30 Aug 2012 – Sant Mali of Sarnath

[The following anecdote happended during New Life when Baba was in Sarnath, a famous piligrimage center for Buddhists. Sarnath is adjacent to the famous pilgrimage center Varanasi (alias Kashi). The above picture is of the Sarnath Bungalow where Baba stayed during New Life. The garden was looked after during that time by the gardener […]

29 Aug 2012 – To obey me is the greatest knowledge

 

Earlier in the day, Deshmukh had requested, “Grant me divine knowledge, Baba!”

Baba replied, “I will!”

While they were eating dinner, Baba served Deshmukh and Naoroji a piece of fish, although both were strict vegetarians. Taking it as Baba’s prasad, however, they did full justice to it. Afterwards, Baba prohibited them […]

27 Aug 2012 – Removing ‘the dirty water’ within us

MEANWHILE, a swimming pool had been built at the back of their bungalow. Margaret Craske was continuing to teach the Eastern women how to swim. The small pool had no filter, and the water smelled; so Baba asked Margaret to change it daily. It was summertime, and Margaret had to drain the pool and refill […]

26 Aug 2012 – Handling Pride

 

One morning, when Baba was on a tour of inspection, he came to Malcolm Schloss’ room and inquired how he was doing. “Very bad,” Malcolm replied. “I am full of pride. I get impatient and irritable over unimportant things. What can I do about it?”

Baba just looked at him. That […]

25 Aug 2012 – The benefit is according to the degree of faith and longing for darshan

 

In late April, Baba again entered a seclusion. He was in the underground crypt and gave orders that no one was to be sent up the hill. One day, three groups of visitors unexpectedly came to Meherabad for Baba’s darshan. The first group was a large number of Parsis from Bombay […]

23 Aug 2012 – You will attain the goal of life if you become like a stone

March 21st was the Parsi New Year of Jamshed-e-Navroz. On this festival, it is customary to have a sweet, cool drink made with milk called falooda. When Baba came to Rosewood, he told Bhau to go back to Grafton to bring the drink. Bhau thought some servant would be there to carry the large pot […]

20 Aug 2012 – Darshan from train – a blessed Muslim

Darshan from train – a blessed Muslim

BABA STOPPED in Secunderabad briefly for mast work and then continued by train. A touching incident occurred on the train between Secunderabad andSholapur. Baba was travelling incognito by third class, dressed in ordinary clothes, wearing a Kashmiri-type fur hat and dark sun glasses. The train was so packed […]

19 Aug 2012 – Serve your parents and win them over

Serve your parents and win them over

A YOUTH named Singh, from Hamirpur, had attended the Andhra darshan program, but his parents were against Baba. Running away from home, Singh came to Baba inDehra Dunon Sunday, June 28th. Before he arrived, his father’s telegram was received, asking Baba to send Singh back immediately.

“Why have […]

18 Aug 2012 – At last my birth has born fruit

At last my birth has born fruit

Dec, 1952

MEHER BABA was invited to Devargaon, fourteen miles from Amraoti, on the morning of December 24th. There, he contacted a mast named Virbhan Maharaj. As Baba began massaging his legs, the mast said to him, “Why undergo so much trouble for me? You have to do […]

17 Aug 2012 – As long as worldly attractions last, there is no hope!

Meanwhile, in Panchgani, the men and women mandali had been instructed to meditate according to Baba’s order. Some were having thoughts as to why they had not yet realized God, despite serving Baba for so many years.

Baba narrated to them a story about a Sadguru in answer to their unspoken question:

A disciple used […]