Begin to clean the filth of desires cover from head to toe


Baba frequently cleaned the masts’ pan-type toilets. All of the waste material from the iron pans was dumped into a deep soakpit, some distance from their compound. One day it rained heavily, and the pit filled with water. Pappa told Krishna to empty the water from the pit with a bucket […]

“I have concern with you because I allow you to serve me”

One time when Bhau was keeping watch near Baba, he was wearing a pair of thin pajamas. Baba was lying down snoring. He had reminded Bhau not to make any noise, and so Bhau was sitting quietly.

Suddenly, he saw that Baba’s mosquito net was not closed properly, and if it was […]

“I want all my lovers to guard against maya’s tricks and hold firmly on to my daaman”

Applying the analogy [of sun and shadow]* to yourself as an individual, when you turn your face toward the sun [God], your shadow [maya] lies behind you, and although still existent, it has no power over you. But when you turn your back to the sun, you carry your shadow before you and […]

“The only thing that maya cannot go against is my work, because maya itself is the means of bringing about the results of my work”

Maya, the Master Showman who displays things that do not really exist, will perform its master trick of making everything, including my health, body, energy, words and promises seem to go against me, and this will automatically test the extent of the faith and trust of my lovers in me. The only thing that […]

“The easiest way is to hold on to my daaman”

On one of the walls in the room hung a wooden board on which was written the Marathi verse of Tukaram’s about beating hypocrites or false saints. Baba asked the Andhra devotees if they could read it. Then he explained Tukaram’s words:

“There are many hypocritical saints with long matted hair and […]

“Better than your being with me is my being with you!”

Prem and Girja Khilnani came to see Baba on the 18th at 5:30 P.M. They expressed their disappointment over not being able to see him more frequently. Baba told them:

Better than your being with me is my being with you! I am in everybody’s heart, but I am sleeping there. It […]

“Whatever happens to one, it is always for one’s own good in the long run.”

Eruch and the other mandali kept up their correspondence at Guruprasad. To Elcha Mistry, who had just been fired from his job, Eruch wrote these encouraging words on 23 June 1959:

“Baba wants you to just face everything bravely and cheerfully. Baba wants you to know that nothing can happen without his Divine Will […]

“Any remark or criticism that does not hurt is good”

Innocent and fair criticism does not hurt and is good, but it is quite rare. What I mean by talking ill of others is when you criticize and it hurts; it hurts when you criticize excitedly, out of anger. When you criticize with love and kindness, how can it hurt?

… Any remark or […]

“The meaning of remaining attached to me is …”

Back in Dehra Dun, while conversing with the mandali one day, Baba explained to Kishan Singh, using the metaphor of a train: “To a freight train are attached many wagons. Some contain good material, some bad — iron, copper, oil, waste products, et cetera — in different wagons. But, whether it is good […]

Trust God completely

Beloved Baba, The Mother and the Father in one

“A child’s trust in his mother is complete because he leaves all his worries to her. She has to take care of him. So if we trust in God and let Him worry for us, we live contented and happy.”