Sandals of the Master

 

On November 8th, Baba asked Norina, “Which would you rather be, my hat or my sandals?”

Norina said, “Your sandals.”

“Why?”

“Because the sandals are your companions over good roads and bad. They pass through dirt, rain and mud and are always with you.”

Baba nodded in agreement, spelling out, “This is the […]

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master

 

Once during his visits, while sitting under the trees in the garden, he explained about the mind:

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master. This means if you control it, it will act as you want. The mind is a bad master if it has control over you to […]

Spiritual beings are of three types

Meanwhile, Mercedes D’Acosta and Consuella de Sides had come to India in November with the intention of meeting other spiritual Masters and yogis. They seemed to have “drifted away” from Baba, but came to see him at Meherabad on November 17th. During their meeting, Baba emphasized to them:

I must make myself clear, not […]

God-realization and the seven understandings – Part 3 (Final)

 

Samadhis of animals associated with Baba, Meherabad

Soon after, he got ill, and I discussed with ‘Soltoon’s sister’ (meaning Baidul, since no man’s name would be mentioned in front of the women) where to bury him when he died. We finally selected that spot. When Warrior got very ill, I […]

God-realization and the seven understandings – Part 2

Souls on the fourth and fifth planes have insight; their understanding is direct, without thinking with the mind. Illumination means seeing God as He is. The understanding is divine. Realization is understanding oneself as God.

During the process of evolution of forms and consciousness, there are seven turns until the human form develops. Now, […]

God-realization and the seven understandings – Part 1

 

Baba with dog Chum in front of Tin Cabin, Meherabad, 1935

During Baba’s seclusion, he had instructed the women to send the dog Warrior to him for a certain period, and Baba himself fed the dog in the mast ashram. After this, Warrior was not well, and Elizabeth, […]

Overcome criticism and backbiting

It is most difficult not to backbite. Still, the more you try, the more you help me. It is very easy to say that she is bad. But when one is bad, then to feel she is not bad is most difficult!

… Even if just one of […]

Spirituality requires perfect poise – Part 2 (Final)

If you are in the Sahara, and for four days you have no water to drink and, all of a sudden, one bottle of water appears – how do you react? If you have poise, you will let your companion drink and not mind dying and letting her live. […]

Spirituality requires perfect poise – Part 1

In Karwar, Baba gave this explanation to the women about spiritual poise:

What is spirituality? It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You always thought of selfish motives for eating, preserving your life, and attending to every need with zeal. All these lives you have made a […]

“I am the Highest of the High” – Meher Baba

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