“Remain in Maya but do not get enmeshed in it”

During this brief visit to Madras, Baba explained about Maya to Sampath Aiyangar:

It is like this: If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean, then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach. If he really wants […]

The benefits one derives by meeting a Sadguru are numberless

After seeing the two other saints and bowing down to them, Baidul returned and informed Baba. Baba asked him, “What did Ishwar Singh say?”

“He asked me who Meher Baba was.”

“How did you answer?”

“I told him he was a great saint.”

This upset Baba terribly, and he stated at length:

Do you […]

Avatar vs Sadguru

On February 27th, Baba dictated a letter to Irene Conybeare, clarifying certain points for her book, Civilization or Chaos? Part of his explanation is as follows:

There is no difference in consciousness of the Avatar and a Sadguru, or in their perfection. Both are one with God. Both experience infinite power, knowledge and bliss, […]

20130515 – Avatar and Perfect Masters

Baba gave the following explanation to the mandali about the difference between the Avatar and the Perfect Masters:

Every God-Realized personality is perfect. However, those who come down and act as Masters – the Sadgurus and Avatar – come down with their minds universal and use divine powers to work for others. There is […]

20130504 – Sadguru burns up the sanskaras

So I have been telling you: control your mind, live a pure and clean life, discard desires and follow a Master who is God-Realized. Then alone you will be safe. Following a Master does not mean giving up your religion. You should renounce the mind!

If you try to set green grass on fire, […]

20130502 – The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru – Part 2 (Final)

The Avatars and Perfect Masters carry their special disciples with them by express trains. To those individuals who are inclined toward devotion and service, the Masters have shown the path of selfless service and repetition of God’s name. And for the world at large, they have pointed to the path of observing rituals and […]

20130501 – The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru – Part 1

 

Baba explained about sahavas with a Master:

The easiest and shortest way to God-Realization is through the contact of a Sadguru, which means keeping the company, or sahavas, of such a Master, obeying him and serving him. This remedy is like a special express train which carries you straight to your destination.

The […]

20130412 – Nothing is obtainable without the grace of the Master

Giving other examples to the mandali, Baba continued to write on his slate:

Take this building we are sitting in as the house of God-Realization. There are pots, pans, beds, trunks, furniture and other things in it. Now, if you had no idea what these things were, how could you find out about them? […]

20121228 – Only Sadguru can alter the course of experience to realize God – part 2 (final)

In fact, there is nothing such as happiness and misery, virtue and vice, or good and bad. Only bliss exists! The experiences of happiness, misery, virtue, vice, good and bad are nothing. But they are the necessary steppingstones on the course to higher things which, though illusory, everyone has to pass through.

Only the […]

20121212 – Sanskaras and liberation – part – 2 (final)

 

 

This bondage of actions is the tie that is deep-rooted and cannot be easily uprooted and gotten rid of. Good actions bind a man with a golden chain, and bad actions with an iron spiked one. But the chain is there in either case, and the man is never set free. Yoga […]