Baba’s response to questions regarding the union and the circle – Part 2/2

Question: Then if this prize is sure of attainment for everyone, why strive for it? It will come of itself.

Answer: Your striving and struggle are what bring you nearer and nearer to the Goal of Truth. Even though you fail ninety-nine times, if at last the hundredth effort brings to you […]

Baba’s response to questions regarding the union and the circle – Part 1/2

Every Master, who was formerly the Chargeman of the Master who preceded him, has in turn to prepare his own circle, whose members have a long, ancient past connection with him and who in a queer way, flock around him in the age in which he is to give them Realization. There are just […]

Why is the number of the outer circle fifty-six only?

Question: Why is the number of the outer circle fifty-six only, neither more nor less?

Answer: Because this number seems perfect (purna) to those who manage, the world’s workings from a spiritual and various other points of view. One person alone cannot manage the whole affair single-handed. He does require assistance, and the number […]

Real compassion by refusing darshan

The conversation stemmed from the recent episode concerning a Hindu gentleman, a genuine bhakta (devotee), who had visited Shri Baba several times previously. Always in the past Baba had freely given him interviews and discussed the various points he raised with regard to the yogas, tap-jap, and so forth. But it so happened today […]

Truth and Religion – Part 2 (Final)

The same applies to that Christian philosophy propounded by the so-called ministers of the present day who preach that salvation can be won only through accepting the faith of Christ and baptism, that all non-believers in Christianity are heathen, and so on. What is all this nonsense which is happening in the sacred name […]

Truth and Religion – Part 1

Truth has nothing in the least to do with religion. It stands far, far beyond religion’s limited and barren dictates and doctrines. Truth lies in simply giving up Maya, especially kam, krodh, and kafichan— lust, anger, and wealth. Anybody can aspire for and attain to it. Caste distinctions and prejudices have no place there. […]

The Deep Philosophy of the Masters’ Teachings – Part 3 (Final)

For example, the typical Zoroastrian, while offering his daily devotions, can often be marked counting the number of pages left for the completion of a certain lengthy prayer which he has commenced—which goes to show that he is thinking only of finishing the tiresome task of “murmuring.” He assumes he is carrying this out […]

The Deep Philosophy of the Masters’ Teachings – Part 2

The Tal-bhajan of Hindus and the Namaz of Muhammadans:

Similarly, the tal-bhajan of the Hindus and the namaz of the Muhammadans are means of concentrating the mind towards the one ideal—and one ideal only—of uniting ourselves with God; these practices were given by the sages with the express purpose of diverting our […]

The Deep Philosophy of the Masters’ Teachings – Part 1

What a fine philosophy, full of deep meanings, these great Masters and Avatars have taught! The kasti of the Zoroastrians, the tal-bhajan of the Hindus, and namaz of the Muhammadans, are nothing but beautiful remedies for the cutting and removal of sanskaras—which comprise the greatest obstacle in the path of God-realization.

The Philosophy and […]

The Roads to Realization

According to the sages, there are three different roads to Realization, as shall now be described.

The first of these roads—the shortest, quickest, and easiest—is Sat-sangam (company and residence with a Saint), which entails, in addition to companionship, the seva (service) performed according to his order. This road to Realization may be […]