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. […]

“When I take physical form, it is my reflection that descends”

One night, when Krishna was sitting on watch inside Baba’s room, at eleven-thirty Baba ordered him to sit outside and to take a round every half an hour. On his second round, Krishna spotted a large cobra. While killing it, he made some noise and Baba clapped. Krishna brought the snake and Baba complimented […]

God and Religion

On Saturday night, 11 November, darshan began at 9:30 P.M. in Gorakshan Maidan, where almost 30,000 people gathered. Baba gave a message on God and Religion which Justice Niyogi read out, Deshmukh translating into Marathi, and Manek Mehta into Hindi. The following is an excerpt:

The organized religions of the world often […]

The real lover never poses

Several Brahmin devotees were among those who came for Baba’s darshan on the 27th. One named Subramanium had painted long sectarian marks on his forehead with saffron-colored paste. Commenting on it, Baba remarked:

Various castes have distinctive marks applied to their forehead. Similarly, people of different religions stick to traditional customs. Hafiz used to […]

“I am equally approachable to one and all” – Part 2 (Final)


Mastery In Servitude

If you take Baba to be perfect and one with God, Baba is then the Ocean and these different paths – Sufism, Vedanta, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Jainism and Christianity – are as rivers to the Ocean. But now the time has arrived and a period has arrived when these rivers have […]

“I am equally approachable to one and all” – Part 1


A special message from Baba, dictated by him on July 7th, had been posted on a bulletin board. Jeanne Shaw had been assigned the duty of requiring everyone to read it. It read:

I am equally approachable to one and all, big and small. To saints who rise and to sinners […]

The most practical thing to do in the world is to be spiritually-minded – Part 2 (Final)

Instead of engendering the seeds of peace and plenty, the under-driven religion tries to shoot out communalism, fanaticism, nationalism and patriotism, which have become bywords for leadership and greatness, suffering and sanctity. In short, religion, as a living force, has become obsolete! The urgent need of today, to resuscitate religion, is to dig it […]

The most practical thing to do in the world is to be spiritually-minded – Part 1


In Madras, Baba gave this message to the congregation:

What is wrong with the world today and with India in particular? Such, and allied, questions are bound to arise in thinking minds, but the answers are not altogether honest and straight. The diagnosis given and the remedies adopted have all been biased and […]

Intellectual bigotry

Baba at the Temple of Silence (Meher Asramam), Madras (now Chennai), 1940s

Baba and the mandali arrived in Madras on the night of April 2nd. Baba and the men were taken to the house of Sampath Aiyangar’s family, called Meher Bhawan, 27 Brahmin Street, Saidapet, where they were to stay. A large […]