APRIL 1949 – ICE CREAM WITH CHUTNEY

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APRIL 1949 – ICE CREAM WITH CHUTNEY    In Panjim, Elizabeth asked Baba one day, “Very good quality ice cream is available here. May I bring some for all?” Baba replied, “That is an excellent idea; but it should not cause colds and affect your throats.” Baba sent for Nilu and asked, “What remedy is there to prevent getting sore …

APRIL 15, 1932 – BABA’S MESSAGE FOR PARAMOUNT FILM CO.

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APRIL 15, 1932 – BABA’S MESSAGE FOR PARAMOUNT FILM CO.   Despite Baba’s having avoided being filmed upon his arrival in London, the Paramount Film Company would not leave him alone, and he eventually acceded to their request for a filmed interview. A film of Baba was taken on April 8th from 5 to 6 P.M. in the garden of …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT MUMBAI – APRIL 13, 2104

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! The Bombay Centre’s celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary continues. Shri Manik Ubale and family were invited from Nagpur to perform for Baba on April 13, 2014. As scheduled, the programme commenced sharp at 5:00 pm with Shri Mehernosh Mehta, Hon. Secretary introducing the Ubale family, who were then requested to garland Beloved Baba. Next, Shri Shanti Mistry offered …

APRIL 13, 1937 – WANTING INEVITABLY LEADS TO SUFFERING.

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APRIL 13, 1937 – WANTING INEVITABLY LEADS TO SUFFERING.   Despite the group having been together for four months now, differences and petty quarrels persisted in the Nasik ashram. On the afternoon of April 13th, (1937) Baba mentioned this problem and explained the difference between needs and wants: As I said this morning, “It is time we started dying.” Dying …

120 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT KHAR, MUMBAI – APRIL 12, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! As a part of our ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary and? taking? a step towards fulfilling Beloved Baba’s wish to disseminate His message of Love and Truth in the suburbs of Mumbai, a programme was held at Khar. It started sharp at 5:30 pm with Premila Farooqui the emcee for the ?occasion giving a brief introduction of …

APRIL 1923 – YOU ACT LIKE FOOLS!

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APRIL 1923 – YOU ACT LIKE FOOLS!   One afternoon Baba walked on the veranda and saw Slamson, Padri and another one of the men casually talking with the keeper of the Shiva temple. He immediately sent someone to inquire as to what they were doing by that temple and what they were discussing. The three men went to Baba …

APRIL 1942 – AMUSEMENT FOR BABA

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APRIL 1942 – AMUSEMENT FOR BABA Once in Dehra Dun a singer from Tehri Garhwal came and sang before Baba and the women. (Mehera did not appear.) The singer had no teeth, but boasted that the maharaja of Tehri Garhwal had compared him to Tansen, the celebrated singer in king Akbar’s court. He sang the song, “Set aside your veil …

REMINDER – 2- AN EVENING OF GHAZALS AND QAWWALIS – SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014.

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Dear Baba-lovers, As announced earlier, as a part of our ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary, a special programme of ghazals and qawwalis has been organized by the Bombay Centre. Shri Manik Ubale, Baba-lover and noted ghazal and qawwali singer from Nagpur has been specially invited along with his group for the evening programme. Day and date: Sunday, …

REMINDER -1 – BABA PROGRAMME AT KHAR – SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! As a part of our ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary in Mumbai, a special programme comprising of devotional songs, talk and a Baba film has been scheduled for April 12, 2014 at Khar. Venue: Lok Hit Kutir, 16th Road, Opp. BPM High School, Off Khar Danda Road, (towards Santa Cruz), Khar West, Mumbai …

APRIL 1955 – BEYOND UNDERSTANDING.

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APRIL 1955 – BEYOND UNDERSTANDING.   Now I will tell you one important thing about promises. Baba is always free to give and break promises. But in a way, he binds himself by issuing this Life Circular Twenty-Five, which applies individually and collectively. Baba then narrated this incident. When he was a schoolboy in Poona, he saw a particular man …

APRIL 9, 1942 – REAL NON-VIOLENCE

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APRIL 9, 1942 – REAL NON-VIOLENCE   Mahatma Gandhi had his own ideas of what constituted “non-violence” and “non-violent resistance,” and he did not truly understand the gist of Baba’s message on the subject. Baba sent Chanji again to Delhi to see Gandhi, which he did on April 3rd. Chanji returned to Dehra Dun and several letters ensued between himself …

APRIL 1959 – BABA-TIME IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

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APRIL 1959 – BABA-TIME IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.   MEANWHILE, Baba had Francis Brabazon staying at Ramakrishnan’s home in Kirkee, because it was quieter and Francis found it easier to write there. Francis had to ride a bicycle three miles to Guruprasad every morning. Baba had instructed him to come at 9:00 A.M., and Francis would arrive at 8:45 A.M. One …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT MUMBAI – APRIL 06, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! The end-speech of our President, Hoshang Dadachanji summarizes the impact of the evening performance when he said that he has witnessed many singers performing before Beloved Baba?,? and when Baba enjoyed any performance His body would sway from side to side and ?H?e would bring His thumb and index finger together to indicate that He thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Hoshang felt …

APRIL 1924 – IT IS A SIN TO COMPLAIN IN THIS PATH

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APRIL 1924 – IT IS A SIN TO COMPLAIN IN THIS PATH   During April 1924, the Kasba Peth mandali – Arjun, Chowdhari, Kondiram, Vishnu and others – were called from Poona to stay at Meherabad. Some of the structures at Meherabad were in a state of ruin, so Meher Baba assigned the mandali the work of demolishing them and …

120th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME – APRIL 06, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Over the years, our Centre’s bhajan mandali have been giving splendid performances on the life and works of great spiritual figures such as Tukaram, Kabir, Hafiz, Mirabai and others. On Sunday, the 6th of April 2014, they would be offering one more performance on the compositions of great shayars – Jigar Moradabadi, Seemap Akbarabadi, Anwar and …

APRIL 03, 1950 – BABA AS A SEEKER IN THE NEW LIFE

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APRIL 03, 1950 – BABA  AS A SEEKER IN THE NEW LIFE In the blackness of the very early morning of April 3rd, (1950) at 3 A.M., Baba left Motichur for Hardwar on foot, accompanied by Eruch, Pendu, Baidul and Gustadji. Near the area of Nildhara, he contacted recluses, renunciants and sadhus for eleven continuous hours. The total number that …

APRIL 02, 1937 – YOU SHOULD THINK OF ME IN EVERYTHING YOU DO

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APRIL 02, 1937 – YOU SHOULD THINK OF ME IN EVERYTHING YOU DO   Baba had directed the Westerners to do an hour of meditation each morning. On April 2nd, (1937) before leaving for Meherabad, he urged them to take the meditation seriously, and he also stressed to them that they should always think of him in everything they did. …

IMPORTANT – CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE APRIL 19, 2014 PROGRAMME

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There has been a change in the venue of the programme scheduled for April 19, 2014 at Dahisar. Please note the changed venue: Raghunath A. Mhatre Sant Smruti Trust Hall, Near Shri Sant Mandir, Opp. Shri Vithal Mandir, L. T. Road, Dahisar West, Mumbai 400068. (Landmark: Near Sukh Sagar Hospital) It is hardly 3 to 5 …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – MARCH 30, 2014

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba! As a part of our ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary, ?we had requested the “First Couple” of our Centre – Hoshang and Havovi Dadachanji ?to speak ?about their life and times with Beloved Baba. The programme started at 5:00 pm sharp with Baba bhajans by the Centre’s bhajan mandali. Prayers were offered …

MARCH 31, 1963 – SOHRABJI SIGANPORIA AND KISHANCHAND GAJWANI.

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MARCH 31, 1963 – SOHRABJI SIGANPORIA AND KISHANCHAND GAJWANI. As instructed, on Sunday, March 31st, Sohrabji Siganporia and Kishanchand Gajwani arrived at Guruprasad from Bombay. Gajwani wanted to live with Baba permanently. Upon seeing the two men, Baba first asked Gajwani, “Do you want me or God?” Gajwani replied, “You, Baba!” “Then will you do as I tell you?” With …

MARCH 30, 1930 – THE PRICE OF KNOWING ME IS LOVE.

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MARCH 30, 1930 – THE PRICE OF KNOWING ME IS LOVE.   On March 30th, some devotees came to Nasik to see Baba who expounded on the nature of love to them: Love me and you will know me; but I am such a Reality that it is extremely difficult to know me. The price is love. No repetition of …

MARCH 29, 1948 – BABA’S GUIDANCE TO MURSHIDA IVY O DUCE ON SUFISM

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MARCH 29, 1948 – BABA’S GUIDANCE TO MURSHIDA IVY O DUCE ON SUFISM    In late March, Meher Baba responded to a letter from Ivy Duce dated February 15th, 1948. Baba’s letter, dictated through Dr. Ghani, covered several topics Ivy Duce had raised. Baba also repeated specific instructions he gave Ivy Duce six weeks earlier during their January meeting at …

REMINDER – 120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE – MARCH 30, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! During Beloved Baba’s ministry on earth, He had privileged certain families by using their services extensively. The Dadachanji family was one amongst the fortunate few families. As part of the ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary, the Centre has organised a special talk by Hoshang (President) and Havovi (Trustee) Dadachanji . They will share …

MARCH 24, 1940 – THESE MEN MAY BE CALLED YOGO-BRASHTAS.

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MARCH 24, 1940 – THESE MEN MAY BE CALLED YOGO-BRASHTAS.   On March 24th, (1940) when asked as to how the advanced God-mad (the masts) had come to the state they are in, and what that state actually is, Baba explained and answered questions: “These men may be called yoga-brashtas. Apart from the circle, who are taken to the Goal …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF BELOVED BABA – MARCH 22, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! The birthday celebrations of Beloved Baba in Mumbai goes on. ?On ?March 22, 2014, the Centre had invited ?Gopi and his troupe from Hyderabad to perform for Baba ? at the Bai Bengallee Girls High School, New Marine Lines. The function started at 5:00 ?pm ?sharp with Mehernosh Mehta, Hon.Secretary welcoming the performers and the audience. …

MARCH 1963 – AFTER I DROP MY BODY, THE WORLD WILL EXPERIENCE MANY SO-CALLED MIRACLES.

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MARCH 1963 – AFTER I DROP MY BODY, THE WORLD WILL EXPERIENCE MANY SO-CALLED MIRACLES.   A similar incident involved one of Meher Baba’s ardent Sikh followers from Delhi, named Tekchand. Baba asked Eruch to narrate his story: Tekchand, who is with the Indian Army’s frontier roadbuilding team, was deep in the Subansiri division on November 9th, 1962, together with …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD – PHOTOGRAPHS

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Under the aegis of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, our Trustee-Treasurer, Jimmy F. Khan, has been organizing pilgrimages to Meherabad and Meherazad over the years. Several hundreds – old and new – have had the opportunity of visiting the One place of pilgrimage which is slowly becoming “The Place of World Pilgrimage” as foretold by …

MARCH 19, 1943 – MY BURDEN WOULD HAVE BEEN LESSENED

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MARCH 19, 1943 – MY BURDEN WOULD HAVE BEEN LESSENED. After this mast tour in the South, Baba returned to Mahabaleshwar on the evening of March 19th. As usual, in Mahabaleshwar Krishna and Venkoba Rao were the night watchmen outside of Valley View bungalow. One night a tiger came near the house. Krishna saw it but did not move from …

MARCH 1927 – MEANING OF SADHU

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MARCH 1927 – MEANING OF SADHU In late March, (1927) a young sadhu wandered into Meherabad and approached Baba begging for money to go to Hardwar. Baba took a special interest in him and gave him this discourse: The meaning of a sadhu is one who performs spiritual practices with the object of controlling the mind. But since you are …

120th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT BOMBAY CENTRE – MARCH 16, 2014.

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba, We were fortunate to have Shri Shridhar G. Kelkar, Chairman, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, with us today evening to share his life and experiences with Beloved Baba. The programme started at 5:00 pm sharp with Baba bhajans sung by the Bombay Centre’s bhajan mandali. Prayers were offered by Shri Shanti Mistry. Shri …

120th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY MUSICAL PROGRAMME ON MARCH 22, 2014.

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! As part of the 120th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Beloved Baba in Mumbai, a special musical programme has been organized by the Bombay Centre on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Bai B. S. Bengallee Girls’ High School, New Marine Lines, (walking distance from Churchgate Railway Station on the East side). The performers would be coming specially …

REMINDER – MEHER HOMEOPATHIC CHARITABLE DISPENSARY – MARCH 19, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Meher Homeopathic Charitable Dispensary will be functioning on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Doctor in attendance: Dr. Jehangir H. Major Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Venue: Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre. Navyug Nivas, Opp. Minerva Theatre, Dr. D. Bhadkamkar Marg, Mumbai 400007. For further details please contact Shri Nariman Mehta on …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME AT KALYAN – MARCH 15, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary celebrations goes on in Mumbai. As part of the celebrations, the Avatar Meher Baba Kalyan Kendra had organized an evening of musical and talk at Maratha Mandir Sabhagruha, Kalyan. The programme started at 5:00 pm sharp with the President of the Kalyan Kendra, Shri Kiran Joglekar welcoming the audience and giving …

MARCH 1963 – IT IS I WHO HAVE CANCER.

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MARCH 1963 – IMPLICIT OBEDIENCE TO THE MASTER IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS. Joseph Harb had recently undergone gall bladder surgery, and Baba went to see him three times at the Jehangir Nursing Home. Herman Alvarado arrived and also saw Joseph. Harry Dedolchow and A. K. Das visited Guruprasad for three days at this time. Dedolchow asked Baba …

MARCH 15, 1936 – THEY ARE DEVILS IN THE GUISE OF SAINTS!

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MARCH 15, 1936 – THEY ARE DEVILS IN THE GUISE OF SAINTS! During March, 1936, the question of whether or not to establish an ashram in Mysore was being seriously discussed between Baba and the mandali. However, Baba expressed that the people of Mysore were far too traditionally religious-minded and since they were so entangled in orthodox religiosity, it would …

MARCH 14, 1923 – OPPOSITION AGAINST BABA AND HIS MASTERS

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MARCH 14, 1923 – OPPOSITION AGAINST BABA AND HIS MASTERS After the biography of Sadguru Upasni Maharaj was released to the public, critics were in an uproar against certain spiritual figures. On March 14th (1923) more articles appeared in the Bombay newspapers slandering Meher Baba. But amazingly, the more that opposition to Baba spread, the more his name came into …

MARCH 13, 1937 – YOU ARE IN ROME AND I AM AT HOME!

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MARCH 13, 1937 – YOU ARE IN ROME AND I AM AT HOME! On March 13th, (1937) Baba was in Nasik. Malcolm Schloss had met a Catholic priest at a religious conference in Nasik and he urged the priest to meet Baba, but he declined. When he told Baba, he also seemed uninterested. However, due to Malcolm’s persuasion a meeting …

MARCH 1930 – YOU WILL BE SAVED BY REMEMBERING ME

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MARCH 1930 – YOU WILL BE SAVED BY REMEMBERING ME   …(In March 1930) The group’s conversation topic turned to wild animals, for there were tigers, lions and bears roaming the jungles surrounding Mysore. Meher Baba advised: If you ever come across any such savage animals, or if you find yourselves in a perilous situation, cry out my name loudly. …

MARCH 11, 1937 – DISCRIMINATION.

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MARCH 11, 1937 –  DISCRIMINATION. To be frank and fair is a quality and characteristic of persons who are honest and have the courage to openly say out what they feel rather than to keep things in the heart or say things behind people’s backs. Some take pride in that quality of being frightfully frank and hate those who do …

MARCH 10, 1940 – THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING

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MARCH 10, 1940 – THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING   On March 10th, Baba wrote to Minta Toledano: Your last letter ticked me off – for tempering or balancing my eternal suffering with eternal bliss, while humanity has to suffer without the joy of infinite bliss and happiness, implying was it fair? Darling Shalimar, I want you to be always outspoken …

FORWARDED: – BABA’S BIRTHDAY MORNING AT MEHERAZAD

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Baba’s Birthday Morning at Meherazad It is now official: The Meherazad pilgrim season has come to a close. Already, all the scintillating decorations that had been put up for Baba’s birthday have been taken down and repacked into their respective trunks until next year. And even the sun seems to have officially acknowledged the beginning of summer with temperatures rising …

MARCH 9, 1950 – HE WAS BESTOWING SUCH A GIFT WHICH THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GAINED AFTER CENTURIES OF PENANCE AND AUSTERITIES.

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MARCH 9, 1950 – HE WAS BESTOWING SUCH A GIFT WHICH THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GAINED AFTER CENTURIES OF PENANCE AND AUSTERITIES.   At one o’clock in the afternoon of March 9th, Baba with Eruch, Pendu, Baidul and Gustadji, took a bus to Rishikesh, where in the Himalayan foothills he contacted a number of saints, sadhus and mahatmas, including paying …

MARCH 1937 – INNER PATH AND PLANES

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MARCH 1937 – INNER PATH AND PLANES. At a later time, (March 1937) Meher Baba revealed much more about the inner path and the planes: The spiritual path is the inner planes. There are three main types of persons on the path – on the planes: the intoxicated ones called masts, the sober called saliks, and those who strive on …

PUBLIC PROGRAMME AT KALYAN ON 15 MARCH 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, As a part of the 120th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Beloved Baba, the Avatar Meher Baba Kalyan Centre has organized a public programme on Saturday, 15 March 2014 at the following address: Maratha Mandir Sabhagruha, Opp. Atre Rang Mandir, Near Subhash Maidan, Kalyan West. The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre’s bhajan mandali will present a musical on the …

CHANGE IN PROGRAMME SCHEDULE AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers,   As a part of the ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary, a musical programme was scheduled on Sunday 9th March 2014 at the Bombay Centre.    However, in view of unforeseen circumstances, the same cannot be held and instead a Baba film would be screened.   The timing for the programme remains unchanged from 5:00 pm …

MARCH 5, 1928 – THE MASTER REVEALED WHAT JESUS THE CHRIST SAID

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MARCH 5, 1928 – THE MASTER REVEALED WHAT JESUS THE CHRIST SAID  Life at the school ashram returned to a normal schedule again. In the course of his explanations on March 5th, (1928) the Master revealed what Jesus the Christ said: If poor God were only to sit in heaven like a thief, then He must be pitied. If Jesus said that …

MARCH 4, 1937 – LOVE BABA! THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO.

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MARCH 4, 1937 – LOVE BABA! THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO. About spirituality Baba stated: It is better to study it, than to be ignorant of it; better to feel it than to study it; better to experience it than to feel it; and best of all to become it! Baba then explained about the third eye: When the eyes are turned …

MARCH 02, 2014 – ONGOING 120TH BABA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! As a part of the ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth? Anniversary, the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre had invited Hardeep & Indira Hanspal Singh ?from Meherabad ?to share their life experiences of coming ?in?to? Beloved Baba’s love orbit. The programme started with Baba bhajans sung by the Centre’s bhajan? mandali. Mehernosh Mehta, Hon. Secretary …

MARCH 3, 1954 – ANY WORSHIP OR OBEISANCE EVENTUALLY COMES TO ME.

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MARCH 3, 1954 – ANY WORSHIP OR OBEISANCE EVENTUALLY COMES TO ME.   After this message was read, Baba, at four o’clock, dictated (as he had promised an hour before) this extemporaneous special message about worship or obeisance: In the Beyond state of God, sex does not exist. There, only One Indivisible Existence prevails. It is in the realm of illusory phenomenon called …

MARCH 2, 1954 – STOP PLAYING WITH THE SCINTILLATING TOYS OF ILLUSION.

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MARCH 2, 1954 – STOP PLAYING WITH THE SCINTILLATING TOYS OF ILLUSION. MEHER BABA left Rajahmundry for the town of Kakinada at 1 P.M. on March 2nd. (1954). On his way, he gave darshan in the village of Thapeshwaram in the Satchitananda Theosophical Lodge, where a program had been arranged. There, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the Parvardigar Prayer …

MARCH 1, 1940 – BABA’S MAST WORK AT BANGALORE.

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MARCH 1, 1940 – BABA’S MAST WORK AT BANGALORE.   The next morning, March 1st, Baba called the women to the mast ashram at 8 A.M. Each was told to wash her hands and carry an article from Baba’s room. Mehera showed her anxiety at Baba’s working so tirelessly with the masts while fasting. Baba replied, “Fasting and bathing masts …

FEBRUARY 1958 – THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING HARMONY.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING HARMONY.   In the Dehra Dun group, discord had arisen in some families about the manner in which certain family members were loving and worshiping Baba. Baba settled the matter in his masterful way, by advising the parties concerned not to hurt the feelings of their near and dear ones. In such cases, …

FEBRUARY 27, 1965 – YOUR FAITH AND COURAGE HAVE MADE ME VERY HAPPY.

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FEBRUARY 27, 1965 – YOUR FAITH AND COURAGE HAVE MADE ME VERY HAPPY.     On Sunday, February 27th, 1965, Kaikobad’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was forty-four. While dying, Baba’s name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, “Meheru has come to me and is freed …

PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF 120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF BELOVED BABA AT MUMBAI

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! By Beloved Baba’s Grace, the Public celebrations of His 120th Birth Anniversary organized by the Bombay Centre was a great success. The programme started sharp at 6:00 pm with the emcee, Jimmy F. Khan welcoming the gathering. This was followed by garlanding Beloved Baba by Soonoo and Bomi Bomanji and the? ?Baba ??Prayers recited by Dr. …

FEBRUARY 26, 1954 – BABA EXPLAINS NAAZ AND NIAZ.

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FEBRUARY 26, 1954 – BABA EXPLAINS NAAZ AND NIAZ.   The next morning, February 26th, at eight o’clock, Baba informed Ramjoo he wanted to dictate something about the Sufi terms “naaz and niaz,” and asked for Kishan Singh, who was not present but doing some work where the mandali were staying. Baba complained, “Whenever I get the urge to say something important, …

BELOVED BABA’S 120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS PHOTOGRAPHS

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Attached are a few photographs of the morning function celebrating Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary on 25th February 2014 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai. The programme started sharp at 4:30 am with Baba bhajans. Baba’s ‘dhoon’ from 4:50 to 4:55. Complete silence from 4:55 to 5:00 in Beloved Baba’s remembrance welcoming Him in …

FEBRUARY 25, 1958 – LOVERS’ JOY WAS THE BELOVED’S TORTURE.

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FEBRUARY 25, 1958 – LOVERS’ JOY WAS THE BELOVED’S TORTURE.   Meanwhile at Meherazad that morning, Baba had not cleared his bowels. After driving some distance in the car,  Baba indicated to Eruch that he had to use the toilet. “Should we stop at Adi’s on the way?” Eruch asked.   “No, no,” gestured Baba. “Just hurry and drive straight …

FEBRUARY 1958 – THE SPLIT “I” OR SPLIT EGO.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – THE SPLIT “I” OR SPLIT EGO. . . . Baba discoursed on the Split “I” or Split Ego:  I have dictated points about the present discourse which will be read out in English, and its translations in Hindi and Marathi. We have heard about split personality.  We hear it is quite common. One day a person may be happy and in …

FEBRUARY 22, 1958 – BABA’S DOSTI.

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FEBRUARY 22, 1958 – BABA’S DOSTI.   Baba arrived at Meherabad the following morning, February 22nd, at eight o’clock. After going to his room and meeting with the mandali, he entered the main pandal at 8:40 A.M. amidst the usual acclamations of praise, and greeted the sahavas group with a sweet smile on his face.   Besides the seven messages and …

FEBRUARY 1958 – SAHAVAS.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – SAHAVAS.     Explaining the meaning of sahavas, Baba dictated: Sahavas means the give-and-take of love. I am the only Beloved, and you all are my lovers; or, I am the only Lover and you all are my beloveds! I wish that you remain happy in my sahavas. This will be the last sahavas, so I want …

FEBRUARY 1958 – I AM INFINITE FORGIVENESS.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – I AM INFINITE FORGIVENESS.   Referring to the mast whom he kept aloof, Baba stated, “We all are staying here together as companions. I have heard that two men approached the mast and gave him two rupees and laddoos. I had strictly forbidden it on the Hill. “Who did it? They should come forward and acknowledge their …

MEHER HOMEOPATHIC CHARITABLE DISPENSARY ON FEBRUARY 19, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers,   Jai Baba!   A Reminder:   Meher Homeopathic Charitable Dispensary will be functioning tomorrow. Doctor in attendance: Dr. Jehangir H. Major Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Venue: Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre. Navyug Nivas, Opp. Minerva Theatre, Dr. D. Bhadkamkar Marg, Mumbai   400007. For further details please contact Shri Nariman Mehta on 23513572 10:00 am to 5:00 …

FEBRUARY 18, 1937 – HUMAN BEINGS ARE MASTERS OF THEIR DESTINY.

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FEBRUARY 18, 1937 – HUMAN BEINGS ARE MASTERS OF THEIR DESTINY. The incident of birth is common to all life on earth. Unlike other living creatures which are born insignificantly, live an involuntary life and die an uncertain death, the physical birth of human beings connotes an important and, if they are circumspect about it, perhaps a final stage of …

TRIPS TO MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD – MARCH 2014

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Dear Baba family, Two year end trips are planned: Friday the 7th to Sunday the 9th March and Tuesday the 11th to Thursday the 13th March An advance of Rs. 3,000 per trip will be taken (On actual cost sharing basis) which covers transport by A C coaches (Zubin’s Royal Fleet), lodging and board. Booking will be done by the …

FEBRUARY 17, 1923 – ONE DAY I WILL GIVE YOU THE REAL LIGHT!

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FEBRUARY 17, 1923 – ONE DAY I WILL GIVE YOU THE REAL LIGHT!     Meanwhile, a Muslim named Maulvi Abdul Wahid of Hyderabad arrived in Bombay in search of a friend and stayed in the mosque at Dadar. While he was meditating in the mosque, he saw a bright light issuing from the Manzil. He immediately sensed that there …

FEBRUARY 16, 1917 – GHAZAL ON GOD’S MERCY COMPOSED BY BABA.

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FEBRUARY 16, 1917 – GHAZAL ON GOD’S MERCY COMPOSED BY BABA. At this time, Merwan would write by impulse whatever inspiration came to him. On February 16th, 1917, he composed a beautiful ghazal that later was to be considered exceptional:   How wonderful is the murderous mercy of God!      His mercy has graced the rose with thorns. How justice manifests …

FEBRUARY 15, 1946 – SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS HAS NO END.

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FEBRUARY 15, 1946 – SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS HAS NO END.   There was no public celebration of Meher Baba’s fifty-second birthday on Friday, February 15th, 1946; but Baba did give this message to his lovers, issued through a circular: Your love, your devotion, your steadfastness amidst storms of opposition, self-created or real, are commendable. Your allegiance to the cause of Truth …

FEBRUARY 14, 1943 – BABA’S MESSAGE “THE TASK FOR SPIRITUAL WORKERS.”

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FEBRUARY 14, 1943 – BABA’S MESSAGE “THE TASK FOR SPIRITUAL WORKERS.” On  Sunday, February 14th, 1943, the day of Baba’s forty-ninth birthday, gatherings were held in six different cities: Poona, Bombay, Nagpur, Sholapur, Madras and Lahore. One gathering could not be aranged in Hyderabad as Baba wished. Baba sent a representative to each place to deliver His message, “The Task …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF AVATAR MEHER BABA

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Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre Cordially invites you for the 120th Birth Anniversary of our BELOVED AVATAR MEHER BABA On 25th February 2014 “The world is slave to needs. The needs must become your slaves. You must learn to use your modern conveniences- not be used by them.” – Avatar Meher Baba  MORNING PROGRAM  ON 25TH FEBRUARY 2014 (Meher Baba’s Birthday) VENUE …

FEBRUARY 12, 1949 – YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND IT.

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FEBRUARY 12, 1949 – YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND IT.   On Saturday, February 12th, 1949, Baba’s fifty-fifth birthday was observed by the Meherabad mandali. He warned Pendu and the other men mandali to be less extravagant, and sternly remarked: “There is an acute shortage of funds, and days of hardships are ahead. None knows what will happen …

FEBRUARY 11, 1940 – SCIENCE AND RELIGION – AN INTERVIEW.

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FEBRUARY 11, 1940 – SCIENCE AND RELIGION – AN INTERVIEW.   Reporters would seek interviews with Meher Baba; at times he would consent and at times deny their request. On Sunday, February 11th, Baba consented to an interview with a newspaper reporter. The following is their dialogue:   “Do you accept the principle now usually accepted in the West that science and …

FEBRUARY 1958 – THE MASTS HAVE THE COMBINED ATTRIBUTES OF . . .

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FEBRUARY 1958 – THE MASTS HAVE THE COMBINED ATTRIBUTES OF A CHILD, MADMAN AND A PISHACH (GHOST). Baba then described the mast he had brought from Meherazad, who had been kept opposite the main building in lower Meherabad on the east side. He had been given milk which he drank, and Baba directed that he be given a little rice …

FEBRUARY 8, 1923 – BABA EXPLAINS TRANSFER OF SPIRITUAL CHARGE.

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FEBRUARY 8, 1923 – BABA EXPLAINS TRANSFER OF SPIRITUAL CHARGE. During the night of February 8th. (1923) , Ghani was reading to the Master from the book The life of Ghouse Ali – a Mohammedan Qutub who was a ghouse type Perfect Master like Sai Baba, and separated his physical body as an aspect of his spiritual working. Ghani asked, …

FEBRUARY 7, 1937 – BABA EXPLAINED SOME SPIRITUAL POINTS.

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FEBRUARY 7, 1937 – BABA EXPLAINED SOME SPIRITUAL POINTS. In Rahuri, on Sunday, February 7th, Baba gave up solid food and began fasting for the last ten days of his forty-day fast on only water. Two days passed and Baba went to Nasik. Gathering the group, he explained some spiritual points, starting with agents: Qutub in Sufism means center. That …

FEBRUARY 5, 1946 – WHEN THE TIME CAME, I GAVE HIM THE BODY.

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FEBRUARY 1946 – WHEN THE TIME CAME, I GAVE HIM THE BODY. On February 5th, (1946) Eruch brought a mast, and then returned to Poona. Baba would work with the mast in seclusion and then go for a walk on Tembi Hill with the women. They would collect bright pebbles and rocks from the hill; at times both of Baba’s …

FEBRUARY 1958 – OPIUMIZED SAINTS.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – OPIUMIZED SAINTS. Baba began to discourse: For one to declare that he is a saint and allow people to bow down to and revere him, without real authority, is to feed one’s ego with intense happiness. Simultaneously, with the feeding of the ego comes a feeling of well-being. One who is addicted to opium (eating or smoking) …