The significance of obedience to Baba

A child is born and as he grows, his consciousness also increases. From childhood to youth, middle age and old age, but not a thought occurs to him as to from where and for what he has taken birth. Births after births pass in this way. He only thinks of worldly things, never about […]

“You should be ready to welcome Paramatma anytime”

 

Baba entered the Family Quarters and by gestures asked that Vishnu call Chhagan. Chhagan was in the toilet and after quickly washing his hands and pulling up his trousers he appeared. Baba asked what took him so long. Chhagan explained the cause of the delay and Baba began taunting him, “But why didn’t […]

Grace: “Be prepared to receive this overflow of grace”

(Concluding part)

The greatest difficulty lies in the easiest matter. It is most difficult for you to become (knowingly) God because it is easiest for you to be what you have (unknowingly) been all the time, and what (unknowingly) you will always be until it is the right moment for grace to descend upon […]

Grace: The right moment

Through my grace, a sudden crack in the roof can let the sunlight in on you immediately, but one in a million roofs might thus attract my grace. I am an ocean of grace, but I am also hard as flint when you try to draw that grace from me. The flow […]

Grace: Being conditioned by duality restricts our ability to receive His grace

It is easier for me to come as an Avatar than for you to receive my grace. The problem is that once you have been conditioned by duality there is no end to the conditions which restrict your ability to receive my grace. Therefore it is difficult for my grace to flow from me […]

Grace: What is it?

True worship is an expression of devotion, not just saying prayers and making supplications. For you to worship me truly, it is necessary for you to have my grace. What is grace? No bargaining whatsoever is possible in the receiving of grace, and there is absolutely no specific condition for its bestowal. It may […]

Dislodging the seats of low desires

Baba aboard a ship

On Thursday, 15 November 1934, Baba boarded the SS Tuscania in Bombay to set sail for Europe.

He was accompanied by Kaka, Chanji, Adi Sr. and Jalbhai. But during the voyage, Baba began regularly sending one of the mandali to the chef to demand various combinations of foods. At any […]

“Think of me and don’t worry”

After the darshan, Baba visited the homes of Kutumb Sastri and Mallikarjuna Rao, and also the Andhra Meher Centre. Introducing a woman at his house, Sastri told Baba, “Her husband has left her; she is most unfortunate.”

To which Baba countered, “Why do you say most unfortunate? She sees God standing before her in […]

Love brings about universal leveling of human beings

Love for God, love for fellow-beings, love for service and love of sacrifices; in short, love in any shape and form is the finest “give and take” in the world. Ultimately, it is love that will bring about the much-desired universal leveling of human beings all over the world, without necessarily disturbing the inherent […]

Bound by the law of Karma

“…By a special dispensation of God, also, the very highest type of devotee, whose whole being is permanently focused on the divine beloved, is as completely exempt from the law of karma as the Dnyani (God-realised soul). Unlike the Dnyani, however, such a devotee is utterly ignorant of this exemption.

“But the ordinary devotee, […]