“In order to be able to help others, you yourself must first have knowledge”

Q. What’s the solution of this world-wide misery ? Will it be solved through martyrdom ?

Baba: Yes, through martyrdom by many. But that is a question of collective effort. What about you personally ?

Q. I am not concerned about myself personally.

Baba: But the personal question does come […]

Life’s struggle

All life is an effort to attain freedom from self-created entanglement. It is a desperate struggle to undo what has been done under ignorance, to throw away the accumulated burden of the past, to find rescue from the debris left by a series of temporary achievements and failures. Life seeks to unwind the limiting […]

Baba-work – “Live what you preach”

Live what you preach. Have 100 percent honesty or keep your mouths shut! The best judge as to whether you are honest and living up to what you preach is your own heart.

Narrating an incident long ago from the life of Prophet Muhammad, illustrating how one should live up to what one […]

Baba-work: “Hypocrisy spoils Baba’s work!”


Baba brought up the subject of the previous day’s meeting, and summed up how his work should be done:

“There should be no feelings of anger, jealousy and dislike among my lovers. No decision can be arrived at if you all speak at once and do not practice what you speak. All […]

“Resign yourself to my will 100 percent”

One devotee was deeply depressed due to some personal problems. Baba assured him, “Resign yourself to my will 100 percent, and I shall take care of everything.” -www.lordmeher.org, p4993 May, 1963; Guruprasad

——- “Do not worry. Be happy in my love and continue to hold fast to my daaman to the very end. Rest […]

“Pray from the heart by giving yourselves”

“Pray from the heart by giving yourselves. Just saying the words or being still, unless you are giving yourselves, is useless. It is the prayer of your heart, the giving of your heart, that counts. Those prayers are answered. Jesus meant, you do not pray, you do not ask, because you do not really […]

“But this way it comes to me indirectly”

Bharucha sitting on the right side of Baba

Dr. [Hoshang] Bharucha was a staunch devotee of Godavri Mai and harbored some misunderstanding about fully accepting Baba as his Master. Explaining obedience to him, Baba stated, “Obey Godavri Mai. You should also obey my instructions, but only if they do not contradict hers.” […]

“Once you know the truth, you must not merely try, but do it!”

One of the chief workers expressed his apologies and promised that he would henceforth be more careful in his relationships with other workers. Baba was pleased with him, for he admitted his fault and gave in. Someone else said that he was sincerely trying to follow Baba’s orders. Baba corrected him,

“Don’t keep on […]

“You are not alone. I am with you.”

Will Backett embracing Baba, 1954

During the months following the death of his wife, Mary, Will Backett in London had found it difficult to adjust to living without her and was in poor health. That year would have been his and Mary’s 50th wedding anniversary. To console him, Baba sent him many […]

“It is all a bubble, so easy to prick!”


Before leaving New York on December 5 [1931], Baba wished to be driven around Wall Street, New York’s financial district. It was a Saturday and the streets were virtually deserted. In the car, Jean Adriel was thinking to herself: “How ephemeral and unreal is this money madness!”

The next moment, pointing to the […]