“The greatest lesson that this war has taught to all of us is the futility of false values in life”

Later that day, January 6th, Baba remarked about the [Second world] war and India:

The greatest lesson that this war has taught to all of us is the futility of false values in life, such as wealth, property, possessions, et cetera, which have no consideration or value at all when life itself is at […]

“If someone were to ask me what makes me happiest, my reply would be embracing a mast”

Baba embracing Shariat Khan, Bangalore

The second sadhu* contacted was a young [during Khumb Mela at Allahabad, 1941], handsome man of about 30, who saw Baba from a distance. For a while he began dancing as if overcome with happiness. He paced about and then sat down — the feeling had overpowered […]

“This Blue Bus is like the chariot of Krishna, and after my manifestation, people will worship it!”

Original Blue Bus – used for tours between 1938 to 1941

Blue Bus shell at Meherazad (Today it houses surgical bed used by Baba at the time dropping His physical form)

 

For their return journey to Meherabad, Baba sent for Sarosh to come to Dharwar and drive […]

Dr Daulat Singh’s first meeting with his Beloved

Dr. Daulat Singh was practicing medicine in England when he had a dream in which a disciple (Swami Bhabananda) introduced him to his Master (Baba). Daulat Singh had never met either Bhabananda or Meher Baba. In the dream, the Master urged Daulat Singh, “Leave England and return to India. I have connections with you.” […]

“You may read Shastras for the rest of your life, but that will not take you an inch nearer to God if you have no desire to see Him”

 

In the town of Domel, a Punjabi gentleman approached Baba while Baba was reclining on his seat in the bus, and asked if he believed in the Bhagavad Gita. Baba gave him a succinct reply:

“I not only believe in it, I experience it every moment! God is to be seen and actually […]

“You run after the shadow, losing the substance”

On the train traveling from Lahore to Amritsar, a 53-year-old Muslim man in the compartment was also visibly drawn to Baba. He kept gazing steadily at Baba, who was patting the new boy seated beside him. After some time, Baba looked straight at him and dictated through one of the mandali, “My friend, there […]

“Never feel ashamed to do any useful work”

 

While Vishnu and Raosaheb were at Harvan, Baba went sightseeing in Srinagar with Chanji, Ali Akbar, and Tulsi. They walked around the city streets and bazaar. Baba spotted two Kashmiri boys named Rehman and Adam, whom he immediately liked and had brought back to his residence. There, Baba began cooking cabbage and the […]

“Try to create divine love within your heart by longing for God and you will have everything”

Later that day, R. N. Kalia, the Delhi correspondent of a Lahore English newspaper, came to see Baba. Kalia said, “I am now trying to make as much money as possible so that I may be able to invite saints like you to my house. I wish to serve saints and keep them in […]

“The true sign of love is to give everything – to give and give!”

The next step to this love is union. Therefore, love. Give more love, and more and more love. Big hearts always give and give in; small hearts take and take in.

One day, I will explain more about love to you all. Love is not understood properly. Every emotional act cannot be counted as […]

“This (Real) Love is higher than both obedience and devotion”

 

At one point, Baba again warned that continually thinking of how to get rid of the ego and how to merge in the Infinite is a hindrance on the path rather than a help. Continuing, Baba emphasized obedience:

You will always find very many who do not obey. They are just devoted. They […]