“Love can wipe away every weakness, every mistake” – Part 1

Margaret Scott saw Baba again the following morning at 10:40 A.M. At this meeting Margaret asked, “Why did you say yesterday that I have not changed?”

Baba replied: “You loved me when you last saw me, and you love me now, so you have not changed. You thought I meant you have not tried, […]

“My Krishna, my Beloved Krishna – how merciful you are!”

Meher Baba as Lord Krishna

[A wonderful incident happened on the Diwali day in 1950 during New Life]

TRAVELLING FARTHER SOUTH, Baba and his companions arrived in Madras (now called ‘Chennai’), where a thorough search was made to locate more families. Three destitute families were found. Baba washed […]

A brief account of the Manonash work at Hyderabad during New Life period

Group photo – Baba with participants of ‘The Hyderabad Meeting’ (June, 1951)

Manonash work is the culmination of New Life. Manonash (or Man-o-nash) means ‘annihilation of mind’. The Manonash phase of work started at Khojaguda cave, Hyderabad. Baba stayed in Hyderabad from 27 May to 24 Oct 1951 during New Life. During […]

“Don’t allow this devil [anger] to invade your nut!”

 

Baba visited the site often. On 22 March 1948, he went there along with Adi Sr., Pendu, Padri and Goher. Padri was supervising Mahiboob (carpenter/contractor) in fitting the plumbing to the new buildings. Baba insisted that he speed up the work. From the 27th, Vishnu began staying at Pimpalgaon to help oversee the […]

“You are not alone. I am with you.”

Will Backett embracing Baba, 1954

During the months following the death of his wife, Mary, Will Backett in London had found it difficult to adjust to living without her and was in poor health. That year would have been his and Mary’s 50th wedding anniversary. To console him, Baba sent him many […]

“You have done more for yourself than you can ever imagine”

Being in charge of the housekeeping and food, Ruano had been kept in the kitchen constantly, away from Baba. She became sad and jealous, and often wept over this. Nevertheless, she tried to do her job meticulously. Sometimes, while crying by herself in the kitchen, she would feel a gentle pat on the shoulder […]

“It is her good fortune that she has still stuck to me.”

On Saturday, 11 May 1963, a woman came with a garland for Baba. Baba commented to those gathered near him, “She was once very rich, but her relatives have illegally deprived her of her property. She went to court and had to face 83 lawsuits against her. In spite of such mental and financial […]

Balancing of Sanskaras – “Real freedom can only be obtained when you give up all desires”

On Sunday, 13 October 1940, he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out:

Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy.

Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you […]

Baba’s advice to Krishna to get rid of undesirable thoughts

One day Krishna, while out on a walk, eyed a young woman. He began having undesirable thoughts, and he could not get them out of his mind. Distressed and feeling ashamed, he went to Baba’s room for nightwatch. When Baba asked what was wrong, Krishna told him what had happened. […]

“If you wish to be at peace, keep your mind steady”

On Wednesday, 18 December 1929, two Germans named Victor Stomps and Phillip Bobl came to Nasik for Baba’s darshan. They were interested in Buddhism and were traveling in India. The next day, Baba advised Victor, “Go to Italy; there you will find a Buddhist who is a devotee of mine. He is advanced […]