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 …

BABA EXPLAINS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POWERS OF A GOD-REALIZED MASTER AND A YOGI

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Throughout August, Meher Baba would often go to Ahmednagar to visit his devotees. During one occasion, on August 30th, (1927) he explained the difference between the powers of a God-Realized Master and a yogi: Divine miracles are generally attributed to Avatars, Sadgurus, or Realized human beings, while occult powers belong to yogis. The former is the outcome of extremely high …

DROWN YOURSELF IN THIS OCEAN OF LOVE

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(August 1956) You assert, “I am God” because you have read and understood intellectually that there is nothing but God. But this assertion “I am God” falls apart, because you and your mind are not united – are not One. This assertion is due to having thoughts. Thinking is there; that means duality is there. There is no direct experience …

METAMORPHOSIS OF HIS SELF

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(August 1963) Numerous American and Russian rocket space flights were also in the news at this time. One morning, some remark from one of the mandali elicited this response from Baba on the subject of the exploration of space: However far man may fling himself into outer space, even if he were to succeed in reaching the furthermost object in …

BABA DICTATES A GHAZAL TO BHAU

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During his nightwatch on Friday, August 26th, 1960, Baba dictated this ghazal to Bhau in Hindi: Do not fall in love with Maya, it will ruin you. It will drag you from love and leave you a pauper. Surrender to the Perfect Master, he will better your lot He will adorn you with the jewelry of spirituality and make you …

PRAYER FOR BABA-LOVERS

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Baba came into the hall on August 25th, (1959) after working with Kaikobad. The men assembled before him. For some time, Baba sat with his eyes closed. He stretched and rested his legs on the bamboo stool. A bed sheet was    spread over his legs for warmth. After resting for some time in this position, Baba signaled for the …

ON GOD REALIZATION

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Speaking of Realization, and apparently how few Meher Baba found to be worthy of it, in response to an inquiry from Irwin and Edward Luck, on August 24th, 1962, Baba through Adi K. Irani replied by letter: ” … To draw nearer to God-Realization you have to draw further away from pride, deception, obstinacy and self-assertion to begin with. Love …

TRUE LOVE IS BEREFT OF ANY THOUGHT OF GAIN . . .

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Adi K. Irani’s mood had been gloomy since seeing Baba and, on August 23rd, (1934) Baba asked him, “Why don’t you look happy these days?” Adi was never one to mince his words, even with Baba. He replied, “During your last five foreign tours, you did not take me with you and kept me here under one pretext or another.” …

I WANT YOU TO BE UNPERTURBED, CHEERFUL AND NEVER OUT OF MOOD FOR ANY REASON

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FRIDAY, AUGUST  22nd, 1958, marked the end of the first forty-day period of Baba’s seclusion and work (with Nilkanth and Kaikobad), which Baba stated was done one hundred percent satisfactorily. On August 25th, from his seclusion, Baba sent this telegram to some of his lovers, which was distributed as a Life Circular six days later: Circumstances during these three months …

I WILL FULFIL YOUR WISH AND IN THIS BIRTH

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Early that same evening, Baba was sitting in the Makan in a very pleasant and expansive mood. From among those sitting around him, his eyes fell on Gopal Swamy. Baba asked him, ‘”Tell me what you most desire?” Gopal said, “Nothing.” Baba pressed him, “Go on, ask me. Ask for anything. Tell me your desires now and I will grant …

THAT BIG HEAD OF HIS WAS TRULY A TREASURE-HOUSE . . .

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At the time these preparations were taking place in Hyderabad, Dr. Ghani had a heart attack in Poona and died at 7 P.M. on August 20th, at the age of sixty. Receiving news of his death, Baba instructed Adi Sr. and Ramjoo, who had returned to Ahmednagar, to be present at his funeral, and they immediately drove to Poona. Sarosh, …

WHAT I EXPLAIN IS A SUBJECT BEYOND THE COMPREHENSION OF THE MIND

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Dr. Ghani Munsiff had one of the most gifted minds among the mandali. However, his perceptive mental faculty and keen wit would sometimes stir debate among the men. He had arrived in Meherabad a few days before, and late at night on August 19th, (1926) a heated discussion on religion and Baba’s explanations about the path to God took place …

CARRYING OUT MY ORDERS WAS THE ALL-IMPORTANT THING

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For a long time now Baba had stopped his lovers and mandali from touching his feet, and also from offering salutation with folded hands. Every man was aware of it and was obedient to his wishes. On August 18th, (1949) however, Ali Akbar (Aloba), who was sitting by Baba’s chair, silently and quickly touched Baba’s feet. No one noticed, but …

I WAS HERE AS JESUS

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AFTER TWO WEEKS along the Italian Riviera, Baba entrained with all from Santa Margherita to Venice on August 17th. (1932).  Kitty was supervising every detail of their journey. They changed trains in Genoa, and Enid Corfe joined them in Milan. The compartment was packed, but they arrived safely the next morning in Venice, where they checked into the Hotel International. Baba …

WE NOURISH OUR ENEMIES AND KILL OUR FRIENDS!

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Meher Baba would explain about the past Avatars to the mandali. On August 16th, (1926) he revealed about Prophet Muhammad: Infidels knocked out the teeth of Prophet Muhammad and he did not let out even a single sigh! As Masters, our ways are quite opposite to the ways of the world. We outwardly harass those who love us, and we …

PEOPLE DON’T WANT GOD, THEY WANT NAMAZ!

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DURING THIS PERIOD, (August 1938) Padri once brought a qawaal singer to the P.W.D. bungalow to entertain Baba. Baba met with him for a while and the man said, “How good is my luck that I have met you today. I wish someday to compose ghazals and sing them before you, Hazrat.” Baba replied, “If you want to sing, sing now …

REPLIES FROM HIS SECLUSION

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Even though Baba was in seclusion during August 1935, he still attended to his correspondence, listening to letters and dictating replies. On August 14th (1935) he answered several letters and Chanji, visiting from Bombay, took down his replies. Darwin Shaw had written that he was hoping to establish a retreat for Meher Baba in America. Baba wrote back: Whether that …

BABA DIACTATS THE MASTER’S PRAYER

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Meher Baba dictated the Master’s (or Parvardigar) Prayer in Dehra Dun on Thursday, August 13th, 1953. And from that day until the 2nd of September, it was recited every evening with Baba taking part in the prayer. Donkin would read it aloud in English, and it was repeated by another mandali in Gujarati. When it was over, Baba would lay his head on the feet …

GULMAI IS VERY FORTUNATE THAT I WAS PRESENT AT HER BURIAL

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MEANWHILE, Adi’s mother Gulmai’s ill condition, due to kidney disease, worsened in August. While at Meherabad on August 6th, Baba informed Padri to be prepared for Gulmai’s burial on the Hill, as she would be dying shortly. On the evening of August 8th, Gulmai’s condition became serious, and Adi sent Sarosh to Meherazad to inform Baba. Baba instructed Sarosh that …

BUT WHAT WA BABA’S JUSTICE?

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On August 11th, (1938) an old villager was brought by force to Meherabad by Dada Patil. The man had a bullock cart, which Pendu had hired to bring materials to Meherabad, but he was caught with some wooden planks he had stolen from the stockpile on the Hill. Baba had come to lower Meherabad that day, and the villager was …

I AND THOSE COMING WITH ME ARE TO SUFFER

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Since Sarosh, Nariman and Meherjee understood practical worldly matters, and all three had rendered much service to Baba in the past, they were deeply concerned about Baba’s decisions to break up the ashrams and dispose of everything. Sarosh was the first to offer to undertake sole responsibility for maintaining indefinitely all the men and women now staying with Baba. Baba …

REMAIN UNATTACHED

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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 eggs to Hedi (Mertens) and mail for you all. You cannot escape petty things, …

WHILE EVERYBODY ADDS TO MYBURDEN, KAKA REMOVES A FRACTION OF IT.

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On Sunday, August 7th, (1968) Baba had Rama Kalchuri prepare and send bhajiya for himself and the women. The next day, Rama sent Baba a rakhi (a bracelet-like amulet tied by a sister to her brother’s wrist on the Hindu festival of Rakhi, devoted to Lord Shiva). Baba accepted the symbolic act. Although Baba’s exclusion work ended on the 30th of July, …

AMAZEMENT AT BABA’S DIVINE LEELA

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Baba called his brother Jal, Eruch and Adi Sr. to Raipur on August 5th. (1944) That evening, Deshmukh delivered an inspiring speech about Meher Baba, which made hundreds of citizens eager for his darshan. Suddenly that night, Baba’s health collapsed. The public darshan was scheduled to take place the next day, and Jal Kerawala grew worried. He had invited many …

BABA’S SUFFERING FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD AT LARGE

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During Baba’s stay in Nasik, boils appeared on his body and began causing him much pain. On August 5th, (1930) Dr. Nilu was specially called from Bombay to give Baba an injection. When he was given the injection, Baba, being in a candid mood, explained the mysterious significance of his ailment: These boils are of different types – one irritating, …

MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

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Previously, on August 3rd, (1942) Meher Baba had dictated the following message, which was published in the September issue of the Indian magazine for youth, Comrade: It is the privilege of youths to be full of energy and hope. Not being caught up in any grooves, their dreams about the future have the advantage of being inspired by an unfettered imagination. …

HOW COULD HE BE A SPIRITUAL MASTER?

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(Aug. 02, 1953) Baba then commented about India, the habits of Perfect Masters and the past habits of the different Avatars: It is astonishing to find that India is said to be a land of spirituality. In no other country is found such blind faith, superstition and practice of religious ceremonies. Now, think what people would say when I am …

THE “UNDERGROUND PIT” WAS TO HOUSE HIS LAST PHYSICAL REMAINS

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Starting in August, 1938, the Swiss artist Helen Dahm was painting colorful murals on the inside walls of Meher Baba’s underground crypt. She was absorbed in her work from morning to evening. Although Helen was not a young woman, (she was sixty at the time) out of love, she worked on her back on top of scaffolding to paint the …

BABA ARRIVES AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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BABA ARRIVED at Los Angeles International Airport at 5:50 A.M., on Tuesday, July 31st, 1956. It was drizzling rain and the skies were overcast. Baba was greeted by three women of the Los Angeles Hospitality Committee, none of whom had met him before: Hilda Fuchs, Gladys Carr and Marguerite Poley. They placed a lei of red and white carnations around his …

BABA’S EXCLUSION WORK CAME TO AN END

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Baba’s exclusion work came to an end on July 30th, (1968) and from that day the reciting of the prayers was also stopped. That evening, Baba declared: My work is done. It is completed one hundred percent to my satisfaction. The result of this work will also be one hundred percent and will manifest from the end of September (1968). …

TIRED OF THE ILLUSION GAME

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One morning in July, (1968) Baba dictated this rhyme: “God always existed. God will always exist. He is never changing, ever the same, And illusion is his eternal game.” Later, in August, Baba continued the theme: “Everlasting, never ending Never changing, ever the same And his Oneness in its fullness Plays in manyness his game.” Another time, he spelled out, …

EVERYWHERE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS BLISS.

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Kalemama held an important post in Dhulia as the municipal engineer. He had arranged everything for Baba s reception with the help of Pandoba and Manekar. Upon his arrival, joyful cries of “Sadguru Meher Baba ki jai!” rang out. Baba was profusely garlanded with flowers, and amidst loud cheers of welcome and gladness, made his way to Kalemama’s house. Even …

BY BEING EVERYTHING, WHAT YOU THINK ME TO BE, I AM

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Baba called Kutumb Sastri to Dehra Dun to discuss the Andhra programs. On Sunday, July 26th, (1953) in the course of the conversation, Baba explained to Sastri: To know God is to become God. So how can you know what a Perfect Master is unless you become one? I may be either the Avatar, a Sadguru or an ordinary man. …

BE TRUE KARMA YOGI

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A discussion ensued about rendering social service. Meher Baba made the following comments: The activities you are engaged in of serving the nation and the people are good. But to acquire the full bliss through karma yoga, there is only one way and method. And that is, while rendering service, there should not be the least thought or feeling of “I …

NO AMOUNT OF PRAYERS OR MEDITATION CAN DO WHAT HELPING OTHERS CAN DO

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At 11 A.M., July 23, 1956) all were called into the interview room. Cameramen from the television station NBC were going to take a short film. Don Stevens read Baba’s message “Deathless Living,” and afterwards Baba stated: It is the birthright of every human being to be happy, but most feel miserable. It is due to the load of sanskaras …

YOU BELIEVE I AM GOD, THEN WHY ARE YOU NOT HAPPY?

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From 8 to 9 A.M. on Saturday, July 21st, (1956) Baba held private conferences with several small groups in his hotel room. Bili Eaton told him, “Baba, I would like to love you more than I love myself.” “Do that,” he said, “And you will have everything!” Baba asked Ivy Duce, regarding Charmian’s upcoming marriage to Jay Corrinet,”Are you happy?” “No, …

SERIOUS SECLUSION WORK

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From Friday morning, July 21st,(1967) Baba began his “serious seclusion work” with Kaikobad every morning for three hours inside Mandali Hall. The doors and windows were kept tightly shut, and not the slightest sound was permitted – so much so that even the birds were gently driven away so their chirping might not disturb Baba. Inside the hall, Kaikobad would …

LET THEM WAIT

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A group of about sixty lovers from the New York area, California, Texas and South Carolina had gathered at Idlewild Airport (1) on the early morning of Friday, July 20th, 1956, to await the arrival of the Ancient One and to welcome him once again to the shores of America after a gap of four years. At exactly 7:05 A.M., Baba’s plane, …

HAS YOUR FATHER EVER HEARD QAWAALI MUSIC?

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During this seclusion, Baba expressed a wish to hear qawaali singing and, on July 18th, (1942) Baidul brought a local qawaal with a group of musicians. The singing began, but within two minutes Baba left the room and beckoned Adi to follow him. With the door shut to his room, he revealed to Adi, “To lessen the great universal burden, …

RENUNCIATION MEANS GIVING UP THINGS THAT YOU LOVE MOST

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On July 18th, (1939) Baba remarked to the men mandali about renunciation, “Renunciation means giving up things that you love most.” Turning to Masaji, he spelled out, “Masaji should go to the movies but come back without seeing the picture! That is real giving up. Go, but don’t watch, and then return.” In conclusion, the Master’s unique way of training the mandali …

WE MASTERS WORK AS SWEEPERS

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Pleader was new to the mandali, having recently joined Baba, and expressed his willingness to serve in any way. There were no sweepers in the ashram, and this was a problem as there were no flush toilets or septic tanks. Masaji was given the duty of cleaning the women’s toilets. The men mandali would relieve themselves in the fields, but …

TO BABA, THESE ODD THINGS WERE AN INVALUABLE TREASURE

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On July 16th, (1943) in Kanganpur, at the very sight of Baba, a mast named Saiyid Rehmatullah began dancing with ecstasy and welcomed Baba with joy: “Come in, come in; I was waiting for your arrival and am ready for you.” He then conducted Baba to a graveyard a mile away where he had an abode and Baba sat with him alone. …

POWER OF BABA’S SECLUSION WORK

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Some work still remained to be completed on the cabin, so Baba did not actually begin his seclusion until the evening of July 15th. (1935). No one was allowed near the new cabin unless called by Baba. Padri and Pendu were occasionally called for work. Vishnu came each day from 3 to 4:30 P.M. to attend to correspondence, since Chanji …

THERE IS NO QUESTION OF COMPROMISE IN SPIRITUALITY

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… Baba informed the women: I will give you your orders tomorrow. I know you will follow all of them, except the one of not criticizing and speaking ill of others! That one you won’t be able to obey. I have been observing you all the past few days. I do not care if you do not obey, but if …

IT IS THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE . . . THAT MAKE ME SUFFER

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DURING THIS PERIOD, Mehera’s sister Freiny came to Meherabad from Nasik, still upset at her continued separation from Baba and her virtual isolation in Nasik. Freiny had deep love for Baba and wanted to be with him and the other women mandali, but Baba did not wish to keep her in the ashram because she had family responsibilities to her husband …

NOT POSSIBLE TO EXPRESS PURE LOVE THROUGH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

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On one occasion, a person in the group questioned Baba about lust. Their conversation follows: “It has been said that, by fighting lust, one can develop true love. But you teach that, by developing true love, one can break away from lust.” Baba replied, “The method of love is direct. The other method is indirect and roundabout. It is like …

POWERS OF YOGIS COMPARED TO SPIRITUAL POWERS

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In Raipur, on July 11th, (1944) Baba gave an explanation on the powers of yogis (siddhis) compared to spiritual powers: Through different yogas, one can attain strange, occult powers such as walking on water, talking with persons who are at a distance, becoming immune to snake venom through chanting mantras, et cetera. These powers, attained through yoga, control different vibrations, …

WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF THE GAIN THIS LOSS HAS GIVEN US?

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Baba had instructed Vishnu to store grain for a year, as there was the possibility of it becoming scarce during wartime. So Vishnu had stockpiled sufficient grain in a room adjoining Baba’s. Some days later, Baba complained to Vishnu, “Because of your sacks of grain in the next room, there are hundreds of rats who disturb me in my work. …

YOU SHOULD NEVER WASTE FOOD

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EVEN THOUGH FASTING, Baba would often serve meals to the mandali and boys, and was careful to see that no food was wasted. On July 9th, (1928) some of the mandali discarded a portion of their lunch. When Baba found out, he asked with obvious displeasure, “Why did you throw away some food?” They replied that he had served them …

IF ANYONE EVER GIVES YOU ANYTHING, FIRST GIVE IT TO ME.

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During this period in Hyderabad, Rano Gayley, whose eyesight was poor, was suffering discomfort, so one day she asked Baba’s permission to buy new glasses. Baba advised, “Buy the spectacles, but don’t spend more than you absolutely have to.” Rano went to an optometrist, and after giving her an examination, he asked for a large fee. This was a dilemma, …

DO YOU KNOW WHO RAMA WAS?

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(July 1953) I do not say you should take my name. If you want to take the name of Ram, that is all right, but do you know who Ram was? Chaurasia replied, “I only know that he is the Ancient One and is born on the physical plane from age to age.” Baba explained: Ram has four states: The …

JAPA

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Later that same day, July 5th, (1953) Ramdas Chaurasia of Nagpur came to Dehra Dun with his sons, Shankar and Ganesh, and they were also allowed to see Baba. In the course of conversation, Ramdas Chaurasia asked Baba the proper way to do japa (repetition of God’s name). Replying, Baba stated: Day and night you breathe, but do you ever …

OIBERAION DOES NOT REQUIRE TIME

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Christ said, “Leave all and follow me.” What did that mean? Don replied, “I assume it means literally to leave everything and follow Christ within yourself.” Then Baba continued: But the meaning behind it was not to leave all these things; not to renounce the world, it was to obey.  Leave all thoughts, your selfish thoughts, and simply obey me. Then, …

YOU WILL HAVE TO SEEK THE AID OF ONE WHO KNOWS

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One visitor was C. D. Deshmukh. After completing his philosophy doctorate in London, he came to see Baba and stayed for four days. He asked Baba, “What am I to do now?” Smiling, Baba replied, “Just be sure to not forget me! Look for a job in a university, but with the conviction that you do so in order to …

THIS WAS TO BE BABA’S LAST RECORDED VERBAL DISCOURSE

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ALTHOUGH it had been announced by mail that no outsiders should come to Meherabad after July 1st, (1925) a group of Parsi politicians came to see Meher Baba on July 2nd. After discussing with them the political and spiritual situation of India, the Master discoursed about the mind and body. This was to be his last recorded verbal discourse: Human …

SAMADHI DARSHAN

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Jai Baba dear Baba Family, We have been receiving several inquiries as to when the Samadhi will be opened for Darshan and when the pilgrim facilities will open. There is a marked reduction all over in new Covid-19 positive cases. But for the last few days the number has been static. There is no appreciable further reduction. The Covid Center …

NOTHING MORE THAN THE VOCAL CORD’S USELESS PRATTLE

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(July 1929) In Dhulia, a Brahmin priest lived in a room adjoining the mandali’s. Every morning he would get up early and loudly chant Hindu shlokas (verses) from the Shastras (Scriptures). The mandali complained about him to Baba.. . . in reference to the Brahmin priest, Meher Baba explained: Everywhere in the world, in the name of prayer and worship, …

LET US CONSULT HAFIZ

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NILU COMPLAINED to Baba on June 30th, (1953) “Donkin is discontinuing his subscription to his medical journal from abroad, which I need, as you have told me to keep up with the latest developments. Tell him not to do so.” Baba replied, “Let us consult Hafiz and see if Nilu’s wish is to come true.” Baba told Aloba to bring …

AT A RECEPTION HOSTED FOR BABA IN LONDON

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While Baba was in London, the Countess Kitty Phalen hosted a reception for him at her home on the evening of June 29th. (1934). About fifteen sincere people came to meet Baba, and he answered their many questions and gave explanations: One man asked, “How can I be a true Christian?” From the alphabet board, Baba replied, “By following the …

BABA’S FRIENDSHIP WILL BE A PERSECUTION FOR YOU

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A YOUTH named Singh, from Hamirpur, had attended the Andhra darshan program, but his parents were against Baba. Running away from home, Singh came to Baba in Dehra Dun on Sunday, June 28th. (1953) Before he arrived, his father’s telegram was received, asking Baba to send Singh back immediately. “Why have you come here?” Baba asked him. “I wish to stay …

STATES AND STAGES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

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There are three states of a man: the awake state, the dream state and the sound sleep state. In the awake state, man uses his gross eyes for seeing, gross ears for hearing, his gross nose for smelling, and so on for all other senses. In the dream state, man uses his subtle body, and not his gross body, for …

MORE POINTS REGARDING EXPERIENCES OF THE PLANES

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The next day, June 26th, (1963) Baba added a few more points regarding the experiences of the planes: Sometimes a Wali of the fifth plane gets a glimpse of the sixth plane for a short time, then the experience disappears. Again after some time, the Wali gets a glimpse of the sixth plane, which again disappears after some time. Therefore, …

THREE MAIN STAGES OF EXPERIENCES ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH

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On June 25th, (1963) Baba explained about the three main stages of experiences on the Spiritual Path – enthusiasm, depression and hope: There are three states of experiences. When a seeker enters the Spiritual Path, for twelve years he has the experience of enthusiasm. Then comes the period of depression. This depression goes deep to such an extent that the …

POOR WORK AT THE SHRINE OF SABIR

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(24 June 1953) In Roorkee, Baidul had arranged the program in the shrine of Sabir. A room for Baba to sit in was provided and a brick platform was raised for the poor to stand on to enable Baba to wash their feet and bow down on them. Baba had covered his head with a scarf and looked in a …

SERIOUS PREOCCUPATION WITH THE CHILDREN

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Prior to reaching Kashmir, another lad named Tulsi had been found in Lahore, and was travelling with them to Srinagar. The group reached Srinagar on June 23rd. (1930) Early the next day, Baba sent Vishnu and Raosaheb to Harvan Village to bring the boy Pandit to him. Baba had cryptically remarked earlier, “Pandit is the link in bringing Agha Ali …

THE ESSENCE MUST BE PREPARED TO CHANGE ITS VERY FORM

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

THE DIVINE RESPONSE

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During June, (1959) he also gave this discourse on The Divine Response: The moment you try to understand God rather than love Him, you begin to misunderstand Him, and your ignorance feeds your ego. Mind cannot reach that which is beyond it. God is infinite and beyond the reach of mind. The Divine Will that brought forth this infinite illusion …

THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

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(June 1942) Among the great saints of Rishikesh was Keshwanandji Maharaj. Meher Baba did not actually physically contact Keshwanandji while in Rishikesh but verified to Pleader that he was among the greatest saints of India. Pleader (Baba’s disciple) had encountered Keshwanandji Maharaj in April of 1934. Keshwanandji was totally naked in all weather except for a loin-cloth, and his impressive …

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

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

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 …