The power of faith cured patients

The story Baba narrated about Baidul was:

Baidul was the doctor of his village in Persia. He would boil garlic in oil, and put in a few drops of the mixture in the patient’s ears. Taking my name, it cured all sorts of diseases! Thus, he made some patients well, and […]

Leaving everything to Him: “You must have complete faith in me”

You must have complete faith in me. When an individual has one hundred percent faith in me and leaves everything to me, the burden automatically falls on my shoulders. I have my Universal work to do and I am totally engrossed in it, but the weight of that individual’s burden reminds me of my […]

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, and whatever you do binds you. I eat and drink, but I am quite free. Animals also eat and drink, but so do men. Is there no difference between you […]

“But this way it comes to me indirectly”

Bharucha sitting on the right side of Baba

Dr. [Hoshang] Bharucha was a staunch devotee of Godavri Mai and harbored some misunderstanding about fully accepting Baba as his Master. Explaining obedience to him, Baba stated, “Obey Godavri Mai. You should also obey my instructions, but only if they do not contradict hers.” […]

Meaning of surrender (Continued) – “I use the circumstances of everyday life to liberate my devotees”

I am not a writer, so I do not always express myself as well as you might wish. I am not a pedagogue, so I do not tell you in advance what the lesson for tomorrow will be. I am God, the Supreme Liberator, and if you knew what strides you have been making […]

Meaning of surrender – “You must be prepared to follow my instructions implicitly, without caring for the results”

Garrett Fort with Baba

As things tragically turned out, Garrett Fort returned to Hollywood to face years of unemployment and inactivity. He plunged deeply into debt and wrote long letters to Baba detailing his plight. Not finding work was sheer torture for him, and it was deeply frustrating not to be able to earn […]

Rewards in proportion to their love, service and faith and honesty

On May 21st, according to his wish, Eruch read out the names of the departed ones as he had done in Meherazad in November, reciting the same prayer that Baba had dictated.

“O God, grant these departed lovers of mine

their just rewards in proportion

to their love, service, faith and […]

Assertions and conditions in surrender indicate lack of faith

In July of 1936 Baba wrote [as part of His letter to His close Western lovers about their stay at Nasik]:

Whatever happens, you should be firm in your faith and not let the criticism of those who are against you upset you. If you surrender, do not then assert, “Baba must take […]

Baba will be present when we long for Him

 

Minoo Kharas (left) kneels beside Baba,Wadia park, 1954

Minoo told me that the most difficult order he had ever received from Meher Baba came at the beginning of the New Life. That order was that Minoo was not to lay eyes on Baba during this period (he had been accepted as one […]

Baba’s Real Grace!

A blind boy, who had arrived in Dhanauri while Baba was giving mass darshan, groped his way through the crowd and came to the dais. Guiding him, some people took him by the arm and brought him before Baba, who handed him prasad. When darshan was over, Baba headed toward the village of Banda. […]