Baba removes our ‘dirt’ like a laundryman

Meanwhile Baba had assigned different duties to Jal Kerawalla, among them being to find a good boy and bring him to Baba. Jal would daily bring one boy after another, all of whom Baba would feed and give new clothes to, and then return to Jal. This saddened Jal, who thought himself a […]

Cease the mental tension by training your mind to pass over thoughts

It is normal to have bad thoughts; so long as you do not interpret them into actions, you thereby get an opportunity to exercise control. If no thoughts assail you, then what is the difference between you and a stone which has no thoughts at all?

Cease the mental tension. Train your mind to […]

Baba’s advice to Krishna to get rid of undesirable thoughts

One day Krishna, while out on a walk, eyed a young woman. He began having undesirable thoughts, and he could not get them out of his mind. Distressed and feeling ashamed, he went to Baba’s room for nightwatch. When Baba asked what was wrong, Krishna told him what had happened. […]

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 […]

Train your mind to pass over thoughts & cease mental tension -Part 2 (Final)

 

Cease the mental tension. Train your mind to pass over thoughts. Do not give countenance to them until such time that you can surrender the mind itself. No one is doing it. When the mind is surrendered, there is no question of happiness and unhappiness. Because of the thoughts of […]

Train your mind to pass over thoughts & cease mental tension- Part 1

Baba was informed that Gulmai K. Irani’s daughter Dolly, who was staying in Ahmednagar, had been feeling depressed during his absence. Baba went to Ahmednagar to see Dolly on November 15th, and gave her a discourse that afternoon. He had it typed out and distributed for everyone to read:

You say […]

‘Get thee behind me, Satan!’

 

 

Thereafter, all the men [the Japwalas, the men who were asked by Baba to repeat God’s names during the Fiery life] were called into the room.

Baba stated: “Repeat the name as if your very life depends on it. Keep continuity. … Maya necessarily creates obstacles in God’s work, so be careful.”

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How Baba made the young Adi to think only of God

 

[Anecdote of 1920s at Manzil-e-meem, Bombay]

Baba’s standing instruction to Adi Sr., Dr. Ghani and Ramjoo was that when they were free, they would have to sit near him in the prescribed manner: Adi on his right, Ghani in front of him, and Ramjoo to his left. They found this order very difficult […]

Thoughts are like mosquitoes, and my name is the mosquito net

 

On December 12th, Baba explained another point to the women about meditation:

Those of you who are unable to meditate should repeat my name without being bothered by thoughts. Thoughts are like mosquitoes, and my name is the mosquito net. When you are within the mosquito net, the mosquitoes may buzz around you, […]

20130401 – The worries and troubles of the world are due to thoughts

Hafiz has compared the body with a pot, the soul with smoke, and the sanskaras with a huge stone lying on top of the pot. For all its attempts, how can the smoke ever succeed in removing and throwing off the stone? For this, a sage must come and lift it away.

Similarly, a […]