GOOD AND EVIL

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There is nothing such as good or evil. From a moral standpoint, this difference exists so that the affairs of the world may be conducted according to limitations imposed by society. But from the spiritual standpoint, both are bindings. Standards of good and bad are established according to contemporary standards that may vary with time and circumstance. Also in spirituality, …

YOU, YOURSELF, ARE FULL OF UNCLEAN MATTER

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One day, (June 1940) Baba called the “five Bangalore boys” and asked each, “What do you want? What do you want to do in life?” Raju said, “I want to go into business.” Kalappa replied, “I want to deal in cooking oil.” Amdoo said, “I would like to drive a tonga.” Venkoba Rao said, “I want to be a farmer.” …

THE ESSENCE MST BE PREPARED TO CHANGE ITS VERY FORM

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On June 22nd, (1926) Meher Baba revealed: A Sadguru is like an ocean, a limitless stretch of water. Empty your mind of all Mayavic desires and the waters of the ocean will find a way in – the waters of Knowledge, Power and Bliss. The jivanmuktas and majzoobs and other spiritual beings on the subtle and mental planes are the …

I HAVE COME TO THE GARDEN OF ROSES

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ONE DAY  (June 1946) Kaka Baria and Eruch were riding in a horse tonga on their way from Dehra Dun railway station to Niranjanpur when they saw an old man who looked to them like a mast. Eruch and Kaka took him in the tonga, thinking Baba would like to contact the man, and returned to Baba’s bungalow. When the …

WAYS TO GOD-REALIZATION

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The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru, which means keeping the company, or sahavas, of such a Master, obeying him and serving him. This remedy is like a special express train which carries you straight to your destination. The second way is to repeat with all love and in all sincerity any one name …

REVERE MY WORDS RATHER THAN MY THINGS

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One day soon after his return to Meherabad, Baba went to the Family Quarters near Arangaon. He sent for Vishnu. Vishnu came immediately, running to Baba barefooted. After a brief discussion, Baba directed him to go and bring Raosaheb. Vishnu was about to turn back when Baba directed him, “Don’t walk bare-footed; take my sandals.” Vishnu picked up Baba’s sandals, …

THE GIANT IN LOVE WHO CAN GULP THE OCEAN ITSELF!

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(June 1961) After the usual inquiries about travel and health, Baba announced to the crowd: “You have come here to see me; but I am here to see who dares to really see me!” He quoted one of his favorite couplets in Urdu, wherein the Master says to his devotee: “My glory is from here to there; it has no …

NOTHING IS LASTING, EVERYTHING IS EPHEMERAL

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When Baba returned to India from the West, Sohrabji Siganporia (Founder President of the Bombay Centre designated by Baba Himself) was not present at the airport to receive him. He was in Kashmir at the time. Baba called him to Poona and asked, “Did you enjoy Kashmir?” “Very much, Baba,” he said. “Can you visualize all the sights you saw …

NEVER TELL OTHERS WHAT YOU DO NOT FEEL YOURSELF

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(June 1957) One old lover in the group, Ader Desai (Keki Desai’s brother of Dehra Dun), promptly said, “Baba, I love you so much, but the idea of God coming down as the Avatar does not penetrate into my heart, however much I try to make it do so. I tell others that you are the Avatar, but to be …

FROM THE SPIRITUAL STANDPOINT BOTH, GOOD AND BAD, ARE BINDINGS

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There is nothing such as good or evil. From a moral standpoint, this difference exists so that the affairs of the world may be conducted according to limitations imposed by society. But from the spiritual standpoint, both are bindings. Standards of good and bad are established according to contemporary standards that may vary with time and circumstance. Also in spirituality, …

ONLY OBEY ME AND LOVE ME MORE AND MORE

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At about 5:15 P.M., (June 1962) the card game was stopped, and Baba gave this explanation about fana, baqa and the Sadguru or Qutub’s state. He began by quoting this line of Shams-e-Tabriz: “It needs cycles after cycles for just one advanced soul to realize God.” And at present, what do you find in India? The word Sadguru, which really …

MAYAVIC MISCHIEF

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Another day, (June 1961) the twin nephews performed a comedy for Baba about a father agonizing over finding a suitable match for his daughter. Baba enjoyed it thoroughly and remarked: The world is a drama. You weep, you laugh – to weep and laugh again. It is all a tamasha – a show. When the inner eye is opened, you will see …

AS LONG AS MIND EXISTS, IGNORANCE PERSISTS

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Although these daily sessions in the evening were only meant for lovers and not the general public, once Baba permitted the mayor of Poona to come with his two predecessors. Baba explained to them about Maya: (June 1961) God alone exists as Existence Eternal, and all else is illusion – a creation of Maya. And what is Maya? Maya is the principle of …

GRACE IS AN ACT OF UNBOUNDED SPONTANEITY

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One retired judge had been on a pilgrimage to Badri Narayan, a sacred Hindu shrine in the Himalayas. As he told Baba about his visit, Baba asked, “Did you see me there?” The man was silent. Baba then stated at length to him: The fun is, although I am with you and within you all, you travel far and wide …

HOW FOOLISH PEOPLE ARE WHO COMPARE PEARLS WITH SEASHELLS

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In reference to the abundance of so-called saints and false gurus in the East, Baba once stopped the singing and commented: (June 1953) “They are like seashells scattered on the beach, their superfluous glitter attracting the loiterers on the beach, who pick them up and think they have gained the treasure of the sea. But it is a far cry …

IT IS BETTER TO DENY GOD THAN TO DEFY HIM

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One day, (June 1962) a Parsi barrister came to see Baba. He was not convinced of Baba’s divinity and asked, “Why don’t you prove what you claim to be? Why don’t you do any miracles?” Baba first laughed and then stated at length: The Creator (God), Who is limitless, formless and unbounded, is not bound to prove to His own …

THE REAL ‘I’ WITHIN PLAYING THE PART OF THE FALSE ‘I’

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THE AUSTRALIAN GROUP was called to the meeting room at 9:00 A.M. on the last day of the sahavas, June 6th. (1958). Baba asked for chalk and directed Eruch to draw three circles on the floor representing the gross, subtle and mental worlds. Baba used a hat to represent the false “I” and then began to explain: Your Real “I” …

I AM HERE TO SEE WHO DARES TO REALLY SEE ME!

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THE NEXT DAY, (June 1961) at 4:30 P.M., the darshan began and lovers from all over India streamed in to take advantage of it. Lovers from Hamirpur and Uttar Pradesh led by Pukar were there. Also present were C. D. Deshmukh, Bal Natu, and hundreds of other devotees. Some children danced for Baba, and also there was a singing performance. …

ONLY ONE REMEDY; OBEY THE MASTER

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Aloba was called and Baba asked him to recite a few lines from Hafiz in Persian. The meaning of the couplet was: (June 1962). “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 …

WHATEVER I SAY IS WHAT I KNOW; BUT TO YOU ALL THESE ARE ONLY WORDS!

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There is Paramatma. He is all-existing. All atmas (souls) are in Paramatma. All atmas are Paramatma. When an atma apparently comes out of Paramatma, it is the jivatma (individual embodied soul) and begins to gain consciousness of falseness. For the jivatma to become One with Shivatma (God, the Supreme Soul) is the goal. After passing through the process of evolution, reincarnation and involution, the …

STICK FIRMLY TO ONLY ONE MASTER

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On June 2nd, (1928) the day before leaving Meherabad, Baba met privately with Minoo Pohowala. As Minoo was in the habit of going to one saint after another, Baba pointedly explained to him: When you sink a well, you first select a spot before beginning the drilling. But if you stop drilling halfway and start anew at a different spot, …

WHO DO YOU THINK PUT YOU IN THE OIL BUSINESS?

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During this period, (June 1964) Don Stevens moved to California. He then traveled to India and visited Baba on July 31st. Stevens was permitted to stay at Meherazad for a few days. Whenever he visited, Baba would send back messages of love for Ivy Duce, her daughter Charmian, and the Sufis, and for Alain Youell, who was studying psychology at …

LEARN TO SAY “JANAY-DOE”

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On another occasion, when there was a quarrel between two women, Baba intervened and stated: Love and forget. This is the only thing that matters, and it pays. Almost all of you are weak. By weak, I mean taken up with desires. Anger is weakness, pride is weakness, and so on. If a mother found her child weak, she would …

GRACE OF LOVE

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As people were standing in line to pay their respects to Baba, he suddenly stopped the program and called one of the mandali. Baba pointed to a woman standing far back in the crowd and instructed that she be brought to the front to meet him. Baba’s summons was delivered by Norina Matchabelli and received by the woman in an …

THE GREATEST SERVICE ONE CAN RENDER TO HUMANITY . . .

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(May 1952) Yes, we must do something, but something that would really make people happy – not the apparent passing happiness, but real lasting happiness. I will tell you both. You, Consuella, are connected with me, and she, too, has long connection with me. So I will explain this selfless work. Life is one long, endless chain of existence, and …

PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL SIDES OF GOD

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On May 27th, (1926) Meher Baba discoursed on the Personal and Impersonal sides of God: The foremost and highest object in life is personally serving a Sadguru and complete surrenderance to him. The second is constant meditation on the divine name. The third is selfless service, and the fourth is the offering of worship (prayer). Serving a Sadguru is like …

ACTION AND INACTION

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The discourse on Action and Inaction, originally delivered in Poona the year before, was then read: (May 1958). In the Beyond-Beyond state of God, there is “unconscious inaction.” In the state of God-Realization, there is “conscious inaction.” This is not the state of Perfection, but of liberation (najaat, mukti) while on earth – a Jivanmukta (Liberated Incarnate). In this state, there is …

THE HABIT OF QUESTIONING AND DOUBTING . . .

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Anything that forms itself into a habit loses its freshness, sincerity and enthusiasm – even repentance. If you every day become weak and repent for having been weak, in the end you find your only weakness has been repenting. Only love remains ever-fresh. The habit of questioning and doubting in the end reacts on the questioner himself. Vivekananda used to always …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD IN JULY 2019

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Dear Baba family, Jai Baba! Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre two Trips are planned to Meherabad & Meherazad in July : From Tuesday the 9th to Thursday the 11th and Tuesday the 9th to Saturday the 13th of July. Please note that children under the age of two years (complete) are not accommodated in MPR. The …

TO COME TO ME MEANS LIBERATION

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Charles Purdom asked, “Will you comment on what you mean by ‘to come to me’?” Baba replied: To come to me means liberation, experiencing me as I am, no more bondage of births and deaths. But it does not mean the state of a Perfect Master or Perfection. That is only to be attained while alive in the gross body. So if …

DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR WEAKNESS . . .

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“I thought I failed you, that I made you suffer,” Margaret confessed. (May 1952) “As for suffering, I have suffered for myself and for the whole world and mostly for my intimate ones; so, definitely, I have suffered for you. But you love me. Hence this suffering has been compensated. “I know exactly how you have tried, what you doubt, …

BABA IS FIRE!

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Dr. Ghani was staying with Baba in Mahabaleshwar. He was joking with Baba on May 22nd, (1947) and when he said something in a lighter vein about Baba, Baba at once composed this rhyme about himself as Fire: “Baba is Fire! When you feel cold And sit near the fire, It drives out your cold And makes you perspire. When you …

KNOW WELL THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OBEY MY ORDERS UNLESS I WILL IT

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WHILE IN DEHRA DUN, (May 1953) another seeker from Uttar Pradesh called Swami Paramananda unexpectedly arrived, requesting an interview with Baba. Well educated, formerly he had been a professor of English, but he had left his position to pursue a life dedicated to finding God. Baba allowed him to come inside and Paramananda bowed down to him. Baba inquired, “How …

HOW TO BECOME FOOTLESS AND HEADLESS?

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“If even one hair of yours is dipped in the Ocean of Love, you become ‘wet’ eternally. In that bliss of Union with the Beloved that you then enjoy, there is no break. It is continuous. From head to foot you become God if in this path you become footless and headless.” “How to become footless and headless?” asked Baba. …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM TODAY – 19TH MAY 2019 AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film today,  Sunday 19th May 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 is of Dr. G.S.N. Murthy speaking at the Avatar’s Abode, Australia. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at …

ONE SHOULD ASPIRE FOR SUCH A DRINK!

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One day, (May 1960) Baba asked Professor Abdul Karim what he had eaten for breakfast and lunch. The professor enumerated a long list of items, and Baba remarked, “A delicious breakfast and lunch indeed. Now you must be feeling satisfied and happy. You have tasted so many things, but you have not tasted me! You may eat as many eatables …

TO TAKE MY NAME WHOLEHEARTEDLY IS MY WORSHIP

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On May 17th, ​(1960) ​a group of Andhra lovers came to Guruprasad. One devotee expressed his desire to worship a photograph of Baba, and asked if Baba had any special instructions for this. Baba stated, “To take my name wholeheartedly is my worship.” Two days later, while introducing Khare, a Hindu pandit (religious scholar) from Andhra, Baba asked him, “Are …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 19TH MAY, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday 19th May 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 is of Dr. G.S.N. Murthy speaking at the Avatar’s Abode, Australia. The Sunday Satsang will commence as usual at …

. . . UNDUE HASTE IS OF NO AVAIL

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The subject of the mind’s false ego came up again when L. Neurgaonkar, an engineer of the Poona municipality, saw Baba. He was a learned and religious man, and Baba explained to him: (May 1960) You have read much of spiritual literature. You are well-known for your lucid expositions. Spiritual understanding takes one nearer the path. But remember well that …

LIKE A FISH FLOPPING ABOUT OUT OF WATER

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On May 14th, (1926) Meher Baba revealed to the mandali: Before the veil was torn asunder and I became God conscious, I experienced the greatest electric-like shock that created for some time severe vibrations, which are indescribable. This was followed by intense darkness and finally there was Light. The greatest imagination fails to conceive of the idea of this Effulgence, …

THE CONVICTION BY BECOMING GOD

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. . . One of those from Navsari declared, “Baba, I see you everywhere!” (May 1960) Baba answered, “Good. Try wholeheartedly to see me all the time. But remember well that your present feeling of seeing me is not the real seeing. “It is very difficult even to have intellectual conviction of God’s all-pervading Existence. This requires rocklike faith in God’s …

YOU HAVE LEFT OUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PART . . . I AM HE, UNDOUBTEDLY

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A Catholic priest, Father Anthony, the principal of Saint Catherine of Siena School in Bombay, came for Meher Baba’s darshan on May 12th, 1960. This Catholic priest had dedicated his life to serving the poor. Baba remarked to him: I am well pleased with your work among destitute and abandoned children. By serving the abandoned, you are really serving Jesus …

YOU ARE BORN ONCE, AND YOU REALLY DIE ONLY ONCE

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Then a second discourse on Real Birth and Real Death was read: There is one real birth and one real death. You are born once, and you really die only once. What is real birth? It is the birth of a “drop” in the Ocean of Reality. What is meant by it? It is the advent of individuality, born of …

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE AND DEVOTION

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Don Stevens then read out this discourse on the difference between love and devotion: (May 1958) Love burns the lover; devotion burns the Beloved. Love seeks happiness for the Beloved; devotion seeks blessings from the Beloved. Love seeks to shoulder the burden of the Beloved; devotion throws the burden on the Beloved. Love gives; devotion asks. Love is silent and …

BABA LOVES ALL

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Bili Eaton had come from New York for the sahavas. (May 1958) She was feeling full of guilt the entire time, as she had fallen in love with a man and had disobeyed Baba’s order on celibacy. When she first met Baba in the Lagoon Cabin with several others, she hid in a corner behind everyone where Baba could not …

NIRVAN AND NIRVIKALP

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A discourse on Nirvan and Nirvikalp was to be read. (1) Baba prefaced it by stating: (May 1958) This is short, but difficult. Those who cannot follow it must not worry. It is nothing but words. Only love counts. If the most unintelligent one can love me as I ought to be loved, he is infinitely more blessed than the …

IT IS DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP FOR THAT LOSS

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One day (May 1961) a woman approached Baba for darshan with her child. She requested Baba to bless her baby. Baba commented, “As you wish. But do you remember how last year on your request, I permitted you to visit Guruprasad to have my darshan a second time? You did not come.”From the hundreds who had visited Guruprasad the past …

QUTUBS ARE OF THREE TYPES

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Baba stated that yesterday (May 1963)  he explained about different types of Qutubs (Perfect Masters). But he repeated: Qutubs are of three types – Qalandar, Khwaja and Ghous. The Qutub himself is neither a Qalandar, nor a Khwaja, nor a Ghous, but he behaves like either a Qalandar, a Khwaja or a Ghous. The Qalandar type of Qutub is usually naked, and never stays …

BABA – GOD HIMSELF – WAS PRESCRIBING THEM

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One man approached who was meeting Baba for the first time. (May 1963). He was gifted and intelligent, but suffered mentally and was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and forced to give up his medical studies. He had been given treatment with different drugs, as well as electric shock therapy. Baba asked him what trouble his mind suffered. He replied that …

GOD AND COSMOS

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God is Infinite Reality; cosmos is infinite illusion. In infinite illusion there are infinite suns, stars, moons, planets and the creation as a whole evolves ad infinitum. For instance, take the head of a human being. The head is one, and there is one individual mind. Yet innumerable hairs grow over this one head. Even when all the hair is …

THE MORE YOU GET, THE MORE ENTANGLED IN IT YOU BECOME

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One day, (May 1963) when Baba asked someone to pray, the devotee began: “O God, grant me health, give me long life so that I may serve Thee …” Baba interrupted, correcting him, “This is not a prayer, but a list of your wishes! The real prayer to God is praise for Him through love and nothing else! When you …

EXPERIENCES AND INCIDENTS CONCERNING MASTS

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Baba then mentioned God-intoxication and what masts experience, and narrated several amusing incidents which occurred during his extensive tours in search of them. He stated: (May 1963) I love masts very much, and so I bore all the difficulties and hardships in order to meet them. I contacted them wherever they were stationed, travelling third class by train, by buses, by …

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS YESTERDAY OR TOMORROW

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To experience your Real Self is the Goal. You are and you will ever be. There is no one else but you. Instantly, in a flash, you will know everything, including why you have no beginning and no end. But this knowing will have nothing whatsoever to do with mind, or reason, or logic. It is beyond mind. You know …

RESULT OF LACK OF ATTENTION TO BABA’S INSTRUCTIONS

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Baba was to leave for Guruprasad the next day. (April 30, 1958). He instructed his close ones that they should depart for Poona by the luxury bus, and he would follow by car with both mandali. The next morning, they went to the bus stand, where they happened to find an empty taxicab. Sadashiv said if they went by taxi, …

THE CIRCLE OF THE PERFECT MASTER AND THE AVATAR

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MEANWHILE IN SATARA, letters were being received from the West requesting clarification about Baba’s circle, and from April 20th, over a period of several days, Baba gave this discourse, which Mani typed and sent to the West at the end of April 1955: Absolute Oneness prevails in Reality. Space and time are but illusory. They are merely the effect of the …

BABA . . . SAVED . . . ME!

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Baba left Bhilar on April 26th, (1943) for a quick visit to Meherabad, and returned within a day or so. Sidhu came to Bhilar with Mast Mohammed so that Baba could work with him. Sidhu’s main duty in Meherabad consisted in looking after Mohammed and he continued this important work until he died. On the night of April 28th, Sidhu …

INTERPLAY OF GOOD AND EVIL IN LIFE

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On April 27th, (1936) a discussion among the men mandali took place about the interplay of good and evil in life, whereupon Baba stated: As good is necessary, likewise bad is also necessary – just as positive and negative. Both are essential for action and evolution. If only good were to prevail everywhere, life would end! Both good or bad done to the …

REMEMBER YOUR DATE WITH BELOVED BABA – TOMORROW 27TH APRIL.

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Dear Baba lovers, A gentle reminder to all Baba Lovers of their date with Beloved Meher Baba tomorrow on Satuday 27th April, 2019 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. at The Bengalee Girls’ High School, New Marine Lines (Near Churchgate Station) as part of WHH 2019 celebrations. All those participating in the event are require to be present between 4:00 pm …

IT IS GOOD FOR YOU TO SUFFER . . .

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During this period, (April 1959) Dhun Satha came for Baba’s darshan from Bindra House. Being a cripple, she was carried in a chair by their servant, named Kesar. Baba commented to her, “Seeing your plight, I feel I should heal you, but it is good for you to suffer and have patience until I break my silence.” Dhun said, “I …

IT IS FOR HUMANS TO DO, FOR GOD TO ORDAIN

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On April 25th, (1934) Meher Baba gave a short discourse about taking action without caring about the results, referring in particular to Mahatma Gandhi: Even a great soul like Gandhi worries, because he wants results. One must sincerely try to do his duties, but the results must always be left with God. Worrying about the results is no good and …

I WILL FREE ALL OF YOU FROM YOUR WEAKNESSES

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THE TWO NEW RULES came into effect and, according to the second rule, on April 24th, (1924) Meher Baba bowed down to Padri for not following his instructions. Nervous happened to be standing by and, to tease him, Baba bowed to him also. But Nervous took it seriously and, weeping, was on the brink of leaving Meherabad. Baba tried to console …

WHATEVER YOU HAVE GIVEN IS TOO MUCH

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(April 1941) Daulat Singh was practicing medicine in England when he had a dream in which the disciple Bhabhanand introduced him to his Master. This was Meher Baba, although Dr. Singh had never met either Bhabhanand or Baba. In the dream, the Master urged Dr. Singh, “Leave England and return to India. I have connections with you.” Dr. Singh followed …

BABA’S REMARKS ON MIRACLES

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Regarding the credit attributed to him for miracles by some of his lovers, Baba remarked: “I often wonder at the coincidences and so-called miracles that happen. But these matters are not of any great importance. In spiritual history, it has always been the case that most insignificant things are magnified. But by doing this, the lovers do not understand that …

FORGETFULNESS, HELPLESSNESS AND ALL-POWERFULNESS

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During the train ride, (April 1947)  at two in the afternoon, Baba gave the following explanation for an hour. Brother Jal read the alphabet board, as Baba dictated: God has experienced three states of consciousness: Forgetfulness, Helplessness and All-powerfulness. In the state of Forgetfulness, God – unconscious of His infinite power, bliss and existence – was perfectly at peace. This state …

YET EXPECTED TO REMAIN CHEERFUL AND APPEAR HAPPY

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It was quite cold at Manjri Mafi and Motichur (April 1950). Due to the lack of proper clothing and diet, remaining on only dal and chapatis once a day, both the men and women companions’ health gradually deteriorated. All sorts of ailments began plaguing them. Pendu had pleurisy and pain in the chest; Eruch, lumbago and a sprained foot that …

THIS IS NOT EVEN THE BEGINNING OF GIVING UP YOUR LIFE

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One morning, (April 1924) Baba found Padri and Ramjoo chatting idly for a few moments. Upset with them, Baba threw a stick at Padri, narrowly missing him. He then rebuked both men and told them to stop working; however, they resumed their work after a while. Later, in front of some of the other men, Padri showed his blistered palms …

THE DREAM OF MATERIALSM

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(April 1962) The condition of the world, the strife and uncertainty that is everywhere, the general dissatisfaction with, and rebellion against, any and every situation shows that the ideal of material perfection is an empty dream and proves the existence of an Eternal Reality beyond materiality. For if this Reality did not exist, the increased material well-being of millions of …

HIS CLEVER ANSWER MADE BABA LAUGH AND LAUGH

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One weekend (April 1959) when Jim Mistry came from Bombay, he went to take a bath. A small electric water heater was installed in Guruprasad for warm water and he switched it on. That moment, Baba called him. Forgetting to switch the heater off, he ran out. The device overheated and exploded. The men went to see what had happened. …

BLISSFUL AGONY

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(April 1959) Baba discoursed on God-intoxication and a mast’s “blissful agony.” Part of what he stated about masts on this and other occasions was as follows: One who burns in the fire of Divine Love experiences blissful agony. For him, peacefulness is death and restlessness is life. He never wishes that the fire of love should cool down a bit, …

THE JHOPDI

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Rustom K. Irani brought up a subject that he considered important, which resulted in a meeting of the mandali, and several guests were also called. (April 1024). Abdulla Jaffer was made the chairman and, as there was no chair, he was given a bucket to sit on. The others sat around him on the ground. Rustom proposed that, since Meher …

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO WANT WHAT I WANT . . .

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On April 14th, (1959) Deshmukh broached the subject of a certain young man he had chosen as a husband for his daughter, Sanjeevani. Baba replied, “I don’t like it; he is not suitable.” Earnestly, Deshmukh rejoined, “Baba, the fellow is very good. He is educated and comes from a good family.” Seeing that Deshmukh had already settled things, Baba relented, …

I HAVE A GREAT MISSION TO PERFORM IN MY LIFE . . .

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Lord Ram’s birthday was celebrated on Sunday, April 13th. (1924). A small mandap canopy was erected opposite Meher Baba’s room, and many followers from Poona and Ahmednagar arrived. Khansaheb, uncle Faredoon and Barsoap arranged to bring a famous bhajan singer named Bhikolya. The mandali at Meherabad had been ordered to observe a twenty-four hour fast from the 12th of April. …

ALL THIS TALK WAS TO BRING OUT THE COLOR

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One day, (April 1959) Moorty appeared at Guruprasad in a canary yellow shirt. Baba asked him, “How did you ever get your master’s degree in college? You don’t even know what color clothes to put on? You look ridiculous!” The next day, Moorty came wearing a deep red shirt. Baba commented, “You look more ludicrous than yesterday. You really are …

AFTER I SAW YOUR LITERATURE BEING USED AS TOILET PAPER . . .

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(April 1958) . . . That morning, Baba suddenly expressed that he wanted to be driven to Udtara to visit the site of the automobile accident (December 1956). “See that you take me to the exact spot but be careful not to cross beyond the accident spot,” he warned Kohiyar Satarawala, who was driving. Eruch, Bhau, Savak and Jal went …

I AM PLEASED WITH YOU

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Jim Mistry’s son, Meherwan, once came to Poona to see Baba (April 1959) . He was staying in a hotel and before going to Guruprasad, he went to purchase a movie ticket, thinking he would go to a movie that evening. At Guruprasad, he sat near Baba, who instructed him, “This evening go to the Poona Centre.” Meherwan agreed, conscious …

WHAT A BUTCHER YOU ARE TO SLAUGHTER ONE SO SLOWLY!

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Homi Desai of Lahore came for Baba’s darshan (April 1959).  He came after several years and was eager to lay some of his problems before Baba. But on seeing him, Baba stated, “Homi, just sit here quietly for five minutes and then leave.” Desai sat down, but his mind was in turmoil. After five minutes Baba asked him to go, …

WHEN HE WOULD PAT ME ON THE BACK, ALL MY QUESTIONS VANISHED

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Once, (April 1957) Baba was playing a checkers-like game with the mandali when an important government official came to see him. Telling him to sit by his side, Baba continued the game. The official’s mind began working. Smiling, Baba remarked, “When I was Krishna, I played this game and in this form, also, I enjoy it. Though to you I …

A WOMAN CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART . . .

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“It is said that a woman is a drag on man in his attainment of divine grace. All the saints …” Baba interrupted, emphatically spelling out, “No! A woman can play an important part in the development of divine grace. She is man’s equal. So long as she is true to herself, all will be well. But once she surrenders …

REMINDER – SCREENING OF BABA FILM TODAY AT THE CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday 7 April 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. LOVE FEAST GATHERING – THE 1958 MEHERABAD SAHAVAS The film documents the 1958 Sahavas Meher Baba gave to 1000 of His …

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU, ONLY FOR HIM

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One day (April 1957)  a Muslim doctor, who was a friend of Goher’s, came to see Baba. The doctor said, “All religions lead to God, but no one understands the meaning of religion. No one is conscious of its true significance, and by adopting shariat (rituals, traditions) they create binding.” Baba replied, “Forget all that! Just tell me if you …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday 7 April 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. LOVE FEAST GATHERING – THE 1958 MEHERABAD SAHAVAS The film documents the 1958 Sahavas Meher Baba gave to 1000 of His …

FAREWELL MESSAGE TO HIS MADRAS DEVOTEES

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Prior to his departure on Saturday, April 5th, 1947, Baba gave this farewell message to his Madras devotees: To the disciples and devotees of Madras and surroundings, my message to them can befittingly be epitomized in one supremely sweet word: LOVE. Love, as you all know, is dynamic in action and contagious in effect. It is only the spiritually alive and …

UNHAPPILY, BABA GAVE SOME CONCESSION

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Maya Ganguli, a blind teenage girl (about age fifteen), had sung before Baba during the darshan program in Saint Mira High School in March. She was a very good singer, and Baba liked her voice. One day, the teenage girl and her parents came to see Baba in Guruprasad. She sang before Baba again, and after the program Baba asked …

BABA-TIME IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. REMEMBER IT!

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MEANWHILE,  (April 1959) 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 day, he came at his usual …

YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO ‘SEE’ ME BY SEEING ME PHYSICALLY

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(April 1962) . . .  Pendu had much pain passing urine and was admitted to the Jehangir Nursing Home. He had to have a prostate operation, but when the surgery failed to relieve his condition, he was operated upon a second time. This operation failed as well, but fortunately the third attempt was successful. So during Baba’s stay in Poona, …

ON 1ST OF APRIL START THIS NEW LIFE

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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. He stated: Try to do it very, very seriously as if your very spiritual …

FIRST PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF BOMBAY CENTRE APPOINTED BY BELOVED BABA HIMSELF

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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 folded hands, Gajwani said, “Yes, Baba.” “You should sever …

ID DI NOT LET HIM DROP TO HIS BODY BECAUSE HE DID NOT SAY MY NAME

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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 if he could go to the hospital and visit his friend Joseph. Baba agreed, but …

THEY DO NOT DECEIVE US BUT HELP US

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THAT DAY, (March 1953) Harish Chander Kochar came before Baba for darshan. Daily, he would sit outside in front of Baba’s bungalow and consequently his mental and financial condition deteriorated. Baba stated, “Whatever you have to say, tell me in five minutes; and whatever you say, speak honestly.” “Free me of my mental anxieties,” Kochar requested, “and permit me to stay …

HOW TO REMAIN ATTACHED TO BABA

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BACK IN DEHRA DUN, while conversing with the mandali one day, (March 1953) Baba explained to Kishan Singh: “To a freight train are attached many wagons. Some contain good material, some bad – iron, copper, oil, waste products, et cetera – in different wagons. But, whether it is good material or bad, when attached to the engine the carriages go where …

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN BY GOING TO HARDWAR?

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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 unable to keep your mind under control, what do …

EMBODIMENT OF DIVINE LOVE

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Three days later, on March 25th, (1958) Baba held another darshan program when the Poona bhajan group had the opportunity of offering a musical recital before him. A contingent of lovers from Calcutta also came for three days. Among them was a high court judge named P. K. Sarkar, who met Baba for the first time with his family and …

THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY IS IN THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO HAVE THIS VISION

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The following is the message that was delivered to the world leaders and that Meher Baba wanted them to read: (1) The Need for Creative Leadership in India Throughout the hoary ages of the past, India has played the most prominent part in shaping the spiritual history of humanity. She has been a home of Avatars, Prophets, Masters, Seers and …

DAMNED IF HE DID AND DAMNED IF HE DIDN’T

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(April 1950) According to the conditions, Eruch was doing his utmost to fully carry out Baba’s behests by being alert and cautious in obeying Baba’s orders. But not a single day would pass without some unavoidable mishap in the daily management of household affairs, and Eruch would have to submit himself to Baba’s severe criticism and scolding on one pretext …