The New Life: God-Man’s love is great for those who really suffer

From Madras, Baba and the men entrained for Hyderabad, where they stayed for nine days. In an Idgah (Muslim place of worship), Baba sat in seclusion for half an hour one day. There, while the men stood guard, Baba again took off his clothes and sat naked, wearing only a loincloth. In this manner, […]

The New Life: “My merciful Krishna!” (Part 2 of 2)

The girl had been praying to Krishna. Eruch inquired of the girl about the man, and she quietly answered, “He is my father, but he is ill. My mother too is indisposed. Why have you come here?”

“I came to know about your father’s plight, and my elder brother has come to help him,” […]

The New Life: “My merciful Krishna!” (Part 1 of 2)

On one occasion, Baba was sitting at a place in Madras, when he suddenly gestured that he felt thirsty.

He sent Eruch to buy coconut water. While doing so, Eruch overheard some people discussing an unfortunate family. Eruch asked a paanwala if he knew of any needy families in the area. The paan-seller informed […]

The New Life: Their spontaneous offering of love was a touching sight

[On October 21st 1950, Baba departed from Mahabaleshawar on a six-week tour of India – Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa , Bihat, West Bengal and Nepal. Accompanying Baba were Eruch, Pendu, Gustadji and Baidul. The following incident happened while at Calcutta]

In Calcutta, in the Dakshineshwar Temple of the Sadguru Ramakrishna, Baba sat […]

The New Life: Baba’s Sermon

Don then read Baba’s Sermon:

Being just now in the Old Life for these few hours, I will tell you what I feel to be the established divine facts:

Essentially, we are all One. The feeling of our being otherwise is due to ignorance. Soul desires consciousness to know itself; but […]

The New Life: The incident that turned a revolutionary into a staunch lover (Part-2 of 2)

Unknown to anyone in the hall, this whole scene impacted one man in the group even more profoundly. He had come with the others from Hamirpur not to love Baba as they did, but to scrutinize Him with the intention of exposing Him as a fraud. He had even hinted that he might shoot […]

The New Life: The incident that turned a revolutionary into a staunch lover (Part-1 of 2)

Meher Baba at Mahabaleshwar, 16 October, 1950

[Baba left Dehra Dun on 17th June 1950 to move to Satara. From Satara Baba and the group moved to Mahabaleshwar on 1st October. Baba called for a meeting with Old Life men disciples at Mahabaleshwar on 16th October 1950. Baba steps into Old Life for four […]

The New Life: The immeasurable gift of Baba’s physical contact to the saints, sadhus and mahatmas

Accompanied by Aloba, Baidul, Eruch, Gustadji, Murli, Pendu, Keki Desai, Keki Nalavala, and the servant-boy Satyapal, Baba left Manjri Mafi for Motichur on Friday, 3 March 1950, at 1:30 in the afternoon. (, p2889)

At one o’clock in the afternoon of the 9th, Baba with Eruch, Pendu, Baidul and Gustadji, took a bus to […]

The New Life: Don provided an example of love for him in the New Life worthy of being followed

Pendu, Don [Dr. William Donkin], Sadashiv, Baidul and Aloba arrived with the caravan, tongas and bullock cart on the 20th. Baba’s protective gaze had saved them from “the jaws of death.” Someone on the way had shown them a shortcut from Najibabad to Dehra Dun and, disregarding Baba’s advice to stay on the […]

The New Life: Baba accepts Todi Singh’s request to offer bhiksha (Part -3 of 3)

On January 16th, Todi Singh returned to Manjri Mafi with his entire family: his mother, wife, daughter and sister with her little son. With them was a huge amount of luggage filled with vessels and utensils for cooking, a wide assortment of spices and all manner of other paraphernalia to be used to prepare […]