Balancing of Sanskaras – “Real freedom can only be obtained when you give up all desires”

On Sunday, 13 October 1940, he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out:

Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy.

Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you […]

Spend sanskaras through thoughts but not through actions

[Speaking to Swami Krishnaji, Baba said: ]

…but you should not succumb to temptations. I do not mean you could escape them, but you should avoid them. Not to run away from them means you should not fear them, feel nervous about them, be overcome by them.

Again, this means that there […]

Begin to clean the filth of desires cover from head to toe

 

Baba frequently cleaned the masts’ pan-type toilets. All of the waste material from the iron pans was dumped into a deep soakpit, some distance from their compound. One day it rained heavily, and the pit filled with water. Pappa told Krishna to empty the water from the pit with a bucket […]

By His constant remembrance the umbrella of sanskaras will give way to sun shine

On April 22nd, Baba went for a walk to the beach after lunch. Pointing to the ocean, Baba remarked to the group present:

I am like the ocean you see before you – always ready to receive anything, good and bad. All your thoughts, feelings, all and everything, lay them at my feet and […]

The Hidden Treasure of the Self

 

On November 16th, Baba visited the Buddhist Society in Nagpur that morning. Adi Sr. read out the message, “The Hidden Treasure of the Self.” The following is an excerpt:

There is no creature that is not destined for the supreme goal, even as there is no river that is not on its […]

20130601 – Without the sanskaras being totally eliminated there is no spiritual liberation

On December 9th, Baba discoursed on the Sadguru:

Without the sanskaras being totally eliminated there is no spiritual liberation. To dispose of sanskaras one has to create reverse sanskaras, which are opposite in nature. Opposite impressions reverse the sanskaric makeup of the mind. To remove stains, soap or lime is necessary. But the mind […]

20130516 – Become pure by dedicating both good and bad to me

 

During the Nagpur stay, Baba and the mandali’s food was coming from Nana Kher’s family’s house and was daily being delivered to where Baba was staying. He was not eating at anyone’s house, but he once went to see the Kher family at their residence.

There were so many dishes for lunch that […]

20130419 – Remove the mirror of sanskaras and see your own Real Self

“I was Rama, I was Krishna, and I was this One and I was that One. Now I am Meher Baba—the very same Ancient One in flesh and blood—the very same One who is eternally worshipped and neglected, always remembered and forgotten. [Today 19th April 2013 is Rama Navami – birthday of Lord Rama]

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20130408 – Once surrendered, Perfect Master takes responsibility to eradicate sanskaras

Later the same day, while explaining about sanskaras, Meher Baba stated:

By keeping company with a God-Realized being, a person’s worldly sanskaras get burned up through the Master’s spiritual heat. That is why those near a Sadguru derive great spiritual benefit, and the merit of those who serve the Master is indeed immense.

But […]

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 […]