“Real happiness never changes or ceases”

[Personal Interviews with Baba: The son of one of Baba’s disciples]

Q. How could I have happiness ?

Baba: Everyone in the world, consciously or unconsciously, seeks happiness in one form or another. You seek it in your own way. Even a murderer seeks happiness, which he hopes to find in […]

“Anything that is done with love has perfect results”

[Personal Interviews with Baba: A doctor and her sister]

Q. How can one be a good doctor and use medical science best ?

Baba. It is simple. Through Love. If you love your work, you can do it with love, and anything that is done with love has perfect results. To […]

Opposition helps

An artist, a very fine man and much interested.

Q. Explains that he has waited for this meeting. He has encountered opposition in many directions.

Baba: There lies the “fun of the game,” to face and encounter difficulty. If not, life becomes dull and monotonous. One can find spirituality only through […]

“Think much of others, and very little of yourself”

[Personal Interviews with Baba: A woman who just looks at Baba.]

After a time of silence, Baba says: In reality, from the spiritual viewpoint, there is never a need for explanation. It is to be felt and experienced. One can, by reading books and having theories, get some intellectual understanding of Truth, but that […]

“It is always the outlook that counts, and not the object”

[Personal Interviews with Baba: A nurse who has some fears in life which she discloses to Baba]

Q. Oh, I am so happy to see you . . . . I am so tired of life, and very unhappy . . . . I don’t see how I can improve !

Bringing the best out of you

[Personal Interviews with Baba: A woman with her son, an actor]

Q. How can one achieve one’s ambition ? He (pointing to her son) is an artist.

B. Art is one of the means through which the soul expresses itself; and inspires others. But to do that thoroughly, he must have […]

Truth is infinitely simple

When Baba had boarded the Circassia, he had glanced at the other passengers and remarked to Norina, “One sincere soul will be found among the many.” … Baba also met a few of the other passengers on board who expressed their desire to meet him. On November 18th, Baba gave this message […]

As long as the ‘link’ with Baba is maintained we are safe

Baba in a train in Andhra Darshan tour, 1953

Bandili B. Bapiraju related several of his miraculous experiences, saying they were sufficient proof for him to take Meher Baba as the Avatar. To this, Baba replied at length:

All such experiences may be due to your love and faith, and as […]

Simple life means a life of desirelessness

Meher Baba’s painting by Julian Lamar, 1932*

One day, explaining to Cath about leading a “simple” life, Baba observed:

People always make a mistake when they talk of leading a simple life. To live such a life is infinitely difficult. Outwardly, a person may wear plain garments and have a simple diet, […]

The difference between the state of a majzoob, Perfect Master, and an ordinary man

In explaining the difference between the state of a majzoob, Perfect Master, and an ordinary man, Baba gave this simile:

For example, there is a man sailing in a boat on the ocean. He is enjoying the sea breezes and being out on the water. But if the man himself turns into […]