BOMBAY CENTRE TO REMAIN CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! As you know, our “Meher Hall” is housed in a Co-operative Housing Society. Yesterday, we were informed by the Secretary of the Society  that two of the residents in our Society have been  infected with Covid -19, one of whom is on the same floor as our Centre. The Secretary asked that the Centre be kept closed …

BABA’S WORK

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What is Baba’s work? It is to explain to people who and what Baba is. Baba has always emphasized that one should love all, slander no one, not make others suffer and have a pure heart. Baba is the Avatar of the Age and the greatest work anyone can do is to love Baba as Baba ought to be loved. …

FREED FOREVER FROM THE ROUNDS OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS

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On Sunday, February 27th, 1965, Kaikobad’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was forty-four. While dying, Baba’s name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, “Meheru has come to me and is freed forever from the rounds of births and deaths.” Kaikobad was in Meherazad and did not …

UNEXPECTED BUT WELCOME VISITOR

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(25th Feb. 1965) That morning at Meherazad, an unexpected but welcome visitor arrived. It was Begum Akhtar. She came to Ahmednagar to give a concert arranged by the local Center for Baba’s birthday, and wished to sing a few ghazals for Baba as her personal offering of love. Even though she was tired after the long train journey and her …

I AM NEVER BORN. I NEVER DIE.

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… Ramjoo read out Filis Frederick’s editorial in The Awakener (January 1954 issue) on “The Divine Birth.” At 9:30 A.M., Ramjoo read out this message, which Baba had dictated shortly before leaving Mahabaleshwar: I am never born, I never die. Yet, every moment, I take birth and undergo death. The countless illusory births and deaths are necessary landmarks in the progression of man’s consciousness to …

PADA-PUJA AND LOVE OFFERINGS.

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(Feb. 1958) Now we have finished with spirituality for the day. Let us come back to the worldly plane a little. The time is now 10:45 A.M. It has come to my notice that last evening there was confusion and dissension over the twenty-four persons to be chosen to wash my feet and the placing of love-offerings at my feet …

NAAZ AND NIAZ

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. . . Baba informed Ramjoo he wanted to dictate something about the Sufi terms “naaz and niaz,” and asked for Kishan Singh, who was not present but doing some work where the mandali were staying. Baba complained, “Whenever I get the urge to say something important, things go wrong; either the microphone does not work, disturbances take place, the …

ZOOM AND YOU TUBE LINKS FOR BABA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PROGRAMMES

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! The following are the Bombay Centre’s YouTube and Zoom links for the morning and evening programmes of  Beloved Baba’s Birth Anniversary Celebrations on Thursday the 25th February 2021. Kindly circulate the same to all your family and friends. https://youtube.com/channel/UC72FBzwomRaLDYgoB0ag4Nw https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89005078722?pwd=cVVhUXMwMFZhaitlUzFGck9qd092Q Meeting ID: 890 0507 8722 Passcode: 25feb In Baba’s love, Mehernosh N. Mehta, Hon. Secretary

IF YOU CAN GRASP THIS, YOU WILL GET THE LIGHT!

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After returning to Ahmednagar, on February 22nd, (1948) Baba in the evening discussed matters with the men mandali in the Ice Factory bungalow. In the course of the conversation, the subject of the Master’s manifestation came up and Baba asked those present, “What do you think constitutes one hundred percent proof of my manifestation as the Avatar?” Dr. Ghani, Dhakephalkar, …

THE THREE MESSAGES

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Baba concluded, “I am most slippery. You will never catch hold of me because, being divine, I am also very human. Only if you lose your will one hundred percent in my will, will you know me; otherwise not.” (21 Feb. 1954). Baba then asked Eruch to read out the three messages that Baba had dictated. The first message was: …

MASTER OF DESTINY

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The incident of birth is common to all life on earth. Unlike other living creatures which are born insignificantly, live an involuntary life and die an uncertain death, the physical birth of human beings connotes an important and, if they are circumspect about it, perhaps a final stage of their evolutionary progress. Here onward, they no longer are automatons but …

MORNING AND EVENING VIRTUAL PROGRAMMES ON 127TH BABA’S BIRTHDAY, THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY 2021

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Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre present Avatar Meher Baba  127th Birthday Celebration MORNING PROGRAM ON THURSDAY 25TH OF FEBRUARY 2021 Program mode Virtual YouTube – https://youtube.com/channel/UC72FBzwomRaLDYgoB0ag4Nw 4:30 am – Devotional Songs 4:55 am – Silence 5:00 am – Repetition of God’s name, prayers 5:15 am – Happy Birthday song 5:20 am – ENTERTAINING HIM 6:30 am – Aarti EVENING PROGRAM …

WHY IS IT THAT THE OUTSIDERS GET GREAT EXPERIENCE OF YOUR DIVINITY?

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Meanwhile, a Muslim named Maulvi Abdul Wahid of Hyderabad arrived in Bombay in search of a friend and stayed in the mosque at Dadar. While he was meditating in the mosque, he saw a bright light issuing from the Manzil. He immediately sensed that there must be a “holy” or “divine personality” inhabiting the building. The next day, when he …

DO THE WRITE THING!

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✍️DO THE WRITE THING✍️ Ever thought you could write ? Well here’s your chance !! The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre Invites you to write a 20-30 min original script in English or Hindi on any  of the following topics. 1. Surrenderence 2. Love 3. Obedience 4. Sacrifice 5. Honesty We would be honoured to present the best suited script …

YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT I WANT

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On Sunday morning, February 18th, (1962) at 9:45 A.M., the Ahmednagar bhajan group came to Meherazad to sing for Baba. Eruch and Don Stevens had gone out for a walk, as they would do every morning, but the Ahmednagar group had arrived fifteen minutes early. By the time Eruch and Don returned to Meherazad, Baba was already with them in …

ON MEHERABAD HILL

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Baba arrived at Meherabad at 8:15, on the morning of February 17th. (1958) Eight men took turns carrying him up the Hill in his lift-chair. The sahavas group in their enthusiasm disregarded Baba’s instructions to follow his chair and made much noise and raised a lot of dust by running in front of him. To control them, Baba ordered them …

GHAZAL COMPOSED BY BABA IN 1917 – THIS IS A TRANSLATION

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At this time, Merwan would write by impulse whatever inspiration came to him. On February 16th, 1917, he composed a beautiful ghazal that later was to be considered exceptional: How wonderful is the murderous mercy of God! His mercy has graced the rose with thorns. How justice manifests in the glory of God! Cruelty is hidden in His kindness. It matters not …

WHOEVER STANDS FOR ME, STANDS FOR THE TRUTH . . .

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There was no public celebration of Meher Baba’s fifty-second birthday on Friday, February 15th, 1946; but Baba did give this message to his lovers, issued through a circular: Your love, your devotion, your steadfastness amidst storms of opposition, self-created or real, are commendable. Your allegiance to the cause of Truth for which alone I stand is unique. Every year that …

SPIRITUAL WORKERS

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On  Sunday, February 14th, 1943, the day of Baba’s forty-ninth birthday, gatherings were held in six different cities: Poona, Bombay, Nagpur, Sholapur, Madras and Lahore. One gathering could not be aranged in Hyderabad as Baba wished. Baba sent a representative to each place to deliver His message, “The Task for Spiritual Workers.” Adi Sr. went to Lahore, Savak Kotwal to Poona, …

MIND, SANSKARAS AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY WORK

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On February 13th, (1927) while discoursing about the mind, sanskaras and the manner in which they work Baba explained: The process of spending old sanskaras and creating new ones applies to ordinary people, the masses of humanity. For those members of his circle, however, the Sadguru stops this creation of new sanskaras and gradually destroys the old ones. And when …

NO ONE SHOULD EXPECT ANYTHING FROM ME

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On Saturday, February 12th, 1949, Baba’s fifty-fifth birthday was observed by the Meherabad mandali. He warned Pendu and the other men mandali to be less extravagant, and sternly remarked: “There is an acute shortage of funds, and days of hardships are ahead. None knows what will happen tomorrow. “Those willing to stay with me may stay; those wanting to go …

RELIGION AND SCIENCE

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REPORTERS would seek interviews with Meher Baba; at times he would consent and at times deny their request. On Sunday, February 11th, (1040) Baba consented to an interview with a newspaper reporter. The following is their dialogue: “Do you accept the principle now usually accepted in the West that science and religion deal with different spheres?” “It depends upon how …

DOES THIS WORK MEAN LESS?

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(Feb. 1948) Meanwhile, Padri was busy fitting the plumbing to the new building at Pimpalgaon. Baba would visit daily and insist that he speed up the work. Once, in a teasing mood, Baba remarked to Padri, “Be more careful of the laborers working here. They are being paid and you must get a full day’s work from them.” Padri replied …

ONCE IN THIS LIFE THEY GET SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY

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Meanwhile at Meherazad that morning, (Feb. 1958) Baba had not cleared his bowels. After driving some distance in the car, Baba indicated to Eruch that he had to use the toilet. “Should we stop at Adi’s on the way?” Eruch asked.”No, no,” gestured Baba. “Just hurry and drive straight to Meherabad.” Again on the way, Baba indicated he had to …

I AM HAPPY AND PLEASED WITH YOUR WORK AND LOVE

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(Feb. 1958) One thing is definite: I love you more than you love me. Out of your love for me, you have come from distant places for my sahavas. I know each and every work you have done for me in Andhra and elsewhere, and there is no need for you to tell me anything about it – so much …

THE SPLIT ” I ” AND THE SPLIT EGO

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(Feb. 1958) On Baba’s instruction, Eruch then read the discourse on the Split “I” or Split Ego. One man, in regard to the Real “I” and the false “I,” interrupted and asked, “Does ‘I’ mean the physical body?” Baba replied: It is the false “I” that asks this question. “I am Mr. ‘X’ … I am hungry … I had …

I AM THE UNIVERSAL JUDGE

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(Feb. 1958) We know there are judges in courts of law, and their duty is to pass judgment after a trial. The worldly judges do give justice. Either a person is convicted and punished, or acquitted and released according to their judgment. I am the Universal Judge and as such I do dispense justice. But one thing is unique. Not …

LOVE UNADULTERATED

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Love, as it is generally and commonly understood, is but an attachment with selfish thoughts and motives involved. Pure, real, unadulterated love has in it not even a tinge of lust. Lust for sex, lust for power, lust for name, lust for fame, lust for self-comforts defile the purity of love. Pure, real love has also its stages, the highest …

I AM NEVER BORN, I NEVER DIE.

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I am never born, I never die. Yet, every moment, I take birth and undergo death. The countless illusory births and deaths are necessary landmarks in the progression of man’s consciousness to Truth – a prelude to the Real Death and Real Birth. Real Death is when one dies to self, and Real Birth is, when dying to self, one …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 12

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The beginning of an endless new story! Mehera and the women Mandali came for their last darshan. All stood silently around the Tomb. In the pin-drop silence, only the loud sobs could be heard of the one who loved the only One as He should be loved. The women Mandali put a garland round Baba and with eyes that betrayed the sorrow in their …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 11

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Happy Birthday to You! Some of Baba’s old treasures were shown by the Mandali to the lovers. One was an old patched coat, originally black but practically covered with patches of blue and black. Baba had said that this coat was the most sacred of His possessions. He had worn it steadily for eight years from 1921. Referring to the coat, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 10

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Would there be a resurrection today? The women Mandali occupied the empty rooms on Meherabad hill. They would come several times each day to see Baba in the Tomb. The long queues of men, women and children would then be temporarily stopped and the Tomb vacated. Mehera and the other women Mandali would then enter the Tomb. To see Mehera …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 9

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Sleeping on a bed of roses! Two volunteers remained in the Tomb all the time. One would fan Baba while he sat on the landing of the crypt, the other would be busy collecting flowers at the door and swabbing the floor with a wet cloth to remove the dust that flew inside in plenty with thousands stamping and bowing at the door. The …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 8

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They were tears of love ! News had already reached Bombay by the evening of the 31st. Lovers rushed to the station to catch a train or a bus or got into cars and taxies to leave for Meherabad. Some arrived soon after Baba’s body had been placed in the Tomb. Padri and Chhagan stayed the whole night in the Tomb on Friday …

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 …