FEBRUARY 12, 1949 – YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND IT.

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FEBRUARY 12, 1949 – YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND IT.   On Saturday, February 12th, 1949, Baba’s fifty-fifth birthday was observed by the Meherabad mandali. He warned Pendu and the other men mandali to be less extravagant, and sternly remarked: “There is an acute shortage of funds, and days of hardships are ahead. None knows what will happen …

FEBRUARY 11, 1940 – SCIENCE AND RELIGION – AN INTERVIEW.

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FEBRUARY 11, 1940 – SCIENCE AND RELIGION – AN INTERVIEW.   Reporters would seek interviews with Meher Baba; at times he would consent and at times deny their request. On Sunday, February 11th, Baba consented to an interview with a newspaper reporter. The following is their dialogue:   “Do you accept the principle now usually accepted in the West that science and …

FEBRUARY 1958 – THE MASTS HAVE THE COMBINED ATTRIBUTES OF . . .

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FEBRUARY 1958 – THE MASTS HAVE THE COMBINED ATTRIBUTES OF A CHILD, MADMAN AND A PISHACH (GHOST). Baba then described the mast he had brought from Meherazad, who had been kept opposite the main building in lower Meherabad on the east side. He had been given milk which he drank, and Baba directed that he be given a little rice …

FEBRUARY 8, 1923 – BABA EXPLAINS TRANSFER OF SPIRITUAL CHARGE.

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FEBRUARY 8, 1923 – BABA EXPLAINS TRANSFER OF SPIRITUAL CHARGE. During the night of February 8th. (1923) , Ghani was reading to the Master from the book The life of Ghouse Ali – a Mohammedan Qutub who was a ghouse type Perfect Master like Sai Baba, and separated his physical body as an aspect of his spiritual working. Ghani asked, …

FEBRUARY 7, 1937 – BABA EXPLAINED SOME SPIRITUAL POINTS.

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FEBRUARY 7, 1937 – BABA EXPLAINED SOME SPIRITUAL POINTS. In Rahuri, on Sunday, February 7th, Baba gave up solid food and began fasting for the last ten days of his forty-day fast on only water. Two days passed and Baba went to Nasik. Gathering the group, he explained some spiritual points, starting with agents: Qutub in Sufism means center. That …

FEBRUARY 5, 1946 – WHEN THE TIME CAME, I GAVE HIM THE BODY.

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FEBRUARY 1946 – WHEN THE TIME CAME, I GAVE HIM THE BODY. On February 5th, (1946) Eruch brought a mast, and then returned to Poona. Baba would work with the mast in seclusion and then go for a walk on Tembi Hill with the women. They would collect bright pebbles and rocks from the hill; at times both of Baba’s …

FEBRUARY 1958 – OPIUMIZED SAINTS.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – OPIUMIZED SAINTS. Baba began to discourse: For one to declare that he is a saint and allow people to bow down to and revere him, without real authority, is to feed one’s ego with intense happiness. Simultaneously, with the feeding of the ego comes a feeling of well-being. One who is addicted to opium (eating or smoking) …

FEBRUARY 1954 – IN THE BARBADI EMERGES THE REAL ABADI.

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FEBRUARY 1954 – IN THE BARBADI EMERGES THE REAL ABADI. AS IN ELURU, Baba visited the homes of ten of his lovers in Tadepalligudem. A man named Bapiraju had lost his job and was facing financial ruin. At his house, to console him, Baba stated: I am the Avatar, Perfect Master, anything. I am what I am and beyond that, …

FEBRUARY – I CAN NEVER DIE

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I can never die. I am not this body that you see; it is only a coat I put on when I visit you. I am Existence – Infinite and Eternal I am closer to you than your very breath; remember Me and I am always with you.    

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 12

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The beginning of an endless new story! Mehera and the women Mandali came for their last darshan. All stood silently around the Tomb. In the pin-drop silence, only the loud sobs could be heard of the one who loved the only One as He should be loved. The women Mandali put a garland round Baba and with eyes that betrayed the sorrow in their …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 11

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Happy Birthday to You! Some of Baba’s old treasures were shown by the Mandali to the lovers. One was an old patched coat, originally black but practically covered with patches of blue and black. Baba had said that this coat was the most sacred of His possessions. He had worn it steadily for eight years from 1921. Referring to the coat, Baba had …

“TRAVELLING WITH MEHER BABA” – A BOMBAY CENTRE PRESENTATION

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre is pleased to present their Drama “Travelling with Meher Baba” at the 45th Amartithi of Beloved Baba. It is a hilarious play depicting Beloved Baba’s travels throughout India by road and rail. This is Part 3 in the series “The Avatarhood of Meher Baba.”  The DVD would be  screening at Upper Meherabad …

LIVE WEBCAST OF BELOVED BABA’S AMARTITHI – 31/01/2014

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To find the live broadcast go directly to: http://ambppct.org/amartithi2014Live.php To see video highlights go directly to: http://ambppct.org/amartithi2014videos.php To see photos go directly to: http://ambppct.org/amartithiPhotos2014.php    Or simply go to the home page at: http://ambppct.org, click on the “Amartithi Live” button on the “Quick Links” menu and follow the links on the “Amartithi 2014 Live Webcast” page. == Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust 28th …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 10

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Would there be a resurrection today?   The women Mandali occupied the empty rooms on Meherabad hill. They would come several times each day to see Baba in the Tomb. The long queues of men, women and children would then be temporarily stopped and the Tomb vacated. Mehera and the other women Mandali would then enter the Tomb. To see …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 9

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Sleeping on a bed of roses!   Two volunteers remained in the Tomb all the time. One would fan Baba while he sat on the landing of the crypt, the other would be busy collecting flowers at the door and swabbing the floor with a wet cloth to remove the dust that flew inside in plenty with thousands stamping and bowing at the door. …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 8

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They were tears of love !  News had already reached Bombay by the evening of the 31st. Lovers rushed to the station to catch a train or a bus or got into cars and taxies to leave for Meherabad. Some arrived soon after Baba’s body had been placed in the Tomb. Padri and Chhagan stayed the whole night in the Tomb on Friday …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 7

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For Baba there is no goodbye ! While the record “Begin the Beguine” was being played several times, Dr. Donkin arrived with an ambulance. Baba was lifted on a stretcher from His room in Meherazad and brought to the men Mandali room. The stretcher was placed on His aluminium bed. The Mandali came one by one and bowed down for the last time in …

BOMBAY CENTRE OPEN ON AMARTITHI DURING POSTED HOURS

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Dear Baba-lovers,  Jai Baba!   For the benefit of those who cannot make it to Meherabad to participate in  Beloved Baba’s forty-fifth Amartithi which falls on Friday January 31, 2014, it has been decided to keep our Bombay Centre open between 11:30 A.M and 12:30 P.M. (one hour) on that Day.   The main function at Beloved Baba’s Samadhi on the Meherabad …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 6

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 To live eternally in the hearts of all His lovers!  The Mandali around Baba now realised that Baba had dropped His physical body. The reaction of the women Mandali was as womanly as it was heart-achingly understandable. They just could not bring themselves to believe that Baba had dropped His body. Mehera came into Baba’s room when He choked and …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 5

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It is getting late ! After Padri gave Baba the fourth dose, Baba for the last time then enquired whether Dr. Ginde had come. He was answered in the negative. Baba gestured, “By this time he should have come, it is getting late.” The Mandali were too busy attending to Baba’s needs and this statement did not make them suspect …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 4

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This is my crucifixion ! Bhau Kalchuri, who was constantly near Baba on the last night said that at 9:30 p.m. Baba told him, “I am not this body.” At 10:30 p.m. and again at 12:30 a.m. Baba told him, “Don’t Worry.” At 3:45 a.m. on Friday, 31st January, 1969, the following from the Mandali were called to be near …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 3

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Carry out every command of the Master! On 30th January, (1969) the spasms increased manifold. Even finger movements would precipitate a spasm making it very difficult to read Baba’s gestures. Dr. Grant was called from Poona. He felt Baba’s health was improving and so asked Baba to take a high protein diet. Baba asked him whether he ate meat and …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 2

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The shop will now be opened!On the 22nd of December, (1968) Mehera’s birthday was celebrated in the usual manner. About 200 lovers from Bombay had been called for the occasion. On 23rd December Dara, Baba’s nephew, and his wife Amrit, daughter of Shatrugna Kumar of Dehradun were blessed at Meherazad. Baba had taken a great interest in this wedding. In …

MEHER BABA’S LAST SAHAVAS – PART 1

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We sat down under a tree and heard the long story … from Eruch and the other members of the Mandali On the 19th of November, 1968, Beloved Baba asked one of His lovers from the Ahmednagar Meher Baba Centre to cook and send for Him “Sambhar” (curry) and rice. She did so very lovingly but, after eating only two …

REMINISCES OF BELOVED BABA’S LAST DAYS IN HIS PHYSICAL FORM.

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba?!? Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s Forty-Fifth Amartithi falls on Friday, 31st January 2014 and, as per the practice of the past few years, we intend to once again to rekindle and bring alive the memory of the last days of the Lord’s ministry on earth through sharing of excerpts from a splendid book, ‘Meher Baba’s Last Sahavas’ …

JANUARY 19, 1959 – WHEN I GREW UP, I ROBBED GOD OUTRIGHT!

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JANUARY 19, 1959 – WHEN I GREW UP, I ROBBED GOD OUTRIGHT! On January 19th, (1959) at 10:00 A.M., Baba was driven to the reform school. In a lighthearted mood, he remarked: “When I was a boy, I used to steal things and eatables from the pantry at home, and was full of boyish mischief. But when I grew up, …

JANUARY 1953 – MY WHIM HAS PROJECTED NUMBERLESS UNIVERSES.

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JANUARY 1953 – MY WHIM HAS PROJECTED NUMBERLESS UNIVERSES. Deshmukh had taken a movie of the Amraoti darshan programs, which he had brought to Andhra and wanted to show to Baba. At first, Baba hesitated because of lack of time in his schedule. “Honestly,” he stated, “I tell you that Deshmukh is one of my best men; but sometimes he …

JANUARY 1959 – DO NOT LET YOUR DEPRESSION DEPRESS YOU.

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JANUARY 1959 – DO NOT LET YOUR DEPRESSION DEPRESS YOU.   One of the reporters remarked, “Although one makes a determined beginning, one’s enthusiasm slowly wanes when there seems nothing to show for the efforts, and this is followed by a feeling of mental depression.” Baba answered through Eruch: Yes, this is quite common. Whatever the efforts you make, whatever …

JANUARY 1964 – THIS IS CALLED REAL JAPA

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JANUARY 1964 – THIS IS CALLED REAL JAPA Although in strict seclusion, Baba’s daily routine went on as usual. He would listen to those letters received about work in his name, discuss matters with the mandali, play cards, occasionally meet people. But it was evident from the obvious strain on his physical body that his inner work was intensifying. Army …

JANUARY 1965 – SHIREEN AND HER INNOCENT BUT POIGNANT QUESTIONING OF BABA.

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JANUARY 1965 – SHIREEN AND HER INNOCENT BUT POIGNANT QUESTIONING OF BABA. On several occasions, Meher Baba permitted his brother Adi Jr. to bring his family to Meherazad. Shireen was only seven years old, but quite intelligent and precocious. Her visits enlivened the atmosphere at Meherazad, and Baba and the mandali enjoyed her company and inquisitiveness. Once a visitor to …

JANUARY 1931 – BABA EXPLAINS ABOUT EXECUTION AND SUICIDE.

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JANUARY 1931 – BABA EXPLAINS ABOUT EXECUTION AND SUICIDE.   Baba returned to Nasik from Meherabad on January 9th, followed the next day by the whole group of men mandali. Soon after, some persons from Kolhapur came to see Baba and related the details of a murder case on trial. A relative of one person in the group was involved in …

JANUARY 13, 1942 – BABA EXPLAINS ABOUT FASTING

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JANUARY 13, 1942 – BABA EXPLAINS ABOUT FASTING Later that day, (January 13, 1942) Baba called all the men mandali to the mast ashram at three that afternoon, and gave this explanation about fasting: The body will survive for ninety-five days if one remains only on water. Just as the body feeds on food, so the mind feeds on desires, and …

JANURAY 12, 1930 BABA EXPLAINS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBER SEVEN

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JANURAY 12, 1930 BABA EXPLAINS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBER SEVEN During this seclusion, Baba would discourse in the evenings, after which those Prem Ashram and Meher Ashram boys, whom Baba kept under his guidance in Nasik, would meditate for an hour. During one of these discourses on Sunday, January 12th, (1930) Baba further explained the significance of the number seven: The …

JANUARY ?11, ?1959 – IF YOU ?WANT TO BE FREE, FREE YOU ARE.

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JANUARY ?11, ?1959 – IF YOU ?WANT TO BE FREE, FREE YOU ARE. ON SUNDAY,  January 11th, 1959, a Christian, who wished to “lead a perfect life of love and service in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ,” expressed a keen desire for Meher Baba’s guidance. The man’s request for an interview was granted. When he arrived at the appointed time, …

JANUARY 1959 – WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL PATH?

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JANUARY 1959 – WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL PATH?   The reporters were then introduced to Baba individually. At the end of their ten-minute audience, one of them asked, “Meher Baba, what is the spiritual path, and what is the criteria for one being on the path?” Baba smiled, for they had been instructed not to ask questions, but nevertheless, he …

JANUARY 9, 1941 – THE SEVEN REALITIES.

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JANUARY 9, 1941 – THE SEVEN REALITIES. It was in Jaipur, on Thursday, January 9th, 1941, that the Master dictated his message, The Seven Realities of Meher Baba’s Teaching. It stated: Meher Baba’s teaching gives no importance to creed, dogma, caste systems and the performance of religious ceremonies and rites, but to theUNDERSTANDING of the following seven Realities: 1.  The only Real Existence …

JANUARY 1957 – TO DIGEST MY BLESSING IS INFINITELY DIFFICULT.

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JANUARY 1957 – TO DIGEST MY BLESSING IS INFINITELY DIFFICULT.   Vishnu Chavan also came to meet Baba. Although he had been in Baba’s contact for years, Baba did not see him. In fact, none of the Poona lovers were permitted to see Baba, since he was still in seclusion. But Chavan persisted and sent word to Baba that he …

JANUARY 7, 1927 – BABA STARTS USING THE ALPHABET BOARD FOR COMMUNICATION

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JANUARY 7, 1927 – BABA STARTS USING THE ALPHABET BOARD FOR COMMUNICATION Initially, after he quit writing,(January 2, 1927) when Meher Baba wished to express himself, he would pick up a newspaper and point to the appropriate letters or words. But as this method was found to be cumbersome and time consuming, Chanji typed the English alphabet in capital letters on a piece …

BOMBAY CENTRE OPEN ON AMARTITHI DAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers,   Jai Baba!   For the benefit of those Baba-lovers who cannot make it to Meherabad to participate in  Beloved Baba’s forty-?fifth  Amartithi which falls on ?Friday, January 31, 2014, it has been decided to keep our Bombay Centre open between 11.30 A.M and 12.30 P.M. (one hour) on that Day.   The main function on the Meherabad Hill is the observance …

JANUARY 6, 1942 – FUTILITY OF FALSE VALUES.

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JANUARY 6, 1942 – FUTILITY OF FALSE VALUES.   After one day in Sholapur, Baba returned to Meherabad on January 6th. Later that day, January 6th, Baba remarked about the war and India:   The greatest lesson that this war has taught to all of us is the futility of false values in life, such as wealth, property, possessions, et …

MEHER HOMEOPATHIC CHARITABLE DISPENSARY

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Dear Baba-lovers,   Jai Baba!   A Reminder:   Meher Homeopathic Charitable Dispensary will be functioning on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Doctor in attendance: Dr. Jehangir H. Major Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Venue: Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre. Navyug Nivas, Opp. Minerva Theatre, Dr. D. Bhadkamkar Marg, Mumbai   400007. For further details please contact Shri …

JANUARY 5, 1939 – ALWAYS REMAIN DETACHED TOWARD RESULTS.

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JANUARY 5, 1939 – ALWAYS REMAIN DETACHED TOWARD RESULTS. On January 5th, (1939) Baba explained to Jal Kerawala: Always remain detached toward results. The result of something may be good or bad, but you should be detached from both. Like Ramakrishna, dedicate everything to your Master. Let not the dirt of the sanskaras of your thoughts and deeds touch you, …

JANUARY 1959 – MY TRUE LOVER.

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JANUARY 1959 – MY TRUE LOVER. One day, Baba commented to his lovers, “It is not your love for me that matters; it is my love for you that counts. One who does not seek my blessing and desires nothing from me but to be able to obey me and serve me is my true lover.” He also dictated this …

A REPORT ON THE PILGRIMAGE TO BABA-SITES IN PUNE

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PILGRIMAGE TO BABA-SITES IN PUNE   REPORT   The event on Sunday the 29th December 2013 was one more ‘first’ in the 51-year history of the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre. The event, a day-pilgrimage to Baba-sites in Pune.  For more than the last five years, the Centre had been arranging pilgrimage to Meherabad and Meherazad in Ahmednagar and the …

JANUARY 1959 – DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW ME?

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JANUARY 1959 – DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW ME?   When one man taking darshan expressed his desire to follow Baba, in response Baba explained at length: You want to follow me? Do you know what it means? It means to leave all and follow me. And do you know what it is to leave all? It …

DECEMBER 31, 1949 – WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER?.

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DECEMBER 31, 1949 – WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER?.   In the garden of Ram Leela Maidan, Ram himself was enacting his leela (divine game), but none was aware of his presence and the pilgrimage caravan staying there. Playing out his divine game, the Avatar was in disguise as a Gypsy and Pilgrim. On Saturday, December 31st, 1949, Baba, joined …

DECEMBER 28, 1941 – BLUE BUS LOTTERY

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DECEMBER 28, 1941 – BLUE BUS LOTTERY Sunday, December 28th, (1941) had been fixed as the date for drawing the lottery for the Blue Bus. One hundred of Meher Baba’s followers and lovers had sent in their donations of fifty rupees each. On that day Baba indicated to the mandali, “The bus will go to one outside my circle who …

DECEMBER 1962 – LOVE AND DEVOTION SHOULD NOT BE MADE DEPENDENT ON CEREMONY.

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DECEMBER 1962 – LOVE AND DEVOTION SHOULD NOT BE MADE DEPENDENT ON CEREMONY. After his return from India, John Bass wrote to Adi Sr. inquiring how they should conduct their Monday Night meetings in New York City. Ruth Ringer suggested that the meetings be done along the lines of those she had witnessed in Calcutta – singing Baba’s arti, burning incense, distributing …

DECEMBER 23, 1963 – MEHERA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED.

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DECEMBER 23, 1963 – MEHERA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED.   TO COMPENSATE for the “all-male” day held at Meherazad back in October when Jaipuri Qawaal had come to sing, about two hundred fifty women from Ahmednagar, Poona, Bombay, Navsari and Meherabad were called to Meherazad to celebrate Mehera’s birthday. The large group of women arrived at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, December 23rd. They …

DECEMBER 22, 1957 – DARSHAN AT SUNDERBAI HALL, BOMBAY

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DECEMBER 22, 1957 – DARSHAN AT SUNDERBAI HALL, BOMBAY   WITH BABA’S CONSENT, the secretary of the Bombay Centre, Sohrabji Siganporia, arranged a darshan program in Bombay, and Baba left Meherazad on December 20th, with the women mandali, accompanied in another car by Eruch, Baidul, Bhau, and Savak. They again stayed at Ashiana, and at night the men slept at …

DECEMBER 1939 – I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR THE SAKE OF MY WORK.

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DECEMBER 1939 – I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR THE SAKE OF MY WORK.   When people began coming for Baba’s darshan, they naturally asked questions about the war, and Baba stated many things about its inevitability. After a few days, Baba informed Dr. Ghani, “You should write down all my statements about the war and have them printed and distributed.” …

DECEMBER 1960 – WITHDRAWN IN SECLUSION.

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DECEMBER 1960 – WITHDRAWN IN SECLUSION.   This letter from Eruch to his family at Akbar Press on Sunday, December 10th, aptly sums up Baba’s condition:   Beloved Baba’s health is not at all good. He has terrible pain all over his body, but he does not tell us what it all is. From all outward appearances he looks as …

DECEMBER 1957 – ALOBA’S KARMIC LINK WITH BOMBAY SNAPPED.

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DECEMBER 1957 – ALOBA’S KARMIC LINK WITH BOMBAY SNAPPED. Mention has been made about Aloba’s dark glasses. Baba had forbidden Aloba to come before him for six months, as even the sunglasses did not prevent Aloba from staring at Baba, or so Baba claimed. But hiding here and there, as Baba would come and go between his house and the …

DECEMBER 18, 1927 – DISCOURSES TO CHILDREN.

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DECEMBER 18, 1927 – DISCOURSES TO CHILDREN. Meher Baba gave discourses to the children, often using similes and analogies to illustrate his points. On December 18th, Baba brought out a doll and explained the progression of evolution. Bending the head of the doll downward and folding all its limbs inside, Baba stated, “This is the state of inanimate objects in …

DECEMBER 1962 – ONLY GOD CAN IMPLANT THIS DIVINE LOVE.

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DECEMBER 1962 – ONLY GOD CAN IMPLANT THIS DIVINE LOVE.   Divine love is the gift of God to man. It can be compared with the grace of the Sadguru which enables man to realize God in a flash. The true lover of God (Mard-e-Khuda) is he whose whole life has become like dust. The agony of love is so …

DECEMBER 16, 1956 – TEARS FOR THE WORLD.

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DECEMBER 16, 1956 – TEARS FOR THE WORLD.   From Sunday, December 16th, Baba began feeling and looking weaker in health. His physical pains had risen with renewed intensity. Because Baba’s leg was in traction, the sandbag weights would drag him gradually toward the foot of the bed, and when he was shifted up the bed again, he had terrible …

DECEMBER 15, 1956 – I AM THE ULTIMATE GOAL.

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DECEMBER 15, 1956 – I AM THE ULTIMATE GOAL.   On the evening of December 15th, Baba informed the women mandali:   During the last seventy-five days of my seclusion, beginning from the day of the accident, I have to work through physical suffering. The main pattern of its intensity resembles climbing a hill: the first three weeks being in the …

DECEMBER – I CANNOT AFFORD TO BE KIND TO MYSELF.

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DECEMBER – I CANNOT AFFORD TO BE KIND TO MYSELF. In late December, Baba began complaining of continual headaches, but he would not let Goher consult Dr. Ginde or other outside doctors. He tried aspirin for relief, but it was found that he was allergic to it. The painful headaches continued for several months, yet Baba continued his daily routine. …

DECEMBER 1934 – MEHER BABA WAS THE RETURNED CHRIST.

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DECEMBER 1934 – MEHER BABA WAS THE RETURNED CHRIST.   Despite Baba’s cancellation of private interviews, Darwin and Jeanne Shaw, a young couple from Schenectady, New York, were very anxious to meet Baba. For many years, Darwin had been a genuine seeker and student of religion, philosophy and mysticism, searching for the answers to the mystery of life. Both he and …

DECEMBER 1960 – THROUGH THIS MEDIUM, THE AVATAR WAS “FEEDING” THOSE WHO WERE GOING HUNGRY.

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DECEMBER 1960 – THROUGH THIS MEDIUM, THE AVATAR WAS “FEEDING” THOSE WHO WERE GOING HUNGRY.   At night, Baba would become restless and sit up in bed gesturing, “I feel very hungry!” He did this every night during the entire period of the twenty-one-day fast, while his lovers were fasting at different places. Bhau knew from experience that whenever there …

DECEMBER 1958 – IF YOU ACT LIKE THIS, I WILL WITHDRAW MY LOVE.

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DECEMBER 1958 – IF YOU ACT LIKE THIS, I WILL WITHDRAW MY LOVE.   Once, Papa Jessawala came with his brother-in-law Nusserwan Satha (of Ahmednagar). Baba began praising Nusserwan for coming to Guruprasad and, strangely enough, this suddenly enraged Papa. The truth was Papa had been angry with Nusserwan in Bindra House before arriving. Papa gave Nusserwan a piece of …

PILGRIMAGE TO PUNE ON DECEMBER 29, 2013

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Dear Baba family, Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre has organized a pilgrimage to Pune on Sunday 29th December 2013. We will cover Baba House, Bhopla House, Babajan Tomb, Sasoon Hospital where Baba was born, His school, college, Poona Centre which Beloved Baba had Himself inaugurated and have lunch there, Guru Prasad Memorial, Bund Garden, Ganesh Khind etc. At Baba House we …

DECEMBER 1963 – RICH IN THEIR CONNECTION, NOT THEIR POCKETS!

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DECEMBER 1963 – RICH IN THEIR CONNECTION, NOT THEIR POCKETS!   Although Meher Baba remained in seclusion, on occasion he would allow individuals to see him. During the month of December, a family from Andhra was allowed to come. Dr. Pedersen of Booth Hospital met Baba one day. The Collector of Ahmednagar was another visitor. There are no accounts of …

DECEMBER 5, 1961 – THE LAST MAST CONTACT WAS WITH NILKANT.

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DECEMBER 5, 1961 – THE LAST MAST CONTACT WAS WITH NILKANT.   MEANWHILE, Baba had written to Kumar in Dehra Dun to bring the mast Nilkanth from Rishikesh back to Meherazad, but only if and when the mast showed complete willingness to do so. Kumar, who was longing to return to Baba, could only do so if the mast agreed to …

DECEMBER 4, 1927 – THIS IS THE HIGHEST TYPE OF RELIGION.

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DECEMBER 4, 1927 – THIS IS THE HIGHEST TYPE OF RELIGION.     At three in the afternoon on December 4th, Meher Baba discoursed about the different religions of the world:   Who gave all these different religions? The Avatars! Why have they done so? To establish principles for people and to bring people to the point where their faces …

DECEMBER 1940 – HER FALL HAS MADE YOU FALL.

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DECEMBER 1940 – HER FALL HAS MADE YOU FALL.     Meanwhile at the bungalow, on that same day, as Katie was carrying a kettle of hot tea, she slipped, fell and got burned when the hot tea spilled on her. Kaka was shaving at the time in his room, and seeing her fall, went to help her. At that …

DECEMBER 2, 1940 – WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF REAL LOVE?

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DECEMBER 2, 1940 – WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF REAL LOVE?   On December 2nd, Rustomji Ratanshah, his wife and daughter-in-law came to see Baba in Kandy. Baba met them in the men’s quarters and then took the two women to meet the women mandali. As he brought them in, a song was playing on the radio entitled, What Do You …

DECEMBER 1, 1942 – LIVE FOR GOD AND DIE FOR GOD.

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DECEMBER 1, 1942 – LIVE FOR GOD AND DIE FOR GOD. A message entitled “We Must Live for God and Die for God” was also dictated, printed and circulated on December 1st, 1942:   This war is a necessary evil. It is in God’s plan, which is to awaken humanity to higher values. If humanity fails to profit by the lessons of …

NOVEMBER 1962 – I AM ALL FIVE PERFECT MASTERS PUT TOGETHER.

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NOVEMBER 1962 – I AM ALL FIVE PERFECT MASTERS PUT TOGETHER.     Baba then explained some of the idiosyncrasies of Perfect Masters:   Sai Baba used to say: “Allah Malik hai!” – “God is the Master!” And then he would ask for money from everyone who came to him at Shirdi. Every evening, he would distribute it among those around …

NOVEMBER 1955 – ALL THESE MAGNIFY THE EGO!

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NOVEMBER 1955 – ALL THESE MAGNIFY THE EGO!   Suloo Meshram stood up and said, “Last evening, I felt more or less unaware of my surroundings, and for about two hours, kept myself closeted in the bathroom. I felt that some breeze from God was passing over me; I felt I was beyond birth and death. I completely forgot about …

FORTY-FIFTH AMARTITHI OF BELOVED BABA – JANUARY 31, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Your are aware that Beloved Baba’s forty-fifth Amartithi falls on Friday, January 31, 2014. Our Bombay Centre is in the process of arranging bus transport for the pilgrimage to Meherabad for the Amartithi. While details as regards costs etc. are being worked out, you may, if interested, contact Trustee & Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Jimmy Khan on …

NOVEMBER 1955 – A NEW TYPE OF DEDICATION.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – A NEW TYPE OF DEDICATION.   In those days, Gustadji was in charge of the storeroom and used to distribute rations to the poor. Many poor persons from Ahmednagar and surrounding villages came, and they were all given grain. An old man from Ahmednagar would come regularly and tell me: “Baba, I wish to lay everything of …

NOVEMBER 1955 – FASTING OF THE MIND.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – FASTING OF THE MIND.   One man of the sahavas group asked, “Baba, what do you mean by fasting the mind? I don’t try to think, yet thoughts come!” Baba answered him in detail: If such small points start cropping up, there will be no end to explanations. What is fasting of the mind? It is to …

NOVEMBER 1955 – I AM THE ONLY DOER.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – I AM THE ONLY DOER.     Referring to the deep meaning of his gift of love, Baba repeated: Love is such that it needs no asking for anything. When you sit at midnight, on the first night say “Baba, Baba” fourteen times, and on the second night twenty-eight times. Thus, alternately, do so for one year. Do not bind yourselves …

NOVEMBER 1955 – LOVE AND INTELLIGENCE..

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NOVEMBER 1955 – LOVE AND INTELLIGENCE.. However much I may explain to you about love, it will not be fully understood. You cannot understand it through reading or hearing about it. Yet, I will tell you. Every time you say “Baba, give us your love,” I say love me more and more. I will try to clear up what love …

NOVEMBER 1955 – ONE DAY THE VEIL WILL BE TORN ASUNDER.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – ONE DAY THE VEIL WILL BE TORN ASUNDER.   Raja Muhammad, in a clear low voice, read the prayer. Baba then explained:   You, yourself, are the veil. How will you remove it? As said before, take my name sincerely fourteen times, not less. Go on repeating, “Baba, Baba, Baba!” One day the veil will be torn asunder. I …

NOVEMBER 21, 1955 – FORGIVENESS

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NOVEMBER 21, 1955 – FORGIVENESS   Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace. As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was …

NOVEMBER 1961 – THE REAL HOUSE OF GOD IS THE HEART AND THE REAL WORSHIP IS THAT SERVICE DONE IN LOVE TO ONE’S FELLOW BEINGS.

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NOVEMBER 1961 – THE REAL HOUSE OF GOD IS THE HEART AND THE REAL WORSHIP IS THAT SERVICE DONE IN LOVE TO ONE’S FELLOW BEINGS. During Baba’s stay in Guruprasad back in 1960, several lovers from Hamirpur expressed their desire to have a life-sized marble statue made of Baba and to house it in a mandir (temple) built for it …

NOVEMBER 1955 – I AM THE SHAH SAUDAGAR.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – I AM THE SHAH SAUDAGAR.   Although you are divided into groups, to me you all are one. But if you want to know God, the only solution is to catch hold of my daaman [robe]. If you care for God, if you have a sincere longing for Union, then hold on to my garment firmly. But if …