“Love is the only propeller and the only remedy.”

Kitty was sufficiently alarmed by Allan Cohen’s letter to forward it to Baba, and although Baba was in seclusion, it was read to him. On 10 October, 1964, Baba replied to Cohen through Adi:

…I am glad to inform you that I was able to convey the gist of your letter to Avatar Meher […]

“Through me you [the Mandali] are serving the whole universe!”

Meanwhile, in North India, there was a severe shortage of wheat and rice after three years of drought and thousands of poor people were facing famine. The newspapers were full of descriptions of their plight. In the hall each morning, after attending to the correspondence and pending matters, if there was time, Baba would […]

Baba emphasizes love for each other in doing his work

There had been insufficient rain that year, and the farmers’ crops in Ahmednagar District were failing. Drinking water was likewise becoming a problem, as the wells were drying up. Around noon on the 6th, after Baba had returned from Ahmednagar, 30 Arangaon villagers came to Meherazad in bullock carts, singing the whole distance of […]

“Waiting for my call is the greatest possible work you can ever do!”

Since returning to Meherazad, Bhau’s nightwatch duties were to begin each day from 2:30 or 3:00 P.M. But Baba would not call him then, since the women would be with him. Instead, Bhau was made to sit a short distance away on Rano’s verandah (because Baba might call him at any time), and Baba […]

“I put you there; now stay there.”

Don Stevens was a well-paid executive of Standard Oil. Once, thinking that he should pursue a more humanitarian line of work, such as being a doctor, teacher or counselor, he contemplated giving up the oil business. He decided that the next time he came to India, he would tell Baba of his decision. When […]

“I will do my work in my own way at the fair”

Meanwhile, the New York World’s Fair was scheduled to open on 22 April 1964, and the American lovers had contributed and built a beautiful information booth for Baba’s “Universal Message” to be disseminated. The booth in the Pavilion of American Interiors. On 12 April, Baba sent Elizabeth Patterson and Jane Haynes this telegram for […]

“Peace and happiness are not to be fought for but to be sought for within oneself”

On 30 January, Baba gave this message for the new Hindi weekly periodical,Guide (published in Raipur):

Throughout the ages men have been deeply involved in the struggle for peace and happiness. It is this struggle that lands them into chaos and misery. If men were only to become conscious of the fact that peace […]

“I have come not to teach but to awaken.”

A blind Bengali scholar named Dr. Subodh Chandra Roy, 50, had been teaching in New York at the New School for Social Research since 1948. Tom Riley had been a student there in 1956 and had taken courses in Indian philosophy with Dr Roy. One day Tom told Dr. Roy about Baba and referred […]

“While the so-called rich may bow down to me, I bow down to the poor!”

Although Baba remained in seclusion, on occasion he would allow individuals to see him. When Ramakrishnan in Poona learned that a few people had been permitted darshan, he felt disturbed. One day a letter was received from him in which he wrote: “Some people think that only the rich are given permission to visit […]

Qualities required for the conduct of Baba Centers – sweetness of humility, fragrance of harmony and the sheer simplicity of love for one another.

Also on the 11th, Eruch wrote to those in Bombay about conducting the affairs of their center:

Baba says that he always feels pleased and at home when he finds his lovers living and working for his cause in an atmosphere that is surcharged with the sweetness of humility, the fragrance of harmony and […]