Love holds the key,  not rituals and ceremonies


Just a week before, on 9 May, Baba had told another person:

… Darshan has no connection whatsoever with rites, rituals, dogmas and daily religious routine. Zoroaster has shown that with good thoughts, good words and good deeds anyone can become like Zoroaster. And what is the state of affairs now? Zoroaster laid […]

“Unless you free yourselves from the bindings of ceremonies and begin to love God,… you can never, never know Truth”

Monday morning, 16 May 1960, was fixed for the occasion, and on that day lovers from Bombay, Poona and other places assembled in Guruprasad. With his own hands, Baba handed each of the three lads a sadra and kusti (thread), as this message from him was read by Eruch in English and Soman […]

The four states of Ram (God) – Part 2 (Final)


The Ever-Conscious Paramatma of this fourth state, who comes down on this gross plane age after age when Maya is at its height, is called the Avatar. He is always the One, the same in whatever age and under whatever name he might have descended – Ram, Krishna or Buddha. There is a […]

The four states of Ram (God) – Part 1

… but do you know who Ram was?

[Ramdas] Chaurasia replied, “I only know that he is the Ancient One and is born on the physical plane from age to age.”

Baba explained:

Ram has four states:

1. The state of Paratpar Parabrahma: In this state of Beyond- Beyond, God (Paramatma) is completely independent […]

Three Types Seekers – Explained with an Example

[Continuation of the yesterday’s post]

Walking between the two groups seated in the hall on opposite sides, Baba continued:

Take this as a very narrow canal in which there is surging, boiling water flowing. The seeker has to cross from one side to another. The first type has no courage. He walks […]

Three Types Seekers

There are three types of seekers.

The first type says that God is within him and he has to see God within. “I must see Him at any cost and so I’ll continue my efforts.” In his efforts, he must face innumerable hardships and difficulties. But this type of seeker has not that amount […]

How can you annihilate your own self? – Hold fast to Baba’s daaman

On the spiritual path, the only sin is hypocrisy. Be honest. You yourself are the veil. Realization is simple, but you yourself make it extremely difficult. From the beginning, you are God! Who has bound you? Your mind! When you are asleep, you are free, but not consciously. When you wake up, all […]

How can you annihilate your own self? – “Surrender your ego to me”

One day a distinguished looking man came to garland and bow down to Baba. He said, “I have read God Speaks so many times that I have it on the tip of my fingers. Now please instruct me how to realize the Truth.”

Baba said:

That which is meant for the […]

How will you get rid of this false self?

Continuing on the subject of honesty, one day Baba gave this discourse:

Absolute honesty is essential in one’s search for God – for Truth. The subtleties of the Path are finer than a hair. The least hypocrisy becomes a wave that washes one off the Path.

It is your false self that keeps you […]

How can I be honest?


“How can I be honest?” one of the visitors asked.

[First,] become honest with yourself. There should not be the slightest tinge of hypocrisy in your actions and behavior. Act according to your conscience. If you don’t listen to the voice of your heart, it would be hypocrisy. If you are a saint, […]