Baba implicitly reveals that He is the Avatar


DURING the programs at Madras, thousands filed past Baba after taking darshan. One man took darshan on the night of April 3rd and was about to walk away when Baba interrupted the flow and called him back. Baba spelled out to him, “I know you.” But none of the local lovers were acquainted […]

The most practical thing to do in the world is to be spiritually-minded – Part 2 (Final)

Instead of engendering the seeds of peace and plenty, the under-driven religion tries to shoot out communalism, fanaticism, nationalism and patriotism, which have become bywords for leadership and greatness, suffering and sanctity. In short, religion, as a living force, has become obsolete! The urgent need of today, to resuscitate religion, is to dig it […]

The most practical thing to do in the world is to be spiritually-minded – Part 1


In Madras, Baba gave this message to the congregation:

What is wrong with the world today and with India in particular? Such, and allied, questions are bound to arise in thinking minds, but the answers are not altogether honest and straight. The diagnosis given and the remedies adopted have all been biased and […]

Intellectual bigotry

Baba at the Temple of Silence (Meher Asramam), Madras (now Chennai), 1940s

Baba and the mandali arrived in Madras on the night of April 2nd. Baba and the men were taken to the house of Sampath Aiyangar’s family, called Meher Bhawan, 27 Brahmin Street, Saidapet, where they were to stay. A large […]

The Divine Heritage of Man


Jal Kerawala read out the Master’s message, “The Divine Heritage of Man,” and Harkare Pleader repeated it in Marathi:

In all climes and in all places, man is constantly striving for happiness; but there are very few who have it, because there are very few who truly know the secret of happiness.


The Hidden Treasure of the Self


On November 16th, Baba visited the Buddhist Society in Nagpur that morning. Adi Sr. read out the message, “The Hidden Treasure of the Self.” The following is an excerpt:

There is no creature that is not destined for the supreme goal, even as there is no river that is not on its […]

How Baba made the young Adi to think only of God


[Anecdote of 1920s at Manzil-e-meem, Bombay]

Baba’s standing instruction to Adi Sr., Dr. Ghani and Ramjoo was that when they were free, they would have to sit near him in the prescribed manner: Adi on his right, Ghani in front of him, and Ramjoo to his left. They found this order very difficult […]

Different Grades of Love

On December 31st, 1926, Meher Baba gave his last handwritten discourse on love:

Love is all pervading in the universe but the types of love differ. The love that pulsates in the inanimate things in creation is mere attraction – like in a magnet. In the animal kingdom there is love among animals and […]

An Unquenching Fire

Afterwards, Baba and the mandali ate lunch and were then escorted to Meher Spiritual Centre at Saoner where Harkare, with tearful eyes, performed Baba’s arti, and Pophali’s family had Baba’s darshan. Baba here gave a message, “An Unquenching Fire,” which Harkare read out, followed by Gadekar’s Marathi translation. The following is a portion of […]

The Unity of All Life


Baba’s message, “The Unity of All Life” was then read out to the crowd by Niyogi. Part of it was:

In the One undivided and indivisible Ocean of life, you have, through ignorance, created the pernicious divisions based upon sex, race, nationality, religion and community. And you allow these self-created divisions to poison […]