MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 7

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

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 6

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

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 5

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

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 4

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

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 3

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

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 2

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

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 1

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

YOU BOYS CAN NOW ROB ME OF MY LOVE . . .

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On January 19th, (1959) at 10:00 A.M., Baba was driven to the reform school. In a lighthearted mood, he remarked: “When I was a boy, I used to steal things and eatables from the pantry at home, and was full of boyish mischief. But when I grew up, I robbed God outright! I became One with Him. You boys can …

REMINISCES OF BELOVED BABA’S LAST DAYS IN HIS PHYSICAL FORM.

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba. As we approach the fifty-second Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba which falls on Sunday, January 31, 2021, we, at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai, intend to bring alive the memory of the last days of Baba’s ministry on earth through sharing of excerpts from a splendid book, “Meher Baba’s Last Sahavas” written …

WESTERNERS’ QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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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 …

REMINDER – CENTRE’S VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! We have been receiving several inquiries asking when our Baba Centre will re-open for darshan and when the Centre’s activities would physically commence as before. You have already been intimated about the partial and orderly opening of the Centre through this forum as well as through WhatsApp, which should be strictly adhered to in the best …

REMINDER – AVAILABILITY OF 2021 BABA CALENDAR AND THE ETERNAL DESK CALENDAR AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers, Baba calendars for the year 2021 have been received at the Centre. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation and several restrictions laid therein, it has been decided to distribute the same as per below: You can pre-book your copies with Daraius Subedar (9821169324) or Mehernosh Mehta (9820175224) with clear address details for us to courier the same to …

BABA STIRRING THINGS UP

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Love for a Perfect Master, however deep or devotional it may be, does not necessarily affect the original nature of a person because, despite apparent superficial changes, the individual nature remains the same up to the seventh plane. On the seventh plane there is no individual mind, therefore no individual nature. This nature is so powerful that it continually tries …

MERWAN . . . YOU ARE THE AVATAR

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(Jan 1922) 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.) …

STAGES OF THE PATH

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

GOOD NEWS – RE-OPENING OF THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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14th January, 2020 Dear Baba lovers, Jai Meher Baba! This is with reference to our previous communication dated 18th November on the subject of re-opening the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre. The Board of Trustees in their on-line meeting dated 16th December has recommended that in light of the consistent rise in the number of recoveries as against the number …

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER SEVEN

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Baba further explained the significance of the number seven: The evolution of creation has seven stages. There are seven planes and seven types of desires. All these sevens should be eradicated once and for all. However, the number seven is significant. There are seven types of sanskaras, seven types of colors, seven types of flights of imagination and seven types of …

FASTING EXPLAINED

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

TODAY IS A DAY OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE . . .

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At Meherabad, according to Baba’s order, the dhuni was to be lit on Monday, January 12th, (1942)  in memory of Upasni Maharaj, and everyone fasted that day. Baba came down from the Hill at 6:45 P.M. He looked at the photographs of Upasni Maharaj and his own which had been placed near the dhuni by the Table Cabin. He sat …

WHAT YOU MUST LONG FOR IS THE REAL WANT

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

THE PATH IS “I WANT NOTHING”

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The reporters were then introduced to Baba individually. (Jan. 1959) At the end of their ten-minute audience, one of them asked, “Meher Baba, what is the spiritual path, and what is the criteria for one being on the path?” Baba smiled, for they had been instructed not to ask questions, but nevertheless, he explained: When you begin to think of …

YOU WILL BE STRIPPED, AND . . .

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(Jan. 1953) Deshmukh had taken a movie of the Amraoti darshan programs, which he had brought to Andhra and wanted to show to Baba. At first, Baba hesitated because of lack of time in his schedule. “Honestly,” he stated, “I tell you that Deshmukh is one of my best men; but sometimes he exasperates me!” Deshmukh had been after Baba …

TO GET RID OF IGNORANCE, THE ONLY WAY IS TO LOVE GOD

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(Jan. 1953) Baba expressed a desire to play a game of marbles that morning. Ten or twelve of the mandali took part in it, and Baba hit seven shots at a stroke. The game lasted for half an hour. The members of the reception committee were amazed to see Baba playing marbles, and when the game was over, he stated: …

BABA STARTS USING THE ALPHABET BOARD FROM THIS DAY IN 1927

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

LESSONS OF WAR

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Later that day, January 6th, (1942) Baba remarked about the war and India: The greatest lesson that this war has taught to all of us is the futility of false values in life, such as wealth, property, possessions, et cetera, which have no consideration or value at all when life itself is at stake. People with immense wealth, owning valuable …

SHANTIBHAI MISTRY HAS GONE TO BABA

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Dear Baba-lovers! This is to inform that Shantibhai Mistry, an old-time and dedicated Baba lover has gone to Baba yesterday night. He was a part of our bhajan mandali and gave yeoman service to our Bombay Centre. The cremation would take place today, Tuesday 5th January 2021 at Daulatnagar Crematorium, Carter Road No. 9, Borivali East at around 10:00 this …

SURRENDER EVERY THOUGHT AND ACT AT THE FEET OF YOUR GURU!

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

IT IS NOT BEFITTING TO BE SO CARELESS

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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 …

THE FATHER OF THE NATION MEETS THE FATHER OF CREATION

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Correspondence had been exchanged between Gandhi and Baba while the Master was in America. Gandhi expressed his desire to see Baba as soon as he returned to India, and Baba had indicated that he also wanted to see Gandhi. The political and social situation in India had become intense; Gandhi was expected to be arrested by the British for political …

BABA STOPS WRITING

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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 …

TO ROOT OUT ALL IMPURITIES

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The next day, January 1st, 1937, Baba continued upon the same theme of living together harmoniously: Love for a Perfect Master, however deep or devotional it may be, does not necessarily affect the original nature of a person because, despite apparent superficial changes, the individual nature remains the same up to the seventh plane. On the seventh plane there is …

OVERWHELMING WARMTH RADIATING FROM HIM

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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 …

WHO HAS FAITH IN GOD

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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 …

VIRTUAL BABA MEETINGS HOSTED BY OUR CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! Surely you must all  be aware that in view of the restrictions on physical meetings owing the the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, our Centre has been engaged in holding virtual Baba meetings over the zoom platform since March 2020. This communication is to bring to you once again the details of such meeting to enable you …

AVAILABILITY OF 2021 CALENDAR AND THE ETERNAL CALENDAR AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers, Baba calendars for the year 2021 have been received at the Centre this month. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation and several restrictions laid therein, it has been decided to distribute the same as per below: You can pre-book your copies with Daraius Subedar (9821169324) or Mehernosh Mehta (9820175224) with clear address details for us to courier the …

I HAVE COME TO DESTROY ALL SUCH THINGS

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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 …

MY WORK COMES FIRST

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

MY JOB IS TO AWAKEN THE FEELING OF GODLINESS IN HUMANITY

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(Dec. 1936) . . .  T. A. Raman, an editor of the newspaper The Evening News of India, came to Nasik and interviewed Norina Matchabelli, Nadine Tolstoy and Garrett Fort. He also approached Baba with several questions. Raman criticized that there was too much “so-called spirituality” in India. The following is his dialogue with Meher Baba: Raman cynically said to …

HONORING BABA’S PRESENCE

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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 …

ALL A MERE DREAM

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(Dec. 1944) Baba returned to Pimpalgaon on December 27th, with Mehera, Mani, Meheru and Valu. Thus, one of the most eventful weeks in Baba’s life passed. On the 19th, Masaji had died; on the 21st, Nariman and Arnavaz were married; on the 23rd, the Memorial Tower ceremony took place; on the 24th, Adi Jr.’s wife Gulu expired and his son …

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 …

A STORY ABOUT A PERFECT MASTER

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Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, (1938) and that night they took a boat ride on the Narmada River. Baba dipped his hands in the water and posed as Rano took a photograph of him. Gaimai wistfully observed, “How long the Narmada has awaited you, Baba.” Baba just smiled. After their return from the river, Baba said, “While we were …

ALL THIS SHOULD SHAPE YOUR LIVES ACCORDINGLY

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Changing the topic, Baba asked (Dec. 1957)  “Now what do you understand when I tell you to make your hearts my centers?” Answering himself, Baba stated: “The devotion you express in your bhajan singing and talks about me should shape your lives according to what you express. Now I tell you, in your daily lives be more careful of your …

HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE TREATMENT . . .

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During this period, (Dec. 1928) Homi Satha’s wife, Pilla, who lived at Akbar Press, became seriously ill with a high fever. She was treated by several competent doctors who pronounced her on the verge of death; all hope for her survival was abandoned. Homi went to Meherabad and informed Baba, who consoled him, “Even if Pilla dies, she will come …

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 …

BABA EXPLAINS TO THE CHILDLREN

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

YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW SWEET AND WONDERFUL THIS WORK IS FOR 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 …

THE AVATAR AND THE SADGURUS

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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 …

I HAVE TO WORK THROUGH PHYSICAL SUFFERING

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On the evening of December 15th, ​ (1956) Baba informed the women mandali: (thirteenth day after Baba underwent His sel- imposed suffering through automobile accident at Udtara, near Satara, Maharashtra). 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 …

ONCE YOU DECIDE . . . YOU CAN DISENTANGLE YOURSELF

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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. …

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, …

CULMINATING PRESSURE OF HIS WORK

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(Dec. 1968) …Baba had become pale and there was swelling around his feet and ankles. He was unable to sit up and was getting spasms in his limbs. He also tended to be drowsy from time to time. But while [Dr.] Ginde was there for about a half an hour, Baba’s health brightened and he looked almost his usual self. …

THE ONLY RECOURSE IS TO JUST SURRENDER TO HIS WILL

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

DO YOU FOLLOW WHAT I SAY?

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(Dec. 1957) At the end of a Hindi song, referring to the status of a Sadguru, Baba conveyed: “I am eternally and indivisibly One and continually experience that state. I am myself everything – the drum and the harmonium, the notes and the tunes, and the singers and the listeners! I am everything and in everyone.” He asked Ramakrishnan, “Do …

THERE IS A GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEEING GOD AND BECOMING GOD

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

FULFILLING ONE’S RESPONSIBILITIES

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Meanwhile, (Dec. 1955) Baba called an inspector of police named K. S. Savant and his wife, Hemlata, to Satara, and they arrived on the morning of Sunday, December 18th. They were old lovers, experiencing a certain difficulty which Baba wished to clear up. At home, Hemlata would sit in her prayer room absorbed in Baba’s remembrance. She would neither cook …

THE RECIPIENT OF MY DARSHAN OWES IT TO HIS GOOD FORTUNE

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

DON’T DO THAT BABA, I FORGIVE HIM

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Once, (Dec. 1968) Papa Jessawala came with his brother-in-law Nusserwan Satha (of Ahmednagar). Baba began praising Nusserwan for coming to Guruprasad and, strangely enough, this suddenly enraged Papa. The truth was Papa had been angry with Nusserwan in Bindra House before arriving. Papa gave Nusserwan a piece of his mind, and Nusserwan listened quietly without uttering a word. Baba asked …

MARD-E-KHUDA

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(Dec. 1962) Divine love is the gift of God to man. It can be compared with the grace of the Sadguru which enables man to realize God in a flash. The true lover of God (Mard-e-Khuda) is he whose whole life has become like dust. The agony of love is so dear to him that, although it burns him to …

ISHWAR IS GOD, BUT DOES NOT KNOW HIMSELF

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(Dec. 1927) These universes come out of the Sadguru and merge back into him after aeons. This is called the Mahapralaya. When the universes disappear in Mahapralaya, they are no longer in gross form, but they remain within the universal mind. Every individual gross mind rests in the universal mind. Though this is all an illusion, still the individual souls …

. . . 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 …

LIFE ETERNAL

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(Nov. 1952) Without beginning and without end, the caravan of evolutionary creation marches on from the Immeasurable to the Immeasurable. Most persons on the way get caught up in the transient immediate, and evolve by conscious or unconscious reactions to it. Some can detach themselves from the transient immediate. But since their detachment is only intellectual, they enjoy freedom only …

GOD AS TRUTH

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The following message of Meher Baba’s was read out during one darshan program in Nauranga. It was entitled “God As Truth.” (Nov. 1952). Ultimately, everyone and everything is God, and that God, as Truth, can be realized through the Guru or the Master. Generally in this country of India, Vedanta is associated with this rendering of the Most High. Now, …

THERE IS NO QUESTIONING IN OBDIENCE

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Explaining a couplet of Hafiz, where the Master says “obedience is just obedience, there is no questioning,” Baba added: (Nov. 1955). You should be slaves of the Master, obeying even without thinking. If I order anyone to kill his child, he should obey me without having even a single thought about the deed. I have explained so much; now, will …

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 …