The Amartithi: The Year of Dropping His Body

[By MR Dhakephalkar]

We were going to Delhi from Madras by Grand Truck Express. It was a long journey and on the way Baba encouraged us to entertain Him with stories, talks or skits just to pass time.

Baba said that He had a year in His mind. In that year a […]

What does doing nothing mean?

Baba then related stories about Upasni Maharaj to Bhau. One story was about a man named Taramek, who lived with Maharaj at Sakori and used to look after affairs in the ashram. Durgabai Karmarkar was also there, but rarely would she do any work. One day they got into an argument. Maharaj told them […]

“We must take God seriously and life lightly”

 

A college professor asked Baba, “What is life?”

Baba looked at him with a smile and replied: “Life is a mighty joke! He who knows this can hardly be understood by others.

“He who does not know it feels himself in a state of delusion. He ponders over this problem day and night, […]

God only wants us to be honest

 

People of all beliefs were introduced to Meher Baba. Kumar brought an atheist to whom Baba stated:

Everyone is an atheist until he finds God by actual experience. It is better to be an atheist and be honest in words and deeds than to pose as a lover of God and lead a […]

The Supreme Perfection – Part 2 (Final)

… I allow vegetarians to follow their diet and non-vegetarians to eat meat, fish, eggs, et cetera. I do not interfere with any religion and permit all to follow their own creeds unhindered. When faced with love for God, these external ceremonials have no value. Love for God automatically and naturally results in […]

The Supreme Perfection – Part 1

[The following message was delivered at Shivananda’s ashram, Rishikesh]

We should once and for all understand that no amount of learning, reading, teaching, reasoning and preaching can give us Liberation (Mukti). Vedantic expressions, Sufi talks, mystical words and philosophical statements take us nowhere spiritually. Religious conferences, spiritual societies and the so-called universal […]

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 […]

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, […]

Hypocrisy is a million-headed cobra

Their first stop was the bungalow of the district judge, Krishna Rao Naidu, where Baba gave this message on honesty:

I have lately been laying stress on honesty. If we love God honestly, we become one with Him. Never before have dishonesty and hypocrisy prevailed in the world as today. If the least hypocrisy […]

Spiritual Freedom

… Spiritual freedom is marred by the bindings of lust, power, greed, anger, hatred, jealousy and low desires. When the prison of these bindings is torn asunder, the heritage of freedom which constitutes infinite power, wisdom, peace, love and bliss is gained. To attain this freedom we must realize God, Who is the source […]