“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 […]

“Develop the habit of instantaneous obedience”

One night, after conversing with the mandali, the Master ordered all to go to their respective rooms to sleep. All did so except Rustom K. Irani and Faredoon, who went outside to the urinal. Baba accosted them, “Why did you two break my order?” Both men protested that they had not broken […]

“To follow me is to obey me”

When one man taking darshan expressed his desire to follow Baba, in response Baba explained:

You want to follow me? Do you know what it means? It means to leave all and follow me. And do you know what it is to leave all? It is to leave everything, even your self, […]

“The true sign of love is to give everything – to give and give!”

The next step to this love is union. Therefore, love. Give more love, and more and more love. Big hearts always give and give in; small hearts take and take in.

One day, I will explain more about love to you all. Love is not understood properly. Every emotional act cannot be counted as […]

“This (Real) Love is higher than both obedience and devotion”

 

At one point, Baba again warned that continually thinking of how to get rid of the ego and how to merge in the Infinite is a hindrance on the path rather than a help. Continuing, Baba emphasized obedience:

You will always find very many who do not obey. They are just devoted. They […]

What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 4 (Final)

Reflecting back on the mechanical aspect, Baba stated:

If you are always conscious of keeping the Master’s will, and the consciousness is not disturbed by the slightest thought, then it is not mechanical. But this is impossible without the grace of the Perfect Master. Even to understand that the Master’s pleasure is your pleasure […]

What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 3

 

Those highly advanced in spiritual life never test anyone. They know whether the person concerned would do it or not. Therefore, the Perfect Ones have no “will.” When he himself (the Perfect Master) is in everyone, his work itself is his will. Those who are mindful of it, their every word, their every […]

What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 2

Baba asked Nilu what his reactions would be under these three circumstances. Nilu replied, “I will accept being a king in Persia and a sweeper in Africa, but I would not like to beg.”

“Have you any responsibility left?” Baba asked him, and emphasized, “It is not love if you have not relinquished all […]

What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 1

 

Baba repeated a verse from Hafiz about giving up life for the sake of the Beloved, explaining:

By saying so, Hafiz never meant giving up life itself, for instance, by cutting one’s throat. He was referring to giving up one’s will, which is one hundred percent impossible. He who gives it up realizes […]

Don’t judge love from outward behavior

Once during the summer of 1959, when Deshmukh’s entire family came for Baba’s darshan, his daughter Sanjeevani complained to Baba, “Father is in your contact for years, but why is it that his behavior is a constant source of embarrassment to us? Compared to him we are much more sensible.”

Baba said, “I will […]