DO NOT SEEK MATERIAL PLEASURE AND YOU WILL FIND SPIRITUAL TREASURE

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On August 23rd, (1960) Baba stated: “Seek and you shall find” has become such a commonplace slogan that spiritual aspirants have begun to wonder what it means. To them I say: “Do not seek and you will find.” Do not seek material pleasure and you will find the spiritual treasure. This means, seek only God by not seeking material pleasure …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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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 eggs to Hedi (Mertens) and mail for you all. You cannot escape petty things, …

BUT WHAT WAS BABA’S JUSTICE?

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(Aug. 1938) An old villager was brought by force to Meherabad by Dada Patil. The man had a bullock cart, which Pendu had hired to bring materials to Meherabad, but he was caught with some wooden planks he had stolen from the stockpile on the Hill. Baba had come to lower Meherabad that day, and the villager was brought before …

NEVER DO AS I DO, BUT DO AS I SAY

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During the month of August, Baba often remarked that Upasni Maharaj would come to the Manzil and give darshan, and that the mandali should be prepared for his arrival, although he never did show up. For relaxation, Baba would go to Munshi Rahim’s house to play cards. Once, while playing cards at Munshi’s, he quietly stole a card from Ramjoo, …

THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO SEE ME IN EVERYONE

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(In Aug. 1956) After a few minutes of silent meditation, Baba instructed the group to meditate on his name every Wednesday at midnight. Through Eruch, he stated to the group: We are pleased to meet you – Dante loves Baba. He told you all about Baba today. Baba loves him, but the important thing is one should see me in …

GOD WANTS TO GIVE THEM GOD, BUT THEY WANT TO PRAY!

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DURING THIS PERIOD, (August 1938) Padri once brought a qawaal singer to the P.W.D. bungalow to entertain Baba. Baba met with him for a while and the man said, “How good is my luck that I have met you today. I wish someday to compose ghazals and sing them before you, Hazrat.” Baba replied, “If you want to sing, sing now …

I WAS HERE AS JESUS

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AFTER TWO WEEKS along the Italian Riviera, (17 Aug. 1932) Baba entrained with all from Santa Margherita to Venice on August 17th. (1932).  Kitty was supervising every detail of their journey. They changed trains in Genoa, and Enid Corfe joined them in Milan. The compartment was packed, but they arrived safely the next morning in Venice, where they checked into …

OUR WAYS ARE QUITE OPPOSITE TO THE WAYS OF THE WORLD

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Meher Baba would explain about the past Avatars to the mandali. On August 16th, (1926) he revealed about Prophet Muhammad: Infidels knocked out the teeth of Prophet Muhammad and he did not let out even a single sigh! As Masters, our ways are quite opposite to the ways of the world. We outwardly harass those who love us, and we …

MENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the gross or subtle planes. How then is it possible for one on the mental plane to speak, eat, drink, et cetera – in short, to perform actions similar to those of an ordinary man on the gross plane? It is just as we hear of persons walking, or eating, drinking, …

ONLY THE ONE WHO LOVES CAN SERVE

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God as God alone is not consciously man, and man as man alone is not consciously God. Only the God-Man is consciously both God and man; so the God-Man is both Lord and the servant of the universe. Lord, in the state of helping all souls progress toward Reality. Servant, as consciously bearing the burden of all. To serve him who serves …

HAD I NOT SAVED THAT MAN, HE WOULD HAVE TURNED INTO ASHES

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(Aug. 1944) In Mangom, Baba communed with a jalali mast named Pandit Kashkak. He was a very high and powerful old mast, nearly seventy years old. He was mostly of a jalali temperament, and his fiery physical appearance reminded Baba of Upasni Maharaj when he encountered him. When Baba was working alone with Pandit Kashkak, Baig sneaked around and curiously …

AS IF IN AN ADDITIONAL TRIBUTE TO GULMAI, THIS WAS THE LAST TIME BABA EVER WENT TO MEHERABADbad.

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MEANWHILE, Adi’s mother Gulmai’s ill condition, due to kidney disease, worsened in August. While at Meherabad on August 6th, (1962)  Baba informed Padri to be prepared for Gulmai’s burial on the Hill, as she would be dying shortly. On the evening of August 8th, Gulmai’s condition became serious, and Adi sent Sarosh to Meherazad to inform Baba. Baba instructed Sarosh …

WHAT A LOVE BLESSING

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Meanwhile, an account of Baba’s accident in America had been reported in the Times of India. As a result, a false rumor about Mehera’s demise had reached the ears of Baba’s bitterest opponent, Colonel M. S. Irani. Mehera was the Colonel’s niece. So, according to Baba’s wish, the following telegram was sent to him: “Mehera is alive. Love blessings, Meher …

DANCING – A PART OF GOD

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On another occasion, (Aug. 1932) Delia and Margaret were sitting in the walled garden at the back of Fiorenza. It was after lunch and all the others had gone to the town on passport business. Delia and Margaret were not expecting to see Baba, who suddenly appeared with Chanji. Baba smiled like a child and jumped on Margaret’s back in …

NOTHING WAS HEARD OF THE GHOST AGAIN

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(In Aug. 1953) SOMEONE CLAIMED that the mandali’s quarters (at 101 Rajpur Road) housed an “evil spirit.” It was thought to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who had committed suicide there years ago. Krishna Nair wanted a room to himself, because after doing his nightwatch duty he needed to rest for some time during the morning. But …

SPIRITUAL WIRES USED TO HUM

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Later that day, (7 Aug.1926) Baba discussed the current wanderings of Upasni Maharaj and Hazrat Babajan: While I was travelling all over India and Persia, Maharaj kept himself at Sakori. But now that I am staying in Meherabad, Maharaj is travelling from one place to another. As in the case of important dignitaries being received by the nobility and higher …

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF OBEYING THE MASTER’S WISH

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According to the Irani calendar, August 6th, (1961) was the Prophet Zarathustra’s birthday. That day, for the first time since he returned from Poona a month ago, Baba left Meherazad and visited Meherabad to see the mandali and the resident families there. On his return, Baba expressed his dissatisfaction with Padri and his management of Meherabad. Pendu and Padri were …

TRANSITORINESS OF LIFE

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Baba again began giving discourses to the boys this same day, which he had stopped since January. Baba explained about the transitoriness of life. Sin and virtue, good and bad, heaven and hell are all bindings because they are transitory and illusory states. But such truths cannot be mentioned to the outside world because most of mankind lacks the preparedness …

I AM IN THIS WORLD TO HELP PEOPLE TO LOVE GOD . . .

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To a group Baba stated: (Aug. 4, 1952) I really am happy to see you today. Let me tell you this fact: there is nothing to worry about, nothing to be disheartened about. We are all, each of us, meant to be happy. God, who is within us all, is to be experienced as infinite happiness, and it can be …

IT IS THIS JOURNEY THAT MATTERS

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Numerous American and Russian rocket space flights were also in the news at this time. One morning, some remark from one of the mandali elicited this response from Baba on the subject of the exploration of space: However far man may fling himself into outer space, even if he were to succeed in reaching the furthermost object in the universe, …

REAL LOVE

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(In Aug. 1956) You assert, “I am God” because you have read and understood intellectually that there is nothing but God. But this assertion “I am God” falls apart, because you and your mind are not united – are not One. This assertion is due to having thoughts. Thinking is there; that means duality is there. There is no direct …

I KNOW THREE THINGS

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(In July 1958) Believe me, I am the Ancient One. There is no doubt about it. I am not this body that you see. It is only a cloak. I am Infinite Consciousness. I sit with you, play with you and laugh with you; but remember, I am simultaneously working on all the planes of consciousness. I have before me …

I AM GOD AND TOMORROW I AM COMING TO STAY IN YOUR TOWN

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THEY LEFT Uri at seven-thirty on the morning of July 30th, (1929)  but after going some distance, Baba directed Padri to turn around. Back in Uri, Baba found a blind boy and kindly handed him a cotton scarf. The blind boy was worshiped by the local people, who believed him to be an advanced soul. They then left Uri and …

. . . THEN YOU ARE LIBERATED

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(July 1956) Christ said, “Leave all and follow me.” What did that mean? Don replied, “I assume it means literally to leave everything and follow Christ within yourself.” Then Baba continued: But the meaning behind it was not to leave all these things; not to renounce the world, it was to obey.  Leave all thoughts, your selfish thoughts, and simply obey …

ON PRAYERS

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In Dhulia, (July 1929) a Brahmin priest lived in a room adjoining the mandali’s. Every morning he would get up early and loudly chant Hindu shlokas (verses) from the Shastras (Scriptures). The mandali complained about him to Baba. . . .  in reference to the Brahmin priest, Meher Baba explained: Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and …

BELOVED ARCHIVES LAUNCHES PODCAST ‘MEETING MEHER BABA’

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE AS REQUESTED === Dear Companions,   Beloved Archives has launched a podcast MEETING MEHER BABA.   Please forward our press release to your list and to all those who know about Meher Baba and wish to know more.   Thank you so much. Jai Meher Baba, Naosherwan 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Corporation         SAVE …

10TH ANNUAL PROGRAMME ON DISCOVERING THE AVATARIC TREASURE

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Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust, Ahmednagar 10th Annual Programme on Discovering the Avataric Treasure Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 7th, 8th, and 9th February 2020 First Announcement   The Avatar Meher Baba Trust, through its Library Committee, proposes to hold a three-day programme on “Discovering the Avataric Treasure” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 7th, 8th, and 9th February 2020 at M.P.C. Meeting Hall, Meherabad. The three-day programme will have …

THIRD ANNUAL A.M.B.P.P.C. TRUST PROGRAMME

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Third Annual A.M.B.P.P.C. Trust Programme “Celebrating a Century of Love from Meher Baba’s Life and Work” Centenary Year 1919 Monday 7th October 2019 at Meherabad M.P.C. Meeting Hall 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 2019 is the centenary year of the important landmark events in Baba’s life and work during 1919, and a programme will be organised to celebrate this occasion. During …

BABA EXPLAINS AURA AND HALO

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Presented here is Meher Baba’s discourse explaining the difference between an aura and a halo: The aura and the halo are two different things and people are unable to distinguish between the two. Few people know that an aura and a halo are quite different in their respective natures, despite their close interconnection. No man can ever possess both aura and halo completely …

WE MASTERS ALSO WORK AS SWEEPERS

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Pleader was new to the mandali, having recently joined Baba, and expressed his willingness to serve in any way. There were no sweepers in the ashram, and this was a problem as there were no flush toilets or septic tanks. Masaji was given the duty of cleaning the women’s toilets. The men mandali would relieve themselves in the fields, but …

EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE DO IN THE WORLD IS DONE TO OBTAIN HAPPINESS

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In the P.W.D. bungalow, the Master explained to the women about Maya, sanskaras and yoga. On Sunday, July 24th, (1938) he discoursed about happiness: Everything that people do in the world is done to obtain happiness. People seek power to derive happiness. They strive after money wishing to find happiness through possessions. That is all right when money is used …

THE MAIN THING THAT COUNTS IS LOVE FOR ME

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At 11 A.M., (July 23, 1956) all were called into the interview room. Cameramen from the television station NBC were going to take a short film. Don Stevens read Baba’s message “Deathless Living,” and afterwards Baba stated: It is the birthright of every human being to be happy, but most feel miserable. It is due to the load of sanskaras …

I TOO AM OLD, OLDER THAT THE EARTH. I AM THE OLDEST OF THE OLD.

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During Baba’s visit to New York, many of the Sufis came in his close contact, including Lud Dimpfl and his family, and Joseph Hamad Harb, age fifty-eight, originally from Lebanon. MEHER BABA also gave his touch to others, such as Jean Adriel (who, because she had been ill, had not been able to come to Myrtle Beach), Barbara Mahon, Beryl Williams, …

REMINDER – SCREENING OF BABA FILM TOMORROW SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday July 21, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start around 6:00 P.M. You are requested …

DO IT EVERY DAY . . . AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE THIS BLISS

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(In July 1956) One who hears the music of God in his heart – such wonderful music, for it is the Original Music – loses his bodily consciousness and sees God everywhere. God is within everyone. He is in all of us, Infinite, All-powerful. The helplessness that you now feel here is because you are now in the body, and …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday July 21, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start around 6:00 P.M. You are requested …

YOU HAVE LOST THE CHANCE

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IN SCARSDALE, (July 1952) meals for Baba and the women were being prepared by a Negro cook named Alberta. She had previously worked for Elizabeth in New York and Filis had hired her to cook for Baba. Baba sent Rano to bring his food. However, it was not ready, and she told the cook, “This is Baba’s mealtime; how is …

EVEN SUCH SENTIMENTS SHOULD HAVE NO PLACE BEFORE MYORDERS

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The following is another important incident which relates to carrying out the Master’s wishes. It happened when Baba first moved to Satara. Baba had sent for Meherjee’s car from Bombay, which his driver was bringing. Some distance from Satara the car met with an accident, and the driver was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital in nearby Wai. When …

BABA RESPONDS TO L. A. REPORTERS

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When a reporter from the L. A. Mirror-News asked what message he had for the world, Baba stated: (July 1956) Philosophers, atheists and others may affirm or refute the existence of God, but as long as they do not deny their very existence, they continue to testify their belief in God; for I tell you with divine authority that God …

TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL IN FOLLOWING BABA’S EXACTING ORDERS

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Some work still remained to be completed on the cabin, so Baba did not actually begin his seclusion until the evening of July 15th (1935). No one was allowed near the new cabin unless called by Baba. Padri and Pendu were occasionally called for work. Vishnu came each day from 3 to 4:30 P.M. to attend to correspondence, since Chanji …

HOW CAN ONE GET TO KNOW THE TRUTH?

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

WHEN WE TRULY DO NOT WANT ANYTHING, WE ARE LIKE EMPERORS

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To a few from the Monday Night group, Baba stated: (July 1956) All this world is nothing, an illusion. I am in everything. I tell you with my authority, I am in everything. Love me in that way and then, when you drop your bodies, you will be with me eternally. To some of the Sufi group, Baba dictated: I …

TWO WAYS OF LOVING GOD

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(In July 1956) After lunch, which was Baba’s only meal of the day and which he took privately upstairs, he came down again for more interviews. Afterwards, he invited all his lovers into the room. They sat down around him as the blinds were drawn open and Lowell Shaw, Charmian Duce, Don Stevens and an NBC-TV cameraman prepared to take …

I LEAVE ALL THIS TO BABA. IT IS HIS WISH, IT IS HIS PLEASURE

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(July 1956) While they waited, Baba chatted lightheartedly with his lovers, who sat around him in a circle on chairs and on the floor. He remarked, “I want you all to listen very carefully to what I say. It appears so simple, yet it is so very important for my lovers. To love me is to lose yourself in me, …

BABA’S STANDING ORDER NOT TO WASTE FOOD

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EVEN THOUGH FASTING, Baba would often serve meals to the mandali and boys, and was careful to see that no food was wasted. On July 9th, (1928) some of the mandali discarded a portion of their lunch. When Baba found out, he asked with obvious displeasure, “Why did you throw away some food?” They replied that he had served them …

BABA HINTS ON HIS INNER WORKING THROUGH THEM

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(In July 1956) Around 7:45 A.M., everyone was assembled around the sandy traffic circle. Baba sat on a pine rail fence overlooking the lake. Filis Frederick described the scene: Presently, he rose and faced west. He was working – his fingers pulsed with the rapid, characteristic gestures. His head was bowed, and his face was drawn and full of suffering. …

BABA’S INNER WORKING

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(In July 1956) It was difficult at times to follow Baba’s orders. On one plane flight, Adi had trouble keeping awake, and Baba teased him about it. The light above Baba’s seat was kept burning all night to keep Adi awake. Baba later commented, “I was doing a lot of work during the flight.” During other plane trips, Meherjee was …

EVERY ACTION THAT YOU DO BINDS YOU . .

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(In July 1956) Don Stevens read The Law of Karma a second time, and Baba asked him again to give the gist of it. Don replied, “Baba, I understand from this that it is quite true that the entire universe is governed by laws. The material world may be less understandable in terms of being governed by laws, but the …

BOMBAY CENTRE TO REMAIN OPEN ON SILENCE DAY, WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Wednesday, July 10, 2019 marks the Ninety-fourth Anniversary of Beloved Baba’s Unique Silence. Many of the Baba-lovers from Mumbai would be on a pilgrimage to Meherabad for the Day and would be observing silence from midnight of July 9 to midnight of July 10. For the benefit and convenience of those who could not be at …

IT IS TIME FOR THE OCEAN TO FLOOD THE RIVERS!

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(July 1953) To know God is to become God. So how can you know what a Perfect Master is unless you become one? I may be either the Avatar, a Sadguru or an ordinary man. I may be anything; I am what you take me to be. If you think I am the Avatar, I am the Avatar; if you …

YOU WILL HAVE TO SEEK THE AID OF THE ONE WHO KNOWS . . .

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(In July 1933) One visitor was C. D. Deshmukh. After completing his philosophy doctorate in London, he came to see Baba and stayed for four days. He asked Baba, “What am I to do now?” Smiling, Baba replied, “Just be sure to not forget me! Look for a job in a university, but with the conviction that you do so …

LAST VERBAL DISCOURSE

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ALTHOUGH it had been announced by mail that no outsiders should come to Meherabad after July 1st, (1925) a group of Parsi politicians came to see Meher Baba on July 2nd. After discussing with them the political and spiritual situation of India, the Master discoursed about the mind and body. This was to be his last recorded verbal discourse: Human …

I CONTINUALLY FEEL BOTH INFINITE BLISS AND HUMAN SUFFERING

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

LOVE IS A GIFT RARELY RECEIVED . . .

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During these evening programs at Guruprasad, Madhusudan sang bhajans, and often the scheduled one-hour sessions stretched to two hours or more. One singer from Poona named Shankar Rao Sholapure would sometimes sing ghazals. One afternoon, he sang a ghazal in Urdu that Baba liked very much. Summarizing its meaning, Baba explained: “The lover says: ‘O Beloved, my moods and whims …

BY ABUSING ME THEY REMEMBER ME

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A YOUTH named Singh, from Hamirpur, had attended the Andhra darshan program, but his parents were against Baba. Running away from home, Singh came to Baba in Dehra Dun on Sunday, June 28th. (1953). Before he arrived, his father’s telegram was received, asking Baba to send Singh back immediately. “Why have you come here?” Baba asked him. “I wish to …

HEAVEN’S BLESSINGS

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Sarosh and Viloo’s son, Merwan, returned from England and was to get married to Anita, his Swiss fiancée. One day, (June 1963) he and Sarosh came to Guruprasad, and Merwan said, “Baba, I want your blessings on my wedding day.” Baba gestured, “Granted,” and instructed that after the wedding in Ahmednagar, the bride and groom, and Sarosh and Viloo should …

MAIN STAGES OF EXPERIENCES ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH

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On June 25th, (1963) Baba explained about the three main stages of experiences on the Spiritual Path – enthusiasm, depression and hope: There are three states of experiences. When a seeker enters the Spiritual Path, for twelve years he has the experience of enthusiasm. Then comes the period of depression. This depression goes deep to such an extent that the aspirant neither feels …

GOOD AND EVIL

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There is nothing such as good or evil. From a moral standpoint, this difference exists so that the affairs of the world may be conducted according to limitations imposed by society. But from the spiritual standpoint, both are bindings. Standards of good and bad are established according to contemporary standards that may vary with time and circumstance. Also in spirituality, …

YOU, YOURSELF, ARE FULL OF UNCLEAN MATTER

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One day, (June 1940) Baba called the “five Bangalore boys” and asked each, “What do you want? What do you want to do in life?” Raju said, “I want to go into business.” Kalappa replied, “I want to deal in cooking oil.” Amdoo said, “I would like to drive a tonga.” Venkoba Rao said, “I want to be a farmer.” …

THE ESSENCE MST BE PREPARED TO CHANGE ITS VERY FORM

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On June 22nd, (1926) Meher Baba revealed: A Sadguru is like an ocean, a limitless stretch of water. Empty your mind of all Mayavic desires and the waters of the ocean will find a way in – the waters of Knowledge, Power and Bliss. The jivanmuktas and majzoobs and other spiritual beings on the subtle and mental planes are the …

I HAVE COME TO THE GARDEN OF ROSES

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ONE DAY  (June 1946) Kaka Baria and Eruch were riding in a horse tonga on their way from Dehra Dun railway station to Niranjanpur when they saw an old man who looked to them like a mast. Eruch and Kaka took him in the tonga, thinking Baba would like to contact the man, and returned to Baba’s bungalow. When the …

WAYS TO GOD-REALIZATION

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The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru, which means keeping the company, or sahavas, of such a Master, obeying him and serving him. This remedy is like a special express train which carries you straight to your destination. The second way is to repeat with all love and in all sincerity any one name …

REVERE MY WORDS RATHER THAN MY THINGS

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One day soon after his return to Meherabad, Baba went to the Family Quarters near Arangaon. He sent for Vishnu. Vishnu came immediately, running to Baba barefooted. After a brief discussion, Baba directed him to go and bring Raosaheb. Vishnu was about to turn back when Baba directed him, “Don’t walk bare-footed; take my sandals.” Vishnu picked up Baba’s sandals, …

THE GIANT IN LOVE WHO CAN GULP THE OCEAN ITSELF!

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(June 1961) After the usual inquiries about travel and health, Baba announced to the crowd: “You have come here to see me; but I am here to see who dares to really see me!” He quoted one of his favorite couplets in Urdu, wherein the Master says to his devotee: “My glory is from here to there; it has no …

NOTHING IS LASTING, EVERYTHING IS EPHEMERAL

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When Baba returned to India from the West, Sohrabji Siganporia (Founder President of the Bombay Centre designated by Baba Himself) was not present at the airport to receive him. He was in Kashmir at the time. Baba called him to Poona and asked, “Did you enjoy Kashmir?” “Very much, Baba,” he said. “Can you visualize all the sights you saw …

NEVER TELL OTHERS WHAT YOU DO NOT FEEL YOURSELF

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(June 1957) One old lover in the group, Ader Desai (Keki Desai’s brother of Dehra Dun), promptly said, “Baba, I love you so much, but the idea of God coming down as the Avatar does not penetrate into my heart, however much I try to make it do so. I tell others that you are the Avatar, but to be …

FROM THE SPIRITUAL STANDPOINT BOTH, GOOD AND BAD, ARE BINDINGS

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There is nothing such as good or evil. From a moral standpoint, this difference exists so that the affairs of the world may be conducted according to limitations imposed by society. But from the spiritual standpoint, both are bindings. Standards of good and bad are established according to contemporary standards that may vary with time and circumstance. Also in spirituality, …

ONLY OBEY ME AND LOVE ME MORE AND MORE

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At about 5:15 P.M., (June 1962) the card game was stopped, and Baba gave this explanation about fana, baqa and the Sadguru or Qutub’s state. He began by quoting this line of Shams-e-Tabriz: “It needs cycles after cycles for just one advanced soul to realize God.” And at present, what do you find in India? The word Sadguru, which really …

MAYAVIC MISCHIEF

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Another day, (June 1961) the twin nephews performed a comedy for Baba about a father agonizing over finding a suitable match for his daughter. Baba enjoyed it thoroughly and remarked: The world is a drama. You weep, you laugh – to weep and laugh again. It is all a tamasha – a show. When the inner eye is opened, you will see …

AS LONG AS MIND EXISTS, IGNORANCE PERSISTS

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Although these daily sessions in the evening were only meant for lovers and not the general public, once Baba permitted the mayor of Poona to come with his two predecessors. Baba explained to them about Maya: (June 1961) God alone exists as Existence Eternal, and all else is illusion – a creation of Maya. And what is Maya? Maya is the principle of …

GRACE IS AN ACT OF UNBOUNDED SPONTANEITY

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One retired judge had been on a pilgrimage to Badri Narayan, a sacred Hindu shrine in the Himalayas. As he told Baba about his visit, Baba asked, “Did you see me there?” The man was silent. Baba then stated at length to him: The fun is, although I am with you and within you all, you travel far and wide …

HOW FOOLISH PEOPLE ARE WHO COMPARE PEARLS WITH SEASHELLS

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In reference to the abundance of so-called saints and false gurus in the East, Baba once stopped the singing and commented: (June 1953) “They are like seashells scattered on the beach, their superfluous glitter attracting the loiterers on the beach, who pick them up and think they have gained the treasure of the sea. But it is a far cry …

IT IS BETTER TO DENY GOD THAN TO DEFY HIM

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One day, (June 1962) a Parsi barrister came to see Baba. He was not convinced of Baba’s divinity and asked, “Why don’t you prove what you claim to be? Why don’t you do any miracles?” Baba first laughed and then stated at length: The Creator (God), Who is limitless, formless and unbounded, is not bound to prove to His own …

THE REAL ‘I’ WITHIN PLAYING THE PART OF THE FALSE ‘I’

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THE AUSTRALIAN GROUP was called to the meeting room at 9:00 A.M. on the last day of the sahavas, June 6th. (1958). Baba asked for chalk and directed Eruch to draw three circles on the floor representing the gross, subtle and mental worlds. Baba used a hat to represent the false “I” and then began to explain: Your Real “I” …

I AM HERE TO SEE WHO DARES TO REALLY SEE ME!

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THE NEXT DAY, (June 1961) at 4:30 P.M., the darshan began and lovers from all over India streamed in to take advantage of it. Lovers from Hamirpur and Uttar Pradesh led by Pukar were there. Also present were C. D. Deshmukh, Bal Natu, and hundreds of other devotees. Some children danced for Baba, and also there was a singing performance. …

ONLY ONE REMEDY; OBEY THE MASTER

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Aloba was called and Baba asked him to recite a few lines from Hafiz in Persian. The meaning of the couplet was: (June 1962). “Happiness and misery are the lot of life and are experienced in the circle of duality. Once one gets out of this circle, the duel of opposites in duality ceases. Hence, happiness and misery both mean …

WHATEVER I SAY IS WHAT I KNOW; BUT TO YOU ALL THESE ARE ONLY WORDS!

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There is Paramatma. He is all-existing. All atmas (souls) are in Paramatma. All atmas are Paramatma. When an atma apparently comes out of Paramatma, it is the jivatma (individual embodied soul) and begins to gain consciousness of falseness. For the jivatma to become One with Shivatma (God, the Supreme Soul) is the goal. After passing through the process of evolution, reincarnation and involution, the …

STICK FIRMLY TO ONLY ONE MASTER

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On June 2nd, (1928) the day before leaving Meherabad, Baba met privately with Minoo Pohowala. As Minoo was in the habit of going to one saint after another, Baba pointedly explained to him: When you sink a well, you first select a spot before beginning the drilling. But if you stop drilling halfway and start anew at a different spot, …

WHO DO YOU THINK PUT YOU IN THE OIL BUSINESS?

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During this period, (June 1964) Don Stevens moved to California. He then traveled to India and visited Baba on July 31st. Stevens was permitted to stay at Meherazad for a few days. Whenever he visited, Baba would send back messages of love for Ivy Duce, her daughter Charmian, and the Sufis, and for Alain Youell, who was studying psychology at …

LEARN TO SAY “JANAY-DOE”

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On another occasion, when there was a quarrel between two women, Baba intervened and stated: Love and forget. This is the only thing that matters, and it pays. Almost all of you are weak. By weak, I mean taken up with desires. Anger is weakness, pride is weakness, and so on. If a mother found her child weak, she would …

GRACE OF LOVE

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As people were standing in line to pay their respects to Baba, he suddenly stopped the program and called one of the mandali. Baba pointed to a woman standing far back in the crowd and instructed that she be brought to the front to meet him. Baba’s summons was delivered by Norina Matchabelli and received by the woman in an …

THE GREATEST SERVICE ONE CAN RENDER TO HUMANITY . . .

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(May 1952) Yes, we must do something, but something that would really make people happy – not the apparent passing happiness, but real lasting happiness. I will tell you both. You, Consuella, are connected with me, and she, too, has long connection with me. So I will explain this selfless work. Life is one long, endless chain of existence, and …

PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL SIDES OF GOD

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On May 27th, (1926) Meher Baba discoursed on the Personal and Impersonal sides of God: The foremost and highest object in life is personally serving a Sadguru and complete surrenderance to him. The second is constant meditation on the divine name. The third is selfless service, and the fourth is the offering of worship (prayer). Serving a Sadguru is like …

ACTION AND INACTION

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The discourse on Action and Inaction, originally delivered in Poona the year before, was then read: (May 1958). In the Beyond-Beyond state of God, there is “unconscious inaction.” In the state of God-Realization, there is “conscious inaction.” This is not the state of Perfection, but of liberation (najaat, mukti) while on earth – a Jivanmukta (Liberated Incarnate). In this state, there is …

THE HABIT OF QUESTIONING AND DOUBTING . . .

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Anything that forms itself into a habit loses its freshness, sincerity and enthusiasm – even repentance. If you every day become weak and repent for having been weak, in the end you find your only weakness has been repenting. Only love remains ever-fresh. The habit of questioning and doubting in the end reacts on the questioner himself. Vivekananda used to always …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD IN JULY 2019

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Dear Baba family, Jai Baba! Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre two Trips are planned to Meherabad & Meherazad in July : From Tuesday the 9th to Thursday the 11th and Tuesday the 9th to Saturday the 13th of July. Please note that children under the age of two years (complete) are not accommodated in MPR. The …