The New Life: Mistakes – small vs big

At Sirur, pointing out the difference between small and large mistakes, Baba explained:

“Small mistakes relate to a breach of individual duties and personal orders; big mistakes to a breach of rules and conditions of the New Life – such as not touching money, not purposely touching women, hoping to return to the Old […]

The New Life: Baba is a friend in New Life but implicit obedience is essential

“Training” was to begin, as Baba had previously mentioned. “To make a success of the training period,” Baba stated, “implicit obedience is absolutely essential without the least falter or hesitation.”

Citing an instance about Daulat Singh (a Sikh), Baba added, “I had given him a cigarette to smoke in Meherabad. Without hesitation, he immediately […]

The New Life: All are equal and everything must be open

At Supa, Baba said:

“From now on, everything must be clear, open and truthful. Nothing should be kept secret and hidden. All are equal, and all should treat each other and accommodate each other equally. Everyone should try to be 100 percent honest, and should only speak the truth whatever the circumstances and consequences. […]

The New Life: Conditions for others

[Baba outlines conditions for living for those not going with him during this New Life period]

As outlined, those women not going with Baba had to live according to certain instructions. Baba stated that he would give each woman individually a special order. Each was made to understand that, though they would be separated […]

The New Life – Companions preparedness for joining the New Life

“Old Life – Perfect Divinity, Divine Man.” “New Life – Perfect Humility, Ordinary Man,” (LM*, p2943)

While calling for the meeting, Baba repeatedly warned: “However busy you may be, do not fail to be present all the time. I will not be available afterwards. There will be no more chances like these. I […]

The New Life – Standing order for all who accompany Baba

Mandali Hall, Meherabad

[From today we will have some anecdotes, important messages, etc., from Beloved Baba’s New Life]

 

If you accompany Baba, you will have to obey certain general standing orders at all times.

These are:

1. You will not touch women.

2. You will not touch money, […]

“This New Life is endless”

Beloved Baba carrying begging bowl at Dr Nath’s house, Benares during New Life

[Beloved Baba started New Life on 16 Oct, 1949. Here is the eternal message given by Beloved Baba which brings out the spirit of the New Life.]

This New Life is endless, and even after my physical […]

The best way to control the mind

Shiv Charan Singh of Batala had come to the meeting with his son, Air Force Commander Jasbir Singh. He asked, “Baba, please show me the way to control the mind.”

“The best way for it is to remember me wholeheartedly four times a day – at 7 A.M., at noon, at 5 P.M. and […]

“There is a spiritual force in my words which is of great help to the sincere aspirant”

When Don returned to America, he dug out Deshmukh’s five-volume edited version of Baba’s Discourses. He was struck by the tremendous meaning and pungency of virtually every sentence.

Now, back in India again, Don had been so impressed by what he had been reading in the Discourses that he brought up the subject with […]

Sadguru burns up the sanskaras

I say, therefore: Will [control] your mind; lead a pure, clean, and virtuous life; remove low desires; follow One who has realized God; and then you are saved. “Following” in this sense does not mean giving up your own creed or religion. The mind is to be renounced!

If you try to […]