On “Fears”—Vague and Real

The question arose: “Whom should you fear—God, the world, or Self?”

Baba replied:

Do not fear the world or its people; always do the […]

Nothing other than the sound sleep state

Question: But how are we to disbelieve all these hard facts that come into our experience? How are we to feel and know that […]

Truth and Religion – Part 2 (Final)

The same applies to that Christian philosophy propounded by the so-called ministers of the present day who preach that salvation can be won only […]

The Substance and the Shadow

Then what is the “substance” and what is the “shadow”?

“Substance” signifies the means to God-realization, while “shadow” refers to the quarreling over philosophies […]

The Wanderings of the Mind in Maya

The more you think of Maya, the more is your anxiety, or your eagerness for its (Maya’s) enjoyment (upabhog), and the greater your anxiety, […]

Pearls before Swine

A swine, a hog, always lives on refuse and excrement. You may throw before it the best of food-stuffs or invaluable treasures, even diamonds […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 2/2)

Take another example. Imagine a man without any teeth. Now, if a fine stalk of sugar cane were brought to him, what would he […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 1/2)

If you can only manage to give up subservience to the great attributes of Maya, which are kam, krodh, lobh-passion (lust), anger and greed-you […]

The illusion and dream – Part 2 (Final)

Baba at Sakori

Japa and tapa (repetition of God’s name and penance or austerities) are also a dream. All these acts create bindings. Fasting, […]

The illusion and dream – Part 1

Baba at Sakori beside Upasni Maharaj’s samadhi, 1954

Baba asked Gulmai to relate what Upasni Maharaj had told her about him years before in […]