20130314 – James McGrew’s meeting with Baba – part 4 (final)

Baba asked Jim, “How did you sleep last night?”

“Pretty well,” Jim answered.

“What are your plans?”

Jim said, “I am leaving India shortly to return to America to go back to school. I’m taking a train from Poona at 3:00 P.M. for Bombay.”

“I am happy to hear this. Don’t miss your train. […]

20130313 – James McGrew’s meeting with Baba – part 3

Baba’s fragrance was exquisite. At first I thought that he had special exotic colognes, but later I was told that Baba’s fragrance was his own natural smell.

Jim sat at his feet and Baba asked him, “Do you know Richard Alpert?”

Jim said, “I know of him but I don’t know him personally.”

“He […]

20130312 – James McGrew’s meeting with Baba – part 2

When Jim walked through the entrance of Guruprasad at about 8:30 A.M., he felt a heavenly stillness. The Biblical expression, “The peace that passeth all understanding,” came to his mind. He thought: “So this is where God lives. Of course, God would be surrounded by this divine atmosphere.” He saw a figure sitting on […]

20130311 – James McGrew’s meeting with Baba – part 1

JAMES HALL MCGREW found out about Baba from Rick Chapman in the summer of 1965 after graduating from college at the age of 21. (Jim and Rick had been long-time friends in high school in Denver, Colorado, and they had been roommates during their freshman year at Harvard in 1961-62.) In the summer of […]

20130310 – I am the Shah Saudagar – The Merchant-King


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 you have other wants to satisfy, if you want health, riches, children – then […]

20130308 – One who asks for nothing, gets everything

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The next morning, May 11th, Baba allowed a few of his lovers private interviews in the Lagoon Cabin. He even sent Adi outside, who was reading the alphabet board. Filis recalled her interview at 9:45 A.M. as follows:

I was alone with God! And, I felt very shy, but happy. […]

20130307 – I want love, nothing else


Adele Wolkin with Baba

After fifteen minutes, Baba called in Filis’ “twin,” Adele Wolkin, age thirty-four. “She has eyes like Babajan,” he remarked, “very large, grey-blue.”

He spelled out to them both: “I heard so much about you both that I feel so happy that at last I have seen you. […]

20130304 – You can love Him in any form

Edith Bradbury met Baba at 3:05 P.M. that day, and after her, a Professor Dagray. Baba told him: “All understanding is not knowing. Everything that can be understood is not God … I have said repeatedly all along – since ages, I have been saying: ‘The only thing worth living for and dying for […]

20130303 – Never take pride in serving the Master who serves the universe

BABA LEFT Meherabad for Bombay on September 3, two weeks prior to his scheduled departure. He decided to go early to secure passports and visas needed to visit Persia. In Bombay, he stayed at Naval and Dina Talati’s house in the Shivlal building at Byculla. Many new devotees came into the Master’s contact during […]

20130301 – The safest way to the Goal is to submit to Baba through love

In the Lagoon Cabin at 5:05 P.M., Baba met Michael and Ann Kohanow, a couple in their late thirties, and explained the three types of conviction to them. He ended by stating, “The safest way to the Goal is to submit through love to One who has attained to this end. Then all you […]