SEPTEMBER 6, 1929 – LONGING, PATIENCE AND ROCK-LIKE FAITH ARE REQUIRED.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 1929 – LONGING, PATIENCE AND ROCK-LIKE FAITH ARE REQUIRED.   Later that day, Pleader came and questioned Baba about God-Realization. The Master explained: Before Realization, the veil must be torn away and the mind must die. It is due to this veil that every individual mind functions in the gross and subtle bodies. Removing the veil would separate …

SEPTEMBER 1941 – NEVER SEEN SO MUCH SADNESS IN BABA’S FACE.

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SEPTEMBER 1941 – NEVER SEEN SO MUCH SADNESS IN BABA’S FACE.   On Monday, September 1st, Baba stepped out of his seclusion to get ready to leave, and to confer with the women mandali. ON THE MORNING of September 3rd, Baba left Meherabad for Panchgani at 7 A.M. with the men and women mandali in Elizabeth’s car and the Blue …

SEPTEMBER 1929 – WHAT WEALTH IS GREATER OR HIGHER THAN LOVE?

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SEPTEMBER 1929 – WHAT WEALTH IS GREATER OR HIGHER THAN LOVE?   A POOR MAN named Rustom Dinyar had met Baba years ago in Poona at the toddy shop in Kasba Peth. He also had taken his future wife Kharmanmasi to meet Baba in Manzil-e-Meem. They had become regular visitors to Meherabad, and their sons, Homi, Merwan and Sarosh, had stayed …

SEPTEMBER 3, 1931 – MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ACHIEVING AVATARHOOD.

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SEPTEMBER 3, 1931 – MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ACHIEVING AVATARHOOD.     Mahatma Gandhi would come out on the deck in the evening when prayers would be offered, giving a short speech afterward. On September 3rd, ?(1931) ?he spoke on the significance of prayer. To a small gathering, Gandhi explained what an important part prayer played in his life and how it brought …

SEPTEMBER 1929 – IN THE SPIRITUAL PATH, LUST IS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE.

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SEPTEMBER 1929 – IN THE SPIRITUAL PATH, LUST IS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE.   PERSIA is extremely cold in September. Remarking about it, brother Jal teased Maruti Patel, “In Isfahan and Yezd, it is so cold that without drinking wine people can’t survive! We too will have to drink and drink, just to stay alive!” Maruti took Jal seriously, however, and as …

AUGUST 31, 1947 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN GOES TO BABA.

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AUGUST 31, 1947 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN GOES TO BABA. 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 …

AUGUST 1939 – BABA IS GOD.

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AUGUST 1939 – BABA IS GOD.   On the morning of the 28th of August, 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.” …

AUGUST 1956 – WHEN THE MIRROR OF MY GRACE DESCENDS . . .

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AUGUST 1956 – WHEN THE MIRROR OF MY GRACE DESCENDS, YOUR TRUE SELF IS REVEALED IN AN INSTANT. 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 …

AUGUST 1945 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN FULLY ACCEPTED MEHER BABA AS THE AVATAR.

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AUGUST 1945 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN FULLY ACCEPTED MEHER BABA AS THE AVATAR.   TWO ILLUMINED SOULS were responsible for first introducing the transcendent mysticism of the East to the Western world. Swami Vivekananda, one of the chief disciples of Sadguru Ramakrishna of Calcutta, traveled to America in 1893 and 1897, and introduced the mysticism of Vedanta. In 1911, the mysticism of the …

AUGUST 25, 1959 – BABA DICTATES THE PRAYER FOR BABA LOVERS

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AUGUST 25, 1959 – BABA DICTATES THE PRAYER FOR BABA LOVERS 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 …

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AUGUST 1949 – NOW THESE PROPERTIES ARE YOURS, NOT MINE   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. (1) Sarosh was the first to offer to undertake sole responsibility for maintaining indefinitely …

AUGUST 22, 1958 – KEEP YOUR HEARTS CLEAN

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AUGUST 22, 1958 – KEEP YOUR HEARTS CLEAN   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 …

AUGUST 21, 1926 – GO TO ARANGAON AND NOWHERE ELSE. HE IS THERE.

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AUGUST 21, 1926 – GO TO ARANGAON AND NOWHERE ELSE. HE IS THERE.   Early that same evening, ( August 21, 1926) 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 …

THE UNDERGROUND PIT WAS TO HOUSE HIS LAST PHYSICAL REMAINS.

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THE UNDERGROUND PIT WAS TO HOUSE HIS LAST PHYSICAL REMAINS. ? 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 …

AUGUST 19, 1926 – THE ORTHODOX WOULD BLOW OUT MY BRAINS

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  AUGUST 19, 1926 – THE ORTHODOX WOULD BLOW OUT MY BRAINS   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 …

AUGUST 1958 – ALOBA.

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AUGUST 1958 – ALOBA. Baba had forbidden Aloba to stare at him. Each day, Baba would catch ? him at it, reprove him severely and have the Prayer of Repentance? said. Once when Baba caught Aloba looking at him, after scolding him? and then  forgiving him again, Baba pleaded, “Can’t you help me even? a little? You love me; but …

AUGUST 16, 1926 – REMAIN BOWED – SUBMIT TO MY WISH.

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AUGUST 16, 1926 – REMAIN BOWED – SUBMIT TO MY WISH.   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 …

AUGUST 15, 1948 – MAST CONTACTS.

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AUGUST 15, 1948 – MAST CONTACTS.   MEHER BABA would forbid his lovers and devotees to venture on their own to contact masts, saints or yogis, or anyone known to be a guru. The following encounter aptly describes one great soul’s terrible intensity and why the Master would forbid any ordinary persons to ever pursue such contacts on their own. On …

AUGUST 14, 1935 – FROM HIS SECLUSION.

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AUGUST 14, 1935 – FROM HIS SECLUSION.   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 …

AUGUST 13, 1953 – THE MASTER’S PRAYER DICTATED BY BABA

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AUGUST 13, 1953 – THE MASTER’S PRAYER DICTATED BY BABA 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, …

AUGUST 1938 – WHAT CAN POOR GOD DO?

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AUGUST 1938 – WHAT CAN POOR GOD DO? 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 …

AUGUST 10, 1946 – BABA’S CONTACT WITH KRISHNA MAST.

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AUGUST 10, 1946 – BABA’S CONTACT WITH KRISHNA MAST.   The other remarkable contact made in Sadhaura was a mental conscious adept called Krishna. The man had worked as a guard at the railway station but was so absorbed in Lord Krishna, he would write “Radha Krishna” on walls wherever he went and constantly uttered these two names aloud. Once, Krishna …

AUGUST 7, 1925 – RUSTOM IS SAVED

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On the evening of August 7th, (1925) while bhajans were being sung by the blind singer Bhikolya, it began raining heavily. Not finding Behramji among the gathering, Baba asked where he was, and on the pretext of going to look for him, he began running about in the pouring rain without even taking an umbrella. Baba found Behramji and Gangaram …

AUGUST 6, 1944 – MEHER BABA’S DIVINE LEELA.

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Baba called his brother Jal, Eruch and Adi Sr. to Raipur on August 5th. 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 well-known …

AUGUST 5, 1930 – MYSTERIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF BABA’S AILMENTS.

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During Baba’s stay in Nasik, boils appeared on his body and began causing him much pain. On August 5th, 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, one …

AUGUST 4, 1929 – FREEDOM FROM DESIRES

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While staying in Harvan, Baba explained to the mandali about freedom from desires: As long as a person is not free from desires, he is not ready for emancipation. Desires, both good and bad, are binding. Good desires bind a person with golden chains, and bad with iron ones. Why do you feel restless? Because you have a thousand thoughts …

AUGUST 3, 1942 – MESSAGE FOR THE YOUTH

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Previously, on August 3rd, 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. …

AUGUST 2, 1956 – BELOVED’S WATCHDOG.

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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 it were. …

AUGUST 1, 1957 – I AM NOT GOOD MAN; I AM GOD-MAN.

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Baba’s special work commenced from Thursday, August 1st, 1957. Adi, Dhake, Sidhu, Chhagan and Sadashiv Patel were called that day. Just before they were ready to start from Khushru Quarters, they received a note from Baba, stating that each man should take a bath before coming. Sidhu and Dhake had not had one that day, so they took a bath …

BE COMPLETELY INDIFFERENT TO IT AND IT WILL DISAPPEAR

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One of the reporters remarked (JAN. 1959) , “Although one makes a determined beginning, one’s enthusiasm slowly wanes when there seems nothing to show for the efforts, and this is followed by a feeling of mental depression.” Baba answered through Eruch: Yes, this is quite common. Whatever the efforts you make, whatever the failures that seem to result, whatever the …