NOVEMBER 12, 1955 – ?I AM THAT AND I HAVE TO DECLARE IT.?

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NOVEMBER 12, 1955 – ?I AM THAT AND I HAVE TO DECLARE IT.?   Baba arrived in Meherabad at 7:40 A.M., on November 12th. The sahavas group was standing on the roadside a furlong ahead, and no sooner was Baba’s car seen coming, than thunderous shouts of his praise rent the air. Almost everyone carried costly garlands, and on Baba’s entering the hall, …

NOVEMBER 1955 – WHAT IS WANTED IS JIGAR – HEART, COURAGE.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – WHAT IS WANTED IS JIGAR – HEART, COURAGE.   After tea, when everyone was present in the hall at Lower Meherabad, before the music started, Baba stated:   I am pleased with all those who have come in this group. The atmosphere here now is quite different; it will change with the arrival of subsequent groups. With the Andhra …

NOVEMBER ?10, 1962 FEELING OF ONENESS.

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NOVEMBER ?10, 1962 FEELING OF ONENESS. On Saturday, November 10th, 1962, Baba left Poona for Meherazad with the men and women mandali. He stopped at Bund Gardens at 8:00 A.M., where the Poona lovers had assembled. About sixty-five of the Westerners, including Elizabeth, Kitty, Jane, Wendy and Charles Haynes, Ruth White and Bili Eaton, had also come. They were delayed because of a …

NOVEMBER 9, 1955 – THE MAKING OF LISTEN, HUMANITY

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NOVEMBER 9, 1955 – THE MAKING OF LISTEN, HUMANITY    Baba did not come to Meherabad on November 9th. On that day, Adi Jr., Francis Brabazon and Don Stevens returned to Ahmednagar from their trip to the Ellora Caves, and the next morning, were driven with Nariman, Meherjee and Vishnu to Meherazad. Baba discussed matters with the mandali and then gave …

NOVEMBER 1955, BOUND BY THE “I.”

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NOVEMBER 1955, BOUND BY THE “I.”   To the gathering Baba stated: Another point, and I have not discussed it in God Speaks, is about binding. You are all bound. How? By your “I,” your ego. It is the same thing everywhere. Some want God with all comforts. From “I want food” to “I want God,” it is the same story. Always …

NOVEMBER 1955, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS HAD MY REAL SAHAVAS!

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NOVEMBER 1955, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS HAD MY REAL SAHAVAS! An Arangaon boy, named Babu, was cooking Baba’s food. Baba would have his daily breakfast at Meherabad when he arrived from Meherazad. It consisted of tea and a few slices of bread and cream. Accordingly, every night, Babu would skim the cream off the milk and keep …

NOVEMBER 1955, ?FROM ETERNITY WE ARE ALL ONE.

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NOVEMBER 1955,  ?FROM ETERNITY WE ARE ALL ONE.   Baba then touched on the publication of God Speaks in America. With hand gestures, speaking in Gujarati, he observed:   God Speaks will soon be available. It is a unique book. I have explained many things there; still I will briefly explain in a way so that you may all understand it. From eternity …

NOVEMBER – THE LOVERS FROM CHIRALA

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NOVEMBER – THE LOVERS FROM CHIRALA    At 5:00 P.M., the darshan was stopped. Baba directed that those who had still not had their turn should be present in the meeting pandal the next afternoon at 1:30 P.M., and those who had already met him should come at 3:00 P.M. Baba’s arti ended the program, and all departed for their respective places. FROM …

NOVEMBER 1955 – OBEDIENCE.

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NOVEMBER 1955 – OBEDIENCE.   Explaining a couplet of Hafiz, where the Master says “obedience is just obedience, there is no questioning,” Baba added:   You should be slaves of the Master, obeying even without thinking. If I order anyone to kill his child, he should obey me without having even a single thought about the deed. I have explained …

NOVEMBER 1948 – THREE TYPES.

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NOVEMBER 1948 – THREE TYPES.   In 1927, two years after beginning his silence, Baba had stopped writing. However, he had continued to read his mail, and occasionally the newspapers, himself. But after his return from the mast trip at the end of November 1948, Baba gave up reading anything. From then on, if he wished to go over any …

NOVEMBER 1962 – ILLUSORY EXISTENCES INSIDE GOD.

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

OCTOBER 31, 1949 – CONDITIONS FOR BEGGING IN THE NEW LIFE.

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OCTOBER 31, 1949 – CONDITIONS FOR BEGGING IN THE NEW LIFE.   Sitting with the companions on the morning of October 31st, Baba explained to them about begging in Benares and other places: We have to beg only for food and not for anything else. Food includes everything – cooked or raw, liquid or solid – anything and everything. While …

OCTOBER 1962 – WHAT IS THE AIM OF LIFE?

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OCTOBER 1962 – WHAT IS THE AIM OF LIFE?   What is the aim of life? It is to see God and become One with God. If God is, then we must see Him! That is our sole aim. There are different ways of seeing God, called yogas. Some try to see God through meditation and concentration on the Absolute within. …

OCTOBER 1939 – YOU ARE NOT LIKE AYAZ, BUT LIKE PIYAZ – ONIONS!

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OCTOBER 1939 – YOU ARE NOT LIKE AYAZ, BUT LIKE PIYAZ – ONIONS!     Once, when explaining to the women about love, Baba narrated this story about the ancient Persian king Gaznavi:   King Muhammad Gaznavi had a slave named Ayaz, who loved him very much. He obeyed the king in every detail and carried out all his behests. Ayaz had no …

OCTOBER 28, 1941 – MY LIFE’S DESIRE IS FULFILLED!

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OCTOBER 28, 1941 – MY LIFE’S DESIRE IS FULFILLED!   When Meher Baba was in seclusion, he had to be very careful getting into the car when he went out to contact masts or when visiting places with the women, to avoid anyone coming to him and taking darshan. When Baba was about to leave Panchgani on October 28th, at …

OCTOBER 27, 1931 – THESE ARE HIS TEARS OF LONGING.

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OCTOBER 27, 1931 – THESE ARE HIS TEARS OF LONGING.   Needing to feel important, Meredith Starr would tell officials and hotel staff that Meher Baba was his friend, and Chanji and Agha Ali were his personal servants. Meredith’s behavior was a headache to Baba. Meredith was unnecessarily telling people about Baba when he wished to remain incognito. Consequently, Chanji …

OCTOBER 26, 1926 – RIDDLES

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OCTOBER 26, 1926 – RIDDLES   At times, Baba would test the mandali’s understanding by giving them riddles to solve. On October 26th, (1926) Baba asked the men to solve four riddles. The men were given two days to solve them, and a prize of sweet jalebi and milk was offered for the correct answers. The riddles were:   “Who says …

OCTOBER 24, 1960 – TAKE MY ADVICE AND ACCEPT GOD SPEAKS AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY.

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OCTOBER 24, 1960 – TAKE MY ADVICE AND ACCEPT GOD SPEAKS AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY. The next morning, October 24th, (1960) after the usual inquiry about each one’s health, Baba advised Harry Kenmore: “During your stay here this time, I have told you many things, cleared many doubts, made up poems for you, had phonograph sessions for you, et cetera. Besides, you …

OCTOBER 21, 1962 – AHMEDNAGAR CENTRE.

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OCTOBER 21, 1962 – AHMEDNAGAR CENTRE. The inception of the Ahmednagar Center in Khushru Quarters occurred in 1959. With the growing number of devotees in Ahmednagar, the need was felt for a larger accommodation, as the old building could only seat about fifty people. Sarosh headed the renovation committee, and two rooms at Khushru Quarters were joined to form a …

OCTOBER 1963 – MY OWN CREATION INTRIGUES ME

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OCTOBER 1963 – MY OWN CREATION INTRIGUES ME One of those who came during his vacation (Oct./Nov. 1963) was Niranjan Singh of Delhi. Niranjan had an exceptional intellect, and was well respected as the head of the science department at his college. Being a physicist, whenever he came, he would inevitably question Baba about the cosmic creation, or about oneness …

OCTOBER 19, 1968 – HYPOCRISY, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

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OCTOBER 19, 1968 – HYPOCRISY, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL   On October 19th, Adi sent this telegram to Cohen:   Your letter October 8th giving work report on visit to England and Holland made Baba very happy. Baba says he was, he is, and he will be with you while you are doing his work wholeheartedly. Baba sends his …

OCTOBER 18, 1942 – HUMAN SERVICE AT ITS PUREST.

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OCTOBER 18, 1942 – HUMAN SERVICE AT ITS PUREST.     … The vice-principal of Kolhapur University, a Mr. Dixit, invited Baba to participate in the opening of a new Montessori school, but because of his seclusion, Baba did not go. Instead, on Sunday, October 18th, he sent Adi Sr. to deliver this message:   The form of service that …

OCTOBER 16, 1950 – BABA’S SERMON.

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OCTOBER 16, 1950 – BABA’S SERMON. Being just now in the Old Life for these few hours, I will tell you what I feel to be the established divine facts: Essentially, we are all One. The feeling of our being otherwise is due to ignorance. Soul desires consciousness to know itself; but in its progress toward this Goal, which it …

OCTOBER 13, 1922 – ?WHY WORRY ABOUT THE HAPPINESS OR MISERY

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OCTOBER 13, 1922 – ?WHY WORRY ABOUT THE HAPPINESS OR MISERY On the 13th of October, ?(1922) at ten-thirty in the morning, Baba sent for Adi and Ghani. He told them, “Be mentally free and happy.” He then explained what he meant: As the cause, so the effect; the cause may be big and important, or small and insignificant, but the result will …

OCTOBER 12, 1946 – BABA’S CONTACT WITH PIR FAZAL SHAH.

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OCTOBER 12, 1946 – BABA’S CONTACT WITH PIR FAZAL SHAH.   They arrived on the morning of October 12th, (1946) but then learned that Pir Fazal Shah, the saint they had come to see, had left for Kotah. Baba decided to leave the luggage at the station, and they boarded the train for Kotah, where they arrived at eight-forty that night. …

OCTOBER 11, 1940 – IT IS ALL ZERO! NOTHING EXISTS BUT GOD.

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OCTOBER 11, 1940 – IT IS ALL ZERO! NOTHING EXISTS BUT GOD.   Baba had an article prepared on the war. On October 11th, ?(1940)? he came to the women’s quarters and had it read aloud. All thought it was wonderful, but one of them commented that science should not have been mentioned in it, whereupon Baba explained: Science must …

OCTOBER 1967 – WHO IS MEHER BABA?

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

OCTOBER 9, 1937 – TEMPORARILY CRUEL TO BE PERMANENTLY KIND

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OCTOBER 9, 1937 – TEMPORARILY CRUEL TO BE PERMANENTLY KIND EVER SINCE leaving India, Jean Adriel felt estranged. In India she had been ill and depressed, and on board the ship to France, she was ill and feeling unkind toward everyone. The cabin she shared with her husband, Malcolm, was far away from Baba and the other women, and she hardly …

OCTOBER 8, 1928 – A PERFECT MASTER NEVER SLEEPS.

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OCTOBER 8, 1928 – A PERFECT MASTER NEVER SLEEPS.     LATER this same day (October 8, 1928) after dinner and arti, Baba sent for the Prem Ashram boys to come to the Manzil. It had been a long time since the boys had gathered there. Baba allowed the boys to bow down to him and each sat quietly afterward close to …

OCTOBER 7, 1928 – THIS IS ONLY A RIVER, BUT I AM THE OCEAN.

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OCTOBER 7, 1928 – THIS IS ONLY A RIVER, BUT I AM THE OCEAN.   Although several of the boys had been quite mischievous during his absence, Baba did not reprimand them. At five o’clock on October 7th, ?(1928) ?Baba went for a walk to the river bank with the boys. The river was more than a mile away, and while …

OCTOBER 4, 1922 – BABA EXPOUNDS OF THE FUNCTION OF THE SADGURU, YOGA, SANSKARAS AND MUKTI-LIBERATION.

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OCTOBER 4, 1922 – BABA EXPOUNDS OF THE FUNCTION OF THE SADGURU, YOGA, SANSKARAS AND MUKTI-LIBERATION.   Later in the evening of October 4th, after dinner, the Master expounded on the function of the Sadguru, explaining more about yoga, sanskaras and mukti – liberation:   No yogi can gain eternal freedom or emancipation, even though he might have reached the highest yogic state of samadhi through his practices, …

SEPTEMBER 1933 – I AM BEYOND ALL PRINCIPLES, BINDINGS, LAWS AND MATTERS PERTAINING TO WORLDLY DUTIES.

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SEPTEMBER 1933 – I AM BEYOND ALL PRINCIPLES, BINDINGS, LAWS AND MATTERS PERTAINING TO WORLDLY DUTIES.   Some things in particular were bothering Herbert, and Baba discussed matters with him at considerable length. Herbert spoke out, “You promise to speak, but you do not do it. What will the world think of you?” Baba’s reply to Herbert was very poignant: …

OCTOBER 2, 1922 -THIS THE THIRD TIME I HAVE ACTUALLY SHED TEARS

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OCTOBER 2, 1922 –THIS THE THIRD TIME I HAVE ACTUALLY SHED TEARS   AT TIMES, the Master’s physical body would react very strangely, and he would not explain why. On October 2nd, (1922) Baba was in an exceptionally good mood all day. But when he was retiring for the night, he called Ghani and said, “I have a high fever.” Ghani …

OCTOBER 1, 1933 – A BITTER TASTE IN CHANJI’S MOUTH.

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OCTOBER 1, 1933 – A BITTER TASTE IN CHANJI’S MOUTH. DUE TO the violent knocking of his forehead against stone during the years when he was coming down, Baba’s teeth would occasionally bother him. On October 1st, he complained that he had a terrible toothache. Adi Jr. approached the ship’s doctor, who refused to dispense any medicine without first seeing the …

SEPTEMBER 30, 1957 – ?THIS EXCHANGE WAS TO BE ?BABA’S LAST AMUSEMENT WITH GUSTADJI

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SEPTEMBER 30, 1957 – ?THIS EXCHANGE WAS TO BE ?BABA’S LAST AMUSEMENT WITH GUSTADJI On September 30th, (1957) one hundred and one elders from Pimpalgaon villagers were brought to Meherazad. As he had done with the lepers and children before, Baba bowed down to each old man and woman and gave ten rupees and sweets as his prasad.Baba continued working with Kaikobad for half …

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SEPTEMBER 29, 1957 – JUST OBEY.   On Sunday, September 29th, another meeting about the sahavas was held at Meherazad. Baba invited the Ahmednagar lovers, and Rustom Kaka entertained Baba with melodious singing. Accommodations for the Western lovers coming for the sahavas were discussed, and Sarosh and Viloo assured Baba they would be able to manage it. Baba repeated some …

SEPTEMBER 1957 – HE IS NOT ON THE PATH, BUT HE HAS SOME HAWA OF IT.

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SEPTEMBER 1957 – HE IS NOT ON THE PATH, BUT HE HAS SOME HAWA OF IT.   One day in September, brother Jal brought before Baba a Christian named John, whom he had spotted wandering in the bazaar. Baba had not worked with this man before. He explained about the Christian, “He is not on the path [planes], but he has some hawa (breeze) of it.” …

SEPTEMBER 26, 1929 – I REMEMBER ROAMING THROUGHOUT THIS PLACE IN A PAST INCARNATION.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 1929 – I REMEMBER ROAMING THROUGHOUT THIS PLACE IN A PAST INCARNATION.   BY SEPTEMBER 26th, (1929) they reached the Persian port of Mohammerah (Khorramshahr), and all were requested to be inoculated against cholera. Chanji tried to have Baba exempted from this as he had already had a vaccination in Bombay before leaving, but he failed and Baba was …

SEPTEMBER 24, 1926 – TO US MASTERS, ALL ARE EQUAL.

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  SEPTEMBER 24, 1926 – TO US MASTERS, ALL ARE EQUAL.     THE MAHARS were among the Untouchables of the villages; they were commonly known as Harijans. Some Mahars in Arangaon formed a rough and ruthless gang who antagonized the mandali and tried to vandalize the property. At times, Baba would get fed up with their hostile acts. On September …

SEPTEMBER 1962 – YOU ALONE EXIST.

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SEPTEMBER 1962 – YOU ALONE EXIST.   . . . Bhau was translating some of the discourses into Hindi. One day, Baba handed him the manuscript and gestured, “I want you to translate this into Hindi and make it interesting [for the Hindi speaking people].” Bhau said, “If it is interesting in English, naturally it will be interesting in Hindi.” …

SEPTEMBER 1957 – I AM ALWAYS ?AWAKE, ALWAYS ?CONSCIOUS, DOING MY UNIVERSAL WORK.

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SEPTEMBER 1957 – I AM ALWAYS ?AWAKE, ALWAYS ?CONSCIOUS, DOING MY UNIVERSAL WORK. On Sunday, September 22nd, ?(1957) ?one hundred and one poor children from the school in nearby Pimpalgaon village were brought to Meherazad. Baba bowed to them and gave each the same prasad, one rupee and laddoos prepared by Chhagan. Although Baba still had intense pain in his hip joint, …

SEPTEMBER 21, 1929 – REAL WORSHIP IS WITHIN – INSIDE THE HEART.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 1929 – REAL WORSHIP IS WITHIN – INSIDE THE HEART.   On the night of September 21st, the ship arrived in Karachi. Baba and the mandali were met by Pilamai Hormuzd, Baba’s maternal aunt Banumasi, and Merwan and Homi, her two sons who had been at the Meher Ashram school. The most distinguished among the others to receive …

SEPTEMBER 1954 – SAHAJ DHYAN.

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SEPTEMBER 1954 – SAHAJ DHYAN.   When you remember me, you are in sahaj dnyan (God’s company or presence). The question is how to remember me.   The easiest and surest way is to do as I tell you. It will be somewhat of a task at first, as when you start to run you feel it too much (sore …

SEPTEMBER 18, 1960 – THE WHOLE WORLD IS A PRISON.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 1960 – THE WHOLE WORLD IS A PRISON.     On Sunday, September 18th, Baba explained how “the world is a prison:”   The whole world is a prison, for the Soul experiences being behind the bars in a cell of its gross-subtle-mental body. The hold of illusion is so strong that it imprints the feeling of perpetual …

SEPTEMBER 1954 – THE ONLY ANSWER IS LOVE

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SEPTEMBER 1954 – THE ONLY ANSWER IS LOVE I sometimes seem to be speaking at random, but I am really working elsewhere. When you say “I am ill, I am hungry, I am old, I am young, or I am not hungry and do not want this food” and so on, when you use all these “I, I, I’s,”recollect that when …

SEPTEMBER 16, 1933 – SPIRITUALITY IS SO SIMPLE.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 1933 – SPIRITUALITY IS SO SIMPLE.     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 …

SEPTEMBER 1964 – IT WILL BE A MIRACLE GREATER THAN THE BLESSING OF RAIN.

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SEPTEMBER 1964 – IT WILL BE A MIRACLE GREATER THAN THE BLESSING OF RAIN.   There had been insufficient rain that year, and the farmers’ crops in Ahmednagar district were failing. Drinking water was likewise becoming a problem, as the wells were drying up. Around noon, on Sunday, September 6th, thirty Arangaon villagers came to Meherazad in bullock carts, singing the …

SEPTEMBER 12, 1954 – BABA’S MESSAGE “MEHER BABA’S CALL.”

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SEPTEMBER 12, 1954 – BABA’S MESSAGE “MEHER BABA’S CALL.”   Sarosh then read out in English three of Baba’s messages. The first was Meher Baba’s Call:   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 …

SEPTEMBER 1943 – HAZARDOUS MAST TRIP.

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SEPTEMBER 1943 – HAZARDOUS MAST TRIP.    Baba left Srinagar on September 9th, with the women, Baidul and Chanji, and arrived in Rawalpindi at 7 P.M. He did not stay, however, and after tea, took the night train with Baidul to Lahore, where they arrived the following morning at 8:30 A.M. On September 11th, Baba and Baidul left to buy a good …

SEPTEMBER 10, 1922 – ROYAL PIGEON, THE HONORED GUEST

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SEPTEMBER 10, 1922 – ROYAL PIGEON, THE HONORED GUEST On September 10th, 1922, a white pigeon flew into the Manzil. The birdlooked 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. …

SEPTEMBER 9, 1929 – TO MAKE YOU LIKE ME. THAT IS GRACE.

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SEPTEMBER 9, 1929 – TO MAKE YOU LIKE ME. THAT IS GRACE.   Many visitors came to see Baba at Kandivli. Savak Kotwal came on September 9th 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 …

SEPTEMBER 8, 1957 – THE MEETING AT MEHERABAD.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 1957 – THE MEETING AT MEHERABAD.   A three-hour meeting of the mandali and thirty-two men from Bombay, Poona and Ahmednagar was held at Meherazad on Sunday, September 8th, 1957. The meeting was held, ostensibly, to discuss the upcoming sahavas and arrangements for the invited Westerners. At the start of this “half-term” meeting (meaning this period was half …

SEPTEMBER 7, 1937 – KEEP THIS ONE BELOVED IN YOUR HEART AND FIND ME IN EVERY OTHER HEART.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 1937 – KEEP THIS ONE BELOVED IN YOUR HEART AND FIND ME IN EVERY OTHER HEART. 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. …

SEPTEMBER 6, 1929 – LONGING, PATIENCE AND ROCK-LIKE FAITH ARE REQUIRED.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 1929 – LONGING, PATIENCE AND ROCK-LIKE FAITH ARE REQUIRED.   Later that day, Pleader came and questioned Baba about God-Realization. The Master explained: Before Realization, the veil must be torn away and the mind must die. It is due to this veil that every individual mind functions in the gross and subtle bodies. Removing the veil would separate …

SEPTEMBER 1941 – NEVER SEEN SO MUCH SADNESS IN BABA’S FACE.

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SEPTEMBER 1941 – NEVER SEEN SO MUCH SADNESS IN BABA’S FACE.   On Monday, September 1st, Baba stepped out of his seclusion to get ready to leave, and to confer with the women mandali. ON THE MORNING of September 3rd, Baba left Meherabad for Panchgani at 7 A.M. with the men and women mandali in Elizabeth’s car and the Blue …

SEPTEMBER 1929 – WHAT WEALTH IS GREATER OR HIGHER THAN LOVE?

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SEPTEMBER 1929 – WHAT WEALTH IS GREATER OR HIGHER THAN LOVE?   A POOR MAN named Rustom Dinyar had met Baba years ago in Poona at the toddy shop in Kasba Peth. He also had taken his future wife Kharmanmasi to meet Baba in Manzil-e-Meem. They had become regular visitors to Meherabad, and their sons, Homi, Merwan and Sarosh, had stayed …

SEPTEMBER 3, 1931 – MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ACHIEVING AVATARHOOD.

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SEPTEMBER 3, 1931 – MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ACHIEVING AVATARHOOD.     Mahatma Gandhi would come out on the deck in the evening when prayers would be offered, giving a short speech afterward. On September 3rd, ?(1931) ?he spoke on the significance of prayer. To a small gathering, Gandhi explained what an important part prayer played in his life and how it brought …

SEPTEMBER 1929 – IN THE SPIRITUAL PATH, LUST IS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE.

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SEPTEMBER 1929 – IN THE SPIRITUAL PATH, LUST IS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE.   PERSIA is extremely cold in September. Remarking about it, brother Jal teased Maruti Patel, “In Isfahan and Yezd, it is so cold that without drinking wine people can’t survive! We too will have to drink and drink, just to stay alive!” Maruti took Jal seriously, however, and as …

AUGUST 31, 1947 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN GOES TO BABA.

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AUGUST 31, 1947 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN GOES TO BABA. Rabia Martin directed Sufi groups in the United States, South America and Australia. During 1946, at the age of seventy-five, Rabia Martin made plans to travel to India to meet Meher Baba and work out the details of setting up a new organization for Sufism in America and Australia. An …

AUGUST 1939 – BABA IS GOD.

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AUGUST 1939 – BABA IS GOD.   On the morning of the 28th of August, during the usual talks with the men mandali, Baba abruptly started asking each one in the room, “Where is God? … Where is God?” All replied spontaneously. Jehangir Wankadia, a scholar of Eastern philosophy, and who had come with Adi Sr. from Meherabad on the 23rd, said, “Everywhere.” …

AUGUST 1956 – WHEN THE MIRROR OF MY GRACE DESCENDS . . .

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AUGUST 1956 – WHEN THE MIRROR OF MY GRACE DESCENDS, YOUR TRUE SELF IS REVEALED IN AN INSTANT. 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 …

AUGUST 1945 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN FULLY ACCEPTED MEHER BABA AS THE AVATAR.

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AUGUST 1945 – MURSHIDA RABIA MARTIN FULLY ACCEPTED MEHER BABA AS THE AVATAR.   TWO ILLUMINED SOULS were responsible for first introducing the transcendent mysticism of the East to the Western world. Swami Vivekananda, one of the chief disciples of Sadguru Ramakrishna of Calcutta, traveled to America in 1893 and 1897, and introduced the mysticism of Vedanta. In 1911, the mysticism of the …

AUGUST 25, 1959 – BABA DICTATES THE PRAYER FOR BABA LOVERS

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AUGUST 25, 1959 – BABA DICTATES THE PRAYER FOR BABA LOVERS 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 …

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AUGUST 1949 – NOW THESE PROPERTIES ARE YOURS, NOT MINE   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. (1) Sarosh was the first to offer to undertake sole responsibility for maintaining indefinitely …

AUGUST 22, 1958 – KEEP YOUR HEARTS CLEAN

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AUGUST 22, 1958 – KEEP YOUR HEARTS CLEAN   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 …

AUGUST 21, 1926 – GO TO ARANGAON AND NOWHERE ELSE. HE IS THERE.

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AUGUST 21, 1926 – GO TO ARANGAON AND NOWHERE ELSE. HE IS THERE.   Early that same evening, ( August 21, 1926) 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 …

THE UNDERGROUND PIT WAS TO HOUSE HIS LAST PHYSICAL REMAINS.

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THE UNDERGROUND PIT WAS TO HOUSE HIS LAST PHYSICAL REMAINS. ? 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 …

AUGUST 19, 1926 – THE ORTHODOX WOULD BLOW OUT MY BRAINS

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  AUGUST 19, 1926 – THE ORTHODOX WOULD BLOW OUT MY BRAINS   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 …

AUGUST 1958 – ALOBA.

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AUGUST 1958 – ALOBA. Baba had forbidden Aloba to stare at him. Each day, Baba would catch ? him at it, reprove him severely and have the Prayer of Repentance? said. Once when Baba caught Aloba looking at him, after scolding him? and then  forgiving him again, Baba pleaded, “Can’t you help me even? a little? You love me; but …

AUGUST 16, 1926 – REMAIN BOWED – SUBMIT TO MY WISH.

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AUGUST 16, 1926 – REMAIN BOWED – SUBMIT TO MY WISH.   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 …

AUGUST 15, 1948 – MAST CONTACTS.

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AUGUST 15, 1948 – MAST CONTACTS.   MEHER BABA would forbid his lovers and devotees to venture on their own to contact masts, saints or yogis, or anyone known to be a guru. The following encounter aptly describes one great soul’s terrible intensity and why the Master would forbid any ordinary persons to ever pursue such contacts on their own. On …

AUGUST 14, 1935 – FROM HIS SECLUSION.

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AUGUST 14, 1935 – FROM HIS SECLUSION.   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 …

AUGUST 13, 1953 – THE MASTER’S PRAYER DICTATED BY BABA

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AUGUST 13, 1953 – THE MASTER’S PRAYER DICTATED BY BABA 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, …

AUGUST 1938 – WHAT CAN POOR GOD DO?

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AUGUST 1938 – WHAT CAN POOR GOD DO? 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 …

AUGUST 10, 1946 – BABA’S CONTACT WITH KRISHNA MAST.

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AUGUST 10, 1946 – BABA’S CONTACT WITH KRISHNA MAST.   The other remarkable contact made in Sadhaura was a mental conscious adept called Krishna. The man had worked as a guard at the railway station but was so absorbed in Lord Krishna, he would write “Radha Krishna” on walls wherever he went and constantly uttered these two names aloud. Once, Krishna …

AUGUST 7, 1925 – RUSTOM IS SAVED

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On the evening of August 7th, (1925) while bhajans were being sung by the blind singer Bhikolya, it began raining heavily. Not finding Behramji among the gathering, Baba asked where he was, and on the pretext of going to look for him, he began running about in the pouring rain without even taking an umbrella. Baba found Behramji and Gangaram …

AUGUST 6, 1944 – MEHER BABA’S DIVINE LEELA.

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Baba called his brother Jal, Eruch and Adi Sr. to Raipur on August 5th. 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 well-known …

AUGUST 5, 1930 – MYSTERIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF BABA’S AILMENTS.

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During Baba’s stay in Nasik, boils appeared on his body and began causing him much pain. On August 5th, 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, one …