Mind is a good servant, but a bad master

Once during his visits, while sitting under the trees in the garden, he explained about the mind:

Mind is a good servant, but a […]

Needs vs wants

Someone asked, “How can we differentiate between needs and wants? Some claim, ‘I need all I want.’ What is the difference?”

Baba spelled out […]

Man wavers driven by thoughts and desires

The difference between God and man is more than between heaven and earth. Man is bound by cravings and desires. You eat and drink, […]

Simple life means a life of desirelessness

Meher Baba’s painting by Julian Lamar, 1932*

One day, explaining to Cath about leading a “simple” life, Baba observed:

People always make […]

No one else in the world could have played such a perfect game – Part 2 (Final)

Nilu and Donkin

Baba narrated another incident about Nilu to Donkin:

When Nilu first came to me, I inquired […]

No one else in the world could have played such a perfect game – Part 1

Baba with Mandali. Dr Nilu on extreme right.

Donkin had escorted her (Rano) in the tonga, and on the way back he […]

‘Get thee behind me, Satan!’

 

 

Thereafter, all the men [the Japwalas, the men who were asked by Baba to repeat God’s names during the Fiery life] were […]

Material and physical pleasures impede our progress – Part 2 (Final)

It was a moonlit night, and all got very drunk. Dawn began breaking over the horizon and the Master said, “Oh, it is morning […]

Material and physical pleasures impede our progress – Part 1

 

After their return from the river, Baba said, “While we were on the boat I remembered a story about a Perfect Master.” All […]

Likes and dislikes are both desires

Food always seemed to be a sharp point of contention, especially now that there were both Easterners and Westerners living together, sharing the same […]