Undergoing hardships for others wipes out our past karma

 

Baba inquired about Piloo’s sister, Shirin Damania. “She works very hard,” Piloo said. “Since our mother died years ago, and we were all so young, Shirin has looked after all of us brothers and sisters, brought us up and managed everything in the house.”

Baba commented, “Working for and serving others, and undergoing […]

“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 […]

“Selfless service and love are twin divine qualities”

 

During the voyage, on Saturday, 7 August 1937, Baba explained to the Westerners about performing selfless service:

God as God alone is not consciously man, and man as man alone is not consciously God. Only the God-Man is consciously both God and man; so the God-Man is both Lord and the […]

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 […]

God-Realization and human ego

On April 30th, Jamshed Mehta, the mayor of Karachi, came to see Baba. Baba praised his sincere efforts and sympathetic treatment of the poor and needy, and admired his selfless service in other areas as well. Baba explained to him:

I am very pleased with your sincere work and selfless service, particularly in the […]

“Make others happy but do not seek reward”

God is all purity, all honesty and our love for Him should be so honest as not to brook any compromise at all. So whatever you do to help others, to give them happiness, you must not be conscious of having done so. Then you are safe, they are safe; you feel happy, they […]

Difference between true service and service in the worldly sense

 

This incident occurred in my life with Baba, and it shows the difference between true service and service in the worldly sense.

During the 1960s, there was a great famine in northern India, and many people were dying of starvation. I felt very concerned about the situation when I read about it in […]

“The greatest service one can render to humanity is to make them feel this Reality”

 

Toni Roothbert said, “I am only happy when I can do something for people. There is not even a hospital here … ”

Yes, we must do something, but something that would really make people happy – not the apparent passing happiness, but real lasting happiness. I will tell you both. You, Consuella, […]

Message to the youth – “Let their watchwords always be Love and Service”

 

Previously, on August 3rd, Meher Baba had dictated the following message, which was published in the September issue of the Indian magazine for youth, Comrade:

It is the privilege of youths to be full of energy and hope. Not being caught up in any grooves, their dreams about the future have the […]

Selfless service to little children is tantamount to rendering service directly to God

Goma Ganesh Pathak, one of the former teachers of the Meher Ashram school, was doing social work in Ahmednagar and would come to see Baba from time to time. He invited Baba to the upcoming opening of a nursery school, Babawadi, for poor children, where they would be given free milk. Baba went for […]