MIGHTY DIVINE JOKE

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At ten-thirty, Baba dictated this message on the alphabet board: We are all one. Every one of you has the Infinite within, and yet, because of ignorance, everyone feels some kind of helplessness. It is a mighty divine joke that everyone, being most powerful and blissful, feels most weak and miserable. The very moment this ignorance goes, you become the Infinite Source …

MONEY, YOU AND EVERYTHING ELSE ARE SECONDARY TO MY WORK.

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Baba had mentioned taking the women to Taragarh Hill, but later remarked, “To go there is a headache. A palanquin will have to be hired for Nonny as she will not be able to make the steep climb. Besides the expense, I think it will be difficult for all.” Meanwhile, Rano and Kitty talked it over among themselves and then …

BURDEN OR RELAXATION MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO ME

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(Feb. 1958) The affairs of the universe will continue without my paying any special attention to them, and without there being any burden on the Creator. The subject of discourses and explanations is a headache to me. One’s breathing is natural and one has not to pay any attention to it, but after some exertion, the mind becomes conscious of …

I DON’T YET UNDERSTAND HOW I AM TO BEGIN THE WORK

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Soon after, Pukar and the others from Hamirpur arrived, and Baba rebuked Pukar: “You had come to Poona on January 14th for the darshan program and again you are here. (Feb. 1955). I have assigned a year’s work for you to do during my retirement. You have to fast for seven days from the 15th [of February] and thereafter, wander …

THE MASTER PRAYING BEFORE THE PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS DISCIPLE WITH FOLDED HANDS

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Before moving to Mysore, Baba had emphasized to the mandali not to observe his birthday, since he would be in seclusion. Accordingly, it was not observed in Meherabad, Ahmednagar, Nasik or Mysore. Baba visited Bangalore on Sunday, February 16th (1936), the day of his forty-second birthday according to the Zoroastrian calendar. He had already informed the Aiyangar family that his …

BABA ANSWERED HIS TRUE LOVER’S PRAYER

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Baba was occupied with these visits until late that evening. A touching incident occurred when Baba visited the Venkata Rama Elementary School. Baba’s visit to Eluru had been publicized through handbills containing Baba’s photograph. A small boy had seen one and requested his parents to please take him to meet Meher Baba. But being a strictly orthodox Brahmin family, they …

REMEMBER THAT BABA IS GOD

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Nearly five thousand people gathered in Guntur (Feb. 1954) . When Baba was about to leave after the darshan, a boy came running toward him. Prostrating himself, he laid his head on Baba’s feet. Baba had forbidden this sort of obeisance, and so in return he put his head on Eruch’s feet and remarked, “The boy is on the path.” …

ONE HAS TO BE IN MAYA TO COME OUT OF IT

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During this brief visit to Madras,  (Feb. 1954) Baba explained about Maya to Sampath Aiyangar: It is like this: If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean, then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach. If he really wants the pearl, he should try his hardest to …

GOD NOT ONLY HEARD THIS POOR UNTOUCHABLE’S PRAYER, BUT ANSWERED IT

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(Feb. 1954) From there Baba proceeded to Venkata Ratnam Naidu’s residence. When the car pulled up near the doorway, a girl came out bearing the ubiquitous garland. Baba smiling, indicated to her, “Already I have a ton of garlands round my neck.” Proceeding, Baba entered a lane inhabited by poor hut dwellers. It was 6:45 P.M. and growing dark. Approaching …

PILGRIMAGE TO MEHERABAD IN MARCH 2019

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Jai Baba Dear Baba family, Under the aegis of Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre two  trips are planned to Meherabad in March  : From Saturday the 9th to Monday the 11th and Saturday the 9th to Wednesday the 13th of March. Stay at Meher Pilgrim Retreat and travel by Zubin’s Royal Fleet. Boarding points: Opposite Bhatia Hospital , Lal Baug …

A[[ROACH ME WITH UNFAILING FAITH, LOVE AND DEVOTION . . .

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“The Master’s Love and Grace:” It makes me very happy to see you all here, and I appreciate the feeling of love and devotion with which you have approached me. I know and understand your difficulties, problems, sufferings and expectations; these you need not voice to me either by word or action. The world has been suffering from natural and unnatural …

WHEN THE SELF S ABSENT, ONE ACHIEVES INACTION N ONE’S EVERY ACTION

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The following is another message, given at the time, on Mukti – Liberation: (Feb. 1954) God is eternally free. To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion. The greater the strife and the more intensified the struggle to attain liberation, the more the shackles of illusion are felt, because this very action brings greater awareness of the …

I WARN YOU TO BEWARE OF FURTHER ENTANGLEMENTS

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ON FEBRUARY 9th, (1959) Baba went to Meherabad to give darshan to the Arangaon villagers. Phillipe Dupuis of Paris, France, had written to Baba for permission to come and see him. Baba granted permission, and Dupuis arrived in Bombay on February 6th. On February 9th, he was brought by Adi directly to Meherabad, arriving at 9:00 A.M. Without obtaining Baba’s permission, …

THE MOST PRACTICAL WAY OF LOVING GOD IS TO HELP OTHERS LOVINGLY

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Then, accompanied by all, at three in the afternoon, (Feb. 1954) Baba proceeded to the local high school, where the darshan program was arranged. V. V. Narayana Rao of Kakinada had come and was waiting for Baba’s darshan in the tent. Baba first sat on the ground for a while and then, standing up, saluted the gathered crowd by raising …

IT WOULD BE BEST TO ESTABLISH BABA’S PHOTOGRAPH IN ONE’S HEART

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(Feb. 1954) Dr. Deshmukh wanted to have group photographs taken with Baba, but Eruch explained that there was no time. On Deshmukh’s insistence, Baba asked who would take this responsibility. He added that if the person who took the responsibility failed to fulfill it, he would have to fast for seven days on water – not for any spiritual benefit …

WITHOUT ACTUAL EXPERIENCE, ALL PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENTS ARE IDLE TALK . . .

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(Feb. 1954) . . . his fingers flew over the alphabet board, producing this spontaneous message: In the spiritual path, these messages and addresses mean nothing. Without actual experience, all philosophical statements are idle talk, and all these ceremonies are a further addition to the existing illusion. If, instead of erecting churches, fire-temples, mandirs (temples) and mosques, people were to …

THAT IS MY REAL WORSHIP

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(Feb. 1958) 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, Baba stated, he preferred that they remove …

DAY TRIP TO PUNE – BABA PLACES

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Dear Baba family, The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre has arranged a day trip to Pune to visit places associated with Avatar Meher Baba on Sunday the 10th of February 2019. Tentative list of places we will visit: Hazrat babajan dargah Baba House Pumkin House Bindra House (Outside) Sheriar Cafe ( Outside) Guru Prasad Pune Centre + ( lunch) Kasba …

LOVE CANNOT BE CALLED BHAKTI

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(Feb. 1958) On Baba’s instruction, Eruch then read the discourse on the Split “I” or Split Ego. One man, in regard to the Real “I” and the false “I,” interrupted and asked, “Does ‘I’ mean the physical body?” Baba replied: It is the false “I” that asks this question. “I am Mr. ‘X’ … I am hungry … I had no sleep … …

IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO PAY HOMAGE TO HIM

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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 (Feb. 1958). He had been given milk which he drank, and Baba directed that he be given a little rice and more milk at noon. Baba warned them not to disturb the mast, nor pester …

THE BEST COURSE IS THAT BOTH EMBRACE EACH OTHER LOVINGLY

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( Feb. 1954) The program started at nine o’clock that night, and as bhajans and qawaalis were being sung, an argument broke out, causing Baba to make an important declaration. The quarrel was between Pendu and Kumar. Kumar had prohibited those coming, from placing their shoes and sandals in front of the door because they blocked the way, but people …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 4

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(Continued from yesterday’s post) However, there should be strict rules framed and displayed to maintain discipline, cleanliness, and hygienic conditions in and around Mehersthan. Mehersthan should have a watchman to look after the property, but no regular and paid pujaris, for every lover of Baba is in himself a true pujari. This letter has become very long, and I hope …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 3

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(Continued from yesterday’s post)  The following is Eruch Jessawala’s full reply to P. Ramalingeshwara Rao: Meherazad Ahmednagar February 1st, 1963 My dear brother, Your letter of 19th January was forwarded to me by dear brother Adi for being read out to Beloved Baba and for reply to you. In spite of Baba’s ban for a full year on the flow …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 2

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(Continued from yesterday’s post) January 19th, 1963 My dear brother Adi, Pranams [salutations] to the Lotus Feet of Beloved. For the unveiling of Mehersthan, Beloved has favored eight messages to be inscribed in Mehersthan as well as in the hearts of all Meher lovers. Our Andhra Meher Center met recently at Kovvur. The very first message which had to be …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION – PART 1

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Kodury Krishna Rao had established Mehersthan (House of Meher) on the western banks of the Godavri River in Kovvur, Andhra, where Baba had given darshan in 1954. A life-sized bronze statue of Baba had been built and installed at Mehersthan. The opening ceremony was fixed for February 28th, 1963. Baba sent the following eight messages to Kodury to be displayed in Mehersthan: …

BABA’S FIRST PLANE FLIGHT

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On January 26th, (1931) Sarosh hired a small, private airplane and brought it to Deolali. Baba, brother Beheram and six others took a ride in it. This was the first time the Master rode in an airplane. Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1357.

BABA’S MESSAGE OF “NO DRUGS” – PART 2

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(Continued from yesterday’s post) Meher Baba stated that Richard Alpert was a sincere seeker, and therefore he dictated this detailed reply which was sent to him in Los Altos, California, through his secretary, Adi K. Irani: Dear Mr. Alpert, Your letter and the book sent by you to Meher Baba have been received and brought to his attention and he …

BABA’S MESSAGE OF “NO DRUGS” – PART 1

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According to Baba’s instructions, Robert Dreyfuss had returned to America and begun the work Baba had given him of dissuading young people from taking drugs. One day he received a long distance phone call from the clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Alpert, Allan Cohen’s former professor at Harvard. Dr. Alpert, with Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner, had been experimenting …

SURRENDER SHOULD NOT BE EXTERNAL, BUT INTERNAL

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Explaining to them about surrender and grace, Baba stated: To surrender is not as difficult as people think. It must not be external, but internal. You must do your duty toward your dear ones – your wife, children and others who depend on you. You must not shirk or avoid your responsibilities. But while doing these duties, one must not be attached to …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY JANUARY 27, 2019 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! It was originally planned to screen Baba’s Entombment Film last Sunday, Jan. 20. However, better sense prevailed and it was kept for the coming Sunday, January 27, 2019 closer to the Amartithi Day.  (January 31) On last Sunday, January 20, 2019 a clipping of the Centre’s Drama depicting last days of Beloved Baba was screened instead. The Entombment Film depicting …

DAY TRIP TO BABA PLACES IN PUNE

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Dear Baba family, The Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre has arranged a day trip to Pune to visit places associated with Avatar Meher Baba on Sunday the 10th of February 2019. Tentative list of places we will visit: Hazrat babajan dargah Baba House Pumkin House Bindra House (Outside) Sheriar Cafe ( Outside) Guru Prasad Pune Centre + ( lunch) Kasba …

SEVEN MESSAGES DICTATED IN BOMBAY FOR THE MEHERABAD SAHAVAS

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In Bombay, (Jan. 1958) Baba dictated seven brief messages, which he ordered to be translated into five languages, painted on boards and displayed at Meherabad during the sahavas. The messages were: One: Be angry with none but your weakness. Hate none but your lustful self. Be greedy to own more and more wealth of tolerance and justice. Let your temptation …

POWER OF LOVE

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An Indian Hindu scholar named Dr. Subodh Chandra Roy, age fifty, had been teaching in New York at the New School for Social Research since 1948. One day after a lecture, a lady named Rose Garbade (who had met Baba in America in 1958) gave Chandra Roy one of Baba’s books. Chandra Roy had been blind since he was seven …

A PRETEXT FOR CONTACTING THIS ADVANCED SOUL

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NEARING CEYLON, Baba indicated that he wished to rest there for a month in solitude before returning to India. Baba, Kaka and Tod arrived in Colombo on January 12th, staying at the White Horse Hotel for three days. On Sunday, January 15th, Baba traveled into the interior of Ceylon and stayed in a bungalow called Villa Valencia on a hill …

THE SEVEN REALITIES OF MEHER BABA’S TEACHINGS

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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 the UNDERSTANDING of the following seven Realities: 1.  The only Real Existence is that of the One and only …

SPIRITUALLY VERY DEROGATORY AND REACTIONARY

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Later in the day (Jan. 1939) , while discoursing to the group, Baba explained to them: Of the three most important things to be eliminated before attaining God-Realization – greed, lust and backbiting – backbiting is the worst and most disastrous. One can overcome greed, and even lust, though both are very hard to get rid of; but by far …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Entombment Film depicts Beloved Baba’s Last Journey from Meherazad to Meherabad on January 31, 1969, when He dropped His body. A must see short film. The …

THE OCEAN IS NEVER POLLUTED

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During the Nagpur stay, (Jan 1953) Baba and the mandali’s food was coming from Nana Kher’s family’s house and was daily being delivered to where Baba was staying. He was not eating at anyone’s house, but he once went to see the Kher family at their residence. There were so many dishes for lunch that Baba complimented Nana’s mother, Godubai, …

THREE STAGES ON THE PATH

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On January 15th, (1923) the Master offered to explain to Khak Saheb and Ghani about the current melancholy prevalent in the minds of the men: In this path, ordinarily one has to pass through three stages. The first stage consists of a keen interest and intense longing to know about and experience God, resulting in bright hopes and pleasant expectations. …

YOUR FORCED EFFORTS TO OVERCOME IT WILL ONLY IMPRINT ITSELF ALL THE MORE

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(In Jan. 1959) 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 the failures that seem to result, whatever the …

YOU DO NOT REALLY WANT TO BE FREE . . .

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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, Baba was amidst a gathering. This seemed to disturb the man, …

EXISTENCE IS SUBSTANCE AND LIFE IS A SHADOW

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Existence is Eternal, whereas Life is perishable. Comparatively, Existence is what his body is to man, and Life is as the cloth that covers the body. The same body changes clothes according to the seasons, time and circumstances, just as the One and Eternal Existence is always there throughout the countless and varied aspects of Life. Shrouded beyond recognition by …

DON’T YOU LOVE THAT PLACE BEST?

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During the darshan, (Jan. 1959) a Dutch woman, married to an Indian editor and living in South Africa, came to meet Baba. She was a social worker and had been travelling extensively in India in the course of her work. She had happened to go by Guruprasad and was drawn inside by curiosity. Baba asked her to sit down. “You …

IT IS NOT YOUR LOVE FOR ME THAT MATTERS . . .

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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 poem: “For me  is all that seems …

BABA STARTED USING THE ALPHABET BOARD

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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 of paper which Baba began using. This being too small, Pendu suggested to …

THE GREATEST LESSON THAT THIS WAR HAS TAUGHT TO ALL OF US

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After one day in Sholapur, Baba returned to Meherabad on January 6th. (1942). 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 cetera, which have no consideration or value at all …

SCREENING OF BABA’S MANDALI FILM ON SUNDAY 6 JAN. 2019

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of  Baba’s Mandali film on Sunday, 6 January 2019 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start at 5:45 P.M. You are requested to be at the Centre well before 5:30 P.M. so as not …

LET NOT THE DIRT OF THE SANSKARAS OF YOUR THOUGHTS AND DEEDS TOUCH YOU

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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, by surrendering every thought and act at the feet …

THE PATH IS “I WANT NOTHING.”

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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 explained: When you begin to think of yourself as …

REAL JAPA

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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 General Bhandari of Poona was being transferred to …

BABA STOPPED WRITING

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On Saturday, January 1st, 1927, a year and a half after the Master began his silence, he wrote this message: “I intend to stop writing from tomorrow. It is not definite when I will resume writing or speaking. I may start again after some days, some months or even some years. It all depends on Hazrat Babajan.”Baba received many New …

WHY BABA WAS CALLING HIMSELF “GOD.”

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ON JANUARY 1st, 1939, Dr. Deshmukh arrived from Nagpur to see Baba in Jabalpur. His mind was quite troubled and he told Baba that people were asking him why Baba was calling himself “God.” They were saying, “Isn’t this the expression of his ego? Isn’t he a supreme egotist?” Deshmukh did not know how to answer them. To pacify Deshmukh, Baba gave …

AS I SHOULD BE LOVED

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On December 31st, (1964) Baba dictated this special message to be sent to Adi Arjani in Pakistan, who did a daily-diary project of collecting Baba’s statements: “To love those whom you could not hate is natural; but to love those whom you cannot love is to love me as I should be loved.” Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. …

I HAVE COME TO DESTROY ALL SUCH THINGS

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Keki Nalavala came to see Baba on Sunday, December 30th, (1963) from Dehra Dun. Although he knew that there was a strict injunction against visitors, he had come anyway and met Adi at Khushru Quarters. Adi was so annoyed with him for coming that he refused to help him, even to the extent of not arranging for a taxi, because …

AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LOVE?

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On December 29th, (1927) Baba discoursed about the Avatar: The Avatar can do all that a Sadguru does. He has and prepares a circle as a Sadguru does, but he does one special thing also. The Avatar can make a person who is not even in the circle, or turned to God (meaning enter the planes), a God-Realized salik with special duty. If I …

ANY ACT CAN BE A CEREMONY AND A BUNCH OF ACTS CANNOT BE A CEREMONY

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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 prasad, reciting Baba’s prayers and garlanding his photograph with flowers. In …

FORGIVE THEM AND FORGET ALL

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CRITICISM of Baba by the press was a regular occurrence those days. Behind it was Colonel Irani, who was quite clever and active in his propaganda campaign. He even went so far as to try to persuade Baily to his viewpoint by bribing him. On December 27th, (1928) Baba found out about Baily’s involvement with the Colonel and warned, “If Baily …

THE TIME IS VERY NEAR

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tarting on December 26th, (1968) Baba’s muscle spasms increased. Movements would sometimes precipitate a spasm. By the end of the month, his hemoglobin remained constant at ten percent but his urea level was still high at 136 mg percent. Dr. Ginde wrote that he was concerned about it and could not understand the cause for it. But after Baba’s second …

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT BY MY CONTACT?

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Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, (1938) and that night they took a boat ride on the Narmada River. Baba dipped his hands in the water and posed as Rano took a photograph of him. Gaimai wistfully observed, “How long the Narmada has awaited you, Baba.” Baba just smiled. After their return from the river, Baba said, “While we were …

OPPOSITION WAS A DEFINITE PART OF BABA’S SPIRITUAL WORKING

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On December 24th, 1922, at 11 A.M., Meher Baba called fourteen of the men to his room and told them, “My seclusion is because of spiritual reasons. Maharaj has recently imprisoned himself in a bamboo cage at Sakori and is suffering for the good of his mandali. Now that my real spiritual work has started, many of the present mandali …

NOT TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS ONCE BABA HAD EXPRESSED A PREFERENCE

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As they were returning that night to their hotel from an evening walk around the city, Baba suddenly stopped and stood in the street without moving. A half-minute later, he continued on to the hotel. Calling Tod to him, Baba spelled on the board, “I have just received from one of my agents a message saying that my presence is …

BABA EXPLAINS SANSKARAS

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Meanwhile, Minoo Desai arrived in Bombay to escort Baba to Navsari. He and Baba boarded the Flying Rani train at six in the evening on December 22nd, (1939) accompanied by Kaka Baria, Homi Bhatana, Raosaheb and Norina. In the train, when Norina was intellectualizing about some spiritual topic with the others, Baba interrupted her and expounded on points regarding sanskaras: Now, I will …

A MERE DREAM

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Baba returned to Pimpalgaon on December 27th, (1944) with Mehera, Mani, Meheru and Valu. Thus, one of the most eventful weeks in Baba’s life passed. On the 19th, Masaji had died; on the 21st, Nariman and Arnavaz were married; on the 23rd, the Memorial Tower ceremony took place; on the 24th, Adi Jr.’s wife Gulu expired and his son Dara …

ONCE FAITH IS BORN . . .

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. . . a member of parliament in Delhi, named Seth Govindas, arrived in Meherazad with Amiya Kumar Hazra. Hazra was an old lover, who availed himself of every opportunity of Baba’s darshan with his family. Govindas came to know about Meher Baba through Hazra. Govindas’ son, who was a government minister in the Madhya Pradesh cabinet, had recently expired, …

THIS PATH IS NOT FOR THE WEAK AND THE FAINT-HEARTED

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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 dear to him that, although it burns him to ashes, he …

BABA EXPLAINING EVOLUTION TO THE CHILDREN

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Meher Baba gave discourses to the children, often using similes and analogies to illustrate his points. On December 18th, (1927) 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 the world, such as stones, rocks …

EVEN IF YOU LEAVE ME, I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU

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The following day, December 17, (1928) Baba began cleaning the boys’ toilets, allowing only his brother Jal to help in this work. Regarding this lowly task, Baba explained to the mandali: Sadgurus are in the highest state, yet they work like sweepers to abolish the bad sanskaras of sinners; but here I have to do this outwardly filthy work of cleaning the …

NEVER BEFORE HAD THE WOMEN WITNESSED BABA LIKE THIS

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From Sunday, December 16th, (1956) 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 pains. There were abrasions on his back, because …

I AM THE SELF OF ALL. I AM THE ULTIMATE GOAL

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On the evening of December 15th, ​(1956) 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 ascension. Therefore, the critical week beginning tomorrow is the apex. …

SCREENING OF BABA FILM ON SUNDAY 16 DEC. 2018 AT THE BOMBAY CENTRE

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Dear Baba-lovers, Jai Baba! There will be screening of a  Baba film on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at the Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema (now demolished), Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg, (Old Lamington Road) Mumbai 400007. The Sunday satsang will commence as usual at 5:30 P.M.  and the film will start at 5:45 P.M. You are requested to be at the Centre well before 5:30 P.M. so as not …

YOU ARE GOD, AND YET YOU HAVE TO BECOME GOD

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While most of the group were occupied in doing full justice to the refreshments, Baba called Amiya Hazra before him and explained: (Dec 1957) What is God? God is neither heavy nor light in weight. He is all-pervading. He is absolutely independent. But everything depends upon Him. You have a body; it is matter. You also have energy and mind. …

THE RECIPIENT OF MY DARSHAN OWES IT TO HIS GOOD FORTUNE

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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 their meetings. During this period an incident occurred that disturbed K. …

LET MY NAME SERVE AS A NET . . .

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On December 12th, (1941) Baba explained another point to the women about meditation: Those of you who are unable to meditate should repeat my name without being bothered by thoughts. Thoughts are like mosquitoes, and my name is the mosquito net. When you are within the mosquito net, the mosquitoes may buzz around you, but they cannot bite you. Thus, by …

IF YOU ACT LIKE THIS, I WILL WITHDRAW MY LOVE

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Once, (Dec. 1958) 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 his mind, and Nusserwan listened quietly without uttering a word. Baba asked …

THIS WAS HIS LEELA; BUT HOW COULD THEY KNOW O UNDERSTAND IT?

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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 were floods, famine or starvation prevalent anywhere in the world, Baba would silently cry out at …

IN KEEPING MY WISH, NOTHING SHOULD COME IN THE WAY

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Bhau would also go to Poona every Sunday to receive instructions concerning the mandali recovering in Satara, and report to Baba about their condition. He would return to Satara the same evening. This was a period of terrible mental strain for Bhau. Baba would tell him to rest, but he could not obey because someone had to look after Eruch …

DETERIORATING BABA’S HEALTH

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…Baba had become pale and there was swelling around his feet and ankles. He was unable to sit up and was getting spasms in his limbs. He also tended to be drowsy from time to time. But while [Dr.] Ginde was there for about a half an hour, Baba’s health brightened and he looked almost his usual self. After examining …

SUICIDE IS NOT THE SOLUTION

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ON ONE OCCASION, Norina telephoned her old friend Mercedes D’Acosta, a movie screenwriter, to tell her there was someone in town she should meet. But the woman had been severely depressed of late and did not wish to meet anyone, but Norina urged her that she would not regret meeting this person. Norina would not say who he was since she wanted it …

SPIRITUAL FREEDOM

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We have gained our national freedom; let us now try to gain our spiritual freedom, besides which every kind of freedom is a binding. Spiritual freedom is marred by the bindings of lust, power, greed, anger, hatred, jealousy and low desires. When the prison of these bindings is torn asunder, the heritage of freedom which constitutes infinite power, wisdom, peace, …

MY JOB IS TO AWAKEN THE FEELING OF GODLINESS IN HUMANITY

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. . .  (Dec. 1936) T. A. Raman, an editor of the newspaper The Evening News of India, came to Nasik and interviewed Norina Matchabelli, Nadine Tolstoy and Garrett Fort. He also approached Baba with several questions. Raman criticized that there was too much “so-called spirituality” in India. The following is his dialogue with Meher Baba: Raman cynically said to Baba, “What …

THIS EXPERIENCE IS SAHAJ!

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(Dec. 1957) At the end of a Hindi song, referring to the status of a Sadguru, Baba conveyed: “I am eternally and indivisibly One and continually experience that state. I am myself everything – the drum and the harmonium, the notes and the tunes, and the singers and the listeners! I am everything and in everyone.” He asked Ramakrishnan, “Do …

COSMIC DISSOLUTION

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On the night of December 2nd, (1927) Meher Baba expounded about the universe and mahapralaya – cosmic dissolution: How was the universe created? It was automatic. There are innumerable universes which are interlaced with one another; one universe creates another in a chain reaction. These universes are so numerous that even Sadgurus cannot count them. I once tried to count them while …

BABA HAD SHOWN HER THE TRUE WAY TO WORSHIP HIM

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Meanwhile, Baba called an inspector of police named K. S. Savant and his wife, Hemlata, to Satara, and they arrived on the morning of Sunday, December 18th. They were old lovers, experiencing a certain difficulty which Baba wished to clear up. At home, Hemlata would sit in her prayer room absorbed in Baba’s remembrance. She would neither cook nor care …

A DISCOURSE ON WILL AND WORRY

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Baba had a few recent unpublished discourses read to them (Ben Hayman and Joseph Harb). One was on his “Will And Worry:” Duality signifies separateness. Separateness implies fear. Fear causes worry. The way of Oneness is the way to happiness; the way of manyness is the way to worry. I am the One who has no second, so I am …

WE SHOULD NOT WANT POSTERITY TO POINT THE FINGER OF BLAME AT US

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IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, a large conference of Catholics took place at the end of November in Bombay, and Baba’s lovers there distributed sixteen thousand brochures among the delegates. “We should not want posterity to point the finger of blame at us for not telling them that the Second Advent they await has come to pass and that Christ is …

MAHAPRALAYA

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THREE DAYS LATER, on November 28th, (1964) Don Stevens arrived in India for a short visit with Baba. From Poona he was driven there with Meherjee. Upon entering Mandali Hall, Baba asked Don, “Mahapralaya, do you know what it is?” Baba continued gesturing without waiting for a reply. “It is the breathing in and out of all creation by God.” …

SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING

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In the world of quiet speculation, as well as in the world of surging political activity, or individual striving, men are desperately trying to remedy the many ills to which humanity is heir. All our creeds and faiths, all our parties and “isms” are so many practical solutions offered toward this purpose. But, though good in their intention and starting …

REAL HOUSE OF GOD AND REAL WORSHIP

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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 in the village of Nauranga. Baba acceded to their wish, but at the same time warned against making his statue a focus of empty ceremonial …

HOW LONG WILL YOU GO ON WANDERING LIKE THIS?

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On November 25th, (1964) an Englishman who had become a sanyasi (renunciant) and had taken the Sanskrit name of Mahendra Nath (1) showed up unexpectedly in Meherazad. During their meeting, Baba asked him, “Where will you proceed from here?” “Hardwar,” he replied. “And from Hardwar?” “Benares.” “How long will you go on wandering like this?” “I am not wandering but visiting places of …

SPIRITUALITY MEANS DYING TO ONE’S SELF . . .

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Baba then mentioned those who dabble in Vedanta and the Upanishads and confuse it with spiritual experience: In North India, particularly in Rishikesh and Hardwar, there is a regular bazaar of saints, mahatmas and sadhus with their “disciples” of various sects and factions, who fight among themselves to entice seekers from one sect to another. But true spirituality is never to be …