“The Master’s Prayer has substantial force and meaning”

To Francis, Baba commented, “The Mohammedan way of praying to God is that which was performed by Aloba. The Parsi way of worshiping is […]

“You have to take love into your heart”

The next day, Nadine brought her husband Ilya, the son of Leo Tolstoy and himself an author. Ilya asked Baba, “How can one love […]

Mind is a good servant, but a bad master

Once during his visits, while sitting under the trees in the garden, he explained about the mind:

Mind is a good servant, but a […]

Needs vs wants

Someone asked, “How can we differentiate between needs and wants? Some claim, ‘I need all I want.’ What is the difference?”

Baba spelled out […]

The need to control mind

Everything depends on the mind. The mind feeds on happiness and misery. The world is really a dream. Happiness and sorrow are plays of […]

“You must stick as close as you can to me”

While browsing through Bili Eaton’s archives, I came across this deeply meaningful paragraph in a letter that Meher Baba’s sister Mani S. Irani wrote […]

“But try to hang on”

When Ivy Duce and her Sufi group had their interview in the Lagoon Cabin, Baba reiterated how they must hang on to his daaman, […]

The three things that always hinder Truth – temptation, vagueness and dishonesty

To Ivy Duce and Francis Brabazon, Baba stated in private:

… There are three things that always hinder Truth.

First is temptation. Very, very […]

What punishment is meted out to those who break the laws of God?

 

… They reached Visapur railway station, where Baba distributed sweets to the children and then to the teachers and mandali. They went to […]

“The more you indulge in maya, the more you want to get involved in it.”

Afterwards the discussion drifted to the workings of maya. At one point, Baba explained,

“Maya can be compared to ringworm on one’s skin. The […]