To develop love

To develop love, you have to do it practically; that is, you have to experience it in everyday life. You must lessen your desires and make others happy by thinking less of your own happiness. This can be done. By desire, I mean selfish desires. It is all very practical and very simple; but […]

“To obey me is the greatest knowledge”

Earlier in the day, Deshmukh had requested, “Grant me divine knowledge, Baba!”

Baba replied, “I will!”

While they were eating dinner, Baba served Deshmukh and Naoroji a piece of fish, although both were strict vegetarians. Taking it as Baba’s prasad, however, they did full justice to it. Afterwards, Baba prohibited them from […]

“Keep your mind always toward the goal.”

Miss Carena Shields met Baba the same day. She was an intelligent, bold young archaeologist who had spent time with native tribes in southern Mexico who practiced mystical, occult traditions. Like Hurlbut, she too felt conflicted.

Baba reiterated:

In the West too are sincere souls who seek the Truth. There is an awakening even […]

“One must try to remain happy always”

Robert Antoni was feeling disheartened in his job, working with juvenile delinquents. Baba told him:

“You should not be brought down by them, but on the contrary you should uplift them and look for God in their hearts. As long as the heart speaks, language does not matter. God is in all. He is […]

The give-and-take of sanskaras depends on the attitude of the mind

The give-and-take of sanskaras depends on the attitude of the mind, i.e. if you do a certain action with good intentions, you catch good sansakaras, and if with bad intentions, bad sanskaras … When you go on a hunt, you kill an animal for the sake of sport and enjoyment. You therefore take its […]

Their questions had been answered

During a tour that Meher Baba took through Andhra Pradesh, thousands of people came for His darshan. Most of them had come just to be in His presence and to enjoy His company, but several had questions to ask.

When any of the latter presented a question, Baba would ask that it be written […]

Playing With Illusions : Be guided by Love and Truth!

It is not miracles but understanding which can bring you true freedom. If you have firm faith and unfaltering love for the God-Man, your way to the Abiding Truth is clear and safe. Then you have no time to waste in playing with things that do not matter.

Be guided by Love and Truth! […]

Playing With Illusions : Caught up in the ephemeral things of this world

Suffering comes through ignorance or attachment to illusions. Most people play with illusions like children play with toys. If you get caught up in the ephemeral things of this world and cling to illusory values, suffering is inevitable. It is not easy for little children to give up their toys, for they become the […]

Playing With Illusions : Need for spiritual wisdom

I appreciate the faith which has brought you here. I also appreciate your love and devotion. It has made me very happy. I know and understand your difficulties and problems, sufferings and expectations. Not only individuals, but the whole world is in the throes of suffering. When suffering comes, it comes according to the […]

Simple, eternal truths – Part 3 of 3


The instructions are [continued from previous post]:

4. Learn for yourself, and teach others that recognition of God’s will means not to complain of your lot; that control of the mind means not to be upset by misfortunes; that loving all as children of the same One God means not to be jealous […]