The interplay of good and bad actions in life

Baba in Mysore

The next day, a discussion among the men mandali took place about the interplay of good and bad actions in life, whereupon Baba stated:

There is really nothing like “good” or “bad.” As good is necessary, likewise bad is also necessary — like positive and negative. Both […]

“The number of hours one sleeps is acquired by habit; it is not a “necessity.””

On the 7th, Baba spoke about sleep:

The number of hours one sleeps is acquired by habit; it is not a “necessity.” In fact, sleep is a state of unconsciousness, and all beings spiritually are unconscious until full real consciousness is gained in Self-Realization. This state of unconsciousness during sleep is really nothing but […]

“No two souls united in wedlock as husband and wife can be Realized together simultaneously”

In one of Vollmoeller’s scenarios [in Baba’s film project], he had written that a husband and wife achieve God-realization together. On Tuesday, 1 January 1935, Baba pointed out that this could never happen. He explained, “No two souls united in wedlock as husband and wife can be Realized together simultaneously —never.”

Vollmoeller asked Baba […]

“Your faith and courage have made me very happy.”

Kaikobad to the right of Baba

 

On Sunday, 27 February 1966, Adi came to Meherazad at 9:30 A.M. with Waman and Dhake. Baba was in the hall, lying on a table about to be massaged by Eruch and Bhau. He called Adi near and gestured, “I am God.” Adi was taken […]

The fortunate boy

A seven-year-old boy named Jayanti regularly attended the Ahmednagar Center meetings but had not yet met Baba in person. After he had pestered Adi and others to take him to Baba, one morning, with Baba’s consent, he was brought by Waman Padale. Before being taken to Baba, Eruch asked the boy, “Why do you […]

“Leave everything to me and be free.”

 

On the 24th, Baba permitted his company to several of his local lovers, such as the Khilnanis, Viloo, her daughters Gulnar and Freiny, Piroja, Banumasi, and Sam Kerawala and his daughters.

Baba asked Prem Khilnani, “What are you thinking?” Khilnani told him about his continued anxiety over his promotion. Baba advised him to […]

On ‘Reporting to Baba’

 

Taking a break from a business trip to Cochin from New Delhi, Don Stevens visited Meherazad again for a day on the morning of 27 November 1965. He arrived in Meherjee’s car with Meherwan Jessawala.

Stevens’ mother had recently passed away. Though Don had mentioned it in passing in a letter to Baba, […]

“I am God; my word is Truth.”

 

Baba asked Robert [Dreyfuss], “What work were you doing before you came to India?”

Robert said that he had been working in a mental hospital. Baba smiled and continued:

Very good. When you go back to the United States I want you to go back to the hospital, to that ward, and I […]

“If drugs could make one realize God, then God is not worthy of being God.”

Baba then asked if many young people in America were taking drugs, such as LSD. Robert [Dreyfuss] said yes, and Baba said, “Tell those that are, that if drugs could make one realize God, then God is not worthy of being God.”

Baba told Robert imperatively to discontinue taking drugs and to tell others […]

“Let thoughts come and go, but do not be anxious about them. Continue obeying me.”

A daughter named Shakuntala was born on the 18th to Chhagan’s wife, who became quite ill after the delivery. Four days later, Baba directed Chhagan to take his wife to Ahmednagar and return after admitting her to the hospital. But Chhagan was in a bad mood and refused.

Baba asked him why he did […]