Baba answers how ‘Infinity is bottled up in His finite body’ with a simile

Many of Baba’s explanations to Niranjan Singh were written down and included in the book, The Everything and The Nothing. In 1963, when Niranjan entered mandali hall, Baba signaled Francis to bring a copy of the book for him, because, as Baba observed, “Through his questions, Niranjan was [partly] responsible for creating it.”

Francis […]

“It is when man travels within himself, that he experiences a metamorphosis of his self.”


Numerous American and Russian rocket space flights were also in the news at this time. One morning some remark from one of the mandali elicited this response from Baba on the subject of the exploration of space:

However far man may fling himself into outer space, even if he were to succeed in […]

The three stages of experiences on the spiritual path — enthusiasm, depression and hope.


On the 25th, Baba explained about three stages of experiences on the spiritual path — enthusiasm, depression and hope:

There are three states of experiences. When a seeker enters the spiritual path, for twelve years he has the experience of enthusiasm. Then comes the period of depression. This depression goes deep to such […]

“To make a seemingly small alteration, the Perfect Master has to make innumerable alterations in the universe”

This is a story about the knowledge and power of the Qutub. There was once a Muslim Perfect Master named Piran-e-Pir Dastagir in Baghdad. He was a Qutub and loved a boy very much. The boy loved his father very much. At the age of seven years, the boy’s father died and the boy […]

Pearls vs seashells

In reference to the abundance of so-called saints and false gurus in the East, Baba at one point stopped the singing and commented: “They are like seashells scattered on the beach, their superfluous glitter attracting the loiterers on the beach, who pick them up and think they have gained the treasure of the sea. […]

“It was the grace of my Master that I became as dust at his feet and thus became the Highest!” – Hafiz

Baba then began a discourse:

There are seven stations in the process of evolution. After one has crossed all these, one gets complete consciousness in human form. But unfortunately, with this consciousness, one has also gathered impressions [sanskaras]. One has to shed them during the involution process, which also has seven stations. As soon […]

“If you make a mistake, acknowledge it; do not go on arguing.”

On one occasion, when Adi went to the hotel where Kenmore was staying to deliver some food. He returned late. In fact, well after Kenmore arrived back at Guruprasad, Adi was noticed to have returned. On Baba’s questioning him why he was so late, Adi began to justify his omission with a rather verbose […]

“If you play with all your heart to make the spectators happy, it is a great work done by you.”

Baba batting (Near Satara)

Baba then related an incident from his own youth:

Play cricket for the sake of playing the game. Don’t think of victory or defeat, but, like a real sportsman, give pleasure to the spectators. If you play with all your heart to make the spectators happy, it is […]

“The time is coming, and it is very close in arriving, when I will shake everything off me”

In 1963, Baba often repeated that he would break his silence at the end of nine months. On the morning of 25 May, he compared the nine months before his silence ended to the nine-month gestation period when a child is carried in the mother’s womb, and stated:

Wherever we turn now we find […]

An illustration of the strength of maya’s grip


Baba had one of the mandali tell this tale to illustrate how strong maya’s grip is on the world:

Once there was a beggar. He used to beg in front of a temple, and as soon as he had collected 100 naiya paisa [cents] he would convert them into one pure silver rupee […]