Divine forgiveness burns sanskaras away in no time

Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace.

As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was […]

“When I take physical form, it is my reflection that descends”

One night, when Krishna was sitting on watch inside Baba’s room, at eleven-thirty Baba ordered him to sit outside and to take a round every half an hour. On his second round, Krishna spotted a large cobra. While killing it, he made some noise and Baba clapped. Krishna brought the snake and Baba complimented […]

“I was doing my work through you”

 

Baba had previously instructed Pukar to travel throughout Hamirpur district and spread his message. He also asked for a full account of his travels. Pukar related an incident when the pujari (caretaker) of a temple had not allowed him to sleep there, even though Pukar was exhausted. The priest thought Pukar was a […]

To touch the hearts

 

ON SATURDAY, May 17th, an open-house darshan program was held in the Barn from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Almost seven hundred people gathered, many from the small town of Myrtle Beach and many from distant places. Elizabeth Patterson was sitting on Baba’s right. Baba had instructed that each visitor meet him, touch […]

Do you value a bicycle more than my words?

On August 24th, Mehera, Mani, Meheru and Rano were to be shifted to Karamchand’s bungalow in Nishat (Shalimar, Kashmir). Before proceeding to Nishat, Baba instructed Krishna to follow in the truck with their luggage and specifically not by bicycle. But after they had loaded everything in the truck, there was no room for the […]

Your love is the most precious offering you can give

 

The Hut in Meherastana, Mahewa where Baba declared His Avatarhood publicly by stating “Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!”*

A poor carpenter had done his utmost to erect Baba’s hut in Meherastana, Mahewa, Hamirpur District (see photo above). While laboring in the cold day and night, he had fallen ill. He was […]

Sant Mali of Sarnath

[The following anecdote happended during New Life when Baba was in Sarnath, a famous piligrimage center for Buddhists. The above picture is of the Sarnath Bungalow where Baba stayed during New Life. The garden was looked after during that time by the gardener referred as Sant Mali by Baba. This above photo was taken […]

Deceivers are our friends

THAT DAY, Harish Chander Kochar came before Baba for darshan. Daily, he would sit outside in front of Baba’s bungalow and consequently his mental and financial condition deteriorated. Baba stated, “Whatever you have to say, tell me in five minutes; and whatever you say, speak honestly.”

“Free me of my mental anxieties,” Kochar requested, […]

New fresh life born in His love

That brings me to another instance, a beautiful story I recollect” It happened in Europe, during Baba’s first visit there.

Baba was seated in a small room, and those who had come to see him for the first time, attracted to him by those who had already met him, would be with him for […]

“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 […]