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Spend sanskaras through thoughts but not through actions

Spend sanskaras through thoughts but not through actions

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center [Speaking to Swami Krishnaji, Baba said: ] …but you should not succumb to temptations. I do not mean you could escape them, but you should avoid them. Not to run away from them means you should not fear them, feel nervous about them, be overcome by them. Again, this means that there is no need to stop thoughts from coming. This is a very important thin... »

“Then you will have a curtain of Baba’s love protecting you”

“Then you will have a curtain of Baba’s love protecting you”

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Baba then dictated this story about three seekers: Years ago in India when I used to give darshan, people would come from the city and neighboring places. I will tell you about three persons who came. The first man approached and said, “I do not want anything, Baba.” I felt very happy. Then he said, “Baba, I am not feeling well. I just want my health. ... »

Transform anger into love to know God

Transform anger into love to know God

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center [The situation was everyone especially Mansari got fed-up with monkey Lucky because of its pranks] Baba said : Someone asked Hafiz what spirituality meant and he answered in one ode: “Unless you go against your lower self, you cannot unite with your higher Self.” Now what is the lower self? That which makes you think you are small, that which makes you... »

How to experience the pure love

How to experience the pure love

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Baba proceeded to describe how this pure or divine love can be experienced: Pure love is not something which can be forced upon somebody, nor is it something which can be snatched away from another. It is attained after the aspirant has succeeded in overcoming selfishness, when the false I in him does not exist. It might be said that [this selfless sta... »

What is pure love

What is pure love

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center On Sunday evening, 24 December 1939, a lawyer from a rural area, a simple and plain-spoken man, met Baba and quite frankly told Baba in a quiet voice, “I have heard many people talk about love, but I don’t know what love really is.” Baba asked, “Are you married?” “Yes.” “Do you have any children?” “Yes.” “Do you love them?” “Yes, in the ordinary way. B... »

The spiritual journey

The spiritual journey

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center  The spiritual journey does not consist in gaining what a person does not have, but in the dissipation of ignorance concerning himself and life, and the growth of understanding which begins with spiritual awakening. To find God is to come to one’s own self. – Sparks from Meher Baba, p13 »

God-Realization and human ego

God-Realization and human ego

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center On April 30th, Jamshed Mehta, the mayor of Karachi, came to see Baba. Baba praised his sincere efforts and sympathetic treatment of the poor and needy, and admired his selfless service in other areas as well. Baba explained to him: I am very pleased with your sincere work and selfless service, particularly in the cause of the really poor and needy. You... »

Assertions and conditions in surrender indicate lack of faith

Assertions and conditions in surrender indicate lack of faith

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center In July of 1936 Baba wrote [as part of His letter to His close Western lovers about their stay at Nasik]: … Whatever happens, you should be firm in your faith and not let the criticism of those who are against you upset you. If you surrender, do not then assert, “Baba must take care of my health … Baba must look after my family … I must not fall ill … ... »

“Intuition comes from the heart”

“Intuition comes from the heart”

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center The couple [Michael and Ann Kohanow] agreed, and Baba continued, explaining to them about intuition: “When you feel something as intuition and have no doubt about it, then know it is real. Passing doubtful thoughts and temporary emotional feelings should not be given importance. But when you feel it touches your heart, follow it. When it is from the mi... »

“Where there are five collected together, I am there”

“Where there are five collected together, I am there”

Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center Sam Cohen asked, “Suppose one feels that meditating by oneself is service? I like to visit the Monday group, but not all the time.” Baba responded, “I would like you all to belong to certain groups. Why? Because you can cooperate and tell others about me and share your thoughts. You learn much more than when you remain by yourself. When you listen, exc... »

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