REORIENTING THESE “ISMS”

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On June 17th, (1952) Baba dictated this message for Ivy Duce: Meher Baba is equally connected with Islam and its Sufism, Christianity and its mysticism, the Orient and its Vedantism, broad Buddhism, practical Zoroastrianism, Jainism and many other such “isms,” which all speak the same Divine Truth and lead to the same divine Goal. Meher Baba is also detached and …

THE SEVEN NAMES OF GOD

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On June 16th, (1927) this simple prayer of seven names of God, representing the world’s religions, was composed by Baba for the ashram boys to recite every day: “Hari, Paramatma, Allah, Ahuramazda, God, Yezdan, Hu.” In the morning, one boy would first recite the names of God alone, and then all the boys would join in together, chanting the prayer …

BABA’S TREE: ITS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

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Baba’s Tree: Its Past, Present, and Future In April of 2020 it was with a sad heart that the Avatar Meher Baba Trust informed the worldwide Baba family of the seriously deteriorating state of the Umar tree. It had stood for so many years as sentinel outside Mehera’s window, letting her know that although her beloved Baba had dropped His …

BABA EXPLAINS PLANES, DREAMS, NIGHTMARES, HALLUCINATIONS . . .

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Baba continued his explanations about the higher planes and the types of dreams two days later, June 14th: (1963) When a Qutub works on the subtle and mental planes, he has not to exert his physical body at all. But on the gross plane, exertion is necessary for his working in the physical world, in order to help the animate …

IT BRINGS TO FRUITION THE FIRST PART OF THE CIRCULAR . . .

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On June 13th, (1952) Baba dictated the following message for his lovers around the world: The personal disaster, for some years foretold by me, at last happened while crossing the American continent – causing me through facial injuries, a broken leg and broken arm, much mental and physical suffering. It was necessary that it should happen in America. God willed …

TO CONSCIOUSLY BECOME THE VERY WILL OF THE MASTER

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Addressing the mandali in Dehra Dun on June 12th, 1953, Baba stated about Shatrugna Kumar: “Shatrugna says he would die for me if I ask, and I believe him one hundred percent. Also he says he does not love me as love is described, and that also is true. Love is a gift.” Baba further explained: Love for one’s wife or …

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 …

ALL ATMAS ARE IN PARAMATMA. ALL ATMAS ARE PARAMATMA

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(June 1963) 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 …

GOD NEVER CONDEMNS US . . .

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On June 9th, (1960) Baba visited the Hindu Women’s Home, an institution for neglected women and abandoned children. First the teachers bowed to Baba, and then the orphan girls filed past. Baba embraced some and gave this message: Love and understanding never condemn, but seek to help and encourage. Men and women have departed from the custom and laws of …

FOR THE GREAT WORK OF HUMANITY

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A darshan program was held at 10:30 A.M. on June 6th (1935)at Naoroji Dadachanji’s house in Dadar, where about forty select lovers had a final chance to see Baba before he left for an unknown destination. During this occasion in Bombay, Baba had the following message read out: As already explained to all my lovers, I am leaving here today to …

ADJUSTMENTS ARE AT TIMES ESSENTIAL AND JUSTIFIED

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During this period, because women were not allowed to step inside the Meherabad estate, Baba acceded to the request of some of his local close lovers to give darshan in Ahmednagar. On Sunday morning, June 6th, (1943) he met the women at a private function held at Khushru Quarters. Perin, Erin and Gool Nagarwala had come, so had Naja, Sailor’s …

BABA EPLAINS ABOUT PERFECT MASTERS AND AGENTS

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The next day, June 6th, (1963) referring to his five Perfect Masters, Baba explained: Tajuddin Baba, Sai Baba and Hazrat Babajan had both jalali [hot-tempered, fiery] and jamali [gentle, amiable] traits. Upasni Maharaj had only jalali traits, and Narayan Maharaj only jamali. These five Perfect Masters precipitated the advent of the Avatar of this Age. Of the present five Perfect …

YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF HOW GREAT IS THE GRACE OF THE PERFECT MASTER

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THE NEXT DAY, June 5th, (1927) Baba went with a few of the mandali to Aurangabad, and from there proceeded to the Ellora Caves and the area called Khuldabad. While drinking tea at Khuldabad, Baba disclosed, “The tomb of Sai Baba’s Master Zarzari Bakhsh is in Khuldabad.” When asked how this could be since Zarzari Bakhsh actually lived hundreds of years prior …

SPECIAL EXPRESS TRAIN STRAIGHT TO YOUR DESTINATION

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…Baba explained about sahavas with a Master: 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 …

MEHERABAD UPDATE

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View this email in your browser Meherabad Update Jai Meher Baba, Amidst the devastation and difficulty of the current Coronavirus wave here in India, those at Meherabad continue to do their best to fulfill their duties, using the time for necessary repairs and maintenance. For your interest, please find below a selection of photographs of some of the different projects …

GIFT OF GRACE

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During these evening programs at Guruprasad, Madhusudan sang bhajans, and often the scheduled one-hour sessions stretched to two hours or more. One singer from Poona named Shankar Rao Sholapure would sometimes sing ghazals. One afternoon, he sang a ghazal in Urdu that Baba liked very much. Summarizing its meaning, Baba explained: “The lover says: ‘O Beloved, my moods and whims …

THE WHOLE WORLD EXISTS ON MEHER BABA’S NAME!

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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, …

O HOLY ONE! HOW CAN WE MAKE UP FOR OUR SINS?

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ON JUNE 1st, 1931, accompanied by Agha Ali, Chanji, Buasaheb, Raosaheb and Gustadji, Baba left Quetta by train for his third visit to Persia. This time, too, Baba refused to write his signature for a British passport and traveled on his Persian passport. The route chosen was again plagued with trouble and hardships. They reached Duzdab five days later. From …

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 most …

BECOMING HEADLESS AND FOOTLESS

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A GROUP of fifty lovers from Calcutta had also arrived on May 30th (1960). During the program, the following couplets of Hafiz (which Baba had previously translated into English) were read out: Hafiz says: “O ignorant one! Strive, so that one day you become a Master of Wisdom. Unless you yourself have traversed the path, how can you guide others? …

GOD AND COSMOS

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Now we will listen to the discourses.” And this one about God and Cosmos was read out (May 1858): (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 …

HAD I NOT BEEN THERE, I WOULD SURELY HAVE COME.

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The same day, (28 May 1961) Pukar, Bal Natu and a few others from Hamirpur put on a delightful performance, the object of which was to invite Baba to Nauranga Village to unveil his own life-sized marble statue there. Briefly, the skit depicted the entire district of Hamirpur in the grip of a strange fever. A doctor diagnoses the epidemic …

THE EXPERIENCE OF EVERYTHING HAPPENING AT THIS VERY MOMENT IS DNYAN

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(May 1958) What happened yesterday? Nothing! What will happen tomorrow? Nothing! Everything happens now. This experience of everything happening at this very moment is dnyan – knowledge, wisdom. It has nothing to do with the mind, or reason. One who had this experience of eternal knowledge – dnyan – is wise. Mind says: “It was yesterday that Baba was here, …

THIS IS THE MEANING OF BEING ALL-KNOWING

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Baba then explained foreknowledge: (May 1958) A.  The foreknowledge possessed by an ordinary person depends on memory based on past experiences: 1)  When a person sees a man on a mountaintop, the person has foreknowledge that if the man falls down the mountain, he will surely die. 2)  When a person sees a row of horses at the starting point …

THE ONLY SIN WHICH GOD DOES NOT FORGIVE IS HYPOCRISY

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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 …

WE MUST SEE HIM IN THIS VERY BODY

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Back in November 1938, Consuella de Sides had come to see Baba in India; but she also paid visits to other gurus while there. It was in reference to this bad habit of visiting other spiritual personalities that Baba advised her on May 16th (1952) at 4:10 P.M.: You are one of my most intimate ones, one of the five …

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 …

CONVICTION BY BECOMING

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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 …

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 …

LOVE NEVER THINKS OF ITSELF

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After lunch on May 19th (1937) in Nasik, Baba offered mangoes to some of the group. Some declined, saying their stomachs were too upset to eat a mango. Baba did not like this and spelled out: What does not come spontaneously never comes! How many of you refused, how many of you hesitated, when I offered you the mangoes? In …

THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE SIKHS MET MEHER BABA

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The spiritual leader of the Sikhs, Kirpal Singh, met Meher Baba in Delhi in November 1952. On occasion, Baba would remark that Kirpal Singh was a saint and very dear to him. Of all the saints and yogis in India, Baba would say that there were seven who were very dear to him and he always mentioned Kirpal Singh’s name …

THE ‘LIPS’ OF THE MIND MUST BE SEALED

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Now, listen. I want all to observe silence on the 18th (May 1943) for twelve hours in such a way that it equals silence for one thousand two hundred days! This silence must be both within and without – internal as well as external. External silence is easy, but the internal is difficult. Now, what do I mean by internal …

BABA HAS SIMPLIFIED SPIRITUALITY TO THE MINIMUM

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Baba had once revealed: “I come for all, but I am for a few.” This explains that although thousands and thousands recognized him when he held mass darshans, comparatively few surrendered their lives to him and followed him when he was on Earth. Allan Cohen was destined to be connected with Ivy O. Duce and to join Sufism Reoriented and lecture about …

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, …

ONE FOOT IN THIS ROOM AND ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE

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On the morning of Sunday, May 13th, (1962) Vishnu was sitting on the doorstep of the hall in Guruprasad. Baba saw him and remarked to Nariman, “Vishnu has one foot in this room and one foot in the grave.” At the time, none of the men understood what Baba meant. That afternoon, Guruprasad was filled to overflowing during a program …

YOU HAVE LEFT OUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PART

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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 …

IN THE FIRE OF LOVE, ALL DIRT IS AUTOMATICALLY CONSUMED

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One devoted couple, who met Baba for the first time during his visit to Myrtle Beach, was Fred and Ella Winterfeldt, two German immigrants who had settled in New York, where they had met and married. Both were interested in finding a spiritual Master. Fred, age fifty-four, had been searching for many years, and Ella, age fifty-five, had felt a …

ONE SHOULD ASPIRE FOR SUCH A DRINK!

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One day, Baba (May 1960) 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 …

GOD IS ONE, INDIVISIBLE

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(May 1960) God is One, Indivisible. The many divisions you see are only apparent. They are the outcome of ignorance. How can this be explained? How can ignorance know itself as ignorance? The dream state that you experience will give you some idea about this. Suppose you go to sleep, and I appear to you in your dream, saying: “Shastri, …

IN RESPONSE TO THE SILENT YEARNINGS . . .

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Two days later, on May 5th, (1961) Baba had this circular issued throughout India: Avatar Meher Baba is happy in the way his lovers are doing their best to help him remain absolutely undisturbed in his strict seclusion. He says that his seclusion will continue to remain as such, and he wants his loved ones also to continue to help …

ALL THE THREE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD ARE LINKED WITH ONE ANOTHER

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(May 1958) 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. …

I HAVE SAVED YOU FOR MY WORK

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Rano had been suffering a very high temperature since the end of April. Her face was swollen, she had a rash on her chest and her skin itched. The doctor told Baba that there was little hope for her survival. Baba called Dr. Nilu from Rahuri, who properly diagnosed her illness as scarlet fever. Nilu began treating her according to Baba’s advice. (1) When in Nasik, …

INAGURATION OF MEHER ASHRAM

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The official opening ceremonies for Meher Ashram were held on Sunday, May 1st, 1927. A procession started at two-thirty, and Baba, the mandali, the pupils and teachers all joined in. They paraded to the family quarters, led by a band and a group of lejim dancers shouting and playing musical instruments. (1) When they arrived, bhajans were sung, Baba’s arti was performed, and he distributed …

RESULT OF NOT FOLLOWING 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, …

WHATEVER YOU HAVE GIVEN ME IS TOO MUCH

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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 the advice, …

FOREIGN DONATION CHECKS

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=== FORWADED MESSAGE === “Jai Baba,   Many overseas Baba lovers send their loving donations by physical checks drawn on their Bank A/c.  As per the changed rules the Bank is asking us to provide a scan copy of the donor’s Photo Identity like current passport, driving license, etc. Moreover for collecting a foreign check involves time & additional cost to …

TANTRIC POWERS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SPIRITUL PATH

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(April 28, 1963) Dr. Bharucha told Baba of a man in his home town (Navsari) who professed to have the power to drive out evil spirits from people possessed by them. Bharucha asked Baba, “How are such powers developed, and are the people who have them really advanced souls on the path?” In reply, Baba stated: It is possible to …

AS GOOD IS NECESSARY, LIKEWISE BAD IS ALSO NECESSARY

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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 …

TRY TO ATTRIBUTE ALL YOUR ACTS TO GOD AND LET RESULTS BE HIS

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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 …

ALTHOUGH YOU ARE FAULTLESS, STILL YOU ARE AT FAULT

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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 …

GOD ONLY IS. SAMADHI IS A BLUFF

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In Nasik on April 23rd, (1937) Baba gave an explanation about the seven spiritual planes and also stated: I am in Sahaj Samadhi every second. This state means: “I am everywhere; I am in everything; I am in everyone.” That is why to know me you have to realize the Self. You see me ordinarily in the physical body – but I …

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIRMAN, AVATAR MEHER BABA TRUST, AHMEDNAGAR

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Dear Meherabad Residents and Community, In recent days we have been hearing that there is concern and confusion amongst Baba lovers about some aspects of the covid situation here at Meherabad. In order to clear up that confusion we will be writing a Tavern Talk to update everyone on the current situation at Meherabad, but it is important that those …

WHY TRY TO BE UNHAPPY BY WANTING THINGS?

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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, but all people are miserable because of ignorance which forces them to fulfill desires. Yet the goal of each and every one is to attain …

THE AVATAR’S CIRCLE

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(20 April 1955) In the case of the Avatar, it is different. He has ten circles in all. The first or inner circle of the Avatar consists of twelve men with an appendage of two women; and each of the following nine outer circles consists of twelve persons, both men and women. In all there are one hundred and twenty …

MANZIL-E-MEEM PERIOD ENDS

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TO SUMMARIZE MANZIL-E-MEEM: Prior to the ten-month stay in Bombay, Meher Baba’s relationship with the mandali had been one that exists between good friends. Those who acknowledged him to be their Master or Guru were unaware of the significance and absolute necessity of obedience to all his orders. In Manzil-e-Meem, this relationship completely changed. The mandali were made to be aware …

THE DREAM OF MATERIALISM

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On Wednesday, April 18th, (1962) Baba gave this discourse on the Dream of Materialism: 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 …

HOW COULD I SIT BEFORE THE EMPEROR

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During this fast, Baba was merged in mast work. Kaka and brother Jal had brought a high mast from Ellichpur, named Gulab Shah, on April 17th.(1939). When Kaka and Jal first contacted him in Ellichpur and were trying to persuade him to come with them to see Baba, the mast told those surrounding him in the street, “There is One who wants to …

ENTERTAINMENT FOR BABA

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

YOU ARE ISHWAR

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(April 1926) 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; it was put into a cage …

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, “If …

A WOMAN IS MAN’S EQUAL

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When Baba was sitting for the final session with the sculptor Edward Merrett on April 13th, (1932) a newspaper reporter came to watch and asked Baba: “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 …

NEVER, NEVER GO TO ANYBODY ELSE!

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One afternoon Baba walked on the veranda and saw Slamson, Padri and another one of the men casually talking with the keeper of the Shiva temple. He immediately sent someone to inquire as to what they were doing by that temple and what they were discussing. The three men went to Baba and explained that they were simply passing the …

REUNITED AFTER FIVE YEARS

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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. …

WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?

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In Karwar, (April 1940) 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 …

REAL NON-VIOLENCE

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

INTOXICATION

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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, …

HUMAN WEAKNESSES OF THE PREVIOUS SIX AVATARS

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When the group assembled in Guruprasad on the afternoon of April 7th, (1963) Baba informed them, “During the last seclusion at Meherazad, I suffered a lot during the last three months due to the strain of my Universal work. Yet despite the strain, I gave several explanations and discourses to the mandali during that seclusion period.” Baba then reiterated and …

I AM USTAD

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ON ONE OCCASION,  a seeker from Bombay named Joshi Maharaj came for Baba’s darshan along with some well-known and highly respected persons from Poona, including Jagannath Maharaj. Joshi Maharaj had previously met Baba at Sakori and at that time had touched Baba’s feet. But this time, since he was accompanied by influential persons and some of his followers, he merely …

I AND MY LOVE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU – HERE OR HEREAFTER

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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 …

FORGETFULNESS, HELPLESSNES AND ALL-POWERFULNESS

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During the train ride, 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 can well …

I WANT SHANTI

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DURING the programs at Madras, thousands filed past Baba after taking darshan. One man took darshan on the night of April 3rd (1947) and was about to walk away when Baba interrupted the flow and called him back. Baba spelled out to him, “I know you.” But none of the local lovers were acquainted with this gentleman. The next morning, …

YOU SHOULD THINK OF ME IN EVERYTHING YOU DO

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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 …

APRIL FOOL

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(April 1959) Bal Natu, a school teacher, was also a resident at Guruprasad for several weeks during his summer vacation. C. D. Deshmukh came to Poona during his summer holidays. He and his family stayed at the Patwardhan Lodge, and he was allowed to visit Guruprasad daily, as was G. S. N. Moorty of Calcutta. Nariman, Katie (Goher’s sister) and …

MY WORDS WILL BE SO SACRED EVEN THEY WIL WORK WONDERS!

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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, …

BABA EXPOUNDS ON THE NATURE OF LOVE

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On March 30th, (1930) some devotees came to Nasik to see Baba who expounded on the nature of love to them:L ove me and you will know me; but I am such a Reality that it is extremely difficult to know me. The price is love. No repetition of God’s name, no penance and no meditation is necessary – only …

BABA TO MURSHIDA IVY DUCE

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n late March, Meher Baba responded to a letter from Ivy Duce dated February 15th, 1948. Baba’s letter, dictated through Dr. Ghani, covered several topics Ivy Duce had raised. Baba also repeated specific instructions he gave Ivy Duce six weeks earlier during their January meeting at Meherazad. The most relevant points are presented here: March 29th, 1948 Dear Mrs. Ivy …

BABA REMARKS ABOUT SNAKES

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The same day (March 28, 1938) a five-foot-long snake was seen outside the kitchen with a sparrow in its mouth. Baba was called, and he came with a few of the men. One man struck the snake on its back, and it released the sparrow which flew away. Baba gave the final killing blow, crushing its head. Later in the …

. . . THEN ONLY DO ALL OUR DOUBTS VANISH

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(March 1953) People of all beliefs were introduced to Meher Baba. Kumar brought an atheist to whom Baba stated: Everyone is an atheist until he finds God by actual experience. It is better to be an atheist and be honest in words and deeds than to pose as a lover of God and lead a dishonest life. God is completely …

WHEN INTELLIGENCE THINKS OF ITSELF, IT REALIZES ITS SELF

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At Shahane’s house on March 25th, (1926) Meher Baba gave the following discourse on intelligence – the use of knowledge by the mind in the state of thinking: Intelligence not thinking is unconsciousness and may be likened to sound sleep. Thinking and imagination are latent in intelligence. When intelligence thinks of Itself, it realizes Its Self and is God. When …

WHAT IS LIFE?

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(March 1953) FROM THE ASYLUM for the Blind in Dehra Dun several men came for Baba’s darshan. Although they could not see Meher Baba’s physical form, they had an appreciation of his love which they could feel. Baba consoled them: “The whole world is blind because it cannot see God as Truth, and whatever it sees is false. From that …

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN BY HAVING A STATUE BUILT?

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(March 1957) After lunch, a meeting of the Andhra lovers was held, during which Kodury Krishna Rao expressed his desire to commission a statue of Baba for Kovvur. Baba remarked to him, “Install me in your heart! What will you gain by having a statue built?” Kodury replied, “The statue will serve as a medium to keep you in my …

RETAINING CONTACT WITH THE AVATAR

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Narayana Rao asked, “How can we retain contact with the Avatar constantly?” In response, Baba clarified: He means that now that Baba is physically among us, we feel the contact. But when Baba physically leaves us, this contact gradually cools down. How to retain it constantly? I will explain. Do you feel constantly hungry? When you are hungry, you take …

LEARN TO LIVE LIKE A STONE

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March 21st 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 soon as he …

BABA EXPLAINS “THE DREAM OF CREATION”

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Baba explained about “the dream of creation:” All this is a delusion. Whatever you see, what you hear and what you think is all illusion. Whatever you see externally, that, too, is imagination. But its grip is so tight that you cannot free yourselves. You are the possessors of Infinite Knowledge, Infinite Power and Infinite Bliss; but you are so …

NOW I WILL TOUCH YOUR FEET AND YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE WITH ME IN THE SIN

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Rustom Kaka Hathidaru (1) operated the movie projector in Sarosh Cinema and had been in Meher Baba’s contact since 1925. His wife, Kaku, had likewise been in the Master’s orbit since her childhood, and their home was always filled with talk about Baba. The assistant operator was a Christian named Bhasker Rao Pawar. Hathidaru would speak to him about Baba, but the …

SIGNING OF “GOD SPEAKS”

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On March 18th, (1955) Baba began signing approximately five hundred title pages of the book God Speaks, soon to be published in America. (1) The following is the promotional book review of God Speaks written by the scholar W. Y. Evans-Wentz, entitled The Uniqueness and Paramount Value of God Speaks: No other Teacher in our own time or in any known …

LOVING GOD

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“How can we love God?” one visitor asked. (March 1953) How to love God? How do you love anything? If you fall in love with a beautiful girl, what happens? No system or principle exists for such a man. He will not fear ridicule. If people call him mad, he does not mind. To lose oneself to find the Beloved …

THE POWER OF MY NAME

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…(In March 1930) The group’s conversation topic turned to wild animals, for there were tigers, lions and bears roaming the jungles surrounding Mysore. Meher Baba advised: If you ever come across any such savage animals, or if you find yourselves in a perilous situation, cry out my name loudly. I will then save you. Even if you die, you should …