LOVE AND LUST

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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, …

ALL THE DISORDER OF THE WORLD IS DUE TO THE MIND

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On the night of September 21st, t(1929) he 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 …

THOSE WHO RESIDE WITH THE JEWELER ARE TRULY SPIRITUAL

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. . . Darshan was held at Karamchand’s bungalow in Nishat on September 20th. (1944) Almost five hundred people came to meet Baba. Meeting each briefly, Baba sent them back, but did give some extra time to Daulat Singh, his family and a few others. Among them was a recluse who described his austerities to Baba and also his visits …

NOT TO RENOUNCE ANYTHING BUT 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 …

THE WHOLE WORLD EXISTS ONLY AS LONG AS THE SOUL EXPERIENCES BONDAGE

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On Sunday, September 18th, (1960) Baba explained how “the world is a prison:” The whole world is a prison, for the Soul experiences being behind the bars in a cell of its gross-subtle-mental body. The hold of illusion is so strong that it imprints the feeling of perpetual bondage. And the eternally free Soul – though Lone Sovereign and Supreme …

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 …

LET THINGS COME AND GO

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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 …

FIRST REFERENCE TO HIMSELF AS 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 …

FROM THE SPIRITUAL POINT OF VIEW, MIRACLES ARE NOTHING BY FARCE

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Going into the West Room with the group, Baba sat in a chair and began to dictate: “I will explain about Sakori and talk as thoughts come to me. I will speak about the planes, too. (Sept. 1954). “First, about miracles, and why I think that from the spiritual point of view, they are nothing but farce. When Jesus said, …

IT WILL BE A MIRACLE GREATER THAN THE BLESSING OF RAIN

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There had been insufficient rain that year, and the farmers’ crops in Ahmednagar district were failing. Drinking water was likewise becoming a problem, as the wells were drying up. Around noon, on Sunday, September 6th, (1964) thirty Arangaon villagers came to Meherazad in bullock carts, singing the whole distance of about fifteen miles. They hesitated to enter the compound because …

BUT MEDITATION HAS NEVER MADE A PERSON ONE WITH GOD

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(Sept. 1940) For some, meditation is suitable, for others, it is not; and a very few enjoy it. The meaning of meditation is to go within yourselves, right inside of you. Those who love God, that love takes them within. In some ashrams like Madurai and Pondicherry, there are actual meditation classes. But meditation has never yet made a person …

THE GREAT MISTAKE YOU MAKE

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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 you have renounced the illusion and surrendered to a Perfect Master. You should now …

ROYAL PIGEON

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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 …

VALUE OF GRACE

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A man who converted from Christianity to Buddhism named Christmas Humphreys was president of the Buddhist Society of London. Humphreys found out about Meher Baba through Kim Tolhurst. One day, he and some others from his Buddhist group came to see Meher Baba. During their meeting, Baba exchanged ideas with them: (Sept. 1931)  Baba explained: “In Sufi terms, religion has …

NOW YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPENT FOR ANYTHING

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(Sept. 1929) Now that I have come to Persia, I shall finish this work of purifying the atmosphere before returning to India.” Baba then confronted the men mandali, “Tell me one thing and be frank; I have a special reason to ask about it. Today I want you to disclose to me any wrong actions you have done before or …

CENTRE ACTIVITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Of late, we have been receiving several inquiries asking when our Centre will re-open for darshan and when the Centre’s Baba activities would commence. In this connection, we wish to inform that till such time as the Government Authority does not give us permission for fully opening up for such congregations, we will not be able …

INDIVIDUAL NATURES

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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 …

THE QUESTION IS HOW TO REMEMBER ME

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(Sept. 1954) When you remember me, you are in sahaj dnyan (God’s company or presence). The question is how to remember me. The easiest and surest way is to do as I tell you. It will be somewhat of a task at first, as when you start to run you feel it too much (sore muscles); but when you are …

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 …

HE HAS SOME ‘HAWA’ OF THE PATH

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One day in September, (1957) brother Jal brought before Baba a Christian named John, whom he had spotted wandering in the bazaar. Baba had not worked with this man before. He explained about the Christian, “He is not on the path [planes], but he has some hawa (breeze) of it.” The man appeared mast-like, speaking fluent English, but his sentences …

THOMAS AUGUSTUS WATSON

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(Sept. 1931) 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 …

NO 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 …

MURSHIDA MARTIN PASSES OVER TO BABA

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Rabia Martin directed Sufi groups in the United States, South America and Australia. During 1946, at the age of seventy-five, Rabia Martin made plans to travel to India to meet Meher Baba and work out the details of setting up a new organization for Sufism in America and Australia. An Australian Sufi and writer, Francis Brabazon, was sent by the …

BABA EXPLAINS POWERS

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

BABA DICTATES A GHAZAL

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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 …

IS GOD IN FLOWERS AND NOT IN DIRT?

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On the morning of the 28th of August, (1939) during the usual talks with the men mandali, Baba abruptly started asking each one in the room, “Where is God? … Where is God?” All replied spontaneously. Jehangir Wankadia, a scholar of Eastern philosophy, and who had come with Adi Sr. from Meherabad on the 23rd, said, “Everywhere.” Nilu pointed to …

THE SO-CALLED LEADERS ARE PLAYTHINGS IN THE HANDS OF THE AVATAR

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Meanwhile, during their stay in Rishikesh, (Aug. 1946) Baba and his men spent every day looking for masts. Their days were filled with hardships as Baba, Baidul, Eruch, Kaka Baria and Adi roamed about, walking for hours in the hot sun or rain. They covered a radius of twenty to twenty-five miles around Rishikesh, and in all, five hundred good …

SIGNED AS “MEHER BABA”

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AUGUST 1937 – THE FIRST AND THE LAST TIME SIGNED AS ‘MEHER BABA.’ The Master would accept monetary gifts from only his closest or proven disciples. New people would offer him money, but he would refuse it. (1) Someone sent a check to Cannes made out to Meher Baba. Baba endorsed it on the back as M. S. Irani, but the …

WITH A GRIM EXPRESSION, SIGNED M. S. IRANI

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On August 25th, (1931) Baba executed a bond in the commissioner’s office in Karachi and, with a grim expression, signed M. S. Irani to the bond. The British government had unknowingly dug its own grave and their rule in India started to topple as a result. In Karachi, Chanji booked berths on a ship bound for Europe. Soon after, however, …

BABA WAS RELIVING HIS MEMORIES AS JESUS

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On August 24th, (1932) Baba rode a donkey to the pyramids and Sphinx in Gizeh, and also visited the local zoo. In Cairo, Baba revealed to Kaka and Chanji, “The Coptic Church contains a cave where Mary and Joseph stayed after fleeing Herod. The reason I came to Egypt is to visit this church.” Led by Baba, they visited the …

YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THESE SUDDEN AND FREQUENT CHANGES OF MY PLAN

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On August 23rd, (1929) Baba wished to proceed to Aurangabad, and they departed in the bus at three in the afternoon. Many devotees from Dhulia came to see Baba off; Kalemama and his family bid Baba farewell with an especially heavy heart. After the bus had gone some distance, Baba changed his mind and gave Padri directions to drive first to …

THREE WAYS OF OBTAINING THE SPIRITUAL TREASURE

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

PROMISES OF THE MASTERS AND THEIR FULFILLMENT

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Discoursing about how the Master gives and fulfills his promises, Baba explained to them (Aug. 1932):The promises given by the Masters are never vague or unfulfilled. They always come true and are fulfilled, but in their proper time. The question of time depends on the conditions or circumstances in which they are given. When Masters give their promises, they are …

BABA WAS GREATLY AMUSED BY THE RIDICULOUSNESS OF HIS PLIGHT

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

BABA WAS IN FITS OF LAUGHTER

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(Aug. 1953) As instructed by Baba, everyone had to keep awake the whole night of Thursday, August 20th. So Baba told Bhau, “Since you all have to stay awake, perform a play.” It was on short notice, but nevertheless Bhau wrote a play based on the Indian story of Durgadas (a devotee of the goddess Durga {1} ), in which …

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 …

THE CHRIST HAD HEARD HIS LONGING

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Once in Nagpur, (Aug. 1930) Baba cautioned all not to disclose his identity to anyone. Gaimai asked what she should say if someone inquired who he was. “Tell them that I am your elder brother Merwan,” replied Baba. Baba informed Gaimai that in the morning before Eruch went to school and after returning in the afternoon he should first meet …

REMAIN BOWED – SUBMIT TO MY WISH

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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 …

“THE BIG MAN FROM BOMBAY” WAS AWARE OF EVERYTHING

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

RAHURI ASHRAM

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(Aug. 1936) Rahuri was a strange and wonderful ashram where the worldly mad were kept with the intoxicated lovers of God, masts, demonstrating to mankind how the Lord of the Universe becomes a companion to the afflicted and serves them. From four o’clock each morning, Baba gave himself to tending these derelicts. He would wash their faces, shave them, cut …

FIRMLY EMBEDDED NOTIONS CANNOT BE OVERCOME AT ONCE

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(Aug. 1949) On the first day of the meetings, several men had come whom Baba had sent away after a brief interview. One was a sadhu called Mauni Bua, who had taken a vow of silence and spent his time wandering about on pilgrimages. He had met Baba in June 1948, at Meherabad, having been brought by Bal Natu. On …

COME ALONG THOMAS

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

GULMAI JOINS BELOVED BABA

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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 …

BABA REMEMBERS HIS LOVED ONE

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ON ONE OCCASION, at the end of August, (1957) Baba began asking if there had been any letter or telegram from Ben Hayman. Ben did not write often, and Mani was puzzled by Baba’s persistent, daily inquiries. On reaching Poona, Baba again asked if there had been any communication from Hayman, and on being told none had been received, Baba remarked, “Tomorrow, …

BABA’S MAST WORK AND THE ATOM BOMBS

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Baba continued to work with local masts in Hyderabad throughout August 1945. One day, Baba contacted a mast called Nuruddin, who despite being a heavy drinker of toddy, was an exceptionally good mast. On this occasion, while riding in a tonga with Baba the mast spotted a toddy shop, and clearly indicated to Baba to make the driver stop the …

IT WAS YOUR DUTY TO WARN ME, BUT YOU MUST GIVE IN WHEN I INSIST.

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DURING THEIR STAY, Baba wished to walk to a distant beach. As they took off, the party spread out. This annoyed Baba. Calling them together, Baba stopped and indicated that he wished to go to the seashore, pointing in a specific direction. Herbert looked over an embankment wall and reported, “This is a private beach and it looks as if …

THE DOYEN OF MASTERS

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On August 7th, (1926) the topic of conversation turned to the Master’s very distinct hand movements which he had begun in July. In the beginning of his silence, Meher Baba used to write on the ground with his forefinger. Now, it was Baba’s characteristic to repeat a certain movement of his hand in the air, even while giving a bath …

OBEYING THE MASTER’S WISH

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

GROSS INTERPRETATION OF THE REFLECTION OF MENTAL ACTIVITY

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Baba continued giving discourses during his seclusion. On Saturday, August 6th, (1960) he drew a diagram and expounded on “the infinite atmas (souls) in Paramatma (Oversoul or God)” and gave some further points on the working of the Avatar. He also gave a discourse on mental consciousness, part of which follows: Those on the mental planes are not conscious of the …

IT IS THIS JOURNEY THAT MATTERS

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(Aug. 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 …

I LIKE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE . . .

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(Aug. 1956) Baba remarked, “No one can understand my ways. I am beyond your understanding. Only Perfect Masters can know me and my ways.” Continuing, Baba explained, “Another point. As you all become more intimate with me, with opportunities to come closer to me, all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks, as …

TO SEE ME IN EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

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(Aug. 1956) We use the word “love” very loosely. Suppose a man sees a beautiful woman and he falls in love with her. His love wants to possess that woman. He becomes restless; he has no appetite, he loses his sleep. He thinks of the woman all the time. But to love me is much more than this so-called love …

LOVE WANTS TO GIVE ITSELF. IT DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING FOR ITSELF

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

I CONTINUALLY FEEL BOTH INFINITE BLISS AND HUMAN SUFFERING

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Baba asked Ivy Duce, (July 31, 1956) “What are you thinking?” She replied, “I was wondering what you were thinking!” Baba answered, “I was thinking that God within each of you is free, infinite; yet He feels Himself bound in each of you and therefore He suffers. I am infinitely happy, eternally blissful, yet I suffer every instant through you …

THIS IS THE SAME GOD I DREAMED OF LAST NIGHT

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

TIRED OF THE ILLUSION CAME!

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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, …

I MUST SEE BABA IN EVERYONE EVERYWHERE

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With families, Baba’s approach was individual and yet comprehensive, and when he embraced both the husband and wife together, the couple would feel that they had entered a new era in their marriage. Tom Hopkinson had first met Baba in 1952. This time when he embraced Baba, he recalled: “I remember giving him a hug and feeling this strange feeling that …

THE METHOD OF LOVE IS DIRECT

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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 …

IT IS TIME FOR THE OCEAN TO FLOOD THE RIVERS!

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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. …

IT IS MY DELIGHT TO HEAR , . . .”BABA, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.”

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

TRUE KARMA YOGIS

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A discussion ensued about rendering social service. Meher Baba made the following comments: (July 1929) 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 …

A LESSON IN NOT LETTING EGO GET ATTACHED TO RESULTS

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Taking movies of Baba on the Center was difficult, either because of the deep shadows, or bright sun, or someone’s straw hat poking in front of the lens. But Andy Muir got what he could. When he learned that Baba was to go to Brookgreen Gardens, Andy felt this was his golden opportunity. He imagined Baba walking down the beautiful oak-lined …

SO YOU NEED THE HELP OF THE ONE WHO KNEW THE WAY?

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

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AURA AND A HALO

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Presented here is Meher Baba’s discourse explaining the difference between an aura and a halo: (July 1957). The aura and the halo are two different things and people are unable to distinguish between the two. Few people know that an aura and a halo are quite different in their respective natures, despite their close interconnection. No man can ever possess …

BABA’S ONSLAUGHT

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During July, (1957) the impending sahavas congregation was discussed, and Pendu became the target of Baba’s arrows – taunts and criticisms. Although he was still unable to walk unassisted, Baba was often criticizing Pendu for not paying full attention to all the necessary arrangements which had to be made for the sahavas. One day, Baba called Pendu, Padri, Vishnu and …

ALL IS WELL IF MY WISH IS CARRIED OUT

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(July 1955). The following is another important incident which relates to carrying out the Master’s wishes. It happened when Baba first moved to Satara. Baba had sent for Meherjee’s car from Bombay, which his driver was bringing. Some distance from Satara the car met with an accident, and the driver was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital in nearby …

RENUNCIATION MEANS GIVING UP THINGS THAT YOU LOVE MOST

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On another occasion in July, (18, 1939) Baba remarked to the women, “All penance, austerities, meditation, have no place before me. I will lead you by the hand to the Destination. But you must keep a firm hold on my hand. “Think and speak only about me. Remembrance of me is everlasting! Remembering me will make you forget eating, drinking, …

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

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(July 1956) God is within everyone. He is in all of us, Infinite, All-powerful. The helplessness that you now feel here is because you are now in the body, and it is all illusion, although God is so omnipotent. Why is that? It is illusion. It is the veil between you and God. The veil of what? That veil is …

INVALUABLE TREASURE FROM HIS BELOVED MASTS

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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. …

THE POWER OF THE MASTER’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 …

A SINCERE PRAYER OF TWO MINUTES HAS MORE EFFECT

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In Dhulia, a Brahmin priest lived in a room adjoining the mandali’s. Every morning he would get up early and loudly chant Hindu shlokas (verses) from the Shastras (Scriptures). The mandali complained about him to Baba. On July 14th, (1929) in reference to the Brahmin priest, Meher Baba explained: Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and worship, this sort of useless …

EVERYONE CAN BE HAPPY, BUT SOME FEEL HAPPY AND SOME MISERABLE

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July 23, 1956) It is the birthright of every human being to be happy, but most feel miserable. It is due to the load of sanskaras or impressions gathered throughout evolution. In our evolution, through all the forms – stone, worm, bird, fish, animal – we gather impressions. Once human consciousness is gained, then there is full consciousness. After that, …

GOD ALONE IS

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Finally, before the meeting came to an end, this final discourse by Baba, entitled God Alone Is,  was read by Eruch: ( 10 July 1958) Infinite Consciousness is infinite. Thus, it can never lessen at any point in time or space. Infinite Consciousness, being infinite, includes every aspect of consciousness. Unconsciousness is one of the aspects of Infinite Consciousness. Thus, …

MEHER BABA’S UNIVERSAL MESSAGE

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Eruch read Meher Baba’s Universal Message: (10 July 1958)   I have come not to teach but to awaken. Understand therefore that I lay down no precepts. Throughout eternity I have laid down principles and precepts, but mankind has ignored them. Man’s inability to live God’s words makes the Avatar’s teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion he taught, …

NOT TO WASTE FOOD

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

HOW WILL YOU LOVE GOD? . . . THERE ARE TWO WAYS . . .

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The only thing that I have been repeating ever since the first time I came, is: “Love God.” Age after age, I have been saying nothing but “Love God.” Love: everyone now uses the word love; it has been made so very cheap. If one really loves, one would never utter that word. What does it mean to love God? …

HEAVEN AND HELL ARE PART OF MAYA

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(July 1956) Don Stevens then stood up and, as asked by Baba, read three of his messages: The Binding Past, The Law of Karma, and Freedom From Opposites. When he finished, Baba clapped his hands. Someone had fallen asleep, so Baba asked Don to read them again, and then explain what they meant. One message emphasized that the past cannot …

BABA INVITED BY THE GREAT SAINT OF POONA, SADHU VASWANI

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(In July 1958) The social and charity worker Sadhu Vaswani, of Saint Mira High School in Poona, invited Baba to visit there. Baba accepted and set Sunday, July 6th, for the occasion. The night before, Baba had a high fever and was unable to pass either urine or stool. He tried several times, but without success. Still, at 7:00 A.M., …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE FROM THE LAW OF KARMA

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

I KNOW THREE THINGS

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

BABA’S LAST RECORDED VERBAL DISCOURSE

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

ALL PRAYERS AND SOUNDS ARE A MERE SHOW IF THEY DO NOT ORIGINATE FROM THE HEART

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

THE AVATAR’S TEACHINGS ARE ADAPTED TO THE MENTALITY OF THEIR EPOCH

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While Baba was in London, the Countess Kitty Phalen hosted a reception for him at her home on the evening of June 29th. (1934).About fifteen sincere people came to meet Baba, and he answered their many questions and gave explanations: One man asked, “How can I be a true Christian?” From the alphabet board, Baba replied, “By following the teachings …

THE BUBBLES MUST BE BURST

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. . . Baba further explained: He who comes down from the seventh plane – from the state of the Father – and acquires gross consciousness, is like a magician. When he does his tricks, the whole of humanity is like children to him, and his children consider his activities as real. But there is a heaven-and-earth difference between a magician of …

WILL YOU CARRY OUT MY WISHES?

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

A GHAZAL EXPLAINED

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(June 1961) After giving darshan to those who had come, including Dharmarao from Andhra, a musician played the sitar. Baba liked the music very much. Mohan-Saigal sang ghazals, which Baba explained: The lover tells the Beloved: “While passing by, if you would just cast a glance at me, my destiny would be changed.” The lover whose heart has stopped with …

WHEN ONE HONESTLY DESIRES, ONE NEVER FAILS

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

EXPERIENCES ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH

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On June 25th, (1963) Baba explained about the three main stages of experiences on the Spiritual Path – enthusiasm, depression and hope: There are three states of experiences. When a seeker enters the Spiritual Path, for twelve years he has the experience of enthusiasm. Then comes the period of depression. This depression goes deep to such an extent that the …

THE MAHBOOBI

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(June 1962) THE TALES of Sadgurus and Qutubs, and the power of their words and blessings, make the most marvelous of spoken and written thoughts. There is a wonderful and mysterious story related by Meher Baba of a Perfect Master who lived in Lucknow, India, in medieval times, between the 13th and 14th century. The exact century was not revealed …