TRUST IN GOD AND LET HIM WORRY FOR US . . .

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 1960, was the largest public darshan that summer. An estimated ten thousand persons poured through Guruprasad seeking the God-Man’s touch. Among them were a number of government officials and one cabinet minister, named Jagjivan Ram. Kaikobad was brought from Meherabad by Adi, and Aloba and Homi Satha accompanied them. Yogi Shuddhanand Bharati had also come that day …

DO NOT RUN AFTER SHELLS

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(June 1963) In reference to the abundance of so-called saints and false gurus in the East, Baba once stopped the singing and commented: “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 …

THERE IS SOME YOGIC POWER IN HIM . . .

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On June 2nd, (1932) Baba went to Paramount Studios again and met Maurice Chevalier, who was making Love Me Tonight with Jeanette MacDonald. Tallulah Bankhead was there and ran to Baba, hugging and kissing him. Later that afternoon, Mary Pickford came to see Baba for a private interview at 3:30 and meditated in Baba’s presence for five minutes. Baba and Quentin Tod …

SPEND AN EVENING IN REMEMBRANCE OF AVATAR MEHER BABA

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Spend an evening in remembrance of Avatar Meher Baba Cyrus and Soumya Khambata will read and explain Meher Baba’s Words Date:  2nd June  2020. Time: 5:00 P.M. IST onwards Please login 10 minutes before scheduled time. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81048446709?pwd=Z0VrNlE5a2NCOWYvN0lwNlRpWHAzdz09 Meeting ID: 810 4844 6709 Password: 1958sahava Please keep your mic on mute all the time. If you wish to …

FAR WISER TO OBEY BABA’S BEHESTS . . .

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Although the two weeks of darshan were now over, on Thursday, June 1st, (1961) Deshmukh appeared at the gates of Guruprasad with his family from Nagpur. Meherdas prevented them from entering. Deshmukh’s family had had Baba’s darshan, but his daughter, Sanjeevani, had brought her new husband. Baba saw them from the veranda and beckoned them to come. Seeing Baba, Indumati …

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 …

BECOME HEADLESS AND FOOTLESS

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(30 May 1960) “How to become footless and headless?” asked Baba. Do whatever I tell you. Do not use your mind. When the Will of the Beloved becomes your will, then you are footless and headless. Yet all this is impossible – even the very desire for union with Beloved God is madness. So there remains only one solution, and …

PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE NEXT INCARNATION

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Baba had this discourse read on Planes of Consciousness in the Next Incarnation: (May 1958). Do persons on the spiritual planes of consciousness take birth having consciousness of the same plane? Yes, but the emergence of consciousness is very gradual, as when a person of gross consciousness dies and is reborn with consciousness of the gross world. The child gradually …

BABA DISCOURSES ON 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.”2. 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, …

BABA WILL HELP YOU THROUGH HIS LOVE

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Margaret Scott had not seen Baba since 1935. “I am sorry I caused you suffering, Baba, for I know you have suffered for me,” she said. “But your love has compensated for all the suffering,” Baba assured her. “I know deep down you do love me. Baba loves you, too.” Margaret said, “Sometimes I am very naughty just because I …

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 …

WHATEVER YOU DO WITH LOVE PLEASES ME

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MEANWHILE, Lud Dimpfl of California had written asking permission to come visit, as he was being transferred to Iran on business. Lud, too, was in the petroleum business with Standard Oil Company. Baba had given his consent, and Lud arrived at 2:00 P.M. on May 25th, (1960) and saw Baba for about an hour. Lud Dimpfl returned the following day, …

NOT THE REAL SEEING

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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 …

BABA’S ADVICE TO THE FILM FRATERNITY

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DURING HIS STAY in Guruprasad, several celebrities from different Bombay film companies (1) came for Baba’s darshan. One day, Baba explained to a group of them: For better or for worse, the world of motion pictures has grown extensively within the larger world of so-called realities. But the film world is not foreign to the real world – the two are affiliated so intimately that …

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 …

LAW OF MUST

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Baba then had the discourse on the Law of Must read out. After this, he concluded, stating: (May 1958). The rule of this inexorable Law of Must  governs and reshapes the so-called destiny of man in every incarnation, as long as the “self” of man remains conscious of impressions. The principle of must which overrides human plans is based on divine law, which …

MEANING OF “COME TO ME”

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Charles Purdom asked, “Will you comment on what you mean by ‘to come to me’?” (May 1958). 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 …

BABA EXPLAINS NIRVAN AND NIRVIKALP

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A discourse on Nirvan and Nirvikalp was to be read. (May 1958). (1) Baba prefaced it by stating: 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 …

2020 INTERNATIONAL JAPA

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=== FORWARDED AS REQUESTED === “Only repetition of my name will suffice to free the whole world from its entanglements.” —Meher Baba, Meherabad, 1955 In remembrance of Avatar Meher Baba and His automobile accident in the heart of the United States on May 24, 1952, you are invited to join in an INTERNATIONAL JAPA Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:00 am …

NO NEWCOMER HAD EVER BEEN TREATED LIKE THIS BEFORE

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Once a college student from Srinagar, Kashmir, named Kisan Tiku, who had been constantly writing to Baba, came for his darshan. Baba embraced him, but after some time, he asked Tiku to leave with the injunction not to come back to Guruprasad again. The young man did not stand up, but said, “I will sit a while longer, Baba, if …

NOT YET ACCUSTOMED TO BABA’S WAYS

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(May 1958) Deshmukh had finished preparing the manuscript for the book Beams, and Ramakrishnan had been given it for proofreading and typing before it was taken to America for publication by Sufism Reoriented, Inc. Ramakrishnan had finished it the late night of May 13th, stitched it in book form and put a pink cover around it. The next day, he …

REMINDER FOR TOMORROW – WINNING HIS HEART 2020 – BABA HOUSIE

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Baba loved creativity. This is the second virtual programme under WHH 2020. Details are given in the creatives below. Do participate in large numbers. It would be fun as well as education. Please fill in your tickets with your chosen 20 words and post them today itself at the given email. LAST DAY HAS ALREADY PASSED. BUT TO OFFER YOU …

CREATE WITHIN YOU THE SINCERE LONGING FOR THE SIGHT OF GOD

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Jim and Rhoda Mistry requested Baba to perform the navjote ceremony (the sacred thread ceremony usually done by a Zoroastrian priest) of their three sons Meherwan, Falu and Sarosh. Two days before the ceremony, Baba embraced the three boys. Falu had the mumps, and afterwards Baba complained of having caught it from him. Calling Rhoda and her sister, Nargis, he …

ONE REAL BIRTH AND ONE REAL DEATH

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(May 1958) 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 indivisibility through a glimmer of the first most-finite consciousness, which …

THE GREATEST SERVICE WAS JUDAS’S BETRAYAL

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On the evening of May 14th, (1952) Baba asked them to tell him a story. Adele, feeling very nervous, stumbled her way through a story of Saint Peter. At one point, Baba bent his head and stated, “Peter loved me the most – but even he denied me.” Delia asked, “Was that a conscious act or did he do it …

YOU SHOULD TRY YOUR BEST TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD

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I will now (May 1958) explain what cannot be explained. You should try your best to understand what cannot be understood. Here is Beryl. You, Beryl, are the Infinite Ocean, but as a drop  of that Ocean, you have three layers. You see, hear and smell, do this and do that, not from within, but through your eyes, your nose, your …

GOD’S WORK IS MY WORK AND YOU WILL DO MY WORK

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On May 12th, (1952) Dr. Vinod from New York, who knew the Winterfeldts, saw Baba at 8:15 A.M. He was a Hindu and part of his lengthy and poignant interview is reproduced herein: “I am writing a book on the psychological condition of the world in relation to war and peace,” he said. “I have traveled to Australia, Europe, Asia, …

HE IS THE VERY CHRIST

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Hilda Thorpe of England was attending the sahavas with her son, Simon. On May 26th, (1958) she wrote her other son, Anthony, [in New Zealand] about the sahavas and her first impressions of meeting Baba. The following is an extract from Hilda Thorpe’s letter: I don’t know how to write of this momentous experience which 220 of us are having …

REMINDER FOR TODAY TO PAINT THE HEART IN SILENCE – WHH 2020

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Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre invites you to participate in “WINNING HIS HEART 2020.” Topic: PAINT THE HEART IN SILENCE Conducted By: Archana Grover Date & Time: TODAY Sunday May 10, 2020 05:05 PM IST All are welcome from all around the globe. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87305834434?pwd=clRTS2hPZU12SVgrRnZ2bzBXSHhQQT09 Meeting ID: 8730584434 Password:whh2020 We understand that a Baba programme of Musical Concert …

THE HEAD AND THE HAIR ON THE HEAD

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Now we will listen to the discourses.” And this one about God and Cosmos was read out: (1) 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 …

THIS LOVE WAS SO GREAT THAT MY HEALING BEGAN THEN

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(May 1958) Bili Eaton had come from New York for the sahavas. 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 …

WINNING HIS HEART 2020 – PAINT THE HEART IN SILENCE

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Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre invites you to participate in “WINNING HIS HEART 2020.” Topic: PAINT THE HEART IN SILENCE Conducted By: Archana Grover Date & Time: Sunday May 10, 2020 05:05 PM IST All are welcome from all around the globe. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87305834434?pwd=clRTS2hPZU12SVgrRnZ2bzBXSHhQQT09 Meeting ID: 8730584434 Password:whh2020 AVATAR MEHER BABA KI JAI !  

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY DECEIVER . . .

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THAT EVENING (May 1960) Bhau was keeping watch in Baba’s room as usual. A taxicab suddenly pulled up outside. Hearing it, Baba sent Bhau to find out who had come. From it stepped Dr. Asthana, the principal of Nagpur College where Bhau had gone to school. But neither recognized the other until they introduced themselves. Asthana asked, “Kalchuri, what are …

INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN ‘WINNING HIS HEART 2020’

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“Winning His Heart” is an activity which brings together Beloved Meher Baba’s huge family, like little drops of water, aspiring to take a holy dip in His ocean of love. Since its inception in 2015, it is gathering momentum, with each passing year, as each one of us put in our bit, to love and please the Lord. Winning His …

AVATAR’S ABODE VIRTUAL CELEBRATION – UPDATE

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=== UPDATE FOR INFORMATION OF THOSE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE ===   Hi Cyrus, There have been a few updates for the Virtual Anniversary over the past few weeks and so I’m wanting to get the word out to India as well, hoping you might be able to assist? I’ve taken on board your advice and have added Australia to the …

IT IS DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP 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 …

VIRTUAL BABA SESSIONS

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Dear Baba lovers, Owing to lock down, the Centre has been conducting, for over a month now, its Tuesday, Thursday and Friday sessions on Zoom platform from 5:30 P.M. onwards. Since these sessions have no geographical boundary, all Baba lovers and those interested are welcome to join in. These sessions will continue only as long as the lock down continues. …

TO BE A HYPOCRITE IS A SIN

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The following day, (May 1960) Baba informed some visitors, “Let your heart be pure. Do not act outwardly what you are not inwardly. “Be absolutely honest. God is infinite honesty. Do not pose as being pious, because God is everywhere. God cannot be fooled – so why pose as something you are not? “I do not want anything else from …

WHAT WS IMPORTANT WAS THAT BABA WAS PRESCRIBING THEM

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(May 1963) One man approached who was meeting Baba for the first time. 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 …

HOW STRONG MAYA’S GRIP IS ON THE WORLD

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One day, (March 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 …

EMITTING RAYS OF SPIRITUAL LIGHT AND LOVE

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The experience of P. V. L. Narasimham of Kakinada is perhaps typical of many who were meeting Baba for the first time. (May 1965). Narasimham described how Baba appeared when he stepped onto the stage that morning: … His body seemed to emanate a perceptible radiance, as if some fluorescent material was lit up under the transparent golden skin of …

AVATAR MEHER BABA POONA CENTRE INAUGURATED BY BABA

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MEHER BABA had promised Ramakrishnan to bless the Poona Center when the building work was completed, and directed him to arrange the inauguration in a simple and quiet manner because of his seclusion. The meeting hall being built could comfortably accommodate seven hundred people, and bathrooms and toilets were also provided, as well as an office and a room for …

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU IS GOD

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. . .  Baba explained to the mandali: Remember the story about the parrot who was free from the beginning, but did not know what freedom meant? It was put into a cage and inside there learned what the meaning of freedom was. When it was released, it fully realized its freedom and enjoyed it. Its freedom was taken away; …

UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP

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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, …

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 …

LOST CHILD REUNITED WITH HIS PARENTS

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MEANWHILE, (in April 1930) when Chhagan was out looking for a boy, he spotted a very handsome youth working in a restaurant in Wai. He asked the boy if he would come with him to Panchgani, and the boy replied he would first have to ask his employer. Finally after much persuasion, the hotel manager yielded the boy to Chhagan. …

BABA ANSWERS

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On April 25th, (1952) Baba answered questions, explaining various things, among them miracles: “Why should we produce petty imitation illusions in the already created mighty infinite illusion? Unless absolutely necessary for the spiritual purpose of a general collective drawing of mankind toward Self-Realization, miracles performed unnaturally or supernaturally can interfere with God’s ordained evolutionary process.” “What about healing?” someone asked. “Real healing …

THE CLEANER THE REFLECTOR, THE MORE BRILLIANT WILL BE THE REFLECTION

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S. M. Fossil arranged for Baba to visit a local high school. For those students, local artists, social workers and those associated with Madras’ public institutions, Baba gave the following message to those present: Literacy is not education, and education is not culture – and all these cumulatively do not represent Gnan or Gnosis, which stands in a class by itself, independent of …

DAY AND NIGHT MY WORK GOES ON

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During his stay in Mussoorie, (April 1953) Meher Baba remembered his lovers around the world in a wonderful way. A list of all Baba’s men and women mandali, disciples and devotees was drawn up, and Eruch would daily read out their names to Baba. This reading went on for hours. Sometimes Baba would motion Eruch to stop, and he would …

LAY EVERYTHING AT MY FEET AND BE FREE

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. . . Baba went for a walk to the beach after lunch. Pointing to the ocean, Baba remarked to the group present: I am like the ocean you see before you – always ready to receive anything, good and bad. All your thoughts, feelings, all and everything, lay them at my feet and be free! I am like the …

WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?

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In Karwar, Baba gave this explanation to the women about spiritual poise: What is spirituality? It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You always thought of selfish motives for eating, preserving your life, and attending to every need with zeal. All these lives you have made a habit of looking to yourself. If the slightest thing …

WITH ME, ONE HAS TO LIVE WHILE DYING

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Silla Hormuzd’s birthday was celebrated on April 20th (1940) with fresh mango ice cream. Besides an abundance of mangoes, Amboli had plenty of poisonous snakes, whose bites were said to mean certain death. Baba ordered all not to move about in the dark without a lamp. Once, Kitty and Nadine forgot their lanterns, and the next day, Baba took them …

BLISSFUL AGONY

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. . . 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 …

I AM NEARER TO YOU THAN YOUR VERY BREATH

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Several times he repeated: “Nothing exists besides me. This world is only an illusion. Peter also denied Christ. Judas hung himself in despair. Peter got himself crucified. (1)  Hold fast to me. Very bad times are coming. My humiliation will be great! Before leaving Poona, I will give you certain orders to follow.” Baba then gave a brief but eloquent explanation about inner …

GOD’S STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

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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 …

BABA EXPECTED THEM TO REMAIN CHEERFUL AND APPEAR HAPPY

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(April 1950) It was quite cold at Manjri Mafi and Motichur. 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 …

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. 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 Baba was …

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, …

LET US BEGIN BY DYING

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Despite the group having been together for four months now, differences and petty quarrels persisted in the Nasik ashram. On the afternoon of April 13th, (1937) Baba mentioned this problem and explained the difference between needs and wants: As I said this morning, “It is time we started dying.” Dying not the ordinary death, but the death of low desires. It is all bliss everywhere, …

SEAL YOUR LIPS AND LET ME KILL YOU – INCH BY INCH

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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 …

WOMEN’S ROLE

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On the afternoon of April 11th, (1932) Baba went to the studio of sculptor Edward Merrett to have a sitting from 2 to 3 P.M. This was the first time that Baba had ever permitted any sculptor to depict him. Merrett made some rough carvings, and two days later, Baba was to return for a final sitting… When Baba was …

THESE MATTERS ARE NOT OF ANY GREAT IMPORTANCE

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Regarding the credit attributed to him for miracles by some of his lovers, Baba remarked (April 1955) : “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 …

Egoless Ego

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Patwardhan came to sing before Baba that day, (April 1963) and asked, “What is that action which is ‘I’-less? What is not motivated by the thought of ‘I’?” Baba replied: In all actions there is “I,” but the action motivated by love for the Beloved in complete surrender to him has no “I” in it. It is egoless ego. In true love, …

BABA’S MESSAGE FOR PARAMOUNT NEWSREEL

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Despite Baba’s having avoided being filmed upon his arrival in London, the Paramount Film Company would not leave him alone, and he eventually acceded to their request for a filmed interview. A film of Baba was taken on April 8th (1932) from 5 to 6 P.M. in the garden of the Davys’ home. Baba wore a white robe, which had …

BABA WAS PLEASED BY HER REPLY

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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 …

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 …

WHEN YOU DON’T OBEY ME, WHAT IS THE USE OF SEEING ME?

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. . .  Pendu had much pain passing urine and was admitted to the Jehangir Nursing Home. (April 1962). 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, …

TALES OF SHAMS-UD-DIN MUHAMMAD HAFIZ

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Changing to the tales of Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz, his favorite poet, Baba stated: (April 1963). There is no one equal to Hafiz in poetry. He was a Perfect Master. He was fat and very ugly and born of poor parents. His father was a coal merchant. Hafiz, too, was a coal merchant and very black with soot, so imagine how …

INSTANT OBEDIENCE

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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. …

WHY GET UPSET OVER THESE PETTY THINGS?

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. . . That morning, (April 1958) Baba suddenly expressed that he wanted to be driven to Udtara to visit the site of the automobile accident (of 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 …

BEYOND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

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(April 1955) Whatever Baba does or explains is beyond human understanding – and it is not one’s fault not to understand me. For how can you understand the Perfect One? Some such things had happened at the times of Jesus and Muhammad. Jesus was crucified and Muhammad was stoned and had to flee [Mecca]. Such actions on the part of …

THE WORRIES AND TROUBLE OF THE WORLD ARE DUE TO THOUGHTS

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In the evening of March 31st, (1927) after his return from attending a bhajan-kirtan music program in Ahmednagar at the railway colony, Baba gathered the mandali near the dhuni and explained: Hafiz has compared the body with a pot, the soul with smoke, and the sanskaras with a huge stone lying on top of the pot. For all its attempts, …

YOU AR STRANGLING ME! WHAT SORT OF LOVE IS THIS?

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During this period, Baba called Sadashiv Patel to Mahabaleshwar from Poona. There were only three cots in Shapoor Hall for Eruch, Bhau or Savak and Jal. Baba specifically told them not to give their bed to Sadashiv when he came, but to tell him to put his bedding roll on the floor and sleep there. During this period, Baba would …

I’M ON FIRE! . . . I’M BURNING UP!

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Nilu, a medical doctor, had no faith whatsoever in masts and considered them only to be innocent madmen. But one day he found out that Chatti Baba had sat on a block of ice throughout the night, and had not left his seat despite the freezing snowstorm outside. Nilu had spent the night in his bed huddled under four woollen …

THE MISSING BOOK

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RAMJOO ABDULLA  was in Bombay at this time (March 1958) preparing drafts for the creation of the Avatar Meher Baba Trust, which was shortly to be registered as a charitable trust. It is believed that during his stay, according to Baba’s instructions, Ramjoo removed the handwritten papers of the secret  book  (which had been written in 1925-26) from the Bombay bank …

BABA’S SIMPLE ORDER DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW

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(March 1963) 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 …

NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUT THE LORD’S WILL!

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One day, (March 1951) when Baba was in seclusion in his hut and absorbed in his work, Nilu was keeping watch. Baba heard the caw-caw-cawing of a crow in the distance, but Nilu did not notice it. When Baba came out of the hut after completing his work, he was displeased and sharply criticized Nilu for not shooing the bird …

PERVIN NARIMAN MEHTA GOES TO BABA ON MARCH 25, 2020.

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Dear Baba-lovers, This to inform that Pervin Nariman Mehta, wife of our Trustee, Nariman Mehta and mother of our Trustee-Secretary, Mehernosh Mehta has gone to Baba on the morning of March 25, 2020. The funeral took place at the Parsi Tower of Silence – Dungarwadi in the evening at 3:45. P.M. The four days’ ceremonies will also be conducted from …

ONE HAS TO DISCRIMINATE

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(March 1937) To be frank and fair is a quality and characteristic of persons who are honest and have the courage to openly say out what they feel rather than to keep things in the heart or say things behind people’s backs. Some take pride in that quality of being frightfully frank and hate those who do not say out …

MEANING OF A SADHU

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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 …

IMPORTANT MESSAGES TO PROMINENT LEADERS

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Baba had given out several messages during the war which were printed and circulated among his lovers and the public. In February, 1942, he dictated four messages: The Spiritual Significance of the Present War, Violence and Non-Violence, Action and Inaction, and The Need for Creative Leadership in India. (1) Baba also gave explanations and precise instructions to his lovers, devotees and the general public on what …

THE ILLUSION THAT THIS WORLD AND EVERYTHING IN IT IS REAL – IS MAYA

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On March 21st, when Mehendarge received news of his brother’s demise, he wept. Baba took him aside, stating: This life, body and death are all Maya, and to weep over the death of someone is ignorance. Remember, Maya does not mean this world and its affairs. The illusion that this world and everything in it is real – and of feeling happy …

HE WHO HAS THOUGHT FOR ME DOES NOT CARE FOR THE WORLD!

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March 21st (1955) was the Parsi New Year of Jamshed-e-Navroz. On this festival, it is customary to have a sweet, cool drink made with milk called falooda. When Baba came to Rosewood, he told Bhau to go back to Grafton to bring the drink. Bhau thought some servant would be there to carry the large pot of liquid, but as …

THE NEED FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP IN INDIA

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The Need for Creative Leadership in India (March 1942) 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 Sages, whose contribution to the spiritual evolution of humanity has been unparalleled. The contribution of India to the solution …