The Repentance Prayer – Part 1

Baba stood up and reverentially folded his hands to the gathering. Resuming his seat he continued:

I want you all to patiently hear what I have to say, declare and what I have decided. Before I make clear my Fiery Life, I will explain to you the stand of a devotee that I have […]

“The Master’s Prayer has substantial force and meaning”

To Francis, Baba commented, “The Mohammedan way of praying to God is that which was performed by Aloba. The Parsi way of worshiping is different; they hold a sacred thread in a special manner and complete their worship [at the fire temple]. There are different ways of Hindu worship also. What procedure do the […]

“You have to take love into your heart”

The next day, Nadine brought her husband Ilya, the son of Leo Tolstoy and himself an author. Ilya asked Baba, “How can one love when there is so much evil in this world?”

Baba answered, “You have to take love into your heart. You are a fine man; soon you will understand.”

-www.lordmeher.org, p1413 […]

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master

Once during his visits, while sitting under the trees in the garden, he explained about the mind:

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master. This means if you control it, it will act as you want. The mind is a bad master if it has control over you to go its way. […]

Needs vs wants

Someone asked, “How can we differentiate between needs and wants? Some claim, ‘I need all I want.’ What is the difference?”

Baba spelled out in reply:

If you are dying of thirst in the desert, you need water – not lemonade. If you ask for water, it is your need. If you ask for […]

The need to control mind

Everything depends on the mind. The mind feeds on happiness and misery. The world is really a dream. Happiness and sorrow are plays of the mind; there is no substance in either. In fact, the mind exists to endeavor to see God, but it leaves this aside and becomes caught up in the world. […]

“You must stick as close as you can to me”

While browsing through Bili Eaton’s archives, I came across this deeply meaningful paragraph in a letter that Meher Baba’s sister Mani S. Irani wrote to Bili on May 25, 1955 from Satara:

“What you said about the ‘daaman’ reminds me of the simile Baba gave us long ago in Meherabad. “You must stick as […]

Disciples are of three types

There are three types of disciples: those who help, those who are a burden, and those who are a hindrance.

Those who lift me up and carry me are the best helpers. The ones who may not be able to lift me up, but who give me their companionship, assist my work well and […]

“But try to hang on”

When Ivy Duce and her Sufi group had their interview in the Lagoon Cabin, Baba reiterated how they must hang on to his daaman, and how difficult it would be: “If six cobras came into this room suddenly from out there, would you just sit still here with me? No, you would be flying […]

The three things that always hinder Truth – temptation, vagueness and dishonesty

To Ivy Duce and Francis Brabazon, Baba stated in private:

… There are three things that always hinder Truth.

First is temptation. Very, very few persons can overcome temptation – temptation of money, fame, power, lust and leadership are disastrous, very binding, and very few escape it.

Second, vagueness about things;

And third, dishonesty.

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