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 …

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 …