14 Aug 2012 – Vishnu’s steadfastness

(This incident happened during the New Life period)

That same morning, entering the companions’ hut at seven o’clock, Baba warned, “Everyone should remain cheerful under all conditions and circumstances, and should never lose their temper or get annoyed.” Turning to Eruch, he asked, “Would you feel anything if news were received that your mother had […]

13 Aug 2012 – I want you, Baba!

The mansion of the Maharani (Queen) ofSaharanpurwas adjacent to Meher Baba’s bungalow at101 Rajpur Road. The queen’s name was Mohini and she lived with her husband, Charat Singh. One of her daughters, Pushpata Lata, was married to the Maharaja of Gwalior, and recently the young woman had died during childbirth. Overcome with grief, the […]

12 Aug 2012 – Spirituality is normal and natural

One day, a Swiss man, whom Anita had told of Baba, came to meet him. He had gone on a fast to prepare himself for the meeting, and he told Baba that he had not eaten for three days. Baba looked at him innocently, gesturing, “You must be hungry.” The man was taken aback. Then […]

12 Aug 2012 – True Worth

One day, Baba asked the doctor what he was thinking. Daulat Singh replied, “Some of my friends and family are anxious for your darshan, but I do not wish it without your permission.”

Smiling, Baba spelled out, “If you won’t pray for it, then I pray to you to bring them all here for an […]

10 Aug 2012 – Fear means no love

(Both Bill Le Page and John Ballantyne were asked to sit inside the crypt and meditate during their stay at Meherabad, Sept 1954) … Baba asked, “Did you keep your eyes open when you sat for half an hour last night?” Bill Le Page said, “Yes.” “What did you feel?” “My heart pounded all the […]

10 Aug 2012 – Chaos everywhere

As soon as they settled in at Golkothi, all had a bath. But the next day, they found that the well in their compound was completely dry. It turned out that the water in it was only rain water. There was no underground source, and they had exhausted its meager supply in just one day. […]

09 Aug 2012 – Unless one surrenders to Guru, a disciple gains nothing

A WANDERING SANYASI, who was a recluse and an ascetic, once showed up at Meherabad during this period. He had heard of Meher Baba and wanted the Master’s darshan. He was dressed in an ochre-colored robe, with long matted hair and a beard, and his whole body was smeared with ashes. Meher Baba asked him, […]

08 Aug 2012 – God is the Ocean of mercy!

IN DECEMBER 1943, an Irani came to Meherabad and wanted to place five hundred rupees at Baba’s feet. Baba did not accept the money, but the man entreated him again; so Baba motioned to him to give it to Eruch, remarking, “You, Eruch, have to hand over this amount to a family who is very […]

07 Aug 2012 – Backbiting sanskaras are deeper – takes millions of births to wipe out!

Explaining to one woman devotee about slander, Baba cited this couplet of Kabir:

“He who slanders me is my friend

because with his own soap

he cleanses me of my dirt!”

“So,” Baba emphasized, “the first thing required is love. And the second is do not backbite.”

He added, “Feel glad if […]

05 Aug 2012 – He who dies with my name on his lips never dies!

ON OCTOBER 14th, Baba left Satara for Ganeshkhind Garden in Poona. Eruch, Nilu and Gustadji accompanied him. He stayed in the botanical gardens at Dadi Kerawala’s residence. That evening, Arnavaz phoned from Bombay to convey the sad news that her brother’s airplane had crashed. Nozar’s plane had plunged into the Usman Sagar Lake […]