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Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust - caretaker of Baba's Samadhi or tomb in India

Avatar’s Abode - the spiritual center Baba founded in Australia

Meher Spiritual Center - the spiritual center Baba founded in America, with a Facebook page here 

Avatar Meher Baba Heartland Center - the spiritual center near Baba's accident site in America, with a Facebok page here 

Meher Mount - the spiritual center Baba visited in America, with a Facebook page here 

Meher Baba Travels - a guide to places Baba visited

Traveling with the Beloved - a guide to places Baba visited

Welcome Home - a guide to pilgrimage to Meherabad and Meherazad

Pune Baba Sites - lists of places associated with Baba in Pune, India are here and here and here


Baba Biographies 

Baba's Universal Message - click here for it in English or here for it in other languages

Lord Meher - a 20 volume biography written by Baba's mandali memeber Bhau Kalchuri

The Beloved, the Life and Work of Meher Baba - a 146 page biography written by Naosherwan Anzar   

Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre's Introductory Booklet - a 35 page booklet with Baba's life sketch and prayers

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - a brief biography divided into fourteen sections

Meher Spiritual Center - a brief biography written for the "Universal Message" pamphlet distributed at the 1964 World's Fair 

The Awakener Magazine - a three page biography written by Darwin Shaw for the July 1953 issue of The Awakener Magazine

AvatarMeherBaba.org - a brief biography with a link to supplemental information

Meher Baba Information - a brief biography with quotations about Baba's silence

JaiBaba.com - a brief biography with information about Baba's Masters

Wikipedia - a collaboratively-written biography in thirty-five languages

Encyclopedia.com - three biographies with links to further reading

Encyclopedia Britannica - a brief one page biography

Enlightened-Spirituality.com - a detailed chronology of Baba's life and an account of His way of working

God in Human Form - a one hour biographical video in eight languages

Avatar Meher Baba: Highlights of His Life, Work, and Message - a three part biographical video in English

Meher Baba, the Awakener - a nearly one hour biographical video in English

Baba Books

Digital Texts


Baba's Statements About His Words - quotes about the enormous spiritual gift Baba gives through His words NEW

Avatar Meher Baba Trust's Online Library - over 40 e-books by and about Baba, with new additions here 

Avatar Meher Baba Trust's Archives - letters to and from Baba and diaries kept by His mandali, with a searchable database here and dozens of books and pamphlets here NEW

Lord Meher - 20 volume biography of Baba written by Bhau Kalchuri

Discourses - Baba's book on practical spirituality

The Beloved, the Life and Work of Meher Baba - a 146 page biography of Baba written by Naosherwan Anzar

Meher Baba - The Awakener - download C.D. Deshmukh's explanations of Baba's teachings

The Divine Sense of Humour of Avatar Meher Baba - read volumes one and two here and here 

TrustMeher - letters from Baba and His mandali to Amiya Hazra, author of Memoirs of a Zetetic 

Effort and Grace: Open Secrets in Meher Baba's Discourses - a companion book to Baba's Discourses

Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre's Publications - six e-books about Baba, His activities in Bombay, and His parents

Intelligence Material - material related to the book Infinite Intelligence

Finding God in North Carolina - a history of Baba lovers in the American state of North Carolina

TexttoWav - free program that converts digital text to audio files. Instructions on its usage are near the bottom of this webpage.


Audio Recordings 


Discourses and Listen, Humanity - Baba's book on practical spirituality (here also) and Don Steven's introduction to Baba

Finding God in North Carolina - a history of Baba lovers in the American state of North Carolina


Bookstores

Meher Baba Books Los Angeles
- over 200 books for sale, with a Facebook page here 

Sheriar Books - over 150 books for sale, with new arrivals here and a Facebook page here. Click here to read and subscribe to its e-mail updates. An old catalog may be downloaded hereSome products may now be unavailable.

Searchlight - over 60 books for sale

Meher Baba Association - 19 books for sale

Meher Baba Information - 19 books for sale

Meher Darbar - Meherabad store selling various Baba items 

Meher Book House - online store based in India 

Avatar Meher Baba Delhi Centre - lists addresses for books in India at the bottom

Avatar Meher Baba Hyderabad Centre - lists an address and phone number for books and magazines in India

Amazon - new and used Baba books, etc.

Amazon India - new and used Baba books, etc. 

Barnes and Noble - new and used Baba books, etc.

AddALL - used Baba books

eBay - new and used Baba books, etc.


New Books 


Beloved Archives' Books - Meditations for a New Humanity and Teachings: Discourses of Meher Baba NEW

The Joyous Path - book about Baba's sister and mandali member Mani, with buying options here and here

Slave of Love - book about William Donkin, whom Baba stated was in His inner circle, with buying options here and here

The God-Seeker - the diaries of Minoo Kharas, one of Baba's close disciples, with buying options here and here and here

The Real Treasure, Volume V - stories about Baba's mandali, with buying options here and here

The Sadguru of Sakori - biography that Baba had published about His Perfect Master Upasni Maharaj 


Information


Meher Baba Travels - a list of books and magazines

AvatarMeherBaba.org - a list of recently published books is in the lower left corner in the "Recent Books" section

Avatar Meher Baba Bibliography - download an updated bibliography of Baba books

Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California Archive's Pamphlet Collection - images of pamphlet and book covers, etc.

Mehera-Meher - the website for David Fenster's book about Baba and His beloved Mehera 

TrustMeher - information about dozens of Baba publications 

Google Books - information about hundreds of Baba publications

American Library of Congress - list of its Baba book collection

Open Library - provides buying and borrowing options on the right after clicking on a book title

WorldCat - library search tool appears at the bottom after clicking on a book title 

Goodreads - a list of books and ratings of them

Meher Baba Travels - a list of authors of Baba literaturel

Baba books may also be borrowed via an inter-library loan request at your local library.

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Baba Quotations

The Meher Baba Association - three of Baba's prayers, with His words about the benefit in reciting them here 

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - messages and other writings

Avatar Meher Baba Anthology - quotations organized by subject

Baba Listserv - two quotations delivered daily via e-mail

Meher Baba Dnyana - quotations organized by subject

Meher Baba Manifesting - quotations and theories about Baba's manifestation, with a Facebook page here 

Wikiquote - quotations and full messages

Meher Baba Notes - a Twitter feed of quotations and things of interest

Meher Baba Says - a Twitter feed of quotations  

Eternal Beloveda Facebook page with Baba's words and pictures 

Meher Baba Quotes - a Facebook page with Baba's words, with a blog here 

Meher Baba, the Awakener - a Facebook page with Baba's words and pictures 

The Beloved, Meher Baba - a Facebook page with Baba's words and pictures 

Avatar Meher Baba Lovers - a Facebook page with Baba's words and pictures 

Yours Benevolently - a Facebook page with Baba's words and pictures 

Breaking of Meher Baba's Silence - download quotations about Baba's silence

Baba Says: 108 Sayings of Meher Baba - a list of referenced quotations

Quotations about Sex, Lust, and Marriage - some of Baba's words on these subjects

Baba Videos

YouTube Videos

YouTube Playlist
- 57 recommended videos, including many that have a large amount of film footage of Baba in them

All YouTube Videos - over a thousand videos related to Baba

Recent YouTube Videos - videos related to Baba uploaded within the last month

Very Recent YouTube Videos - videos related to Baba uploaded within the last week

Sheriar Foundation - over 40 videos about Baba and His mandali, etc.

Meher Baba Archives - over 100 videos of people sharing their experiences with Baba 

gsmcgilluk - over 150 videos of events at Meherabad and Meherazad 

Oklahuma - 60 videos about Baba, His messages, and His sahavases, etc.

Meher Baba Amartithi - over 150 videos of Amartithi and Baba's birthday celebrations at Meherabad, etc.

Michael Le Page - over 35 videos of Baba's mandali and lovers

Mischamuse - over 50 video slideshows of photos of Baba set to music

Meherabad Moments - over 50 videos of music and more from Meherabad 

Meher Baba Videos - a Facebook page with links to videos 

Avatar Meher Baba's Samadhi in Full High Definition - take a virtual tour of Baba's tomb while listening to Jane Brown's stunning rendition of Baba's "Gujarati Arti" RECOMMENDED

Google Videos - over a thousand videos related to Baba, almost entirely from YouTube. Search tools are above the list of videos.


Non-YouTube Videos


Scenes from Meher Baba's 1956 Tour of the United States - video of Baba with exquisite images and music 

Meher Filmworks - complete versions of the movies You Alone Exist and God in Human Form, the latter film in eight languages

Technobaba - over 50 videos about Baba, His messages, and His sahavases, etc.

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - videos of Amartithi and Baba's birthday celebrations at Meherabad, etc.

Meher Baba Film Archive International - six videos, including a "1967 Indian documentary" and Pete Townshend's O Parvardigar

vimeo - over fifty videos related to Baba 

Meher Media - five videos, including Meher Baba at Home 1960, which has footage of Baba washing the feet of lepers

Meher Baba Archives - official trailer for Meher Baba: Avatar of the Age and pay-per-view videos of Baba's disciples here 

Vignettes of Katie Irani's Life with Baba - Baba's mandali member Katie Irani shares about her life with Baba


DVDs

Meher Baba Books Los Angeles - over 70 videos for sale

Searchlight - over 40 videos for sale

Sheriar Books - over 30 videos for sale

Meher Baba Association - buy the extended and restored version of Pete Townshend's O Parvardigar


Information


Meher Baba Travels - lists of films Baba saw, videos for sale, and film makers

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Baba Photographs

Meher Nazar Publications - over 10,700 photos of Baba and others

MSI Collection - over 3,100 photos of Baba and others taken by His sister Mani

Zenfolio - over 2,000 photos of Baba and His close ones

JaiBaba.com - over 1,000 photos of Baba and His Masters, etc.

Meher Baba Association - 114 photos of Baba 

Sheriar Books - 73 photos available for sale

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - a slideshow of photos sortable by decade

Wikimedia Commons - 59 photographs of Baba, His family, and His Masters, etc.

entirewebhundreds of photos of Baba, etc. Right click on an image to save it to a pc computer. 

Google Images - dozens of photos of Baba, etc. Right click on an image to save it to a pc computer.

ixquick - hundreds of photos of Baba, etc. Click on "Images" up top and then search for "Meher Baba." 


Baba Magazines 

Meher Baba Journal - download issues of the journal that Baba had started in the 1930s

The Awakener Magazine - read issues of this magazine that was started in the 1950s

Glow International - subscribe to this quarterly magazine or read excerpts from past issues

The Way and the Goal - download issues of this periodical produced by Dr. Harry Kenmore's Baba group

Love Street Breezes - subscribe to the print edition of this magazine or download its digital form for free, with a Facebook page here NEW ISSUE  

Love Street LampPost - read past issues of this quarterly magazine here

Om Point - download issues of this quarterly circular 

Divya Vani - read past issues of this monthly English language magazine from India that was started in the 1960s NEW

Beloved Baba - for information about this English language magazine from India, send an e-mail to editor_beloved (at) rediffmail.com. More info. is here.

Meher Pukar - information about this Hindi magazine can be found here and here and here

Avatar Meher - information about this Telugu magazine can be found here and here

Sri Meher Baba - download issues of this Telugu magazine

Baba's Mandali 

Audio Recordings

Mandali Hall Talks - over 1,800 audio recordings of Baba's mandali and close ones 

Mandali Hall Talks at Archive.org - over 800 recordings of Baba’s mandali and close ones

Mandali Talks - over 40 recordings of Baba's mandali

Meher Media - recordings of four of Baba's mandali

Avatar's Abode - recordings of five of Baba's mandali. Click on “The Sound” under “Australian Group” on the left to access them.


Information

Mehera Irani - videos, photos, audio recordings, and more

Mani Irani - videos, photos, audio recordings, and more

Katie Irani - the website for Baba's late mandali member Katie Irani

Bhau Kalchuri - videos, photos, audio recordings, and more

Eruch Jessawala - videos, photos, audio recordings, and more

Francis Brabazon - biographies of Baba's Australian mandali member are here and here and here and here 

Meher Baba Travels - information about many of Baba's close ones 

Wikipedia - definition of the word "mandali" and partial list of members. Click on select mandali members' names for biographies.

TrustMeher - information about nine of Baba's mandali

Meher Baba Melbourne - information about fifteen of Baba's mandali. Click on a mandali member's name on the right to access it.

AvatarMeherBaba.org - stories told by Baba's mandali

Meher Baba Dnyana - Baba quotations about His mandali

Meher Baba Library - letters, speeches, and audio recordings of nine of Baba's mandali and lovers

Google Search - a search on the topic of Baba's mandali


Photographs

Meher Nazar Publications - 417 photos of Baba's mandali

Sheriar Books - 19 photos of the mandali for sale

Win Coates - nine photos of Baba's mandali, Meherabad, and Meherazad. 

Meher Baba Melbourne - a slideshow of 19 photographs of Baba's mandali

Tony Howell - six photos of Baba's mandali and other close ones

Avatar Meher Baba Israel - photos of Mani and Dr. Goher. Click on the "Photos" link at the top to access them.

Google Images - dozens of photos of Baba's mandali. Right click on a photo to save it to a pc computer.


Videos

Meher Baba Archives - over 25 videos of Baba's mandali

Mandali Moments - over 20 videos of Baba's mandali

Sheriar Books - over ten videos of Babasa's mandali

Vignettes of Katie Irani's Life with Baba - videos of Baba's mandali member Katie Irani are here and here

Meher Baba Library - over 100 DVDs featuring Baba's mandali and lovers for sale

Gateway Mediaworks - 24 DVDs featuring Baba's mandali and lovers for sale

YouTube - some videos related to Baba's mandali 

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Baba Commemorations 

Amartithi   Google Search   Images   Videos   Avatar Meher Baba Trust

Baba's Birthday   Google Search   Images   Videos   Avatar Meher Baba Trust

Silence Day   Google Search   Images   Videos

New Life Day   Google Search   Images   Videos


Sai Baba   Biography   Google Search   Videos   Images   Books

Upasni Maharaj   Biography   Google Search   Videos   Images   Books here and here (Discourses at bottom of page) and here 

Hazrat Babajan   Biography   Google Search   Videos   Images   Books

Narayan Maharaj   Biography   Google Search   Videos   Images   Books

Tajuddin Baba   Biography   Google Search   Videos   Images   Books


Meherabad and Meherazad

Information

Meher Channel - daily live audio webcast of Baba's prayers from His Samadhi NEW and RECOMMENDED

Prayers and Arties from Baba's Samadhi - play and/or download an audio recording made at midnight on 1.1.2017 NEW

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - caretaker of Baba's Samadhi or tomb

Historic Meherabad - a history of Meherabad and downloadable walking tour

A History of Meherabad - a chronological history of Meherabad 

Tavern Talk - subscribe to the Avatar Meher Baba Trust's e-mail newsletter here or read some of its past issues here

In His Service - the Avatar Meher Baba Trust's print newsletter NEW ISSUE

Meher Fund - learn about and help fund Meherazad's Meher Free Dispensary, with a Facebook page here 

Welcome Home - a guide to pilgrimage to Meherabad and Meherazad

Meherabad Diary - a diary of one of Meherabad's residents

Trust Family Bulletin - e-mail notices about events at Meherabad, etc.

Worldwide Baba Family Meeting from Meherabad - text and video chat with people who met Baba, etc.

Avatar Meher Baba's Samadhi - a Facebook page with posts related to Baba's Samadhi 

Meherabad - a Facebook page with posts related to Meherabad

Andhra Rest House - a private hostel near Meherabad open year round

Iris Premiere Hotel - a three star hotel in Ahmednagar 

Hotel Raj Palace - a three star hotel in Ahmednagar

Google Search - a search on the topic of Meherabad

Google Search - a search on the topic of Meherazad

Goolge Search - a search on the topic of Baba's Samadhi


Photographs

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - photos of Amartithi and Baba's birthday celebrations, etc.

Meher Baba Amartithi - photos of Amartithi and Baba's birthday celebrations, etc. are here and here

Meherabad Past and Present - photos of Meherabad from the 1930s onward

Meher Baba Photos - photos of Meherabad and Meherazad

Tony Howell - photos of Meherabad and Meherazad

GigaPan.com - a 360 degree interior image of Baba's Samadhi

Samadhi Superstructure - a proposed superstructure over Baba's Samadhi

Google Images - hundreds of photos of Meherabad. Right click on an image to save it to a pc computer.

Google Images - hundreds of photos of Meherazad. Right click on an image to save it to a pc computer.

Google Images - some photos of Baba's Samadhi. Right click on an image to save it to a pc computer.


Videos

Avatar Meher Baba Trust - videos of Amartithi and Baba's birthday celebrations

Amartithi Webcasts - live webcasts from Meherabad on Amartithi. A link will appear at the top of the page a few days before.

YouTube - hundreds of videos related to Meherabad

YouTube - hundreds of videos related to Meherazad

YouTube - some videos related to Baba's Samadhi

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Baba Music

Recordings 

Meher Baba Music Stream - plays hundreds of songs in praise of our Beloved CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED WITH 175 NEW SONGS

Meherabad Moments - play and download recordings of music and more from Meherabad RENOVATED SITE 

Mandali Hall - play over one hundred songs performed by various musicians 

The Golden Book of Praise - play and download over sixty songs from Francis Brabazon's songbook

SoundCloud Playlist - play over one hundred songs performed by various musicians 

Jamie Newell - 18 songs to play and download

Avatar Meher Baba Hyderabad Centre - songs from the Hyderabad and Mumbai centers and Meherabad

TrustMeher - songs performed by Meera Kale, an Indian classical vocalist

Meher Baba Bhopal Centre - songs performed by Madhusudan Jr. and Meera Kale

broadjam.com - songs performed by Raymond T. Spagnuolo


Compact Discs, etc.


Sheriar Books
- over 90 compact discs for sale. Click on a cd title to listen to sample tracks.

Meher Baba Books - over 70 compact discs for sale

Searchlight - over 45 compact discs for sale

Meher Baba Association - nine compact discs for sale

Amazon - compact discs and records for sale

eBay - compact discs and records for sale


Information


Meher Baba Travels - information about records, songs, and musicians

JaiBaba.com - musicians' webpages

AvatarMeherBaba.org - musicians' websites are listed in the lower right corner in the "Art & Music" section

Mischievous Peeps - translations and recordings of the "Gujarati Arti," "Meher Chalisa," and other songs

The Songs of Francis Brabazon - a description of Francis's creative process and histories of his song collections 

The Ocean of Love - a history of this song and videos of performances of it

Minstrels of Love - a history of Baba music in the West


Videos 

YouTube Playlist - over one hundred videos with songs performed by various musicians

YouTube - a partial list of music videos

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Baba Arts

Information

AvatarMeherBaba.org - artists' websites are listed in the bottom right corner in the "Art & Music" section

JaiBaba.com - a list of artists' websites

Meher Baba Travels - writers' websites and artists' websites and images

Meher Baba Association - artists' websites with descriptions of them

TrustMeher.com - artists' websites with descriptions of them

Meher Baba Art Connection - website showing and selling artists' work, with a Facebook page here 

Meher Baba Bhakti - writers' and artists' websites

Meher Baba Posters - vintage posters from the 1960s

Google Images - click here or here or here for images of Baba artwork. Right click on an image to save it to a pc computer.


Poetry - Digital Texts

Avatar Meher Baba Trust's Online Library - includes three of Francis Brabazon's books of poetry

Meher Sarod - a book of 170 poems written by Bhau Kalchuri 

Meher Roshani - a book of 117 poems written by Bhau Kalchuri 

HeartMind - poems by Meher Baba, Bhau Kalchuri, Francis Brabazon and others

JaiBaba.com - poems by Meher Baba, Rumi, and others

Poetry Chaikhana - poems by Meher Baba

Poetry Chaikhana - poems by Francis Brabazon

Ghamela Yoga - poems by Brian Darnell

Sweet Adoration - a collection of four poems


Poetry - Audio Recordings

Avatar's Abode - Click on "The Sound" under "Australian Group" on left to listen to Francis Brabazon read his poetry or 
go here 

Poetry - Books

Sheriar Books - click here and here for over 25 books of poetry for sale

Meher Baba Books Los Angeles - over 20 books of poetry for sale

Searchlight - six books of poetry for sale

New Humanity Books - over a hundred books of Sufi poetry, poetry in praise of Baba, and Baba's ghazals 

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Baba Newsletters and Blogs 

Newsletters 

Meherabode Gazette and Meherabode Newsletter - media from the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California 

Weekly Reflections from Meher Baba Books - media from the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California's bookstore 

Meherana Messenger - media from Meherana, the spiritual retreat in California NEW ISSUE

Meher News - the Avatar Meher Baba Group of Oregon's newsletter

Insight - for the Meher Baba Center of Northern California's newsletter, click on "Newsletter" under "Community" on the left

Sheriar Foundation - the foundation's biannual newsletter, with a wonderful article on its books-to-prisoners program in the Winter 2013 edition


Blogs

On Sacred Ground - stories about Baba and His mandali 

Meher Mount's Story Blog - stories about Baba and His lovers 

Kendra's Notebook - summaries of talks given by Baba lovers are in the lower right corner

Divine Beloved - a blog about experiences at Meherabad and Meherazad, etc.

Embedded with the Kali Yuga - meditations on Baba's teachings and those of other Masters 

All (Baba) Things Considered - columns by six Baba lovers 

Baba News 

Baba and Baba-talk Listservs - daily e-mail notices of news, quotations, and talk

Google Alerts - e-mail notices about things related to Meher Baba and Meherabad, etc., published on the Internet 

Meher Baba Travels - news stories from the 1930s onward that mention Baba's name 

Elephind.com - free-to-view news stories from the 1930s onward that mention Baba's name 

British Newspaper Archive - pay-per-view news stories from the 1930s onward that mention Baba's name

GeneologyBank.com - paid subscription based search of news stories that mention Baba's name

Time Magazine - pay-per-view articles from the 1930s onward that mention Baba's name

Meher Baba Notes - Twitter feed that includes notices about things of interest

Meher Baba is the Avatar of the Age - a Facebook page with updates related to Baba 

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Miscellaneous 

Social Media

Pinterest
 - some posts related to Baba

Facebook - some pages related to Baba

Twitter - some short text messages related to Baba

Instagram - some pictures related Baba

Tumblr - some posts related to Baba 


Apps 

Android - eight applications with Baba's prayers and songs, etc. 

Apple - one application with Baba's prayers and songs, etc.  


Study

Meher Spiritual University - online courses about Baba's life, work, and messages


Recordings, etc.

Archive.org - audio recordings of meetings, talks, and music, etc.

Meher Baba Library - audio recordings of Don Stevens talking about God Speaks and Ward Parks talking about Infinite Intelligence


Myrtle Beach

Meher Spiritual Center Newsletter - download the center's newsletters

Meher Spiritual Center Updates - e-mail notices about things related to the center

Avatar Meher Baba Circle of Friends - a community-based organization in Myrtle Beach

Behind the Gates of the Meher Spiritual Center - local tv news story about the center Baba founded in America

Meher Spiritual Center - blog post with nice description and pictures of the center Baba founded in America

Youth Sahavas - a Facebook page with pictures of the Meher Spiritual Center's Youth Sahavas, etc. 

YouTube - videos related to the Meher Spiritual Center 


Remembrances

Love Remembrances - a website to remember Baba lovers who have passed on, with a Facebook page here 

Goods

Zazzle.com
- create and buy Baba items or click here to see items already created

Cafepress.com - create and buy Baba items or click here to see items already created

Etsy - various Baba items for sale 


Baba Groups, Organizations, and Retreats

Argentina   Friends of the Friend Avatar Meher Baba     

Australia   Melbourne   Sydney here and here 

India   Amravati   Bangalore   Bhopal   Bombay here and here    Byramangala, Bengaluru    Delhi here and here   Dehra Dhun here and here   Eluru   Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas    Meherstana, Hamirpur    Mehersthan, Kovvur   Hyderabad here and here   Jabalpur   Pavagada    Pune   Ramaraopet,Tadepalligudem   Vatlur    Vijayawada   Vrindavan   Wardha here and here

Israel   Avatar Meher Baba Israel

New Zealand   Meher Baba New Zealand

United Kingdom   Meher Baba Association

United States   Asheville, North Carolina   Atlanta and Athens   Chicago here and here   Dallas   Denver   Hawaii   House of the Beloved   Mariposa, California  Meherana here and here    Michigan   New Orleans   New York City here and here    Northeast Gathering here and here   Northern California here and here    Oregon   Southeast Gathering here and here    Southern California here and here   Sufism Reoriented   Twin Cities, Minnesota   Upstate New York NEW

More groups are listed here and on the last page of Love Street BreezesMore groups in India are listed here and here and here.

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Material in Languages Other than English 

Bengali   Wikipedia

Bulgarian   Wikipedia 

Catalan   Wikipedia

Chinese   Universal Message   Avatar Meher Baba Chinese Website   Videos here and here   Discourses  One Two Three Four Five 

Croatian   Wikipedia   Videos  here 

Dutch   Meher Baba Holland    Wikipedia 

Czeck   Universal Message   Wikipedia   

Esperanto   Wikipedia

Farsi   Wikipedia   Videos here and here   Discourses  One Two Three Four Five   Instagram NEW

Finnish   Wikipedia

German    Universal Message   Wikipedia   Meher Baba Europa   Videos  here and here   Books  Aussprüche   Das Buch des Herzens    Fragen und Antworten   Liebe und Weisheit  Discourses  One Two Three Four Five 

Georgian   Wikipedia 

Gujarati   Universal Message 

Hebrew   Universal Message   Avatar Meher Baba Israel    Meher Baba Europa    Videos   Discourses  One Two Three Four Five 

Hindi   Universal Message   Discourses   Hindi Books    Wikipedia   Videos  here and here 

Hungarian   Wikipedia

Italian   Universal Message   Amici Dell'Amico Avatar Meher Baba    Wikipedia   Meher Baba Europa     Videos  here and here    Books  Il Tutto e il Nulla  

Japanese   Wikipedia 

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The Power of Baba’s Samadhi

“It [Baba's tomb] is a place of immense spiritual importance….” Baba in Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. III, Bal Natu, p. 192.

"The discourse reading was stopped, and Baba granted permission to all to visit the Dome on Meherabad Hill. Baba stated that he had confined himself in it for a period of five months or so, during which time he was on tea and water only. He added, 'The place is of great spiritual importance, and I have ordered my mandali that when I drop my body, it should be buried there.'" Bhau Kalchuri in Lord Meher, Vol. 11, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 3964. 

“After his [a Perfect Master’s] death, he enjoys eternal bliss, and the power is there with him, but not the authority to use it. So wherever there is a tomb of a Master, there the power is; but it is the faith which becomes the medium and utilizes that power….” Baba in Ramjoo’s Diaries, Ramjoo Abdulla, pp. 147-148.

“Baba said it was important for anyone aspiring to have spiritual benefit to visit the Tomb time and time again to imbibe the impressions of the Impressionless One.” Eruch Jessawala in The Ancient One, ed. Naosherwan Anzar, p. 12.

"Those who are determined to bow down and worship here [at Baba's tomb] will do so, will grow more and more in Baba's Love, will try their utmost to love Baba with all their hearts and will please all others in their own joy." Baba in Let’s Go to Meherabad!, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 3.

"This place (Meherabad) is the most important. It is the best for those on the spiritual path. Despite visiting other places for work, it is best to return here." Baba in Let's Go to Meherabad!, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 145.

"Baba later remarked about Meherabad, 'This place is the most important one. It is the best place to be for those on the spiritual path. Despite visiting places for my work, it is always best to return here.'" Bhau Kalchuri in Lord Meher, Vol. 3, 1988, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 854. 

"Up until the 8th of March [1927], Baba stayed in the Jhopdi, and then He moved His living quarters back to the wooden Table. It was there at that time that He said of Meherabad, 'I will occupy this Seat for twelve hundred years!'" Bhau Kalchuri in Let's Go to Meherabad!, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 81.

"You don't realize how fortunate you are…To sit near God's feet for just one second requires great luck, but you are sitting near my feet for so many hours. Fifty years from now, lakhs [hundreds of thousands] of pilgrims will visit Meherabad. People will not be allowed to go inside the Samadhi and bow at my feet. They will have to take darshan from the door…Even if people see my Samadhi from afar, they will consider themselves fortunate. Only later will you realize how fortunate you were to be near God's feet. This opportunity of sitting near my feet won't come again in your life...." Baba to Sheela and Mehernath Kalchuri in Growing Up With God, Sheela Fenster with David Fenster, p. 132.

“Meher Baba once conveyed to His close ones, ‘This [body] is only an overcoat that I’m wearing; this is not the real Me.’ That ‘Real Me’ of the Avatar’s presence is now manifesting itself in innumerable ways through the Samadhi. There the atmosphere is permeated with His divine presence, awakening hearts to His glorious love. To enter the Samadhi is to bathe in a clear pool of purity. It not only cleanses the impurities of mind and heart, but perfumes one’s entire being with His illuminating presence. The Samadhi is where Meher Baba responds to His lovers’ longing for the Avatar’s physical company. Whenever one has the rare fortune to visit there, either physically or in one’s thoughts, it performs a wondrous sanctification of one’s mind and heart. That little room holds the key that unlocks the human heart which sincerely calls on Him, the Eternal Beloved.” Bal Natu in The Samadhi * Star of Infinity, Bal Natu, pp. 76-77.

"Special importance is attached to meditating in holy places where the Masters themselves have lived or meditated." Baba in "The Types of Meditation, Part I: The Nature of Meditation and its Conditions," Baba in Discourses, 1987, Meher Baba, p. 116.

“You should remember that Beloved Baba’s form itself is in the Tomb. And whether you feel anything or not, His form enshrined there is like the sun that touches everything. Going to His Tomb-Shrine will help disperse the cloud-cover of your impressions so that one day you can feel the rays of love from His Divine Sun in your heart…going regularly will help you. Do not doubt this.” The Spiritual Training Programme, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 60.

“There is a spiritual intensity at Meherabad. The body of Avatar Meher Baba which is resting in the Tomb at Meherabad, is the body that housed Reality and anything that is in direct contact with Reality is naturally sanctified. So the effect of that body is that everything for miles around is sanctified…What you experience is the reflection of His presence in the atmosphere of this place….” Eruch Jessawala in The Ancient One, ed. Naosherwan Anzar, pp. 234-35.

“[Baba's Samadhi] is surcharged with Baba’s divine presence. Hence this place — the Power House — has become the center through which the Avatar’s ever-living Infinite Consciousness continues to function, radiating His unconditional love and compassion to one and all who visit Him.” Bal Natu in Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. VI, Bal Natu, p. 89.

“His Tomb at Meherabad and His residence at Meherazad…are vast repositories of divine impressions whose effect on those who receive them is to awaken love for God.” Bhau Kalchuri in Glow International, February 2000, ed. Naosherwan Anzar, p. 2.

Baba's sister Mani stated, "Your bowing down at His feet is...an unburdening of your self, your impressions...which get merged into the Ocean that Baba is." Mani S. Irani in the Mandali Moments: Pilgrimage video at YouTube.

“The Tomb is next in importance to the proximity of the physical presence of the Avatar…. I stress one thing — never miss a chance to go to Baba’s Tomb.” Adi K. Irani in Just to Love Him, Adi K. Irani, pp. 88, 91.

“He has said just before He dropped His body, ‘Now the shop will be opened.’ / He has really opened His Wineshop in the Tomb, / and He is inviting humanity to come there to drink. / What a beautiful place His Tomb is — the Tomb is the Divine Treasure.

Oh humanity! / Don’t miss the opportunity to drink when the Wineshop is open. / The Beloved is distributing Wine ceaselessly without a break. / What a gift is given at His Tomb — the Tomb is the Divine Treasure!” Bhau Kalchuri from “The Tomb is the Divine Treasure” in Let’s Go to Meherabad!, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 144.

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The Importance of Remembering Baba

“Once the aspirant has the bliss of the darshan of a Master, that sight gets carved on his mind, and even when he is unable to establish frequent personal contact, his mind turns to the Master again and again in an effort to understand His significance. This process of establishing mental contact with the Master is essentially different from merely imaginative revival of past incidents. In the ordinary play of imagination, the recall of past incidents is not necessarily animated by a definite purpose, whereas in establishing mental contact there is a definite purpose. Owing to the directive power of purpose, imagination ceases to be a mere revolving of ideas and reaches out to the Master through the inner planes and establishes contact with him. Such mental contact with the Master is often as fruitful and effective as his physical darshan. The inward repetition of such mental contacts is like constructing a channel between Master and aspirant, who becomes thereby the recipient of the grace, love and light which are constantly flowing from the Master in spite of the apparent distance between them. Thus, the help of the Master goes out not only to those who happen to be in his physical presence but also to others who establish mental contact with him. Baba in The Place of Occultism in Spiritual Life, Part II, Discourses, 1987, Meher Baba, p.188.

“Love for the Sadguru or Perfect Master is particularly important because it invites contact with the Sadguru. Through such contact the aspirant receives from the Sadguru impressions which have the special potency of undoing other past impressions, thus completely transforming the tenor of his life.” Baba in “The Removal of Sanskaras, Part III: The Wiping Out of Sanskaras,” Discourses, Meher Baba, 1987, p. 57.

“God is absolutely independent. The only way to approach Him is through love, constant repetition of His Name, and invocation of His Mercy.” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 18, 2000, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 5986.

“The company of a real saint, the service of humanity and the repetition of God’s name — these are the highest possible yoga and religious practice.” Baba in The Silent Word, Francis Brabazon, p. 278.

“I am in everybody’s heart, but I am sleeping there. It is my old, old habit. In order to awaken Me, you should always call out to Me and say ‘Baba, Baba, Baba’ continuously. Then I who am sleeping in your heart will not find any pleasure in remaining asleep. Let alone sleep, I shall not find time even to doze. I shall then slowly be awakened in your heart by hearing your constant calls. Once I am awake in your heart, you too will awake and remain awake forever. Therefore, repeat My name constantly and awaken Me in your heart so that you become awake for all time.” Baba in The Ancient One, ed. Naosherwan Anzar, p. 173.

“I want every lover of mine to repeat my name with every breath. The repetition should be continuous and such that even in sound sleep it should continue like your breathing. Then there is some possibility of experiencing a glimpse of me. Never worry about thoughts while repeating my name. Do not check them because when you repeat my name, the thoughts will not create binding for you — good or bad.” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 13, 1998, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 4818.

“God is present right here and now, in you all and in me. So let us take his name sincerely and wholeheartedly so that He Who is within us is touched. Do not speak aloud when the names are repeated. Only repeat silently and think that He is within us and hears us all.” Baba in ibid., Vol. 11, p. 3946.

“If you stop worrying, God has to begin to worry for you! Remember Him wholeheartedly; leave your troubles to Him. Then you will be free to remain cheerful.” Baba in ibid., Vol. 10, p. 3562.

“I am God, 100% so!...[T]hink only of me and constantly repeat my name.” Baba in ibid., Vol. 18, 2000, p. 6097. 


"Beloved Baba has told us that in this Advent, He has given no mantra or practice. He said that there is great power in His Name. He said that His Name has more power than Himself! Even He, Himself, repeats His Name. The power in His Name protects one from all the allurements of the world and at the same time clears all the muck within one of lust, greed and anger which otherwise would be impossible for one to get rid of. So His Name is like a double-edged weapon of protection and defense—defending one from the allurements of Maya and clearing the muck of Maya’s weapons of lust, greed and anger" Meherwan Jessawala in the December 2016 In His Service newsletter. NEW

“Repeat my name every second, every moment! If it becomes so natural in your subconscious, automatically it will come out during moments of difficulty to help and save you.” Baba in ibid., Vol. 18, 2000, pp. 6130-31.

“[W]hen you feel angry or have lustful thoughts, remember Baba at once. Let my name serve as a net around you so that your thoughts, like mosquitoes, may keep buzzing around you and yet not sting you…You can also entrust your mind to me by remembering me or repeating my name in your heart as often as you can. Remember me so often that your mind is at a loss to find other thoughts to feed on.” Baba in Listen Humanity, ed. Don E. Stevens, 1982, pp. 44-45.

“I say with my Divine Authority to each and all that whosoever takes my name at the time of breathing his last comes to me [gains liberation or infinite and eternal bliss]; so do not forget to remember me in your last moments. Unless you start remembering me from now on, it will be difficult to remember me when your end approaches. You should start practising from now on. Even if you take my name only once every day, you will not forget to remember me in your dying moments.” Baba in “My Wish,” Lord Meher, Vol. 15, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 5418. The source for the meaning of the phrase “comes to me” is Baba in ibid., pp. 5444-45.

"Some persons may be so constituted that they can readily take to the second stage of Bhakti Yoga, without having passed through the first stage. But whether the devotee has or has not passed through the first stage, in the beginning of the second stage, he has to make vigorous efforts in thinking about the Almighty as much as possible. The efforts must be continued until he becomes above efforts; and he becomes above efforts only when worship from the heart becomes his second nature. He who can naturally worship from the heart without finding it necessary to make artificial efforts, may justifiably be said to have attained to higher Bhakti.

Let it be noted that it is not necessary for a man to stop carrying out his worldly duties an obligations, to achieve or to practice this higher Bhakti. He may conduct his business or follow his profession, he may lead the family life and look after his necessary external requirements; but amidst all his worldly engagement he should ever be alert on the Lord. The more he can remember the object of the heart-worship, along with the routine work of his everyday life, the better for him. Besides reiterating the name of the Almighty in the ordinary manner, the seeker of the subjective, spiritual sidelight in the second, more advanced stage of Bhakti Yoga should make it a rule to retire into a dark room all alone for about a couple of hours every night. During this period of retirement he must try to avoid all thoughts save that of "I want you, O Lord," and repeat continuously any one of the names of the Almighty which he has adopted for the purpose of Nam-Samaran.

This is the best course open for those who neither feel satisfied with objective worship, nor can afford to renounce all for God. If sincerely followed, this intermediate practice is bound to bear fruit sooner or later and provide the aspirant with the subjective "glimpses" of the great Reality in some way or another. For instance, one may be able to see or hear without using the gross organs of sight and sound; or perhaps even get established on the Path itself." Baba in The Path of Love, 1986, Meher Baba, pp. 62-63.

“[I]t is possible for everyone, belonging to any creed and to any station in life, to practice Bhakti Yoga or the true art of worship in its first stage. The act of worship should spring from the heart. Let it be borne in mind that worship from the heart presupposes great efforts. It cannot be evoked with a mere wish. If one decides upon practicing true Bhakti, one has to make heroic efforts in order to achieve fixity of mind, for contrary thoughts are very likely to disturb one’s mind. It is because the average person’s frame of mind is averse to remaining unchanged for any considerable period of time, that repeated efforts to evoke deep devotion are essential….” Baba in The Path of Love, 1986, Meher Baba, p. 61.

Baba instructed some people to repeat His name in this way: “You must repeat audibly the name of Avatar Meher Baba in the form of “BABA” by uttering “BA” with each breath in and again “BA” with each breath out — without a break throughout the waking state during day and night for the seven days.” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 13, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 4684.

“Here I am reminded of an incident in the late sixties when Meher Baba Himself demonstrated silently to one of His lovers how to repeat ‘BA . . . BA’ as one inhales and exhales. But this has to be done, he especially mentioned, in a very easy and delightful manner. BABA, the unique Divine Name!” Bal Natu in Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. I, Bal Natu, p. 340.

"Day and night you breathe, but do you ever think of it? Even at night when you sleep and when it is not possible to think of it, your breathing goes on for twenty-four hours, continuously and naturally. Do the japa in a similar manner; do it in such a way that it goes on spontaneously all the time – while eating, drinking, sitting, walking, talking – so that in the course of time, it becomes a natural habit.

To form this habit, first you have to repeat the one name of God most dear to you for half an hour daily, increasing the time gradually until the mental repetition becomes a natural habit, and you keep repeating it for twenty-four hours. God has hundreds and thousands of names. Select an easy one and with every inhalation, repeat it. While doing it, no special sitting or standing posture is required.

This habit will make you repeat God's name always – while eating, working, urinating, defecating and so on. If at all you forget to take His name, take it at once as soon as you remember. Do this, thinking that it is a duty given to you. Don't worry if you ever forget to take His name. If your thoughts begin to flow into a different channel, stop them and go on repeating His name. When it becomes a firm habit with you, even while thinking other thoughts, the repetition will be uppermost and you will not even be conscious that you are doing it – exactly in the same way in which you are unconscious of your breathing.

Do not do it like pranayama, by taking one chosen name when you inhale and the same name when you exhale. Not like that, but do the repetition as I have explained in a natural way. Take any name – mine or any one – but have nothing to do with breathing.

Such a repetition will benefit you greatly, and there is not the least harm. If you go on repeating my name with love, you may possibly become God. Again have nothing to do with pranayama; follow the method I have shown you. It would have been different had you decided yourself how to take God's name. But now that I have instructed you, you have to act accordingly." Baba in "My Wish," Lord Meher, Vol. 12, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 4177. 

"To one devotee who regularly worshiped Baba's picture, Baba stated, 'Continue with the puja (worship) of my picture wholeheartedly until you can do it in your own heart. Love Baba more and more until you see me within you.'" Bhau Kalchuri in Lord Meher, Volume 17, Bhau Kalchuri, 1999, p. 5737.

“He [Baba] asked them [the Westerners at the 1954 Meherabad Sahavas] to think exclusively of Him for half an hour every day, for seven days. He added, ‘If you find you cannot do that, then just look at My picture and mentally repeat ‘Ba-ba.’ If your thoughts bother you, don’t be concerned; let them come and go, but try your best to keep Baba’s figure clearly in your mind’s eye.’” Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. VI, Bal Natu, p. 120.

“While we sat side by side, I would look up to catch a glimpse of the tip of his [Sheriar’s, Baba’s father’s] tongue moving up and down as he silently repeated God’s name, ‘Yezdan, Yezdan.’” (Sometimes our mind needs to follow our lips’ silent action of repeating God’s name.) Mani Irani in God Brother, Mani Irani, p. 57.

“Let the name of the Lord alone be on your lips….” Baba in The God-Man, Charles Purdom, p. 50.

“By thinking continually, you become what you think of deeply. The mind makes one become what one thinks of deeply. When you meditate, you try to forget everything, even yourself. In loving, you forget everything and self, but you remember the Beloved!” Baba in Mehera-Meher, Vol. II, David Fenster, p. 98.

"You don't realize that I am taking half of your current suffering. Just think if you had to suffer it all. You have to suffer, but God is helping you in this way. Half of it comes to me because you take my name, you believe in me, you love me…." Baba to Sheela Kalchuri in Growing Up With God, p. 388.

“Think always of Me, whatever you may be doing, then gradually you will realize that it is I doing everything through you.” Baba in The Samadhi * Star of Infinity, Bal Natu, p. 96.

“The best course for My lover is to remember Me wholeheartedly as much as one can…and leave the rest to Me.” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 16, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 5703.

“The remedy for all ills is to remember Me constantly and wholeheartedly.” Baba in ibid., Vol. 20, 2001, p. 6488.

“I want you to make Me your constant Companion.” “Think of Me more than you think of your own self.” “The more you think of Me, the more you will realize My Love for you.” “Your duty is to keep Me constantly with you throughout your thoughts, speech, and actions.” Baba in Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. IV, Bal Natu, p. 181.

On remembering Baba through repeating His prayers: "Soon after finishing this work, Baba would come to the main hall, where Eruch would recite the Parvardigar and Repentance prayers...Baba remarked, 'My participation in these prayers has great significance and by it the prayers are being invested with added power, which people will feel when reciting them and be benefited.'" The same perhaps holds true for Baba's "Beloved God Prayer." ("Beloved God, help us all to love you more and more, and more and more, and still yet more, until we become worthy of union with you; and help us all to hold fast to Baba's daaman until the very end.") Bhau Kalchuri in Lord Meher, Vol. 20, 2001, p. 6588.

On remembering Baba through reading His words: "He [Baba] said, 'As Baba works on these words that He gives out, He attaches to each word a spiritual energy of great quantity, great proportion -- and the individual who takes the trouble, even without understanding, to read Baba's words, taps into this gift of spiritual energy which the Avatar has attached to His own words.'

"One night he [Baba] spoke of the great efficacy of mentally repeating the Name of God. 'Concentrate the mind on the repetition alone to the exclusion of everything else, breathing regularly while doing so. Inhale and exhale slowly and repeat the Name of the Almighty as given you individually. Let other thoughts come — they will come — but try to drive them away and keep the mind cool and steady during the repetitions. Once you begin to develop a liking or taste for it you will never leave this practice, on the contrary you will find a secret pleasure in this duty.'" Baba in The Silent Word, Francis Brabazon, p. 350.

"Then he looked at me [Don Stevens] and said, 'It is your responsibility, Don, to impress upon the people that you are around that Baba has done this, and this spiritual gift that Baba has attached to His words will help them enormously in their own spiritual ongoing.'" Don Stevens in Meher Baba Association Newsletter, November 1997, p. 6, as found at http://www.meherbabadnyana.net/life_eternal/Life_Eternal.html

On remembering Baba through reading His words: “You must understand that whenever Baba gives out words for his lovers to use and read, he attaches a spiritual energy to them — something like an atomic spiritual bomb! This is especially true in God Speaks. Then, when one reads those words, even if he does not understand even one word of what he reads, a part of the spiritual energy will be absorbed by that person. And this energy will be very important for that person in his spiritual progress.” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 19, 2001, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 6289.

"One day during a darshan programme in North India, Meher Baba said, 'I have come once again in your midst as the same Ancient One. Time and again, I come in your midst with the same message, 'Love Me, love God.'"

Then someone from the crowd called out, 'Baba, how shall we love you?'

Baba replied, 'When you got married, did you ask Me how you should love your wife? You saw her and you fell in love with her, but when you see Me you really do not see Me as I truly am for this body is only a coat that I put on. When you see Me as I really am, then you will fall in love with Me.'

Baba continued, 'The question then is: 'How will you be able to see Me as I really am?' In the world, men and women fall in love with one another but in order for this experience to happen, the man or woman must first see the other. Don't you believe that?'

'Yes!' the man answered.

'What happens after that,' explained Baba, 'is that the mind goes crazy with the desire to please each other. Each one wants to put the best front forward in order to please the other for the entire world now revolves around the person you love. This in turn means that you remember your beloved all the time, you think only of possessing the one you love and you think of ways and means of being with that person all the time.

'But in loving Me, it is just the opposite. Whereas in your world you can see and fall in love, you cannot see Me as I really am. So in order to love Me, you must start with remembering Me all the time, then you will see Me as I really am and only then will you truly fall in love with Me.'

'Then how can we remember You, Baba' asked the man.

'Now that you have seen Me in this coat, this form, keep My photographs or whatever will remind you of Me and help you to continue remembering Me. Keep My picture in your house and in your toilet also, so that even there you can remember Me all the time. Before you start your day, remember Me.

'Remembering Me now becomes a mechanical process but mind wants variety. So you can then read all the books that have been published and read the magazines too which narrate My life and My work. This is another way of remembering Me.

'But still the mind craves for something different and prompts the seeker to go on a pilgrimage to all the places where the Master has visited and spent time. The pilgrim is happy in the thought that he is able to spend time at all those places which have been blessed by the Master's presence, and thus he remembers the Master more and more as he goes from place to place.

'Next, the seeker meets people who lived with the Master or spent time with Him and he craves to know all about the Master. Soon the mind gives place to the heart and as the heart begins to yearn for the Master a faint trace of love for Him is born.

'This is a message to the seeker to love Me and the creation serves as that constant reminder to remember Me. Then his mind satiated with all the memories of the Master, the seeker goes back to the routine of his daily life with a heart awakened to love for the Master and each day and in every act the seeker finds some trace of the Master and thoughts of Him fill his waking hours.

'Just as you see this creation around you to help you to think of God, similarly every act of yours will help you to think of Me. Likewise, when the heart opens more and more by remembering Me, eventually the heart will glorify the Master in anything and in everything. Finally a stage will come when you will be overwhelmed by the glory of the Master that is the time when I will give you the gift of Love.

'And what is that gift? That gift is the moment when you see Me as I really am. You see My effulgence, you see Me and you stop seeing anything else. That is the experience of the sixth plane of consciousness and when you see Me as I really am, then for the first time you fall in love with Me. At last you begin your life of love for which you were created, and the more you love the more you will want to please Me, just as when a man falls in love with a woman he makes every effort to please her in more intensive ways.

'Eventually a momentous event takes place. Seeing the lover love the Beloved to such a degree, the Beloved falls in love with the lover and the lover is raised to the pedestal of the Beloved while the Beloved comes down to the level of the lover. The mind is annihilated, the lover and Beloved are merged in each other and that union is God-Realization." Eruch Jessawala in The Ancient One, ed. Naosherwan Anzar, pp. 97-99.

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The Opportunity to Serve Baba

To serve the Master is to serve your own self in every other self. The Master dwells in universal consciousness and wills universal spiritual well-being. To serve the Master is therefore to participate in his cause, which is to serve all life. While sharing in the work of the Master, the disciple may be required to be in touch with the world; but, though moving in the world in accordance with the work which is in store for him, he is in inward contact with the Master as Infinite Being. Therefore, by sharing in the work of the Master the disciple comes closer to him and becomes an integral part of his consciousness. Serving the Master is the quickest means of realising him.

The service which the disciple can offer the Master is not only linked with the universal cause of humanity but is one of the most potent means of bringing the disciple nearer his spiritual goal.

When the disciple’s service is spontaneous, whole-hearted, selfless and unconditional it brings him more spiritual benefit than can ever come by any other means. Baba in “True Discipleship,” Discourses, 1987, Meher Baba, p. 150. 

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 servant of the universe. Lord, in the state of helping all souls progress toward Reality. Servant, as consciously bearing the burden of all. To serve him who serves all is serving the universe.

Selfless service and love are twin divine qualities. Only the one who loves can serve. Serve your beloved God-Man and you are serving your own Self in every other self. This service which the Master exacts is for your own spiritual benefit. However, your service must be spontaneous, willing, wholehearted, unconditional and not expecting any reward.

Service to the Master is an ordeal which tries the body, mind and spirit. The body suffers, the mind is tormented, but the spirit of the selfless servant of the Master experiences the bliss of true satisfaction.  Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 14, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 4990.

“When you help others, God knows instantly and is pleased. No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do.” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 14, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 4990.

“With the understanding that Baba is in everyone, try to help and serve others.” Baba in “My Wish,” Lord Meher, Vol. 15, 1999, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 5342.

In those who contact him he awakens a love that consumes all selfish desires in the flame of the one desire to serve him. Those who consecrate their lives to him gradually become identified with him in consciousness. Little by little, their humanity is absorbed into his divinity and they become free.” Baba in “The Avatar,” Discourses, 1987, Meher Baba, p. 269.

“[T]here is no gift greater than the gift of spiritual freedom, and there is no task more important than the task of helping others to achieve spiritual freedom. Those who have understood the supreme importance of spiritual freedom have not only to strive for it for themselves, but also to share the God-given duty of helping others to win it.” Baba in “Work for the Spiritual Freedom of Humanity,” ibid., p. 342.

“On the path, the most important condition of discipleship is readiness to work for the spiritual cause of bringing humanity closer and closer to the realization of God.” Baba in “The Task for Spiritual Workers,” ibid., p. 344.


"To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance, and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing in the world of forms truth, love, purity and beauty — this is the sole game which has any intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents and attainments in themselves can have no lasting importance" Baba in Is That So?, ed. by Bill LePage, p. 113. NEW

"Selfishness in thought, emotion and action must be completely driven out so that there may be an unretarded release of unimpeachable Divine Love. Not by seeking individual happiness or safety, but by again and again offering one's life in the service of others is it possible to rise to the unsurpassed completeness of realized Truth. God is not to be sought by running away from life but by establishing unity with the One in the many. Purity, Love and Service are the watch-words of spiritual life." Baba in "The Religion of Life" in The Awakener, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 37. 

"The gulf between the clouded consciousness of average humanity and the fully illumined consciousness of a Perfect Master is created by sanskaras which give rise to egoism. These can be removed through perfect character, devotion and selfless service, but the best results in this direction are attained through the help of a Perfect Master." Baba in "God and the Individual," Discourses, 1987, p. 39. 

"Those who do my work are my mandali." Baba in Sahavas in the Company of God, ed. Subash Pokale, 2001, p. 106. 

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore (unsourced) 

“He who sees God in the poor, in the weak, and the diseased really worships God. He who has served and helped one poor man, seeing God in him, with him God is more pleased than with him who sees God only in temples…” Swami Vivekananda (unsourced) 

"What is but the greatest miracle of Love that you have dedicated your very life and existence in the sacred Cause of the Beloved Lord, devoting every moment in His service for the spiritual regeneration of mankind, now in the throes of distress and destruction! No life could be better lived, no existence better spared, no Love better expressed, no service better rendered!" Chanji Dadachanji to Norina Matchabelli in Norina’s Gift, ed. Christopher Wilson and Charles Haynes, 1997, p. 28. 

“[I] allow you to work for Me so that you have the opportunity to use your talents and capacities selflessly and to draw closer to Me. You should never think that in your work for Me you are benefiting others, for by being instrumental in bringing others to Me you are benefiting yourself….The way of My Work is the way of effacement, which is the way of strength, not of weakness and through it you become mature in My love. At this stage you cannot know what real love is, but through working for Me as you should work for Me, you will arrive at that ripeness where, in a moment, I can give you That for which you have been millions of years seeking.” Baba in “My Dear Workers,” Lord Meher, Vol. 18, 2000, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 6019.

"[I]f you are prepared to share my Universal Work, the work which falls as your share must be done whole-heartedly and honestly. That work is to spread my Message of Love in every corner of the world…without any distinction as to religion, caste, creed, sect or sex. My Message always has been and always will be of Love Divine — let the world know it. I entrust this share of the Universal work to my real workers who genuinely desire to serve in the Divine Cause." Baba in “What Baba Means By Real Work,” The Beloved, Naosherwan Anzar, pp. 116-17.

“[W]ork for Me in such a way that you feel hungry for Me.” Baba in Sweet Reminiscences, Balagopala Raju, p. 37.

Usually, rivers flow into the ocean. But the rivers are now drying up. It is time for the Ocean to flood the rivers!

I may be anything, but when you work wholeheartedly, God, Who is everywhere and knows everything, gives you rewards from Him without your asking. Even if I am the Devil, God will reward you according to your work!

God is free, independent; and to know Him, we must work wholeheartedly and with no reservations. One who is free does not like any reservations. If you work for Him honestly, with an open heart, God helps.... ” Baba in Lord Meher, Vol. 11, Bhau Kalchuri, p. 4199. 

“Spare no pains to help others. Seek no other reward than the gift of Divine Love. Yearn for this gift sincerely and intensely, and I promise in the name of My Divine Honesty, that I will give you much more than you yearn for.” Baba in “Meher Baba’s Call,” Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. VI, Bal Natu, p. 102.

“Through the untiring activities of spiritual workers humanity shall be initiated into a new life of abiding peace and dynamic harmony, unconquerable faith and unfading bliss, immortal sweetness and incorruptible purity.” Baba in “The Task for Spiritual Workers,” Discourses, 1987, Meher Baba, p. 349.

Copyright information: the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust holds the copyright to all of the quotations above, except for the quotation from Glimpses of the God-Man, Vol. I, whose copyright is held by Sufism Reoriented, the quotation from The Samadhi * Star of Infinity, whose copyright is held by The Sheriar Foundation, the quotation from The Awakener, whose copyright is held by The Universal Spiritual League in America, the quotations from Mehera-Meher and Growing up With God, whose copyright is held by David Fenster (the latter also by Sheela Kalchuri Fenster), the quotation from Sweet Reminiscences, whose copyright is held by Balagopala Raju, the excerpt from "The Tomb is the Divine Treasure" in Let's Go to Meherabad!, whose copyright is held by Bhau Kalchuri, and the quotations from The Ancient One and Glow International, whose copyright is held by Naosherwan Anzar.

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