I AM EVERYTHING AND IN EVERYONE. THIS EXPERIENCE IS SAHAJ!

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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 you follow …

YOU ARE GOD, AND YET YOU HAVE TO BECOME 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. …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 08, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Dec. 08, 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 film “An Act of God” is a reminiscence of Baba’s mandali of the day on which Beloved Baba took upon …

THIS WAS HIS LEELA . . .

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(Dec. 1960) At night, Baba would become restless and sit up in bed gesturing, “I feel very hungry!” He did this every night during the entire period of the twenty-one-day fast, while his lovers were fasting at different places. Bhau knew from experience that whenever there were floods, famine or starvation prevalent anywhere in the world, Baba would silently cry …

WHILE THE SO-CALLED RICH MAY BOW DOWN TO ME, I BOW DOWN TO THE POOR

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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. …

HOW MUCH LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU – AND YOU ABUSE OTHERS

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Once, (Dec. 1958) 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 …

SPIRITUAL FREEDOM

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At Camp College (Punjab University) the message on Soldiers of God was repeated, and the following message from Baba on Spiritual Freedom was also delivered (Dec. 2, 1952) : We have gained our national freedom; let us now try to gain our spiritual freedom, besides which every kind of freedom is a binding. Spiritual freedom is marred by the bindings …

IF THY WON’T (LISTEN), 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 …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY DEC. 01, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Dec. 01, 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 film “An Act of God” is a reminiscence of Baba’s mandali of the day on which Beloved Baba took upon …

IT IS OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE . . .

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IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, a large conference of Catholics took place at the end of November (1964) in Bombay, and Baba’s lovers there distributed sixteen thousand brochures among the delegates. “We should not want posterity to point the finger of blame at us for not telling them that the Second Advent they await has come to pass and that Christ …

THE RELIEF OF EVERY KIND OF SUFFERING IS WITHIN US

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Rich or poor, great or small, man or woman, everyone is under the spell of some sort of suffering. The relief for every kind of suffering is within ourselves. If we try to live honestly, act honestly, think honestly, in every walk of life, in all circumstances, if we try to put our wholehearted faith in God, that relief is …

BE DISCIPLES OF THIS LIFE DIVINE

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(Nov. 25, 1952)  In the world of quiet speculation, as well as in the world of surging political activity, or individual striving, men are desperately trying to remedy the many ills to which humanity is heir. All our creeds and faiths, all our parties and “isms” are so many practical solutions offered toward this purpose. But, though good in their …

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, …

NO RINGING OF BELLS OR PUJA

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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 empty ceremonial …

AN OUTWARD JOURNEY TO FIND GOD 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 visiting places …

EACH CLING TO HIS OWN DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION AS THE ORIGINAL

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On November 12th, Baba allowed a Christian minister on board to meet him. The minister was reading the book by Rom Landau entitled God Is My Adventure and pointed out a chapter about Baba in the book. During their discussion, while speaking about the Bible, Baba commented to the minister: If a lecturer speaks today before a gathering of five hundred, and …

MIRACLES AND SPIRITUAL HEALING

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Another of Meher Baba’s messages given at this time (Nov. 1952) was on Miracles and Spiritual Healing: When people suffer physically or mentally, individually or collectively, they want immediate relief from that suffering. All over the world, man’s strife is subject to the opposites of pain and pleasure. Man does all he can to avoid the former, and he does …

LIFE ETERNAL

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NOVEMBER 1952 – LIFE ETERNAL. 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 …

THIS IS NOT TRUE SPIRITUALITY

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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 …

WE ARE REALLY NOWHERE IN SPACE, JUST WITHIN GOD . . .

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Baba explained, (Nov. 1962) “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, …

HIGHROADS TO GOD

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A message about the paths to God was read out at one public function in Meherastana (Nov. 1952). It was entitled Highroads to God: In an important sense, all walks of life and all paths ultimately lead but to the one Goal, meaning, God. All rivers enter into the ocean, in spite of the diverse directions in which they flow, …

THERE IS NO NEED FOR “TRAINS OR PLANES” WHEN HE IS HERE!

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(N0v. 1962) 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 …

HIGHEST BENEFIT FOR ALL TO HOLD TO THE AVATAR’S DAAMAN

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Discussing matters with other groups, Baba remarked, (N0v. 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 …

THE AVATAR’S SUFFERING

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(Nov. 1962) From tomorrow, I will have to suffer a lot. Why and how can I suffer when I am the Ocean of Power, Knowledge and Bliss? God has infinite power, infinite knowledge, infinite bliss. The Avatar is God Himself incarnate on Earth as man. During his ministry as the Avatar, he uses only infinite knowledge. He does not make …

THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS HAD MY REAL SAHAVAS

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An Arangaon boy, named Babu, was cooking Baba’s food. Baba would have his daily breakfast at Meherabad when he arrived from Meherazad. (Nov. 1955). It consisted of tea and a few slices of bread and cream. Accordingly, every night, Babu would skim the cream off the milk and keep it aside for Baba; but, in the morning, it would be …

THE MOST ORIGINAL WANT

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To the gathering Baba stated: Another point, and I have not discussed it in God Speaks, is about binding. You are all bound. How? By your “I,” your ego. It is the same thing everywhere. Some want God with all comforts. From “I want food” to “I want God,” it is the same story. Always that “I” is there. Where has this …

WHEN I SAY I AM THE ONLY ONE, I MEAN IT

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(Nov. 12, 1955) I say on my divine authority that I am the Only One pervading everything – the Only One in creation. Do not treat these as mere words from a learned man or a philosopher. You are wasting your time in shouting “Jai!” so often. Five days ago, when Godavri Mai came from Sakori, I said the same …

ONE HAS TO CARRY OUT THE WISH OF THE MASTER

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(Nov. 1955) Messages, discourses, worship, devotional music will not make anyone reach the Goal. They have no value in themselves. What is wanted is jigar – heart, courage. As Hafiz says: “He who does not lose his life in love for God will not find it.”   What is the meaning of laying down one’s life? Soldiers by the millions lose …

MANKIND WILL LOOK TOWARD MEHER BABA AS THEIR FATHER

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On Saturday, November 10th, 1962, Baba left Poona for Meherazad with the men and women mandali. He stopped at Bund Gardens at 8:00 A.M., where the Poona lovers had assembled. About sixty-five of the Westerners, including Elizabeth, Kitty, Jane, Wendy and Charles Haynes, Ruth White and Bili Eaton, had also come. They were delayed because of a problem in booking …

THIS IS NOT THE SORT OF LOVE I WANT

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(Nov. 1955) Wherever I go in India, people in the thousands flock around me. This is not the sort of love I want. What I want to say is, how will you spread my love, convey my love to people, make them love me, make them understand who I am – how will you do all this? For that, first …

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AVATAR MEHER BABA’S GREAT DARSHAN

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Tentative Schedule of the Great Darshan Guruprasad, Poona April – June 1969 50th Anniversary Meherabad 22nd – 23rd November 2019 Venue Amphitheater Day 1 Friday Day 2 Saturday Date: 22nd November 2019 Date: 23rd November 2019 Morning Session 09:30 – 12:30 pm Morning Session 09:30 – 12:30 pm 1. Welcome by Jal P. Dastoor 2. Chairman’s Inaugural Speech 1. Introduction …

CIRCULAR: FIFTY-FIRST AMARTITHI OF AVATAR MEHER BABA

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===FORWARDED MESSAGE ===   Circular: Fifty-first Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Telephone No.2343666/2347093 Ahmednagar. AVATAR MEHER BABA PERPETUAL PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST KING’S ROAD, POST BAG NO. 31, AHMEDNAGAR, (M.S.) 414 001. CHAIRMANSHRIDHAR G. KELKAR Dear Sisters and Brothers in Beloved Avatar Meher Baba, The Fifty-first Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba falls on Friday, 31st January, 2020. This being the …

WHAT IS GRACE?

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(Nov. 1955) 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 …

THE RAL HOUSE OF GOD IS IN THE HEART

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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 empty ceremonial …

OBEDIENCE ALONE IS ENOUGH FOR YOU

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One mast, Dhondi Bua, always remained naked and used to roll in the dirt. He used to say: “I cannot bear comfort!” He suffered a lot; yet I did not shower my grace on him. How then can I shower it on you who have not yet suffered hardly anything in love? Love such as the masts have is very, very …

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 …

IF YOU LET IT SLIP OUT OF YOUR LIPS, YOU WASTE IT

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Suloo Meshram stood up and said, “Last evening, (Nov. 1955) I felt more or less unaware of my surroundings, and for about two hours, kept myself closeted in the bathroom. I felt that some breeze from God was passing over me; I felt I was beyond birth and death. I completely forgot about my family and my dying child, too …

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

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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 …

BABA’S NEW LIFE BEGGING CONDITIONS

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

IT IS MY LOVE THAT HAS DRAWN YOU TO ME

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

MIND IS THE BUBBLE

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(Oct. 1962) Another point is that God alone is and there is nothing but God. God is indivisibly one, and He is indivisibly in each and every one. He cannot be divided. Yet we see everywhere these divisions! What is this separateness? There are Anita, Beryl, Ella, Harry, Charles, and others. Why this separateness? Why are you all separate? God …

I WILL TELL YOU HOW INFINITY IS BOTTLED UP IN ME!

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One of those who came during his vacation (Oct./Nov. 1963) was Niranjan Singh of Delhi. Niranjan had an exceptional intellect, and was well respected as the head of the science department at his college. Being a physicist, whenever he came, he would inevitably question Baba about the cosmic creation, or about oneness and manyness, human beings on other planets, evolution …

BABA VISITS THE HOME FOR THE NEEDY

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In accordance with his promise to Kitty’s mother Helena, Baba went with her and Margaret Craske to the home for the needy and met with the old people. (Oct. 1931). Many of the elderly were blind, dumb or deaf. The Master’s ways are his own. Appearing to be dictating various thoughts on his alphabet board, Baba spoke to these old …

NOTHING OF ITS KIND HAS BEEN RECORDED BEFORE

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Baba advised Harry Kenmore: “During your stay here this time, I have told you many things, cleared many doubts, made up poems for you, had phonograph sessions for you, et cetera. Besides, you have read many of my discourses and also God Speaks.  Now comes the new book, Stay with God.  All this reading and hearing is more than enough food for …

MAIN SPIRITUAL CENTERS IN EUROPE

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ARRIVING IN AVILA that evening at six, Baba and the group stayed at the Hotel Ingles (Oct. 1933). Baba appeared very happy to be in Spain, which reminded him of India more than any other country he had thus far visited in Europe. Before dinner, Baba went for a walk with the men past the house of Saint Theresa. (1)  Baba …

BABA’S POIGNANT REPLY

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

REAL UNDERSTANDING COMES IN A FLASH!

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On the morning of October 23rd, (1960) Baba, during the course of conversation, stated: “What can you achieve through talks? Reading also does not help. Any amount of reading or hearing has no value. Real understanding comes in a flash!” To Bharucha and Vesuna, Baba stated: “I have called you to Meherazad not for sahavas but to help me in …

SONG OF THE NEW LIFE

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OCTOBER 1949 – SONG OF THE NEW LIFE. Often sung, the Song of the New Life was as follows – the first couplet was dictated by Baba himself: Listen to the silent words of Meher Baba; The life-story of all lovers of God is based on the practice of these words. If you are serious about living this New Life, Then wholeheartedly …

SEE HIS LOVE!

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DURING THIS PERIOD, one of the men would escort Baba back and forth between Grafton and Rosewood bungalows, holding an umbrella over his head. One morning, after Aloba had escorted Baba to Jal Villa, he spotted Harish Chander Kochar on the roadside. He had come from Dehra Dun. Aloba was surprised at his appearance and asked Kochar why he had come. …

FOUR MAIN SPIRITUAL CENTERS IN EUROPE

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(Oct. 1933) Arriving in Avila that evening at six, Baba and the group stayed at the Hotel Ingles. Baba appeared very happy to be in Spain, which reminded him of India more than any other country he had thus far visited in Europe. Before dinner, Baba went for a walk with the men past the house of Saint Theresa. (1)  Baba …

HE HAD NOT LEARNED TO ACCEPT THE MASTER’S WAYS

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(Oct. 1933) Baba was quite upset when he was not able to get hot water on time for a bath. He called Herbert, who had made the arrangements, and rebuked him severely, “I cannot work here! I will leave for Marseilles. With you taking care of me, I have never been able to have an early-morning hot bath in the …

THIS IS WHAT IS REAL SELFLESS SERVICE

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Selfless work, as you all know, has many aspects in the social and political fields. Each aspect thereof, though tinged by a particular cultural background, has its own merit and consequential reward. But the work relating to the welfare of babies is in a class by itself. Babies and infants, everywhere in the world, are the very epitome of God’s …

I DO NOT REALLY SLEEP

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LATER this same day (October 8, 1928) after dinner and arti, Baba sent for the Prem Ashram boys to come to the Manzil. It had been a long time since the boys had gathered there. Baba allowed the boys to bow down to him and each sat quietly afterward close to Baba. One boy, Vasant, continuously stared at Baba and another …

BABA’S SERMON DELIVERED ON OCTOBER 16, 1950

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Being just now in the Old Life for these few hours, I will tell you what I feel to be the established divine facts: Essentially, we are all One. The feeling of our being otherwise is due to ignorance. Soul desires consciousness to know itself; but in its progress toward this Goal, which it cannot realize independently of creation, it …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2019 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Owing to a technical snag in the DVD, the scheduled Baba film on the “New Life” stories by dear Mani Irani and Eruch Jessawala could not be screened on last Sunday the 13th. Instead, another film covering some aspects of the New Life of Beloved Baba was screened with narration by dear Meherwan Jessawala. The glitch in the …

UPASNI MAHARAJ HAS PUT HIM (GHOST) IN MY CHARGE

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. . .  Meher Baba told the men he had not slept that night due to a noise in the backyard. He described the peculiar noise: “It was as if someone were leveling the ground with a heavy roller.” Then he explained that it was a ghost: “This spirit is always with me, wherever I go. He is one of …

SUCH IS THE CASE WITH ALL EARTHLY PLEASURES AND PAIN

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When Ghani was preparing Meher Baba’s bath around two o’clock that afternoon, the Master ordered chocolates from the market and distributed them among the mandali. He asked everyone if they liked the taste and, except for Arjun, all said they were delicious. Sometime later Baba inquired, “Is the taste which you enjoyed just a few moments ago still present?” The …

SANSKARAS MUST BE BALANCED

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On Sunday, October 13th, (1940) he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out: Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy. Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you have good sanskaras, you may take birth as a great, rich man; with …

THERE ARE TWO STATES, INTERNAL AND ETERNAL

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At four-thirty in the morning on October 12th, (1922) before the mandali began their usual prayers of repeating God’s name, Meher Baba gave the following discourse: There are two states, internal and external, divided or separated by a mental curtain or veil. To purify the internal state is not in the hands of any mortal being. It is impossible without …

IT IS NO SIN . . . IT IS JUSTIFIABLE

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On October 11th, (1933) a woman visitor asked Baba, “When a person is surrounded on all sides by untoward circumstances and difficulties, without any avenue of escape, would he or she be justified in doing something which would ordinarily be termed undesirable or indecent?” Baba answered her at length: It is justifiable for a person in such circumstances to do …

50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PROGRAMME OF THE 1969 GREAT DARSHAN

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     === FORWARDED MESSAGE ===   AVATAR MEHER BABA P.P.C. TRUST  50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION PROGRAMME  of the 1969 GREAT DARSHAN,  APRIL to JUNE 1969  COMMEMORATING AT MEHERABAD (AHMEDNAGAR), INDIA  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 22nd and 23rd NOVEMBER 2019  In 1968 Avatar Meher Baba had made extensive preparations for a public darshan programme to be held in Pune, India in the …

IT I A MOMENT’S WORK, BUT ONLY A SADGURU HAS THAT MATCH!

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(Oct. 1922) No yogi can gain eternal freedom or emancipation, even though he might have reached the highest yogic state of samadhi through his practices, because sanskaras (bindings) are still there and all ties have not yet been snapped. Sanskaras mean the impressions in the mind left behind while doing any good or bad action. Even a thought creates sanskaras. …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday October 13, 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 film will depict reminisces of the “New Life” led by Beloved Baba and His chosen companions between October 1949 and February 1952. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual …

FROM THE HEART

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(Oct. 1960) After hearing Kenmore recite the prayers, once Hoshang Bharucha asked Kenmore, “Are you praying or fighting with God?” The next day when he had to repeat the prayers, Kenmore spoke them almost in a whisper. Baba stopped him halfway through and asked why he was suddenly adopting a new method of praying. Kenmore replied, “I do not want …

WHO IS MEHER BABA?

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On Sunday, October 8th, (1967) as desired by Baba, Kishanchand Gajwani, Sohrabji Siganporia, Jal Dastur and Kishore Mistry came to Meherazad from Bombay. An International Tourist Fair was to open in Bombay on October 30th, and after reading about what Canadian lovers had done at the Montreal Expo, Siganporia was inspired to set up a similar booth at this fair. …

THAT IS WHY YOU SEE ME HERE

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(Oct. 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 had …

WOMEN’S SAHAVAS AT AVATAR’S ABODE, AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2020

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE AS REQUESTED ===   Hi Cyrus, Jai Baba! We are running an Women’s Sahavas next year here in Australia and have been given your contact details as the person who manages the Bombay centre community email. We would like to extend an invitation to all the women in India (and around the world) who may like to …

THERE ARE TWO MEHER BABAS

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…Baba called Krishna inside his room. He motioned, “Talk about something.” Taken aback, Krishna did not know what to say. Baba then asked him, “Who am I?””Meher Baba.” “No, I mean previously.” “I don’t know,” Krishna said. Baba spelt on the board, “M-E-R-W-A-N. I was Merwan. After that I became Sadguru Meher Baba. After that, Avatar Meher Baba.” Then Baba said, …

BABA CUTTINGLY REMARKED, “SERVES HIM RIGHT!”

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. . .  another amusing incident occurred on the train. Baba, Baidul, Eruch and Gustadji found themselves in a small third class compartment which was empty. Everyone was pleased at this lucky turn of events, as whenever possible Baba preferred to have the compartment to himself so that he could relax and express himself uninhibitedly through gestures, without being concerned …

FOUR RIDDLES

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At times, Baba would test the mandali’s understanding by giving them riddles to solve. On October 26th, (1926) Baba asked the men to solve four riddles. The men were given two days to solve them, and a prize of sweet jalebi and milk was offered for the correct answers. The riddles were: “Who says one thing and does another? “If the three go, one comes. …

LL THIS IS BEYOND INTELLECT . . .

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It is absolutely impossible for an ordinary man to understand my work. With my universal mind, I work on an unlimited scale for the universe; to understand what I do is not within the bounds of human intellect. I always work for the universe and not for myself. Why would I need to work for myself? I do my work …

THE INFINITE CANNOT BE BOUND BY ANYTHING FINITE . . .

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Some things in particular were bothering Herbert, and Baba discussed matters with him at considerable length. Herbert spoke out, “You promise to speak, but you do not do it. What will the world think of you?” Baba’s reply to Herbert was very poignant: It is good for mankind, rather essential, to adhere to religious and moral principles and observe religious …

WHAT CAN I DO? YOU WERE ATTRACTED TO THE WORLDLY ALLUREMENTS . . .

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Meanwhile, in Panchgani, the men and women mandali had been instructed to meditate according to Baba’s order. Some were having thoughts as to why they had not yet realized God, despite serving Baba for so many years. Baba narrated to them a story about a Sadguru in answer to their unspoken question: A disciple used to always ask his Master …

IT IS FOR YOU TO DO WHAT I SAY

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On Sunday, September 29th, ​(1957) ​another meeting about the sahavas was held at Meherazad. Baba invited the Ahmednagar lovers, and Rustom Kaka entertained Baba with melodious singing. Accommodations for the Western lovers coming for the sahavas were discussed, and Sarosh and Viloo assured Baba they would be able to manage it. Baba repeated some statements which he had stated at an earlier meeting: The …

I COULD SEE NOTING BUT LIGHT AROUND BABA

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The next day, (Sept 29, 1933) Mr. Munshi, a Parsi from Hyderabad, came to see Baba. He had composed a poem in Persian about Baba which he wished to recite, but when the man came face to face with Baba he could not utter a word in the Master’s presence. He stood transfixed, gazing at Baba, then quietly left. The …

CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCER UDAY SHANKAR MEETS BABA AT SEA

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That same day, September 28th, (1933) the celebrated Indian dancer Uday Shankar (1) came to see Baba. He had found out about Baba through the Swiss sculptor and art historian Alice Boner, who was defraying the expenses of Shankar’s visit to the West. It was during Alice Boner’s trip to India with Shankar in 1930 that she heard of Meher Baba. …

SIR AKBAR HYDERI CAME TO MEET BABA AT SEA

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After two days at sea, on the evening of September 27th (1933) while Baba was discussing matters with the mandali, there was a knock at the cabin door. Chanji opened it, and stepped out to find a very dignified looking old man standing in the hallway. Introducing himself, the old man said, “I am Sir Akbar Hyderi and I wish …

THE AWARENESS OF UNITY WILL COME AT ITS PROPER TIME

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The Hindu Brahmins among the mandali had separate cooking arrangements, separate water facilities, and they prevented anyone else from touching their drinking water. On the morning of September 26th, (1926) there was a decision among the other mandali to make one arrangement for everyone’s drinking water and do away with distinctions. But the Brahmins were not ready to accept such a …

A DIVINE PRETEXT

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BABA DEPARTED for Mount Abu, arriving on the 25th of September (1947). One of the reasons Baba went to Mount Abu was to rest at the pleasant hill station, but as usual, Baba spent more time in contacting masts in the area than in relaxing. Baba had originally announced his intention of continuing the present tour to the north, contacting …

BABA’S ADVICE TO BUASAHEB

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On September 24th, (1929) Baba began goading Buasaheb. Once while Baba was teasing him, Buasaheb, in his vexation, said something regrettable, and Baba advised him, “Learn to swallow your anger. Try to remain cheerful in all circumstances. Try to be humble and don’t ever answer me back. “These sharp arrows of mine are very good for your spirit; the wine is hidden …

RENOUNCE ONE’S OWN SELF

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On September 19th, (1962) Baba dictated for the gathering: “There are some who exist to hate others, be jealous of others and make others unhappy; and there are some who exist to love others and make others happy. One who has become One with God, exists for all, both good and bad. And to become One with God, one has …

HOW CAN YOU UNDERSTAND GOD AS VOICE AND YOUR BECOMING THAT VOICE?

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Meeting with the women in the afternoon of Thursday, September 19th, (1940) Baba heard some portions of music books read aloud, and commented: There are one hundred and thirty-two tunes in music. The singing, by an expert musician or maestro, is wonderful. But they are very rare. There was a blind singer in Delhi, who is now dead, whose performance …

YOU WERE RIGHT, ADI. MEHER BABA IS GOD!

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During 1945, Adi’s father, Khan Saheb Irani, had been ill and bedridden for the past several months. Baba went to see him at his home in Khushru Quarters, Ahmednagar, on September 19th (1945). Khan Saheb had always had great reverence for Baba, but no love. Now, much to his wife Gulmai’s delight, he genuinely felt drawn to Baba. Baba asked …

DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. I HAVE USED YOU FOR SOME INNER WORK OF MINE

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…In Bombay, (September 1929) he stayed at Naval and Dina Talati’s house in the Shivlal building at Byculla. Many new devotees came into the Master’s contact during this stay in Bombay. At first Baba instructed Dina Talati not to allow anyone to enter the house for darshan. So she stood at the entrance of her home to prevent people from …

WHATEVER I DO IS FOR THE ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL GOOD

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One of those who was “unnecessarily” suffering was Raosaheb. He had recently written complaining about Baba’s harsh attitude toward him. On September 16th, (1938) Baba sent him this reply:May Lily (Rao’s name for Baba) have mercy on you because Lily loves you in spite of your certain weaknesses. Firdosi could not have written what you in your Shah-nama of complaints have written …

STATES AFTER DEATH

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. . . the Master explained to the mandali about the state after death: (Sept. 1926). A person dies when his sanskaras are exhausted – spent in full. After a person dies his sanskaras snap the mind’s connection with the gross body, and at that time he receives such a shock that he forgets every incident of his past life. …

ONLY THROUGH LOVE CAN REALIZATION BE ATTAINED

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Henry J. Strutton, editor of the Occult Review magazine, came to meet Baba (Sept. 1931). Explaining about the role of the intellect and the heart, Baba stated: There is a vast difference between the intellect and the heart. It would be wonderful if both were used for the highest good, but to have only intellect with a dry heart is …

MEDITATE ON THE HIGHEST IDEAL. THAT IS LOVE.

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(Sept. 1931) It is not within the bounds of the intellect to judge spiritual perfection or to enter the realms of One who has attained perfection. This can only be achieved through love – surpassing the intellect. This love is born only in the pure heart of a real lover of God. It can never blossom in the hearts of …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

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Dear Baba lovers, Last Sunday, September 8, the Centre had screened a Baba film. This is what our Trustee, Sam E. Patell had to say about it: “Dear Baba Lovers, On Sunday the 8th  Sept. a  movie was screened depicting the stories by Baba’s nephews Rustom  Sohrab and their talk during a youth adult Sahvas.In spite of the heavy rains …

WHEN THE MANDALI SAID IT WAS A MIRACLE, BABA LOOKED INNOCENT

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Later that same day, at about 2:30 P.M., while driving to Gulbarga, Baba saved them from being involved in a serious auto accident. The mandali could only describe it as a miracle. There was no other explanation to show how the car, which had slipped from the incline of the road into a deep hole and gone over completely on …