IT IS BETTTER YOU OBEY AND FOLLOW HIM

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Baba declared his intention to do some special work from the 1st of December for forty days, so on the eve of it, November 30th, (1954) a qawaali program was arranged, and the singer Jadhav Qawaal was called to Satara from Bombay. A few persons from Bombay and Ahmednagar, such as Nariman, Meherjee, Adi Sr., Waman and Bal Natu, were …

WHAT YOU SEE AS CHANGE IS THE VERY BODY OF A FIXED PLAN

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(Nov. 1923) The Master, with Ghani, Gustadji, and Ramjoo, left for Lonavla by train. At the Bombay station, Ghani’s father happened to be waiting for the same train on the platform, and it proved an awkward moment because Baba’s journey was to be kept secret. With tact, before the old man had seen Baba, Ramjoo led him into another compartment …

INTERNAL CONVICTION

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Eruch then read out the message “Internal Conviction”  (dictated at 9:30 A.M. that morning) (Nov.21, 1953): There are two kinds of experiences – one external and one internal. The external experience can be had by gross means. What we actually see of the gross world with the gross eyes gives us a sort of conviction, but at times even this …

HOW LONG WILL YOU GO ON WANDERING?

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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 …

WILL AND WORRY

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(N0v. 1960) Duality signifies separateness. Separateness implies fear. Fear causes worry. The way of Oneness is the way to happiness; the way of manyness is the way to worry. I am the One who has no second, so I am eternally happy. You are separate from your Self, so you always worry. To you, what you see is absolutely real; …

NONE COULD SATISFY ME AS YOUR CLEAR-CUT ANSWER HAS

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The orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski came to meet Baba at the Astor Hotel on November 25th. (1931). The following is their conversation: Stokowski asked Baba, “How can unity be brought about between East and West, especially when the conditions prevailing are quite contrary?” Baba dictated, “Reconciliation is possible and can be achieved. It can and will be done. I will …

SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING – THE ONE REMEDY OF REMEDIES

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(Nov. 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 intention …

GOD IS THAT WHICH IS ONE IN EXISTENCE

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(Nov. 1940) Always keep one thought in mind: that only God is real. Who is God? That which is One in existence. All things that exist are that One. If you say That exists, then that One is God. Everything else is automatically nothing. And if Nothing exists, then that Nothing, too, is that One God. Can you grasp this? …

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY SOME TRICKS?

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(Nov. 1962) Baba then commented, “What is there to worry about? So don’t worry! Yesterday, it rained and you got drenched. What did happen? Nothing! Today, it is just the same here. Nothing happened yesterday; it is just today!” Baba took a large glass in his hands which was covered with bright golden paper and marked “GOD.” (Inside the big …

GHOSTS

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(N0v. 1940) Later in the afternoon that day Baba decided to move to a house in Kandy. He remarked, “In Ceylon everything hopeful is hopeless, and everything hopeless is hopeful! At least in this new bungalow there are no ghosts!” When some of the women looked relieved by this last remark, Baba commented: Why be afraid of ghosts? A ghost …

BABA INVITED TO AN UNUSUL CRICKET MATCH

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MEANWHILE, Was Deo Kain invited Baba to Delhi to see an unusual cricket match between the members of Parliament and the Prime Minister’s team. On November 18th, (1953), Baba went from Dehra Dun accompanied by Eruch, Pendu, Nilu, Kishan Singh, Kumar and Hellan to attend the cricket match. Meherjee and Nariman were also called from Bombay to attend the occasion. …

DON’T KILL LIZARDS

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There were many lizards in Kandy. Because there was a danger they would urinate or defecate in the food, and their urine and excreta are extremely poisonous, Katie would brush them off the wall, and Baidul’s daughter, Dowla, would kill them. On Sunday, November 17th, (1940) Dowla reported to Baba that she had killed seven lizards in only fifteen minutes. …

BEFORE GIVING UP YOUR BODY, DO NOT FORGET TO REMEMBER ME . . .

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(N0v. 1955) Baba had Gustadji narrate a story illustrating how mischievous Parsi boys could be. Gustadji began with his silent hand gestures, “Two Parsi boys were arguing in front of God above …” Interrupting, Baba gestured, “There is no ‘above’ and ‘below.’ Everything is here in the Divine Ocean itself. God alone exists everywhere. The sun, moon, stars, planets, solar …

ONLY MY NAME CAN FREE YOU FROM ALL THIS BONDAGE!

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(Nov. 1955) Tomorrow, I will speak to you for five minutes and tell you about the gift of love. I am going to test who has understood love. I will see who is bold enough to deserve this gift. It matters not if what I am going to tell you to do, you are unable to do. If you feel …

RELAXATION IN RULES FOR VISITING THE BOMBAY CENTRE FOR BABA’S DARSHAN

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Dear Baba lovers, Jai Meher Baba!  With general improvement in the conditions arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre have taken the following decisions. These will come into effect from Monday 15th November, 2021 1. No appointments need to be taken to visit the Centre. 2. Prayers and Aarti of …

I AM THE ANCIENT ONE, THE ONLY ONE!

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Baba arrived in Meherabad at 7:40 A.M., on November 12th. (1955). The sahavas group was standing on the roadside a furlong ahead, and no sooner was Baba’s car seen coming, than thunderous shouts of his praise rent the air. Almost everyone carried costly garlands, and on Baba’s entering the hall, the usual garlanding and embracing began, in the midst of …

SHAME-E-JALAL AND SHAMA-E-JAMAL

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The following day (November 13, 1944) was supposed to be a day of rest for Baba, but people nevertheless came to his residence in Dhantoli and would not leave him alone. He graciously allowed them his darshan and casually chatted with them for a while. At three o’clock that afternoon, the members of the Meher Baba Reception Committee, who had …

GOD AND LOVE

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Again on Sunday, November 12th, (1944) a great crowd collected in front of Thakur’s house, calling for Baba. Baba came out and gave darshan for some while. Then, accepting the invitation of Khan Bahadur M. F. R. Malak, a multimillionaire businessman (a bohra) of Nagpur, Baba went to his mansion where other notables of the city had gathered. Remaining there …

I AM EVER-CHANGING, FOR IT IS LIFE ITSELF – THE DIVINE PLAY!

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A group of six people came to meet Baba on November 11th. (1931). Among them was Norina Matchabelli, who brought a young lady named Anita de Caro. (1) Anita was a talented art student in whom Norina had taken an interest and was helping financially. On one occasion, Anita recalled her first encounter with Meher Baba: I had been brought up Catholic. …

IN THIS MANNER, THE BOOK ‘LISTEN, HUMANITY’ CAME INTO BEING

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Baba did not come to Meherabad on November 9th. (1955). On that day, Adi Jr., Francis Brabazon and Don Stevens returned to Ahmednagar from their trip to the Ellora Caves, and the next morning, were driven with Nariman, Meherjee and Vishnu to Meherazad. Baba discussed matters with the mandali and then gave Francis and Don a tour of the property. …

A DIVINE PRETEXT

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Arriving in Surat the following day, (November 12, 1923) the Master went to the bazaar near the railway station accompanied by Adi, Ghani, Gustadji and Ramjoo. On the way back, he spotted a Hindu boy of about eighteen in a pitiable condition. The boy was shivering in the cold. At Baba’s request, Ramjoo inquired and found that the boy had …

AREN’T YOU ASHAMED TO SPEAK LIKE THIS TO ME?

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After Bhau had joined Baba, his wife, Rama, and two children, Sheela and Mehernath, had gone to stay with Rama’s parents in a village about a hundred miles from Nagpur. Sheela was over four years old, and her brother was three. One day, Mehernath accidently knocked his sister against a large vessel of boiling milk, and Sheela suffered severe burns. …

HAVE REVERENCE FOR ME IN YOUR HEART

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ON NOVEMBER 7th, ​(1955) ​Baba arrived in Meherabad at about 8 A.M. Eruch and Kaka Baria accompanied him from Meherazad, as did Kumar and Kishan Singh, who had come from Dehra Dun for the program and were staying at Meherazad. According to Baba’s instructions, Adi Jr., Francis Brabazon and Don Stevens left early that day in Nariman’s car with his driver …

WHATEVER THOUGHTS YOU MAY HAVE, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THEM

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Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace. (Nov. 1955). As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was feeling something within which …

THE SEED OF MY PRESENT CIRLCE WAS LAID AT THE TIME OF SHIVAJI

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Later, while discoursing about a Sadguru’s circle, Baba revealed: (Nov. 1926) When a man or woman dies, he or she sometimes takes a different human form in the next birth. This form is distinctly different from the previous form. Even in hundreds and thousands of births, no two human forms are similar. But even this has an exception. A person …

BABA’S WARNING HAD SAVED KRISHNA’S LIFE

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(N0v. 1941) Once, in Dharwar, Krishna was fifteen minutes late in bringing water, as he was feeling drowsy and had overslept. Baba was waiting for him at the gate, and when Krishna came he was angry with him and scolded, “I don’t want to see your black face ever again! How many times have I told you to be honest …

MY DEAR WORKERS

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My dear workers: In spite of telling you very often that I will not give you any more messages or discourses, I find myself doing just this thing which is what I do not want to do. This is because most of you do things which I do not like you doing. I had to give you a message yesterday …

EVEN MY TELLING A LIE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH . . .

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He (Baba) then went to see his brother Beheram. (Nov.1948). Baba met his brothers Jal, Beheram and his family at their family’s home. Beheram’s three-year old twins, Rustom and Sohrab, were identical and Baba asked Perin, “Which is Sohrab and which is Rustom?” Perin could tell them apart, but Jal and Beheram could not. Baba asked her for a hint …

THE BEST FAST

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(Nov. 1955) Then, as with the former two previous language groups, Baba touched on the subject of a seven-day fast, and asked those prepared to do it to stand up. Several men volunteered. Looking at Pukar, Baba teased, “You are too fat, so you are chosen!” To Hakumat Rai, Baba remarked, “You are also quite strong! All right, you too …

NEW LIFE CONDITIONS FOR BEGGING

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Sitting with the companions on the morning of October 31st, (1949) Baba explained to them about begging in Benares and other places: We have to beg only for food and not for anything else. Food includes everything – cooked or raw, liquid or solid – anything and everything. While begging we should not ask for anything special. Dr. Ghani should …

IF I DID NOT LOVE YOU, YOU WOULD NOT COME TO ME

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(October 1962) What is the aim of life? It is to see God and become One with God. If God is, then we must see Him! That is our sole aim. There are different ways of seeing God, called yogas. Some try to see God through meditation and concentration on the Absolute within. That too is a very long process. …

AMUSING INCIDENT

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Baba left for Baroda on the morning of October 29th, and another amusing incident occurred on the train. Baba, Baidul, Eruch and Gustadji found themselves in a small third class compartment which was empty. Everyone was pleased at this lucky turn of events, as whenever possible Baba preferred to have the compartment to himself so that he could relax and …

VIRTUAL 53RD. AMARTITHI PROGRAMME 2022 FROM MEHERABAD

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Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s 53rd Amartithi Virtual (Online) Programme 2022 from Meherabad 27th October 2021   Dear Beloved Baba’s Worldwide Family, A very loving Jai Baba to you all! As the Trust Chairman has recently announced, our Board of Trustees has decided that it will again not be possible to hold the live “Educational Gathering” for Beloved Baba’s 53rd Amartithi at Meherabad …

THE “DROP” IS NOT; THE INDIVISIBLE OCEAN IS!

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(October 1962) Another point is that God alone is and there is nothing but God. God is indivisibly one, and He is indivisibly in each and every one. He cannot be divided. Yet we see everywhere these divisions! What is this separateness? There are Anita, Beryl, Ella, Harry, Charles, and others. Why this separateness? Why are you all separate? God …

DURING THIS PERIOD OF BABA’S SECLUSION . . .

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During this period of Baba’s seclusion, (October 1958) Bhau was keeping watch by Baba all night and also had various daytime duties to attend to. Even when he tried to get some sleep for a few hours, the loud repetitions the other mandali were ordered to do would disturb him. When he would go for his tea at 9:00 A.M., …

BABA’S FIRST SILENCE WITH THE MANDALI

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On October 25th, (1923) at 2:30 A.M., all had to rise unusually early and get ready to depart. They had hardly drifted off to sleep when they were awakened; those who had to keep nightwatch had virtually no sleep at all. Soon after leaving Kasara, however, they came to another steep hill. The bullock was not strong enough to pull …

MAY GOD FULFIL HIS SPIRITUAL OBJECTIVE

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(Oct. – Nov. 1950) During Meher Baba’s whirlwind tour he traveled by train and bus, as well as on foot, contacting masts, sadhus, saints, needy families and the poor in Bihar, Bengal, Orissa, Nepal, Madras, Hyderabad and Bombay provinces. The difficult part of the trip was in finding once-wealthy families who had now fallen on hard times. Because of Baba’s …

YOHANN CYRUS NOBLE APPOINTED AS A TRUSTEE AT MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD TRUSTS

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On 23rd October 2021, the Board of Trustees appointed Yohann Cyrus Noble as a trustee of the Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust, the Avatar Meher Baba Trust (“Firstly”), the Meherazad Public Charitable Trust, and Meher Free Dispensary (Meherazad). Born in January 1980 in Mumbai, India, Yohann became interested in spiritual subjects when he was sixteen and spent his teenage years reading …

REAL UNDERSTANDING COMES IN A FLASH!

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On the morning of October 23rd, (1960) Baba, during the course of conversation, stated: “What can you achieve through talks? Reading also does not help. Any amount of reading or hearing has no value. Real understanding comes in a flash!” To Bharucha and Vesuna, Baba stated: “I have called you to Meherazad not for sahavas but to help me in …

MASTERS’ SLEEP

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LATER this same day (Oct., 1928) after dinner and arti, Baba sent for the Prem Ashram boys to come to the Manzil. It had been a long time since the boys had gathered there. Baba allowed the boys to bow down to him and each sat quietly afterward close to Baba. One boy, Vasant, continuously stared at Baba and another …

AVATAR EMEHER BABA AHMEDNAGAR CENTRE OPENED

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The inception of the Ahmednagar Center in Khushru Quarters occurred in 1959. With the growing number of devotees in Ahmednagar, the need was felt for a larger accommodation, as the old building could only seat about fifty people. Sarosh headed the renovation committee, and two rooms at Khushru Quarters were joined to form a single large hall. Sunday, October 21st, …

LOVE-GIFTS GIVEN BY BABA TO THE NEEDY FAMILIES

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. . Baba sat in seclusion for half an hour in a Muslim shrine in Gulbarga, and thereafter contacted a saint and a mast. (Oct. 1951) Baba wished to give money as “love-gifts” to one hundred and one needy families in Warangal, and he sent Eruch in advance to contact the headman of the village. The headman owned a shop, …

ARTI AT THE SAMADHI TO RESUME

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Arti at the Samadhi to Resume_* Jai Baba, Effective from Friday, 22nd October, the morning and evening Prayers & Arti will be resumed at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. everyday. The Prayers & Arti will be led by the designated volunteers in the portico. No one else will be allowed to be in the portico while …

DISTRIBUTION OF BABA CALENDARS FOR 2022

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Guidelines for Distribution of the Baba calendars for the year 2022   Dear Baba lovers, Baba calendars for the year 2022 have been received at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre this month. It has been decided to distribute the same as per below: 1.       On account of the improvement in the situation arising out of the second wave related …

COVID – 19 GUIDELINES AND REOPENING OF THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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13th October, 2021 Dear Baba lovers, Jai Meher Baba! We are very happy to inform you that the Board of Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre in their meeting held on8th October has recommended that in light of the Maharashtra Government allowing all religious places to re-open with effect from the 7th of October, the Centre be re-opened …

GOD FORGIVES ALL SINS, BUT HYPOCRISY

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On October 19th, (1968) Adi sent this telegram to Cohen: Your letter October 8th giving work report on visit to England and Holland made Baba very happy. Baba says he was, he is, and he will be with you while you are doing his work wholeheartedly. Baba sends his love to you.  – Adi Earlier in October, Allan Cohen had …

A TEMPLE IS A PRISON FOR THE LORD

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A few days after his mast trip, (Oct. 1954) Baba, with Eruch, Baidul, Kumar and Bhau, returned on several occasions to Islampur and Kolhapur to work with two particular masts. Baba would leave Satara in the morning and return the same evening. He worked with a mast in Islampur named Dhondi Bua, a tall figure, who was quite robust and …

BABA’S SERMON

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(Oct. 16, 1950) Being just now in the Old Life for these few hours, I will tell you what I feel to be the established divine facts: Essentially, we are all One. The feeling of our being otherwise is due to ignorance. Soul desires consciousness to know itself; but in its progress toward this Goal, which it cannot realize independently …

OFFICIAL DESOLUTION OF THE CIRCLE AND COMPANY

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(Oct. 1923) UPASNI MAHARAJ’S biography in Gujarati was entitled Sakori na Sadguru – The Perfect Master of Sakori. Written by Baily, it was directed at the Zoroastrian community of Parsis and Iranis. Publishing the work was intensely expedited at the Irani Mansion. Meher Baba was anxious to finish this book before proceeding to Sakori on foot, which he planned to …

EVEN AFTER REALIZATION, A MAN’S NATURE IS THE SAME

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One afternoon, (Oct. 1922) Baba called Ghani to massage his legs, and as he was doing it, Baba uttered, “May God help you!” Ghani burst out laughing and when Baba asked him the reason, he replied, “We generally find it very difficult to follow the drift of your utterances. Your words seem to have a deeper meaning than that denoted …

iF YOU OBEY IMPLICITELY AND UNQUESTIONINGLY, YOU WIN

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On Sunday, October 13th, (1940) he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out: Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy. Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you have good sanskaras, you may take birth as a great, rich man; with …

THE TWO STATES – INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL

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At four-thirty in the morning on October 12th, (1922) before the mandali began their usual prayers of repeating God’s name, Meher Baba gave the following discourse: There are two states, internal and external, divided or separated by a mental curtain or veil. To purify the internal state is not in the hands of any mortal being. It is impossible without …

JUSTIFIED IN DOING SOMETHING WHICH WOULD ORDINARILY BE TERMED UNDERSIRABLE OR INDECENT

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On October 11th, (1933) a woman visitor asked Baba, “When a person is surrounded on all sides by untoward circumstances and difficulties, without any avenue of escape, would he or she be justified in doing something which would ordinarily be termed undesirable or indecent?” Baba answered her at length: It is justifiable for a person in such circumstances to do …

THE MANDALI HAD THE ANSWER TO THEIR RUMINATIONS

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(Oct. 1941) Meanwhile, in Panchgani, the men and women mandali had been instructed to meditate according to Baba’s order. Some were having thoughts as to why they had not yet realized God, despite serving Baba for so many years. Baba narrated to them a story about a Sadguru in answer to their unspoken question: A disciple used to always ask …

A POIGNANT REPLY

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(Oct. 1933) Baba met with Herbert Davy from 3 to 5 P.M. Some things in particular were bothering Herbert, and Baba discussed matters with him at considerable length. Herbert spoke out, “You promise to speak, but you do not do it. What will the world think of you?” Baba’s reply to Herbert was very poignant: It is good for mankind, …

WHO IS MEHER BABA?

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On Sunday, October 8th, (1967) as desired by Baba, Kishanchand Gajwani, Sohrabji Siganporia, Jal Dastur and Kishore Mistry came to Meherazad from Bombay. An International Tourist Fair was to open in Bombay on October 30th, and after reading about what Canadian lovers had done at the Montreal Expo, Siganporia was inspired to set up a similar booth at this fair. …

THE PRECESS OF DISCARDING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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Baba had brought three alphabet boards with him: one made of plywood, one plastic, and the other cardboard. The plywood board he presented to Kumar, and the plastic one to Dhake. The third alphabet board made of cardboard, which Baba had used much the past years, had printed letters and numerals pasted on it. The zero of this board was …

NEW RULES FOR PILGRIM ACCOMMODATIONS IN MEHERABAD

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Pilgrim Accommodations Guidelines Jai Baba, We are happy to announce that Meherabad accommodation facilities, i.e. Meher Pilgrim Retreat (MPR) and Hostel D, will be open from 22nd October 2021. Due to the continuing pandemic, the following are the criteria for those who wish to stay at the Meherabad accommodation facilities, i.e. MPR and Hostel D, during their pilgrimage: A pilgrim …

TRANSLATION OF THE SONG OF THE NEW LIFE

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OCTOBER 1949 – SONG OF THE NEW LIFE. Often sung, the Song of the New Life was as follows – the first couplet was dictated by Baba himself: Listen to the silent words of Meher Baba; The life-story of all lovers of God is based on the practice of these words. If you are serious about living this New Life, Then wholeheartedly …

UPASNI MAHARAJ HAS PUT THIS GHOST IN MY CHARGE

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Early in the morning, on October 5th, (1922)  Meher Baba told the men he had not slept that night due to a noise in the backyard. He described the peculiar noise: “It was as if someone were leveling the ground with a heavy roller.” Then he explained that it was a ghost: “This spirit is always with me, wherever I …

BABA HAD REPEATEDLY WARNED HIM ABOUT IT

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IN LONAVLA, Krishna and Venkoba Rao were given the duty of being on night watch, Krishna outside and inside Baba’s room, and Venkoba Rao by the women’s compound. Venkoba would sometimes doze off during his night watch duties and Baba had repeatedly warned him about it. One night, Baba called Krishna and motioned, “Go and see if Venkoba is awake or …

HE WAS REALLY BABA’S PLAYMATE

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(Oct. 1953) WHEN THE CIRCULAR about keeping awake and repeating God’s name was sent to all of Meher Baba’s lovers in Nagpur and other places, Deshmukh over-enthusiastically declared that this was the “Night of God-Realization!” and that some would attain that divine state. The men mandali came to know of it and planned a practical joke to fool Deshmukh when …

A LESSON FOR BHAU

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ONCE, AT MIDNIGHT,  (Oct. 1958) Baba asked Bhau to give him soda water. Bhau opened a bottle, but accidentally a piece of glass along with the cap fell on the floor. Reacting upset, Baba scolded him, “I was about to call the women for five minutes, and what have you done? If I send for them now, the pieces of …

BABA’S LAST AMUSEMENT WITH GUSTADJI

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On September 30th, (1957) one hundred and one elders from Pimpalgaon villagers were brought to Meherazad. As he had done with the lepers and children before, Baba bowed down to each old man and woman and gave ten rupees and sweets as his prasad. Baba continued working with Kaikobad for half an hour every day. Kaikobad did not have the least idea what great …

DO NOT TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE METHD OF MY WORKING

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On Sunday, September 29th,​(1957) ​another meeting about the sahavas was held at Meherazad. Baba invited the Ahmednagar lovers, and Rustom Kaka entertained Baba with melodious singing. Accommodations for the Western lovers coming for the sahavas were discussed, and Sarosh and Viloo assured Baba they would be able to manage it. Baba repeated some statements which he had stated at an earlier meeting: The work …

OPENING OF MEHER BABA’S SAMADHI AND PILGRIM ACCOMMODATIONS

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Jai Baba! Dear Baba-lovers, We’ are very glad to announce that the doors of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Samadhi will be open once again from October 7th, 2021, in accordance with the state government’s directives for all temples and places of religious worship throughout Maharashtra, which naturally includes Avatar Meher Baba’s Samadhi. As before, due to the government’s restrictions, the …

I WISH THOSE AT THE SHELTER COULD MEET YOU AND RECEIVE YOUR BLESSINGS

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On September 28th, (1931) Baba asked Kitty’s mother Helena if there were anything she would like to ask him. “How should I address you? As Lord Baba?” she asked. Baba smiled and indicated that was fine. Mrs. Davy then said, “I am the secretary of a charitable institution which provides shelter to the poor, destitute and elderly. I try to …

THE MEANING OF FAITH

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Nadirsha Dastur came to Meherabad. In the course of a private conversation, he complained that he had lost money in business due to Baba’s advice and his friends were now ridiculing his continued faith in the Master. (27 Sept. 1931) Baba explained to Nadirsha at length: The meaning of faith is that one is not shaken by anything. Faith is …

BABA’S WARRIOR

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During Baba’s seclusion, he had instructed the women to send the dog Warrior to him for a certain period, and Baba himself fed the dog in the mast ashram. After this, Warrior was not well, and Elizabeth, who was looking after him, took him to the veterinarian for medicine and treatment. But Warrior did not recover, and at 10 A.M. …

THIS INEXPLICABLE EXPERIENCE HUMBLED HER

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The Davys’ oldest daughter May also met Baba a number of times. However, unlike Herbert and Kitty, she was skeptical of Baba and confronted him, “I have faith in Christ and also believe that there is no other Christ and there will be no other such being in the future. Jesus was the only one and will be the only …

THE MAHARAS OF ARANGAON

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HE MAHARS were among the Untouchables of the villages; they were commonly known as Harijans. Some Mahars in Arangaon formed a rough and ruthless gang who antagonized the mandali and tried to vandalize the property. At times, Baba would get fed up with their hostile acts. On September 24th, (1926) the Mahars in Arangaon again caused disturbances. This time they hung …

THE GREAT MISTAKE YOU MAKE IS . . .

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(Sept. 1939) . . . in a lighter vein, Baba remarked to the mandali: Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glorifies in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others. You should really feel and consider yourself as the happiest and most fortunate among men that …

NO RITUAL IS NECESSARY AFTER TEN DAYS OF DEATH

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While discoursing on September 22nd, (1926) the Master explained to the mandali about the state after death: A person dies when his sanskaras are exhausted – spent in full. After a person dies his sanskaras snap the mind’s connection with the gross body, and at that time he receives such a shock that he forgets every incident of his past …

ALL THE DISORDER OF THE WORLD IS DUE TO THE MIND

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On the night of September 21st, the ship arrived in Karachi. Baba and the mandali were met by Pilamai Hormuzd, Baba’s maternal aunt Banumasi, and Merwan and Homi, her two sons who had been at the Meher Ashram school. The most distinguished among the others to receive them was the mayor of Karachi, Jamshed N. R. Mehta. Pilamai invited Baba …

WHY DO WE SUFFER?

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At a meeting on September 19th, (1938) one of the Western women questioned, “Why do we suffer?” Baba dictated this reply: Why should we be born? To take birth means to suffer. When suffering leads to real eternal happiness we should not attach importance to this suffering. It is to eliminate suffering that suffering has to be. Most of this suffering is …

MESSAGE DELIVERED AT THE PARSI DHARAMSHALA IN SURAT

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Baba arrived in Surat at five o’clock on the morning of September 18th. (1947). From the station, he was paraded in a beautifully decorated automobile to the home of Sohrab Vakil. Baba was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd. The opposition forces that had collected to shout slogans against him were outnumbered by his devotees. Amidst the crowd, here and there, …

LET US TRY TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHICH CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD

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Changing the subject, Baba stated: (17 Sept. 1954) I will give only points today, no explanations. Tomorrow, if time permits, I will explain about God and the universe, Reality and illusion, the One and the many, Substance and shadow, Everything and nothing, Knowledge and ignorance, and the gap between the seven descents and seven ascents. Jesus and his inner circle …

ANYTHING SIMPLE GIVEN . . . IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY

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A Lawyer named Mazumdar came to Nasik on the 16th of September (1933). Finding him anxiety-ridden, Baba consoled him: Do not brood over difficulties and do not take them too seriously. Let things come and go; do not worry over this or that. Keep your mind in check, steady under all circumstances. Spirituality is so simple, but the pundits (priests) …

FOR THE FIRST TIME, BABA CANDIDLY DISCLOSED IN ENGLAND THAT HE WAS THE AVATAR . . .

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On September 15th, (1931) Baba asked Charles Purdom how he was feeling. Purdom replied, “I feel that everything from my head has entered my heart and there is a burning sensation in my chest.” “Good,” gestured Baba. And he explained to him about the three types of faith: intellectual faith, faith by sight and faith by experience. After interviews, Baba …

VISIT TO HOLY PLACES

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On September 14th, (1922) all fasted for twenty-four hours by the Master’s order while visiting the tomb of the Mohammedan Sufi Perfect Master Khwaja Saheb Mu’inuddin Chishti. Chishti is famous for being the Qutub-e-Irshad – the head of the spiritual hierarchy – during the 12th century. Sayyed Saheb and Ghani were told to recite the Fateha (Muslim prayer in honor …

MEHER BABA’S CALL

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(Sept. 12, 1954) Age after age, amidst the clamor of disruptions, wars, fear and chaos, rings the Avatar’s Call: “Come all unto me!” Although, because of the veil of illusion, this call of the Ancient One may appear as a voice in the wilderness, its echo and re-echo nevertheless pervade through time and space, to rouse at first a few, …

YOU HAVE TO GO BEYOND THE TRAITIONAL RITUALS OF RELIGION

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While in London, (Sept. 1931)Baba would get up early by six o’clock, have his breakfast at seven-thirty, glance through the newspaper and be ready to receive visitors by nine. Kim brought her husband Desmond Tolhurst and her daughters Phoebe Ann and Susan Jane to see Baba. Desmond told Baba, “I am a staunch Roman Catholic and want to lead a …

WHAT A GUEST YOU WERE!

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On September 10th, 1922, a white pigeon flew into the Manzil. The bird looked ill and exhausted and, when an attempt was made to catch it, it was easily trapped. The bird was taken to Baba, who lovingly held and caressed it. But it was so sick it was unable to walk. It was exceptionally beautiful, and Baba looked after …

NEVER TRY TO BE FRIENDS WITH US MASTERS

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Many visitors came to see Baba at Kandivli. Savak Kotwal came on September 9th (1929) and prayed to the Master to put him on the path. Baba assured him that he was under his nazar – watchful eye. “The path is most difficult,” remarked Baba. “Only heroes can tread it. It is better if you look before you leap. Think …

THEN AUTOMATICALLY UNITY AND HARMONY WILL BE ESTABLISHED

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On that Sunday, September 7th, (1937) Baba explained to the Western group about individual natures: For me all are equal. Universally, I love everyone equally. However, individually it is a different story. I do not love the cook as deeply as I love you all. Why? Not because she is a cook and you are above her, but because you love …

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE, BUT YOU CAN BECOME DETACHED

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On one occasion in September, (1938) Baba explained to the western women about detachment, stating: I am in all – in both great and petty things. All are nothing, so why give importance to anything? I take as much enjoyment in looking after the mad, being with the mandali, ordering my agents, looking after the great Universal work, as in bringing …

WHAT IS THE LOWER SELF?

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Elizabeth and Norina were supposed to be looking after Lucky, and everyone complained to them about him. On Thursday, September 5th, (1940) when Baba came, Mansari was so irritated, she complained to him about Lucky. Baba replied: Mansari gets exasperated and excited in no time and cannot control her ire, because she is not so strong. And you all cannot …

LOVE TAKES YOU TO GOD, AND LUST BINDS YOU IN ILLUSION

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(Sept. 1954) Adarsh Khare said, “I want such love whereby I can really see you.” Baba replied, “For such love, my grace is required. If showered spontaneously and of my own accord, it is like nectar. If asked for, it is like plain water. If anyone insists on it, it proves like poison. So, just go on thinking of me, …

IT TAUGHT HER A GREAT LESSON

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BABA LEFT Meherabad for Bombay on September 3rd, (1929) two weeks prior to his scheduled departure. He decided to go early to secure passports and visas needed to visit Persia. In Bombay, he stayed at Naval and Dina Talati’s house in the Shivlal building at Byculla. Many new devotees came into the Master’s contact during this stay in Bombay. At …

MEHER BABA’S VIEWS ON THE USE OF DRUGS

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert, both professors at Harvard University, were experimenting with several new very potent drugs (later called “hallucinogens”) at a large three thousand acre private estate in Millbrook, New York. In August of 1964, Dr. Leary and Dr. Alpert and a group of their students from Harvard drove to nearby Woodstock to hear …

TODAY IS THE FIRST TIME I HVE EXPERIENCED WHAT DIVINE LOVE IS

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Among the persons gathered to receive Meher Baba was an elderly man named Thomas Augustus Watson, who had come with his wife from America to stay at the retreat for two days. Mr. Watson was the scientist who had worked with Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, and since retired was searching for spiritual knowledge. (1) Upon entering the retreat and …