BABA’S SERMON

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(Oct. 16, 1950) 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 …

OFFICIAL DESOLUTION OF THE CIRCLE AND COMPANY

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(Oct. 1923) UPASNI MAHARAJ’S biography in Gujarati was entitled Sakori na Sadguru – The Perfect Master of Sakori. Written by Baily, it was directed at the Zoroastrian community of Parsis and Iranis. Publishing the work was intensely expedited at the Irani Mansion. Meher Baba was anxious to finish this book before proceeding to Sakori on foot, which he planned to …

EVEN AFTER REALIZATION, A MAN’S NATURE IS THE SAME

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One afternoon, (Oct. 1922) Baba called Ghani to massage his legs, and as he was doing it, Baba uttered, “May God help you!” Ghani burst out laughing and when Baba asked him the reason, he replied, “We generally find it very difficult to follow the drift of your utterances. Your words seem to have a deeper meaning than that denoted …

iF YOU OBEY IMPLICITELY AND UNQUESTIONINGLY, YOU WIN

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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 …

THE TWO STATES – INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL

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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 …

JUSTIFIED IN DOING SOMETHING WHICH WOULD ORDINARILY BE TERMED UNDERSIRABLE OR INDECENT

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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 …

THE MANDALI HAD THE ANSWER TO THEIR RUMINATIONS

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(Oct. 1941) 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 …

A 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, …

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. …

THE PRECESS OF DISCARDING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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Baba had brought three alphabet boards with him: one made of plywood, one plastic, and the other cardboard. The plywood board he presented to Kumar, and the plastic one to Dhake. The third alphabet board made of cardboard, which Baba had used much the past years, had printed letters and numerals pasted on it. The zero of this board was …

NEW RULES FOR PILGRIM ACCOMMODATIONS IN MEHERABAD

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Pilgrim Accommodations Guidelines Jai Baba, We are happy to announce that Meherabad accommodation facilities, i.e. Meher Pilgrim Retreat (MPR) and Hostel D, will be open from 22nd October 2021. Due to the continuing pandemic, the following are the criteria for those who wish to stay at the Meherabad accommodation facilities, i.e. MPR and Hostel D, during their pilgrimage: A pilgrim …

TRANSLATION OF THE 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 …

UPASNI MAHARAJ HAS PUT THIS GHOST IN MY CHARGE

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Early in the morning, on October 5th, (1922)  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 …

BABA HAD REPEATEDLY WARNED HIM ABOUT IT

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IN LONAVLA, Krishna and Venkoba Rao were given the duty of being on night watch, Krishna outside and inside Baba’s room, and Venkoba Rao by the women’s compound. Venkoba would sometimes doze off during his night watch duties and Baba had repeatedly warned him about it. One night, Baba called Krishna and motioned, “Go and see if Venkoba is awake or …

HE WAS REALLY BABA’S PLAYMATE

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(Oct. 1953) WHEN THE CIRCULAR about keeping awake and repeating God’s name was sent to all of Meher Baba’s lovers in Nagpur and other places, Deshmukh over-enthusiastically declared that this was the “Night of God-Realization!” and that some would attain that divine state. The men mandali came to know of it and planned a practical joke to fool Deshmukh when …

A LESSON FOR BHAU

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ONCE, AT MIDNIGHT,  (Oct. 1958) Baba asked Bhau to give him soda water. Bhau opened a bottle, but accidentally a piece of glass along with the cap fell on the floor. Reacting upset, Baba scolded him, “I was about to call the women for five minutes, and what have you done? If I send for them now, the pieces of …

BABA’S LAST AMUSEMENT WITH GUSTADJI

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On September 30th, (1957) one hundred and one elders from Pimpalgaon villagers were brought to Meherazad. As he had done with the lepers and children before, Baba bowed down to each old man and woman and gave ten rupees and sweets as his prasad. Baba continued working with Kaikobad for half an hour every day. Kaikobad did not have the least idea what great …

DO NOT TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE METHD OF MY WORKING

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

OPENING OF MEHER BABA’S SAMADHI AND PILGRIM ACCOMMODATIONS

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Jai Baba! Dear Baba-lovers, We’ are very glad to announce that the doors of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Samadhi will be open once again from October 7th, 2021, in accordance with the state government’s directives for all temples and places of religious worship throughout Maharashtra, which naturally includes Avatar Meher Baba’s Samadhi. As before, due to the government’s restrictions, the …

I WISH THOSE AT THE SHELTER COULD MEET YOU AND RECEIVE YOUR BLESSINGS

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On September 28th, (1931) Baba asked Kitty’s mother Helena if there were anything she would like to ask him. “How should I address you? As Lord Baba?” she asked. Baba smiled and indicated that was fine. Mrs. Davy then said, “I am the secretary of a charitable institution which provides shelter to the poor, destitute and elderly. I try to …

THE MEANING OF FAITH

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Nadirsha Dastur came to Meherabad. In the course of a private conversation, he complained that he had lost money in business due to Baba’s advice and his friends were now ridiculing his continued faith in the Master. (27 Sept. 1931) Baba explained to Nadirsha at length: The meaning of faith is that one is not shaken by anything. Faith is …

BABA’S WARRIOR

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During Baba’s seclusion, he had instructed the women to send the dog Warrior to him for a certain period, and Baba himself fed the dog in the mast ashram. After this, Warrior was not well, and Elizabeth, who was looking after him, took him to the veterinarian for medicine and treatment. But Warrior did not recover, and at 10 A.M. …

THIS INEXPLICABLE EXPERIENCE HUMBLED HER

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The Davys’ oldest daughter May also met Baba a number of times. However, unlike Herbert and Kitty, she was skeptical of Baba and confronted him, “I have faith in Christ and also believe that there is no other Christ and there will be no other such being in the future. Jesus was the only one and will be the only …

THE MAHARAS OF ARANGAON

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HE MAHARS were among the Untouchables of the villages; they were commonly known as Harijans. Some Mahars in Arangaon formed a rough and ruthless gang who antagonized the mandali and tried to vandalize the property. At times, Baba would get fed up with their hostile acts. On September 24th, (1926) the Mahars in Arangaon again caused disturbances. This time they hung …

THE GREAT MISTAKE YOU MAKE IS . . .

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(Sept. 1939) . . . in a lighter vein, Baba remarked to the mandali: Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glorifies in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others. You should really feel and consider yourself as the happiest and most fortunate among men that …

NO RITUAL IS NECESSARY AFTER TEN DAYS OF DEATH

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While discoursing on September 22nd, (1926) the Master explained to the mandali about the state after death: 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 …

ALL THE DISORDER OF THE WORLD IS DUE TO THE MIND

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On the night of September 21st, the ship arrived in Karachi. Baba and the mandali were met by Pilamai Hormuzd, Baba’s maternal aunt Banumasi, and Merwan and Homi, her two sons who had been at the Meher Ashram school. The most distinguished among the others to receive them was the mayor of Karachi, Jamshed N. R. Mehta. Pilamai invited Baba …

WHY DO WE SUFFER?

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At a meeting on September 19th, (1938) one of the Western women questioned, “Why do we suffer?” Baba dictated this reply: Why should we be born? To take birth means to suffer. When suffering leads to real eternal happiness we should not attach importance to this suffering. It is to eliminate suffering that suffering has to be. Most of this suffering is …

MESSAGE DELIVERED AT THE PARSI DHARAMSHALA IN SURAT

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Baba arrived in Surat at five o’clock on the morning of September 18th. (1947). From the station, he was paraded in a beautifully decorated automobile to the home of Sohrab Vakil. Baba was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd. The opposition forces that had collected to shout slogans against him were outnumbered by his devotees. Amidst the crowd, here and there, …

LET US TRY TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHICH CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD

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Changing the subject, Baba stated: (17 Sept. 1954) I will give only points today, no explanations. Tomorrow, if time permits, I will explain about God and the universe, Reality and illusion, the One and the many, Substance and shadow, Everything and nothing, Knowledge and ignorance, and the gap between the seven descents and seven ascents. Jesus and his inner circle …

ANYTHING SIMPLE GIVEN . . . IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY

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A Lawyer named Mazumdar came to Nasik on the 16th of September (1933). Finding him anxiety-ridden, Baba consoled him: Do not brood over difficulties and do not take them too seriously. Let things come and go; do not worry over this or that. Keep your mind in check, steady under all circumstances. Spirituality is so simple, but the pundits (priests) …

FOR THE FIRST TIME, BABA CANDIDLY DISCLOSED IN ENGLAND THAT HE WAS THE AVATAR . . .

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On September 15th, (1931) Baba asked Charles Purdom how he was feeling. Purdom replied, “I feel that everything from my head has entered my heart and there is a burning sensation in my chest.” “Good,” gestured Baba. And he explained to him about the three types of faith: intellectual faith, faith by sight and faith by experience. After interviews, Baba …

VISIT TO HOLY PLACES

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On September 14th, (1922) all fasted for twenty-four hours by the Master’s order while visiting the tomb of the Mohammedan Sufi Perfect Master Khwaja Saheb Mu’inuddin Chishti. Chishti is famous for being the Qutub-e-Irshad – the head of the spiritual hierarchy – during the 12th century. Sayyed Saheb and Ghani were told to recite the Fateha (Muslim prayer in honor …

MEHER BABA’S CALL

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(Sept. 12, 1954) Age after age, amidst the clamor of disruptions, wars, fear and chaos, rings the Avatar’s Call: “Come all unto me!” Although, because of the veil of illusion, this call of the Ancient One may appear as a voice in the wilderness, its echo and re-echo nevertheless pervade through time and space, to rouse at first a few, …

YOU HAVE TO GO BEYOND THE TRAITIONAL RITUALS OF RELIGION

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While in London, (Sept. 1931)Baba would get up early by six o’clock, have his breakfast at seven-thirty, glance through the newspaper and be ready to receive visitors by nine. Kim brought her husband Desmond Tolhurst and her daughters Phoebe Ann and Susan Jane to see Baba. Desmond told Baba, “I am a staunch Roman Catholic and want to lead a …

WHAT A GUEST YOU WERE!

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On September 10th, 1922, a white pigeon flew into the Manzil. The bird looked ill and exhausted and, when an attempt was made to catch it, it was easily trapped. The bird was taken to Baba, who lovingly held and caressed it. But it was so sick it was unable to walk. It was exceptionally beautiful, and Baba looked after …

NEVER TRY TO BE FRIENDS WITH US MASTERS

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Many visitors came to see Baba at Kandivli. Savak Kotwal came on September 9th (1929) and prayed to the Master to put him on the path. Baba assured him that he was under his nazar – watchful eye. “The path is most difficult,” remarked Baba. “Only heroes can tread it. It is better if you look before you leap. Think …

THEN AUTOMATICALLY UNITY AND HARMONY WILL BE ESTABLISHED

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On that Sunday, September 7th, (1937) Baba explained to the Western group about individual natures: For me all are equal. Universally, I love everyone equally. However, individually it is a different story. I do not love the cook as deeply as I love you all. Why? Not because she is a cook and you are above her, but because you love …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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On one occasion in September, (1938) Baba explained to the western women about detachment, stating: I am in all – in both great and petty things. All are nothing, so why give importance to anything? I take as much enjoyment in looking after the mad, being with the mandali, ordering my agents, looking after the great Universal work, as in bringing …

WHAT IS THE LOWER SELF?

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Elizabeth and Norina were supposed to be looking after Lucky, and everyone complained to them about him. On Thursday, September 5th, (1940) when Baba came, Mansari was so irritated, she complained to him about Lucky. Baba replied: Mansari gets exasperated and excited in no time and cannot control her ire, because she is not so strong. And you all cannot …

LOVE TAKES YOU TO GOD, AND LUST BINDS YOU IN ILLUSION

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(Sept. 1954) Adarsh Khare said, “I want such love whereby I can really see you.” Baba replied, “For such love, my grace is required. If showered spontaneously and of my own accord, it is like nectar. If asked for, it is like plain water. If anyone insists on it, it proves like poison. So, just go on thinking of me, …

IT TAUGHT HER A GREAT LESSON

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BABA LEFT Meherabad for Bombay on September 3rd, (1929) two weeks prior to his scheduled departure. He decided to go early to secure passports and visas needed to visit Persia. In Bombay, 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 …

MEHER BABA’S VIEWS ON THE USE OF DRUGS

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert, both professors at Harvard University, were experimenting with several new very potent drugs (later called “hallucinogens”) at a large three thousand acre private estate in Millbrook, New York. In August of 1964, Dr. Leary and Dr. Alpert and a group of their students from Harvard drove to nearby Woodstock to hear …

TODAY IS THE FIRST TIME I HVE EXPERIENCED WHAT DIVINE LOVE IS

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Among the persons gathered to receive Meher Baba was an elderly man named Thomas Augustus Watson, who had come with his wife from America to stay at the retreat for two days. Mr. Watson was the scientist who had worked with Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, and since retired was searching for spiritual knowledge. (1) Upon entering the retreat and …

BABA EXPLAINS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POWERS OF A GOD-REALIZED MASTER AND A YOGI

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Throughout August, Meher Baba would often go to Ahmednagar to visit his devotees. During one occasion, on August 30th, (1927) he explained the difference between the powers of a God-Realized Master and a yogi: Divine miracles are generally attributed to Avatars, Sadgurus, or Realized human beings, while occult powers belong to yogis. The former is the outcome of extremely high …

DROWN YOURSELF IN THIS OCEAN OF LOVE

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(August 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 experience …

METAMORPHOSIS OF HIS SELF

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(August 1963) 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 …

BABA DICTATES A GHAZAL TO BHAU

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During his nightwatch on Friday, August 26th, 1960, Baba dictated this ghazal to Bhau in Hindi: Do not fall in love with Maya, it will ruin you. It will drag you from love and leave you a pauper. Surrender to the Perfect Master, he will better your lot He will adorn you with the jewelry of spirituality and make you …

PRAYER FOR BABA-LOVERS

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Baba came into the hall on August 25th, (1959) after working with Kaikobad. The men assembled before him. For some time, Baba sat with his eyes closed. He stretched and rested his legs on the bamboo stool. A bed sheet was    spread over his legs for warmth. After resting for some time in this position, Baba signaled for the …

ON GOD REALIZATION

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Speaking of Realization, and apparently how few Meher Baba found to be worthy of it, in response to an inquiry from Irwin and Edward Luck, on August 24th, 1962, Baba through Adi K. Irani replied by letter: ” … To draw nearer to God-Realization you have to draw further away from pride, deception, obstinacy and self-assertion to begin with. Love …

TRUE LOVE IS BEREFT OF ANY THOUGHT OF GAIN . . .

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Adi K. Irani’s mood had been gloomy since seeing Baba and, on August 23rd, (1934) Baba asked him, “Why don’t you look happy these days?” Adi was never one to mince his words, even with Baba. He replied, “During your last five foreign tours, you did not take me with you and kept me here under one pretext or another.” …

I WANT YOU TO BE UNPERTURBED, CHEERFUL AND NEVER OUT OF MOOD FOR ANY REASON

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FRIDAY, AUGUST  22nd, 1958, marked the end of the first forty-day period of Baba’s seclusion and work (with Nilkanth and Kaikobad), which Baba stated was done one hundred percent satisfactorily. On August 25th, from his seclusion, Baba sent this telegram to some of his lovers, which was distributed as a Life Circular six days later: Circumstances during these three months …

I WILL FULFIL YOUR WISH AND IN THIS BIRTH

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Early that same evening, Baba was sitting in the Makan in a very pleasant and expansive mood. From among those sitting around him, his eyes fell on Gopal Swamy. Baba asked him, ‘”Tell me what you most desire?” Gopal said, “Nothing.” Baba pressed him, “Go on, ask me. Ask for anything. Tell me your desires now and I will grant …

THAT BIG HEAD OF HIS WAS TRULY A TREASURE-HOUSE . . .

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At the time these preparations were taking place in Hyderabad, Dr. Ghani had a heart attack in Poona and died at 7 P.M. on August 20th, at the age of sixty. Receiving news of his death, Baba instructed Adi Sr. and Ramjoo, who had returned to Ahmednagar, to be present at his funeral, and they immediately drove to Poona. Sarosh, …

WHAT I EXPLAIN IS A SUBJECT BEYOND THE COMPREHENSION OF THE MIND

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Dr. Ghani Munsiff had one of the most gifted minds among the mandali. However, his perceptive mental faculty and keen wit would sometimes stir debate among the men. He had arrived in Meherabad a few days before, and late at night on August 19th, (1926) a heated discussion on religion and Baba’s explanations about the path to God took place …

CARRYING OUT MY ORDERS WAS THE ALL-IMPORTANT THING

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For a long time now Baba had stopped his lovers and mandali from touching his feet, and also from offering salutation with folded hands. Every man was aware of it and was obedient to his wishes. On August 18th, (1949) however, Ali Akbar (Aloba), who was sitting by Baba’s chair, silently and quickly touched Baba’s feet. No one noticed, but …

I WAS HERE AS JESUS

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AFTER TWO WEEKS along the Italian Riviera, 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 the Hotel International. Baba …

WE NOURISH OUR ENEMIES AND KILL OUR FRIENDS!

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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 …

PEOPLE DON’T WANT GOD, THEY WANT NAMAZ!

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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 …

REPLIES FROM HIS SECLUSION

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Even though Baba was in seclusion during August 1935, he still attended to his correspondence, listening to letters and dictating replies. On August 14th (1935) he answered several letters and Chanji, visiting from Bombay, took down his replies. Darwin Shaw had written that he was hoping to establish a retreat for Meher Baba in America. Baba wrote back: Whether that …

BABA DIACTATS THE MASTER’S PRAYER

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Meher Baba dictated the Master’s (or Parvardigar) Prayer in Dehra Dun on Thursday, August 13th, 1953. And from that day until the 2nd of September, it was recited every evening with Baba taking part in the prayer. Donkin would read it aloud in English, and it was repeated by another mandali in Gujarati. When it was over, Baba would lay his head on the feet …

GULMAI IS VERY FORTUNATE THAT I WAS PRESENT AT HER BURIAL

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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, 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 that …

BUT WHAT WA BABA’S JUSTICE?

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On August 11th, (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 …

I AND THOSE COMING WITH ME ARE TO SUFFER

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Since Sarosh, Nariman and Meherjee understood practical worldly matters, and all three had rendered much service to Baba in the past, they were deeply concerned about Baba’s decisions to break up the ashrams and dispose of everything. Sarosh was the first to offer to undertake sole responsibility for maintaining indefinitely all the men and women now staying with Baba. Baba …

REMAIN UNATTACHED

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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, …

WHILE EVERYBODY ADDS TO MYBURDEN, KAKA REMOVES A FRACTION OF IT.

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On Sunday, August 7th, (1968) Baba had Rama Kalchuri prepare and send bhajiya for himself and the women. The next day, Rama sent Baba a rakhi (a bracelet-like amulet tied by a sister to her brother’s wrist on the Hindu festival of Rakhi, devoted to Lord Shiva). Baba accepted the symbolic act. Although Baba’s exclusion work ended on the 30th of July, …

AMAZEMENT AT BABA’S DIVINE LEELA

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Baba called his brother Jal, Eruch and Adi Sr. to Raipur on August 5th. (1944) That evening, Deshmukh delivered an inspiring speech about Meher Baba, which made hundreds of citizens eager for his darshan. Suddenly that night, Baba’s health collapsed. The public darshan was scheduled to take place the next day, and Jal Kerawala grew worried. He had invited many …

BABA’S SUFFERING FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD AT LARGE

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During Baba’s stay in Nasik, boils appeared on his body and began causing him much pain. On August 5th, (1930) Dr. Nilu was specially called from Bombay to give Baba an injection. When he was given the injection, Baba, being in a candid mood, explained the mysterious significance of his ailment: These boils are of different types – one irritating, …

MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

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Previously, on August 3rd, (1942) Meher Baba had dictated the following message, which was published in the September issue of the Indian magazine for youth, Comrade: It is the privilege of youths to be full of energy and hope. Not being caught up in any grooves, their dreams about the future have the advantage of being inspired by an unfettered imagination. …

HOW COULD HE BE A SPIRITUAL MASTER?

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(Aug. 02, 1953) Baba then commented about India, the habits of Perfect Masters and the past habits of the different Avatars: It is astonishing to find that India is said to be a land of spirituality. In no other country is found such blind faith, superstition and practice of religious ceremonies. Now, think what people would say when I am …

THE “UNDERGROUND PIT” WAS TO HOUSE HIS LAST PHYSICAL REMAINS

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Starting in August, 1938, the Swiss artist Helen Dahm was painting colorful murals on the inside walls of Meher Baba’s underground crypt. She was absorbed in her work from morning to evening. Although Helen was not a young woman, (she was sixty at the time) out of love, she worked on her back on top of scaffolding to paint the …

BABA ARRIVES AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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BABA ARRIVED at Los Angeles International Airport at 5:50 A.M., on Tuesday, July 31st, 1956. It was drizzling rain and the skies were overcast. Baba was greeted by three women of the Los Angeles Hospitality Committee, none of whom had met him before: Hilda Fuchs, Gladys Carr and Marguerite Poley. They placed a lei of red and white carnations around his …

BABA’S EXCLUSION WORK CAME TO AN END

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Baba’s exclusion work came to an end on July 30th, (1968) and from that day the reciting of the prayers was also stopped. That evening, Baba declared: My work is done. It is completed one hundred percent to my satisfaction. The result of this work will also be one hundred percent and will manifest from the end of September (1968). …

TIRED OF THE ILLUSION GAME

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One morning in July, (1968) Baba dictated this rhyme: “God always existed. God will always exist. He is never changing, ever the same, And illusion is his eternal game.” Later, in August, Baba continued the theme: “Everlasting, never ending Never changing, ever the same And his Oneness in its fullness Plays in manyness his game.” Another time, he spelled out, …

EVERYWHERE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS BLISS.

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Kalemama held an important post in Dhulia as the municipal engineer. He had arranged everything for Baba s reception with the help of Pandoba and Manekar. Upon his arrival, joyful cries of “Sadguru Meher Baba ki jai!” rang out. Baba was profusely garlanded with flowers, and amidst loud cheers of welcome and gladness, made his way to Kalemama’s house. Even …

BY BEING EVERYTHING, WHAT YOU THINK ME TO BE, I AM

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Baba called Kutumb Sastri to Dehra Dun to discuss the Andhra programs. On Sunday, July 26th, (1953) in the course of the conversation, Baba explained to Sastri: 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. …

BE TRUE KARMA YOGI

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A discussion ensued about rendering social service. Meher Baba made the following comments: The activities you are engaged in of serving the nation and the people are good. But to acquire the full bliss through karma yoga, there is only one way and method. And that is, while rendering service, there should not be the least thought or feeling of “I …

NO AMOUNT OF PRAYERS OR MEDITATION CAN DO WHAT HELPING OTHERS CAN DO

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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 …

YOU BELIEVE I AM GOD, THEN WHY ARE YOU NOT HAPPY?

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From 8 to 9 A.M. on Saturday, July 21st, (1956) Baba held private conferences with several small groups in his hotel room. Bili Eaton told him, “Baba, I would like to love you more than I love myself.” “Do that,” he said, “And you will have everything!” Baba asked Ivy Duce, regarding Charmian’s upcoming marriage to Jay Corrinet,”Are you happy?” “No, …

SERIOUS SECLUSION WORK

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From Friday morning, July 21st,(1967) Baba began his “serious seclusion work” with Kaikobad every morning for three hours inside Mandali Hall. The doors and windows were kept tightly shut, and not the slightest sound was permitted – so much so that even the birds were gently driven away so their chirping might not disturb Baba. Inside the hall, Kaikobad would …

LET THEM WAIT

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A group of about sixty lovers from the New York area, California, Texas and South Carolina had gathered at Idlewild Airport (1) on the early morning of Friday, July 20th, 1956, to await the arrival of the Ancient One and to welcome him once again to the shores of America after a gap of four years. At exactly 7:05 A.M., Baba’s plane, …

HAS YOUR FATHER EVER HEARD QAWAALI MUSIC?

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During this seclusion, Baba expressed a wish to hear qawaali singing and, on July 18th, (1942) Baidul brought a local qawaal with a group of musicians. The singing began, but within two minutes Baba left the room and beckoned Adi to follow him. With the door shut to his room, he revealed to Adi, “To lessen the great universal burden, …

RENUNCIATION MEANS GIVING UP THINGS THAT YOU LOVE MOST

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On July 18th, (1939) Baba remarked to the men mandali about renunciation, “Renunciation means giving up things that you love most.” Turning to Masaji, he spelled out, “Masaji should go to the movies but come back without seeing the picture! That is real giving up. Go, but don’t watch, and then return.” In conclusion, the Master’s unique way of training the mandali …

WE MASTERS 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 …

TO BABA, THESE ODD THINGS WERE AN INVALUABLE TREASURE

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On July 16th, (1943) in Kanganpur, at the very sight of Baba, a mast named Saiyid Rehmatullah began dancing with ecstasy and welcomed Baba with joy: “Come in, come in; I was waiting for your arrival and am ready for you.” He then conducted Baba to a graveyard a mile away where he had an abode and Baba sat with him alone. …

POWER OF BABA’S SECLUSION WORK

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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 …

THERE IS NO QUESTION OF COMPROMISE IN SPIRITUALITY

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… Baba informed the women: I will give you your orders tomorrow. I know you will follow all of them, except the one of not criticizing and speaking ill of others! That one you won’t be able to obey. I have been observing you all the past few days. I do not care if you do not obey, but if …

IT IS THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE . . . THAT MAKE ME SUFFER

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DURING THIS PERIOD, Mehera’s sister Freiny came to Meherabad from Nasik, still upset at her continued separation from Baba and her virtual isolation in Nasik. Freiny had deep love for Baba and wanted to be with him and the other women mandali, but Baba did not wish to keep her in the ashram because she had family responsibilities to her husband …

NOT POSSIBLE TO EXPRESS PURE LOVE THROUGH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

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On one occasion, a person in the group questioned Baba about lust. Their conversation follows: “It has been said that, by fighting lust, one can develop true love. But you teach that, by developing true love, one can break away from lust.” Baba replied, “The method of love is direct. The other method is indirect and roundabout. It is like …