VALUE

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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 …

I HAD NO IDEA OF SUCH DEDICATION!

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(Nov. 1955) In those days, Gustadji was in charge of the storeroom and used to distribute rations to the poor. Many poor persons from Ahmednagar and surrounding villages came, and they were all given grain. An old man from Ahmednagar would come regularly and tell me: “Baba, I wish to lay everything of mine at your feet.” I replied, “So …

THE LAST MAST JOURNEY

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On November 16th, (1956) Baba left Satara for Meherazad. The next day, he left on a mast tour to Uttar Pradesh, accompanied by Eruch, Pendu, Nilu and Baidul. Eruch was driving the car. There were unusually late rains, and at one place, the car had to be ferried from one bank of a stream to the other. The journey continued …

THE FOUR JOURNEYS

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(Nov. 1952) Francis Brabazon set up the large chart Rano Gayley had prepared on The Four Journeys. Baba stated, “This is the chart of The Four Journeys.” Pointing to Purdom, Baba asked, “Charles, are you able to see it? A difficult thing is depicted here in a very simple form. Through your learning, the simplest things have been made very …

ONLY MY NAME CAN FREE YOU FROM ALL THIS BONDAGE!

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Tomorrow, (Nov. 20 1955) 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 …

THREE ILLUSORY EXISTENCES INSIDE GOD

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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!” (Nov. 1962). Baba took a large glass in his hands which was covered with bright golden paper and marked “GOD.” (Inside the big …

OPENING OF “MEHER HALL”

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Meher Baba! In view of the Maharashtra Government deciding to open religious places from the 16th of November, the Board of Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre met yesterday to deliberate on the modalities of a possible re-opening of Meher Hall. In the discussions that ensued, it was decided to adopt a wait and …

WE ARE ALL NOWHERE IN SPACE, JUST WITHIN GOD

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Baba explained, “There is nothing like space consciousness. Here is an ant on the floor. You are all sitting on the same floor. The ant crawls up your body. But its consciousness is different from yours. What is the difference?” Anita replied, “The ant is only conscious of its crawling, I am a little conscious of this room, but you …

IT IS OF THE HIGHEST BENEFIT FOR ALL TO HOLD TO THE AVATAR’S DAAMAN

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Discussing matters with other groups, Baba remarked, (Nov. 1962) “In the aspiration of attaining God-Realization, to go from one saint to another is useless. Roaming about in that manner is actually harmful, because at the moment the world is full of so-called saints, mahatmas and yogis who, instead of benefiting the seekers, do them much harm.” Warning his American lovers …

AN EXAMPLE OF A REAL MIRACLE

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I am not satisfied with the work of conveying my message of love to the outside world. This work should be done according to my wish. This I emphasized to the Gujarati group, and I will also mention it to the other groups. Also, I do not like the disagreement among the workers themselves and want to settle this question …

I DO NOT DEAL IN SUCH INSIGNIFICANT THINGS . . .

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Although you are divided into groups, to me you all are one. But if you want to know God, the only solution is to catch hold of my daaman [robe]. If you care for God, if you have a sincere longing for Union, then hold on to my garment firmly. But if you have other wants to satisfy, if you …

WHAT IS GRACE?

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What is grace? Suppose one becomes one hundred percent prepared and then realizes himself as God; that is not grace. If the worst sinner were before me and I got the whim, I could make him realize God in a flash. This is grace. Once my grace descends upon anyone, that very instant he becomes me. But grace is very, …

THE REAL HOUSE OF GOD . . .

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(Nov. 1961) During Baba’s stay in Guruprasad back in 1960, several lovers from Hamirpur expressed their desire to have a life-sized marble statue made of Baba and to house it in a mandir (temple) built for it in the village of Nauranga. Baba acceded to their wish, but at the same time warned against making his statue a focus of …

YOU HAVE YET TO SEE MY REAL SELF

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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 …

GO STRAIGHT HOME . . .

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(Nov. 1955) There is another important thing I told the other groups. On leaving here, you should all go directly to your own places carrying me with you. If you have to go to some other place for business, et cetera, you can go later on. If you do not do this, it would be only fifty percent sahavas and …

YOU YOURSELF ARE THE VEIL

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(Nov. 1955) You, yourself, are the veil. How will you remove it? As said before, take my name sincerely fourteen times, not less. Go on repeating, “Baba, Baba, Baba!” One day the veil will be torn asunder. I will do it. You cannot have the gift of my love – in spite of all meditation, repetition of God’s name and …

THE MAKING OF “LISTEN HUMANITY”

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That afternoon, (Nov. 9, 1955) Baba was driven to Meherabad. At Upper Meherabad, he called Don Stevens and asked how he had enjoyed the meetings. Don recollected: The whole stay, of course, was something so incredible, so beautiful, so very deeply moving, that I had great difficulty in expressing any sort of sentiment. This was always typical of me, and …

BY SUCH FASTING, THE BINDINGS BECOME STRONG

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(Nov. 1955) One man of the sahavas group asked, “Baba, what do you mean by fasting the mind? I don’t try to think, yet thoughts come!” Baba answered him in detail: If such small points start cropping up, there will be no end to explanations. What is fasting of the mind? It is to have no thoughts. This in itself …

SPIRITUALITY MEANS DYING TO ONE’S SELF . . .

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(Nov. 1962) Baba then mentioned those who dabble in Vedanta and the Upanishads and confuse it with spiritual experience: In North India, particularly in Rishikesh and Hardwar, there is a regular bazaar of saints, mahatmas and sadhus with their “disciples” of various sects and factions, who fight among themselves to entice seekers from one sect to another. But true spirituality …

THE WONDER IS THAT EVERYTHING IS WITHIN YOU . . .

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(Nov. 1962) On the path, cowards have no place. Hafiz said that when he became a lover of God, he thought he had got a grip over the “Pearl.” But he never dreamt of the depth of the Ocean and the dangers to be faced from storms and waves! Guru Nanak once said: “O God, no one can know Your …

THE EAST-WEST GATHERING WAS UNPRECENDENTED

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(Nov. 1962) Perhaps Jane Haynes has summed up the feeling of many who participated in this unique gathering when she said: The East-West Gathering was unprecedented. It was the only time in our lives that we ever experienced what Baba calls oneness. You hear about it and read about it and try to understand, when Baba says to try to find …

THREE THINGS . . .

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(Nov. 1955) Listen! There are three things which are most unimportant: to offer me garlands, to worship me, to perform my puja-arti. These are not the signs of love for God. There are three things which are of paramount importance on the spiritual path. There is no compromise. These are love, obedience and surrender. Love is great in itself, but …

TWENTY-ONE POINTS

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Eruch was then asked to read twenty-one points which Baba had dictated. Eruch said, “Baba has given us twenty-one points, some not even as long as a line. They are not for the lovers of Baba, but for general use.” He read them out and Baba elaborated on some of them:  (Explanations not given here.) (Nov. 1962). 1.     God …

AS LONG AS I DO NOT ASK YOU TO FAST, WHY SHOULD DO?

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Addressing those men who were to fast, Baba stated: (Nov. 1955) I will give you further instructions tomorrow. Do not think after fasting that you have advanced spiritually on the path!  Once, in Andhra, I made a person fast for forty days. Thereafter, he had some inner experience and started allowing people to garland and worship him. He would tell …

TODAY I HAVE MET GOD

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he next day, October 31st, (1929) Gustadji noticed a saintly-looking man near their house and told Baba about him. Happy to know of this, Baba immediately left to see him. No sooner did the man see Baba coming than he ran toward him and kissed Baba’s hands. After Baba embraced him, the man walked off down the street. Later, Baba …

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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, and opposite his was another shop; and unbeknownst to Eruch, there was a bitter rivalry between the two shopkeepers. As Eruch approached the headman’s shop, the …

HIS DIFFERENT MEDIUMS OF WORK

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Quentin Tod was in charge of the nightly entertainment and they would go each night to a different movie. One night, Tod took Baba to the Theater Espanol to see Love of the Sorcerer, a ballet. Another evening, Tod took Baba to see Cohen and Kelly at Madrid’s best movie theater, the Capitol, which had an orchestra and a revolving stage. Baba would …

WHEN IT COMES TO A QUESTION OF DUTY, YOU MUST SACRIFICE

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While at Meherabad, Baba would grant interviews. An Indian woman devotee came to see Baba on October 28th. (1934). She complained openly before Baba that she wished to stop having sexual intercourse with her husband because of her desire to see God. But her husband was unwilling. Consoling her, Baba explained, “It is better to treat your husband with love …

IF YOU PLANT A SEED IN A STONE AND WATER IT DAILY, WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

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(Oct. 1955) A hostel for poor students was situated between the Grafton and Rosewood bungalows. When Baba walked by it daily, the principal and pupils would stand on one side of the road to offer salutations and were very drawn to him. But adjoining it was another student hostel whose students would ridicule them. Once, they surrounded Bhau and began …

11TH LEGACY PROGRAMME ON DISCOVERING THE AVATARIC TREASURE

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE ===   11th Legacy Programme on Discovering the Avataric Treasure Inviting presentations based on Baba’s life and work during 1952-53 An online presentation tentatively slated for March 2021 Jai Meher Baba The 11th Legacy Programme slated for February 2021 could not be orgranised as per its annual schedule due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The facilities of the Trust are not …

A VERY POIGNANT REPLY

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Baba met with Herbert Davy from 3 to 5 P.M. (Oct. 1933). Some things in particular were bothering Herbert, and Baba discussed matters with him at considerable length. Herbert spoke out, “You promise to speak, but you do not do it. What will the world think of you?” Baba’s reply to Herbert was very poignant: It is good for mankind, …

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]ct.org  (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 …