MARCH 19, 1943 – MY BURDEN WOULD HAVE BEEN LESSENED

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MARCH 19, 1943 – MY BURDEN WOULD HAVE BEEN LESSENED. After this mast tour in the South, Baba returned to Mahabaleshwar on the evening of March 19th. As usual, in Mahabaleshwar Krishna and Venkoba Rao were the night watchmen outside of Valley View bungalow. One night a tiger came near the house. Krishna saw it but did not move from …

MARCH 1927 – MEANING OF SADHU

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MARCH 1927 – MEANING OF SADHU In late March, (1927) a young sadhu wandered into Meherabad and approached Baba begging for money to go to Hardwar. Baba took a special interest in him and gave him this discourse: The meaning of a sadhu is one who performs spiritual practices with the object of controlling the mind. But since you are …

120th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT BOMBAY CENTRE – MARCH 16, 2014.

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba, We were fortunate to have Shri Shridhar G. Kelkar, Chairman, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, with us today evening to share his life and experiences with Beloved Baba. The programme started at 5:00 pm sharp with Baba bhajans sung by the Bombay Centre’s bhajan mandali. Prayers were offered by Shri Shanti Mistry. Shri …

120th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY MUSICAL PROGRAMME ON MARCH 22, 2014.

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! As part of the 120th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Beloved Baba in Mumbai, a special musical programme has been organized by the Bombay Centre on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Bai B. S. Bengallee Girls’ High School, New Marine Lines, (walking distance from Churchgate Railway Station on the East side). The performers would be coming specially …

REMINDER – MEHER HOMEOPATHIC CHARITABLE DISPENSARY – MARCH 19, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Meher Homeopathic Charitable Dispensary will be functioning on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Doctor in attendance: Dr. Jehangir H. Major Date: Wednesday, March 19, 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 Nariman Mehta on …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME AT KALYAN – MARCH 15, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary celebrations goes on in Mumbai. As part of the celebrations, the Avatar Meher Baba Kalyan Kendra had organized an evening of musical and talk at Maratha Mandir Sabhagruha, Kalyan. The programme started at 5:00 pm sharp with the President of the Kalyan Kendra, Shri Kiran Joglekar welcoming the audience and giving …

MARCH 1963 – IT IS I WHO HAVE CANCER.

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MARCH 1963 – IMPLICIT OBEDIENCE TO THE MASTER IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS. Joseph Harb had recently undergone gall bladder surgery, and Baba went to see him three times at the Jehangir Nursing Home. Herman Alvarado arrived and also saw Joseph. Harry Dedolchow and A. K. Das visited Guruprasad for three days at this time. Dedolchow asked Baba …

MARCH 15, 1936 – THEY ARE DEVILS IN THE GUISE OF SAINTS!

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MARCH 15, 1936 – THEY ARE DEVILS IN THE GUISE OF SAINTS! During March, 1936, the question of whether or not to establish an ashram in Mysore was being seriously discussed between Baba and the mandali. However, Baba expressed that the people of Mysore were far too traditionally religious-minded and since they were so entangled in orthodox religiosity, it would …

MARCH 14, 1923 – OPPOSITION AGAINST BABA AND HIS MASTERS

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MARCH 14, 1923 – OPPOSITION AGAINST BABA AND HIS MASTERS After the biography of Sadguru Upasni Maharaj was released to the public, critics were in an uproar against certain spiritual figures. On March 14th (1923) more articles appeared in the Bombay newspapers slandering Meher Baba. But amazingly, the more that opposition to Baba spread, the more his name came into …

MARCH 13, 1937 – YOU ARE IN ROME AND I AM AT HOME!

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MARCH 13, 1937 – YOU ARE IN ROME AND I AM AT HOME! On March 13th, (1937) Baba was in Nasik. Malcolm Schloss had met a Catholic priest at a religious conference in Nasik and he urged the priest to meet Baba, but he declined. When he told Baba, he also seemed uninterested. However, due to Malcolm’s persuasion a meeting …

MARCH 1930 – YOU WILL BE SAVED BY REMEMBERING ME

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MARCH 1930 – YOU WILL BE SAVED BY REMEMBERING ME   …(In March 1930) The group’s conversation topic turned to wild animals, for there were tigers, lions and bears roaming the jungles surrounding Mysore. Meher Baba advised: If you ever come across any such savage animals, or if you find yourselves in a perilous situation, cry out my name loudly. …

MARCH 11, 1937 – DISCRIMINATION.

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MARCH 11, 1937 –  DISCRIMINATION. To be frank and fair is a quality and characteristic of persons who are honest and have the courage to openly say out what they feel rather than to keep things in the heart or say things behind people’s backs. Some take pride in that quality of being frightfully frank and hate those who do …

MARCH 10, 1940 – THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING

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MARCH 10, 1940 – THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING   On March 10th, Baba wrote to Minta Toledano: Your last letter ticked me off – for tempering or balancing my eternal suffering with eternal bliss, while humanity has to suffer without the joy of infinite bliss and happiness, implying was it fair? Darling Shalimar, I want you to be always outspoken …

FORWARDED: – BABA’S BIRTHDAY MORNING AT MEHERAZAD

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Baba’s Birthday Morning at Meherazad It is now official: The Meherazad pilgrim season has come to a close. Already, all the scintillating decorations that had been put up for Baba’s birthday have been taken down and repacked into their respective trunks until next year. And even the sun seems to have officially acknowledged the beginning of summer with temperatures rising …

MARCH 9, 1950 – HE WAS BESTOWING SUCH A GIFT WHICH THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GAINED AFTER CENTURIES OF PENANCE AND AUSTERITIES.

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MARCH 9, 1950 – HE WAS BESTOWING SUCH A GIFT WHICH THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GAINED AFTER CENTURIES OF PENANCE AND AUSTERITIES.   At one o’clock in the afternoon of March 9th, Baba with Eruch, Pendu, Baidul and Gustadji, took a bus to Rishikesh, where in the Himalayan foothills he contacted a number of saints, sadhus and mahatmas, including paying …

MARCH 1937 – INNER PATH AND PLANES

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MARCH 1937 – INNER PATH AND PLANES. At a later time, (March 1937) Meher Baba revealed much more about the inner path and the planes: The spiritual path is the inner planes. There are three main types of persons on the path – on the planes: the intoxicated ones called masts, the sober called saliks, and those who strive on …

PUBLIC PROGRAMME AT KALYAN ON 15 MARCH 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers, As a part of the 120th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Beloved Baba, the Avatar Meher Baba Kalyan Centre has organized a public programme on Saturday, 15 March 2014 at the following address: Maratha Mandir Sabhagruha, Opp. Atre Rang Mandir, Near Subhash Maidan, Kalyan West. The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre’s bhajan mandali will present a musical on the …

CHANGE IN PROGRAMME SCHEDULE AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers,   As a part of the ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary, a musical programme was scheduled on Sunday 9th March 2014 at the Bombay Centre.    However, in view of unforeseen circumstances, the same cannot be held and instead a Baba film would be screened.   The timing for the programme remains unchanged from 5:00 pm …

MARCH 5, 1928 – THE MASTER REVEALED WHAT JESUS THE CHRIST SAID

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MARCH 5, 1928 – THE MASTER REVEALED WHAT JESUS THE CHRIST SAID  Life at the school ashram returned to a normal schedule again. In the course of his explanations on March 5th, (1928) the Master revealed what Jesus the Christ said: If poor God were only to sit in heaven like a thief, then He must be pitied. If Jesus said that …

MARCH 4, 1937 – LOVE BABA! THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO.

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MARCH 4, 1937 – LOVE BABA! THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO. About spirituality Baba stated: It is better to study it, than to be ignorant of it; better to feel it than to study it; better to experience it than to feel it; and best of all to become it! Baba then explained about the third eye: When the eyes are turned …

MARCH 02, 2014 – ONGOING 120TH BABA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! As a part of the ongoing celebrations of Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth? Anniversary, the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre had invited Hardeep & Indira Hanspal Singh ?from Meherabad ?to share their life experiences of coming ?in?to? Beloved Baba’s love orbit. The programme started with Baba bhajans sung by the Centre’s bhajan? mandali. Mehernosh Mehta, Hon. Secretary …

MARCH 3, 1954 – ANY WORSHIP OR OBEISANCE EVENTUALLY COMES TO ME.

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MARCH 3, 1954 – ANY WORSHIP OR OBEISANCE EVENTUALLY COMES TO ME.   After this message was read, Baba, at four o’clock, dictated (as he had promised an hour before) this extemporaneous special message about worship or obeisance: In the Beyond state of God, sex does not exist. There, only One Indivisible Existence prevails. It is in the realm of illusory phenomenon called …

MARCH 2, 1954 – STOP PLAYING WITH THE SCINTILLATING TOYS OF ILLUSION.

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MARCH 2, 1954 – STOP PLAYING WITH THE SCINTILLATING TOYS OF ILLUSION. MEHER BABA left Rajahmundry for the town of Kakinada at 1 P.M. on March 2nd. (1954). On his way, he gave darshan in the village of Thapeshwaram in the Satchitananda Theosophical Lodge, where a program had been arranged. There, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the Parvardigar Prayer …

MARCH 1, 1940 – BABA’S MAST WORK AT BANGALORE.

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MARCH 1, 1940 – BABA’S MAST WORK AT BANGALORE.   The next morning, March 1st, Baba called the women to the mast ashram at 8 A.M. Each was told to wash her hands and carry an article from Baba’s room. Mehera showed her anxiety at Baba’s working so tirelessly with the masts while fasting. Baba replied, “Fasting and bathing masts …

FEBRUARY 1958 – THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING HARMONY.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING HARMONY.   In the Dehra Dun group, discord had arisen in some families about the manner in which certain family members were loving and worshiping Baba. Baba settled the matter in his masterful way, by advising the parties concerned not to hurt the feelings of their near and dear ones. In such cases, …

FEBRUARY 27, 1965 – YOUR FAITH AND COURAGE HAVE MADE ME VERY HAPPY.

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FEBRUARY 27, 1965 – YOUR FAITH AND COURAGE HAVE MADE ME VERY HAPPY.     On Sunday, February 27th, 1965, Kaikobad’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was forty-four. While dying, Baba’s name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, “Meheru has come to me and is freed …

PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF 120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF BELOVED BABA AT MUMBAI

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! By Beloved Baba’s Grace, the Public celebrations of His 120th Birth Anniversary organized by the Bombay Centre was a great success. The programme started sharp at 6:00 pm with the emcee, Jimmy F. Khan welcoming the gathering. This was followed by garlanding Beloved Baba by Soonoo and Bomi Bomanji and the? ?Baba ??Prayers recited by Dr. …

FEBRUARY 26, 1954 – BABA EXPLAINS NAAZ AND NIAZ.

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FEBRUARY 26, 1954 – BABA EXPLAINS NAAZ AND NIAZ.   The next morning, February 26th, at eight o’clock, Baba informed Ramjoo he wanted to dictate something about the Sufi terms “naaz and niaz,” and asked for Kishan Singh, who was not present but doing some work where the mandali were staying. Baba complained, “Whenever I get the urge to say something important, …

BELOVED BABA’S 120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS PHOTOGRAPHS

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! Attached are a few photographs of the morning function celebrating Beloved Baba’s 120th Birth Anniversary on 25th February 2014 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Mumbai. The programme started sharp at 4:30 am with Baba bhajans. Baba’s ‘dhoon’ from 4:50 to 4:55. Complete silence from 4:55 to 5:00 in Beloved Baba’s remembrance welcoming Him in …

FEBRUARY 25, 1958 – LOVERS’ JOY WAS THE BELOVED’S TORTURE.

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FEBRUARY 25, 1958 – LOVERS’ JOY WAS THE BELOVED’S TORTURE.   Meanwhile at Meherazad that morning, Baba had not cleared his bowels. After driving some distance in the car,  Baba indicated to Eruch that he had to use the toilet. “Should we stop at Adi’s on the way?” Eruch asked.   “No, no,” gestured Baba. “Just hurry and drive straight …

FEBRUARY 1958 – THE SPLIT “I” OR SPLIT EGO.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – THE SPLIT “I” OR SPLIT EGO. . . . Baba discoursed on the Split “I” or Split Ego:  I have dictated points about the present discourse which will be read out in English, and its translations in Hindi and Marathi. We have heard about split personality.  We hear it is quite common. One day a person may be happy and in …

FEBRUARY 22, 1958 – BABA’S DOSTI.

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FEBRUARY 22, 1958 – BABA’S DOSTI.   Baba arrived at Meherabad the following morning, February 22nd, at eight o’clock. After going to his room and meeting with the mandali, he entered the main pandal at 8:40 A.M. amidst the usual acclamations of praise, and greeted the sahavas group with a sweet smile on his face.   Besides the seven messages and …

FEBRUARY 1958 – SAHAVAS.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – SAHAVAS.     Explaining the meaning of sahavas, Baba dictated: Sahavas means the give-and-take of love. I am the only Beloved, and you all are my lovers; or, I am the only Lover and you all are my beloveds! I wish that you remain happy in my sahavas. This will be the last sahavas, so I want …

FEBRUARY 1958 – I AM INFINITE FORGIVENESS.

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FEBRUARY 1958 – I AM INFINITE FORGIVENESS.   Referring to the mast whom he kept aloof, Baba stated, “We all are staying here together as companions. I have heard that two men approached the mast and gave him two rupees and laddoos. I had strictly forbidden it on the Hill. “Who did it? They should come forward and acknowledge their …

MEHER HOMEOPATHIC CHARITABLE DISPENSARY ON FEBRUARY 19, 2014

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Dear Baba-lovers,   Jai Baba!   A Reminder:   Meher Homeopathic Charitable Dispensary will be functioning tomorrow. Doctor in attendance: Dr. Jehangir H. Major Date: Wednesday, February 19, 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 Nariman Mehta on 23513572 10:00 am to 5:00 …

FEBRUARY 18, 1937 – HUMAN BEINGS ARE MASTERS OF THEIR DESTINY.

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FEBRUARY 18, 1937 – HUMAN BEINGS ARE MASTERS OF THEIR DESTINY. The incident of birth is common to all life on earth. Unlike other living creatures which are born insignificantly, live an involuntary life and die an uncertain death, the physical birth of human beings connotes an important and, if they are circumspect about it, perhaps a final stage of …

TRIPS TO MEHERABAD & MEHERAZAD – MARCH 2014

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Dear Baba family, Two year end trips are planned: Friday the 7th to Sunday the 9th March and Tuesday the 11th to Thursday the 13th March An advance of Rs. 3,000 per trip will be taken (On actual cost sharing basis) which covers transport by A C coaches (Zubin’s Royal Fleet), lodging and board. Booking will be done by the …

FEBRUARY 17, 1923 – ONE DAY I WILL GIVE YOU THE REAL LIGHT!

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FEBRUARY 17, 1923 – ONE DAY I WILL GIVE YOU THE REAL LIGHT!     Meanwhile, a Muslim named Maulvi Abdul Wahid of Hyderabad arrived in Bombay in search of a friend and stayed in the mosque at Dadar. While he was meditating in the mosque, he saw a bright light issuing from the Manzil. He immediately sensed that there …

FEBRUARY 16, 1917 – GHAZAL ON GOD’S MERCY COMPOSED BY BABA.

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FEBRUARY 16, 1917 – GHAZAL ON GOD’S MERCY COMPOSED BY BABA. At this time, Merwan would write by impulse whatever inspiration came to him. On February 16th, 1917, he composed a beautiful ghazal that later was to be considered exceptional:   How wonderful is the murderous mercy of God!      His mercy has graced the rose with thorns. How justice manifests …

FEBRUARY 15, 1946 – SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS HAS NO END.

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FEBRUARY 15, 1946 – SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS HAS NO END.   There was no public celebration of Meher Baba’s fifty-second birthday on Friday, February 15th, 1946; but Baba did give this message to his lovers, issued through a circular: Your love, your devotion, your steadfastness amidst storms of opposition, self-created or real, are commendable. Your allegiance to the cause of Truth …

FEBRUARY 14, 1943 – BABA’S MESSAGE “THE TASK FOR SPIRITUAL WORKERS.”

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FEBRUARY 14, 1943 – BABA’S MESSAGE “THE TASK FOR SPIRITUAL WORKERS.” On  Sunday, February 14th, 1943, the day of Baba’s forty-ninth birthday, gatherings were held in six different cities: Poona, Bombay, Nagpur, Sholapur, Madras and Lahore. One gathering could not be aranged in Hyderabad as Baba wished. Baba sent a representative to each place to deliver His message, “The Task …

120TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF AVATAR MEHER BABA

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Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre Cordially invites you for the 120th Birth Anniversary of our BELOVED AVATAR MEHER BABA On 25th February 2014 “The world is slave to needs. The needs must become your slaves. You must learn to use your modern conveniences- not be used by them.” – Avatar Meher Baba  MORNING PROGRAM  ON 25TH FEBRUARY 2014 (Meher Baba’s Birthday) VENUE …

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 …