“To attain union is so impossibly difficult because it is impossible to become what you already are!”

 

On 31 August, Baba dictated two more discourses, the first on “The Lover and the Beloved”

God is love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved. But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself. And in order to […]

“It needs cycles after cycles for just one advanced soul to realize God” – Part 3 (Final)

Baba pointed to one of his lovers named Soman.

For example, you are called Soman. In the experience of final fana you are not left as Soman. Only God exists.

In the state of baqa you become Soman the Infinite; for example, you leave your limited Somanship and get established in God. […]

“It needs cycles after cycles for just one advanced soul to realize God” – Part 2

One who sees the Sat [Real] is a sant. The saint on the sixth plane of consciousness sees God face-to-face. Such an experience is the result of lives upon lives of honest search and sincere longing for union with Beloved God. This state of “seeing” God culminates in final fana and that is the […]

“It needs cycles after cycles for just one advanced soul to realize God” – Part 1

At about 5:15 P.M., the card game was stopped, and Baba gave this explanation about fana, baqa and the Sadguru or Qutub’s state. He began by quoting this line of Shams-e-Tabriz: “It needs cycles after cycles for just one advanced soul to realize God.”

And at present, what do you find in India? The […]

“I am he, undoubtedly”

 

That day a Catholic priest, Father Anthony, the principal of Saint Catherine of Siena School in Bombay, came for Baba’s darshan.

The priest had dedicated his life to serving the poor. Baba remarked to him:

I am well pleased with your work among destitute and abandoned children. By serving the abandoned, you are […]

The Lover and the Beloved

God is love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved. But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself. And in order to love Himself, He must imagine Himself as the Beloved whom He as the lover imagines He loves.

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“Although I am with you and within you all, you travel far and wide to find me”

One retired judge had been on a pilgrimage to Badri Narayan, a sacred Hindu shrine in the Himalayas. As he told Baba about his visit, Baba asked, “Did you see me there?” The man was silent.

Baba then stated:

The fun is, although I am with you and within you all, you travel far […]

“Mind imagines infinite divisions and so creates innumerable worlds of worries”

Although these daily sessions in the evening were only meant for lovers and not the general public, one afternoon Baba permitted the mayor of Poona to come with his two predecessors. Baba explained to them about maya:

God alone exists as Existence Eternal, and all else is illusion — a creation of maya. And […]

“Each one can perceive my glory according to his own capacity”

 

 

The open darshan began on Monday, 15 May 1961, at 4:30 P.M. and lovers from all over India streamed in to take advantage of it…

After the usual inquiries about travel and health, Baba announced to the crowd: “You have come here to see me; but I am here to see who […]

“Mind is always caught by some sort of attachment”

On 10 May, Baba was in a happy mood again when Rustom and Sohrab, along with their servant Narya, enacted a humorous skit about a father agonizing over finding a suitable match for his daughter. Baba enjoyed it thoroughly and remarked:

The world is a drama. You weep, you laugh — to weep and […]