Personal effort required for complete manifestation of the Divine spark of love

Baba: “Some time ago, I had implanted a spark of Love in the hearts of some of the boys as well as in a few amongst the elder disciples, which makes you see this surprising result these days. With a mere touch, or a look, Saints can give indescribable thrills and novel experiences to […]

Baba’s work is beyond the bounds of human intellect to understand

Baba in front of St Francis Cave, Assisi

Unlike at other public places, Baba was not in a hurry to leave, and his former morose mood since arriving in Milan, Chanji noted, now seemed changed. There (and later), Baba explained about his spiritual work to Enid and a friend of hers named Theo, […]

“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 […]

The habit of criticism – Try to control by thinking of Baba

Try your best to overcome it [criticism and in-fighting]. Your fighting is all childish and has no sense. If you try you will control, but trying means thinking of me.

If you think of me, these orders will go easy for you. Yoga means control, which is more difficult than cutting off your arms […]

The habit of criticism – “If you point out the shortcomings of others lovingly, …it is all right.”

If you do not get angry, you are a stone. If you get angry and cannot control it, you are an animal. If you get angry and can control it you are an angel, a saint! It is going against one’s nature and habit that helps. Not getting angry will not help. You must […]

“As soon as we make others happy, then God knows about it immediately, and is pleased”

Christ said the very same thing. Why do we need another prescription?

Because humanity would never listen to him. He said the same thing: “I am the Reality. All follow me. Wake up from the dream!” None listened. The same thing is repeating again. That is why I tell you, love me more and […]

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. […]

Real beauty can never be enjoyed without rooting out the dirt

During a discussion on Saturday, 13 February 1932, the topic of beauty came up in the presence of a few outsiders.

To explain further, Baba spelled out:

I like beauty in everything; but what is beauty? The beauty that never perishes, that is immortal, is real beauty.

Look at the human […]

“If you wish to be at peace, keep your mind steady”

On Wednesday, 18 December 1929, two Germans named Victor Stomps and Phillip Bobl came to Nasik for Baba’s darshan. They were interested in Buddhism and were traveling in India. The next day, Baba advised Victor, “Go to Italy; there you will find a Buddhist who is a devotee of mine. He is advanced […]

“This echo is the gift of the Master”

One of Purdom’s friends came to see Baba on 26 September 1931 and said, “After reading the articles in Everyman, I felt I must see you. It was not a superficial thought; I was inspired to see you.”

Baba expressed his pleasure at meeting him and observed:

It is not […]