By this incident Baba showed her that he wished her to develop foresight

The electricity in Baba’s bungalow suddenly went out one night, and Baba directed Rano to telephone the authorities concerned. Rano was, of course, a total stranger to Lahore and wondered whom to contact and where to find a phone. She moved about here and there in the dark, and at last went to a […]

“To drive away thoughts means not to entertain or encourage other irrelevant thoughts”

[Baba asked His lovers to maintain ‘internal silence’ by keeping away all thoughts except of ‘the Divine Theme’. Here is a part of the Discourse.]

To drive away thoughts means not to entertain or encourage other irrelevant thoughts.

…If you do it conscientiously, there will be no failing because it is I who makes […]

“In the Path, the most important condition of discipleship is readiness to work for the spiritual cause”


Baba’s message was particularly aimed at the spiritual workers who had been invited to these gatherings. He urged them to awaken people to the understanding that the divine treasure is always within each one, but it is each person’s duty to experience it consciously. Here is a brief excerpt:

In the Path, the […]

“You are not obliging him by giving him medicine”

Adi Jr is second from left

Baba’s brother Adi Jr. conducted a homeopathic dispensary in Meherabad periodically, from 1936 to 1944. Once a sick person came to him, but even when he was given medicine, he did not leave. Adi told him graciously, “I have given you your medicine; now you may […]

Spiritual freedom


He went on to state,

“There is no gift greater than the gift of spiritual freedom, and there is no task more important than the task of helping others to achieve spiritual freedom.”

But he added:

Spiritual freedom has to be won by oneself for oneself through watchful and unfailing war against the […]

“It is nothing but a dream”


The interviews continued throughout the afternoon of 20 July 1956. At 4:00 P.M., Baba called Ella Winterfeldt in to ask how many were left. Ella had dreamt of Baba, and he told her, “Ella my dear, all the world is an illusion; it is a dream and only God is real.”

Baba called […]

He learned a hard lesson about lying to Baba

GSN Moorty to the right of Baba in back coat

During his interview, Dr. Moorty told Baba that he had urgent work in Poona and asked permission to leave. Baba asked, “Can’t you remain until the sahavas is over?”

Although it was untrue, Moorty replied, “No, I have some important work.”

Baba […]

“There are two lakhs [200,000] of masts in India”

Baba with Mohammed Mast


From Najibabad, Baba and his four companions took a train for Ajmer. On the way, Baba spoke about the number of masts in different countries:

There are two lakhs [200,000] of masts in India. There are one thousand masts in Russia and one thousand in China. In […]

“It is not merely the desire, but a keen inner longing that, in time, brings one in contact with a true saint or Master.”

One day in Rishikesh, Baba was giving Chanji instructions at the mandali’s quarters when a sanyasi came to the gate desiring darshan. Chanji went to him and told him that Meher Baba, being in seclusion, was not seeing anyone until his tours in the Himalayas were finished.

The sanyasi exploded with anger, “Why does […]

“By starving the mind of desires, the ego becomes very thin and weak”

Baba called all the mandali to the mast ashram (on the hill) at three in the afternoon, and gave this explanation about fasting:

The body will survive for 95 days if one remains only on water. Just as the body feeds on food, so the mind feeds on desires, and indulgence in these desires […]