MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 9

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Sleeping on a bed of roses! Two volunteers remained in the Tomb all the time. One would fan Baba while he sat on the landing of the crypt, the other would be busy collecting flowers at the door and swabbing the floor with a wet cloth to remove the dust that flew inside in plenty with thousands stamping and bowing at the door. The …

TIME TABLE AND WEBCAST – 51ST AMARTITHI 2020

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Timetable & Webcast – 51st Amartithi 2020 Jai Meher Baba! Dear Beloved Baba’s Family, The 51st Amartithi 2020 programme timetable is now available for viewing online on the Avatar Meher Baba Trust website.  Simply click on this link: 51st Amatithi Programme Or open the Avatar Meher Baba Trust website ambppct.org, and go to the Home page tabs:   Activities/Events. On the “Events” page, click …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 8

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They were tears of love ! News had already reached Bombay by the evening of the 31st. Lovers rushed to the station to catch a train or a bus or got into cars and taxies to leave for Meherabad. Some arrived soon after Baba’s body had been placed in the Tomb. Padri and Chhagan stayed the whole night in the Tomb on Friday …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 7

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For Baba there is no goodbye ! While the record “Begin the Beguine” was being played several times, Dr. Donkin arrived with an ambulance. Baba was lifted on a stretcher from His room in Meherazad and brought to the men Mandali room. The stretcher was placed on His aluminium bed. The Mandali came one by one and bowed down for the last time in …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 6

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To live eternally in the hearts of all His lovers! The Mandali around Baba now realised that Baba had dropped His physical body. The reaction of the women Mandali was as womanly as it was heart-achingly understandable. They just could not bring themselves to believe that Baba had dropped His body. Mehera came into Baba’s room when He choked and had the …

HILLA TALWAR (KOTWAL) TO SPEAK AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba lovers,   Jai Baba!   We are happy to inform that Hilla Talwar would be speaking about her life and times with Beloved Baba at our Bombay Centre on Sunday February 2, 2020.   Hilla first met Baba when she was around 3 to 4 months old. While at their home during Baba’s short stay in Bombay, He …

MEHER ABABA’S LAST SAHVAS – PART 5

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“It is getting late!” After Padri gave Baba the fourth dose, Baba for the last time then enquired whether Dr. Ginde had come. He was answered in the negative. Baba gestured, “By this time he should have come, it is getting late.” The Mandali were too busy attending to Baba’s needs and this statement did not make them suspect anything. Padri asked Eruch to …

BOMBAY CENTRE TO REMAIN OPEN ON BABA’S AMARTITHI DURING POSTED HOURS

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Dear Baba Lovers, Jai Baba! Friday, 31st January 2020 marks the fifty-first Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba, when most of the Baba-lovers would be visiting Meherabad to pay homage to Baba at His Samadhi. For the convenience of those who cannot make it to Meherabad and would like to spend quiet time with Baba in Mumbai, the Bombay Centre …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 4

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“This is my crucifixion!” Bhau Kalchuri, who was constantly near Baba on the last night said that at 9:30 p.m. Baba told him, “I am not this body.” At 10:30 p.m. and again at 12:30 a.m. Baba told him, “Don’t Worry.” At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, 31st January, 1969, the following from the Mandali were called to be near Baba: Eruch, …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 3

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“Carry out every command of the Master!” On 30th January, (1969) the spasms increased manifold. Even finger movements would precipitate a spasm making it very difficult to read Baba’s gestures. Dr. Grant was called from Poona. He felt Baba’s health was improving and so asked Baba to take a high protein diet. Baba asked him whether he ate meat and fish. The doctor replied …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 2

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“The shop will now be opened!” On the 22nd of December, (1968) Mehera’s birthday was celebrated in the usual manner. About 200 lovers from Bombay had been called for the occasion. On 23rd December Dara, Baba’s nephew, and his wife Amrit, daughter of Shatrugna Kumar of Dehradun were blessed at Meherazad. Baba had taken a great interest in this wedding. In fact, Baba had …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 1

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MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS Dr. Hoshang P. Bharucha. We sat down under a tree and heard the long story … from Eruch and the other members of the Mandali. On the 19th of November, 1968, Beloved Baba asked one of His lovers from the Ahmednagar Meher Baba Centre to cook and send for Him “Sambhar” (curry) and rice. She did …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Baba. As we approach the fifty-first Amartithi of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba which falls on Friday, January 31, 2020, we, at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai, intend to bring alive the memory of the last days of Beloved Baba’s ministry on earth through sharing of excerpts from a splendid book, “Meher Baba’s Last Sahavas” …

YOU ARE ALWAYS EVERYWHERE

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During the following day, (January 18, 1937) Baba allowed the Westerners to ask him questions. Baba began by dictating: “It is so easy for you to love those whom you already love, but to love those whom you hate, that is something! “By loving I mean not merely being kind. Does any one of you think it is possible to …

BACKBITING

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Later in the day, while discoursing to the group, Baba explained to them: Of the three most important things to be eliminated before attaining God-Realization – greed, lust and backbiting – backbiting is the worst and most disastrous. One can overcome greed, and even lust, though both are very hard to get rid of; but by far the worst, and …

ALL ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICES LEAD TO THIS

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(Jan. 1939) 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. People suffer because they are not satisfied. They want more and more. Ignorance gives rise to greed and vanity. If you want nothing, would you then suffer? But you do want. If you …

STAGES ON THE PATH

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On January 15th, (1923) the Master offered to explain to Khak Saheb and Ghani about the current melancholy prevalent in the minds of the men: In this path, ordinarily one has to pass through three stages. The first stage consists of a keen interest and intense longing to know about and experience God, resulting in bright hopes and pleasant expectations. …

THE OCEAN IS NEVER POLUTED

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(Jan 1953) During the Nagpur stay, Baba and the mandali’s food was coming from Nana Kher’s family’s house and was daily being delivered to where Baba was staying. He was not eating at anyone’s house, but he once went to see the Kher family at their residence. There were so many dishes for lunch that Baba complimented Nana’s mother, Godubai, …

FASTING

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Later that day, (January 13, 1942) Baba called all the men mandali to the mast ashram at three that afternoon, and gave this explanation about fasting: The body will survive for ninety-five days if one remains only on water. Just as the body feeds on food, so the mind feeds on desires, and indulgence in these desires feeds the mind and …

BABA’S COMMENTS ON THE FILM TEN COMMANDMENTS

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(Jan 1958) Baba had sent word beforehand that he would not be giving darshan, and that no one should come to see him at Ashiana except for those few he called. He did, however, go with the men to see the Cecil B. De Mille movie The Ten Commandments at the Regal Cinema, but he stayed only up to the …

YOU DO NOT REALLY WANT WHAT YOU THINK AND SAY YOU WANT

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ON SUNDAY,  January 11th, 1959, a Christian, who wished to “lead a perfect life of love and service in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ,” expressed a keen desire for Meher Baba’s guidance. The man’s request for an interview was granted. When he arrived at the appointed time, Baba was amidst a gathering. This seemed to disturb the man, …

SACRIFICE IS SWEET WHEN IT IS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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(Jan. 1939) A finely dressed man came to see Baba and prayed to him for guidance on the path. Baba asked him, “For what do you want this guidance?” The man confessed, “I have incurred numerous debts to maintain my family in comfort; now the debts are weighing on me like a great mountain. They pierce me like arrows and …

THE SEVEN REALITIES

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It was in Jaipur, on Thursday, January 9th, 1941, that the Master dictated his message, The Seven Realities of Meher Baba’s Teaching. It stated: Meher Baba’s teaching gives no importance to creed, dogma, caste systems and the performance of religious ceremonies and rites, but to the UNDERSTANDING of the following seven Realities: 1.  The only Real Existence is that of …

I ALONE AM REAL, ALL ELSE IS ILLUSION . . .

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Baba sent the group away and called about twenty of the workers of the Eluru Meher Centre to his room. He spelled out to them, “I say with my divine authority that I am God.” He repeated his statement, “I declare with my divine authority that I am God.” Then he concluded,”I am God in human form. I alone am real; all …

BABA STARTED USING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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Initially, after he quit writing,(January 2, 1927) when Meher Baba wished to express himself, he would pick up a newspaper and point to the appropriate letters or words. But as this method was found to be cumbersome and time consuming, Chanji typed the English alphabet in capital letters on a piece of paper which Baba began using. This being too small, Pendu suggested …

ISN’T HE THE SUPREME EGOTIST?

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. . . Dr. Deshmukh arrived from Nagpur to see Baba in Jabalpur. His mind was quite troubled and he told Baba that people were asking him why Baba was calling himself “God.” They were saying, “Isn’t this the expression of his ego? Isn’t he a supreme egotist?” Deshmukh did not know how to answer them. To pacify Deshmukh, Baba …

REMAIN DETACHED TOWARD RESULTS

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On January 5th, (1939) Baba explained to Jal Kerawala: Always remain detached toward results. The result of something may be good or bad, but you should be detached from both. Like Ramakrishna, dedicate everything to your Master. Let not the dirt of the sanskaras of your thoughts and deeds touch you, by surrendering every thought and act at the feet …

EXISTENCE AND LIFE

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Several days after Baba had settled in Mahabaleshwar, (Jan. 1954) he called Kishan Singh and Kumar from Dehra Dun and dictated the message “Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow”: Existence is Eternal, whereas Life is perishable. Comparatively, Existence is what his body is to man, and Life is as the cloth that covers the body. The same body changes …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY JAN. 5, 2020

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Jan. 05, 2020 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start around 6:00 P.M. You are requested …

WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL PATH?

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The reporters were then introduced to Baba individually. At the end of their ten-minute audience, one of them asked, “Meher Baba, what is the spiritual path, and what is the criteria for one being on the path?” Baba smiled, for they had been instructed not to ask questions, but nevertheless, he explained: When you begin to think of yourself as …

THE REAL JAPA

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Army General Bhandari of Poona was being transferred to Delhi. Having the urge to pay respects to Baba before leaving, without prior intimation, he and his wife came to Meherazad on January 2nd, 1964, with their seventeen-year-old daughter, Reva. General Bhandari also brought the brigadier general in charge of the military post in Ahmednagar and several other officers. Baba in …

LOVE FOR GOD ALONE COUNTS

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One of the reporters remarked, “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 despair that follows, …

TO LOVE ME AS I SHOULD BE LOVED

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On December 31st, (1964) Baba dictated this special message to be sent to Adi Arjani in Pakistan, who did a daily-diary project of collecting Baba’s statements: “To love those whom you could not hate is natural; but to love those whom you cannot love is to love me as I should be loved.” Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. …

MEHERABAD YOUNG ADULT SAHAVAS 2020

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=== FORWARDED MESSAGE ===   Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2020 Dear Baba Lovers, We are delighted to announce: With Beloved Baba’s Love Blessings, the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas – 2020 will be celebrated from Sunday 14th June, 2020 afternoon through Saturday 20th June, 2020 afternoon in Meherabad. Kindly visit AMBPPCT website for full details. AMBPPCT website link: http://www.ambppct.org/yas20.php For questions or …

I HAVE COME TO DESTROY ALL SUCH THINGS, BUT . . .

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Keki Nalavala came to see Baba on Sunday, December 30th, (1963) from Dehra Dun. Although he knew that there was a strict injunction against visitors, he had come anyway and met Adi at Khushru Quarters. Adi was so annoyed with him for coming that he refused to help him, even to the extent of not arranging for a taxi, because …

YOUR DEATH WILL NOT PAIN ME, BUT YOUR DISOBEDIENCE TO MY ORDERS WILL!

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Bhau would also go to Poona every Sunday to receive instructions concerning the mandali recovering in Satara, and report to Baba about their condition. He would return to Satara the same evening. This was a period of terrible mental strain for Bhau. Baba would tell him to rest, but he could not obey because someone had to look after Eruch …

ONCE FAITH IS BORN, THERE IS NO QUESTION OF OUR EXISTENCE OR OUR PASSING AWAY

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ON DECEMBER 30th, (1964) a member of parliament in Delhi, named Seth Govindas, arrived in Meherazad with Amiya Kumar Hazra. Hazra was an old lover, who availed himself of every opportunity of Baba’s darshan with his family. Govindas came to know about Meher Baba through Hazra. Govindas’ son, who was a government minister in the Madhya Pradesh cabinet, had recently …

IT IS OF NO USE GARLANDING A MERE FRAME OF BABA’S PICTURE

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After his return from India, John Bass wrote to Adi Sr. inquiring how they should conduct their Monday Night meetings in New York City. Ruth Ringer suggested that the meetings be done along the lines of those she had witnessed in Calcutta – singing Baba’s arti, burning incense, distributing prasad, reciting Baba’s prayers and garlanding his photograph with flowers. In …

DO NOT FORGET THAT I AM GOD

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Starting on December 26th, (1968) Baba’s muscle spasms increased. Movements would sometimes precipitate a spasm. By the end of the month, his hemoglobin remained constant at ten percent but his urea level was still high at 136 mg percent. Dr. Ginde wrote that he was concerned about it and could not understand the cause for it. But after Baba’s second …

MY WORK COMES FIRST

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In late December, (1962) Baba began complaining of continual headaches, but he would not let Goher consult Dr. Ginde or other outside doctors. He tried aspirin for relief, but it was found that he was allergic to it. The painful headaches continued for several months, yet Baba continued his daily routine. After the East-West Gathering, Baba would get not only …

MEHERA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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TO COMPENSATE for the “all-male” day held at Meherazad back in October when Jaipuri Qawaal had come to sing, about two hundred fifty women from Ahmednagar, Poona, Bombay, Navsari and Meherabad were called to Meherazad to celebrate Mehera’s birthday. The large group of women arrived at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, December 23rd. (1963). They had been instructed not to bring …

MEMORIAL TOWER

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On December 22nd, (1944) Baba left with the women to stay at Meherabad, where a unique event took place the next day. Baba called all his lovers from Ahmednagar to Meherabad on December 23rd, and also all the guests who had attended Nariman’s and Arnavaz’s wedding. A two-foot pit was dug near Masaji’s grave. Chanji’s bedding roll was then buried …

RITUALS AND CEREMONIES

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Rituals and Ceremonies: (Dec. 1952) The diverse rituals and ceremonies of different religions and cults are intended to release divine love, but they mostly bind the soul to the repetitive mechanism of expressive forms. Attachment to the rigid forms of external expressions of love to God not only limits the love itself but creates separative divisions between one religion and …

BABA GAVE DISCOURSES TO THE CHILDREN

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Meher Baba gave discourses to the children, often using similes and analogies to illustrate his points. On December 18th, (1927) Baba brought out a doll and explained the progression of evolution. Bending the head of the doll downward and folding all its limbs inside, Baba stated, “This is the state of inanimate objects in the world, such as stones, rocks …

IF YOU KEEP ME HAPPY IN ALL, I WILL BE SO PLEASED WITH YOUR LOVE . . .

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Meanwhile, Baba called an inspector of police named K. S. Savant and his wife, Hemlata, to Satara, and they arrived on the morning of Sunday, December 18th. (1955). They were old lovers, experiencing a certain difficulty which Baba wished to clear up. At home, Hemlata would sit in her prayer room absorbed in Baba’s remembrance. She would neither cook nor …

EVEN IF YOU LEAVE ME, I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

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The following day, December 17, (1928) Baba began cleaning the boys’ toilets, allowing only his brother Jal to help in this work. Regarding this lowly task, Baba explained to the mandali: Sadgurus are in the highest state, yet they work like sweepers to abolish the bad sanskaras of sinners; but here I have to do this outwardly filthy work of cleaning the …

TRUE SPIRITUALITY

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Garrett Fort was full of questions about what constituted spirituality, renunciation, and the spiritual path. On December 17th, (1936) Baba stated to the group, while directing his comments at Fort: “Divinity is not devoid of humanity – it lifts mankind to God. Nor does spirituality necessarily imply the renunciation of worldly activities. “True spirituality signifies the internal renunciation of mundane …

IN THIS APPARENT HELPLESSNESS, I DECLARE AGAIN THAT EVERYTHING EXCEPT GOD IS ILLUSION

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On the evening of December 15th, ​(1956) Baba informed the women mandali: During the last seventy-five days of my seclusion, beginning from the day of the accident, I have to work through physical suffering. The main pattern of its intensity resembles climbing a hill: the first three weeks being in the ascension. Therefore, the critical week beginning tomorrow is the …

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVATAR AND THE PERFECT MASTERS

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(Dec. 15, 1929) Every God-Realized personality is perfect. However, those who come down and act as Masters – the Sadgurus and Avatar – come down with their minds universal and use divine powers to work for others. There is a place, Vidnyan Bhumika, where the Masters work and rest. It is similar to a threshold in between two places, where …

MY NAME IS THE MOSQUITO NET

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On December 12th, (1941) Baba explained another point to the women about meditation: Those of you who are unable to meditate should repeat my name without being bothered by thoughts. Thoughts are like mosquitoes, and my name is the mosquito net. When you are within the mosquito net, the mosquitoes may buzz around you, but they cannot bite you. Thus, …

THIS PATH IS NOT FOR THE WEAK AND THE FAINT-HEARTED!

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Divine love is the gift of God to man. It can be compared with the grace of the Sadguru which enables man to realize God in a flash. The true lover of God (Mard-e-Khuda) is he whose whole life has become like dust. The agony of love is so dear to him that, although it burns him to ashes, he …

INTENSE “STILLNESS”

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This letter from Eruch to his family at Akbar Press on Sunday, December 10th, (1960) aptly sums up Baba’s condition: Beloved Baba’s health is not at all good. He has terrible pain all over his body, but he does not tell us what it all is. From all outward appearances he looks as if in terrible pain, and he makes …

SUCH WAS THE ALL-MERCIFUL ONE’ PLAY!

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IN DECEMBER 1943, an Irani came to Meherabad and wanted to place five hundred rupees at Baba’s feet. Baba did not accept the money, but the man entreated him again; so Baba motioned to him to give it to Eruch, remarking, “You, Eruch, have to hand over this amount to a family who is very poor, but who cannot beg. …

EVERYTHING IS IN GOD, BUT THE HELP OF THE SADGURU IS NEEDED . . .

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Baba emphasized to the boys, (Dec. 1928) “Every thing is in God, but the help of the Sadguru is needed in order to know and experience God.” To illustrate this, Meher Baba narrated the following story: Once in the jungle, a tigress died after giving birth to a cub. The cub remained hungry, without food or water for days. A …

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

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At the end of a Hindi song, referring to the status of a Sadguru, Baba conveyed: “I am eternally and indivisibly One and continually experience that state. I am myself everything – the drum and the harmonium, the notes and the tunes, and the singers and the listeners! I am everything and in everyone.” He asked Ramakrishnan, “Do you follow …

YOU ARE GOD, AND YET YOU HAVE TO BECOME GOD

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(Dec 1957) While most of the group were occupied in doing full justice to the refreshments, Baba called Amiya Hazra before him and explained: What is God? God is neither heavy nor light in weight. He is all-pervading. He is absolutely independent. But everything depends upon Him. You have a body; it is matter. You also have energy and mind. …

SCREENING OF A BABA FILM ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 08, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Dec. 08, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The film “An Act of God” is a reminiscence of Baba’s mandali of the day on which Beloved Baba took upon …

THIS WAS HIS LEELA . . .

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

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

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Although Meher Baba remained in seclusion, on occasion he would allow individuals to see him. During the month of December, a family from Andhra was allowed to come. Dr. Pedersen of Booth Hospital met Baba one day. The Collector of Ahmednagar was another visitor. There are no accounts of their meetings. During this period an incident occurred that disturbed K. …

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

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Once, (Dec. 1958) Papa Jessawala came with his brother-in-law Nusserwan Satha (of Ahmednagar). Baba began praising Nusserwan for coming to Guruprasad and, strangely enough, this suddenly enraged Papa. The truth was Papa had been angry with Nusserwan in Bindra House before arriving. Papa gave Nusserwan a piece of his mind, and Nusserwan listened quietly without uttering a word. Baba asked …

SPIRITUAL FREEDOM

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

IF THY WON’T (LISTEN), THEN THERE WILL BE SPIRITUAL BOMBS!

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(Dec. 1939) When people began coming for Baba’s darshan, they naturally asked questions about the war, and Baba stated many things about its inevitability. After a few days, Baba informed Dr. Ghani, “You should write down all my statements about the war and have them printed and distributed.” Smiling, Ghani remarked, “What effect will a booklet have? It doesn’t look …

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

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday Dec. 01, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The film “An Act of God” is a reminiscence of Baba’s mandali of the day on which Beloved Baba took upon …

IT IS OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE . . .

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

THE RELIEF OF EVERY KIND OF SUFFERING IS WITHIN US

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

BE DISCIPLES OF THIS LIFE DIVINE

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

GOD AS TRUTH

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The following message of Meher Baba’s was read out during one darshan program in Nauranga. It was entitled “God As Truth.” (Nov. 1952) Ultimately, everyone and everything is God, and that God, as Truth, can be realized through the Guru or the Master. Generally in this country of India, Vedanta is associated with this rendering of the Most High. Now, …

NO RINGING OF BELLS OR PUJA

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During Baba’s stay in Guruprasad back in 1960, several lovers from Hamirpur expressed their desire to have a life-sized marble statue made of Baba and to house it in a mandir (temple) built for it in the village of Nauranga. Baba acceded to their wish, but at the same time warned against making his statue a focus of empty ceremonial …

AN OUTWARD JOURNEY TO FIND GOD HAS NO VALUE

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On November 25th, (1964) an Englishman who had become a sanyasi (renunciant) and had taken the Sanskrit name of Mahendra Nath (1) showed up unexpectedly in Meherazad. During their meeting, Baba asked him, “Where will you proceed from here?” “Hardwar,” he replied. “And from Hardwar?” “Benares.” “How long will you go on wandering like this?” “I am not wandering but visiting places …

EACH CLING TO HIS OWN DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION AS THE ORIGINAL

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

MIRACLES AND SPIRITUAL HEALING

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

LIFE ETERNAL

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NOVEMBER 1952 – LIFE ETERNAL. Without beginning and without end, the caravan of evolutionary creation marches on from the Immeasurable to the Immeasurable. Most persons on the way get caught up in the transient immediate, and evolve by conscious or unconscious reactions to it. Some can detach themselves from the transient immediate. But since their detachment is only intellectual, they …

THIS IS NOT TRUE SPIRITUALITY

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(Nov. 1962) Baba then mentioned those who dabble in Vedanta and the Upanishads and confuse it with spiritual experience: In North India, particularly in Rishikesh and Hardwar, there is a regular bazaar of saints, mahatmas and sadhus with their “disciples” of various sects and factions, who fight among themselves to entice seekers from one sect to another. But true spirituality …

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

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Baba explained, (Nov. 1962) “There is nothing like space consciousness. Here is an ant on the floor. You are all sitting on the same floor. The ant crawls up your body. But its consciousness is different from yours. What is the difference?” Anita replied, “The ant is only conscious of its crawling, I am a little conscious of this room, …

HIGHROADS TO GOD

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

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

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(N0v. 1962) Francis Brabazon set up the large chart Rano Gayley had prepared on The Four Journeys. Baba stated, “This is the chart of The Four Journeys.” Pointing to Purdom, Baba asked, “Charles, are you able to see it? A difficult thing is depicted here in a very simple form. Through your learning, the simplest things have been made very …

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

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Discussing matters with other groups, Baba remarked, (N0v. 1962)  “In the aspiration of attaining God-Realization, to go from one saint to another is useless. Roaming about in that manner is actually harmful, because at the moment the world is full of so-called saints, mahatmas and yogis who, instead of benefiting the seekers, do them much harm.” Warning his American lovers …

THE AVATAR’S SUFFERING

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

THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS HAD MY REAL SAHAVAS

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

THE MOST ORIGINAL WANT

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

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

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

ONE HAS TO CARRY OUT THE WISH OF THE MASTER

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

MANKIND WILL LOOK TOWARD MEHER BABA AS THEIR FATHER

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

THIS IS NOT THE SORT OF LOVE I WANT

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

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AVATAR MEHER BABA’S GREAT DARSHAN

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

CIRCULAR: FIFTY-FIRST AMARTITHI OF AVATAR MEHER BABA

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

WHAT IS GRACE?

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(Nov. 1955) What is grace? Suppose one becomes one hundred percent prepared and then realizes himself as God; that is not grace. If the worst sinner were before me and I got the whim, I could make him realize God in a flash. This is grace. Once my grace descends upon anyone, that very instant he becomes me. But grace …

THE RAL HOUSE OF GOD IS IN THE HEART

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During Baba’s stay in Guruprasad back in 1960, several lovers from Hamirpur expressed their desire to have a life-sized marble statue made of Baba and to house it in a mandir (temple) built for it in the village of Nauranga. Baba acceded to their wish, but at the same time warned against making his statue a focus of empty ceremonial …

OBEDIENCE ALONE IS ENOUGH FOR YOU

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

BY SUCH FASTING, THE BINDINGS BECOME STRONG

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(Nov. 1955) One man of the sahavas group asked, “Baba, what do you mean by fasting the mind? I don’t try to think, yet thoughts come!” Baba answered him in detail: If such small points start cropping up, there will be no end to explanations. What is fasting of the mind? It is to have no thoughts. This in itself …

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

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

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

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Addressing those men who were to fast, Baba stated: (Nov. 1955) I will give you further instructions tomorrow. Do not think after fasting that you have advanced spiritually on the path!  Once, in Andhra, I made a person fast for forty days. Thereafter, he had some inner experience and started allowing people to garland and worship him. He would tell …