Disciples vs devotees

The number of my devotees is great, but the number of my disciples is much less. The devotee seeks the pleasure of his own devotion, while the disciple’s only duty is to obey the commands of the Master, which is much more difficult. Devotees select their own Master and surrender to him. A Master […]

The Divine Union

Not through worldly wisdom, but by diving deep to the innermost, is it possible to be united with God, Who is at once the Lover and the Beloved, for this union, one must summon the necessary courage to rise beyond the alluring shadows of the illusory world of sense-perception. Consciousness, loaded with attachments, gets […]

Spirituality means perfect poise

 

If you are in the Sahara [desert], and for four days you have no water to drink and all of a sudden one bottle of water appears — how do you react? If you have poise, you will let your companion drink and not mind dying and letting her live. But if you […]

Love means thinking not of yourself but of others

In Karwar, Baba gave this explanation to the women about poise:

What is spirituality? It is the undoing of what you have been doing since ages. You always thought of selfish motives for eating, preserving your life, and attending to every need with zeal. All these lives you have made a habit of looking […]

Thus the task proved a medium for remembering the Master

 

On this day, when Baba arrived, he conveyed to Shakuntala that he was hungry and that she should give him something to eat. Shakuntala had the jam on the stove, but it had not yet thickened. She shyly told Baba that it would take a little while for the jam to congeal. “Bring […]

Determination to follow Baba’s wish

 

During this period, Rustom Kaka Hathidaru’s wife Silla (nicknamed Kaku) had been ill for six months. When she received the Master’s May circular, she resolved to fast for one month. The doctor was against her doing so, but she was determined. Baba unexpectedly visited her one day and gave Rustom instructions about her […]

“It is a great penance and austerity to wait for me”

As mentioned, during the stay in Ahmednagar in 1948, Baba would visit Meherabad occasionally, and also go to the Family Quarters near Arangaon to see those close ones residing there. There were four families staying at the Family Quarters: Savak Kotwal’s, Chhagan’s, Sidhu’s and Jangle’s. Whenever Baba returned from a tour, these families would […]

“Remember, if you are not diligent and alert when He knocks, He will go away”

 

Baba entered the Family Quarters and by gestures asked that Vishnu call Chhagan. Chhagan was in the toilet and after quickly washing his hands and pulling up his trousers he appeared. Baba asked what took him so long. Chhagan explained the cause of the delay and Baba began taunting him, “But why didn’t […]

Eternal NOW

Through enslavement to the temporary and the passing, man deprives himself of the eternal and the lasting. Each moment with which man is confronted can either tighten the grip of the false or deliver him to the Truth. God is the only Reality and He is the fountainhead of all love, beauty, peace and […]

The Goal and Its Attainment – God is in all

In the divine scales, vice and virtue are necessary experiences man goes through before attaining the supreme balance of Self-realization, which is beyond all opposites—good and bad.

“Good” is like a clean mirror that reflects the image of God. When true knowledge is gained you realize that the reflection is the image of your […]